Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Anatomy of Design

A feature in the book, "The Anatomy of Design" (uncovering influences and the inspiration of modern graphic design), by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilić.


Goebbels spread
The spread in PDF (1.2 Mb)

Joseph Goebbels ™

excerpt from the essay

Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany’s minister of propaganda and enlightenment,
who along with his wife, Magda, and six children committed suicide in Adolf
Hilter’s bunker as Soviet troops besieged Berlin, was the master of word and
image manipulation. Joseph Goebbels™ is an art project in the form of a
commercial advertising campaign that addresses the nature of media and mass
communication at the beginning of the twenty-first century. “Sixty years after
Goebbels,” states author/designer Aleksandar Macasev, “we find ourselves in a
highly developed infosphere—the Internet, twenty-four-hour news, direct
broadcasting, countless nonstop radio, TV, and cable stations, mobile
communications, and so on—that constantly barrages us, its intended
recipients, with messages. ...>

read the entire essay

courtesy of the authors of "The Anatomy of Design"

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