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Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

by Ellen Lupton Author, Jennifer Tobias Author, Josh Halstead Author, Leslie Xia Author, Kaleena Sales Author, Farah Kafei Author and Valentina Vergara Author

Part textbook and part comic book, zine, manifesto, survival guide, and self-help manual, Extra Bold is the inclusive, practical, and informative (design) career guide for everyone, filled with stories and ideas that don't show up in other career books or design overviews. Both pragmatic and inquisitive, the book explores power structures in the workplace and how to navigate them. Interviews showcase people at different stages of their careers. Biographical sketches explore individuals marginalized by sexism, racism, and ableism. And practical guides cover everything from starting out, to wage gaps, coming out at work, cover letters, mentoring, and more.

Written collaboratively by a diverse team of authors, this revolutionary guide is a new take on the design canon by: opening with critical essays that rethink design principles and practices through theories of feminism, anti-racism, inclusion, and nonbinary thinking; featuring interviews, essays, typefaces, and projects from dozens of contributors with a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, and positions of economic and social privilege; and adding new voices to the dominant design canon.