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We, the undersigned, are graphic designers, art directors,and visual communicators who have been raised in a world in which the techniques and apparatus of advertising have persistently been presented to us as the most lucrative, effective, and desirable use of our talents. Many design teachers and mentors promote this belief; the market rewards it; a tide of books and publications reinforces it. Encouraged in this direction, designers then apply their skill and imagination to sell dog biscuits, designer coffee, diamonds, detergents, hair gel, cigarettes, credit cards, sneakers, butt toners, light beer, and heavy-duty recreational vehicles. Commercial work has always paid the bills, but many graphic designers have now let it become, in large measure, what graphic designers do. This, in turn, is how the world perceives design. The profession’s time and energy is used up manufacturing demand for things that are inessential at best. Many of us have grown increasingly uncomfortable with this view of design. Designers who devote their efforts primarily to advertising, marketing, and brand development are supporting, and implicitly endorsing, a mental environment so saturated with commercial messages that it is changing the very way citizen consumers speak, think, feel, respond, and interact. To some extent we are all helping draft a reductive and immeasurably harmful code of public discourse. There are pursuits more worthy of our problem-solving skills. Unprecedented environmental, social, and cultural crises demand our attention. Many cultural interventions, social marketing campaigns, books, magazines, exhibitions, educational tools, television programs, films, charitable causes, and other information design projects urgently require our expertise and help. We propose a reversal of priorities in favor of more useful, lasting, and democratic forms of communication – a mind shift away from product marketing and toward the exploration and production of a new kind of meaning. The scope of debate is shrinking; it must expand. Consumerism is running uncontested; it must be challenged by other perspectives expressed, in part, through the visual languages and resources of design. In 1964, 22 visual communicators signed the original call for our skills to be put to worthwhile

use. With the explosive growth of global commercial culture, their message has only grown more urgent. Today, we renew their manifesto in expectation that no more decades will pass before it is taken to heart. Signed: Jonathan Barnbrook Nick Bell Andrew Blauvelt Hans Bockting Irma Boom Sheila Levrant de Bretteville Max Bruinsma Siân Cook Linda van Deursen Chris Dixon William Drenttel Gert Dumbar Simon Esterson Vince Frost Ken Garland Milton Glaser Jessica Helfand Steven Heller Andrew Howard Tibor Kalman Jeffery Keedy Zuzana Licko Ellen Lupton Katherine McCoy Armand Mevis J. Abbott Miller Rick Poynor Lucienne Roberts Erik Spiekermann Jan van Toorn Teal Triggs Rudy VanderLans Bob Wilkinson


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LISA//ALBERT JIMMY//FINAZZO JONATHAN//HILL KARISSA//JONICK MICHAEL//KRAUSS STEPHANIE//LARSON RYAN//LOCKWOOD BRITTANI//PARMER ANDY//PENINGER KENDRA//RUBECK MARC//SCATTURO ANDREW//SCHMIDT JANESSA//VANOEFFELEN RICKY//WYMA SEAN//PEREZ


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04 Experimentation! Sometimes, I feel like a mad scientist when it comes to Design. Or….that’s just me being dramatic. I am a Graphic Designer, with “big eyes”. I’m always open to new and different styles of design and I like to be well rounded. I’ve yet to have a…consistent style for myself. I guess you could say my style is multiple styles’. I don’t want to always be in my comfort zone, where’s the fun in that? I do work best in controlled chaos, plus it’s frustratingly fun. Enjoying what you’re doing should be a must, otherwise the output can be very lacking…I prefer a fun and ever changing environment. I do enjoy travel…I’m going where the work is to…expand my horizons. Someone once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” I can’t agree more.


