“Current Day Manifesto: Toward a Critical Ambiguity in Graphic Design” – Edited by Cameron Ralston (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Installation image of Current Day Manifesto: Toward a Critical Ambiguity in Graphic Design, 2013, Cameron Ralston

Installation image of Current Day Manifesto: Toward a Critical Ambiguity in Graphic Design, 2013, Cameron Ralston

I curated the following text as part of an ongoing investigation on how writing exists for, about and through graphic design at the University of Canterbury. It is with this piece I feel I came closest to a designed writing, myself acting as an editor recontextualising the voices towards a new outcome.

The nature of the manifesto is towards accessibility and although its primary existence has been in the poster format (pictured and readable through the pdf link supplied), adaptation for readership is a necessary part of a continued existence. Included with the pdf is the key text I wrote as a method of understanding the text and ideas important to me pertaining to New Zealand graphic design. This separate text exists in the poster format adding a graphic language and alternate reading to the text as you can see upon viewing.

I encourage redistribution, rereading, reinterpreting and reprinting of this text, as an open writing for a wider, more involved, discussion.

Installation image of Current Day Manifesto: Toward a Critical Ambiguity in Graphic Design, 2013, Cameron Ralston

Installation image of Current Day Manifesto: Toward a Critical Ambiguity in Graphic Design, 2013, Cameron Ralston

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