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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.


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. Viewpoint Pamphlet 2: The DSA
  2. Making Time 12.31.2019
  3. The NEXT MMXIX Reminder Card
  4. The NEXT MMXIX Invititation
  5. TURN Chain Law
  6. MakingTime 11.30.2019
  7. MakingTime 11.23+24.2019: Desert Edition
  8. MakingTime x Hivern Discs 11.09.2019
  9. DisClosure 27: Archives
  10. MakingTime 09.28.2019 Invitation
  11. MakingTime 09.28.2019
  12. MAR–016: Repose Out of Fall
  13. MakingTime 10.26.2019
  14. Viewpoint Pamphlet 1: Gender and Capitalism
  15. 30 Posters at 4:20—Poster Commission
  16. Gentle Encounters with Things
  17. FJORD Lipsync Parade Poster 12.01.2018–01.12.2019
  18. FJORD Lipsync Parade Invitation 12.01.2018–01.12.2019
  19. CCS Recollection 1: THE NETLETTER
  20. CPAC Scroll Book
  21. CPAC Launch Manual
  22. CPAC CABF Overprinted
  23. CPAC CABF Launch
  24. CPAC Identity
  25. Cheryl Donegan: Grlz + Veils
  26. Coversations with Artists II
  27. Nate Lowman: Before and After
  28. Gabriel Rico: The Discipline of the Cave
  29. MakingTime 08.31.2019
  30. MakingTime 08.17.2019
  31. MakingTime 08.17.2019 Card Series
  32. TURN Effected Works, Ongoing
  33. TURN Pamphlet 7: Error
  34. TURN Tracks
  35. MakingTime 07.21.2019
  36. MakingTime 07.19.2019
  37. FJORD Other Bodies 06.14–07.28.2018
  38. FJORD Open Call 2019
  39. Phorm: Truth—Poster Commission
  40. TURN FullSizedRender
  41. TURN Detritus
  42. MakingTime 07.06.2019
  43. CSDW Collapsed
  44. FJORD After Cities Invitation 03.14–04.28.2019
  45. FJORD After Cities Poster Series 03.14–04.28.2019
  46. TURN Barriers
  47. MakingTime 04.26.2019 Poster
  48. MakingTime 04.26.2019 Flyer
  49. Seth Price: No Technique Gallery Guide
  50. Cheryl Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS Gallery Guide
  51. Zombies: Pay Attention! Gallery Guide
  52. Lost Without Your Rhythm Gallery Guide
  53. Jay DeFeo: The Ripple Effect Gallery Guide
  54. Yto Barrada: Klaatu Barrada Nikto Gallery Guide
  55. MakingTime 05.17.2019
  56. CSDW-2: PA_CO_IS_GR
  57. CSDW-1: Floral Part I
  58. CSDW-1: Floral Part II
  59. FJORD Incubator Poster Series 02.14.2019
  60. FJORD Incubator Invitation 02.14.2019
  61. FJORD Fever Dream 10.11.2018
  62. TURN Collected Works
  63. CPFC001
  64. Assumptions Proven, Flat Earth
  65. 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.