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There are pursuits more worthy of our problemsolving skills. Unprecedented environmental, social and cultural crises demand our attention. Many cultural interventions, social marketing campaigns, books, magazines, exhibitions, educational tools, television programs, films, charitable causes and other information design projects urgently require our expertise and help. We propose a reversal of priorities in favor of more useful, lasting and democratic forms of communication—a mindshift away from product marketing and toward the exploration and production of a new kind of meaning. The scope of debate is shrinking; it must expand. Consumerism is running uncontested; it must be challenged by other perspectives expressed, in part, through the visual languages and resources of design. In 1964, 22 visual communicators signed the original call for our skills to be put to worthwhile use. With the explosive growth of global commercial culture, their message has only grown more urgent. Today, we renew their manifesto in expectation that no more decades will pass before it is taken to heart. Jonathan Barnbrook, Nick Bell Andrew Blauvelt, Hans Bockting Irma Boom, Sheila L. de Bretteville Max Bruinsma, Sian Cook Linda van Deursen, Chris Dixon William Drenttel, Gert Dumbar Simon Esterson, Vince Frost, Ken Garland Milton Glaser, Jessica Helfand, Steven Heller Andrew Howard, Tibor Kalman Jeffery Keedy, Zuzana Licko, Ellen Lupton Katherine McCoy, Armand Mevis J. Abbott Miller, Rick Poynor Lucienne Roberts, Erik Spiekermann Jan van Toorn, Teal Triggs Rudy VanderLans, Bob Wilkinson

Jonathan Barnbrook, Nick Bell Andrew Blauvelt, Hans Bockting Irma Boom, Sheila L. de Bretteville Max Bruinsma, Sian Cook Linda van Deursen, Chris Dixon William Drenttel, Gert Dumbar Simon Esterson, Vince Frost, Ken Garland Milton Glaser, Jessica Helfand, Steven Heller Andrew Howard, Tibor Kalman Jeffery Keedy, Zuzana Licko, Ellen Lupton Katherine McCoy, Armand Mevis J. Abbott Miller, Rick Poynor Lucienne Roberts, Erik Spiekermann Jan van Toorn, Teal Triggs Rudy VanderLans, Bob Wilkinson

First Things First A Design Manifesto 2000 We, the undersigned, are graphic designers, art directors and visual communicators who have been raised in a world in which the techniques and apparatus of advertising have persistently been presented to us as the most lucrative, effective and desirable use of our talents. Many design teachers and mentors promote this belief; the market rewards it; a tide of books and publications reinforces it. Encouraged in this direction, designers then apply their skill and imagination to sell dog biscuits, designer coffee, diamonds,

We, the undersigned, are graphic designers, art directors and visual communicators who have been raised in a world in which the

detergents, hair gel, cigarettes, credit cards, sneakers, butt toners, light beer and heavy-duty recreational vehicles. Commercial work has always paid the bills, but many graphic designers have now let it become, in large measure, what graphic designers do. This, in turn, is how the world perceives design. The profession’s time and energy is used up manufacturing demand for things that are inessential at best. Many of us have grown increasingly uncomfortable with this view of design. Designers who devote their efforts primarily to advertising, marketing and brand development are supporting, and implicitly endorsing, a mental environment so saturated with commercial messages that it is changing the very way citizenconsumers speak, think, feel, respond and interact. To some extent we are all helping draft a reductive and immeasurably harmful code of public discourse There are pursuits more worthy of our problem-solving skills. Unprecedented environmental, social and cultural crises demand our attention. Many cultural interventions, social marketing

marketing and brand development are supporting, and implicitly endorsing, a

techniques and apparatus of advertising have persistently been presented to us as the most lucrative, effective and desirable use of our talents.

mental environment so saturated with commercial messages that it is changing

Many design teachers and mentors promote this belief; the market rewards it; a tide of books and publications reinforces it.

the very way citizen-consumers speak, think, feel, respond and interact. To some

Encouraged in this direction, designers then apply their skill and imagination to sell dog biscuits, designer coffee, diamonds, detergents, hair gel, cigarettes, credit cards, sneakers, butt toners, light beer and heavy-duty recreational vehicles. Commercial work has always paid the

extent we are all helping draft a reductive and immeasurably harmful code of public discourse

bills, but many graphic designers have now let it become, in large measure, what graphic designers do. This, in turn, is how the world perceives design. The profession’s time and energy is used up manufacturing demand for things that are inessential at best. Many of us have grown increasingly uncomfortable with this view of design. Designers who devote their efforts primarily to advertising,

