Guest blog post for the Yale University Press “From the Designer’s Desk” series.
Foil stamping sample for American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.
Tri-fold brochure for the “Artists Including Me: William Wegman” exhibiton, now on view at the Krannert Art Museum.
Fold Four is pleased to announce that the Cercle et Carré catalogue designed for the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has been awarded the “Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award for Smaller Museums, Libraries, Collections, and Exhibitions" by the College Art Association. Also excited to be working with the Museum once again on the design of the catalogue for their upcoming El Taller de Gráfica Popular exhibition.
Ink, Paper, Politics: WPA-Era Printmaking from the Needles Collection, designed by Fold Four. The exhibition opens today at the DePaul Art Museum.
The name Fold Four was partially inspired by the Autechre track “Fold4, Wrap5,” from the 1998 Warp Records release LP5.
Progress on the tool chest build.
Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art, designed by Fold Four for the Georgia Museum of Art, received an Honorable Mention at the 2014 American Alliance of Museums Publications Design Competition.
Gluing up the dust seal on the tool chest. Next up: the lid.
Wendell Castle’s tiny pins at the MFA Boston
Andy Warhol: The Complete Commissioned Posters catalogue raisonné, designed by Fold Four for Prestel.
When your unheated shop is north of the 43rd parallel, woodworking becomes a seasonal activity. Thankfully the weather is improving in these parts and I was finally able to get back to work on the tool chest. The latest step was to chamfer the lower skirt and glue it to the chest. As promised, it was bit of a sticky and sliding mess. Alas, it’s on. Next up: the dust seal.
Designed by Fold Four.
From the archives:
66 Charger (Test Print)
For sale on etsy
Book Reviews, compiled and produced by Fold Four.
Check out Still Life, the latest album by Raleigh’s Onlooker. It was written and recorded by my friends Travis Konkle and Brandon Whitesell, who have a long history of making music together. Stream and purchase the album on the Onlooker bandcamp page.
The Woodworker, a short film by Anne Holiday.
Fold Four’s cover and slipcase rendering of the forthcoming Andy Warhol: The Complete Commissioned Magazine Work catalogue raisonné from Prestel Publishing.
15 second studio tour
Fold Four is excited to be working with Delmonico • Prestel and the Brooklyn Museum on the design of the Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound exhibition catalogue. Read more about this artist’s amazing story here.
Roy Brooks operates the graphic design studio Fold Four. He has over fifteen years of professional experience designing books, identities, websites, and related ephemera for institutional and commercial clients nationwide.
Brooks studied graphic design at North Carolina State University. Upon graduation he spent four years in New York City, working first at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and later for the international design consultancy Pentagram. The following four years were spent in Chicago working under the moniker Field Study. Brooks now resides in Milwaukee and continues working with both local and long distance clients, primarily in the cultural sector.
Brooks was selected as one of the "100 most significant" graphic designers in Area, a curated international survey of contemporary graphic designers, and was featured in the exhibition Young Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago. Current clients include the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Unconventional thinking and a rigorous pursuit of typographic refinement and expression are Roy Brooks' hallmarks. Joe Rosa, Young Chicago exhibition catalogue