This edition is out-of-print
170 2-color color illustrations
Publication date: 9/1/2008
|Praise for Empire: Nozone IX:
"Outside the mainstream...smart and rebellious art and design is flourishing. One brilliant example is Nozone's new book Empire...a cross between a zine and a political pamphlet, Empire is an imaginative response to our imperial moment....Nozone's artistic crew follows in the grand and often subversive tradition of using illustrations, photographs, cartoons, and design to skewer the mighty and expose the good, the bad, and the ugly."--Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation
"Consider it a perfect palate cleanser for a night of Fox News."--Wired
Conspiracy theories, pending Ice Ages, potential revolutions, viral epidemics, and other doomsday prophecies: wherever you look--from the cover of Time magazine to the weird weather outside your window--the message seems universal: the Earth our children inherit will certainly be nothing like the one we currently inhabit. UN reports and newspaper articles are illustrated with dry charts and graphs predicting technological, economic, and ecological transformations that are already dramatically altering the way we live. Forecast revisualizes these abstractions about everything from our environment to our waistlines, from the stock market to the Middle East through the eyes of cartoonists and graphic designers who have made comics with a conscience: Ward Sutton imagines a nation divided into a red and a blue zone; Paula Scher maps out the Northern Hemisphere of 2100; Elizabeth Amon interviews New Yorker journalist Elizabeth Kolbert on global warming; and Tom Tomorrow looks back on the legacy of Bush-Cheney. Ultimately, Forecast is an optimistic book: using humor, it encourages all of us to take responsibility for predictions of the future and to take action to affect change. Forecast is the latest installment of Nozone. Featured in the Cooper Hewitt's Design Triennial, Nozone is a decade-old political graphic design and comics zine, edited around a theme.
Nicholas Blechman is principal of Knickerbocker Design in New York City and art director of the New York Times Book Review. He is the editor of Empire and co-author of Evil, both published by Princeton Architectural Press. Blechman is publisher of the award-winning political underground magazine Nozone.