Miss Fame by Antonio Eugenio
Miss Fame by Antonio Eugenio
Written in response to work by featured designers and artists, Is the Internet Down? weaves together pop culture references and statistical facts about the greatest network of our time. The publication playfully examines the history of the Internet, with nods to world domination; the physical and emotional cost to humans; network fragility; pornography; and cinematic depictions of cyberspace.
With contributions from Keira Alexandra, Alexis Mark, Bráulio Amado, Micah Barrett, Hanna Bergman, Erika Blair, Lake Buckley, Amanda Charchian, Seokhoon Choi, Martina Cox, Christopher Delorenzo, Dinamo, Antoine Elsensohn, Cem Eskinazi, Fabian Fohrer, Joshua Graver, Hubert & Fischer, Shira Inbar, Zak Jensen, Biba Košmerl, Tim Lahan, Micah Lexier, Pigo Lin, Cyana Madsen, John F. Malta, Isaac McKay-Randozzi, Sadie Pinn, The Rodina, Christopher and Kathleen Sleboda, Sakaria Studio, Todd St. John, Sulki and Min, Axel Pelletanche Thévenart, Margherita Urbani, Very Tender, Franci Virgili and Mary Yang.
Designed by Partition
Published by Draw Down
First edition, 2019
5.5 × 8.5 inches
On Information Overload
DAMN°75 explores the topic of information overload. More data has been created and stored since the turn of the millennium than in the entire history of humanity. This data feeds information, which in turn creates knowledge. But too much data feels paradoxically disempowering; it’s a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, and learn about how creatives are designing for and coping with this hyper-digital age.
This third issue of Back Office is devoted to various experiences of reading on screens. Over the course of the last decades, this change has introduced deep shifts, the effects of which are still being assessed.
Following the possible end of linear writing—predicted by the “communicologist” Vilém Flusser as early as the 1970s—the philosopher Jacques Derrida reflected on the “end of paper” as the primary medium for inscription. The proliferation of screens and the dawn of the internet paved the way for expressive forms falling under the category of an enlarged “graphosphere,” presumably still dominated by the norms and figures of paper (consider the concepts of lines, the sheet, the page, paragraphs, margins, etc.).
Could the task of the designer be to accompany, as smoothly as possible, this transition from one technical era to the next, or could it be, on the contrary, to postpone the passage from paper to screen?
Back Office is an annual review, encompassing graphic design and digital activities. It explores the creative processes at work in the diverse fields of contemporary media and digital practices. By dealing with themes such as the code/form relation, the challenges of creative tools, and the permeable nature of media, it represents a unique French-speaking think tank and a worldwide vehicle to raise the visibility of the French design scholarship.
Designed by Élise Gay & Kévin Donnot
Published by Éditions B42 and Fork Éditions, 2019
Bilingual, in French and English
Color and b&w images
7.75 × 11 inches