Connective Movements is a book that documents two years of visual research and experimentation at RISD's Graphic Design MFA program. The book is composed of a running narrative oriented one way with project documentation that runs normally. The book delves into the essay as a wandering, labyrinthine path of thought and the intersection of graphic design and film.
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The Space Between is a publication showcasing a body of work by artist Daniel Heyman. The work—which includes woodblock prints, japanese folding screens, and scrolls—are the outcome from his many trips to Japan and the enduring relationship he built with the Awagami Paper Factory on those travels.
Evicted was an exhibition that emerged from Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name. Not having a typical object list, we worked from the book itself alongside our architectural collaborators to develop an immersive exhibition experience. This included houses turned inside-out and physicalized data visualization to drive home the importance, intensity, and effect of the housing crisis in America.
WOWA is an architectural consultancy that exists at the intersection between architecture and business strategy run by Wolfgang Wagener, who has extensive education and experience in both sectors. The challenge here was how to communicate both what they do and the value they add to a project. Our approach was to be straightforward in our layout and language with support from abstract animations.
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The Yale School of Architecture’s Bass series of books collects the work from the Bass Architecture Fellowship studio. For the 11th entry, the MArch students imagined a new city in Brazil, positioned between its capital, Brasília, and the outlying suburbs. The essays in the book think about the experience of the city at the scale of the body, walking, and analyzing the Modernist utopian legacy of Brasília.
The Nature Conservancy first described this project to us as being “the Wiki of NYC trees” and we were hooked from that moment. We collected their research in a browsable, networked volume which is both usable for expert consultation while offering entry points for others. The book includes over 40 data visualizations and uses leaves from common NYC trees on the cover and section openers.
Eight St Marks Place is an architectural development situated at the overlap of two neighborhoods in Brooklyn. The textures for the dynamic logo were made using rubbings both from high-end materials used in the interiors of the apartments alongside the textures of the neighborhood itself. Deliverables included postcards, a publication, a store front, and tote bags.
While doing research for our A.I.R. gallery project, we were shown the original 1980 catalog of the Ana Mendieta-curated Dialectics of Isolation show. We proposed a takeaway that would put the past in conversation with the present, reprinting the original catalog’s essay and artist statements alongside new essays and the artists revisiting their original artist statements from 1980.
A series of spot illustrations, explainers, and social media posts using data visualization for clients like Forbes Japan, The New Yorker, The Natural Areas Conservancy, and others.
I love music and was looking for a way to express my appreciation to the musicians I admire, so I made these lyric posters as gifts for musicians when I went to see their shows while living in Brooklyn. One is for The Beths, a power pop band based in New Zealand and the other is for Mount Eerie, who operates from my home state of Washington.
Role is a superfamily typeface designed by Mattew Carter for the Morisawa type foundry. To publicize it, MGMT. created a series of type specimens that picked up on this idea of “family” and gave each family its own personality. The script took on the persona of the herald and the excerpts and objects created revolved around messages and sound (including designing some record covers). It’s not every day where you’re able to mash up Matthew Carter and the Notorious B.I.G.
Dialectics of Entanglement was an exhibition that restaged and revisited the Ana Mendieta-curated Dialectics of Isolation from 1980. From the wall texts to the labels to the publication takeaways, we put the past in dialogue with the present. The exhibition also required animated social assets to be made based on the identity.
“Why do you think…?” and “Did you read about…?” were common starters during MGMT. group lunch conversation. Sometimes those conversations became fodder for a series of self-initiated infographics that we would work on during downtime in the studio and post online so people could learn about—for instance—firework typologies or the impact of a seaweed diet on cow farts.
Havana Living Today is a photo book by the architect Hermes Mallea which demonstrates the diversity and sophistication of contemporary homes in Havana, Cuba.
This booklet was a small, fun project for the graphic design MFA department at RISD to showcase the graduating class of 2022 at their final reviews. The booklets were distributed during the final reviews and served as an overview of the graduate's work and a place for reviewers to take notes.