17th out of 70 books — 40 voters
The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics
Chosen by the Editors at Amazon.com as one of the top 50 Best Books of 2005 - Now in paperback!With the world's economy in a slump, the Middle East's never ending conflict, and the on-going war on terrorism, there is a heightened awareness in the world community of the many sides of the numerous issues that both directly and indirectly affect our lives. Increasingly, peopl...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Rockport Publishers
(first published 2005)
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I loved this book. I found it when I was in college and going through a very minor "angst" period mixed with a dash a philosophy. This book was awesome. I have always liked graffiti art and protest. This book is a lot of fun to read and very powerful as well. A great coffee table book that you can keep looking at over and over.
Few design publications can match the sheer volume of high-concept work presented here. Strong messages, strong visual communication. The work literally speaks for itself, and is followed by a lengthy interview of Milton Glaser by Steve Heller.