We’re absolutely thrilled that our book, Gluekit “Made Photographs” will make its debut at this year’s New York Art Book Fair. Held at MoMA PS1 and organized by Printed Matter, the New York Art Book Fair features work from an array of artists, book markers, and zinesters; it’s a seriously good time and a visual playground with tons of printed stimulus. Please stop by the Draw Down Books table (Table N26) and say hello!
Draw Down Books & Gluekit
September 26—28, 2014
NYABF 2014 @ MoMA PS1
Mike Perry’s Pulled exhibition (featuring work from his latest tome Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing) is on view at Space Gallery in beautiful Portland, Maine beginning this Thursday, August 11, until September 16, 2011. Mike himself is heading up North to participate in the opening and some members’ events. If you’re in the area, do stop in and have a look.
PULLED A Catalog of Screen Printing
Book Release Party & Exhibition
Friday, April 29, 7pm – 10pm
7pm: Panel Discussion featuring: Josh Cochran, Demo, Maya Hayuk, and Jeremyville. Moderated by Mike Perry!
3rd Ward will display nearly all the works from this ground-breaking book, including artwork from Gluekit, Aesthetic Apparatus, Deanne Cheuk, Steven Harrington, Maya Hayuk, Cody Hudson, Jeremyville, Andy Mueller, Rinzen, Andy Smith, and more!
Scion Art Tour: Video
Franki Chan, David Choe, Cheryl Dunn, Gluekit, Matt Goldman,
Cody Hudson & Jared Eberhardt, The London Police,
Mackie Osborne, Souther Salazar, and SSUR
March 26 – April 16, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 26th, 7-10pm
Artists in attendance
43 Bogart St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Morgan stop on L Train
Event is FREE with RSVP at
“All hail the mighty pineapple!” — screenshot from our video for Installation 7: Scion Art Tour.
Opening Reception in Los Angeles this Saturday, February 19, 2011 | 7-10pm.
Scion Installation LA / 3521 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90232
Featuring Franki Chan, David Choe, Cheryl Dunn, Gluekit, Matt Goldman, Cody Hudson & Jared Eberhardt, The London Police, Mackie Osborne, Souther Salazar, and SSUR
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 19, 2011; 7-10pm; All Ages.
Artists in attendance
Open Bar / Free Valet
Scion Installation LA
3521 Helms Ave (at National)
Culver City, CA 90232
Event is FREE with RSVP at
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!
The first in a series of exhibitions featuring work posted on the design blog It’s Nice That (a very nice blog that we love) is now on in the UK! 130 pieces of original work by Anthony Burrill, Build, Scott Garrett, Tom Gauld, HelloVon, Mario Hugo, James Joyce, Kate Moross, Jason Munn, Damien Poulain, Rob Ryan, Alex Trochut, Dominic Wilcox, Wilfred Wood and many more– including two of Genevieve Gauckler’s designs from Gluekit’s Part of It project– are featured. Here are the details:
It’s Nice That // Original Format
24 September — 24 October 2008
New Gluekit poster joy! New type!
Gluekit was recently commissioned to create a very special concert poster for a new band hailing from lovely North East Pennsylvania, featuring a Gluekit relation (Brother Andy) and former Bedford bandmate (Mister Bob Lewis). The poster is for a show this Saturday, May 3, at Cafe Metropolis in Wilkes-Barre, PA. $7. All Ages. Awesome!
Gluekit likes making band posters, and we love making type.
Here we have a poster designed for a Yale University Art Gallery event that takes a closer look at great works of art by women.
We especially liked designing this type because of the contrast between the bulbous rounds and the sharp angled letter forms. X marks the spot where it all comes together– crossing boundaries, invoking new contexts, building up an alphabet bit by bit.
The above image shows a striking poster tacked up on a bulletin board and designed by Yale School of Art Graphic Design MFA students Daniel Harding and Tomas Celizna, for a talk by Dutch designer Daniel van der Velden. The poster plays with van der Velden’s play with the iconic imagery of the Principality of Sealand.
Gluekit likes those Dutch design lectures!
Last week Gluekit attended a very nice AIGA evening event at the New School in New York. After a quick jaunt uptown to take in the Kara Walker retrospective at the Whitney, and a narrow avoidance with some dodgy character blocking up the subway lines, Gluekit settled into cozy seats at the Tishman Auditorium and took in a conversation with two pioneers of modernism, Wim Crouwel and Massimo Vignelli, moderated by Alice Twemlow. There’s a nicely detailed announcement of the talk here, and as usual AIGA did a fabulous job of organizing the event. It’s always sweet to attend a well-handled lecture, that starts on time, is handled deftly, and that does what it’s supposed to do. In this case, Twemlow scurried hither and thither across the careers of both men, teasing out commonalities and differences, and showing the wide swathe of each man’s design legacy. It was a great session, and for us, Wim totally rocked our sox. There’s something appealing about the application of a system of production that’s reliable, extensible and modular.
Favorite moment? When, after a review of Crouwell’s New Alphabet, Twemlow threw up the album cover for Joy Division’s Substance and noted, to gasps of realization from the audience, that the cover actually reads “Substamce.” It was a beautiful moment of collective realization.
Glukit likes grids, modernism, and mistakes.