Select Editorial Projects
With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932
Cranbrook Art Museum, 2020
Parallel Cities: The Multi-Level Metropolis
Walker Art Center, 2015
Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes
Walker Art Center, 2008
Strangely Familiar: Design and Everyday Life
Walker Art Center, 2001
New Perspectives: Critical Histories of Graphic Design
Visible Language, 1994–1995
Editorial projects have varied in scale and complexity and involve extensive research into myriad topics—from a global history of elevated walkway systems to comprehensive historical reviews of new genres such as suburban studies or the countercultural production of the 1960s. Some are deep dives into archival holdings such as With Eyes Opened, a history of Cranbrook Academy of Art that involved five years of discovery in manuscript and image files. In each project, the roles of author, editor, researcher, and designer merge in commissions and collaborations with editors, researchers, designers, and authors.
With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932, 2020. 624 pages. Author, essayist, manuscript editor, and picture researcher and editor. Design: Green Dragon Office. Editors: Lisa Bessette and Judy Dyki.
Parallel Cities: The Multilevel Metropolis, 2015. 240 pages. Researcher, manuscript editor, and picture researcher and editor. Authors: Jennifer Yoos and Vincent James, VJAA. Design: Alex DeArmond. Editors: Kathleen McLean and Pamela Johnson.
Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, 2008. 336 pages. Researcher, manuscript editor, curator, and designer. Designed with Chad Kloepfer. Editors: Kathleen McLean and Pamela Johnson.
"New Perspectives: Critical Histories of Graphic Design," three issues of the academic journal Visible Language: 28.3, 28.4, and 29.1, 1994–1995. Series editor and essayist. Editor: Sharon Poggenpohl.