Scott Joseph

info(at)scottpauljoseph.com

Selected Work

Printed Matter:

The Beginning of Forms
Companion Planting
Times Maker
Skeleton Argument
The Tone Is Theirs
R—W
Mark & Measure

Image:

Penumbra
Language Without Place
For As Far As I Can See
Alphabetical Pareidolia
Mute Written Orchestration
Light

Object:

Found When Out I
Found When Out II
Combination Prints
Spirit Level
Display Unit

Typography:

Speech Flies Away, Written Words Remain
Like A Tongue That Tried To Speak
A-Z Directions
Notes On A White Painting

Writing:

Yet to be filed

My practice as a designer takes an enduring relationship with typographic led processes as a basis to explore how a message operates. Predominant is to question the role of all forms of communication, and how translation processes (through both visual and semantic based material) become evident via myriad types of editorial activity.

A central aspect within my work concerns the muted purpose of printed surfaces, and how they function to condition image and language construction.

These fundamental elements outline a broader engagement in human behaviour within built environments, and how together relationships are elicited between what is cognate and visible or realised, resultantly hinting towards renewed kinds of meaning for what is considered either an image, text or object.

I graduated from the graphic design department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2009, and have exhibited print based work at London's Tate Modern (Offprint, 2015), and have been included in New York's Museum of Modern Art Library (2012) and Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum Archive (2012), as well as part of the 25th and 27th editions of the Brno Biennale, Czech Republic (2012, 2016).

In 2017 I kept a visual and inter-textual based column in IDEA magazine, Tokyo, Japan, and was a designer in residence at Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway.

In 2018 my 'Alphabetical Pareidolia' project was profiled in AIGA magazine, NYC, US.

In 2019 my typographic research is supported by the Stimuleringsfonds, the Netherlands.

I have taught graphic design at University for the Creative Arts, UK (2014); University of East London, UK (2015); ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, NL (2016); Arts University Bournemouth, UK (2017); and Bucks New University, UK (2018), in various capacities as: Lecturer, Associate Lecturer, and Visiting and Guest Tutor, and have recieved grants and stipends for my practice from: Fonds BKVB, NL; Amsterdam Fonds Voor De Kunst, NL; UCA Research Fund, UK; Mondriaan Fonds, NL; Norsk Kulturfond, NO and Stimuleringsfonds, NL.

Currently I am Lecturer in Graphic Design at University of Greenwich, London—within its Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and as part of its School of Design. In addition, I contribute on an ongoing basis to IDEA magazine, the international journal for Graphic Arts and Typography.

Selected Activities

Current:

1.0 Lecturer, BA Graphic Design
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
School of Design
University of Greenwich, London

Under the Sign
Stimuleringsfonds, NL, 2019

Official vs Unofficial Language
Idea magazine, Tokyo, Japan, ongoing

Recent:

Type and Image Tutor
B.A Graphic Design
Bucks New University, UK, Autumn, 2018

'Alphabetical Pareidolia'
AIGA Eye on Design No.2 (Print Issue)
New York, US, 2018

Petshop Doorbell
petshopdoorbell.org
I.C.W. Felicia von Zweigbergk
Amsterdam, NL, July, 2018

The Beginning of Forms
Published by Rogaland Kunstsenter
Stavanger, Norway, July, 2018

Geraldo Dos Santos
geraldodossantos.com
I.C.W. Geraldo Dos Santos
Amsterdam, NL, April, 2018

So Far So Real
sofarsoreal.net
I.C.W. Radna Rumping
Amsterdam, NL, September, 2017

ISP
Rogaland Kunstsenter
Stavanger, NO, July, 2017

Times Maker
Hit Gallery
Geneva, CH, June, 2017

Companion Planting
Goldsmiths, UOL Allotment
London, UK, June, 2017

Language Without Place
IDEA Magazine, Issues No. 376–379
Tokyo, JP, January, April, July, October, 2017

Skeleton Argument
Wellcome Collection
London, UK, 2016

Penumbra
27th Brno Biennale
Brno, CZ, 2016

Past:

Things We Didn't Have Before
Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park
London, UK, 2015

Under The Sign
P/////AKT
Platform for Contemporary Art
Amsterdam, NL, 2014

Titles
Goethe Institute
Amsterdam, NL, 2014

No is the Only Word in A-Z
Perdu Foundation
Amsterdam, NL, 2012

Mute Written Orchestration
Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture
Maastricht, NL, 2012

R—W
X Marks The Bokship
London, UK, 2012

R—W
San Serriffe
Amsterdam, NL, 2011

The Object Lag
Nieuwe Vide
Haarlem, NL, 2010

GRA magazine
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Amsterdam, NL, 2009



(c) 2008—2019

Language Without Place

Images depicting both vernacular and applied examples of typography found within the built environment act as a primary outline to question the purpose of information and its visualisation within economic and socially democratic and capitalist systems, challenging the role of societal meritocracy and class structure, and prompting thought toward non-canonical forms of writing.

"In such short lines are the movement of time, populous and even the weather, in which exist similar, if not exacting traits of occurrence. The same might be said of every segregated anachronistic letter, of every typographic arrangement primarily, but also of the thought and writing of every configuration of every piece of communication, be it typed or written, by every person in the world throughout history."

' Language Without Place', originally produced for the '27th Brno Biennale' catalogue.

Moravian Gallery
Brno, CZ
16.06.2016–30.10.2016

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