The education and training landscape in art and design are highly different. Knowledge transmission, learning, and the shaping of differences are not experienced in the same way everywhere : they range from imposed hierarchical methods to practices of association and more emancipatory forms of involvement.
On what concerns us here, we wish to highlight the existence of cultures of education — schools, structures or projects — that reinvent an autonomous and bright approach to graphic design. One that is open and permeable, based on a fair mix of theory and practice, and in a coherent and innovative way in regards to the contexts in which they operate.
These 31 projects embody this new educational approach, illustrating an attraction toward a dynamic, experimental and erudite discipline.
One year ago, we started this project with the aim of giving some editorial space to students who graduated in 2011. Although we would have liked to have published it earlier, we believe that the interest of the projects that we have assembled is independent from the date of their publication. But there is a lot more that can be criticized or questioned. For example, the limitation to a certain audience of the call to contributions, which probably leaves a lot of good things out. That said, we are very happy with what we have been able to bring together.
The design and the editorial options follow from the desire to focus on the content — showing things that can’t be found on the Web or to emphasize particular aspects of the projects. We hope that this publication can become a humble source of reflexion for graphic designers — our selection has been influenced by the aim to combine, as much as possible, different horizons and ways of thinking about graphic design...
Rafaela Dražić, Benedetta Crippa, Benjamin E. Critton, Anne De Boeck and Laura Bergans, Caterina Giuliani, Filimonas Triantafyllou, Anna Craemer, Caroll Maréchal, Karoline Swiezynski, Laurie Robins, Alban-Paul Valmary, Manon Pavlowsky, Célia Sozet, Anh Truong, Laurens Teerlinck, Loraine Furter, Hester Barnard, RISD Graphic Design MFA Class of 2011, Bastien Bouvier, Agathe Demay, Michèle Champagne, Anja Groten, Simona Kicurovska, Maarten Kanters, Valentin Barry, Erik Hartin, Sophie Demay, Pedro Cid Proença, Afonso Martins, Maël Fournier-Comte, Astrid Seme, Nell May
Marco Balesteros, Annelys de Vet, Thierry Chancogne, Oliver Klimpel, Catherine Guiral, Harmen Liemburg, Uta Eisenreich, Europa (Paul Tisdell, Mia Frostner & Robert Sollis, CA&D alumni 2007), François Rappo
Charlotte Cheetham & Samuel Bonnet
SA*M*AEL, Sébastien Bonnet and Rémi Forte
Talion by Maxime Fittes
Naima Saidi, Mafalda Dâmaso
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