Member initiated

A catalog of uncommissioned works created by individual members or in collaboration



  • >2019 Postcard set - 50 postcards created for the 2019 Holiday Party
  • >Display cut of Quisco typeface -
  • >MoonTide 2020 -
  • >How to Speak Rooster -
  • >Apartment building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -
  • >Inside Paragraphs -
  • >Latent Space book -
  • >Fire Island residence interior -
  • >stories for my sister -
  • >Bamboo Forest WaHo -
  • >Latent Spaces -
  • >SkyBitz SMARTrailer -
  • >Test Pattern -
  • >Poetry in Motion RI - Poems designed to display on Rhode Island busses
  • >Talk Listen Door - Ten years of The Design Office
  • >Apple Bear Cat -
  • >South County Property Management identity -
  • >Candy Cane Risograph -
  • >D.B. Updike Prize Poster -
  • >D.B. Updike Prize Poster (detail) -
  • >Self-published newsprint publication -
  • >2018 Lunar Calendar -
  • >HTML Textile -
  • >Glass Ruler -
  • >Hand sewn patches -
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  • >Vote Nirva -
  • >1″ Buttons & Machine - 11 buttons distributed via gumball machine
  • >Project 258 - Document of Fish & Game's process
  • >Snow Globe Risograph -
  • >Serving Boards - 100% recycled marbled polyethylene plastic serving boards
  • >Two Thousand Fucking Sixteen -
  • >Motivational cards - Words to Live By. Set of 4 blank notecards.
  • >Yatra One -
  • >Megacities Asia -
  • >Common Flag - Call for submissions: A flag for everyone
  • >Final Fridays - Monthly member peer-share at the big table
  • >Unwind Labyrinth - This labyrinth is a tool designed to calm a wound-up mind
  • >Cheer -
  • >RISD GD benches -
  • >The Drawing Project - Daily 15-minute drawings
  • >Walden, revisited -
  • >Bigfoot for Women -
  • >Work-Shop’s Fun Fridays - Work-Shop runs weekly activities during the summer
  • >Mistakes -
  • >CMY Google Images - Rug showing combined image results for cyan, magenta and yellow
  • >Phone Booth - A semi-futuristic box of privacy
  • >Themed mini-collections - Members generated as many designs based on a theme and uploaded them to Society6 for on-demand production
  • >HTML Greeting Cards - Greeting cards with patterns made in the Web browser
  • >Heirloom Seed Kit - Everything you need to grow six edible seedlings
  • >for/with/in -
  • >Punch-out Desk Set -
  • >Holiday Greeting Cards - To celebrate the holidays, members created an assortment of greeting card designs to give away
  • >Eat, Drink, Bake - Silkscreened tea towels
  • >Charrette - Wordpress theme for today's studio classroom
  • >Locally Made - Exhibition graphics + Print-on-demand visitor guide
  • >Paper Football Poster Workshop - Members “passed” designs back and forth, printing designs on top of others in passive collaboration
  • >Font specimen -
  • >Plywood Furniture - Custom furniture for contemporary work
  • >204 Westminster - Signage for an independent arts building
  • >The Design Archives, Vol. 19 - A set of rules for members to archive and publish their work from 2012
  • >America in View -
  • >Pattern Badges - Set of 8 collectible iron-on graphic patches
  • >Contact Sheet - Gallery plug-in for Wordpress
  • >Modern Pictograms - Set of icons for most any use
  • >Pictures of Type - Website that collects photographs of typography in use
  • >Special Collection -
  • >Flatfile - WordPress theme designed for artists that combines portfolio and blog
  • >Fall Leaves - An open call for submissions led to this collaboration with Guilherme Falcão from Brazil
  • >The Design Archives - Bound volumes containing our recycled paper
  • >Ira Rakatansky - 208-page book on Providence's earliest Modern architect
  • >It’s Your Birthday, Hobo - In honor of the 100th anniversary of Morris Fuller Benton's typeface 'Hobo,' we collected photographs of the typeface in use
  • >Letterboxes - Square 4" kraft boxes that assemble to form letters and numbers
  • >Coffee & Tea Mugs - Simple, typographically pleasing 11oz mugs. $14/ea
  • >Be Bold Obama Tee - Bold type for a bold candidate
  • >Abstract Parking Lot - A proposal to resurface a parking lot

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Office supported

We offer support to designers who want to develop their own projects by donating use of equipment, publishing projects, offering mini-grants, consultation and critique. Submissions are reviewed at the beginning of the month by the Office members. Please send an abstract, any supporting materials and how we can help, to the email address below.


submisxssions@thedesignoffice.org
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