Political Illustration: Lebanon and Beyond

Another excellent article on the Design Altruism blog. This time an interview with Daniel Drenan about his work with the Jamaa Al-Yad collective. Here’s a short quote as a taster:

The academic design realm separates “designer” work from cultural manifestations that are just as much of merit, or it tries to recategorize former historical works as “graphic design,” which is wrongful in approach as well as being a tautological deceit. We need to give credit where credit is due, period. Most of the “big-name” designers/illustrators I’ve worked for in my lifetime have never had one minute of university design training; they are the first to recognize that “design” as we know it in terms of its underlying crafts and trades has very proletarian and commercial roots.

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