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Graphics Project: Architecture Unbound

Fri, Jan 26, 2018    6pm

Architecture Unbound kicks off a series of talks and portfolio reviews, organized for the 2018 edition of Graphics Project.

Yeju Choi, Graphic Designer / Critic, Yale School of Art
Neil Donnelly, Founder, Neil Donnelly Studio
Alex Lin, Founder, Studio Lin
Moderated by Yoonjai Choi, Partner, Common Name / Adjunct Assistant Professor, GSAPP

Three New York-based designers—Yeju Choi, Neil Donnelly, and Alex Lin—are invited to share a selection of recent work. While active in diverse content areas, all three have experience engaging closely with architectural content, assuming multivalent roles as designer, researcher, editor, and strategist. Each speaker will present and discuss projects they have completed in collaboration with studios and institutions such as the Canadian Center for Architecture, OMA, WXY, WORKac, MOS Architects, Harvard GSD, and GSAPP. We will have the opportunity to learn about their individual methods of dealing with issues such as typography, materiality, and production, as well as the general practice of giving form to content and building a narrative through graphic design.

Full Graphics Project 2018 schedule

Yeju Choi is a designer and educator based in New York City. She runs a multi-disciplinary design studio Nowhere Office, focusing on projects in public and cultural realm across various mediums including printed matter, identities, websites, installations, as well as community-based public art projects. Previously she was a design director at WXY and art director at Barneys New York. She holds BFA from Seoul National University and MFA from Yale University. She has been teaching in the Graphic Design department at Yale University School of Art since 2013.

Yoonjai Choi is a graphic designer and partner at New York-based studio, Common Name. She has been teaching typography at Columbia GSAPP since 2009. She is also a visiting critic at Yale School of Art, Parsons, Pratt, Syracuse Architecture, and Rutgers University. Choi received her BFA in Visual Communications from Hongik University in Seoul, and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. Prior to co-founding the studio with Ken Meier, Choi held a director position at New York design studio 2×4 for several years. With her team at Common Name, Yoonjai Choi designs Abstract, the annual publication of student work from Columbia GSAPP, she also organized the 2018 Graphics Project.

Neil Donnelly Studio works in graphic design across media with clients in art, architecture, publishing, and public service. The studio has a particular interest in designing flexible structures and systems that grow out of conceptual thinking and encourage deep engagement with content. They aim to surprise and delight readers, users, and visitors through careful consideration of materials, typography, and interactions. Their clients include the Guggenheim, the Met, Columbia University, Cooper Hewitt, WORKac, Harvard University, Petzel Gallery, The New York Times, MOS, Princeton Architectural Press, Andrew Berman Architect, the NYC Department of Transportation, Verso Books, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy. Neil has lectured, taught courses, and led workshops at the Yale School of Art, Harvard GSD, Parsons, MICA, SVA, Rutgers, the University of Illinois, and Typography Summer School. Neil holds a BS in engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an MFA in graphic design from Yale.

Alex Lin is the founder of Studio Lin, a NYC based graphic design studio that designs books, identities, and websites for local and international clients. The current Studio Lin team is Jena Myung, Sharon Gong, Yijun Zhu and Louis Kang. Alex Lin founded Studio Lin in 2009. He holds an MFA in graphic design from Yale University. Current projects include books with MOS Architects, OMA NY, Aperture, Cooper Union, and ODA. Exhibition designs for AIA, Friedman Benda, and LE BAL. Website projects with CCA and dzek.

Organized by Columbia GSAPP.
Free and open to the public.
followed by 6on6 at Suite for GSAPP Students.