CAPS LOCK: HOW CAPITALISM TOOK HOLD OF GRAPHIC DESIGN, AND HOW TO ESCAPE FROM IT

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Capitalism could not exist without artifacts that have been (partly) created by graphic designers.  It seems that design is locked in a system of exploitation and profit, a cycle that fosters inequality and the depletion of natural resources.  CAPS LOCK uses clear language and striking visual examples to show how graphic design and capitalism are inextricably linked.  The book contains many case studies of designed objects related to capitalist societies and cultures, and also examines how the education and graphic designers supports the market economy and how design practice is caught within that very system.  

  • Softcover
  • Publisher: Valiz, 2021
  • Book Size: 184 x 117 mm
  • Language: English