18th Annual Designing Women Celebration

by Fred Showker

18th Annual Designing Women18th Annual Designing Women edition of DTG Magazine Each year we take great relish and pleasure in discovering creative spirits in celebration of Women's History Month. This year, our 18th, the social networking scene has taken over, and now, we've been discovered because it would appear that everyone and their brother has a "Designing Women" edition. But we've found a few fabulous women designers through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and other social networking channels that we feel deserve to be celebrated!

Ladies and gentlemen, the 18th Annual Designing Women edition kicks off with :
* Original screen prints of the Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective posters
* The Role of Women in Design | 12 Designers – 12 Opinions
* Louise Ormerod : Gender Disparities in Graphic Design
* Interviewing Women in Web Design Around the World
* 5 Women Designers You Should Know About
... and more to come!

Original screen prints of the Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective posters

... part of the 18th Annual Designing Women issue

From 1969 to 1983 the Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective produced feminist posters to decorate the walls of the women’s liberation movement. The posters were distributed world-wide by the thousands.
      Thanks to Uri-Eichen Gallery in Chicago. There are like 108 posters here -- a wonderful source of inspiration.
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The Role of Women in Design | 12 Designers – 12 Opinions

... part of the 18th Annual Designing Women issue

What role are women designers playing in today’s world? Are they taking a more leading role in the design field? Do women and their male counterparts differ in anyway?
      Graphicart-news looks at these and many other questions from a feminist point of view.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : graphicart-news.com
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Louise Ormerod : Gender Disparities in Graphic Design

... part of the 18th Annual Designing Women issue

Louise explored the issue of why there seems to be less women in the industry than men, despite the fact that in 2011, 55% of the Graphic Design graduates were women.
      Her Editorial Design, Graphic Design portfolio is something special. Don't miss it during your visit
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Louise Ormerod
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Interviewing Women in Web Design Around the World

... part of the 18th Annual Designing Women issue

Krishna Solanki has put together a dizzying list of women in web design, it's almost too much. They're all pretty good, some not so good, some extraordinary. You'll just have to pick through them like I did. Krishna writes :
      Quoting  begins It is a well known fact that the Information technology (IT) industry is male dominated. However, saying that, over the years women have ventured out and have slowly been making their mark. Quoting  ends
READ THIS REPORT Full story : One Extra Pixel
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5 Women Designers You Should Know About

... part of the 18th Annual Designing Women issue

In honor of International Women's Month, who ever works at Outlier.com put together a nice page for "5 influential females working in the design field" . . .
      Although these trail blazing ladies have ALL been in the pages of "Designing Women" over the years, it's always nice to revisit them.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.outlier.com
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GO NEXT . . . Page TWO of this year's DW special

GO DTG Designing Women Series Continues

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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