Porcupine 2018

Exhibition identity for Porcupine curated by Artun Alaska Arasli at the Jan van Eyck Academie

Never-Not-Testing / Pre-Press-Prep 2013/2016/2017

From Left to Right, Top to Bottom

0. Most recent test made at VCU Qatar in 10 colours on a Riso EZ 590U

1-2. JvE #2. Fruit rack Top left: faux cymk. Other Fruit racks: drawn separations with flo green, orange, yellow, bright red; different screening settings made in photoshop. Paper: Eoos and Colorplan Smoke Grey.

2–5. Continuation of risograph tests at the Jan Van Eyck Academie with Jo Frenken. JvE #1, Initial test with 19 colours on the Riso 1070E in the Charles Nypels Lab. Paper: Munken Lynx and Colorplan Smoke Grey.Detail JvE #2. After the initial test there were a few things discovered that could be improved upon. In addition I was interested to test the grain touch screening in the RIP of the Riso, as I planned to employ this setting for Awnings.

6–7. Riso calibration sheet designed to test the limits of our new machine (Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT 2013). Features gradation tests, trapping diagrams, overprinting and opacity charts, LPI samples, type size and stroke width tests. 11 x 17" 7 colour risograph. Paper: tbh I forgot, some copy paper nothing fancy.

A second test sheet was printed at the 2016 Ventriloquist Summer School. A graphic design summer school/press ran by João Doria and Kristina Ketola Bore. Shown here on the first day of the summer school on the window of 1857 in Oslo. Paper: Munken Lynx.

Awnings 2018

Book published at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL. Printed and bound with Jo Frenken in the Charles Nypels lab. Photographs taken from 2014–2018 in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, NYC. Essay by Jordan Hruska.

Limited quantites available from:

UC Books, Zürich
Motto, Berlin
McNally Jackson, New York
Printed Matter, New York
Pon Ding 朋丁, Taipei City

Shown at UNFOLD, the 2018 Shanghai Art Book Fair in an exhibition curated by Jo Frenken.

Selected for Tokyo TDC Vol.30

Open Score 2017

Program for Open Score, an annual symposium exploring the state of art and technology. Presented by the New Museum and Rhizome. Black and white Laser, 1/1, saddle-stitched. Folded: 8.5 x 5.5" Flat: 11 x 5.5"

RECORD TIME–001 2016

Please Don't Squeeze. Collaboration with Matthew Harvey. Street pamphlet featuring scans of fruit boxes and data concerning their transport. Web offset. Unfolded: 28 x 43 cm.

Digital Social Memory 2017

Printed program for the Digital Social Memory conference at the New Museum, organized by Rhizome. Black and White Laser, 1/1. Folded: 4.25 x 7" Flat: 8.5 x 14"

My Barbarian Broadsheet 2016

Broadsheet for the My Barbarian exhibition at the New Museum. Web-fed one colour offset at Linco Printing. Folded: 16.5 x 22.75" Flat: 33 x 22.75"

Croissant Buch 2016

A book about a shape and its failure to retain a definition. Printed at a residency at the Ventriloquist Press in Oslo, Norway. 2/2 Riso text pages. Covers screenprinted 1/1. s/o João.

Selected for the 28th Brno Biennial

See it First 2016

Promotional poster/mailer for New Museum membership dept; included upcoming events and information on membership.

Membership Calendar 2016

New Museum calendar of member events. Folded: 4 x 6" Flat: 8 x 6" 2/2 sheet-fed offset.

A Pot for a Latch Broadsheet 2016

Broadsheet for Pia Camil’s exhibition at the New Museum: A Pot for a Latch. Folded: 9 x 12" Flat: 24 x 36" sheet-fed 4/4 offset.

Lobby Card 2016

Leaflet featuring information on current New Museum exhibitions and upcoming events. Sheet-fed 4/4 offset.

Alexander Girard Tokyo 2015

Bookmark for the Alexander Girard exhibition at the Herman Miller Tokyo store. Pattern: Alexander Girard. Designed with Emily CM Anderson. 4/4 digital.

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