‘Modes of Criticism’ launch and intro by Francisco Laranjo
Thursday, October 26, 17:00

With pleasure and critical engagement, Onomatopee Projects presents the third volume of the design criticism journal Modes of Criticism through its editor and designer Francisco Laranjo. Starting from the forthcoming issue launched on 26/10at Onomatopee, Modes of Criticism will be produced by and promoted through Onomatopee Projects.

Francisco Laranjo is a graphic designer based in London (UK) and Porto (Portugal). He has lectured at several universities across Europe and wrote for multiple publications reputed in the field.

In this presentation, Francisco informally introduces the research conducted in the context of the magazine and will present us the latest volume of Modes of Critisism– the first one to be released via Onomatopee.


Modes of Criticism 3 - design and democracy
Onomatopee 145.1

Francisco Laranjo (ed.)

Price: € 12,00    

Modes of Criticism is a design criticism journal published annually. It was created in the context of Francisco Laranjo’s research at the London College of Communication, which sought to develop design methods for a critical design practice with attention to the emergence of recent terminology such as critical design, design fiction and speculative design within graphic design. Modes of Criticism addresses a gap in design discourse in relation to these terms, their history, methods and criticism. It examines what is meant by ‘criticality’ in design, and works towards the politicisation of its discourse and practice.

Modes of Criticism, the magazine, is hosted by Onomatopee Projects - public galley and publisher- since 2017 as Onomatopee 145.

Modes of Criticism 3 – Design and Democracy (2017)
with contributions by Els Kuijpers, Angela Mitropoulos, Laura Gordon, Decolonising Design Group, Silvio Lorusso, Luke Pendrell and James Trafford.

softcover, 96 pages


© Onomatopee 2011

Francisco during his presentation at Onoamtopee
Francisco during his presentation at Onoamtopee