Draw Down poster for Printed Matter’s 2019 NY Art Book Fair, held at MoMA PS1, featuring artwork from Hardcore Fanzine: Good and Plenty, 1989-1992
22.75 × 33 inches
Published by Draw Down, 2019
A publication featuring work by students in “Newly Formed”—an advanced graphic design course at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Reformed 3 spotlights a selection of new compositions produced for Newly Formed, a course which focuses on experimental form-making and image-making using iterative and generative approaches. The publication includes posters, typography, and treated and manipulated images, as well as a short text about the publication.
The central section features fourteen portraits: each design student in the class wearing a mask they created or invented. Hiding in plain sight, behind and within their work, these images can serve as a metaphor for the relationship between a designer and their work: designers are always part of the designs they create, however modulated their presence may be.
Featuring work by Noah Beckwith, Olivia de Salve Villediu, Helen Gao, Joel Kern, Mei Lenehan, Eunice Li, Jenny Li, Izzi Mordini, Jinhwa Oh, Marie Otsuka, Jay Park, Yeon Ryoo, Kendra Xu, and Can Yang.
First edition, 2018
32 pages, full color, 8.5 × 11 inches
This richly illustrated volume retells the history of net art from the 1980s to the present day through thematic essays and interview extracts.
It centers around the 100 works selected, restored and presented as part of the Net Art Anthology initiative, which originated as an online exhibition series in 2016 and continued with a touring gallery exhibition through January 2019. Featured artists include Morehshin Allahyari, Cory Arcangel, Shu Lea Cheang, DIS, Constant Dullaart, Cécile B. Evans, exonemo, Cao Fei, Lynn Hershman Leeson, JODI, Oliver Laric, Olia Lialina, Eva & Franco Mattes, Jayson Musson, Paper Rad, Pope.L, Jon Rafman, Rafaël Rozendaal, Wolfgang Staehle, Martine Syms, Ryan Trecartin, UBERMORGEN, Amalia Ulman, Artie Vierkant, Miao Ying and others.
The book and exhibition are the work of Rhizome, the born-digital art organization founded by artist Mark Tribe in 1996. Leveraging more than two decades of experience with net art and digital culture, The Art Happens Here represents Rhizome’s most complete effort to date to contextualize the art forms it champions.
Bringing to life the artistic communities, the surrounding social and political realities, and the changing technological contexts that have shaped artistic uses of the internet over a period of decades, The Art Happens Here features a unique design by Jiminie Ha/With Projects. Intended to function as an “informational object,” the book boasts a chroma-key green cover, “scrolling” text that spills off the top and bottom of the page and wraps around the back cover and images that ask the reader to rotate the book as they would a smartphone.
Edited by Michael Connor, Aria Dean, and Dragan Espenschied.
With texts by manuel arturo abreu, Josephine Bosma, Megan Driscoll, Ceci Moss, Lila Pagola, Paul Soulellis, and Elvia Wilk
Designed by Jiminie Ha / With Projects
Published by Rhizome, 2019
Softcover, 400 pages, 325 color + 25 b&w images, 8.25 × 11.75 inches
A catalog of images and essays—for designers, students, enlightened enthusiasts, image sympathizers, poster collectors, and graphic design historians—documenting the 28th International Poster Competition and 2019 International Graphic Design Biennale in Chaumont, France.
Recognizing the best international poster designs—both printed and animated—and celebrating contemporary graphic design, this publication addresses itself to an array of media: digital, textile, and three-dimensional.
Includes texts by The Rodina, “Abolish the Stage of Precarity on Performance Design”; Vanina Pinter, “Basic”; Yann Owens, “Frédéric Teschner, Rue De Paris”; Camille Trimardeau, “Gynographie”; Thierry Chancogne, “Karl Nawrot, Phénoménes”; Jean-Michel Géridan, “Post Medium”; Virginie Vignon, “The Poster Factory”; and an interview between Notamuse (Lea Sievertsen and Claudia Scheer) and Jean-Michel Géridan, Director of le Signe, Centre National Du Graphisme.
Designed by Ines Cox
Published by le Signe, Centre National Du Graphisme, 2019
Bilingual, text in English and French
Softcover, 240 pages, color images, 4.15 × 6.7 inches
Feck Perfection: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Life
With a foreword by Danielle LaPorte
Begin before you’re ready.
Renowned designer and professional hell-raiser James Victore wants to drag you off your couch and throw you headfirst into a life of bold creativity.
He’ll guide you through all the twists, trials, and triumphs of starting your creative career, from finding your voice to picking the right moment to start a project (hint: It’s now).
Bring your biggest, craziest, most revolutionary ideas, and he will give you the kick in the pants you need to make them real.
No matter what industry or medium you work in, this book will help you live, work, and create freely and fearlessly.
Here are some dangerous ideas:
Take a risk. Try them out. Live dangerously.
“James Victore got famous creating tough posters that shook me to the core. He now does the same using the written word. To you.”
—Stefan Sagmeister, designer
Published by Chronicle Books, 2019
Softcover, 160 pages, full color, 6 × 8 inches
Sad People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films
Vol. 2, 2019
The long-awaited follow-up to Benjamin Critton’s canonical broadside Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films (2010), this second entry in the series explores Hollywood’s tendency towards housing unhappiness and melancholy inside some of its most beloved modernist abodes. Is modernism a prison for the depressed?
From Colin Firth’s existential crisis in John Lautner’s 1949 Schaffer Residence (in Tom Ford’s A Single Man), to investigations of a family in Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm slowly falling into chaos in New Canaan – home of the Harvard Five’s domestic modernist experiments – the perceived sterility of the modern movement has frequently been used by the movies as an aesthetic shorthand for tragic protagonists.
With essays by Erik Benjamins, Andrew Romano, Adam Štěch, and Mimi Zeiger
Edited and designed by Benjamin Critton
Published by Surplus Surplus Surplus
First edition, 2019
24 pages, full color, 11.5 × 15 in.