Critical Currents in Contemporary Graphic Design
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Art, Media & Technology
Course Number: PSAM 1850
Course Format: Studio
Permission Required: No
This course will conduct a survey and construct a possible genealogy of recent and contemporary graphic design in Europe and the U.S.. We will consider a series of especially symptomatic design practices, from the eighties to the present, through the lens of their overlapping conjunctions with technology, content, the market, and modernism. Additionally the course will cultivate a literacy in techniques of online research and publishing —techniques which are crucial to the character of contemporary design. Students will assemble, typeset and publish their own graphic design reader, with abundant illustrations, in order to construct a critical and visual road map for their own emerging practices.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Open to: School of Art, Media, and Technology associate and undergraduate degree students only.