Alexis Mark is an office for graphic design, typography and research located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Through cross-disciplinary collaborations, we make publications, exhibitions, websites, identities and more, primarily within the fields of art and culture. We have a particular interest in the concepts of language, publishing and mediation as an artistic practice and in an interdisciplinary context.
Methodically, we seek a contextual engagement with the materials and conditions of any given collaboration and find it integral to our practice to extend these conditions into the presented work itself. In this spirit we attempt to create a zone of activity around the projects we engage in; we look at the conceptual and intuitive areas that link to them in order to approach and mediate from an encyclopaedic yet personal point of view. We regard design as a process of exchange between the designer, the design and its recipients, and feel that a criterion for success is when the work is completed by the personal reading of its audience.
A defining part of our approach is to allow for our own personal interests and criticality to thrive through the projects we work on. By engaging with commissions through the creation of intentional and explorative extended assignments; "free work", which functions as answers to the briefs we are faced with, we aim to take ownership and submit original proposals born from our research and critical intuition. In that sense Alexis Mark is a service provider both to itself and others.
Alexis Mark is educated at Yale School of Art and The Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
Additionally, Alexis Mark is the founder and organizer of the exhibition– and project space Annual Reportt