The Design Displacement Group offers an alternative Christmas message
- James Cartwright
- 16 December 2014
Dutch designer Roosje Klap recently set up an international initiative known as The Design Displacement Group with the intention of approaching modern design in new and unusual ways. Their intention is to “form a group together which creates work as seen from the future. Yes! We time-travel 20 years and look back on today, to understand the discourse of graphic design as it is happening today – with different eyes and speculative future categories.
“By looking back from the future – even if it’s only 20 years – we find ourselves questioning the concept of graphic design itself as well as its modern day conservation: What remains of design in which formats and why, especially in a world of digitally immaterial content?”
It sounds like a strikingly serious endeavour, but it doesn’t mean they can’t celebrate the festive period with a serious sense of humour. In honour of Christmas 2034 (20 years into the future remember) they’ve produced a series of silk-screened, Risographed, lithographed prints that convey alternative Christmas messages, from the ominous, “This is the society of stimulation,” to the hilarious, “Christmas comes more often than you do.”
About the Author
James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.