- Coming Soon: A look at South Korean Graphic Design
A brief survey of contemporary posters and ephemera by South Korean graphic designers and studios.
- Tadanori Yokoo | 横尾忠則
Shaped by changing conditions in post-war Japan, Tadanori Yokoo’s work is a portal to universes never before imagined. Trailblazing across multiple media, Yokoo responded to absurdities of signs and symbols, tensions between seemingly opposing worlds, and existential questions of the self to offer works that are humorous, chaotic, and deeply autobiographical.
- Giovanni Pintori for Olivetti
In the 1950s, Pintori revisualized the typewriter, transforming it from esoteric machine to a charming companion of modern office life
- Sylvia (Laini) Abernathy
The Chicago-based activist’s dynamic album covers of the 1960s expand our sense of design history.
- Michael Doret
Dozens of sketches and inked comps for Disney and Pixar animated features are proof that lettering artist Michael Doret is a never-ending well of ideas, powered by a wholehearted enthusiasm to bring them to life.
- Mark Fox and Angie Wang / Design is Play
Mark Fox and Angie Wang do not shy away from deploying design as critique. I sat down with the San Francisco design duo and learned how they see the relationship between politics and their design practice.
- Martin Venezky
The San Francisco designer reminds us about the beauty of not knowing how things will turn out.
Type design & typography
- Coming Soon: Hangul design, typography, and identity
A discussion about Hangul type design and typography since 1945 to the present, within the context of graphic design. I'm interested in discussing the materiality of Hangul’s forms, and its relationship to national identity.
- The Complete Commercial Artist | 現代商業美術全集
Researched and presented a talk about a collection of early 20th century Japanese trade publications at ATypI Tokyo.
- Ahn Sang Soo and AG Typography Institute
Dating back to 1985, specimens of Ahn’s digital type represent the origins of exploration and play found in Hangul design today.
- Typographica: Rizado Script by Kostíc Type
Contributing review to Typographica’s Best Typefaces of 2018
- Typographica: Roslindale by DJR
Contributing review to Typographica’s Best Typefaces of 2017
- Around Seoul*
Contributed to chris hamamoto’s exhibition on South Korean graphic design at California College of the Arts.
- Between Measures
Curatorial statement for an exhibition about the intersection of design and music with Letterform Archive’s Kate Long.
- Design in the ’90s
Curatorial statement for an exhibtion about ’90s design with Letterform Archive’s Kate Long.
- History of Type
Reflections on co-curating and putting together my first exhibition about the History of Type with Letterform Archive’s Kate Long.
- Completing the Interface: “Form Art”
For my senior year independent study, I researched Alexei Shulgin’s Form Art from 1997. This paper is contextualized in knowledge work culture, and brings together discourses from new media art, conceptual art, design, modernism, and interface theory. Advised by Professor James Joseph Hodge at Northwestern University.
- Manfred Mohr
Each month the Block Museum of Art features a work from their collection on the blog. I wrote about Manfred Mohr's algorithmic print, P-049 Formal Language, IRI = 2, 1970, 1979.