Denise Gonzales Crisp on capital

“Surely designers suspect they live in the land of capital, in part just from being in business. The fact that the knowledge isn’t mapped out in much of their writing indicates they are only obeying the first rule of capitalism: Ignore it.”

“Design for commerce remains, as ever, concretely mixed with middle and upper class interests. No amount of poetry can coax it from that foundation.”

“Dripping in capital, designers are unclean.”

— Denise Gonzales Crisp (excerpts from Ways of Looking Closer, Emigre #35)