Through the Thirst Artist in Residence (AiR) program, we create four quarterly projects in collaboration with an emerging Chicago artist/designer. We place great value in the works of the artists in our community who delight our imaginations and open our minds. During the year we indulge ourselves with the creative stretch that these collaborations bring to our studio.
Satoru Nihei is a graphic designer born and raised in Fukushima, Japan and practicing in the United States. Nihei’s work explores the personal and emotional life experiences through typographic form and design. In his work Nihei addresses emotional human presence in an expressive, contemplative, whimsical and often a playful manner. The work evokes a keen sense of human psyche, tapping into the unknown uncertainty of life.
Our collaborations in progress:
Q1 Beautifool Clown Car
Q2 The Joyfools, Facing These Dark Times
Matthew Hoffman is a Chicago-based designer/artist whose expansive portfolio has been exhibited internationally. This year, Matthew has decided to reveal himself to the world taking ownership of the You Are Beautiful project he has produced over the last decade. His ideas and work have been included in Good, the New York Times Magazine, and Ready Made. He has been published in a number of books by Gestalten, Droog, and Taschen, and was recently featured in a segment on the Oprah network.
Our collaborations include:
Always Be Collection
Discomfort According to Matthew Installation