12 PEACES

A dozen imperfect peace symbols—or twelve perfectly different peaces? Copublished with Draw Down, 12 PEACES is an edition of 500 screenprinted boxes, each measuring 5.5 × 3.25 inches and containing the following: 12-page booklet (2.75 × 4.25 in.), 2 in. button, 1 in. button, iron-on patch (2.5 in.), and two sticker sheets (2.75 × 4.25 in. each).

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Humans Being Human Beings

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One folded poster and two postcards in an archival plastic bag. First edition of 1,000. Each copy is individually numbered with a sticker. The poster is 30 x 22.75 inches, offset printed on white 50lb newsprint. The postcards are 7.5 x 5.25 inches, digitally printed on white 120lb cover stock. #beingbeings

You can buy them here !

Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia





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8 x 10.5 inches
228 pages
Typeset in Neutral
Printed on Arctic Volume White in Belgium by Die Keure
Designed with Steven Waldron, Adam Sherkanowski and Becky Hunt
Published by Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press
ISBN 978-0-300-21470-3

Indigenous concepts of time play a critical role in the works of many contemporary Indigenous Australian artists. Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia showcases prime examples, featuring many works of art that have never before been exhibited outside Australia. The book provides a cultural framework to help understand these objects, emphasizing the importance of the land, the rich narratives that cleave to it, and the art it inspires. It is organized around four central themes: ancestral transformation, ritualized performance, seasonality, and remembrance. Six essays and sixty works highlight many of the most significant Indigenous Australian artists of the last forty years, from Rover Thomas and Emily Kam Kngwarray (both former representatives at the Venice Biennale) to the visual and performance artist Christian Thompson. Also included are examples of related historical objects and a technical examination of traditional Indigenous bark paintings.

Available in the Harvard Art Museums shop.

Up is Down

Announcement for the October ’15 meeting of The Society of Printers
Bi-fold card, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Printed by Interrobang Letterpress

A writer, investigator, and iconoclast, Errol Morris is celebrated as one of the most prominent and persuasive filmmakers of his generation. Lauded as “a magician and as great a filmmaker as Hitchcock or Fellini” by Roger Ebert, Morris’ films have received numerous awards including an Oscar, an Emmy, the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, the Silver Bear at Berlin International Film Festival, and the Golden Horse at the Taiwan International Film Festival. He’s written two New York Times bestsellers, been honored with a MoMA retrospective and numerous fellowships from the NEA, Guggenheim, and MacArthur foundations.
 Truth, it’s influences, and our perceptions of it, have served as a thematic thread in Morris’ work. At the Society of Printers on October 7, the persevering examiner of truth, whose tenacity has drawn a U.S. Secretary of State’s confession to war crimes and freed an innocent man from prison, will talk about the credibility of typefaces. Sharing the results of a test he recently conducted with the help of the New York Times to find out whether typefaces have an effect on credulity, Mr. Morris will answer his question: Are there certain typefaces that compel a belief that the sentences they are written in are true?

With thanks to the SP Council: Keith Cross, President, Michele Cloonan, Vice President, Michael J. Babcock, Jr, Treasurer, Joseph R. Moore III, Secretary, Michael Russem, Auditor, Alex Camlin, Susan Glover, Whitney Leader-Picone, George Restrepo; and The Club of Odd Volumes.

Adventures in Productive Misuse

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Adventures in Productive Misuse

1. With parasites as your inspiration, conceive a plan for the productive misuse of some preexisting thing: an object, a place, a system, etc. Your “host” may or may not benefit, but it/he/she/they should not be harmed.

2. Create a proposal to enlist the support of a specific audience in order to realize the plan. Your presentation should effectively communicate and express the idea while existing as a well crafted work on its own.

The goals of this two-part project are to thoroughly develop an idea—however outlandish it may be—and then design a compelling and articulate proposal for its realization. Along the way we’ll be thinking about:
—what’s free or cheap and easily accessible
—ways of “doing it wrong”
—entrepreneurial uses of design processes and products
—why and when to identify an audience
—the value of proposals both for and as graphic design

Adventures in Productive Misuse was a project given to the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts class, Design 4, in the Spring of 2015. The poster—designed with D4 students Franklin Canales, Drianne Laliberte, Jocelyn Lau and Olivia Taylor and paid for by the Art & Art History Department—presents an overview of the final work of all 13 students. Thanks to Graphic Design faculty members Mary Banas, Edvin Yegir and Mark Zurulo.

Materials Materials

 

At Harvard Art Museums we recently produced some promotional materials featuring materials found in the museums’ collections. The stickers were made for the Division of Academic and Public Programming. The bags are available in the museums shop. All designed in-house with Creative Director Steven Waldron.

 

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Screenshot of an icon in progress. Goodbye, 2014. Hello, 2015.

 

#OpenThisFall

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5.5 x 7.5 inches
180 pages
Typeset in Neutral
Printed on Munken Polar Rough and Magno Silk in Belgium by Die Keure and bound in the Netherlands by Van Mierlo
ISBN 978-1-891771-65-1

Produced to commemorate the opening of the new Harvard Art Museums, this book highlights how the new facility’s architecture and design advance the museums’ mission to encourage close study of original works of art, enhance access to the collections, support the production of original scholarship, and foster university-wide collaboration across disciplines. It is a story about how the architecture responds to the museums’ programs and priorities.

Available in the Harvard Art Museums shop.

 

I’ll be talking at The Design Office in Providence, RI on July 22 at 5pm. Beer, snacks and air-conditioning provided.