A few years ago, some of my design work went into the permanent collection in MoMA, which was a huge step in terms of creative legitimation for me on a personal level. Fairly recently, a large body of my work went into the permanent collection of the Newberry Library in Chicago (due utterly to the interest of Paul F. Gehl, curator extraordinaire), holders of great collections of some of my heroes, namely Oz Cooper and Will Dwiggins.

I am really excited to have my work be part of an officially documented continuum of American graphic design in such a prestigious institution. It happened casually and with zero pomp and circumstance, though inside I was jumping up and down with excitement.

Giant thanks to Paul and the amazing staff at the Newberry. You are my favorite library in the world. Machida’s doesn’t touch you with a long stick.