California Community Foundation (CCF) with the support of the Getty Foundation will unveil their retrospective awards catalogue: Common Threads, Shared Spaces: Five Years of Fellowships for Visual Artists. Department of Graphic Sciences has been given the honor of creating the book's design and is collaborating with writer and project manager Irene Tsatsos. Others members of the project team include Namju Cho and Leslie Ito of CCF and Angie Kim of the Getty. This catalogue provides the unique opportunity of highlighting the diverse works of 61 Los Angeles artists. It will release in March, 2009.
Keep an eye out for a comprehensive guide to The Machine Project Field Guide to LACMA, currently in the works and due out in September of this year. The explosive exhibition took place at LACMA on November 15, 2008, featuring performances, workshops, installations and events that introduced new ways of experiencing LACMAs expansive space and it's mazelike galleries. The book seeks to not only document these projects but further practices beyond the actual day by featuring new works, essays and interviews.
DGS was awarded 3 times in Print Magazine's 2008 Regional Design Annual! The projects recognized included the book cover for Fritz Haeg's Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, Machine Project's membership package, and the book cover and packaging for Lize Mogel's An Atlas of Radical Cartography.
Many thanks to Max Lesser for making the DGS holiday gift a sweet success! For more information about his artisan brittle and for a list of stores that carry his goods, go to www.morninggloryconfections.com
DGS is proud to be building a new relationship with an outstanding Los
Angeles organization: Lamp Community. Their Build-a-Village campaign,
helping men and women with severe disabilities move from streets to
homes, aims to end chronic homelessness and transform lives. We helped
put together their campaign booklet, featuring cover art by residents
participating in their support services.