The Graphics Office

ABOUT

The Graphics Office designs for exhibitions and print. We give visual and verbal form to an idea, a notion, a sensibility, a group of facts. Design is an important part of every project we do—but it’s not the only part. We believe that a larger understanding of subject, history, context, and audience should drive graphic solutions. A fascination with type—not only trends, but the details of typesetting and the history of metal and wood type—informs our work. Both of us have set type by hand and printed on antique treadle presses. In fact, we wrote and designed a book together on historic type and printing which won an award in the Type Directors Club annual competition. Our writing has also been published in magazines and blogs, and we bring to any work we do a sense of how it sounds and reads, and where it fits in the cultural landscape. TGO would like to help you meet your goals in the smartest, most attractive way possible. Please get in touch.

 

doug

Graphic designer for The New York Public Library, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and several studios in New York City. Letterpress printer and curator at the South Street Seaport Museum, New York. Still paying for the Master’s degree from Bard College. Writer, teacher, excellent poster collector, horrible waiter. Spent his teens gathering eggs on a chicken farm in North Carolina, after a childhood in Micronesia, California, Alaska, and the island of Antigua.

angela

Designer of everything from bookmarks to exhibitions for a number of museums, historical societies, commercial publishers and art galleries in New York City. Held positions at The New York Public Library, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, and even did some online time at Microsoft’s sidewalk.com. Loves making history immediate, relatable, and surprising. Enjoys wordy things, esoterica, and non-fiction. A native New Yorker who got her education at Yale.

Between them, Angela and Doug have awards from
AIGA; Type Directors Club; American Association of Museums; Art Directors Club; Victorian Society New York

They have spoken at
American Folk Art Museum, New York; Grolier Club; Cooper Union, type@cooper, Virginia Commonwealth University

Angela has been a judge for
The Type Directors Club annual competition, 2011 and Print magazine Regional Design Annuals,  2005–2007
and is co-chair for
The Type Directors Club annual competition 2017

Doug is the president of
The Type Directors Club
and has been on the board of
American Printing History Association, New York chapter

Clients
Amercian Printing History Association
Associated Press
Des Moines Art Center
Gallery BAC
General Contractors Association
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
James Cohan Gallery
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
The New York Botanical Garden
The New-York Historical Society
The New York Public Library
New York Transit Museum
Oak Knoll Press
Poetry Foundation
Princeton Architectural Press
Purchase College
Sean Kelly Gallery
South Street Seaport Museum
Studio Museum Harlem
Summit Downtown, Inc.
Transit Center
Victorian Society New York