My personal favorite of all the winners was Matthew Ryan’s 4th Amendment Wear, which won in the Design for Social Impact category. Ryan designed clothing with text that shows up under TSA’s X-Ray body scanners, reminding security officials that they are invading an individual’s privacy. Social Design has been plagued and, in my opinion, limited by an unfortunate do-gooder attitude. Ryan’s work reminds us that dissent and critique are equally powerful goals for design.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Design industry rag on dissent and critique
Metropolis is one of the leading magazines for design industry professionals. In a blog post covering entrants and winners of the magazine's annual awards, a Metropolis writer has this to say about 4th Amendment Wear: