Over the last few months we’ve been working to find ways to better frame the work that we do, and to express our aspirations for the studio and the discipline of graphic design itself. A key component of this process is Graphic Design as Symbolic Counterpower, a visual essay we've created pulling together citations, ideas, and images that have shaped LOKI's practice over the years.
We hope that each page of this document can act to provide triggers for thinking about the critical role design plays in both reinforcing oppressive power structures, and the ways in which it can be used to challenge them. We're incredibly proud of this project, and have started to present it at public lectures and community arts events, and are now actively looking for opportunities to share it elsewhere.
You can download the full visual essay here.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any feedback, as it is a continuously evolving document, and if you're interested in having it presented as part of an educational event, let us know.