Maria Muuk

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Labelling system & graphic design for the exhibition Misfits: Pages from a loose-leaf modernity at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt in Berlin (2017). Within NODE, in collaboration with Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik.
Labelling system & graphic design for the exhibition Misfits: Pages from a loose-leaf modernity at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt in Berlin (2017). Within NODE, in collaboration with Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik.
«On Hyperstition and Branding», an essay published in Can This Be Something Else, a collection of texts by students of the Critical Studies department of the Sandberg Institute (2018). Design by Zuzana Kostelanská.
Lecture presentation of «On Hyperstition and Branding», a text published in the Sandberg Institute Critical Studies essay collection Can This Be Something Else. Book launch at Fanfare, Amsterdam (17.02.2018).
Six printed discussions, a freely distributed newspaper consisting of conversations with fellow students, tutors and practitioners on the role of design education. Part of my graduation work at the department of graphic design of the Estonian Academy of Arts, together with Ott Kagovere (2016).
Posters for reading groups on design theory that I initiated in the department of graphic design of the Estonian Academy of Arts, and Six printed discussions, a freely distributed newspaper consisting of conversations with fellow students, tutors and practitioners on the role of design education. Together with Ott Kagovere (2016).
Six printed discussions and a selection of referential material, graduation work at the department of graphic design of the Estonian Academy of Arts (exhibition GD16SHOW at the EAA Gallery): a newspaper consisting of conversations with fellow students, tutors and practitioners on the role of design education, accompanied by a selection of books and texts mentioned in the discussions. Together with Ott Kagovere (2016).
A 3-day public programme & pop-up exhibition on the topic of artistic labour at the Tallinn Photo Art Fair, where GD project space was invited to participate. Using the services of sellers on Fiverr, we ordered a logo design and copywriting to use on our promotional brochure while also asking them to write about their work life, and printed merchandise to sell based on the answers. Together with Ott Kagovere (2017).
A 3-day programme, reading corner and pop-up exhibition on the topic of artistic labour at the Tallinn Photo Art Fair, where GD project space was invited to participate. Contributors included François Girard-Meunier (installation-performance Flexible Bodies), Maarin Ektermann and Airi Triisberg. Together with Ott Kagovere (2017).
T-shirt produced as part of GD project space’s 3-day public programme & pop-up exhibition on the topic of artistic labour at the Tallinn Photo Art Fair. Using the services of sellers on Fiverr, we ordered a logo design and copywriting to use on our promotional brochure while also asking them to write about their work life, and printed merchandise to sell based on the answers. Together with Ott Kagovere (2017).
A reading group with Tommi Vasko and Ida Kukkapuro at GD project space. The project space ran a semi-regular programme of reading groups, discussions, lectures and movie nights dealing with loosely design-related issues in a small studio room outside the city centre of Tallinn. Together with Ott Kagovere (2016–2017).
The front door of GD project space, a semi-regular programme of reading groups, discussions, lectures and movie nights dealing with loosely design-related issues in a small studio room outside the city centre of Tallinn. Together with Ott Kagovere (2016–2017).
The calendar of GD project space, a semi-regular programme of reading groups, discussions, lectures and movie nights dealing with loosely design-related issues in a small studio room outside the city centre of Tallinn. Together with Ott Kagovere (2016–2017).
Book section at the exhibition Signals from the Periphery at the Tallinn Art Hall that gives an international overview of designer-initiated publishing practices throughout the past 10–20 years. With Ott Kagovere, Elisabeth Klement, Laura Pappa and Ott Metusala.
Book section at the exhibition Signals from the Periphery at the Tallinn Art Hall that gives an international overview of designer-initiated publishing practices throughout the past 10–20 years. With Ott Kagovere, Elisabeth Klement, Laura Pappa and Ott Metusala.
Book section at the exhibition Signals from the Periphery at the Tallinn Art Hall that gives an international overview of designer-initiated publishing practices throughout the past 10–20 years. With Ott Kagovere, Elisabeth Klement, Laura Pappa and Ott Metusala.
The Estonian National Museum’s main building at Raadi: an Essay on Spatial Culture tells the story of the newly built national museum of Estonia. Gregor Taul’s essay took the form of five booklets with decreasing thickness, which refers to the form of the new building. Within AKU (2016).
Laplace Mono is a monospace typeface by Anton Koovit (Fatype) that combines historical Didone style with early computer aesthetics. The specimen refers to desktop printing in the 1980s-90s. Each 6-page brochure is accompanied by a unique dot matrix printed sample glyph. Within AKU (2016).
Laplace Mono is a monospace typeface by Anton Koovit (Fatype) that combines historical Didone style with early computer aesthetics. The specimen refers to desktop printing in the 1980s-90s. Each 6-page brochure is accompanied by a unique dot matrix printed sample glyph. Within AKU (2016).
Sugu: N is a womens’ magazine that grew out of a theatre play about the experiences of a group of Estonian actresses. The irregularly published feminist journal is currently the only one of its kind in Estonia. Based on the design of the first issue by Uku-Kristjan Küttis, I designed the second issue. Within AKU (2016).
