A new set of design principles

by Andy Polaine on April 18, 2007

in General

<img src=’http://www.polaine.com/playpen/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/sagmeister_pigmobiles.jpg’ alt=’Stefan Sagmeister’s designs for a touring protest about US spending’ />

The latest issue of Desktop is out with an article by me called A New Set of Design Principles. It’s based on interviews with Stefan Sagmeister and [Milton Glaser](http://www.miltonglaser.com] that examine the role of graphic design (and design in general) in dealing with ethics, sustainability and the general cultural shift that is happening (or needs to happen). Like it or not, designers are intimately bound up with a culture of seduction and consumption and we all need to think about how that can work positively rather than just selling toys to children made by children.

The Desktop version online is the short version. You’ll have to buy the mag for the full one or wait a few months until I can put it up here.

(Image: Stefan Sagmeister – Designs for True Majority who are trying to cut 15% of the Pentagon budget and move that money over to education.)

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