Caitlin Condell is the curatorial assistant in the Department of Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. [July 2014]

Type and Transcendence: Philippe Apeloig

Philippe Apeloig, Vivo in Typo: Philippe Apeloig, Affiches et alphabet animé at the Espace Topographie de l’art, Paris (2008), screenprint, 175 × 118.5 cm. Printed by Sérica, Nancy France. Typefaces: original creation, Akkurat.

The cerebral, meticulous posters of Philippe Apeloig have made him a graphic design luminary. He was the subject of a large career retrospective at the Musée Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris this past year, and Thames and Hudson published a hefty monograph, Typorama, documenting Apeloig’s creative output of the last 30 years. Read More

Richard Forster’s Littoral Beauties

Like the tide, Richard Forster is rhythmically drawn to the shoreline of Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire, England. Year after year, Forster returns to the place of his birth and sometime residence, always in January, to photograph the sea as it reaches for and recedes from the shore. The photographs are source material for the artist’s graphite and acrylic drawings, but occasionally Forster has also used them as the basis for prints. Read More