> > I would like to announce the publication of volume 2 of Zed: A
> > Journal of Design. "Real World Design: The Role of the
> > Experimental," focuses on experimentation in design and typography;
> > its function in theory and applicability in professional practice.
> > Zed is published in a dual format, print and cd-rom, to take
> > advantage of time dependent submissions.
> > DETAILED INFORMATION FOLLOWS FOR THOSE INTERESTED
> > Experimentation in the field of design and typography has a long and
> > vigorous history punctuated by episodes of radical expression
> > instigating highly vocal criticism and intense debate. Contributors
> > to this issue of Zed offer a variety of insights on the role of the
> > experimental.
> > Anne Bush, looking at the relationship between the professional
> > world and the academic, debunks the myth that theory and practice
> > constitute separate activities.
> > Philip B. Meggs, arguing the close historical tie between
> > experimentation, convention, and cultural selection identifies
> > criteria and conditions that permit studio exercises to make the
> > leap to professional practice.
> > Outlining a significant shift from emphasis on form to an interest
> > in the potential of typography to engage social, political and
> > cultural contexts, Teal Triggs offers a solid argument for
> > constructing new languages through emergent technologies and
> > experimentation.
> > Bob Aufuldish and Mark Bartlett, designer and writer respectively,
> > present a humorous yet critical case study of textual and alphabetic
> > composition utilizing an image based typeface both in print and as
> > interactive deconstruction.
> > Other contributors include:
> > Meredith Davis
> > Jan van Toorn
> > Ed Fella
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> > Maria Rogal
> > Karen White
> > Eleanor Close Kraft and Daniel Kraft
> > Lisa Waltuch
> > Dawn Barrett
> > Polly Johnson
> > Brian Smith
> > Colleen Bushell
> > Yih-Chi Wang
> > Sarah-Jane Barr
> > Traci Jones
> > Edited and designed by Katie Salen, Zed is published by the Center
> > for Design Studies, Communication Arts and Design Department,
> > Virginia Commonwealth University.
> > Cost per issue is $20.00, including the 98 page journal and
> > interactive cd-rom. Check or money orders, payable to Zed, should be
> > sent to:
> > Zed / Center for Design Studies
> > Communication Arts and Design Department
> > Virginia Commonwealth University
> > 325 North Harrison Street
> > Richmond, Virginia 23284-2519
> > A limited number of volume 1, "The Politics of Design" are still
> > available at $20.00.
> > Zed.3 "Design and Morality", co-edited by Katie Salen and Gunnar
> > Swanson will be published late this year.