Marina Vishmidt, Metahaven
Lars Müller Publishers, 2010 - Architecture - 608 pages
Uncorporate Identity is an anthology of Metahaven projects, ideas and models. A science fiction book about design, it describes corporate identity beyond certainty, entwined with politics, speculation and information networks. Carved out from the multipolar geopolitical spaces of the early 21st century and the paradoxical leftovers and peripheries of ancient regimes and ruined ideologies, Uncorporate Identity is at once an artistic manifesto for design under globalization and a workbook of essays, narratives and truisms investigating the ambiguous state of identity and branding today.
Authored by Metahaven, a design and research think tank consisting of Daniel van der Velden, Vinca Kruk and Gon Zifroni, Uncorporate Identity is edited by Marina Vishmidt and includes contributions by and collaborations with Armin Linke, Dieter Lesage, Chantal Mouffe, Peter van Ham, Regula StAmpfli, Michael Taussig, BAVO, Mihnea Mircan, Ruedi Baur, David Reinfurt, Adriaan Mellegers, Tina Clausmeyer and many others.
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A monograph of Metahaven's work. It presents graphic design as radical, political, cultural, academic and funny. Brilliant stuff.
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So far: super smart, challenging, and engaging. An art/design practice whose goal is to engage directly with the concepts of capitalism, consumerism, and globalization, and to create a new visual language to discuss the distinct problems of our age. Read full review
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