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In honor of Jessica Lagrange Interiors' 20th anniversary, Rick Valicenti and Anna Mort designed their annual valentine with twenty years of love in mind.



Debossed and foil stamped on Reich Savoy by Artistry Engraving & Embossing.

Group Therapy at CAP UCLA

Congratulations to Poor Dog Group (PDG), for premiering Group Therapy at CAP UCLA! Group Therapy draws on 16 hours of recordings from the group’s therapy with a licensed professional to probe the inner workings of long-term collaboration. 

We were proud to work with PDG in designing the performance program and poster. View our work here.


Learn more about Group Therapy on Poor Dog Group's website. 

Buy tickets to the performance through CAP UCLA.

Lecture: John Pobojewski at MAS CONTEXT: ANALOG

John Pobojewski recently presented at MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG this past fall. His presentation, entitled Design of Music, was the first focused on his work in sound, as well as a brief, somewhat silly primer on the role of design used within music composition. Check it out here.

MAS CONTEXT: ANALOG is the annual conference of MAS Context, a quarterly journal created by MAS Studio and Iker Gil that addresses issues that affect the urban context. Each issue delivers a comprehensive view of a single topic through the active participation of people from different fields and different perspectives who, together, instigate the debate.

Rick Valicenti has welcomed John Pobojewski and Bud Rodecker as partners

We are thrilled to announce that Rick Valicenti welcomed John Pobojewski and Bud Rodecker as partners on 01 Jan 2018. We look forward to many more exciting collaborations.

Thirst 1993, 2010

Thirst has three works on view at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the inaugural exhibition of the new modern and contemporary architecture and design galleries titled Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute.

Gather Give Grow is a film highlighting Archeworks' Mobile Food Collective (MFC) program which premiered at the U.S. Pavilion of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2010 Venice Biennale.

Also on display is a front and back cover press sheet for Emigre, Issue No. 26, All Fired Up designed by Rick Valicenti in 1993, as well as his Fluxus Vivus poster for the Arts Club of Chicago from the same year.

The exhibition is up through January 21, 2018.


Stills from Gather Give Grow, 2010

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We're worldwide something... Big in Korea!

Taek Kim and Thirst are featured in CA Korea magazine from Seoul!


Lecture: John Pobojewski at Iowa State University

What are you doing tonight?

If you're near Iowa State, get over to Sukup Hall for John Pobojewski's lecture titled "What Am I Doing? Defining the Future of Design" at 7 p. His talk is free and open to the public.

609 Bissell Rd
Ames, Iowa
7 p

Forever Love!

Rick and his sister, Barb, designed the message for Jessica Lagrange Interiors' Valentine this year.

Here’s what Jessica had to say

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Adapting to Change

As President-Elect Trump assembles his cabinet and is promising to reign in the EPA, the message put forth by Holoscenes seem more appropriate than ever.

Early Morning Opera's director and founder, Lars Jan, has taken his reflection on sea levels rising to Abu Dhabi where they are performing now through Saturday.

Performance photos by Cristina Schek

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Paula visits (maybe) THIS TIME

On both Saturday the 19th and 26th I will be in the Ralph Arnold Gallery at Loyola University at 1131 W Sheridan between 12:00 and 5:00… I would love to see you there! – Rick Valicenti

(maybe) THIS TIME
13 October – 26 November 2016
Ralph Arnold Gallery
1131 W Sheridan Rd

Paula Scher visited the exhibition hours before receiving the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the STA.

(maybe) THIS TIME Artist Talk

Saturday, October 22, Rick Valicenti will be giving an artist talk in celebration of his exhibition, (maybe) THIS TIME, in the Regis Multipurpose Room of Loyola University. Valicenti will answer questions about his work, and a reception will follow in the Ralph Arnold Gallery.

Saturday 22 October
2–4 p

Loyola University Chicago
Regis Multipurpose Room
6340 N Winthrop Ave

Free and open to the public.

IN Light IN

IN Light IN, the Indianapolis Light Festival opens this weekend for two nights only. Rick Valicenti was commissioned to name and design the brand of the festival. Zach Minnich collaborated on the posters and program designs.

Thirst recognized by the STA 100

Thirst is proud to announce that six of our projects have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious STA 100. This year's competition was judged by Neville Brody, Martin Venezky and Denise Gonzales Crisp. The complete list of winners can be viewed on the STA 100 site. View our winning work below.

Eighth Blackbird

Exhibit Columbus


IN Light IN

Top Tech magazine illustration


Save these Dates!

Artistry Engraving & Embossing invites you to a live-action open house of letterpress, foil stamping, and engraving. Watch new CHGO DSGN on press. 23–25 of September. Designers, clients, and inquirers are welcome!

A limited edition keepsake set of the seven prints will be available to guests on a first come, first served sign-up basis. Guests are welcome to come and go as they please throughout the weekend anytime between 6:30a and 7:00p. 

New Currents, Old School Flow

Thirst's John Pobojewski is highlighted for his work on O'Hare's International Terminal murals and videos for the 36th Annual Interiors Awards in Communication Arts Illustration Annual 57 as part of a feature on five Chicago designers. In the article, titled New Currents in Chicago Design, Tom Biederbeck comments that Chicago design is always transforming — "a flow that's never the same, but always reflects what's gone before." John's work is accompanied by that of Cody Hudson, Jeremiah Chiu, Renata Graw, and Jennifer Mahanay.

The feature reminded us of a very similar piece by Pat and Greg Samata in the March/April 1989 issue of Communication Arts that also highlights five Chicago designers: Jeff Barnes, Kym Abrams, Robert Petrick, Steven Liska, and Rick Valicenti.


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