/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.


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︎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...

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