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Forthcoming Studio

/fôrTHˈkomiNG/: Adjective—[1] Planned for or about to happen in the near future. [2] (of something required) ready or made available when wanted or needed. Additionally • (of a person) willing to divulge information.
“Repetition is not generality...
               To repeat is to behave in a certain manner, but in relation to something unique or singular which has no equal or equivalent. And perhaps this repetition at the level of external conduct echoes, for its own part, a more secret vibration which animates it, a more profound, internal repetition within the singular.” [1]


Forthcoming is a creative studio specializing in design and creative direction, focusing on collaborations with architects, artists, writers, publishers, and cultural institutions—producing projects ranging from printed matter, such as books and ephemera, to identities, digital design, and more with an interest in the intersection of art, culture, fashion and commerce.

Across varying projects and media, a priority is placed on the investigation of content over style through a deeply involved dialog between production, process, and materiality.

Before starting Forthcoming Studio, David Wise worked as a freelance graphic designer on major projects across commerce, art, and architecture, as well as in-house for Urban Outfitter’s Global Design team and most recently as the Head of Design at the Aspen Art Museum.

Currently—Forthcoming Studio focuses on collaborations within the arts and culture sector. We have worked with artists Cheryl Donegan, Nate Lowman, Gabriel Rico, Rashid Johnson and Seth Price, architects and designers Archival Studies, as well as the institutions CCS Bard and Columbus Printed Arts Center, among others.


︎Contact[at]Forthcoming.studio

︎David Wise and John Clayton Lee are IMMANENCE Studio




THEORY OF THE DÉRIVE
GUY DEBORD
LES LÈVRES NUES #9 (NOVEMBER 1956) REPRINTED IN INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #2 (DECEMBER 1958) TRANSLATED BY KEN KNABB
One can dérive alone, but all indications are that the most fruitful numerical arrangement consists of several small groups of two or three people who have reached the same level of awareness, since cross-checking these different groups’ impressions makes it possible to arrive at more objective conclusions. It is preferable for the composition of these groups to change from one dérive to another. With more than four or five participants, the specifically dérive character rapidly diminishes, and in any case it is impossible for there to be more than ten or twelve people without the dérive fragmenting into several simultaneous dérives. The practice of such subdivision is in fact of great interest, but the difficulties it entails have so far prevented it from being organized on a sufficient scale...



  1. Deleuze, Gilles. Difference and Repetition. Translated by Paul Patton, Columbia University Press, 1994.
  2. Excerpts from the ongoing project, Turn. Through a rigorous and almost obsessive level of documentation, a sense of space, place, and the material gestures that form them are categorized and deployed...

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  1. FS Assembly Issue 1: Forthcoming Studio
  2. FS Assembly Issue 2: Clint Soren
  3. Analogical Desire, and the Interior
  4. Immanence Studio Identity
  5. Archival Studies + Studio X
  6. Archival Studies Identity
  7. FCMT-002-1+2_Northern Light
  8. FCMT-001_Leaning Into Cement
  9. AAM ALS: Olson Kundig Architects
  10. Alone Together, A FUTURE WORLD
  11. Fetico: Fallen Empire pt. II
  12. Archival Studies: Work
  13. TURN Fragments, Layers, and Remnants
  14. Viewpoint Pamphlet 2: The DSA
  15. Making Time 12.31.2019
  16. The NEXT MMXIX Reminder Card
  17. The NEXT MMXIX Invititation
  18. TURN Chain Law
  19. MakingTime 11.30.2019
  20. MakingTime 11.23+24.2019: Desert Edition
  21. MakingTime x Hivern Discs 11.09.2019
  22. DisClosure 27: Archives
  23. MakingTime 09.28.2019 Invitation
  24. MakingTime 09.28.2019
  25. MAR–016: Repose Out of Fall
  26. MakingTime 10.26.2019
  27. Viewpoint Pamphlet 1: Gender and Capitalism
  28. 30 Posters at 4:20—Poster Commission
  29. Gentle Encounters with Things
  30. FJORD Lipsync Parade Poster 12.01.2018–01.12.2019
  31. FJORD Lipsync Parade Invitation 12.01.2018–01.12.2019
  32. CCS Recollection 1: THE NETLETTER
  33. CPAC Scroll Book
  34. CPAC Launch Manual
  35. CPAC CABF Overprinted
  36. CPAC CABF Launch
  37. CPAC Identity
  38. Cheryl Donegan: Grlz + Veils
  39. Coversations with Artists II
  40. Nate Lowman: Before and After
  41. Gabriel Rico: The Discipline of the Cave
  42. MakingTime 08.31.2019
  43. MakingTime 08.17.2019
  44. MakingTime 08.17.2019 Card Series
  45. TURN Effected Works, Ongoing
  46. TURN Pamphlet 7: Error
  47. TURN Tracks
  48. MakingTime 07.21.2019
  49. MakingTime 07.19.2019
  50. FJORD Other Bodies 06.14–07.28.2018
  51. FJORD Open Call 2019
  52. Phorm: Truth—Poster Commission
  53. TURN FullSizedRender
  54. TURN Detritus
  55. MakingTime 07.06.2019
  56. CSDW Collapsed
  57. FJORD After Cities Invitation 03.14–04.28.2019
  58. FJORD After Cities Poster Series 03.14–04.28.2019
  59. TURN Barriers
  60. MakingTime 04.26.2019 Poster
  61. MakingTime 04.26.2019 Flyer
  62. Seth Price: No Technique Gallery Guide
  63. Cheryl Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS Gallery Guide
  64. Zombies: Pay Attention! Gallery Guide
  65. Lost Without Your Rhythm Gallery Guide
  66. Jay DeFeo: The Ripple Effect Gallery Guide
  67. Yto Barrada: Klaatu Barrada Nikto Gallery Guide
  68. Thomas Struth Gallery Guide
  69. MakingTime 05.17.2019
  70. CSDW-2: PA_CO_IS_GR
  71. CSDW-1: Floral Part I
  72. CSDW-1: Floral Part II
  73. FJORD Incubator Poster Series 02.14.2019
  74. FJORD Incubator Invitation 02.14.2019
  75. FJORD Fever Dream 10.11.2018
  76. TURN Collected Works
  77. CPFC001
  78. Assumptions Proven, Flat Earth
  79. TURN Monoprints: A Selection...
 Turn /tern/—[Verb] 1: Move in a circular direction wholly or partly around an axis or point. 2: Move (something) so that it is in a different position in relation to its surroundings or its previous position. [Noun] 1: An act of moving something in a circular direction around an axis or point. 2: A change of direction when moving.

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