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