Hi, I'm Matt Vlach. I'm a graphic designer working in California, & practicing across type, book, installation, interaction, and identity design. I like big ideas, using my hands, collaborating with others, and trying things that I haven't tried before. Let's work together???


Eternalist
Typeface, Specimen, & Textile
Eternalist is a Display Typeface concieved out of various philosophical concepts of time: Eternalism and Presentism. Designed of mostly hard edges, and informed by thin diagonal strokes reminiscent of calligraphic form, the typeface is aimed to operate as a graphic tool for impactful headlines & graphic patterning. A 52 pg. book in an edition of 25 was printed, cut, and bound by hand. A woven textile was produced to demonstrate the typeface in use.

2019


Mark
CHAPPED Anthology
Book
Published with Basset Hound Press, and John Anton Malinowski of Chapped House. CHAPPED Anthology takes from French New Wave and Dada era influence, using a hard candy as a symbol for the choice to savour or not savour an ephemeral object. 500 pgs. Available at bassethoundpress.com/Chapped

2019


Mark
Renewer
Lettering
Lettering Commissioned by Robbie Landsburg for post-rock/genre-bending band Renewer.

2019

Mark
WEAVING FREQUENCIES
Publication, Copywriting
4-color risograph printed publication of album reviews and interviews written by myself about different music artists from Sacramento, CA. The focus was on experimentation with a risograph printer, and the telling of a story through my hands, one typeface, and iphone photos.

2018

Mark