Ben Fehrman-Lee is a graphic designer developing work with individuals and institutions for culture and commerce. He maintains an independent practice focused on editorial and typographic projects across media, and teaches regularly in New York.

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Founded in 1923, Triennale Milano is a leading cultural institution “conveying the complexities of the contemporary world” through design, architecture, and the visual, scenic and performative arts. Ignoto was inspired by both the literary and the scientific, an empirical version of certainty set against an unfathomable future. Developed at 2×4 with Marcus Hollands, Donnie Luu, and Michael Rock.

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Balcony is a new biannual arts magazine collecting situational conversations with artists. Each issue gathers conversations, photography, and original artworks, featuring established and emerging artists. Filmmaking provides the visual metaphor for the magazine; interviews act as screenplays, camera angles change, and perspectives shift. The magazine is co-founded and edited by Audrey Rose Smith and Vicente Muñoz, and designed with Julia Novitch. Visit balconymagazine.com ↗

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Both a systematic critical reading and a monograph of the artist, the book presents Thomas Struth’s photography as three distinct stages of production: archive, matrix, and assembly. As the author chronicles these evolutions in Struth’s work over forty years, each section’s layout evolves correspondingly. The photographs are arranged according to collected subjects, and captions derived from a comprehensive index are printed in silver metallic ink. Written by Nana Last, and designed with Neil Donnelly.

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The exhibition catalogue focuses on an obscure and crucial episode of Peggy Guggenheim’s collecting as she turned towards arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Thirty-five artworks are presented together for the first time, accompanied by essays offering a critical stance on the violence of theft and misappropriation of such works, especially in the context of Guggenheim's European art collection. Edited by curator Vivien Greene, and designed with Neil Donnelly.

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Platform is an annual publication which represents the culture, work, and research of students and faculty at Harvard Graduate School of Design. The publication is conceived as a highly adaptive yet consistent structure, which can accommodate a new editorial perspective put forth by a team of student editors each year. The book’s signatures operate as independent pamphlets, each providing a conceptual framework to organize student projects, texts, and transcripts. Edited by Jennifer Sigler and Marielle Suba, and designed with Neil Donnelly.

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The promotional materials for the office of admissions adopt the visual cues of bulletin boards from undergraduate campuses where these posters will likely be displayed.

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Rafi Segal renews attention to this pioneering architect who made a vast contribution to modern architecture and had a lasting impact on Israel’s broader architectural culture. The book is divided in two parts: critical texts on Neumann’s theory and practice, followed by a complete chronological catalogue of his known built and unbuilt projects.

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The exhibition brings the forgotten work of this modernist master to the public. Installed at several locations between 2015–2017, the exhibition graphics included a modular display system which could adapt to a variety of spaces. Curated by Rafi Segal and Tadeáš Goryczka of Kabinet Architektury. Fabrication by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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This book brings together architects, urbanists, artists, and scholars of migration studies, media theory, geography, anthropology, and literature, to develop a cross-disciplinary dialogue about the ways in which technology and data mediate how we know and experience cities. Edited by Laura Kurgan and Dare Brawley, and designed with Neil Donnelly.

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The catalogue gathers photo collages, paintings, and drawings of Josef Albers in the context of twelve trips to Mexico and Central America. It reveals the striking relationship between Albers’ abstract works on canvas and paper, and his documentation of Pre-Columbian sites between 1935–1968. Edited by curator Lauren Hinkson, with contributions by Joaquin Barríendos, and designed with Neil Donnelly.

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Art Direction and brand development by No Ideas.

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Models of the firm’s recent work are positioned in dialogue with sectional studies of historic architectural precedents from around the world, presented with texts, images, and two projected films within the open-ended installation. Designed in collaboration with Weiss/Manfredi and Neil Donnelly.

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This book chronicles the history and the design development by Weiss/Manfredi of a new master plan and expansion for the Department of State’s New Delhi Embassy. The plan restores the original modernist Chancery building designed by Edward Durell Stone some sixty years ago. Connecting to India’s history of synthesizing architecture and landscape, a new green space joins the campus functions and buildings. Edited and produced by Weiss/Manfredi, designed with Neil Donnelly.

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This is the catalogue for a massive exhibition of contemporary fashion and its correlation to Catholic iconography and architecture, presented across several locations of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The book mirrors the site-specificity of garments displayed beside works of art in the collection, and customized titling both connects and distinguishes the three sections as parts of one collection. Edited by Curator in Charge at the Costume Institute, Andrew Bolton, and designed with Neil Donnelly.

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This is an anthology of critical essays investigating architecture’s simultaneous diminishment and ubiquity early in the twenty-first century. It features essays, interviews, and design contributions from theorists and practitioners across the fields of architecture, art, media studies, and philosophy. Edited by Esther Choi and Marrikka Trotter, and designed with Neil Donnelly.

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A bilingual microsite design and content management system for the festival and exhibtion at Arko Art Center in Seoul. Curated by Haeju Kim, Moving/Image brings together contemporary performance and video art. For the first time, a microsite was developed to promote and archive the Center’s program. Designed with Moonsick Gang.

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Way-finding signage and environmental graphics for a 15,000 sq ft renovation in collaboration with Andrew Berman Architect, designed with Neil Donnelly. Photography by Naho Kabuta.

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As an exhibition and catalogue, Wanderlust collects forty years of art made and performed outside the traditional space of the studio or gallery. The book’s grid is a timeline governing the placement of illustrations and plates according to their dates of creation, and this system consequently generates a wide range of layouts and an unsettling sense of movement. Edited by curator Rachel Adams, and designed with Neil Donnelly.

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Palimpsest VII is the seventh publication of Yale University’s Literary and Arts Journal featuring submissions from graduate students across disciplines of art, poetry, fiction, architecture, and non-fiction. Edited by Susan Morrow and Nicholas Robbins, designed with Josh Graver and Biba Košmerl.

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A poster commemorating the first year of Paprika!, Yale School of Architecture’s bi-weekly broadsheet. The first year’s issues were gathered, photographed, and composited.

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Ben often develops work with architects, artists, curators, and publishers, handling editorial and typographic projects of all scales. Since 2020 he is a senior designer at 2×4, New York. Recent work was exhibited with the 28th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno and the DAM Architecture Prize in Frankfurt. Additionally, he has drawn customized alphabets for AD 93, Fondazione Prada, Micaiah Carter, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Office Alexis Mark, and Perspecta 50, among others. He received a B.F.A. from Art Center College of Design and a M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art where he was the recipient of the Phelps Berdan Memorial Award.

As an educator, Ben has been an adjunct professor of typography at Parsons School of Design and a visiting critic or guest lecturer at Columbia University GSAPP, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, and Pratt Institute.

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mail@benfehrmanlee.info

Typeface requests:
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Website development:
Julia Novitch

Photography:
Kris Graves

Working with:
Actual Source; AD 93 records; Andrew Berman Architect; Balcony Magazine; Columbia Books on Architecture and the City; Columbia University GSAPP; Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum; Guggenheim Museum; Harvard GSD; Hauser & Wirth, New York/Zurich; Laurenz Brunner/Source Type, Zurich; Metropolitan Museum of Art; The MIT Press; Park Books, Zurich; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Rafi Segal Architecture and Urbanism; Verso Books, New York; Weiss/Manfredi Architects; Yale School of Architecture

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