Part of Dis-Contents: Insights 2007
Lorraine Wild’s career spans the worlds of design, publishing, and academia. Her thoughtfully crafted books helped transform the realm of scholarly publishing, in particular the contemporary exhibition catalogue and artist monograph. The subjects of her works have included artists Richard Prince, Mike Kelley, Gabriel Orozco, and Bill Viola and architects John Hejduk, Daniel Libeskind, and Morphosis, among many others. Wild has won critical praise and numerous awards for her designs, including the AIGA Medal in 2006, the profession’s highest honor. In 1995 she received the Chrysler Award for Design Innovation as a founding partner in the studio ReVerb. More recently, she formed the Los Angeles–based Green Dragon Office with Victoria Lam, Robert Ruehlman, and Stuart Smith, and is a partner in Greybull Press, a unique publishing house with a focus on photographic books that she established in 1999 with partners Lisa Eisner and Roman Alonso. In addition to her design practice, Wild is a historian and educator who headed and helped form the influential graphic design program at CalArts.