Moholy-Nagy: Future Present exhibition catalogue designed by Fold Four. Paper-over-board cover features his light modulator in motion (front) and repose (back). Silkscreened orange plastic dust jacket.
Opens May 27th at the Guggenheim in New York, then travels to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change exhibition catalogue. Designed by Fold Four for the Hirshhorn Museum and Delmonico Books • Prestel. On view now at the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C.
Ink drawdowns and French Kraft-Tone paper sample for upcoming poster.
For sale! Unearthed a trove of original silkscreen posters I designed and printed in the mid 2000s. Buy now on etsy.
Work in progress
Unfinished, designed by Fold Four for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The accompanying exhibition will mark the opening of the Met Breuer on March 18th.
Coincidentally, the Breuer building was the site of my first graphic design job. At that time it was home to its original tenant, the Whitney Museum of
Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo in Detroit, designed by Fold Four for the Detroit Institute of Arts, has been selected as a 2016 “Michigan Notable Book” by the State Library of Michigan.
“The list highlights exceptional ‘Michigan books’ published in 2015 that bring attention to Michigan authors and topics. Each year the MNB list features 20 books, published the previous calendar year, which are about or set in Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or are written by a Michigan author. Selections include nonfiction and fiction books that appeal to a variety of audiences and cover various topics and issues close to the hearts of Michigan residents.”
See a list of all winners here.
Press test for the Moholy-Nagy: Future Present exhibition catalogue, designed by Fold Four. Exhibition opens May 27th at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, then travels to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Foil stamping sample for Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change, designed by Fold Four for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Delmonico • Prestel. Three-piece binding with fluted paper spine. Out April 15, 2016.
Published in 2015
Designed by Fold Four
The Guardian names Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo in Detroit, designed by Fold Four for the Detroit Institute of Arts, one of the best art books of 2015.
Walnut TV cabinet
Cutting dovetails for a walnut TV stand / cabinet.
Andy Warhol: The Complete Commissioned Magazine Work,
designed by Fold Four for Prestel, has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 50 Books / 50 covers competition, organized by the AIGA and the Design Observer. Thanks to the success of a Kickstarter campaign, a catalogue of winners will be produced along with a traveling exhibition. Fold Four is honored to be a part of a tradition that dates back almost 100 years!
El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte, designed for the Georgia Museum of Art.
Kaare Klint’s Safari Chair (via Lost Art Press)
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.
Roy Brooks operates the graphic design studio Fold Four. He has over twenty 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 founded Fold Four in 2005 and continues to work with cultural institutions across the country.
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 Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and DelMonico Books • Prestel.
Unconventional thinking and a rigorous pursuit of typographic refinement and expression are Roy Brooks' hallmarks. Joe Rosa, Young Chicago exhibition catalogue