2016: The Year According to James Bridle
James Bridle‘s writings and art often explore the intersections of technology, politics, culture, and citizenship. Launched the day before his 2015 keynote at the Walker’s Superscript conference, for instance, his Citizen X creates a visualization of web users’ “algorithmic citizenship,” all the geographic locations one’s internet data passes through. And his 2014 Artist Op-Ed examined a movement in his…
2016: The Year According to Paul Soulellis
Photo: Antoine Lefebre, Artzines Paul Soulellis is a graphic designer, artist, publisher and teacher. He works in New York City and Providence, RI. Soulellis is the founder of Library of the Printed Web, a physical archive devoted to web-to-print artists’ books, zines and other printout matter. He curates, designs, and publishes print-on-demand publications that have featured […] Paul Soulellis is a graphic…
2016: The Year According to OK-RM
OK-RM. Photo: Lena C. Emery OK-RM is an independent studio founded in London in 2008 by Oliver Knight and Rory McGrath. Known for its distinctive perspective on design and art direction within contemporary art, culture, and commerce, OK-RM fuses a dedicated content-driven approach with a grounding in conceptual thinking. Recent commissions include the exhibition design and campaign […] OK-RM is an…
Designing Bon Iver’s 22, a Million: An Interview with Eric Timothy Carlson
A consummate collaborator, Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) assembled a cast of artists and musicians to create his Grammy-nominated LP 22, A Million. As Bon Iver is named Rock the Garden 2017’s headliner, we revisit our recent interview with one such artist, Eric Timothy Carlson, whose design for the album is less a graphic identity than a rich documentation of a network of players, places, times, and tools.
All Printing Is Political: Fredy Perlman and the Detroit Printing Co-op
The founding manifesto of the Detroit Printing Co-op (1969–1985) offered printing facilities and equipment as “social property” to “provide access to all those individuals in the community who desire to express themselves (on a non-profit basis), with charges made only to maintain the print shop.” Revisiting the co-op’s work today, Andrew Blauvelt notes how printing is, and always has been, political.
Art News from Elsewhere
Among nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards is artist Eric Timothy Carlson, who’s up for Best Recording Package for designing the artwork for Bon Iver’s 22, a Million—a release that received a nod of its own, for best Alternative album.
Art News from Elsewhere
Amid outrage over its statement that AIA members “stand ready” to work with the Trump administration, Robert Ivy, CEO of the architects’ group, has issued an apology. The statement—dubbed “tone deaf” by Ivy—sparked the #NotMyAIA hashtag and at least one resignation.
Karel Martens, Joy, and Five Years of P!: An Interview with Prem Krishnamurthy
After five years, P!—a gallery on NYC’s Broome Street—is closing its doors, but not for good: it’ll become a “dispersed institution” that’ll fulfill its mission at various locations, according to founder Prem Krishnamurthy of Project Projects. Here he discusses the space’s exhibition history, the blurry lines between designer and curator, and P!’s concluding show by Dutch designer Karel Martens.
Avant Museology Symposium: Structure as Identity
Avant Museology is a two-day symposium co-presented by the Walker Art Center, e-flux, and the University of Minnesota Press. Using the newly published book, Avant-Garde Museology as a point-of-entry, the conference will explore artistic practices, sociopolitical contexts, and historical complexities associated with the contemporary museum. We wanted to create an identity that would serve […] Avant…