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Ungerer never felt restrained from making strong political commentary even if it offended those purportedly on his own side. Self-censorship was never an issue, and the absence of taboos in his work resulted in drawings that eschewed the clichés and universal symbols that neutralized most graphic commentaries. Being an outsider, an immigrant, and peripatetic wanderer allowed him to see through the artifice of American politics and society, and underscored his vision. Born in Strasbourg, Alsace, Ungerer grew up under French rule and German occupation.
But it was a mnemonic representation of government folly that underscored deep-seated dissent and an effective component of the larger antiwar campaign. It was also ubiquitous in graphic design magazines and competition annuals, which presumably helped to raise the awareness, if not stimulate the activism, of those in the design profession. Men with No Lips ROBBIE CONAL The notice Post No Bills was coined in mid-nineteenth-century England to prevent the hangers of illegal placards from littering London’s otherwise dreary streets.
In fact, Milton put his finger on what might be called my own learning curve. Although I have become fluent in many of the subjects I write about in the book, I am also constantly learning about the whys and wherefores—how graphic designs responded to all kinds of external cultural, political and economic stimuli. So to continue Milton’s food analogy, this book is a tasting menu, with a smorgasbord of dishes that ultimately nourish . . but may leave some people hungry for more. My formulation for Design Literacy was (and is) similar to how I curated the conference “Modernism & Eclecticism: A History of American Graphic Design,” which I did (with Richard Wilde) annually for the School of Visual Arts (SVA) throughout the ‘90s, and was an armature on which I hung many curiosities.