A New Perspective on Women Graphic Designers in Europe

Driven by the lack of female role models in graphic design, notamuse is a project that critically investigates the visibility of women graphic designers in the design public. While there are many women working in the field, the public discourse as we encounter it on conferences and blogs, in design books and design history, is still dominated by men.

With notamuse we try to find reasons for this phenomenon by interviewing women designers, design historians and sociologists. More than that we keep our eyes open for outstanding contemporary women graphic designers. As a result we created the book notamuse – A New Perspective on Women Graphic Designers in Europe and the website. The project is initiated by Silva Baum, Claudia Scheer, Lea Sievertsen and the niggli-Team.

About The Book

To make the public perception of design and the discourse within design more diverse, we find it necessary to focus on the great women graphic designers who are out there – to give them a stage, role models to young designers and inspirational work and attitudes to all of us.

notamuse – A New Perspective on Women Graphic Designers in Europe showcases the work of more than 50 women designers, such as Isabel Seiffert (Offshore Studio), Tereza Ruler (The Rodina), Caterina Bianchini and many more, as well as 22 stimulating interviews on design, work life and feminism.

Check out the Kickstarter project here

Published by

Timothy Helmer

Designer, curator of Let's Talk Design and founder of Creative Network.