Inside Out & Upside Down: Posters from CalArts 1980–2019

The definitive book on the history of posters at CalArts

Inside Out & Upside Down: Posters from CalArts 1980–2019 is a 400-page book that features over 500 posters designed by students at California Institute of the Arts over the past 40 years.

I contributed an essay titled “Life During Wartime” to the book, an examination of the posters designed in the early 2000s as much as a philosophical musing on the value of process work.

I also designed one of the 70 cover variants from CalArts alumni, faculty, and students.

Inside Out & Upside Down also features additional essays by Colin Frazer, Sarah Gottesdiener, Jennifer McKnight, and Louise Sandhaus.

Editor Michael Worthington also included wnterviews with Mark Allen and Gail Swanlund; Kary Arimoto-Mercer and Shelley Stepp; Ed Fella, Jeffery Keedy, Lorraine Wild, and Michael Worthington; Yasmin Khan Gibson, Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié, and Jon Sueda; Daniela Marx and Tuan Phan; Joe Prichard, Stuart Smith, Gail Swanlund, and Scott Taylor.

Inside Out & Upside Down sold out immediately upon publication.

You can check out the microsite devoted to the book here: