Chris Rypkema, Studio for Graphic Design
New York, New York
+1 646 580 7057

I collaborate with artists, architects, designers, editors, photographers, musicians, writers and cultural institutions to design exhibitions, identities, printed matter, publications, typefaces, videos and websites. I have worked with MoMA, MoMA PS1, Yale University Art Gallery, Linked by Air, and 2×4 among others. I have served as a critic at Columbia GSAPP and teach courses related to graphic design at the School of Visual Arts, Rutgers University, and Parsons School of Design; and I hold an MFA from Yale.

Cover image by Muxi Gao.

49, 48, 47 Interior Provocations: Memory

Poster and program design for an architecture symposium hosted by Ryerson University and Pratt University.

46, 45 Tania Bruguera, Untitled (Havana, 2000)

A book designed and produced for Tania Bruguera and The Museum of Modern Art. Designed at MoMA Design Studio in collaboration with creative director Ingrid Chou, Claire Corey and Damien Saatdjian. The exhibition was curated by Stuart Comer and Martha Joseph. Cover dimensions are 9″x 12″

44, 43 YAP

YAP is an independent art press based in Brooklyn. I was commissioned to design a flexible identity system to express the intimate and playful nature of the press. The logo is set in Desk Sans Regular, an unreleased typeface by Seokhoon Choi.

42, 41 Even Magazine Issue No. 10

Even is based in New York and focuses on art, music, architecture and film in the context of the world’s biggest issues. Designed with magazine editor Jason Farago. Design concept and creative direction by Common Name.

40 Beyond Advanced

Yale MFA thesis exhibition Beyond Advanced at Green Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut. Designed in collaboration with Chase Booker, Laura Coombs, Ben Ganz, Anastasia Raina, Franci Virgili. Read more information at It’s Nice That.

39, 38 80 Years of Film at MoMA

Identity and motion concept for 80 Years of Film at MoMA. Designed at the Museum of Modern Art with creative direction by Ingrid Chou.

37 The Bunker NY

Promotional materials for record label The Bunker NY. Designed at Common Name with creative direction by Ken Meier and Yoonjai Choi. Design concept by Common Name. 

36, 35, 34 Recent Photographs by Tim Schutsky

Photographer Tim Schutsky asked me to help curate a selection of his latest work for a digital publication. Together we arranged and edited his recent body of work based on shared formal themes. Cover dimensions are 8.5″x 11″ .pdf file size is 29.5MB.

33 Syracuse Architecture Thesis Prize

Publication for Syracuse Architecture Thesis Prize. Designed at Common Name with creative direction by Ken Meier and Yoonjai Choi.

32, 31, 30 Being: New Photography 2018

Typography and design campaign for the biannual photography exhibition at MoMA, Being: New Photography 2018 curated by Lucy Gallon. Designed at The Museum of Modern Art with creative director Ingrid Chou and designer Kevin Ballon. Images feature artworks by Joanna Piotrowska and Matthew Connors, courtesy of MoMA.

29, 28, 27 Miu Miu Women’s Tales

Book, iPad app, and event invitation for eight short films featured in Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales. Designed at 2×4 with creative direction by Michael Rock and art direction by Sung Kim. Images feature photographs by Brigitte Lacombe.

26, 25, 24 larissapham.com

In collaboration with Larissa Pham, together we designed a website to list her latest projects. Relating to the artist’s book Pop Song, the design of the website takes inspiration from some of our favorite DVD menus.

23 Wax Magazine

Wax Magazine is an art, surf and culture publication based in Brooklyn. Designed at Wax Studios with creative direction by Zak Klauck and Dave Yun. The spread featured is from issue 4 Flux.

22 Triangle House

Identity and website for Brooklyn-based literary community Triangle House. I was commissioned to design a visual system that incorporated a bold, graphic logo and a vibrant color palette.

21, 20 Pursuing the Unpredictable: The New Museum, 1977–2017

The New Museum’s 40th-anniversary exhibition presented a selection of past projects and archival documents. Typographic system for the exhibition, designed in collaboration with Wkshps. Curated by Alicia Ritson and Marcia Tucker Senior Research Fellow. Creative Direction by Prem Krishnamurthy and Chris Wu. Designer Julianna Santolucito. Photo Documentation by Maris Hutchinson, EPW Studio, Courtesy the New Museum.

19 Notes by Tracy Wan

Typesetting for Notes by Tracy Wan. Cover design by Mariana Nemer, published by YAP.

18 Office

Typography and motion concept for an event. Designed with Guillaume Boucher.


Poster designed for Daniel van der Velden’s workshop at the Yale School of Art with Ayham Ghraowi.

16, 15 Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

Design and typesetting for an information packet about burnout and vicarious trauma with artist and writer Larissa Pham. The toolkit is also available as a .pdf file for print on demand. 

14 Tracts: Vertical & Horizontal Movements in Art

Poster for an exhibition at ZXY Gallery in Brooklyn. The poster explores formal ideas of movement found in vernacular typography. Typeface: Streamline.

13, 12 Superstudio Postcards

A series of postcards designed at the Yale School of Art with Laura Coombs.

11 I’ve fallen in love or imagine I have

Book cover for I’ve fallen in love or imagine I have by Clare Mao published by YAP. Cover dimensions are 4″ x 6″

10, 9, 8, 7, 6 Beta-Real: The Materiality of Loss

Typographic system and exhibition materials for Beta-Real: The Materiality of Loss at Syracuse University School of Architecture. Designed in collaboration with Common Name and artist Linda Zhang. Creative direction by Ken Meier and Yoonjai Choi. Photo Documentation by David Broda. Images: Slocum Hall Marble Room, Syracuse University School of Architecture and detail of the artworks on view by Linda Zhang, Boghosian Fellow.

5 Syracuse Architecture x Shenzhen Mingde Experimental School 

Design for Shenzhen Mingde Experimental School and Syracuse Architecture. Designed at Common Name with creative direction by Ken Meier and Yoonjai Choi.

4, 3, 2, 1 Vogue Italia

Typography concept for Vogue Italia. Creative direction by Ferdinando Verderi, art direction by Guillaume Boucher.

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