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New interview in PRESS section

Our work was featured in Mike Perry’s anthology of hand-made type, “Hand Job” back in 2004. In 2011 we were interviewed about our work as well as the larger trend of analog approaches to graphic design. Though its actually an old interview my statements in it hold true today.

Spread from The MVA’s section in “Hand Job”. Photograph of Joshua drawing by Kimberlee Whaley with a sketchbook page overlaid. Book design by Mike Perry.

Spread from The MVA’s section in “Hand Job”. Photograph of Joshua drawing by Kimberlee Whaley with a sketchbook page overlaid. Book design by Mike Perry.

“There are so many values present in the handmade from resistance to the computer to the joy of working by hand. For me, I enjoyed the obsessive nature of filling in the drawings, embracing the inadequacies of my own skill set, celebrating imperfection, sharing the things I found inspiring (vernacular signage or fonts) by drawing them, and declaring my own commitment to my work by taking the hard way out. I often felt that what I was doing was trying to give a gift to the viewer, sacrificing myself in a way by doing something that my have been futile in light of how design was made in the world—where it was quick, “appropriate”, clean, trend-driven.”—Joshua

Click the link below to read it.