A New Perspective on Women Graphic Designers in Europe
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.
notamuse—A New Perspective on Women Graphic Designers in Europe
Authors: Claudia Scheer, Lea Sievertsen, Silva Baum
Release date: June 2019
Scope: 480 pages
Format: 22 × 31 cm
Price: 49,90 €