on fait un skate 2020

Poster campaign to promote the organization of online games of S.K.A.T.E. to work within the quaratine rules in Lausanne, Switzerland over the lockdown period. 2 colour sérigraphie by Uldry.

Exhibited at Kunsthalle Luzern for Serigraphy an exhibition at Weltformat 2020 showcasing Uldry's lineage of screenprinted posters.

carte / planche 2020

Map of Lausanne. US-made 7ply Canadian maple deck, printed in Germany.

Limited quantites available from Enzo's Kiosque Rue Marterey 11, Lausanne.

Parallax 2019

Curated by Artun Alaska Arasli, a group show about a dichotomy of “frontness” and “backness”. Parallax is the apparent position of an object, or the displacement or the difference of it, as it is viewed from two different lines of sight. The show aims to literally highlight certain elements that deal with seemingness, hiddenness, object overlaps; this would correlate metaphorically into the notion of the remembrance, hindsight, reflection; an exploration of various definitions of a vantage point.

Pictured next to KM

Installation view at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
Photo: Robert Glas

Porcupine 2018

Exhibition identity for Porcupine curated by Artun Alaska Arasli at the Jan van Eyck Academie

letters 2019

Drawings in progress ; type design made during the second semester of the ECAL MATD program. Professors: François Rappo, Marie Lusa, Kai Bernau, Radim Pesko, Matthieu Cortat, NORM. 288 pages; sewn French binding. Screenprinted cover and spine.

Awnings 2018

Book published at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL. Printed and bound with Jo Frenken in the Charles Nypels lab. Photographs taken from 2014–2018 in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, NYC. Essay by Jordan Hruska.

Limited quantities available from:

UC Books, Zürich
Motto, Berlin
McNally Jackson, New York
Printed Matter, New York
Pon Ding 朋丁, Taipei City

Shown at UNFOLD, the 2018 Shanghai Art Book Fair in an exhibition curated by Jo Frenken.

Selected for Tokyo TDC Vol.30

Selected for De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2018

Never-Not-Testing / Pre-Press-Prep 2018/2017/2016/2013

2018 – Most recent test made at VCU Qatar in 10 colours on a Riso EZ 590U

2017 – Continuation of risograph tests at the Jan Van Eyck Academie with Jo Frenken. JvE #1, Initial test with 19 colours on the Riso 1070E in the Charles Nypels Lab. Paper: Munken Lynx and Colorplan Smoke Grey.Detail JvE #2. After the initial test there were a few things discovered that could be improved upon. In addition I was interested to test the grain touch screening in the RIP of the Riso, as I planned to employ this setting for Awnings.

2017 – JvE #2. Fruit rack Top left: faux cymk. Other Fruit racks: drawn separations with flo green, orange, yellow, bright red; different screening settings made in photoshop. Paper: Eoos and Colorplan Smoke Grey. Shown above.

2016 – A second test sheet was printed at the 2016 Ventriloquist Summer School. A graphic design summer school/press ran by João Doria and Kristina Ketola Bore. Shown here on the first day of the summer school on the window of 1857 in Oslo. Paper: Munken Lynx. Not pictured.

2013 – Riso calibration sheet designed to test the limits of our new machine (Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT 2013). Features gradation tests, trapping diagrams, overprinting and opacity charts, LPI samples, type size and stroke width tests. 11 x 17" 7 colour risograph. Paper: tbh I forgot, some copy paper nothing fancy. Not pictured.

Open Score 2017

Program for Open Score, an annual symposium exploring the state of art and technology. Presented by the New Museum and Rhizome. Black and white Laser, 1/1, saddle-stitched. Folded: 8.5 x 5.5" Flat: 11 x 5.5"

See it First 2016

Promotional poster/mailer for New Museum membership department; included upcoming events and information on membership.

My Barbarian Broadsheet 2016

Broadsheet for the My Barbarian exhibition at the New Museum. Web-fed one colour offset at Linco Printing. Folded: 16.5 x 22.75" Flat: 33 x 22.75"

RECORD TIME–001 2016

Please Don't Squeeze. Collaboration with Matthew Harvey. Street pamphlet featuring scans of fruit boxes and data concerning their transport. Web offset. Unfolded: 28 x 43 cm.

A Pot for a Latch Broadsheet 2016

Broadsheet for Pia Camil’s exhibition at the New Museum: A Pot for a Latch. Folded: 9 x 12" Flat: 24 x 36" sheet-fed 4/4 offset.

Untitled 2014

Produced with Urs Lehni & Lex Trüb at a large-scale woodblock printing workshop for the Yale graphic design dept. 3 colours, 1.5 x 2.2 m print. Edition of 5. Photograph: Mon ami, Eric Petschek 2016.

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