Synthetic Dreams: Gender, Modernity and Art Silk Stockings

The world’s first synthetic fabric, rayon, made from congealed vegetable matter and human labour, was spun into artificial silk stockings and worn by the same women that mass produced it. Hannah Proctor uses this as a guiding metaphor for her analysis of interwar gender politics and their relation to today


Mute Magazine Graphic Design

Edited by Simon Worthington, Damian Jaques, Pauline van Mourik Broekman and Adrian Shaughnessy

A new history from 8 Books charts the journey that this seminal title has made under the direction of co-founders Simon Worthington and Pauline van Mourik Broekman. It also features much of designer Damian Jaques' 'raw HTML-like aesthetic', as Adrian Shaughnessy has it in his introduction, in evidence during his tenure at Mute. - Creative Review, August 2008

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