Democracy in Print



    Democracy in Print is an academic essay, examining the Labour Party's design vernacular in the Post-War period, particularly focusing on the medium of the poster. In a time of dramatic change, both in the world at large and within visual culture how did politics adapt and employ propaganda techniques to herald a new world.
    The editorial design of the work plays as much a part of the analytical qualities of the work as the writing, the piece not only acts as an analysis, but also as an archival process of the works.
    The piece was born out of a fascination with the relationship between politics and graphic design, and the questioning of whether political ideologies have clear house styles. The work opened up other fascinating issues to do with the relationship of the Designer, whether the act in a known or unknown capacity, and the role of the viewer within Graphics, and their agency. Key questions that percolate thorough my wider work.