Jeffery Keedy keenly assesses the state of contemporary graphic design. Among the many observations he voices, I found myself resonating very much with his criticism of the thoughtlessness that goes into a lot of design. The corporate acquisition of international style has contributed to bringing out some of the worst of the potentials of modernist impulses. Keedy understands the Global Style to be an irreverent, uncritical, easy nostalgia for international style design. With this in mind, I put together this publication.
The Anti-Anti-Print Press is an idea. It's a recognition of the value of the human-ness, uniqueness, and tangibility of printed matter. It's a stance against that which stands against printed matter.
It exists as a printed platform to host worthwhile readings. Things that could be read on the phone on the train on the way to work or class, but things that would be better read on paper.
Considering Keedy's thoughts on design, I designed this issue with intentionality. Was I successful? I'm not sure. But I tried. Enjoy!
—Patrick Yang MacDonald