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Open letter to the Design Community: Stand Up for Democracy

Open Letter to the Design Community:
Stand Up for Democracy

1. There is no need to point out that we are now in difficult and
dangerous times. For many years we were living in a world that, despite its problems, has been nevertheless engaged in a democratization process whereby human rights, fundamental freedoms and opportunities for personal development were increasing. Today, this whole picture has changed. Attacks on democracy are active in several countries, including the ones where
democracy seemed to be unshakable.

2. In these new times, the design community (practitioners, researchers, theorists, students, journalists, publishers and curators who are professionally involved in design- related activities) should stand up, speak out and act. To do that we do not have to share the same idea of what democracy is. It is enough to recognize the strong convergence between democracy and design.

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Submit design work for the book The Design of Dissent

Seeking submissions for an expanded edition of Rockport’s classic title:

THE DESIGN OF DISSENT by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic, first published in 2005.

Graphic design addressing social and political issues.

If you are a graphic designer, send your work until April 10th.

Curated by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic.

More info about the book: http://www.miltonglaser.com/news/993/the-design-of-dissent-socially-and-politically-driven-graphics

More information about submission: http://mirkoilic.com/DesignOfDissent-Forms.pdf