Graphic Design Readings

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That's Entertaining!
Ian Lynam
2016
The Designer's Dilemma: Changing the way we think about design to better tackle the challenges of environmentalism.
Valerie Casey
2007
Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo
Natasha Iskander
2018
The Design of Everyday Things
Don Norman
2013
Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics, and New Practice
Tony Fry
2009
Design Fiction as Pedagogic Practice
Matt Ward
2018
Design as an Attitude
Alice Rawsthorn
2018
All Buildings Are Interesting
Kate Wagner
2018
Recipes for Systematic Change
Bryan Boyer, Justin W. Cook, Marco Steinberg
2011
Dark Matter and Trojan Horses (A Strategic Design Vocabulary)
Dan Hill
2014
Words as Material
Nicole Fenton
2015
Why Write About Graphic Design?
Jessica Helfand
2012
Where Are the Design Intellectuals?
Rick Poynor
2004
Where Are the Design Critics?
Rick Poynor
2005
The Good Room
Frank Chimero
2018
How To Say What You Mean
Rick Poynor
2004
Nicely Said — Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose
Nicole Fenton
2014
Interface Writing
Nicole Fenton
2014
Everything Easy is Hard Again
Frank Chimero
2018
In Defense of Design Thinking, Which is Terrible
Khoi Vinh
2018
Typography is a Grid
Anthony Froshaugh
1967
The Shape of Words
Bruno Munari
1971
Modern Typography
Robin Kinross
1992
Visual Research — An Introduction to Research Methodologies in Graphic Design
Ian Noble, Russell Bestly
2005
Future Practice — Conversations from the edge of Architecture
Rory Hyde
2012
What has writing got to do with design?
Anne Burdick
1993
The Case for the Sublime Uselessness of Graphic Design
David Cabiana
2016
Research Through Design — Twenty-First Century Makers and Materialities
Abigail Durrant, John Vines, Jayne Wallace, Joyce S.R. Yee
2017
Design History in Globalization and the Place of East Asian Design
Wen Heui Chou
2006
About the word 'design'
Vilem Flusser
2009
The Particular Problem of Graphic Design (History)
Andrew Blauvelt
1994
A Poetics of Graphic Design?
Steve Baker
1994
The Death of the Critic
Rick Poynor
2006
Towards Relational Design
Andrew Blauvelt
2008
No More Heroes
Bridget Wilkins
1992
Have you ever really looked at this poster?
Richard Hollis
1994
Messy History vs. Neat History — Toward an Expanded View of Women in Graphic Design
Martha Scotford
1994
Word Worlds
James Goggin
2017
Black Designers — Missing in Action
Cheryl D. Miller
1987
The Paradox on the Graphic Artist
Jean-Francois Lyotard
1997
Can Designers Save the World Without Creating More Stuff?
Chappell Ellison
2011
Searching for a Black Aesthetic in American Graphic Design Education
Sylvia Harris
1998
You’ll Never Guess the Amazing Ways Online Design Writing and Criticism Has Changed
Chappell Ellison
2014
If You Are Writing an Essay or a Thesis
Chappell Ellison
2016
The Tenth Pioneer
Martha Scotford
1993
The Debate — The Legendary Contest of Two Giants of Graphic Design
Jan van Toorn, Wim Crouwel
2015
Amusing Ourselves to Death
Neil Postman
1985
Believing is Seeing — Observations on the Mysteries of Photography
Errol Morris
2014
Thoughts on Design
Paul Rand
1970
On Photography
Susan Sontag
1977
Getting Others Right
Teju Cole
2017
From Lascaux to Brooklyn
Paul Rand
1996
Against Neutrality
Teju Cole
2016
A Too-Perfect Picture
Teju Cole
2016
Tense Relations
Rob Giampietro
2006
Hardy Perennials
Stuart Bailey
2014
G-E-S-T-A-L-T
David Reinfurt
2013
When Form has Become Attitude — And Beyond
Thierry de Duve
1985
c-1962
David Reinfurt
2013
A Note on the Type
Dexter Sinister
2010
White Night
Metahaven
2008
There's No Such Thing as a Free Watch
Jenny Odell
2017
Design Education — Brilliance Without Substance
Don Norman
2011
What is Code?
