/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. FS Assembly Issue 4: Joel Evey
  2. FS Assembly Issue 3: IKHOOR
  3. MakingTime 08.07.2021
  4. Velv 93: Dreddo
  5. Rashid Johnson: The Hikers
  6. SS vol.11: Emergence
  7. Permanent Collection: Anthology
  8. NOIR Kei Ninomiya Fall RTW 2020
  9. MakingTime 10.02–04.2020
  10. MakingTime 10.02–04.2020 Invitation
  11. FS Assembly Issue 1: Forthcoming Studio
  12. FS Assembly Issue 2: Clint Soren
  13. Analogical Desire, and the Interior
  14. Immanence Studio Identity
  15. Archival Studies + Studio X
  16. Archival Studies Identity
  17. FCMT-002-1+2_Northern Light
  18. FCMT-001_Leaning Into Cement
  19. AAM ALS: Olson Kundig Architects
  20. Alone Together, A FUTURE WORLD
  21. Fetico: Fallen Empire pt. II
  22. Archival Studies: Work
  23. TURN Fragments, Layers, and Remnants
  24. TURN Progress
  25. Viewpoint Pamphlet 2: The DSA
  26. Making Time 12.31.2019
  27. The NEXT MMXIX Reminder Card
  28. The NEXT MMXIX Invititation
  29. TURN Chain Law
  30. MakingTime 11.30.2019
  31. MakingTime 11.23+24.2019: Desert Edition
  32. MakingTime x Hivern Discs 11.09.2019
  33. DisClosure 27: Archives
  34. MakingTime 09.28.2019 Invitation
  35. MakingTime 09.28.2019
  36. MAR–016: Repose Out of Fall
  37. MakingTime 10.26.2019
  38. Viewpoint Pamphlet 1: Gender and Capitalism
  39. 30 Posters at 4:20—Poster Commission
  40. Gentle Encounters with Things
  41. FJORD Lipsync Parade Poster 12.01.2018–01.12.2019
  42. FJORD Lipsync Parade Invitation 12.01.2018–01.12.2019
  43. CCS Recollection 1: THE NETLETTER
  44. CPAC Scroll Book
  45. CPAC Launch Manual
  46. CPAC CABF Overprinted
  47. CPAC CABF Launch
  48. CPAC Identity
  49. Cheryl Donegan: Grlz + Veils
  50. Coversations with Artists II
  51. Nate Lowman: Before and After
  52. Gabriel Rico: The Discipline of the Cave
  53. MakingTime 08.31.2019
  54. Wade Guyton Peter Fischli David Weiss
  55. MakingTime 08.17.2019
  56. MakingTime 08.17.2019 Card Series
  57. TURN Effected Works, Ongoing
  58. TURN Pamphlet 7: Error
  59. TURN Tracks
  60. MakingTime 07.21.2019
  61. MakingTime 07.19.2019
  62. FJORD Other Bodies 06.14–07.28.2018
  63. FJORD Open Call 2019
  64. Phorm: Truth—Poster Commission
  65. TURN FullSizedRender
  66. TURN Detritus
  67. MakingTime 07.06.2019
  68. CSDW Collapsed
  69. FJORD After Cities Invitation 03.14–04.28.2019
  70. FJORD After Cities Poster Series 03.14–04.28.2019
  71. TURN Barriers
  72. MakingTime 05.17.2019 Flyer
  73. MakingTime 05.11.2019 Poster
  74. MakingTime 04.26.2019 Poster
  75. MakingTime 04.26.2019 Flyer
  76. MakingTime 03.30.2019 Flyer
  77. Seth Price: No Technique Gallery Guide
  78. Cheryl Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS Gallery Guide
  79. Zombies: Pay Attention! Gallery Guide
  80. Lost Without Your Rhythm Gallery Guide
  81. Jay DeFeo: The Ripple Effect Gallery Guide
  82. Yto Barrada: Klaatu Barrada Nikto Gallery Guide
  83. Thomas Struth Gallery Guide
  84. MakingTime 12.08.2017 Flyer
  85. CSDW-2
  86. CSDW-1: Floral
  87. CSDW-1: Part 2
  88. FJORD Incubator Poster Series
  89. FJORD Incubator Invitation
  90. FJORD Fever Dream 10.11.2018 
  91. TURN Collected Works
  92. CPFC001