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resources for MSU students [or whoever]

Posted on by tyler galloway

books

designing social change by andrew shea
features two different kcai student projects.

design for the real world: human ecology and social change by victor papanek

citizen designer: perspectives on design responsibility edited by steven heller and veronique vienne

graphic agitation by liz mcquiston

 

blogs / websites

social design notes

change observer

 

studios

another limited rebellion

favianna rodriguez

design action collective

conscious commuter

little things lab

thrive
founded by two former kcai students and employing a recent kcai grad.

project H design

brute labs

free range studios

hyperact

 

tons more stuff can be found in my delicious bookmarks. go crazy! 

new books coming

Posted on by tyler

i’m excited because i just ordered a few new books — finally. i’m a real miser when it comes to forking out money for new books, no matter what the subject matter. but i never fail to get jealous when i see new (or old) books that my colleagues bring in. so, thank you, birthday money from my parents, for allowing me the opportunity to spoil myself a bit on these cool items.

 

signal:01, edited by josh macphee and alec dunn
Signal is an ongoing book series dedicated to documenting and sharing compelling graphics, art projects, and cultural movements of international resistance and liberation struggles.”

i’m excited about this whole thing, but mostly about “designing anarchy: the graphic covers of rufus segar”, because they look really interesting and i’ve never head of the guy. it’s always nice to discover new artists and designers working in a revolutionary context.

 

craphound #4, 5, and 7 (i have #6 already)
i respect Sean Tejaratchi because he has the tenacity to collect line art in a serious way that i could never muster. the themes from each issue are either clever non-seqiturs (death, telephones, and scissors) or useful groupings (church and state). the page layouts are awesome and the found art is great. yay!