Collaborations with the photography artist Alissa Nirgi, who deals with topics of alienation, migration and adjusting. Posters and brochures for her exhibition A New Land Outside My Window about the relocation of her Ukrainian grandmother (2015) and a photo book documenting her billboard exhibition Kaspar is Sitting (2016).
One of the posters for Alissa Nirgi’s exhibition Two by Two (Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn), a photographic study of pairs of mormons on their religious missions in Estonia (2017).
Design for Alissa Nirgi’s exhibition Two by Two (Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn), a photographic study of pairs of mormons on their religious missions in Estonia (2017).
Campaign and visual identity for the open days of the Estonian Academy of Arts (2016), for which every letter of the alphabet was connected to an often absurd real-life story of a currently studying art student. With Juuso Siltanen.
Campaign and visual identity for the open days of the Estonian Academy of Arts (2016), for which every letter of the alphabet was connected to an often absurd real-life story of a currently studying art student. With Juuso Siltanen.
Campaign and visual identity for the open days of the Estonian Academy of Arts (2016), for which every letter of the alphabet was connected to an often absurd real-life story of a currently studying art student. With Juuso Siltanen.
Elegy on a Semantic Trauma, a musical performance-lecture on the changing meaning of the semantically unreliable phrase «I love you» throughout my life. Sandberg Institute’s Critical Studies End of Year Program at Butchers Tears, Amsterdam (15.06.2018).
Elegy on a Semantic Trauma, a musical performance-lecture on the changing meaning of the semantically unreliable phrase «I love you» throughout my life. Sandberg Institute’s Critical Studies End of Year Program at Butchers Tears, Amsterdam (15.06.2018).
Poster for the Tallinn-based Japanese photographer Hirohisa Koike’s exhibition Nõmmegraphy (2017).
Foundations is a booklet consisting of the collected visual and textual works and exercises of Harriet Foyster (MA Critical Studies, Sandberg Institute) related to the topic of housing and homemaking (2018).
Foundations is a booklet consisting of the collected visual and textual works and exercises of Harriet Foyster (MA Critical Studies, Sandberg Institute) related to the topic of housing and homemaking (2018).
Foundations is a booklet consisting of the collected visual and textual works and exercises of Harriet Foyster (MA Critical Studies, Sandberg Institute) related to the topic of housing and homemaking (2018).
A Selection of Photos from Tallinn’s Real Estate Market is a collection of peculiar or weird photos of apartments for rent or sale in Tallinn during February and March 2014, giving insight into lower-middle class people’s homes and the tastes and values they represent. Chosen to the top 10 of the Self Publish Riga dummy book contest.
Homeless Texts is an independently initiated and published series of booklets that functions as a platform for publishing interviews, essays, translations and other writings that we regard as not having a good outlet but important to make public. With Maarin Ektermann (proloogkool) and Ott Kagovere.
Homeless Texts is an independently initiated and published series of booklets that functions as a platform for publishing interviews, essays, translations and other writings that we regard as not having a good outlet but important to make public. With Maarin Ektermann (proloogkool) and Ott Kagovere.
For Porosity, the first issue of the PUB/Sandberg Instituut journal coinitiated by me (as the main editor) and fellow students connected to the student-run publishing initiative PUB (2018). Edited together with Ada Reinthal, Maike Statz, Holly Childs. Designed by Miquel Hervaz Gomez, Dario Dezfuli, Sheona Turnbull.
For Porosity, the first issue of the PUB/Sandberg Instituut journal coinitiated by me (as the main editor) and fellow students connected to the student-run publishing initiative PUB (2018). Edited together with Ada Reinthal, Maike Statz, Holly Childs. Designed by Miquel Hervaz Gomez, Dario Dezfuli, Sheona Turnbull.
A lecture presentation giving an overview of the history and present of the graphic design department of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (2016).
A practical manual for the Estonian Academy of Arts’ graphic design department’s risograph printer. The design plays with and amplifies elements from classic appliance manuals and is accompanied by a 25-layer risograph printed sample sheet (2015).
Outdoor signage with a custom-made typeface for the Estonian Academy of Sciences as part of the ongoing renewal of their visual identity (2016–…).
Custom-made typeface Solum Verba for the Estonian Academy of Sciences as part of an ongoing renewal of their visual identity (2016 –…).
Ongoing renewal of the visual identity materials of the Estonian Academy of Sciences featuring a custom-made typeface (2016–…).
Visual identity and book design (music score for Current 93’s album Soft Black Stars) for Terentyev Music Publishing Company, a transcription initiative collaborating with various ambient piano/guitar artists (2017).
Visual identity and book design (music score for Current 93’s album Soft Black Stars) for Terentyev Music Publishing Company, a transcription initiative collaborating with various ambient piano/guitar artists (2017).
Layouting of the first Estonian translation of John Berger’s Ways of Seeing (1972) following the original design by Richard Hollis. Published by Estonian Academy of Arts Press (2019).
I never rest, but I don't know if I ever work either is a collection of Estonian cultural workers’ confessions on their habits of working and leisuring collected and published as part of Homeless Texts, an independently initiated and published series of booklets that functions as a platform for publishing interviews, essays, translations and other writings. With Maarin Ektermann (proloogkool) and Ott Kagovere.
