Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers
by Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Tobias
Everyone can benefit from Extra Bold’s accessible, practical, and instructive (design) career guidance!
Extra Bold is part textbook, part comic book, zine, manifesto, survival guide, and self-help handbook, containing anecdotes and concepts not found in other professional manuals or design overviews.
• The book addresses power systems in the workplace and how to negotiate them in a realistic and inquiring way.
• People at various phases of their careers are featured in interviews.
• Biographical sketches look at people who have been marginalized because of sexism, racism, or ableism.
• Useful guides cover topics such as getting started, salary gaps, coming out at work, cover letters, coaching, and more.
A fresh perspective on the design canon.
• Starts with critical articles that use feminism, anti-racism, inclusion, and nonbinary thinking to reconsider design principles and practices.
• Incorporates fresh voices into the mainstream design canon with interviews, essays, fonts, and projects from hundreds of contributors representing diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, and economic and social privilege.
Original, handcrafted illustrations by Jennifer Tobias provide warmth, happiness, humour, and narrative depth to the book, written jointly by a varied team of authors. Ellen Lupton (Thinking with Type), Farah Kafei, Jennifer Tobias, Josh A. Halstead, Kaleena Sales, Leslie Xia, and Valentina Vergara collaborated on Extra Bold.
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