Author: Mário Moura
Some years ago, I was on a jury in a book design competition. I remember a beautiful photobook full of images, north sea landscapes, interspersed by indoor scenes, documents, crumpled letters, the texture of aerial photos. In the whole book, there were almost no words, no text, no typography. One of my colleagues complained, “Is…
‘Trendy’ – a critical anatomy of the role of trends in graphic design
With some variations, it always goes like this: A designer notices a trend. Many of their colleagues use the same font, or align text a certain way, or employ similar illustrations or images. They get angry. The next step is to declare it a ‘trend’. They complain that nobody thinks about design anymore, “it’s all…
Where can we find the post-human or non-human in graphic design?