Over a one-day event at London's Design Museum and via the web, GD&'s Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright are seeking contributions to a graphic design archive where examples will be catalogued using the various top-level subject categories from the Bliss Bibliographic Classification system (categories are below.)
"We're interested in everyday occurrences of graphic design in context," write GD& on their website, "professional and vernacular, familiar and unfamiliar, old and new, weird and wonderful – and the subject/s to which they connect." Pack shots and examples of designer self-promotion are a no-no.
Collectors can submit their finds between 10am and 5pm BST on July 21, either via Twitter or in person at GD&'s pop-up lab at the Design Museum.
To kick things off GD& have posted a few examples of their own on their site including Milton Glaser's 'I Love NY' design for New York State (categorised as 'geography', 'psychology' and 'sociology', among others) and a hinged hazard warning sign from the back of an American truck (which is classified as 'chemistry', 'law' and 'technology').
Here's what you need to do
- Check the calendar. Is it Saturday July 21, between 10am and 5pm BST?
- Choose any example of graphic design
- Photograph it (preferably portrait format)
- Categorise it, using the list of subject categories below
- Tweet your photograph to @gdand_ using the hashtag #Everything. (If your example fits into more than one category then Tweet it more than once)
- If there's room add any additional information you wish
- Check out the dedicated '& Everything' webpage as examples are uploaded to the GraphicDesign& Everything archive on the day
The subject category list in full is:Generalia, Phenomena, Knowledge
Astronomy, Earth Science
Human Sciences, Medicine, Physical Anthropology
Arts, Music, Literature
Documentation, Bibliography, Information Science
Full details of the project at graphicdesignand.com.
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