Paul Ford
2015
Design for the Real World
Victor Papanek
1971
The ABCs of Bauhaus
Ellen Lupton, Abbott Miller
1995
The Early Years of Graphic Design at Yale University
Rob Roy Kelly
1989
WYISIWYG
Michael Rock
2014
Writing About Architecture — Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities
Alexandra Lange
2012
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Walter Benjamin
1969
What Screens Want
Frank Chimero
2013
What is this thing called graphic design criticism?
Michael Rock, Rick Poynor
1995
What is a designer?
Norman Potter
2002
Weddings
Ian Lynam
2015
The Web's Grain
Frank Chimero
2015
The Uselessness of Design Criticism
Randy Nakamura
2010
Typeface as Programme
Jürg Lehni
2009
From The Toolbox of The Serving Library
Stuart Bailey
2011
Thinking With Type
Ellen Lupton
2010
The Interface — IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design
John Harwood
2011
That was then, and this is now but what is next?
Lorraine Wild
1996
Towards a Critical Faculty (Only an Attitude of Orientation) From the Toolbox of The Serving Library
Stuart Bailey
2015
Sifting the Trash — A History of Design Criticism
Alice Twemlow
2017
The Shape of Design
Frank Chimero
2011
Shady Characters — The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks
Keith Houston
2014
School Days
Rob Giampietro
2012
Questions to ask yourself when reading about design
Khoi Vinh
2016
Post Digital Print
Alessandro Ludovico
2012
Post Artifact Books and Publishing
Craig Mod
2011
Platforming Books
Craig Mod
2012
Ornament and Crime
Adolf Loos
1908
Only an Attitude of Orientation
Stuart Bailey
2009
On Style
Susan Sontag
1966
A Note on the Type
Mark Owens
2016
Not Diving but Swimming
Michael Bierut
2016
Never Use Futura
Douglas Thomas
2017
Neomania
Anne Burdick
1992
My Typographies
Paul Elliman
1997
The Museum Interface
Sarah Hromack, Rob Giampietro
2014
Multiple Signatures
Michael Rock
2013
More Light!
Robin Kinross
1993
Method Designing — The Paradox of Modern Design Education
Jessica Helfand
2005
Long Live Modernism!
Massimo Vignelli
1991
The (Layered) Vision Thing
Mike Mills
1993
Design — The Invention of Desire
Jessica Helfand
2016
The Interface Experience
Kimon Keramida
2015
Incubation of a Workshop
Stuart Bailey
1998
I am a handle
Rob Giampietro
2012
Hover States
Rob Giampietro
2013
Honeywell, I'm Home!
Justin McGuirk
2015
Hear, All Ye People; Hearken, O Earth
Errol Morris
2012
Graphic Design in the Postmodern Era
Mr. Keedy
1998
Graphic Design Criticism as a Spectator Sport
Michael Bierut
2013
Graphic Design Education as a Liberal Art
Gunnar Swanson
1994
The Global Style
Mr. Keedy
2013
The Elements of Typographic Style
Robert Bringhurst
1992
Draw it With Your Eyes Closed
Paper Monument
2012
The Digital-Physical
Craig Mod
2012
Detail in Typography
Jost Hochuli
1987
Designing Interactions
Bill Moggridge
2006
Designerly Ways of Knowing
Nigel Cross
1982
Design Interface
Gianni Barbacetto
1988
Design as an Ideological State-Apparatus
Slavoj Zizek
2006
Design Discourse (History, Theory, Criticism)
Victor Margolin
1989
Design — The Blindspot of Theory
Gui Bonseipe
1997
Design and Crime
Hal Foster
2011
Default Systems in Graphic Design
Rob Giampietro, Rudy VanderLans
2003
Deconstruction and Graphic Design
Ellen Luption, Abbott Miller
1994
The Cult of the Ugly
Steven Heller
1993
The Crystal Goblet
Beatrice Ward
1932
Criticism = Love
Alexandra Lange
2014
A Cautious Prometheus? A Few Steps Toward a Philsophy of Design
Bruno Latour
2008
Castles Made of Sand
Lorraine Wild
1994
Call for Criticism
Massimo Vignelli
1983
Blueprint for Counter Education
Maurice Stein, Larry Miller
1970
Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design
Beatriz Columina, Mark Wigley
2017
All That Is Solid...
