Some 30 issues of Emigre magazine are featured in the exhibit "Revolution/Evolution" at the College for Creative Studies In Detroit.
The exhibition documents the "Revolution" that started transforming design in the mid 1980s. The then new digital tools and a shift in the perceived role of design within the culture informed the designer's radically new visual solutions. Elements of theory and the use of digital as the medium decidedly changed the surface of the artifact but not the vehicle, ink on paper.
"Evolution" includes recent work by designers where the invisible, the underlying system, is as important as the visible. Equally important to a segment of the work is how user involvement allows for constantly changing, mutable solutions. The designer creates the parameters and the user creates endless variations.
Includes projects by Danny Yount, Elliott Earls, Studio Dunbar, Trapped in Suburbia, Ed Fella, April Greiman, LUST, Studio Moniker, Typotheque, and many others.
Sept. 8 to Oct. 3, 2014, Valade Gallery, Taubman Center, Detroit, MI