A collection of thoughts and design miscellany

Find me at Typeforce 8 this year!

I am honored to have been selected to partake in this year's Chicago-based annual showcase of emerging typographic artists, Typeforce, now in their 8th year. From the website:

Every year, in collaboration with the Chicago Media Institute and Co-Prosperity Sphere, [Firebelly] curates an exhibit celebrating our city's wildly talented, emerging typographic artists and designers. The annual week-long exhibition kicks off with an opening night party that consistently pulls in a packed house. 

I will be exhibiting selected pieces from a body of work that that re-envisions graphic design as a critical practice observing media control in the context of the ongoing Syrian crisis. Although originally created for that context, the work speaks to current events that pertain to notions of immigration, displacement, media control and diaspora.

Check back for photos from the show!

Opening night Feb 17th, 6-11pm
Show runs through Mar 4th, 2017.
Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan St

Nermin Moufti
Something for Syria

I thought I'd kick off the blog with something beautiful. Something needed.

A joint initiative by House of Radon and Belén Vazquez Amaro:

After seeing all the terrible images of Syria floating around the internet, we wanted to do something. Anything. So we decided to create a poster and donate the proceeds to charity. The message is simple: although we're born in different parts of the world, some more privileged than others, we are all born under the same sky. A message of solidarity and compassion. We ask that you pay what you think it's worth, at a minimum of €45 and maximum of €500. With 100% of the proceeds going directly to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). And we ship all over the world. We realize that we can't change the world with just one poster, but we can do something to help.