Michael Rock
2016
A Time for Being Against
Rick Poynor
2004
30 Essential Typefaces for a Lifetime
Joshua Berger
2006
Let's Talk About Women in Architecture
Alexandra Lange
2012
Women Graphic Designers
Ellen Lupton
2000
Whitney Graphic Identity
Experimental Jetset
2013
What Design Can't Do
Silvio Lorusso
2017
Ways of Seeing
John Berger
1972
Understanding Media
Marshall McLuhan
1964
Unbuilding
Rob Giampietro
2012
Towards a Critical Graphic Design Practice
Amanda Thomas
2013
Towards a Critical Faculty
Stuart Bailey
2006
The Image
Daniel Boorstin
1962
Ten Footnotes on a Manifesto
Michael Bierut
2000
Speculative Everything
Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby
2013
The Rise of Research in Graphic Design
Audrey Bennett
2006
Research and Destroy
Daniel Van der Velden
2006
Whatever Happened to Projective Architecture?
Lara Schrijver
2009
Post-Identity Design — Brands, Politics, and Technological Instability
Metahaven
2017
On Speculative Design
Benjamin Bratton
2016
No Logo
Naomi Klein
1999
New Black Face — Neuland and Lithos as Stereotypography
Rob Giampietro
2004
The Modernist Grid
Richard Hollis
2014
Meggs History of Graphic Design
Philip B. Meegs
2016
The Medium is the Massage
Marshall McLuhan
1967
Ronald McDonald Ollie Dos & Don’ts — What Mascots Can Teach Us About Branding
Other Means
2017
The Macrame Of Resistance
Lorraine Wild
1998
Looking Closer 3 — Classic Writings on Graphic Design
Bierut, Helfand, Heller
1999
What's "Crystal Goblet" in Korean?
Jiwon Lee
2011
Just Design
Cameron Tonkinwise
2015
Is Graphic Design Too White?
Jonny Pathan
2006
The Interaction of Color
Josef Albers
1963
Hooked on a Feeling
Michael Rock
2015
Good History/Bad History
Tibor Kalman
1991
The Futurist Manifesto
Filippo Tommaso
1909
How Long Has This Been Going On? "Harpers Bazaar,""Funny Face," and the Construction of the Modernist Woman
Susan Sellers
1995
Fuck Content
Michael Rock
2009
Fuck All
Kenneth FitzGerald
2015
First Things First
Ken Garland
1994
First Things First (2000)
Various
1999
Enclosed by Images — The Eames Multimedia Architecture
Beatriz Columina
2001
The Elements of Color
Johannes Itten
1970
Designing in the Borderlands
Frank Chimero
2014
Designer as Producer
Victor Margolin
2002
Designer as Producer
Ellen Lupton
1998
Designer as Author
Michael Rock
1996
Design Without Designers
Anne Burdick
2009
Design Thinking
Tim Brown
2008
Design as Art
Bruno Munari
1966
The Death of the Author
Roland Barthes
1967
Dada Manifesto
Hugo Ball
1916
Criticality and its Discontents
George Baird
2004
Critical Omissions
Rick Poynor
2008
Critical Graphic Design — Critical of What?
Francisco Laranjo
2014
Critical Everything
Francisco Laranjo
2015
Colour and Culture
Ruben Pater
2016
Clearing the Haze — Prologue to Postmodern Graphic Design Education through Sheila de Bretteville
Izzy Berenson, Sarah Honeth
2016
Can Jokes Bring Down Goverments?
Metahaven
2014
Brand States—Postmodern Power, Democratic Pluralism, and Design
Metahaven
2008
Brand New Worlds
Andrew Blauvelt
2011
The Art of Critical Making
Rosanne Somerson, Mara Hermano
2013
All Possible Futures
Jon Sueda
2014
Style is not a Four Letter Word
Mr. Keedy
2004