Questions and more questions,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Design in Question (Gebundene Ausgabe)
For a rather small but chunky book this packs a large number of questions about creativity in the broadest sense. Such as: Is graphic design necessary in a non-capitalist country?; Is there a system of values in design?; Do we take design too seriously? You, of course, have to provide the answers.
The idea originated with Ruedi Baur who created a typographic wall of questions at the Elisava School of Design in Barcelona. The book could be quite useful within an academic setting to get students to think outside the box of purely practical exercises that is the main function of commercially creative colleges.
I do think though that the publishers could have been a bit more creative with the book's editorial. There is one question a page and all set in the same typeface; it would have made more sense if a different typeface was used each time with its name. Also each question is in colour on a coloured page, how much more useful if these colours all had Pantone numbers. Two simple ideas that would have given the book a positive practical use as well as the stated philosophical one.