Written in response to work by featured designers and artists, Is the Internet Down? weaves together pop culture references and statistical facts about the greatest network of our time. The publication playfully examines the history of the Internet, with nods to world domination; the physical and emotional cost to humans; network fragility; pornography; and cinematic depictions of cyberspace.
With contributions from Keira Alexandra, Alexis Mark, Bráulio Amado, Micah Barrett, Hanna Bergman, Erika Blair, Lake Buckley, Amanda Charchian, Seokhoon Choi, Martina Cox, Christopher Delorenzo, Dinamo, Antoine Elsensohn, Cem Eskinazi, Fabian Fohrer, Joshua Graver, Hubert & Fischer, Shira Inbar, Zak Jensen, Biba Košmerl, Tim Lahan, Micah Lexier, Pigo Lin, Cyana Madsen, John F. Malta, Isaac McKay-Randozzi, Sadie Pinn, The Rodina, Christopher and Kathleen Sleboda, Sakaria Studio, Todd St. John, Sulki and Min, Axel Pelletanche Thévenart, Margherita Urbani, Very Tender, Franci Virgili and Mary Yang.
Designed by Partition
Published by Draw Down
First edition, 2019
52 pages, 1-color offset, 5.5 × 8.5 inches