There are pursuits more worthy of our problem-solving skills. Unprecedented environmental, social and cultural crises demand our attention. Many cultural interventions, social marketing campaigns, books, magazines, exhibitions,

marketing and brand development are supporting, and implicitly endorsing, a mental environment so saturated with commercial messages that

educational tools, television programs, films, charitable causes and other

it is changing the very way citizen-consumers speak, think, feel, respond and interact. To some extent we are all helping draft a reductive and

information design projects urgently require our expertise and help.

immeasurably harmful code of public discourse There are pursuits more worthy of our problem-solving skills. Unprecedented environmental, social and cultural crises demand our

We propose a reversal of priorities in favor of more useful, lasting and democratic forms of communication—a mindshift away from product marketing

attention. Many cultural interventions, social marketing campaigns, books, magazines, exhibitions, educational tools, television programs, films,

and toward the exploration and production of a new kind of meaning. The scope

charitable causes and other information design projects urgently require our expertise and help.

of debate is shrinking; it must expand. Consumerism is running uncontested; it

We propose a reversal of priorities in favor of more useful, lasting and democratic forms of communication—a mindshift away from

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product marketing and toward the exploration and production of a new kind of meaning. The scope of debate is shrinking; it must expand.

Consumerism is running uncontested; it must be challenged by other perspectives expressed, in part, through the visual languages and resources of design.

must be challenged by other perspectives expressed, in part, through the visual languages and resources of design.

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Many of us have grown increasingly uncomfortable with this view of design. Designers who devote their efforts primarily to advertising,

campaigns, books, magazines, exhibitions, educational tools, television programs, films, charitable causes and other information design projects urgently require our expertise and help. We propose a reversal of priorities in favor of more useful, lasting and democratic forms of communication—a mindshift away from product marketing and toward the exploration and production of a new kind of meaning. The scope of debate is shrinking; it must expand. Consumerism is running uncontested; it must be challenged by other perspectives expressed, in part, through the visual languages and resources of design. In 1964, 22 visual communicators signed the original call for our skills to be put to worthwhile use. With the explosive growth of global commercial culture, their message has only grown more urgent. Today, we renew their manifesto in expectation that no more decades will pass before it is taken to heart.

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07 I design because I’m hard-wired to create things. I think we all are to some degree; it’s just the way we are. As designers, we are problem solvers, idea generators, and adept visual communicators, but in the end, it’s the power to create things that keeps me coming back to proverbial drawing board everyday. Sure, there’s a sense of sa tisfaction from coming up with a killer idea, communica ting tha t idea, and solving a tough design problem in the process, but in the end, you just created a sweet looking design out of an idea pulled from somewhere in the back of your brain. Ho w cool is tha t?


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12 Design is an expression of our everyday life. It is all around us, from food to hair products. We as designers help make culture more relevant, to bring it to the masses and that is my main goal. Designers give information and knowledge in a intelligent and creative way. I am a care-free humorous kind of guy and I see that play into my designs from time to time. Using real life situations and experiences for inspirations is key to making a design that I know I will enjoy, and so will the viewer. I hope to make an impact with my designs leaving my mark on the world forever.


There are pursuits more worthy of our problem-solving skills. Unprecedented environmental, social and cultural crises demand our attention. Many cultural interventions, social marketing campaigns, books, magazines, exhibitions, educational tools, television programs, films, charitable causes and other information design projects urgently require our expertise and help.

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15 Thinking about design makes me think of all the ideas that are drifting around in my head. Ideas of creating pleasing design. I want my work to reflect who I am. I want it to reflect how I view the world, and I want it to show the inspiring details of everyday life.


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Design is everything. It is what we see every single day on just about everything we come across. Without design we would live in a bland world. Design is involved with so many different things that doesn’t even cross our mind that a graphic designer has made it. There are bad designs and good ones. Too many bad that I have seen. Many good ones also though. The good ones do happen to be with the “big” names in the business, like Nike. Hopefully one day I will be one of the people working for one of those “big” names. Or more so, have my own name in this world of graphic design that has made it to the top. I want to be one of the best and I won’t stop designing until I reach that goal.


