Graphic Design: Now in Production


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Author Ian Albinson, Rob Giampietro
Publisher Walker Art Center
Manufacturer Cooper Hewitt
Date 2011
Cover Paperback
Dimensions 12 x 9 x .05 inches, 240 pages
Featuring work produced since 2000, Graphic Design: Now in Production explores the worlds of design-driven magazines, newspapers, books and posters; the entrepreneurial spirit of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of film and television titling sequences; and the transformation of raw data into compelling information narratives.

The catalog, Winner of Core 77's 2012 Visual Communications Award, features important original essays by leading designers that tackle themes such as the changing roles of reading and writing within the context of new technologies and self-publishing; the nature of design labor and production, from blue-collar handcraft and making to white-collar design thinking and strategy; and the impact and influence design programs and schools have had on shaping the direction of contemporary graphic design.

Co-organized by Walker Art Center and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Graphic Design: Now in Production is conceived as a visual compendium in the spirit of the Whole Earth Catalog. It features posters, info graphics, fonts, books, magazines, film titles, logos and more, interspersed with a variety of small texts delving into specific project details, excerpted artists' statements, interviews and published manifestos, technical details, and new and old technologies and tools.



Walker Art Center is the winner of the 2009 National Design Award for Corporate & Institutional Achievement.
Project Projects, who designed the graphic identity, is the winner of the 2015 National Design Award for Communication Design.