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A New Perspective on Women Graphic Designers in Europe

Author: Julia Kahl

In spring 2017, the three master students Claudia Scheer, Lea Sievertsen and Silva Baum approached us with an interview request because they were working on a design book on contemporary graphic design by women and wanted to learn more about Julia Kahl’s work. “notamuse—A New Perspective on Women Graphic Designers in Europe” thus collected interviews with female graphic designers online and presented their work as a book in their master’s thesis, which was now published by niggli Verlag in 2019 in a revised, more comprehensive form.

In the press release it says: As a response to the predominantly male presence in the design scene, this book exclusively presents works by exceptional female designers. It is not about discovering something inherently “female” and defining “feminine” design, but to counter the male-dominated discourse of the sector. The carefully selected graphic works stand on their own and range from commissioned assignments via free artistic projects to the area of design research. They open new perspectives on how diverse contemporary graphic design can be.

This presentation is complemented by interviews conducted with 22 female designers, sociologists and design theorists. To shed light on the lacking visibility of women in the design sector, the editors especially focused on the design philosophy, perceptions, and ideals of the respective sectors and the experiences encountered in everyday work situations.

Slanted is now giving away 3 × the book “notamuse—A New Perspective on Women Graphic Designers in Europe!” To take part in the raffle, write an email with the subject “notamuse” and your postal address (for dispatch) to [email protected] by August 20, 2019, 11 a.m. (UTC+1). The winners will be drawn after the deadline and contacted by email. Whoever takes part in the raffle agrees to receive news from Slanted and accepts the privacy policy. Legal recourse is excluded. We wish you good luck!

notamuse—A New Perspective on Women Graphic Designers in Europe

Publisher: Niggli
Authors: Claudia Scheer, Lea Sievertsen, Silva Baum
Release date: June 2019
Scope: 480 pages
Format: 22 × 31 cm
Price: 49,90 €

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