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Further Reading Print No.3: Down South, Outgazing Our Views

In our third print issue, we intend to explore the subject of graphic design, the heart of our practice. Up until now, graphic design is still very much perceived as a ‘Western-centric’ discipline, with methods of work and perspectives that are directly derived largely from the West. This situation presents us with an imperativeness to seek more into the practice of graphic design outside of the current canon, specifically in the southern parts of Asia and its neighbouring countries, where we situate our practice. This includes its unique challenges to the region, the approaches that come from its advancement, the values that its practitioners hold on to, and the condition surrounding its cultural landscape.

Further Reading Print No.3 begins with a visual abstraction on the juxtaposition of internal and external environments which constitutes a unique way of seeing. In the following pages, history, heritage, and national identities are presented through a multitude of perspectives, each from different nations and cultural backgrounds—from Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, to Indonesia. On a more personal note, the issue also features explorations on one’s sexual identity through graphic design and accounts of living in vastly different countries in the form of a weather report. Diasporic experiences are examined through a selection of books, which is then continued by an analysis of the immigrant experience in cinema studies. In its first instalment, As Viewed By looks into graphic design as a discipline through various professional perspectives, highlighting its intersections and essence as a practice. Through this diverse form of observations, we aim to shed more light on the matters pertaining to how our practices and identities intersect and interact with each other.

Aditya Bayu Perdana, Indonesia
Amanda Meilia, Indonesia
Andriew Budiman, Indonesia
Arief Adityawan, Indonesia
Benedetta Crippa, Italy/Sweden
Bex Liu, UK/Hong Kong
Cecil Mariani, Indonesia
Dennis Grauel, Australia
Desain Grafis Indonesia, Indonesia
Fiorent Fernisia, Indonesia
Hamzah Al Asadulloh, Indonesia
Huruf / Tan Zi Hao, Malaysia
Ismiaji Cahyono, Indonesia
Justin Noah Chua, Singapore
Justin Zhuang, Singapore
Karina Tungari, Indonesia/Germany
Krishnamurti Suparka, Indonesia
Kristian Henson, Philippines
Mac Andre Arboleda, Philippines
Marcel Thee, Indonesia
Mareena Khawar, UAE/UK
Nadya Tanelli, Indonesia
Novan Effendy, Indonesia
Rachel so dam Jung, South Korea/UK
Reading Sideways Press, Australia/Netherlands
Sakti Nuzan, Indonesia
Thy Hà, Australia
Zenobia Ahmed, Australia

Edited by Januar Rianto with Almer Mikhail
Design by Each Other Company with Diandra Galih
Proofread by Michelle Anindya
Approx. 130 × 190mm, 188pp.
Printed with the Risograph SF5350 on certified, environmentally-friendly paper
First edition, November 2021

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