Tu/Th 5:00–6:20 | section FIVE | intro to graphic design | Renée Stevens

Tahrir Square x Design Observer

tahrir square

I found this article in Design Observer and thought it was significant because of it’s relevance in current events and its interesting use of graphic design. Protesters in Egypt had to get pretty creative to generate enough support to eventually throw out the government of Hosni Mubarak and demand democracy. Although the piece does not solely speak on graphic design, but instead on social media and its usage in the protests, the author notes the importance of design online and in the middle of Tahrir Square as a motivating tool to generate anger towards their government.

Without good design, who knows if the protests would’ve ended up so successful?


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