8 pages distributed throughout book, Risograph printed, 115 x 190 mm
Visual statement for Civic City Cahier 3: Distributed Agency, Design's Potentiality by Tom Holert, published by Bedford Press, and edited by Jesko Fezer and Matthias Görlich
“(…) After reading and re-reading the text, we were drawn to one quote by Mr Keedy: ‘… Stop pretending you’re an artist, because you’re not.’ Holert’s text critiques contemporary design that subscribes to an overvalued idea of its own autonomy. While we are proponents of graphic design as an editorial and curatorial practice, we find the 'designer as author' or 'designer as artist' approach quite questionable.
As such, we would like to take advantage of the authorial context of this Civic City Cahiers invitation to propose, paradoxically, a distributed intervention within the book structure itself.”
Email by Project Projects, New York
(7 December 2010)
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