I enjoy the process of sculpting entire books from start to finish, from cover design, to interiors and type setting, . I'm particularly interested in designing image-focused books such as photo books, exhibition catalogs, and art books. Whether I'm involved in the entire process, or designing one aspect, I especially thrive when connecting with artists and amplifying their message as best I can.
Sinecure is an independent publishing house dedicated to producing books and records of 20th/21st Century popular art, music, and photography. Started by Johan Kugelberg and Eothen Alapatt, Sinecure has offices in New York and Los Angeles.
I act as the primary designer, image editor, and project manager for many Sinecure Books publications. Some of these titles include: "Sounds of Two Eyes Opening; Photographs by Spot" and "Buddy Esquire: King of the Hip Hop Flyer."
Boo-Hooray is dedicated to the organization, stabilization, & preservation of archives that are representative of 20th & 21st century cultural movements. They publish catalogues, books, artists' books and LPs regularly, as well as arrange readings and performances.
I act as the primary designer, image editor, and project manager for many Boo-Hooray publications. Some of these titles include: "Renegades of Rhythm: DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist Play Afrika Bambaataa," "The Sinking Bear," "De Geer," "Bardo Matrix: A Bibliography," and "Piero Heliczer and The Dead Language Press: A Bibliography." I take photos and edit images for archival purposes as well as digital and print publications. I also manage a design team and coordinate with external vendors on a variety of projects including books, zines, merchandising, and more.
Spot landed in Hermosa Beach, CA in the mid-1970s. A serious musician, he helped build Media Art Recording Studio and stumbled into photojournalism via Easy Reader, the local news weekly. Hermosa proved to be a crossroads abounding with oddball roller skaters who were mostly overshadowed by Venice disco rollers and the Dogtown-inspired leaps into professional skateboarding (never mind that the... read more
This tour book commemorates the Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow Renegades of Rhythm tour, a national tour featuring the two DJs playing Afrika Bambaataa's legendary, 40,000-strong record collection (now archived at Cornell University) as a tribute to the original architect of hip hop. As DJ Shadow says, "This has never been done before, definitely not on this scale. They're his records, with his bless... read more
Boo-Hooray and Division Leap have co-published the exhibition catalog The Sinking Bear, reprinting 9 issues of the most insane, beautiful and innovative mimeo zine of the early 1960s. The 162 page oversized catalog is printed by Keegan Cooke's Circadian Press on risograph in silkscreened boards in an edition of 300 copies. Edited by the mysterious Soren Agenoux (by differing accounts a mail ar... read more
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Dan Mogford has been working as a graphic designer for over 16 years, with a particular focus on design for the publishing industry.
I am a professional graphic designer with 8+ years experience designing children's and non-fiction books full time for publishing houses.