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