Matériel Magazine

Issue 000003

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Alex Eben Meyers

Andrew Seetoh

  • Born in Arlington, Texas and brought up in Singapore, Andrew has returned to the United States to expand his horizons. When he first started out, he had always read about his design heroes in books, and coming to New York City was a great opportunity to learn more, and hopefully one day meet them. Currently a student at the School Visual Arts, he is en route to living up to his dreams. His work consists of graphic design, used alongside elements of illustration, photography and 3D design.

    Bad-Oni: “Under the guidance of celebrated typographer Ed Benguiat and hand tracing out Bodini letterforms, I felt that the bar and the serifs of the letter “E” resembled a thong. This is my interpretation of Bad-oni.”


Erik Marinovich

  • Erik Marinovich is obsessed with the alphabet and draws it all the time. When he’s not outside documenting found type you’ll find him at Title Case. The San Francisco studio he co–founded. Where he spends his days lettering and designing. In 2009 he and 3 friends created Friends of Type. A collaborative sketch blog which delivers original daily content.

  • @erikmarinovich
  • @friendsoftype

Jen Heuer & Jed Heuer

  • Jennifer Heuer is a designer and illustrator working out of the Pencil Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Jed Heuer is an art director at Wieden+Kennedy. They have over 50 years of combined doodling experience. Combined, their hair color would be a reddish blonde. Combined, they've done work for Knopf, Nike, Penguin, Target, Simon & Schuster, Heineken, HarperCollins, ESPN, and The New York Times.

    To Get to the Other Side: “Knock Knock. Who's there? How do you make a bad joke worse? How do you make a bad joke worse, who?”


Jesse Ragan

  • Jesse Ragan has been designing letterforms for as long as he can remember. He learned from the best how to make them into typefaces: as a student at RISD, as an intern at Font Bureau, and as a full-time designer at Hoefler & Frere-Jones. Since 2005, Jesse has worked independently in Brooklyn, developing typefaces and lettering for clients including Pentagram and House Industries. Among his design credits are collaborative contributions to Gotham, Archer, and Omnes. Jesse teaches typeface design at Type@Cooper, the certificate program he co-founded in 2010. He currently serves on AIGA/NY’s board of directors.

  • @jesseragan
  • @wewillbeclose

Elisa Maezono

  • Elisa is a newly-minted graphic designer out of the MFA program at RISD and is excited to have joined the ranks at newly-minted creative studio, Franklyn. She has always had a penchant for the slightly obsessive and repetitive art that calls mental health into question (see: Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin). This medication mosaic is inspired by traditional Islamic patterns and playing with food.


Simone Noronha

Elana Schlenker & Ross Mantle

  • Elana Schlenker and Ross Mantle are (respectively) a graphic designer and photographer, collaborating under the moniker Vice Verso. In the spirit of this issue, she admits to doing the following bad things: Giving a classmate the middle finger (age 5), lying to her orthodontist about flossing (age 14), using a fake ID (age 18-20), failing to observe the Five Second Rule (lifetime). He admits to being a saint and an atheist. They apologize to anyone they have wronged. 

    BAD: “This photograph explores two–word idioms which begin with the word ‘Bad.’ There are 13 idioms illustrated in this image.”

  • @elanaschlenker
  • @rmantle

Jing Wei

  • Jing Wei is a Chinese-born illustrator and printmaker. Since graduating from RISD, Jing has been making artwork for a variety of clients, including McSweeney's, The New Yorker, Bloomberg, Etsy, and Chronicle Books. Jing is currently based in Brooklyn, and works out of a sunny studio in Greenpoint.


  • @jingnotjane

John Passafiume

  • John Passafiume is a Brooklyn-based designer and illustrator specializing in hand lettering and formal aesthetics. Formerly the Senior Designer under Louise Fili in Manhattan, New York, he launched a private practice in the summer of 2012. In 2011 he was named a Young Gun by the Art Director's Club of New York and a New Visual Artist by Print Magazine in the 20 Under 30 issue.

  • @johnpassafiume

Keetra Dean Dixon

  • Keetra Dean Dixon straddles a wide set of mediums in her playful and process-oriented work. With a foothold in graphic design, she often reaches into speculative terrain including experiential work, installation, and sculpture. Dixon’s work has been featured in étapes, GOOD, and Surface magazines. She has exhibited at the Walker Art Center, the Cooper-Hewitt, and will be included in an upcoming show at the MoMA. In 2013 Dixon was a featured speaker at TYPO SF and is currently the designer in residence at the NYC Museum of Arts and Designs INCONGRUOUS program, a studio for brazen experimentation in design practices.

  • @keetradeandixon

Jeremy Wunderless

  • It’s an enigma wrapped in a shell of delicious milk chocolate.

Ksenya Samarskaya

Mark Pernice

  • Mark Pernice is partner and co-founder of Young Professionals, a design and illustration studio in Brooklyn, NY.

  • @ypandyp

Mark Pernice

  • A New York native and School of Visual Arts alum, he advanced from early work in movie poster design to designing for a variety of clients and industries as a now-longtime art director, designer and illustrator. In the spring of 2010 Pernice’s ”Photo Booth Mask” project gained widespread attention when what began as an exercise to teach his relatives how to use their iMac ended in a project that Fast Company called “delightfully horrible” and Gizmodo called “almost divine grotesqueness.”. Pernice spent part of 2008 working under renowned graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister and Paula Scher in 2010.

  • @markpernice

Paul Hoppe

  • Paul Hoppe is a freelance-illustrator for newspapers, magazines and advertising agencies, and an author and illustrator of children’s books and graphic novels.

    His illustration clients have included The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Addidas and IBM . His work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, 3x3, and PRINT.

    Paul teaches Visual Narrative in the Illustration Residency at the School of Visual Arts. Born in Poland and raised in Germany, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

    Happiness Is A Warm Gun: “Inspired by the Beatles song of the same name, this short illustrated tale shows a harmless club outing gone very bad. A cautionary tale!”

  • @HoppeIndustries

Lotta Nieminen

  • Lotta Nieminen is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director from Helsinki, Finland. She has studied graphic design and illustration at the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the Rhode Island School of Design, and has worked as a freelancer in both fields since 2006. After working for fashion magazine Trendi, Pentagram Design and RoAndCo Studio, Lotta is now a full-time freelancer based in New York City.

    In 2010, Lotta received the Art Directors Club Young Guns award and was selected by Print magazine for its annual New Visual Artists review, highlighting 20 international rising designers under the age of 30. She has illustrated for the likes of clients such as Hermès, New York Times, Volkswagen, United Airlines, International Herald Tribune, Monocle, Newsweek, Wired UK and Bloomberg Businessweek.

    BAD: “This piece brings together all the things I never get commissioned to illustrate”

  • @lottanieminen

Leif Parsons

  • Leif Parsons was educated in Canada and New York and has degrees in Philosophy and Design. He has been working as an illustrator for a Number of years and has been published by a variety of editorial and commercial clients including New York Times, McSweeney’s and Nike. He simultaneously has been executing personal art, which has been shown on both coasts under the name Low-beer. He has recently been focused on trying to find the line between looseness and tightness, between deliberate idea and spontaneous expression, between observation and imagination.


Kyle Poff

  • Is a free man, and he looks fantastic.

Kyle Poff

  • Is a free man, and he looks fantastic.

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