Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, designed by Fold Four. Three-piece binding with stamped cloth spine. On view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from December 11 until April 6, 2014.
Cover (with and without dust jacket) of the Cercle et Carré catalogue, designed by Fold Four and on view at the Georgia Museum of Art through January 5, 2014.
Wreck in Snow, from the archives and for sale in my etsy shop.
Promotional booklet for Brooklyn-based architecture studio Urban Quotient, designed by Fold Four. Individual pages are standard letter and tabloid sizes, printed digitally on-demand and assembled by the client.
Remnants: Louise Nevelson & Aaron Siskind, designed for Bruce Silverstein Gallery by Fold Four.
I’ve started building the Anarchist’s Tool Chest.
Composer Max Richter in his studio.
Studio shelving unit, designed by Vincent Whitehurst, Architect.
New project: Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art for the Georgia Museum of Art.
Test assembly of studio shelves.
A glimpse inside The Essential Robert Indiana.
Advance copy of the The Essential Robert Indiana, designed by Fold Four for Delmonico • Prestel and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The opening of the exhibition has been postponed until February 14, 2014.
Jasper Johns: Gray, designed by Fold Four for the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007, spotted on an end table in the latest CB2 catalog. Thanks to Sarah for the tip!
Detail of Impressionists on the Water dust jacket with foil stamped title on textured stock.
Choosing and pairing binding materials is one fun aspect of designing books!
Building some Donald Judd inspired work tables for the new studio.
Fold Four has moved to Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.
Cover of “Dreams & Echoes: Drawings and Sculpture in the David and Celia Hilliard Collection,” designed by Fold Four for the Art Institute of Chicago.
Chainsaws and robots!
Gary Baseman: The Door is Always Open, designed by Fold Four for Rizzoli, and now available for pre-order on amazon.com. The exhibition of the same title opens April 25th at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance, designed by Fold Four for The Aldrich Museum and Rizzoli, was named one of the “best art books of 2012" by the Huffington Post!
Check out the updated Fold Four website, including new book projects for the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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