Ali Tomek is a graphic designer and writer, whose practice is driven by visual and written research, iteration, and an excitement for the subtleties of typographic expression.

She is interested in the overlap of graphic design with other fields including mass media, education, and architecture. (School of the Art Institute of Chicago MFA, 2019)

alitaylortomek@gmail.com
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When Something Solid Collapses Under Itself is a 129-page sci-fi novel. In 112 short stories, it covers The Great American Eclipse, a White House séance, and one giant, inflatable pizza. Writing, photography, design, production. Exhibition design. [1/6]


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Anxieties of the CTA Loop Stations is a field guide to my anxieties surrounding Chicago’s elevated train system, mainly produced by a fear of heights. Member of the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. Writing, photography, design, production. [1/8]


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A proposed identity system for Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Concept, naming, design, digital production. [1/6]


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A set of posters encouraging conversation about the nine Brutalist buildings at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and their perception/role on campus. Photography, design. [1/2]


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After is a short story and artist book about the depth of grief, told in list form. It conveys visual meaning via holes cut through its pages. Writing, photography, design, production. [1/15]


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The More More More You Know Know Know is a fictional event that considers what knowledge is and how it is disseminated. Writing, graphics, design. [1/2]


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The United Students of Debt is a booklet about student loan debt containing an essay, graphs, and a proposal for change. Writing, design, production. [1/7]


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Trademark for the speculative Elephant Island Socks, a playful sock company based in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Concept, design, digital production. [1/4]


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Her him is a short story and exquisite corpse artist book, inspired by a single image. Member of the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. Writing, imagery, design, production. [1/2]


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Irreplaceable is a speculative exhibition catalogue from the year 2050 that examines the impact of “Digital Relationship Machines.” Writing, imagery, design, production. [1/7]


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A Loop is a short story and artist book that uses footnotes to occasionally direct the reader back to previous pages. Writing, imagery, design, production. [1/12]


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Ink Scans is an ongoing visual experiment with acrylic ink, printed on a Risograph. To see more visual experiments, visit my Tumblr. Concept, production. [1/4]


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A visual experiment comprised of four 3D-printed terrains, extruded from Ink Scans. Printed circuit board, programmed-LED lights, and acrylic box. Concept, production. [1/5]


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Dream books is a constraint-based writing system, designed using the science behind dreaming, and collected into four artist books (two pictured). Writing, imagery, design, production. [1/7]

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