Mark Addison Smith

Mark Addison Smith’s design specialization is typographic storytelling: allowing illustrative text to convey a visual narrative through printed matter, artist books, and site installations. Permanent collections include Brooklyn Museum Artists’ Books Collection, Center for Book Arts, Getty Research Institute, Guggenheim Library Special Collections, Library of Congress Special Collections, MoMA Franklin Furnace, Smithsonian American Art and National Portrait Gallery Artists’ Book Collection, Tate Library, and Watson Library at The Met. Group exhibitions include Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Kinsey Institute, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and Ringling College of Art and Design. His work was recently featured in Queer Holdings: A Survey of the Leslie-Lohman Museum Collection (Hirmer Publishing) and a solo exhibition, marking the 10th anniversary of his daily You Look Like The Right Type overheard-conversation drawings, at The Bakery Atlanta. He is an Associate Professor and serves as graphic design Program Chair within the Art Department at The City College of New York (CUNY).

Mark has worked as a book designer with Litmus Press since 2013.

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