A new visual communication journal ‘Message, ’ has just been published by Plymouth University Press.
The Theme, Mapping Eclecticism Through Practice brings to the fore academic research on the following question; where, if any, do the mutual theoretical frameworks and methodologies lie within communication design, graphic design, illustration and visual communication?
In this inaugural edition, the refereed submissions discuss a range of practices and approaches that include the use of socially responsible design and persuasion, as well as collaboration with other disciplines, to improve safety; framing theory and ideograms within architectural pedagogy to convey complex ideas and relationships; literary analysis to explore graphic design authorship, narrative and viewer experience; discursive dialogue and a non-linear presentation to interrogate and shed light on personal practice; and cartographic metaphors as a means of visualising and investigating the topography of graphic design.
Certifiable – Patrick Baglee, editor, executive creative director and director of creative strategy, New York
Light | Night: The Bike Light Dance Project: A Case Study of Design as Rhetoric – Gloria Lee, University of Texas, Austin
Designing Distance: a first-person visual narrator – Kate Sweetapple, University of Technology, Sydney
The Architecture of Conversation – Lizzie Ridout, Plymouth University
Ideograms as a Tool for Constructive Sensemaking in Architecture Education – Ivo Vrouwe, Eindhoven University of Technology
Other People’s Trade: Towards Mapping an Expanding Practice – Steve Rigley, Glasgow School of Art
Edited by: Victoria Squire, Peter Jones and Esther Dudley - Message research cluster
Message Journal is £10 and can be purchased here
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