Michael Rock is a founding partner and creative director of 2×4, Professor of Design at the Yale School of Art, Adjunct Professor at the Columbia GSAPP and a Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard. At 2×4, he leads a wide range of projects, both cultural and commercial, for Nike, Prada, Miu Miu, Kanye West, Target, Hyundai and many others. Previously he was a fellow at the Jan Van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and a contributing editor and graphic design journalist at I.D. Magazine in New York and Eye in London. His writing on design has appeared in publications worldwide and he is currently a contributor to the New York Times T Magazine. He holds an A.B. in Humanities (Literature) from Union College and an M.F.A from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the recipient of the 1999/2000 Rome Prize in Design from the American Academy in Rome and currently serves on the board of the Academy. His critically acclaimed collection of essays and projects, “Multiple Signatures,” was published by Rizzoli International in Spring of 2013.
The Graphics Project is an annual series of lectures, discussions, and portfolio reviews exploring the role of graphic design within the field of architecture.
Over two weekends, we examine various methods of visual communication used to convey concepts to both specialist and general audiences.
These events aim to help students build a successful graduation portfolio while simultaneously unpacking the topics, tools, and trends of contemporary graphic design.
Organized by Yoonjai Choi, Columbia GSAPP.
Open to all current Columbia Students.