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Design and Culture, the official journal of the Design Studies Forum, examines contemporary "design," broadly conceived, as a cultural phenomenon and in historical perspective. Now in its seventh volume, the journal is published three times annually, in March, July, and November, by Taylor & Francis.

Covering a field that is increasingly interdisciplinary, Design and Culture probes design's relation to other academic disciplines—including marketing, management, cultural studies, anthropology, material culture, geography, visual culture, and political economy—seeking rigorous and innovative critical frameworks with which to better understand the social, economic, and cultural forces shaping, and shaped by, design.

In-depth, peer-reviewed articles analyze a broad range of contemporary design artifacts, as well as current discourse about, and representations of, the field of design. As a forum for critique, each issue of the journal includes a substantial reviews section. The journal is peer-reviewed and features full-color illustrations throughout.

Contents of past issues, including abstracts of main articles, are available through the Design Studies Forum.