• Author of Volume: Writings on Graphic Design, Music, Art, and Culture, self-published The News of the Whirled, a novel in the form of a magazine, artist books in the Franklin Furnace/Museum of Modern Art/Artists Books collection.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2017 Learning by numbers: eleven lessons taught only in design schoolDesign Observer.
    2017 Singing the surfaceMan ifesto featur e—design and text.
    2016 Laura Rossi Garcia: dialectic designerAIGA Design Educators Community journal.
    2016 Turn overAIGA Design Educators Community journal.
    2015 The team playerAIGA Design Educators Community journal.
    2015 Thinking About TeachingAIGA Design Educators Community journal.
    2014 The great third grade juice pouch riotAIGA Design Educators Community journal.
    2014 Yourselves: declaring ourselvesDesign Observer.
    2011 I Believe in DesignPremsela, Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion.
    2009 Design's Just DessertVoice: AIGA Journal of Design.
    2007 The resistanceVoice: AIGA Journal of Design.
    2007 Visual culture readerIDEA.
    2006 I come to bury graphic design, not to praise itIDEA.
    2006 Seeing and readingIDEA.
    2005 Martin Venezky's beautiful melancholyDesign Observer.
    2005 untitled articleEmigre.
    2004 Buzz killEmigre.
    2004 File under nowhereEmigre catalog, "Various types".
    2004 I come to bury graphic design not to praise itEmigre.
    2003 QuietudeEmigre.
    2002 What culture wantsEmigre.
    2002 letter to the editorEye.
    2000 The last waveEmigre.
    1998 Fanfare for the common hackEye.
    1998 Skilling saws and absorbent catalogsEmigre.
    1998 letter to the editorCritique.
    1997 On Creem magazine: 1970-1976Emigre.
    1996 letter to the editorEmigre.


    Year Title
    2010 Volume: Writings on Graphic Design, Music, Art, and Culture.  Ed. 1.  New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press.


    Year Title
    2015 Fuck AllModes of Criticism 1 Critical Uncritical Post-critical. London: Modes of criticism.
    2014 Chaos theories and uncertainty principlesThought experiments in graphic design education. Books from the future.
    2013 12 views of 120 postersGraphic advocacy: International posters for the digital age 2001-2012. Massachusetts College of Art Foundation.
    2009 Skilling Saws and Absorbent Catalogs; The Last Wave; What Culture WantsEmigre No. 70 the Look Back Issue: Selections from Emigre Magazine 1-69. Celebrating 25 Years of Graphic Design. San Francisco, CA: Gingko Press.

    Education And Training

  • M.F.A. in Design, Massachusetts College Of Art 1996
  • B.F.A. in Ceramics, Massachusetts College Of Art 1983
  • Full Name

  • Kenneth FitzGerald