I just finished a new 50-page booklet with the unwieldy title “Prototype for an Exhibition Catalog: Recent Writing on Aesthetics with Excessive Footnotes and Some Assignments” for the Tokyo Book Art Week exhibition at Temple University Japan. The book is a collection of recent writings from Slanted Magazine, Too Much Magazine, and a few books, as well as a few as-yet unpublished pieces with some of the homework assignments from my design classes mixed in. As the title denotes, it’s a work-in-progress for my upcoming solo exhibition at Land Gallery in Portland, Oregon in October.

The exhibition will be called “Space Is The Place” and will feature a selection of graphic design work from the past 12 years of professional practice. As I approach design work from a critical perspective comprised of designing, writing and teaching, 1,000 copies of a version of this catalog will be available for free at the gallery.

I’ll have work in the pop-up Megane Zine Shop in the Lumine 2 department store from September 27 through October 31st. Big thanks to Yoshi for inviting me to participate!

Also, I’ll be participating in a group exhibition for Too Much Magazine at United Bamboo in Daikanyama starting on August 26, showing a new short film I shot and directed on Arcosanti, the Arizonan experimental architectural community. The latest issue of Too Much features a fairly massive essay I wrote about Arcosanti accompanied by drawings by Paolo Soleri, photographs by myself, my dad Bill Lynam and Cedrick Eymenier.