Design and the Future of Publishing
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Social Research
Department: Liberal Studies
Course Number: GLIB 5403
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Liberal Arts
  • Publishing
  • Publication & Editorial Design
This course is specifically designed for students who have a background in critical reading and writing but no extensive experience in design. We will begin with a critical survey of the transmission of written communication from Gutenberg to the present to get up to speed, and in the second half of the semester we will discuss contemporary issues that cross design and publishing through an analysis of contemporary books, magazines, and periodicals across both printed and digital platforms, with a particular focus on the relationship between form and content. The seminar will be the underpinning of a hands-on studio course, where students will get a working introduction to typography, image, layout, sequence, and order, with the aim to design and publish a small set of essays in both printed and digital form by the end of the semester
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Not open to Undergraduate students.