Article: Women in Graphic Design // Book Club Review
Women in Graphic Design – Book Club Review
I have recently tried my hand as a book reviewer. I took this opportunity to turn the spotlight to a subject that is close to my heart – Women in Graphic Design. ‘Women in Graphic Design 1890-2012’ attempts to answer some of the more complex questions related to women within the design industry. Why is it still the case that so few women speak at conferences? How have previously celebrated female designers gradually been forgotten? Are women today judged solely on their work? Why is there still a wage gap? This is a bilingual book (English and German) which celebrates some of the most significant, contemporary female designers and traces their pioneering paths within design through biographies, essays and interviews – a very worthwhile read.