LAVINIA LASCARIS

graphic design
exhibition design
research

selected projects

︎︎︎ polski projekt
︎︎︎ redact, rewrite, reframe
︎︎︎ mujeres hispanas y tipografía
︎︎︎ captcha this
︎︎︎ baby ink twice
︎︎︎ mike/sierra/tango
︎︎︎ plan b: spirit of the bauhaus
︎︎︎ idiot (grad thesis)
︎︎︎ nice (fellowship)











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graphic designer from greece, based in los angeles, specializing in spatial design and print, currently the exhibition and graphic designer at hoffmitz milken center for typography, art center college of design.

awards/recognition
ida design awards 2022: baby ink twice
commarts 2020: mike/sierra/tango
tdc communication design 2020: plan b
tdc communication design 2020: idiot
gdusa american graphic design 2019: plan b
hmct typography fellowship 2018

press
the daily heller
shoutout la
voyage la
justified: hmct profile

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LAVINIA LASCARIS
graphic design, exhibition design, research









nice (typography fellowship)
hoffmitz milken center for typography, 2018


research
exhibition design
catalog design

nice is the result of the typography residency program offered annually by the hoffmitz milken center for typography. as that year’s appointed typography fellow, i worked closely with typographer-in-residence, lucienne roberts, on the research, development, and curation of the exhibition and the design of the catalog.

slogans in nice typefaces won’t save the human races. this provocation served as the starting point for nice. the poster appeared on uk city streets in late 2017 via flyingleaps. it was created by british artist and graphic designer oddly head. the bold graphic slogan was a response to what he calls ‘an epoch of demagoguery and debacle’ and was popular across social media.

relevant to the uk and usa, if not the whole world, the message of this poster is apocalyptic—the human race needs to be rescued. furthermore, it warns of the dangers when meaning and aesthetics become disassociated and designers design primarily for themselves.

the exhibition was the outcome of deconstructing the poster and identifying 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. in essence, nice is an exploration of the ways that slogans (or texts) in nice typefaces might save the human races after all.

press: print magazine / creative review / eye on design






























process
below are photographs from our studio space at hmct that display thoughts, ideas, inspiration, and conceptual development. it also includes some documentation from the production process of the exhibition.