KAWS WHAT PARTY Photo Book
Book
2021

KAWS WHAT PARTY is a commemorative publication for the exhibition of the same name at the Brooklyn Museum. The book was designed and published in house at the Brooklyn Museum with input from KAWS and his studio. The book features photographs by Bill Jacobson.

You can purchase the book here.

Art Direction: Adam O’Reilly
Exhibition Identity: 2x4
Director of Publications: Audrey Whalen
Published by: Brooklyn Museum
Printed by: Puritan Capital
Project Photography: Aaron Maldonado


Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: A Crack in the Hourglass, An Ongoing COVID-19 Memorial
Exhibition
2021
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer created a memorial to those lost—unbound by time or place. Portraits of loved ones are rendered in sand, printed by a modified plotter. The portraits disappear almost as soon as they are completed. Finished portraits are photographed, printed, and added to the gallery on a monthly basis. 

The design of the exhibition was a close collaboration between curatorial, exhibition design, and graphic design with parameters from the artist. All of the exhibition graphics conform to a grid created by the tabloid-sized portraits.

Click here to learn more or to participate.  

Art Direction: Adam O’Reilly
Curator: Drew Sawyer
Exhibition Design: Joachim Hackl
Project Manager: Lauren Bierly
Photography: Jonathan Dorado


George Clemens Architecture
Identity
2021

George Clemens Architecture is a high-quality residential architecture firm that looks to the past to create a better future.

Following a change in partnership at the firm, I was tasked with creating a brand identity for the newly established George Clemens Architecture. The monogram features George’s initials interlocked using a beveled motif; a common feature in traditional residential architecture. 

Freelance

Nights That Won’t Happen
Posters
2020
Nights that Won’t Happen is a series of posters for postponed, canceled, and fictional concerts. The project was started in April 2020 in order to keep the creative wheels turning and ward off the anxieties of the time. Nights That Won’t Happen is named after the Purple Mountains song by David Berman. May he rest in peace.

You can view the full series on instagram here. 

Self Initiated


Motive Machine Works
Identity
2020
Motive Machine works is a CNC Machine shop in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Case study to come.

Freelance

© Neil Spencer
Updated January 30, 2022