/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. [3] Grounded in processes of making. 
“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.


︎David Wise and John Clayton Lee are IMMANENCE Studio

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...

    More Forthcoming soon...
  1. MakingTime 08.07.2021
  2. Velv 93: Dreddo
  3. Rashid Johnson: The Hikers
  4. SS vol.11: Emergence
  5. Permanent Collection: Anthology
  6. NOIR Kei Ninomiya Fall RTW 2020
  7. MakingTime 10.02–04.2020
  8. MakingTime 10.02–04.2020 Invitation
  9. FS Assembly Issue 1: Forthcoming Studio
  10. FS Assembly Issue 2: Clint Soren
  11. Analogical Desire, and the Interior
  12. Immanence Studio Identity
  13. Archival Studies + Studio X
  14. Archival Studies Identity
  15. FCMT-002-1+2_Northern Light
  16. FCMT-001_Leaning Into Cement
  17. AAM ALS: Olson Kundig Architects
  18. Alone Together, A FUTURE WORLD
  19. Fetico: Fallen Empire pt. II
  20. Archival Studies: Work
  21. TURN Fragments, Layers, and Remnants
  22. TURN Progress
  23. Viewpoint Pamphlet 2: The DSA
  24. Making Time 12.31.2019
  25. The NEXT MMXIX Reminder Card
  26. The NEXT MMXIX Invititation
  27. TURN Chain Law
  28. MakingTime 11.30.2019
  29. MakingTime 11.23+24.2019: Desert Edition
  30. MakingTime x Hivern Discs 11.09.2019
  31. DisClosure 27: Archives
  32. MakingTime 09.28.2019 Invitation
  33. MakingTime 09.28.2019
  34. MAR–016: Repose Out of Fall
  35. MakingTime 10.26.2019
  36. Viewpoint Pamphlet 1: Gender and Capitalism
  37. 30 Posters at 4:20—Poster Commission
  38. Gentle Encounters with Things
  39. FJORD Lipsync Parade Poster 12.01.2018–01.12.2019
  40. FJORD Lipsync Parade Invitation 12.01.2018–01.12.2019
  41. CCS Recollection 1: THE NETLETTER
  42. CPAC Scroll Book
  43. CPAC Launch Manual
  44. CPAC CABF Overprinted
  45. CPAC CABF Launch
  46. CPAC Identity
  47. Cheryl Donegan: Grlz + Veils
  48. Coversations with Artists II
  49. Nate Lowman: Before and After
  50. Gabriel Rico: The Discipline of the Cave
  51. MakingTime 08.31.2019
  52. Wade Guyton Peter Fischli David Weiss
  53. MakingTime 08.17.2019
  54. MakingTime 08.17.2019 Card Series
  55. TURN Effected Works, Ongoing
  56. TURN Pamphlet 7: Error
  57. TURN Tracks
  58. MakingTime 07.21.2019
  59. MakingTime 07.19.2019
  60. FJORD Other Bodies 06.14–07.28.2018
  61. FJORD Open Call 2019
  62. Phorm: Truth—Poster Commission
  63. TURN FullSizedRender
  64. TURN Detritus
  65. MakingTime 07.06.2019
  66. CSDW Collapsed
  67. FJORD After Cities Invitation 03.14–04.28.2019
  68. FJORD After Cities Poster Series 03.14–04.28.2019
  69. TURN Barriers
  70. MakingTime 05.17.2019 Flyer
  71. MakingTime 05.11.2019 Poster
  72. MakingTime 04.26.2019 Poster
  73. MakingTime 04.26.2019 Flyer
  74. MakingTime 03.30.2019 Flyer
  75. Seth Price: No Technique Gallery Guide
  76. Cheryl Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS Gallery Guide
  77. Zombies: Pay Attention! Gallery Guide
  78. Lost Without Your Rhythm Gallery Guide
  79. Jay DeFeo: The Ripple Effect Gallery Guide
  80. Yto Barrada: Klaatu Barrada Nikto Gallery Guide
  81. Thomas Struth Gallery Guide
  82. MakingTime 12.08.2017 Flyer
  83. CSDW-2
  84. CSDW-1: Floral
  85. CSDW-1: Part 2
  86. FJORD Incubator Poster Series
  87. FJORD Incubator Invitation
  88. FJORD Fever Dream 10.11.2018 
  89. TURN Collected Works