- The Life of Huang Hua Cheng, the Idiosyncratic Designer Who “Led Taiwan into the First Design Revolution”
Two decades after his death, Huang receives a retrospective of his own vision and a new generation is exposed to his pioneering work.
- Contemporary South Korean Graphic Design
Interviewed Choi Sung Min about the history of Korean visual culture and discussed Letterform Archive’s new collection of books, posters, and ephemera from over 25 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
- 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.