Julia Schäfer (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based designer from Basel. She is the Design Director at MoMA PS1 and is working with Aperture. She holds an MFA from the Yale School of Art.

December 23
Exhibition graphics for A Good Knight, Soomin Shon, Hapjungjigu, Seoul

September 23
Launch of the first edition of NUTS.

September 23
’If Reality Is the Best Metaphor’, exhibition identity for the artist Soomin Shon at SeMA Storage Seoul.

July 23
Zine ‘Little Egypt and the North African Community in Astoria Queens’ for Malikah as part of Homeroom at MoMA PS1. 

May 23
Digital invitation graphics for MoMA PS1’s Annual Gala After Party.

February 23
Iiu Susiraja: A style called a dead fish
is a publication for the Finnish artist Iiu Susiraja accompanying her show at MoMA PS1. The publication was edited by Jody Graf. Design in collaboration with Rok Hubdovinik.

November 22
Freedom to Grow
zine a collection of poems, reflections, and how-to’s by the artist jackie summell and the Lower Eastside Girls Club. Central to the writings is the question of abolition—what does it mean, and how exactly do we do it?

June 22
Silence Prevails: Lower Eastside Community Gardes During the Pandemic
is a map and index with the detailed history of community gardens in New York City written by the artist Aki Onda

March 22
Greater New York is a sourcebook, reader and document of the MoMA PS1 exhibition gathering an intergenerational and international group of 47 artists and collectives with deep ties to New York. Design in collaboration with Vance Wellenstein. Available here at Artbook.

February 22
Charles Ray: Figure Ground spans the whole of the artist’s fifty-year career, from his early photographs and performances through his often unsettling sculptures. The catalog was published alongside Charles Ray’s exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Editorial design with Morcos Key.

February 22
Byond Category CCA Austria Award Yearbook in collaboration with 101, Lisa Edi, and Therese Kaiser.

December 21
Home Made Type Workshop at the German School Manhattan. 

October 21
Memory Gaps is streaming at Videoex 2021 in Zurich.

September 21
‘Apriori’ typeface in use at Room(s): Yale School of Architecture Graduate Women Alums 1942-, New Haven, curated by Jessica Varner, graphic identity by Omnivore.

September 21
Ohne Worte
, group exhibition, Psychiatrie Liestal, Basel-County, Switzerland.

July 21
Palm, exhibition in collaboration with Michèle Degenat Hebel 121, Basel, Switzerland.

June 21
Logo for Tiding House press.

June 21
Screen Time
tote for Yale Center of Collaborative Arts and Media in collaboration with Jinu Hong, available over Yale Maquette.

May 21
On my way!
Graphic Design 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition, May 13–19, 2021 in EIK / 32 Edgewood Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

April 21
Collective Typeface
workshop for Urbano Project, Care Matters: Media Tools for Urban Kinship, Spring 2021 with Mark Anthony Hernández Motaghy.

February 21
Feature on Typeroom.eu, Can you design a typeface with your very own eyes? 

January 21
Sand Between My Toes was part of I Might Know You Before, group exhibition, Bananafish Gallery, Shanghai, China.

January 21
Website for the artist Mariel Capanna.

November 20
This is a Pillow
, online performance organized by The Portable Museum and in collaboration with Jinu Hong. 

October 20
Memory Gaps
was selected to the 2020 Hot Steam annual video art festival.

September 20
Version Space: Liz Magic Laser in conversation with Julia Schäfer
Editor: Angie Keefer
Published by Library Stack.

This is the first publication of Version Space, a series of pamphlets transcribing conversations among artists and graduate students in visual art regarding Artificial Intelligence and related topics, produced in collaboration with Library Stack and funded by the Artistic Research program of the Sandberg Instituut.

April 21
Many people are typing is a platform emerging from a slack channel about  environments and social structures where design is taught and practiced. This transatlantic exchange took place between Kat McGrath, Max Kohler, Roland Ross, and myself.
Read the full announcement on Content free

Last updated: January 2024