In Eye on Design #06, the “Utopias” issue, we explore the elusive concept of idealism in its many forms. Over the course of 160 pages, we look back at the origins of Modernism and the concept of a universal solution; and we look to the future to envision how education, labor, the environment, and art might benefit from big, optimistic, and critical ideas. In between, we tell stories about the present and the designers who are actively working toward creating a better world.
Inside the issue:
A visit to reclusive cartoonist Seth and what might be his most remarkable project to date: his home
The rise and fall of Vaporwave, the internet’s native aesthetic
Tips on how to be a "responsible" designer during the climate change era
An in-depth conversation with publishing collective One of My Kind
A detailed account of Cooper Union's tuition fight and how it bred a generation of student activists And so much more including: double die-cuts, satire, Mindy Seu’s Cyberfeminist Index, and an illustrated guide to women-run utopias
Guest designed by Na Kim, a graphic designer based in Berlin.
What They Don’t Teach You in Design School - Digital Download
As the sun sets on your college career and you look out across the horizon, you see something just over there. It’s… your future! But how do you reach it? The road may be long, the terrain unsteady, but never fear—this zine has everything you need to venture forth with confidence and pluck.
A collaboration between Eye on Design and students at UT Austin’s School of Design + Creative Technologies, What They Don’t Teach You in Design School: A Survival Guide to Life After Graduation will be your trustiest companion as you contemplate your next move. With sage advice from experts like Zipeng Zhu, Wael Morcos, Meg Lewis, Julian Glander, Karin Fong, and Bijan Berahimi, you won’t have to go it alone.
Consider this zine your go-to guide for:
Perfecting your portfolio
Landing your dream job
Owning your internship
$etting your rates + getting paid
** This is a digital download of the full zine (the printed version is sold out). **
Written and designed by Maya Coplin, Lindsay Gallagher, Paige Giordano, Victor Guo, Emma Hollingsworth, Linda Li, Huệ Minh Cao, Valeria Olmos, Emily Park, Caroline Rock, Hilda Rodriguez, Moira Scrimgeour, Anna Sing, Jacob Stutts, Veronica Thompson, Neesha Vakil, Ella Whitaker, Kalissa White, and Ben Zerbo. The zine was produced as part of UT Austin’s Publication Studio class, run by UT’s own James Walker and 2020 Designer in Residence + Eye on Design founder, Perrin Drumm. Additional design by Tala Safié.