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Emigre: American Mutt Barks in the Yard - #68

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One of our goals in publishing a design magazine is to set Emigre apart from the herd. We want to stay off the beaten path, so to speak, and seek out what lies beyond the obvious. We want to push the limits of design publishing even as we work to survive. When we noticed that, in the last few years, design publications had suddenly become oversweetened by so-called "eye ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 3rd 2005 by Princeton Architectural Press
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Jeffrey Yamaguchi
Apr 20, 2008 Jeffrey Yamaguchi rated it it was amazing
David Barringer wrote a manifesto on self-taught, DIY graphic design, sent it to the one place he thought it was right for (Emigre), and they published it: American Mutt Barks in the Yard. How often does something like that happen?

The book focuses on graphic design, but it could be about anything you are passionate about and trying to build up your talents through the sheer force of your own free will and belief in yourself, simultaneously soaking up and rejecting all the influences and ways of
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Takes a bit of a long way around to coming to his lucidly phrased conclusions on the nature of the designer in regards to consumerism, capitalism, aesthetics, responsibility to yourself and the marketplace, creating work for yourself.
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