Demonstrations, Democracy and Design
Barcelona, June 2011: The Plaça de Catalunya has become a carnivalesque village of protest. If the construction of shelters around the square represents a rudimentary form of building — a re-learning of a basic skill in the absence of architects — then the hundreds of handmade banners, signs and messages that cover everything show, just as clearly, an untutored but inevitable need for something akin to graphic design.
John Stezaker: Images from a Lost World
The question that inevitably returns with John Stezaker’s collages is: how does he manage to gain so much traction and resonance from such limited means? Usually one of his pieces will consist of just two found photographs, or a film still and a postcard, and put like that it may not sound like anything at all. The British collage artist, who never takes his own pictures, has just won a major prize for his contribution to photography.