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)

atomek1@saic.edu
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When Something Solid Collapses Under Itself is a 129-page sci-fi novel and social critique. Writing, photography, design, production. Exhibition design. [1/6]


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


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After is a short story and artist book about the depth of grief, told in list form. Writing, photography, design, production. [1/15]


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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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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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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. Writing, design, production. [1/7]


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Irreplaceable is a speculative exhibition catalogue from the year 2050. Writing, imagery, design, production. [1/7]


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Her him is a short story and exquisite corpse artist book, inspired by a single image. Writing, imagery, design, production. [1/2]


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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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Ink Scans is an ongoing visual experiment with acrylic ink. 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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