St Bride Library, London
Friday 6 May 2011
The history of graphic design, a fairly young discipline, is slowly being written. How do topics emerge, what are the research methods and how do we make sure that knowledge is shared? Can we make design history a more active part of everyday graphic design practice? How can we question the existing biases of available histories? Does the field’s obsession with celebrity designers lead us to over-emphasise biographical narratives, to the detriment of collective or object-based histories? What are new forms of writing design history ?
Speakers include practicing graphic designers as well as design historians, and will review the state of affairs; looking at where we are, and questioning where we could go next.
With Christopher Burke, David Crowley, Rick Poynor, Sonia de Puineuf, Alston W. Purvis, David Reinfurt, Catherine de Smet and Teal Triggs
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