Design Crit From Down Under

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Open Manifesto 6 is wending its way from down under to the rest of us. This issue devoted to “Myth” is a jam packed with insight on design, featuring words by Warren Berger, Andy Chen, Nils Clauss, George Lois, David Mellonie and more.

For those unfamiliar with Open Manifesto here is what its founder, Kevin Finn says:

Open Manifesto is an independent, self-funded and self published journal of critical writing on graphic design culture. It is the first, and currently the only, journal of its kind based in Australia and was founded in 2003 by award-winning graphic designer, Kevin Finn. It is printed in one colour.

Open Manifesto sits at the intersection between visual communications, media, politics, culture, economics and social issues. Each issue of Open Manifesto is devoted to a specific theme and seeks to explore the wider relationship graphic design has with society; how design influences society and how society influences design.

Although modest in production, it is charged with content. Finn scours the globe for provocative things to publish. And he does an admirable, indeed valuable, job. Go here to get a copy or two.