Graphic Events , A Realist Account of Graphic Design | Nick Deakin & James Dyer
"The traces a graphic leaves in the everyday, beyond its overly-simplified trajectory from designer to receiver, remain unconsidered in design discourses." So begins the forward to this insightful and fascinating new book by James Dyer and Nick Deakin.
This collection of essays and interviews (featuring contributions from DR.ME, Fraser Muggeridge, Johanna Drucker, Textbook Studio, Patrick Thomas, Teal Triggs, James Williams and Alex Coles), consider the agency of a graphic design object (above and beyond its pure 'design') and include events such as its enduring life, its afterlife and the extended nature of the graphic event.
Graphic Events treads new ground and "charts the life of a graphic design itself, as well as well as the lives of the professionals involved with commissioning, designing, distributing and archiving it."