Rabbit Hole is a printed periodical and web resource for students to find and engage with critical readings on the subject of graphic design, in an attempt to re-ignite activity within graphic design discourse.
After desktop publishing software was made widely available in the mid-eighties, the changing tools, responsibilities, and sensibilities of the graphic designer led many practitioners to question their role within the profession and to begin writing critically on the subject. Through graphic design magazines such as Emigre, Eye, and Idea, and later Blogs such as Design Observer, graphic design saw an active community, engaged with critical discourse until the early 2000’s. Today, the graphic design profession is more vague and complicated than ever before, with the responsibility and toolset of the designer changing drastically at an ever-rapid pace, yet practitioners are generally unengaged with existing discourse and disinterested in participating.
Rabbit Hole seeks to present relevant writings to the weary graphic designer, to offer entry points into areas of study, and to re-invest in the conversations that once galvanized our profession.
|ISSUE ONE||DESIGN AUTHORSHIP||MICHAEL ROCK & ELLEN LUPTON|
|ISSUE TWO||THE UNPROFESSION||ELLEN LUPTON & KENNETH FITZGERALD|
|AR_001||ON STYLE||SUSAN SONTAG|
|AR_002||THE CRYSTAL GOBLET||BEATRICE WARDE|
|AR_003||COUNTERING THE TRADITION
OF THE APOLITICAL DESIGNER
|AR_004||I HOPE I DONT REGRET THIS TOMORROW||ERIC HU|
|AR_005||AUTOREPLY: MODERNISM||EXPERIMENTAL JETSET INTERVIEWED BY METAHAVEN|
|AR_006||UNDERDESIGN, OVERDESIGN, REDESIGN||PETER BIL'AK|
|AR_007||RESEARCH & DESTROY||DANIEL VAN DER VELDEN|
|AR_008||THE MESSY TRUTH: AUTHORSHIP IN THE DIGITAL AGE||GEM FLETCHER|
|AR_009||IS A DESIGNER AN ARTIST?||NORMAN POTTER|
|AR_010||ACTION TO SURFACE||TEREZA RULLEROVA|
|AR_011||TOOL(OR, POST-PRODUCTION FOR THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER)||ANDREW BLAUVELT|
|AR_012||DEBATE WITH JAN VAN TOORN||WIM CROUWEL|