select projects and self-initiated works
Making Known is a graphic design studio committed to working collectively with passionate individuals, artists, publishers, and institutions to produce expertly crafted books and printed materials. Working most effectively in an extensive role that is not limited to form-giving and aesthetic matters, Making Known is a highly capable studio with the experience and preparedness to oversee the many facets of content-rich projects that demand comprehensive design direction and production coordination.
The studio thrives as an integral collaborator for commissioners who are focused primarily on the production and presentation of engaging content, knowledge, and expression. To facilitate these types of projects, Making Known has evolved into a specialized studio practice that provides services in many different capacities including: creative and editorial conceptualization, supplementary content research and editing, image selection and sequencing, design implementation and layout, fact-checking and proofreading, prepress and total file preparation, image color correction and proofing, as well as coordination of cost estimations and negotiations with appropriate printers and binderies.
These processes are informed by the studio’s foundational approach—an approach that is exclusive to each book project and that gives precedence to the integrity of the book’s content while deriving its format and appearance from contextual information and a unique but subtle conceptual foundation. Visually, in simply utilizing the inherent qualities of the essential elements of a beautiful book—finely-crafted typography, considered use of color and imagery, choice paper stocks, impeccable yet unobtrusive printing, a lasting and reader-friendly binding—Making Known offers a specific knowledge and sensibility for how to integrate each aspect of a book in a unified manner that in turn yields a distinctive and meaningful printed object.
Inquiries regarding commissions, collaborations, consultations (or, if you’d simply like to spark up a conversation about a future project) can be made by:
phone: +1 (612) 867 2276
Self-initiated side projects and curiosities: Edition MK is a small-scale, independent publishing platform concept in development. LoR/E is a growing online resource for art and design-driven research. The Film Still Archive is a compendium of images, excerpts, and varying ruminations from a selection of admired films.