At London publishing house GraphicDesign&, founders Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright look at how graphic design connects with—and adds value to—other disciplines. Typically, they focus on very specific societal and cultural phenomena. Case in point: GraphicDesign&’s 2016 tome “Looking Good: A Visual Guide to the Nun’s Habit,” which we featured on WePresent, is an illustrated guide to the costumes worn by 40 communities of nuns around the world. Other GraphicDesign& titles have explored the relationship between design and health, modern attitudes toward the Golden Mean, and the nuances of the Brexit debate.
“Graphic design always exists in relation to another subject, and yet design itself is often little thought about outside of the industry.”