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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.


︎Contact[at]Forthcoming.studio

︎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...

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  1. Immanence Studio Identity
  2. Archival Studies Identity
  3. FCMT-002-1+2_Northern Light
  4. FCMT-001_Leaning Into Cement
  5. AAM ALS: Olson Kundig Architects
  6. Alone Together, A FUTURE WORLD
  7. Fetico: Fallen Empire pt. II
  8. Archival Studies: Work
  9. TURN Fragments, Layers, and Remnants
  10. Viewpoint Pamphlet 2: The DSA
  11. Making Time 12.31.2019
  12. The NEXT MMXIX Reminder Card
  13. The NEXT MMXIX Invititation
  14. TURN Chain Law
  15. MakingTime 11.30.2019
  16. MakingTime 11.23+24.2019: Desert Edition
  17. MakingTime x Hivern Discs 11.09.2019
  18. DisClosure 27: Archives
  19. MakingTime 09.28.2019 Invitation
  20. MakingTime 09.28.2019
  21. MAR–016: Repose Out of Fall
  22. MakingTime 10.26.2019
  23. Viewpoint Pamphlet 1: Gender and Capitalism
  24. 30 Posters at 4:20—Poster Commission
  25. Gentle Encounters with Things
  26. FJORD Lipsync Parade Poster 12.01.2018–01.12.2019
  27. FJORD Lipsync Parade Invitation 12.01.2018–01.12.2019
  28. CCS Recollection 1: THE NETLETTER
  29. CPAC Scroll Book
  30. CPAC Launch Manual
  31. CPAC CABF Overprinted
  32. CPAC CABF Launch
  33. CPAC Identity
  34. Cheryl Donegan: Grlz + Veils
  35. Coversations with Artists II
  36. Nate Lowman: Before and After
  37. Gabriel Rico: The Discipline of the Cave
  38. MakingTime 08.31.2019
  39. MakingTime 08.17.2019
  40. MakingTime 08.17.2019 Card Series
  41. TURN Effected Works, Ongoing
  42. TURN Pamphlet 7: Error
  43. TURN Tracks
  44. MakingTime 07.21.2019
  45. MakingTime 07.19.2019
  46. FJORD Other Bodies 06.14–07.28.2018
  47. FJORD Open Call 2019
  48. Phorm: Truth—Poster Commission
  49. TURN FullSizedRender
  50. TURN Detritus
  51. MakingTime 07.06.2019
  52. CSDW Collapsed
  53. FJORD After Cities Invitation 03.14–04.28.2019
  54. FJORD After Cities Poster Series 03.14–04.28.2019
  55. TURN Barriers
  56. MakingTime 04.26.2019 Poster
  57. MakingTime 04.26.2019 Flyer
  58. Seth Price: No Technique Gallery Guide
  59. Cheryl Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS Gallery Guide
  60. Zombies: Pay Attention! Gallery Guide
  61. Lost Without Your Rhythm Gallery Guide
  62. Jay DeFeo: The Ripple Effect Gallery Guide
  63. Yto Barrada: Klaatu Barrada Nikto Gallery Guide
  64. Thomas Struth Gallery Guide
  65. MakingTime 05.17.2019
  66. CSDW-2: PA_CO_IS_GR
  67. CSDW-1: Floral Part I
  68. CSDW-1: Floral Part II
  69. FJORD Incubator Poster Series 02.14.2019
  70. FJORD Incubator Invitation 02.14.2019
  71. FJORD Fever Dream 10.11.2018
  72. TURN Collected Works
  73. CPFC001
  74. Assumptions Proven, Flat Earth
  75. 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.

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