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Trailer for “—Long Play”, a solo exhibition by Gluekit

Our upcoming show at Scion AV Installation is going to open this Saturday in Los Angeles. Check out the trailer!

If you’ll be in LA this weekend, drop by the opening which is from 7-10PM at

Scion AV Installation
7667 Melrose Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90046

RSVP for the opening here.

The show will be up between March 16 – April 13, 2013.

“A Product of Design” – Show Curated By Gluekit

Posted in Announcement, Color, Design, Events, Exhibitions, Gluekit, Video Links by Gluekit on September 6, 2011

We are  excited to announce that our show, “A Product of Design,” will be opening in LA on September 17 at Scion Installation LA. The show is a celebration of the passion projects of designers we love, and we’ve brought together a number of our favorite designers to showcase their products and artwork.

Please join us and all the amazing folks in the show at the opening! (RSVP here.)

Gap + Cool Hunting + Gluekit

Posted in Announcement, Brick Bookends, Buy, Color, Design, Gluekit, Made by Gluekit on November 19, 2010

Gluekit’s Stacked Bricks Bookend Sets are now available at the the Gap + Cool Hunting Holiday Popup Store in New York City this holiday season! The pop-up has some truly beautiful locally-sourced items, all curated by the stylish folks at Cool Hunting.

Third Drawer Down!

Posted in Brick Bookends, Buy, Color, Design, Gluekit, Made, Museums by Gluekit on October 30, 2010

Gluekit’s Brick Bookends are now available at Third Drawer Down and The Museum of Art Souvenirs Store in Australia.

From their website: Assembling a curated array of art and designer products, the store functions as both showroom, design studio, museum and retail space with objects either hand picked from various popular cultural contexts or made by Third Drawer Down for leading Museums around the world. The Museum of Art Souvenirs Store is nestled behind a graffiti tagged garage door and is Australia’s only trading museum. It’s like visiting all the best museum stores in one spot, and shipped everywhere (even to the moon). Our eccentric and witty taste of products by artists/designers and niche brands include crayon rocks, chocolate pie charts, giant corn cob stools, children’s art supplies, limited edition textiles, bed linens and publications that question the mainstream conditions under which art and culture are bought and sold.

Lots of cool stuff to check out when you visit!

Stories and Art Postcard

Posted in Color, Design, Photographs, Type, Yale by Gluekit on March 15, 2009

Stories and Art Postcard, 2008 by Gluekit

2008 Stories and Art postcard for the Yale University Art Gallery series which invites families to join YUAG staff for tales of “distant times and faraway lands [to] inspire children of all ages to view art in a new way.”

In Black and Gold: Cody Hudson

Posted in Calendars, Color, Design, Type, Yale by Gluekit on March 11, 2009

Cody Hudson

Cody Hudson creates his clean, multi-dimensional graphics under the name Stuggle Inc., producing everything from hand-painted skateboards for good causes like Skateistan to hot t-shirt designs for Stussy, 2k, and Sixpack France. His graphic work and paintings have been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. In fact, if you’re heading to Chicago soon, you can catch his solo exhibition from March 27-May 9 at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery. If you can’t make the show but want to check out the wealth of imagery and projects that Cody has produced so far, check his recent monograph Save My Life. And if you want to see something truly special, make plans to attend the Hyde Park Art Center this summer when an installation by Hudson will be gracing the main foyer!

Cody luckily made time in his busy schedule  to create this custom calendar cover for the Yale University Art Gallery. We love the clean lines and playful spirit of his cover, which uses negative space and simple geometric forms to achieve a compelling rhythm and grace. The simplicity of the elements belies the complexity and sophistication of the overall design, tantalizing the viewer’s eyes to find the embedded letterforms. It’s a fantastic addition to the Yale Calendar Cover Series!

Stay Visible!

Posted in Color, Design, Photographs, Type by Gluekit on February 25, 2009

Stay Visible Typography

Recent typographic work

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Conversation Starter

Posted in Color, Design, Museums, Photographs, Type, Yale by Gluekit on January 30, 2009

2008 postcard for the Yale University Art Gallery’s Parents’ Weekend schedule of events.

