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.

Introductory text and exhibition map

Artist interview

Glossary of terms

Identity, catalog, signage, and website, 2012
Queens Museum of Art: Larissa Harris, Curator
Jamillah James, Curatorial Fellow
Manuela Moscoso, Curatorial Fellow
Web development by Zak Klauck

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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.

Web project, 2011
Special thanks to Leah Beeferman and Matthew Harvey

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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.

Mailer detail

Website and promotional mailer, 2010
Website development by Caspar Lam
Special thanks to Zak Klauck and Kostadin Krajcev

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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.

Brand photography

Print stationery

Stationery detail

Web app

Custom CMS

Identity system, website, custom CMS, and mobile app, 2012
Photography by John Luke
Website and application development by Dan Brewster

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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.

Cover detail

Table of contents

Section title

Animation stills

Catalog design, 2008
Designed at Project Projects
Published by Guild & Greyshkul
8.5×11 in (216×279 mm), 48 pages
Digital print, saddle-stitched

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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.

Event archives

About page

Identity and website, 2012
Web development by Ben Bunch
Special thanks to Dan Brewster

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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.

Installation view

Frame detail

Japanese Yen

Norwegian Krone

Installation and signage, 2010
Workshop for Architecture: John Lee, Principal
Jaime Hernandez, Project Architect

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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.

Spine detail

Interior spread

Text section

Book design, 2012
9.25×12 in (241×324 mm), 92 pages
Offset print, smythe-sewn

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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.

Newsletter interior

Cover detail

Exhibition poster

Alternate cover

Newsletter design, 2012
Frieze Projects: Cecilia Alemani, Curator
Natalie Bell, Curatorial Assistant
16.5×22.75 in (419×578 mm)
Newsprint

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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.

Project page

Process overlay

Workshop for Construction page

Business cards

Identity system, website, and applications, 2011
Website development by Mike Bingaman

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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.

Binding detail

Catalog design, 2008
Designed with Bethany Powell
6.5×10.5 in (165×267 mm), 100 pages
Offset print, smythe-sewn

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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.

XII
Jeff Pietro, Born on Your Knees

GO!!! featuring Derek Plaslaiko

SITUATION featuring John Roberts

STILL featuring Jeff Pietro

Video stills

Website, podcast, and flyers, 2012
Special thanks to Karl Meier, Israel Vines, and Jeff Pietro
Website development by Dan Brewster

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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.

Highly Important Jewels & Distinctive Fur Fashions, 2011 — The inherent ridiculousness of these collections has been taken to even greater heights by displaying them together. Photos of furs and jewels with little introduction or manipulation, rendered in the style of a catalog, and printed in metallic gold and blue.

IV
6.5×9 in (165×230 mm), 36 pages
Offset print, saddle-stitched
Edition of 100

Color Me Beautiful, 2012 — Taking its aesthetic cues from Douglas Sirk and 1950s Hollywood melodramas, this title explores the strange world of color as it relates to feminine ideals and the concept of beauty.

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5.5×8.5 in (140×216 mm), 40 pages
Laser print, saddle-stitched
Edition of 75

Covers, 2011 — Found book covers are photocopied and presented alphabetically as pages in a staple bound book, serving as a physical archive and catalog of the artist’s collection. The project is now on its third edition, with each new publication expanding upon the last.

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8.5×11 in (216×279 mm), 60 pages
Xerox print, staple-bound
Edition of 50

Germs, Shit, Colds and Flu, 2011 — Each laser-copied, saddle-stitched zine comes packaged in a resealable plastic bag with warning sticker attached.

VII
5.5×8.5 in (140×216 mm), 32 pages
Laser print, saddle-stitched
Edition of 75

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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.

Teleseen
Fear of the Forest LP

Cover detail

Event flyer

Event posters

Gintas K
13 Tracks LP

Album art and flyers, 2009

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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.

Chapter opening

Pull quote with featured image

Diagram

Book design, 2009
Edited by Meejin Yoon and Meredith Miller
6.4×8.4 in (164×214 mm), 192 pages
Offset print, perfect-binding

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