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It wasn’t until I got into high school that Graphic design became an interest. I took a course at the local Tech Center and was immediately impressed with Photoshop. Once I learned about Illustrator I was even more intrigued by design. Type was my favorite element to work with; I was never very skilled with the pen tool, I lacked all patience for it. So I stuck with words and photographs. To say the least my instructor wasn’t impressed with my progress in my work and I decided to not go back to the Tech Center the following year. When I got to Kendall and discovered the Typography classes, I knew I was meant to be here. It’s a place where I wouldn’t be criticized for implementing text into my images. Now, I’ll be graduating in May of 2011 and my next discovery to make is what I intend to do with my degrees. I figure if I’ve stumbled upon these things throughout my life so far, I’ll eventually figure out a way of using my talents in a way I prefer, hopefully!


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28 I look at every project, however large or small as an opportunity to alter peoples perceptions and most importantly, I live in a place where concepts rule great design.


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31 I first started out designing tattoos at a young age and always had an interest in art. Growing up I knew that I had the talent to draw and pushed myself to become better and learn about different kinds of design. In high school I took graphic design classes and loved it form the beginning. Ever Since then, I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.


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A Design Manifesto 2000

Jessica Helfand Steven Heller Andrew Howard

We, the undersigned, are graphic designers, art directors and visual communicators who have been raised in a world in which the techniques and apparatus of advertising have persistently been presented to us as the most lucrative, effective and desirable use of our talents. Many design teachers and mentors promote this belief; the market rewards it; a tide of books and publications reinforces it. Encouraged in this direction, designers then apply their skill and imagination to sell dog biscuits, designer coffee, diamonds, detergents, hair gel, cigarettes, credit cards, sneakers, butt toners, light beer and heavy-duty recreational vehicles. Commercial work has always paid the bills, but many graphic designers have now let it become, in large measure, what graphic designers do. This, in turn, is how the world perceives design. The profession’s time and energy is used up manufacturing demand for things that are inessential at best. Many of us have grown increasingly uncomfortable with this view of design. De-

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2000 A Design Manifesto

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We, the undersigned, are graphic designers, art directors and visual communicators who have been raised in a world in which the techniques and apparatus of advertising have persistently been presented to us as the most lucrative, effective and desirable use of our talents. Many design teachers and mentors promote this belief; the market rewards it; a tide of books and publications reinforces it. Encouraged in this direction, designers then apply their skill and imagination to sell dog biscuits, designer coffee, diamonds, detergents, hair gel, cigarettes, credit cards, sneakers, butt toners, light beer and heavy-duty recreational vehicles. Commercial work has always paid the bills, but many graphic designers have now let it become, in large measure, what graphic designers do. This, in turn, is how the world perceives design. The profession’s time and energy is used up manufacturing demand for things that are inessential at best. Many of us have grown increasingly uncomfortable with this view of design. De-

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36 Design is whatever you make of it, design has endless possibilities, and this is why design appeals to me.


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39 I have a desire to creating things that are captivating and beautiful. I use color to pull at your heartstrings and well-kerned type to satisfy your need for perfection. I engage the senses and push design into a world that goes further than a flat piece of paper. If you can feel it, see through it, or want to get a closer look, I have done my duty. But my designs are not just for show, they are a piece of my heart created into ink and dripped onto my canvas.


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very way citizen-consumers speak, think, feel, respond and interact. To some extent we are all helping draft a reductive and immeasurably harmful code of public discourse.There are pursuits more worthy of our problem-solving skills. Unprecedented environmental, social and cultural crises demand our attention. Many cultural interventions, social marketing campaigns, books, magazines, exhibitions, educational tools, television programs, films, charitable causes and other information design projects urgently require our expertise and help.We propose a reversal of priorities in favor of more useful, lasting and democratic forms of communication—a mindshift away from product marketing and toward the exploration and production of a new kind of meaning. The scope of debate is shrinking; it must expand. Consumerism is running uncontested; it must be challenged by other perspectives expressed, in part, through the visual languages and resources of design.In 1964, 22 visual communicators signed the original call for our skills to be put to worthwhile use. With the explosive growth of global commercial culture, their message has only grown more urgent. Today, we renew their manifesto in expectation that no more decades will pass before it is taken to heart.

