Published by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, Graphic Design: Now in Production includes the work of more than 250 graphic designers who have seized the means of production and are rewriting the nature of contemporary design practice.
This ambitious catalogue surveys the vibrant landscape of all-access design tools, self-publishing systems, and the entrepreneurial spirit of today's
Graphic Design: Now in Production considers myriad issues, such as the changing nature of reading and writing, self-publishing and clientless design, the persistence of the poster and the book in a screen-based culture, the designer's voice in the age of crowdsourcing, the visualization of journalism, the ubiquity of branding, and the democratization of design tools and software.
Part operating manual and part academic reader, the book features writing by some of the field's major thinkers including Abake, Ian Albinson, Peter Bil'ak, Andrew Blauvelt, Rob Giampietro, James Goggin, Peter Hall, Steven Heller, Jeremy Leslie, Ellen Lupton, Ben Radatz, Michael Rock, Dmitri Siegel, Daniel van der Velden, Armin Vit and Byrony Gomez-Palacio, and Lorraine Wild. Freely mixing writing styles — from personal rant to the collective speak of Wikipedia — Graphic Design: Now in Production touches upon hundreds of topics.
Editors — Andrew Blauvelt and Ellen Lupton.
Paperback. 224 pages (with 1,400 images). 9" × 12" (23 cm × 31 cm).