Critical Design and Conceptual Typography

How does critical design emerge, interpreted as an attempt to counter consumer culture with a social consciousness, with the intention not only to serve customers but also to shape visual culture, even the whole of culture and society? The project focused on typography, a visual language that can be interpreted both in the field of art and design. The exhibition presented historical and contemporary projects, as well as publications from the boundary of design and the visual arts in three groups: Typographical utopias, Anti-and Parallel design, Subversive design.
Besides the documentation of the exhibition the publication, edited by Judit Angel, Dóra Hegyi, and Zsuzsa László, contains also reproductions of the exhibited artworks and artists' publications, artists' texts written by authors, such as Lajos Kassák, Attila Cosovan, Société Réaliste, Ryszard Wasko, Plágium 2000, and Mladen Stilinović.

English - Hungarian edition
Authors: Judit Angel, Attila Cosovan, Dóra Hegyi, et al.
Editors: Judit Angel, Dóra Hegyi, Zsuzsa László
Translated by: English-Hungarian: Kozma Zsolt, Hungarian-English: László Zsuzsa, Rudnay Zsófia
City: Budapest
Year: 2010
Pages: 118
ISBN/ISSN: 978-963-06-9918-1
Price: 15 € / 3000 HUF

Special Notes: about the exhibition, Art Always Has Its Consequences website