Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Chimera: Brad Pitt's Abs

Chimera: Brad Pitt's Abs

Title

Chimera: Brad Pitt's Abs

Description

Thomas Knauer holds a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College, an MFA from Ohio University in Athens and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Dept. of Print Media, Bloomfield Hills, MI. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Drake University in Des Moines.
Recently I have made political activity the central focus of my public design practice. Within the context of design as conversational, design necessarily occupies the space of a voice. Thus it is incumbent upon me as designer to determine what I can do with my voice. Within the context of the continued drive for design to maintain an apolitical position, to regard itself as a tool, I believe it is of vital importance the practitioners continue designs history of social and political involvement and its long tradition of self-authored activity.<br>While I would never make so grand a claim as that anything I might do as a designer will change the world, at least I can use my voice to impact some part of it. To be honest, the way the world is going often scares me and I believe it is my responsibility to my role as a designer to give voice to my horror. When the communicators cease to care what they are saying, then we are all ultimately screwed.

Creator

Knauer, Thomas

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2003
2005-09-19

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=616
http://www.fourinchesofego.com/front.html

Format

10
10
digital images; prints (visual works)

Identifier

09192005.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1034