Zak Kyes, who lives and works in London, is known for his critical approach to graphic design, which encompasses publishing, editing, and site-specific projects for and in collaboration with cultural institutions. In 2005, Kyes founded the design studio Zak Group, and, in 2006, he became Art Director of the Architectural Association (AA), London. Under the auspices of the AA, he organized the seminal touring exhibition “Forms of Inquiry: The Architecture of Critical Graphic Design,” and later cofounded Bedford Press, an imprint that seeks to develop new models for contemporary publishing. By broadening the highly specialized role of the designer, Kyes challenges and further develops today's graphic design practice.
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Focusing on the conceptual, visual, and economic intersections implicit in design today, this publication dedicated to the work of the Swiss-American graphic designer Zak Kye expands collaborative form from a pragmatic structure of working together to the joint development of content.