The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics

Glaser, Milton; Ilic, Mirko; Kushner, Tony (foreword)

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Sound binding and hinges. Clean, bright illustration pages. Concluding text, "Dissenting Conditions," (Milton Glaser interviewed by Steven Heller) has highlighted passages. Paper over boards is edge rubbed with heaviest wear at corner tips and top/bottom of spine. Wrappers have edge wear, creasing, shelf wear, small areas where laminate is starting to separate. ; Many color, black and white illustrations of artists' depictions of dissent as well as depictions of dissent in popular culture. ; 11.25" tall; 240 pages. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Dissent is an essential part of keeping democratic societies healthy, and our ability as citizens to voice our opinion is not only our privilege but our responsibility. Without this dialogue, the backbone of what we have fought so desperately for could easily crumble.

Over the past several decades, we have seen the number of democratic societies around the globe increase, and during the past ten years, there has been a heightened awareness of the increasing conflicts and problems that both directly and indirectly affect our everyday lives. With the Middle EastÆs never ending conflict, the war on terrorism, and the numerous financial and environmental crises, peopleÆs sense of safety, power, and representation has diminished in part because they feel they have no voice.

Designers, however, have used their skills to communicate their dissent throughout history and are doing so even more now with the birth of the Web and the increasing ease of distributing posters and other printed materials. A picture is worth a thousand words and designers have used this adage to their advantage by creating simple yet powerful designs that immediately convey poignant messages to their viewers. The Design of Dissent will examine graphic work focusing on social and political concerns from around the globe. The time is certainly ripe as the U.S. -- and world -- flare in opposition on so many important issues.

About the Author: To many, Milton Glaser is the embodiment of American graphic design. He cofounded the revolutionary Pushpin Studios, founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker, established Milton Glaser, Inc., and teamed with Walter Bernard to form the publication design firm WBMG. His artwork has been featured in exhibits worldwide, including one-man shows at both the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He lives in New York City.

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Title: The Design of Dissent: Socially and ...
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publication Date: 2005
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