Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers


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Extra Bold is the inclusive, practical, and informative (design) career guide for everyone!

Part textbook and part comic book, 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.

• Both pragmatic and inquisitive, the book explores power structures in the workplace and how to navigate them.
• Interviews showcase people at different stages of their careers.
• Biographical sketches explore individuals marginalized by sexism, racism, and ableism.
• Practical guides cover everything from starting out, to wage gaps, coming out at work, cover letters, mentoring, and more.

A new take on the design canon.
• Opens with critical essays that rethink design principles and practices through theories of feminism, anti-racism, inclusion, and nonbinary thinking.
• 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.
• Adds new voices to the dominant design canon.

Written collaboratively by a diverse team of authors, with original, handcrafted illustrations by Jennifer Tobias that bring warmth, happiness, humor, and narrative depth to the book.Extra Bold is written by Ellen Lupton (Thinking with Type), Farah Kafei, Jennifer Tobias, Josh A. Halstead, Kaleena Sales, Leslie Xia, and Valentina Vergara.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616899189
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 05/11/2021
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 153,546
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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 PhD 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.

Table of Contents

About this book 4

Theory 8

Feminism 10

Systemic racism 12

Anti-racism 14

Intersectionality 16

Equality vs. equity 21

Voice | kristy tillman 24

Teaching black designers 26

Meet mythical norm 30

'Splaining 34

Disability theory 36

This body is worthy 42

Anti-stairs club 43

Voices | shannon Finnegan and aimi hamraie 44

Embodied learning 48

Leaves with you 52

Life | sugandha gupta 53

Mother cyborg 54

Binary structures 58

Sex and gender terms 62

Typographic binaries 64

A queer year of love letters 72

Voice | shivani parasnis 74

Voice | tré seals 76

History 78

Mapping history 80

Life | yolande bonhomme 86

Life | ann smith franklin 87

Life | sojourner truth 88

Life | William wells brown 89

Life | angel decora 90

Life | anni albers 92

Life | charlotte perriand 96

Feminism in india 100

Life | ed roberts 102

Life | neil marcus 103

International symbol of access 104

Timeline | queer history 108

Life | wait whitman 112

Life | ruth ellis 113

Lives | claude cahun and marcel moore 114

Life | susan sontag 116

Life | Willi smith 117

Work 180 118

Internships 182 120

Voice | tanvi sharma 122

Starting out 124

Voice | farah kafei 128

Voice | valentina vergara 130

Design leaders 132

Voice | amy lee walton 134

Voice | elaine lopez 136

Voice | Irene pereyra 138

Voice | leslie xia 140

Voice | njoki gitahi 142

Voice | sabrina hall 144

Voice | shira inbar 146

Workplaces 148

Working from home 152

Wage gaps 156

Hiring for diversity 158

Where are the black designers? 162

Discrimination at work 166

Parents at work 168

Coming out at work 170

Salary transparency 174

Exit strategies 176

The entreprecariat 180

Confidence equity 182

Emotional housekeeping 188

Psychological safety 192

Giving and taking credit 196

Mentoring 198

Cover letters 202

Presentations 204

Social media 208

Publishing 210

Activism 212

Advice for new designers 214

Index 217

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