My warmest praise to @notamuse.de for making this amazing book, published by @niggli_verlag. Not A Muse is an ongoing project investigating the visibility of women graphic designers. It’s a presentation of graphic works by 54 female designers working in Europe today, completed by interviews on graphic design, work life and feminism. The Belgian contribution is exquisite, with @bureaugrusenmeyer, myself, @ines_cox and @__bbbrrreeennndddaaa__. Essential reading!
My poster contribution and scan details (#unboundletters) for the Ink Village (A2 size, #risograph #poster) exhibition at @archivebomm, running now in #Seoul, organised by @cornersinfo. Thanks @dae.woong.kim & @h__j___j_ for the invite, organization and beautiful #print!! ツ♡
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Super excited about this upcoming Risograph poster show 'Ink Village' in Seoul (South Korea) organised by Corners Studio. January 25, 2019 (Friday) to February 24 (Sunday) Location: Archive Bomm. There is an opening on January 25 from 6 to 8. If you have time, please visit :)
Artists: Alexis Mark, Artist Proof, Braulio Amado, Chony Park, Dahye Jeong, Folder Studio, Gilles de Brock, Jaemin Lee, Hezin O, Jesjit Gill, Koen Taselaar, Moonsick Gang, o.oo, Risotto Studio, Regular Parctice, Studio Bergini, Team Thursday, Son Ni, Woochul Jang, Yeji Yun and myself. :-)
I’m super honored to be in the top 10 of selected record sleeves of the year 2018 by @creativereview with the work for @baloji with @kristinleemoolman (+ @bella_union) … ♡
Read here: https://www.creativereview.co.uk/best-record-sleeves-2018/
Very happy to share this top with one of the most talented, sweetest and funniest designer Braulio Amado which I met last summer during the Otis College Residency - he designed a super beautiful cover for Roisin Murphy. Other designers in the list are Weirdcore (for Aphex Twin), Hingston Studio (for Young Fathers), Samuel Burgess Johnson (for The 1975); Brian Roettinger (for Florence + The Machine), Joe Perez (for Janelle Monae), Scott King Studio (for John Grant), Alexander Brown (for Maribou State), Post Typography (for beach House).
Episode 23 of the Neon Moiré Show is the recording of their first live show that they hosted during the Dutch Design Week at MU Artspace in Eindhoven. Thomas Dahm, talks with graphic designers Hansje van Halem, Loes van Esch, Simone Trum, curator of moments Kali Nikitas and myself about graphic design and which role it plays in our lives.
You can listen here: https://www.neonmoire.com/podcast/23/neon-moire-show-live-1
Photos © Boudewijn Bollmann
Designer in Residence group – Otis College of Art and Design – July 2017
From left to right, top to bottom:
Mike Jakab (Google), Vit Ruler (The Rodina), Santiago Piedrafita (NY Pratt Insitute), Stefan Thorsteinsson (Atlant), Jan Wouter Hespeel (Jan en Randoald), Cecilie Nellemann (Atlant), James McKinnon, Luna Maurer (Studio Moniker), Nic Sanchez (Dad Jokes), Davis James Ngarupe (Actual Source), Stephanie Specht, Leon Butler (Bold), Allison Ball (Dad Jokes), JP Haynie (Actual Source), Anja Groten (Hackers and Designers), Tereza Ruller (The Rodina) and Elisabeth Prescott.
Last November, I posted a submission form on my website as a way for people to offer their personal accounts in the Half Hart book. Since then, many people have contributed beautiful stories and images.
As a Designer in Residence at @otiscollege, I finally started working on a first draft of the book. During the residency, I lead a workshop with a group of students (@vousmechantez @castlepillar @mmmeow44 and @xiaoxsmile). Each student who signed up for my workshop could add their story to the book with an image. On Tuesday (19 July 2017) I took Miao He, Congxiao Liu, Pilar Castillo and Kimmy Bartle on a Half Hart trip in Los Angeles. Each student was instructed to choose a location in LA to visit. Once we reached a student's selected destination, we photographed them with a Half Hart poster in their chosen colors. After the photograph was taken, we’d sit down as a group and listen to their Half Hart story. We talked about the differences between our countries (Belize, Peru, China and Belgium). We talked about how our individual life paths have influenced our ways of thinking and designing. It was a very special day. We laughed and cried. This project is connecting me with so many sweet people.
Not sure if I want a deadline for this book. Maybe this should become a lifetime project?
You can still submit your story here: stephaniespecht.com/half-hart-book
I just finished a book with another overview of my work, designed in 2016 and 2017. Soon available!