Not simply as a contrast to sacred but in a broader sense the term profane may be applied to anything that creates an element of friction or contrast. It can be associated with the material, the amateur and the worldly, and with anything from colloquial graphics to those by professionals happy to bend the rules. Talking about profane design means de-absolutizing and de-universalizing. The topic allows the scope to include areas of design commonly considered profane, such as branding or advertising. Another desecration concerns minority voices outside and inside design who have in recent decades been poorly represented in the world of graphics and who are currently enjoying their just rewards, forcing new considerations and breaking the canons of so-called official design.
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