EXTRA BOLD: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers : A Panel Discussion

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Sunday, June 6th, 3pm CDT on Zoom (Zoom link below)

EXTRA BOLD: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers 

Featuring these 3 contributors in conversation: Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Tobias, and Valentina Bergara

Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers by Ellen Lupton, Farah Kafei, Jennifer Tobias, Josh A. Halstead, Kaleena Sales, Leslie Xia, and Valentina Vergara. Written collaboratively by a diverse team of authors, Extra Bold features interviews, essays, typefaces, and projects from dozens of contributors with a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, and positions of economic and social privilege. The book adds new voices to the conversation around design and reshapes how we view and think about our worldPart textbook and part zine, manifesto, survival guide, and self-help manual, Extra Bold is filled with stories and ideas that don’t show up in other career books or design overviews. The book opens with essays that bring fresh ideas to feminism, racism, inclusion, and nonbinary thinking. Later, it explores power structures and how to navigate them. Interviews showcase people at different stages of their careers, and biographical sketches explore individuals whose stories haven’t been told due to sexism, racism, and ableism. Jennifer Tobias’s original, handcrafted illustrations bring warmth, happiness, humor, and narrative depth.

Extra Bold,  is designed for everyone, including readers who are cis, trans, intersex, genderqueer, gender neutral, or nonbinary, and for people with disabilities, diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, and varying levels of economic and social privilege-- Extra Bold is the design career manual for everyone.

Extra Bold was conceived as a feminist book, but it grew much broader. As the authors explain in their introduction, “People begin their careers with different life histories. Those experiences affect what we know, how we work, and what gifts—and biases—we bring to our work. While teachers and managers hold explicit power, imbalances also exist among peers or ‘equals.’ Seeing oneself reflected in history confers power. Being expected to succeed confers power. Tools, information, and spaces that fit our minds and bodies— all of these confer power. Each individual can leverage their own power to amplify other voices and disrupt patterns of inequity.”

Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. An author of numerous books and articles on design, she is a public-minded critic, frequent lecturer, and AIGA Gold Medalist.

Jennifer Tobias is a scholar and illustrator. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from the City University of New York, an MLS from Rutgers University, and a BFA from Cooper Union. She served as a librarian at the Museum of Modern Art and Parsons School of Design.

Valentina Vergara is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator who uses design as a catalyst for change. Her projects and collaborations address gender disparity in graphic design education and explore ways of dismantling oppressive design thinking and advocating for and uplifting marginalized perspectives. 


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Time: Jun 6, 2021 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - May 11th, 2021