In Black and Gold: Kevin Lyons

Posted in Calendars, Color, Design, Type, Yale by Gluekit on January 28, 2009

Kevin Lyons for Yale University Art Gallery

Hip-hoppity goodness! It’s a new Yale University Art Gallery calendar cover for Spring 2009 by the formidable and wildly awesome Kevin Lyons! The man behind many a Nike, Adidas, and Arkitip designs (wowser, what a list, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), Lyons created a delightfully whimsical cover that captures the sheer toothy good nature that greets Spring after a cold long winter. Lyons is a lion in the world of street-smart, DIY graphics, having manned the helm of Stussy Worldwide and directed the creative output of Urban Outfitters for several years, all the while pumping out a steady stream of solid fresh graphics. Nowadays, Lyons holds forth as Design Director for NYC’s Anomaly and is a proud father.

Oh Yeah!

Posted in Black and White, Design, Made by Gluekit on January 20, 2009

Oh Yeah Obama Button, Gluekit 2008

On this historic day, the 2009 presidential inauguration, Gluekit is pleased to say “Oh Yeah!” for Obama and his campaign team.

Featured above is the pin we designed during the 2008 Presidential face-off. The pin was part of the Obama Button Project, organized by our friends at Project No. 8.

Ever So Memorable

Posted in Color, Design, Museums, Type, Yale by Gluekit on January 15, 2009

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 2008 Members’ Events postcard for the Yale University Art Gallery.

This postcard was featured as a winning entry in Print Magazine’s 2008 Regional Design Annual. The issue of the Annual was a very special one for us– we created the cover and the six spreads that introduced each regional section. It was quite an honor to work with the amazing staff at Print on this project, and we were thrilled with the chance to experiment with dimensional type in a way we’d only dreamed about, using the facilities at the Yale School of Art.

Take a Note!

Posted in Collaborations, Color, Design, Exhibitions, Made, Photographs, Type by Gluekit on January 5, 2009

Don't Forget Design! Stickie Campaign, 2008

Back in September, we were thrilled to be asked to participate in a giant yellow sticky project by the kind folks of Elsewhere. Their project was a collaborative poster campaign that used the motif of stickies, created by various graphic designers and studios, to paste up design across London during the 2008 London Design Festival. The limited edition and in many cases completely unique posters were free for the collecting by intrepid festivel goers. The Elsewhere site has a photo set of the posters in situ.

Our contribution was a set of neon green stenciled “Stick Together” stickies, a hand-numbered edition of twenty. You can see one in the snapshot above of one of the site installation of the project, taken at the Design Museum, surrounded by contributions by other participants!

(Photo courtesy of Elsewhere : http://www.elsewhere.org.uk/)

Back in the Day (But Not Too Far) : Ken Meier

Posted in Color, Design, Events, Exhibitions, Photographs, Yale by Gluekit on December 31, 2008

One of the fun things we did this year was attend the 2008 Yale MFA Graphic Design thesis show, something we try to see each and every year. It’s always a pleasure to see new and exciting work, and this year offered plenty of inspiration. Here’s a snapshot of some of Ken Meier’s work from the show– good stuff!

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Object Lessons

Posted in Books, Color, Design, Photographs, Yale by Gluekit on January 8, 2008

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Object Lessons includes essays by Jessica Stockholder, Tim Barringer, Karsten Harries, Jeffrey C. Alexander and Christine Mehring and grows out of an innovative gallery talk series that offered scholars from across Yale’s disciplines the opportunity to give a scholarly paper about any object from the Yale University Art Gallery’s robust collections. Their reflections are the heart of this tiny book which measures just 4.75 x 6.75 inches and comes in at 112 pages. 

The typeface used for the title typography was designed by Eric Olson of Process Type Foundry (as an aside: we will miss Olson and his wife Nicole’s adorable website love, charlie – RIP).

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