Caps Lock: How Capitalism Took Hold Of Graphic Design, And How To Escape From It
On design's complicity in systems of oppression: critique and exit strategies from the author of The Politics of Design
Our current economic system could not exist without the number systems, coins, banknotes, documents, advertisements, interfaces, typefaces and information graphics that graphic designers have helped to create. Even speculative design and social design play their part in fueling the economic system. Capitalism has brought tremendous wealth, but it has not done so evenly. Extreme income inequality and environmental destruction is the price future generations have to pay for unbridled economic growth. The question is whether ethical graphic design is even possible under such conditions.
- Paperback | 528 pages
- 117 x 185 x 46mm | 431g
- 02 Nov 2021
- Amsterdam, Netherlands