IDENTITY, CATALOG, SIGNAGE, and WEBSITE for QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART —— Subtitled Three Points Make a Triangle, this is the fifth iteration of the biennial Queens International, showcasing those living or working in the borough. Featuring 31 artists, the exhibition explores a wide range of media and practice. Many of these artists experiment with forms of abstraction and collage, combining the rational and the emotional, from the midst of a daily life permeated by technology.
INFINITE LANDSCAPE for PARALLELOGRAMS —— Parallelograms is an online publication and multi-artist project exploring the relationship between images and interpretation. Each week, an artist, writer, designer, or collaborative team is presented with an image found online. The curators then ask each participant to craft a unique web project in response to the assigned image. New projects are published at the beginning of the week, with past projects archived chronologically.
WEBSITE and PROMOTIONAL MAILER for JOHN LUKE —— Luke Stettner is a Brooklyn-based photographer and photo editor operating under the pseudonym John Luke. Employing a range of media, including photography, sculpture, and installation, Stettner has perfected an aesthetic strategy in which the discrete, minimal, and formal complement the content of his work. We were asked to design a website for the artist — one which showcases his commercial photography and editorial work, grouped loosely by theme — as well as a promotional mailer.
IDENTITY SYSTEM, WEBSITE, CUSTOM CMS, and MOBILE APP for THE CALIFORNIA PROJECT —— Originally established in 2005, The California Project has evolved into the leading candidate and district research program in California. Conducting research the traditional way, TCP meets with local elected officials, business leaders, labor groups, and key opinion leaders in communities across California to gain a strong understanding of the state-wide political dynamic. The organization also tracks local media to stay on top of the latest campaign news and key issues in each district.
STAN VANDERBEEK: SELECTED WORKS for GUILD & GREYSHKUL —— This publication, released in a small edition by Guild & Greyshkul gallery, presents collages, writings, and documentation of works by artist and experimental filmmaker Stan Vanderbeek (1927-1984). Featured prominently are stills from his Poemfield series, early computer-generated animations authored by Vanderbeek in collaboration with Bell Labs’ Ken Knowlton.
IDENTITY and WEBSITE for AD HOC VOX —— Organized by artists Colleen Asper and Jennifer Dudley, Ad Hoc Vox is an itinerant series of events and discussions, concerning a wide range of issues in contemporary art. Since 2007, they’ve hosted panelists such as Hal Foster, Robert Storr, Keller Easterling, David Graeber, and Wayne Koestenbaum, at a diverse array of galleries and locations including The Kitchen, Deitch Projects, Cabinet, PPOW, and The Drawing Center.
TWENTY NOTES for TRAIANA —— Traiana is a leader in foreign exchange, offering post-trade processing, client servicing, and trading partner integration for financial institutions around the world. Our installation in their Bryant Park office is inspired by the varied color palettes of global bank notes, with each frame representing one of the twenty most traded global currencies. Arranged alphabetically, the abstraction is created by extracting a single pixel line from each bill, and stretching it vertically to the height of the frame. A key showing the original design sits adjacent to the installation.
OFFICIONÉ for MATTHEW SPIEGELMAN —— Officioné is a book about the intersection point between spirituality and illusion. The artist, Matthew Spiegelman, finds inspiration in the paraphernalia and iconography of stoners, tokers, and hippies as well as in the myth and magic of the late 19th century movement of so-called psychic or spirit photography. Images of marijuana gardens, smoking apparatuses, tie-dyed clothes, beaded curtains, and dreadlocks are the subject matter here, though the cumulative effect of Spiegelman’s photographs goes beyond the maligned and mundane, exploring an unfamiliar side of smoking culture.
JOHN AHEARN: SOUTH BRONX HALL OF FAME for FRIEZE PROJECTS —— For the inaugural New York edition of London’s Frieze Art Fair, John Ahearn presented a reconstruction of his legendary 1979 exhibition South Bronx Hall of Fame. This show of sculptural casts was originally presented at Fashion Moda, a pioneering South Bronx gallery founded by Stefan Eins in 1978. The updated Frieze installation included a series of sculptures originally displayed at Fashion Moda and realized in collaboration with Rigoberto Torres, as well as a casting station where Ahearn and Torres made a new series of commissioned portraits, live for the duration of the fair.
IDENTITY SYSTEM, WEBSITE, and APPLICATIONS for WORKSHOP FOR ARCHITECTURE —— Workshop for Architecture is a New York-based design practice founded in 2003. Since its inception, the studio has completed projects including private residences, developments, commercial interiors, and installations. In order to gain control over unpredictable implementation, the firm recently established a partner company, Workshop for Construction. The design of the identity system and website reacts to this duality by employing a shared typographic approach but with an inverted color palette.
YALE MFA PHOTOGRAPHY 2008 for YALE SCHOOL OF ART —— Each year, the graduating MFA photography students at Yale School of Art assemble a group exhibition and catalog. This book compiles their work: Samantha Contis, Jen Davis, Bryan Graf, Richard Mosse, Bradley Peters, Sasha Rudensky, Sarah Stolfa, Marley White, and Suyeon Yun. The tall format responds to the dimensions of the work; bound with dust jacket, covering an exposed, smythe-sewn binding.
WEBSITE, PODCAST, and FLYERS for FEAR OF MUSIC —— Fear of Music is an electronic music podcast and occasional event series with contributors in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Running since 2009, the project has grown to include a mailing list, shared server, and, more recently, a community record label.
VARIOUS TITLES for HORSES THINK PRESS —— Horses Think Press is a Brooklyn-based imprint founded in 2010 by artist Ofer Wolberger. Initially begun as a self-publishing project with the release of Wolberger’s 12 Books series, the roster now includes the work of other like-minded artists. Our collaboration with Horses Think spans nine separate titles, including Covers, Color Me Beautiful, and Highly Important Jewels & Distinctive Fur Fashions.
ALBUM ART and FLYERS for PERCEPTS —— Based in Brooklyn, Teleseen is the primary alias of producer and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Cyr. He and the artists on his label, Percepts, combine dub and reggae elements with experimental electronic music, forgoing the familiar tropes of EDM, dubstep, and so-called dub techno. The label also hosts occasional events in New York, featuring like-minded performers such as Raster-Noton’s Kangding Ray and Bender.
PUBLIC WORKS for MEEJIN YOON and MY STUDIO —— Boston’s Big Dig was the most expensive urban public work in U.S. history. The city’s elevated highway, called the Central Artery, and the two tunnels under Boston Harbor, were some of the most congested, accident-prone motorways in the United States. Public Works presents a series of modest, speculative interventions by the Boston-based MY Studio, a multidisciplinary design firm operating in the space between architecture, art, and landscape. Collectively, their interventions expose and reconfigure the relationship between these expressways and the new parks that emerged in the Big Dig’s wake.