“We who endeavoured to develop media practices and work with an awareness of the social and urban context in which we lived in graphic design we saw a chance to expand our field of action. The poster is something that belongs to the urban space and communicates directly with passers-by, which was certainly interesting for me because in the seventies I developed a very clear critical attitude to artistic institutions, museums, galleries, academies and so on.” – INTERVIEWED BY: MARKO GOLUB
Predavanje “Experiential Learning and Real-World Simulations: The Future of Design Education” na Grafičkom fakultetu
U utorak 4.6.2019. u 11 sati, u A dvorani Grafičkog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu prof. dr. Gjoko Muratovski s University of Cincinnati (SAD) održat će predavanje na temu “Experiential Learning and Real-World Simulations: The Future of Design Education”.
A designer who is usually recognised as good at what he or she does quite often exudes that glamorous aura of an inspired individual. However, good design oftentimes remains hidden behind the anonymous and the collective (in big agencies, for instance) or behind the omnipresent and almost undetectable, behind miniature, yet strategically important modifications and transformations of long-lasting brands, etc. One of the advantages of this sort of exhibition format for presenting design is that it provides a general idea about what is perceived as a good standard, an “example of good practice”, a benchmark of excellence. Since design has never been only “one thing” (and certainly it is not today), but rather many different things, it would be naive to talk about some universal standard. – WRITTEN BY: MARKO GOLUB
Cover photo: Brigitte Lacombe Susan Sellers is a founding partner and creative director of 2×4 and Senior Design Critic at Yale School of Art. At 2×4, she leads a wide range of strategy and design projects in the cultural, commercial and urban sectors, from large-scale brand identity and…
Matko Meštrović is critical of eminent designers of the western world, including Victor Papanek and Buckminster Fuller, resenting them for not being resolute in their questioning of the dominant capitalist system. His eternal curiosity and desire to explore and promote new interpretations of the relations of social domination that are structurally connected to capitalist modes of production is a reflection of his attempt to subvert this domination through the collective self-determination of people and through the system of social production