Gallery Work

University Hall Gallery, UMass Boston (2022)

Wall text design for the spring exhibition Quotidian Queer, at University Hall Gallery. The gallery requested that I select a typeface for the title of the exhibition that would be used across all promotional content. Because the exhibition celebrated queer artists, it was important to us to choose a typeface that reflected this identity. I did some research on queer type designers and found a collection of typefaces designed by artist Nat Pyper. I ultimately selected their typeface, Ernestine Eckstein, named after a Black activist who fought for gay rights in the 1960s. The display typeface featured exciting quirks like upside down “i”s, underlines, and slanted characters but remained clear and legible thanks to its bold block style.

MIT List Visual Arts Center (2019)

From September–December 2019, I served as a graphic design intern at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA. While working for the gallery, I created a number of print and digital materials to promote current and upcoming exhibitions, as well as events and installations that ran concurrently with them.

© Julian Parikh 2022