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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.

Office
Alexis Mark,
Åboulevard 44,
Ground floor

2200 Copenhagen N
Denmark

office[at]alexismark[dot]com

(+45) 29707305

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Perspecta 50: Urban Divides
Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal is published yearly by Yale University and MIT Press.

In texts, images, and studio projects, Perspecta 50 explores broad questions facing urbanism and architecture today, including the effect on urban housing of migration and the blurred boundaries between the formal and informal city. The contributors—architects, urbanists, and academics—identify and critique distinct urban typologies and architectural devices used globally to divide. Among the contributions are Dana Cuff’s essay on spatial politics in Los Angeles, Jenny Holzer’s reminiscence of guerilla art in the 1970s and 1980s, Gary McDonough’s investigation of “soft portals” in global Chinatowns, and Studio Gang’s vision of “Polis Station.” Perspecta 50 invites readers to question the inevitability and ubiquity of urban divides. Perspecta 50 is edited by Meghan McAllister and Mahdi Sabbagh.
2017
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Hannah Arendt: Vi Flygtninge (We Refugees)
The first Danish translation of the essay We Refugees by Hannah Arendt, translated and with postface and epilogue by Mikkel Flohr.

Vi Flygtninge (We Refugees) is not only a depiction of the horrid situation of being a refugee. It is also a political analysis of said situation. Hannah Arendt’s essay shows that the situation of the Jewish refugees was not just a random series of personal tragedies, but a systematic political phenomenon. Her analysis shows the double meaning of being a refugee: On the one hand they revealed the fundamental shortcomings of the political system. On the other, they pointed towards the possibilities of an existence beyond these limitations. Hannah Arendt points out that the Jews were amongst the first to be persecuted and expelled, but they were far from being the last: National minorities, political dissidents and subsequently entire peoples have met a similar fate, during and after World War II. Vi Flygtninge is published by Forlaget Slagmark.
2016
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August Rosenbaum: Vista
Album and a series of single-releases for the conceptual album Vista by Danish composer and pianist August Rosenbaum. Released by Tambourhinoceros.
2017
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Herstory
Speculative logo for rewriting history.
2017
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Funen Art Academy: Third Year Exhibition
Poster/catalogue for the Third Year Exhibition of Funen Art Academy, 2017 curated by Nanna Stjernholm Jepsen. A basement in Pantheonsgade in the centre of Odense served as the odd premises for the exhibition, which marked the end of the students’ undergraduate programme. Installation/exhibition photo courtesey of David Stjernholm.
2017

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Designhøjskolen Højer
Visual language developed for the Danish highschool for design, Designhøjskolen Højer located in the southern part of Denmark, near the natural reserve Vadehavet.
2017
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Exhibition: Meanwhile, in Time
Curation and communication of the exhibition Meanwhile, in Time at Annual Reportt, 2017.

Meanwhile, in Time was a group exhibition featuring works by a series of artists and designers from USA, The Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, France and Denmark. Despite their differing origins, varying observations and intentions, the presented works were bound together by a relation to the concept of time and its possible mediations. Through different perspectives, the show confronts us with the consequences of the conception of time: parts of what we experience as the passing of time and its impact on our orientation within it.

Participants: Ronja Andersen (DK/NL), Tim Enthoven (US/NL), Joshua Graver (US), Ayşe Köklü (TR/UK), Olof Olsson (DK), Sasha Portis (US), Clément Rouzaud (FR/CH), Maria Trenkel (CH), Olya Troitskaya (RU/UK).
2017
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IMO: Artist Run Gallery
This retrospective print on demand book/PDF edited by Toke Lykkeberg is a 500 pages collection of exhibitions and events from the Copenhagen based artist run Gallery, IMO which existed for five years. The book comes in a variety of different covers and can be purchased HERE.
2014
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Lean Issues
Identity, posters and website for the exhibition Lean Issues in Kyoto, Japan.

Lean Issues took place at Kyoto Art Center, Japan and celebrated the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan featuring the artists; Bank & Rau, Henrik Menné, Jacob Kirkegaard, Molly Haslund, Pernille Kapper Williams, Thorbjørn Bechmann, Torben Ribe, Tove Storch and Tumi Magnusson.

The website is live HERE.
2017
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Huset for Kunst & Design
Identity, posters and catalogues for Huset for Kunst & Design. Huset for Kunst & Design is an exhibition, dissemination, production and knowledge center for new art and design. It serves as space for interaction between proffessional artists and designers, primarely through the realisations of exhibitions, talks and other events. Curated by Anna Bak.
2017
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Shila Gaonkar: Accident
Book and website for fashion designer Shila Gaonkar and her project Accident. The work is an exploration of gender and aims towards finding a third place between “boxes”, bodies, norms and genders, pushing the boundaries between awkwardness and perfection.
2016
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Frothing, Foaming and Teeming
Visual identity for the exhibition and bookrelease of Frothing, Foaming & Teeming by Danish artist Asbjørn Skou, both realised at Annual Reportt, Copenhagen. The exhibition serves as a temporary physical index for the publication; the borders between the two porous, as their narratives and figures infiltrate and betray each other. Their story unfolds as fragments of ontological disaster-sites discharged by capitalism in a climate-chaotic age, where uncanny fictions infest geography and sprout visceral monsters, and radical otherness may be a way to resist inside the catastrophe.
2017
Turi Heisselberg
Website for Danish ceramics artist Turi Heisselberg Pedersen. The website is set in our custom typeface Bodil. The website is live HERE.
2017
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Sandwich as Self-portrait
A self-portrait based on the concept of the sandwich as a unit composed of various ingredients, each with their unique and indispensable flavour.
2017








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