Critical Graphic Design: Critical of What?
Caleb Ali Miller

Critical graphic design is a vague and subjective term. The meaning of the word "critical" in relation to graphic design remains unclear, resulting in an overuse and misuse in design magazines, books and websites. The term was popularized by the much-cited traveling exhibition Forms of Inquiry: The Architecture of Critical Graphic Design first shown in 2007, and by the Dutch design studio Metahaven, among others.