The design world is one filled with novelty and innovation, but it is a fact that, at times, that innovation contributes to creation of danger. Design and Violence, a spectacular publication executed by a team of scholars from New York's Museum of Modern Art, focuses on this intersection of design and violence by examining the design history of controversial tools and concepts. From the creation of the AK-47 to the development of pandemic computer malware, this volume chronicles the evolutions of these designs in hopes of sparking engaging conversation.

Developed by Paola Antonelli, Kate Carmody, and Michelle Millar Fischer, all of MoMA, and Jamer Hunt, associated with New York's The New School for Design, Design and Violence offers the reader a nuanced perspective on this often overlooked aspect of modern design that can be appreciated across disciplines.