Play, Practice, Prototype, Critique
Exhibition Publication Suite
Publication suite to accompany the 2018 Graphic Design Triennial at Rhode Island School of Design. Made in collaboration with
Olivia de Salve Villedieu.
8 x11" print catalog (full color, 20 pages),
4 broad sheet posters (2 color, 2 sides, curatorial statement, (1 color folded),
b&w confetti, enclosed in a ziplock.
My collaborator, Olivia de Salve Villedieu and I were asked by curators Joel Kern
and Goeun Park to design the Graphic Design Triennial publication at Rhode Island School of Design. This exhibition publication included a catalogue and four newsprint posters. These works were wrapped in the curatorial statement and housed in a large ziplock bag filled with shiny black and white confetti.
With the design, we were interested in questioning existing formal design structures and hierarchy. The first page of the catalogue starts on the cover; the centerfold becomes the cover. The design of the entries in the catalogue mimic the Excel sheet we used to datamerge, a script that automatically places this text into our InDesign document.
The entire publication is set in 22 point Graphik Medium (without italics). As we pushed against normative hierarchies, we discovered that it did not remove them, but instead, introduced new and unconventional ways of creating hierarchy.