A procedurally-generated wordmark for Dark Study
, a digital-first experimental school with dark web overtones. The website features a darkmode and a lightmode: the former offers a variety of ghostly interactions to speak the unspoken, while the latter provides a more straitforward and informative experience.
Rights of Future Generations
Designed with Morcos Key for the inaugural Sharjah Architecture Triennial. The English/Arabic bilingual books present responses from the Triennial's participants to surviving conditions of struggle, emancipation, and experimentation around the world. Printed on responsibily forested paper and split into two sections: the first holds the text, and the second a compendium of images.
Website and digital exhibition platform made for Queer/Feminist/Praxis
, a conference exploring performance, visual arts, and activism around LGBTQIA+ and feminist experiences in South Korea and the Korean diaspora. With COVID-19 lockdown forcing the conference online, the exhibition was concepted as an archival resource; participants contributed supplemental materials to tell the story of their work beyond what can be said with a single jpg. Identity design by Ryan Diaz and Lai Xu.
Studio Museum in Harlem 50th Anniversary Gala
Mark and design system for the Studio Museum in Harlem's 50th anniversary gala celebration. The collateral system builds on the museum's existing identity, originally designed by 2x4 and Original Champions of Design, and celebrates 50 years of giving back to the community. Designed with Morcos Key.
RISD Grad Show 2020
Online showcase of the RISD Graphic Design department created for the 2020 Grad Show. Featuring the graduating class' projects, a shifting grid and colorful shapes reveal stacks of work that can be clicked away to unearth abstracts, contact info, and links out to thesis book PDFs.
A modification of Google's open-source typeface Noto Mono, One-Time (Key)Pad is an anti-surveillance font that addresses both typeface-as-image and typeface-as-software. For the former, the organic striping in the letterforms prevents reading by computer vision and OCR. The latter is more complex, requiring the use of a custom keyboard configuration to circumvent key encoding. Each edition of One-Time (Key)Pad employs an algorithmically-generated keyboard configuration inspired by the one-time pad crpytography technique, enabling over four quadrillion possible versions.
is a digital archive collecting source materials that address the connection between policing and the built environment. The design takes the browser window as a metaphor, breaking and repairing it across a structured grid. Presented by the Queens Museum, the archive features research by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University. Visitors can add sources to a "dossier," which can then be downloaded as a collated PDF. Designed with Morcos Key.
CTRL SHIFT (RISD MFA Thesis)
CTRL SHIFT makes a case for graphic design under contemporary computation. Across two books and a video-performance lecture, the project proposes strategic rejections of mainstream UX/UI practices, offering lay users alternatives for understanding our shared condition within surveillance capitalism. The books are packaged in an Apple-inspired sleeve box set to suggest them as technologies themselves, while the book jacket folds out into a poster with an annotated excerpt from the CIA's "Simple Sabotage Field Manual." Read the book(s) here
Just for fun.