Monday, 8 December 2008

Graphic Authorship!

Graphic Authorship!
What does it mean to call for a graphic designer to be an author!

What is an Author?!
An Author is defined both as “the person who or originates or gives existence to anything” and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created. The second entry goes on to clarify that, when using the term author, the “anything is created is most usually associated with written work.

What is a Graphic Designer?!
A graphic designer is someone how is always making sense of his material, and mediating it through the forms and codes of visual language!

Self-authored graphic design is a dance between two central partners with varying degrees of differentiation: the designer as self and the content. The designer as self is recognition of the central presence of the designer as a voice and a vision in the process of form-creation and message-formulation. As an individual who balances emotional and expressive qualities with cognitive concerns, the designer’s personal views and convictions are integral ingredients to the definition of self-authored graphic design. Having a point of view from the vantage point of self is crucial.


Ken Garland

J Abbot Miller

Alan Fletcher

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