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Visual Strategies for the Apocalypse!

March 15, 2019

Visual Strategies for the Apocalypse is about overcoming what VCFA’s Ian Lynam terms “Creative Constipation™”. It is a 112-page booklet with contributions from leading designers and design educators like VCFA’s Matthew Scott Barnes, Natalia Ilyin, Nikki Juen, Yoon Soo Lee, Matthew Monk, David Peacock, Michael Scaringe, and Lorena Howard-Sheridan, along with James Hultquist-Todd of JTD Type, James Edmondson of Oh No Type Co, visual artist Griffin McPartland, Adolf Loos and the late Koichi Sato.

Topics within:

– The relationship between Big Tech and child labor
– The even more complicated relationship between Fast Fashion and Thor, God of Thunder
– Space, time and selfishness
– Contrast, cropping and partying
– Chance processes
– Imitation, flattery, history and desktop publishing
– Collage as strategy
– The function of drawing
– Ornament and making shit up

More info is here: http://apocalypse.wordshape.com