I was asked to assist in the curation of the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht graphic design thesis exhibition. I began by attempting to give some context to the work in the show, which consisted of installation, video, performance, photography as well as some traditional graphic design. I felt it was important to point out that the work in the exhibition was evidence that the borders of graphic design are expanding, into art, but also into performance, writing and research among other things. I created a booklet that contained an introduction to the overall show as well as introductions to each work and a gallery map. Printed on Risograph. Dutch translation by Simona Kicurovska and Kirsten Algera. Davey Whitcraft, 2014.
Otis College of Art and Design, T-shirt ‘Elevating Art Since 1918’. Davey Whitcraft, 2014.
Selected clip from ‘One Cool Pixel’. Isolation of one pixel from the film ‘Cool Hand Luke’. Video and Audio. Davey Whitcraft, 2014.
99 problems art ain’t one: Kali and I discussing our art problems
Stefan Schäfer and I were invited to conduct a workshop at Sint Lucas Antwerp in 2013. We were interested in connecting the student designers personal standpoints on Antwerp with their design practice. One student took the opportunity to create a series of graphic interventions that expressed his position on the mayor: The recently elected mayor has decided to make changes to the policies. With adding new fines and rules, like the prohibition of throwing snowballs, the new rule about city employees who can’t wear rainbow shirts or signs anymore because he believes in normalisation. He commented on rap music as if it is a stepstone to crime for young people, the situation is actually the contrary for most. I decided to give these things a spin.
Audio recording from a freight train journey I made in 1992. Exhibited at ‘Hot Town’ at 323 Projects Los Angeles, Davey Whitcraft, 2012. Hear more…
A book published by famed Los Angeles offset printer Typecraft Wood and Jones detailing various projects they produced in collaboration with LA graphic designers. The book includes some work I made while living in LA.