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Critique: The War of Design

A new zine about how to approach design critique from cultural and critical perspectives.

Critique: The War of Design is about how to approach design critique from cultural and critical perspectives.

Lovingly offset printed in a mix of three colors, Critique mixes symbolism, memoir, institutional critique, a thorough walloping of some of design’s heroes, very silly illustrations, lovingly-placed clip art, and a pinch of ritual sacrifice applied to some of the silkiest Japanese papers globally.

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Not sold on it yet? Critique is typeset in the Biwa and Biwa Stencil families of digital typefaces from Wordshape.

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Topics within: 
– Defining critique
– Crits in context
– Denotation and connotation
– Some mean-spirited writing about grunge music
– Some more mean-spirited writing about grunge typography
– Giving and receiving critical feedback
– Honing your inner critic
– Honing your inner critic

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You can order Critique: The War of Design via the micro-site here or via Wordshape here!

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