Label for the black bread that I baked and sold around Amsterdam from February to July 2019. Typeface: Basic Pie by Heikki Lotvonen using Glyphdrawingclub.
Conceptual grounding of my research and practice around food, micro/macrocultural contamination, change and adaptation. Text written for the collective lunch for and with fellow lactobacteria, yeast and students (March 2019).
A small zine with a short poem as an ode to making black sourdough bread (2019).
Collective lunch for and with fellow lactobacteria, yeast and students to contemplate micro/macrocultural contamination, change and adaptation. A healthy reminder that every cultural change takes trial, error and time, all in its own time, as long as we keep reaching out, offering bait and finding compatibilities.
Sourdough bread making workshop with the Critical Studies course: slapping, folding and smashing the dough (and capitalist patriarchy) while Luca Soudant provided furious gabber beats (April 2019).
From Precarity, the second issue of the PUB/Sandberg Instituut journal coinitiated by me (as the main editor) and fellow students connected to the student-run publishing initiative PUB (2019). Designed by Carmen Dusmet Carrasco, Tali Liberman, Nicolo Pellarin, Andreas Trenker.
The editorial of From Precarity, the second issue of the PUB/Sandberg Instituut journal coinitiated by me (as the main editor) and fellow students connected to the student-run publishing initiative PUB (2019). Edited together with Ada Reinthal, Maike Statz, Aimee Theriot, Theresa Büchner. Designed by Carmen Dusmet Carrasco, Tali Liberman, Nicolo Pellarin, Andreas Trenker.
Launch event of From Precarity, the second issue of the PUB/Sandberg Instituut journal coinitiated by me (as the main editor) and fellow students connected to the student-run publishing initiative PUB (2019). Hosted by the spatial design collective Fabulous Future. In the photo: reading by contributor Silke Xenia Juul.
Book design&layouting for Your Attention, Please, a collection of texts by students of the Critical Studies department of the Sandberg Institute (2019). Together with Nick Reilly and Ben Tupper. Including my essay «The Investment of Stretching. An Interrelated Becoming on Belonging and Love».
«The Investment of Stretching. An Interrelated Becoming on Belonging and Love», an essay in Your Attention, Please, a collection of texts by students of the Critical Studies department of the Sandberg Institute (2019). Book design&layouting by me, Nick Reilly and Ben Tupper.
My essay «On Hyperstition and Branding» in Vaulte magazine, a project on late capitalist consumption by Composite Co (2019).
My essay «Elegy on a Semantic Trauma» in the Dutch cultural journal Simulacrum, the theme of the issue being «love» (2019). Designed by Alice Dhinaut and Sophie Rentien Lando.
One of my six short texts in the bottom of a custom-made soup bowl accompanying the conceptual catering event The Dining Table at the Sandberg Institute Critical Studies End of Year Show 2019.
The Dining Table, a two-day conceptual catering event at the Sandberg Institute Critical Studies End of Year Show 2019, for which I produced a long fabric-wrapped table, printed textiles and bowls, and a menu on the themes of cultural transformation and fermentation. Partly in collaboration with Patrycja Rozwora, Nemo Koning and Harriet Foyster.
Menu for The Dining Table, a two-day conceptual catering event at the Sandberg Institute Critical Studies End of Year Show 2019, for which I produced a long fabric-wrapped table, printed textiles and bowls, and a menu on the themes of cultural transformation and fermentation. Partly in collaboration with Patrycja Rozwora, Nemo Koning and Harriet Foyster.
Serving toasted black&white sourdough bread and water kefir at The Dining Table, a two-day conceptual catering event at the Sandberg Institute Critical Studies End of Year Show 2019, for which I produced a long fabric-wrapped table, printed textiles and bowls, and a menu on the themes of cultural transformation and fermentation. Partly in collaboration with Patrycja Rozwora, Nemo Koning and Harriet Foyster.
Visitors enjoying coconut borscht, bread and sauerkraut lentil hummus at The Dining Table, a two-day conceptual catering event at the Sandberg Institute Critical Studies End of Year Show 2019, for which I produced a long fabric-wrapped table, printed textiles and bowls, and a menu on the themes of cultural transformation and fermentation. Partly in collaboration with Patrycja Rozwora, Nemo Koning and Harriet Foyster.
Cooking plan for the whole week of ??? Summer School, a bio-typography workshop in rural Estonia, where I was in charge of preparing food for and with 32 people (2019). The aim was to use the dining table to share personal stories and gut feelings and bring the group together. Accordingly, each dish had a personal backstory of my own which I shared with the participants.
Dinner at ??? Summer School, a bio-typography workshop in rural Estonia, where I was in charge of preparing food for and with 32 people for a week (2019). The aim was to use the dining table to share personal stories and gut feelings and bring the group together.
One of the dishes with a story made and shared at ??? Summer School, a bio-typography workshop in rural Estonia, where I was in charge of preparing food for and with 32 people for a week (2019). The aim was to use the dining table to share personal stories and gut feelings and bring the group together.