LAVINIA LASCARIS


RESEARCH
C4PTCH4 TH1S︎︎︎
IDIOT (GRAD THESIS)︎︎︎
NICE (FELLOWSHIP)︎︎︎

EXHIBITIONS
MIKE/SIERRA/TANGO
PLAN B: SPIRIT OF THE BAUHAUS
IN VERBIS ARTIS
ARTFUL IMPACT


GRAPHIC DESIGN
HMCT LECTURE SERIES
MUJERES HISPANAS Y TIPOGRAFÍA
NANOTECH
EGG & DART
CRISIS: 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY

TYPE DESIGN
FORTNIGHT
MELANOTICA




INFO
Graphic designer from Greece, based in Los Angeles, specializing in spatial design and print. My work is defined by strong research and conceptual development that often comments on social/cultural matters and has been recognized by Type Directors Club (TDC), Communication Arts, and Graphic Design USA.

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CONTACT
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© Lavinia Lascaris 2021



RESEARCH
C4PTCH4 TH1S︎︎︎
IDIOT (GRAD THESIS)︎︎︎
NICE (FELLOWSHIP)︎︎︎

EXHIBITIONS
MIKE/SIERRA/TANGO
PLAN B: SPIRIT OF THE BAUHAUS
IN VERBIS ARTIS
ARTFUL IMPACT

GRAPHIC DESIGN
HMCT LECTURE SERIES
MUJERES HISPANAS Y TIPOGRAFÍA
NANOTECH
EGG & DART
CRISIS: 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY

TYPE DESIGN
FORTNIGHT
MELANOTICA






C4PTCH4 TH1S

︎︎︎research ︎︎︎educational program ︎︎︎identity design ︎︎︎installation (WIP)

A multi-platform program that studies the linguistic trends born within digital communication platforms, the transformative effects of emergent technologies on our use of languages, and what these occurrences reveal about the future of communication.


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IDIOT (GRAD THESIS)

︎︎︎research ︎︎︎trasmedia ︎︎︎book design

TDC Communication Design Winner 2020


A study on contemporary privacy and camouflage, Idiot approaches the notion of concealment and protection through ubiquity. I blurred the boundaries of my own identity by creating a plurality of simulated and simultaneous presences, surrendering my privacy in order to reinstate it.


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NICE (FELLOWSHIP)
︎︎︎research ︎︎︎exhibition design ︎︎︎catalog
As the 2018 HMCT Typography Fellow, I worked alongside typographer-in-residence Lucienne Roberts on the research, development, and curation of nice. The exhibition studies the power of slogans, the definition of a “nice typeface,” the influence of texts in relationship to typography, and the threats from which the human race needs to be “saved.”

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MIKE/SIERRA/TANGO

︎︎︎exhibition design ︎︎︎curation ︎︎︎catalog

Communication Arts: Typography Annual Award 2020


An exhibition featuring contemporary multiscript typefaces produced by type foundries from around the world. Projects on display illustrate how type families can maintain their characteristics across multiple scripts while addressing the growing need for multilingual type design due to globalization and new information technologies. 
︎︎︎Collaboration with Simon Johnston












PLAN B: SPIRIT OF THE BAUHAUS

︎︎︎exhibition design ︎︎︎curation

TDC Communication Design Winner 2020 
GDUSA American Graphic Design Award 2019


An exhibition inspired by the history and spirit of the Bauhaus on the occasion of its one hundredth anniversary. It features work produced by ArtCenter College of Design students working between Berlin and LA. Plan B recaptures the spirit of the Bauhaus to rediscover its heritage and imagine its future significance. 
︎︎︎Collaboration with Simon Johnston and Carolina Trigo

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IN VERBIS ARTIS
︎︎︎exhibition design ︎︎︎catalog
This exhibition explores the relationship between language, design, and fine art through the work of seven Los Angeles-based artists. Within the context of each artist’s voice, the exhibition examines the fluidity of written words, addressing the myriad potential interpretations of language at this critical time for communication throughout contemporary culture.












ARTFUL IMPACT: THE POSTERS OF ABRAM GAMES
︎︎︎exhibition design ︎︎︎curation
British poster designer Abram Games (1914–1996), holds an important place in the legacy of twentieth-century graphic design. For over five decades he interpreted the social, political, and commercial pulse of his country by absorbing the influences around him and referencing them in his works.








HMCT LECTURE SERIES

︎︎︎identity design

A typographic identity for online lecture series organized by Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design. 

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MUJERES HISPANAS Y TIPOGRAFÍA

︎︎︎identity design ︎︎︎catalog design (WIP)

Five international designers, typographers, and researchers—Laura Meseguer, Marina Garone, Sandra García (Tipastype), Dafne Martínez (Tipastype), and Jimena Gamio—were invited to participate in a residency program at Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography that highlights the talent and creativity of Hispanic women.
︎︎︎Collaboration with Ximena Amaya

 

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NANOTECH
︎︎︎identity design ︎︎︎poster series
The transformative qualities of materials at the nano scale are used as inspiration for the designs and applications in this identity. It is informed by concepts of synthesis, interaction, and self-repetition.












EGG AND DART
︎︎︎editorial design

Egg & Dart is a magazine that explores the world through the visual patterns found in a micro and macro scale. It looks at cultural and natural examples of repetitive forms and features articles that contextualize them.












CRISIS
︎︎︎research ︎︎︎book design ︎︎︎poster series ︎︎︎installation
“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born.” This project explores the concept and etymology of the word crisis. The objective is to provide a deeper sense of its meaning by studying its journey from the ancient Greeks to today.








PARASHOT

︎︎︎type design (WIP)

This display typeface was inspired by the hand-lettering in the posters of Abram Games. An initial version of the typeface was used for the identity of Artful Impact, an exhibition of his posters, that I designed and curated in 2019.
︎︎︎Special thanks to Greg Lindy












MELANOTICA

︎︎︎type design
(WIP)
A sans serif with a large x-height, soft curves, circular dots, and double story “a” and “g.” The relationship between wide and narrow characters is designed to bring a symmetrical yet organic rhythm.
︎︎︎Special thanks to Greg Lindy