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I should have been born in Switzerland during the 40’s. I like things simple, clean, bold, dynamic, and mostly asymmetrical. I also have a penchant for bold colors. Wim Crouwel is the man! Bayer, Tschichold, Moholy-Nagy, Rothko, Vignelli, Place, and the people at Experimental Jetset aren’t that bad either... When I grow up, I want to design well.


Encouraged in this direction, designers then apply their skill and imagination to sell dog biscuits, designer coffee, diamonds, detergents, hair gel, cigarettes, credit cards, sneakers, butt toners, light beer and heavy-duty recreational vehicles. Commercial work has always paid

the bills, but many graphic designers have now let it become, in large measure, what graphic designers do. This, in turn, is how the world perceives design. The profession’s time and energy is used up manufacturing demand for things that are inessential at best. Many of us have grown increasingly uncomfortable with this view of design. Designers who devote their efforts primarily to advertising, marketing and brand development are supporting, and implicitly endorsing, a mental environment so saturated with commercial messages that it is changing the very way citizenconsumers speak, think, feel, respond and interact. To some extent we are all helping

draft a reductive and immeasurably harmful code of public discourse. There are pursuits more worthy of our problem-solving skills. Unprecedented environmental, social and cultural crises demand our attention. Many cultural interventions, social marketing campaigns, books, magazines, exhibitions, educational tools, television programs, films, charitable causes and other information design projects urgently require our expertise and help. We propose a reversal of priorities in favor of more useful, lasting and democratic forms of communication - a mindshift away from product marketing and toward the exploration and production of a

new kind of meaning. The scope of debate is shrinking; it must expand. Consumerism is running uncontested; it must be challenged by other perspectives expressed, in part, through the visual languages and resources of design. In 1964, 22 visual communicators signed the original call for our skills to be put to worthwhile use. With the explosive growth of global commercial culture, their message has only grown more urgent. Today, we renew their manifesto in expectation that no more decades will pass before it is taken to heart.

Jonathan Barnbrook • Nick Bell • Andrew Blauvelt • Hans Bockting • Irma Boom • Sheila de Bretteville • Max Bruinsma Sian Cook • Linda van Deursen • Chris Dixon • William Drenttel • Ger t Dumbar • Simon Esterson • Vince Frost Ken

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A Design Manifesto 2000

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We, the undersigned, are graphic designers, art directors and visual communicators who have been raised in a world in which the techniques and apparatus of advertising have persistently been presented to us as the most lucrative, effective and desirable use of our talents. Many design teachers and mentors promote this belief; the market rewards it; a tide of books and publications reinforces it.


47 To me, a successful design is one that has the same captivating quality whether it is being viewed for the first or the hundredth time. It should make the viewer ask questions. It is my belief that this can be accomplished through the cleanest simplest layouts of text, or through a completely illegible design focused purely on form. Everything communicates a message. To make people stop, think about this message, and think about what they are looking at, that is my ultimate goal.


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52 Graphic designers shape messages to create powerful and effective communication. I believe in creating designs that are clean, easy to interpret, and are a physical representation of the message that is being communicated. Clean lines, appealing color palettes, typographic elements intertwined with graphic images, and a reference to mid-century modern design can be seen in my work. I enjoy mixing references to retro mid-century modern design with geometric designs. Designs that reference the past: warm, comforting, and persuasive, mixed with designs that reference the modern practicality of geometrics. Think all the classic, comforting shapes of mid-century informed by the same kind of rationalist thinking that inspired the great sans serifs of the Bauhaus. Geometrics abandon traditional forms in favor of mathematical strategies. My design work process demonstrates present day modern design that references mid-century modern design to hit just the right notes of forthrightness, credibility, and (best of all) charm.


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55 The world around us is filled with designs, some good and some bad. I feel that it’s my job to design a better world, to use the tools I have to create amazing things and to forge a new path for the next generation. Using these designs allows me to create an outlet for my thoughts and feelings, letting them take on shapes and forms. I feel in some aspects I can use these skills to help make the world a better (or better looking) place to live in.


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To seek good design is to seek perfection. To seek perfection is a fools ambition. Design is what you make it, simple, clean, complex or dirty. Every school of thought has context in the industry. I design with an eye of awareness towards that context and an ambition to grasp it at any cost. Tenacity and the perpetual need to succeed is what drives me to design. What drives you?


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