In its latest number, PRINT Magazine takes on the hefty issue of “design under pressure.” They showcase designers’ work from war- and disaster-torn areas, and examine the artist’s role in both preventative and recovery efforts. I was particularly struck by the magazine’s Monologue department, where Jessica Dheere wrote on the importance of designers’ response to war.
This is not the first time of late that PRINT has published something both socially relevant and forward thinking. They recognize in this issue, as I would like to do here, their ongoing coverage of important social issues. This article exhibits 15 quotes from the magazine’s past coverage of conflict and design, coupled with online commentary from PRINT’s former editor-in-chief, Martin Fox.
In their words, “symbiosis” exists between design and culture, which is what Groundswell aims to highlight. While I’m not yet a subscriber, they’ve had me hooked and buying it off the shelf for some time. Highly recommended reading!