Feb 7, 2011
This week: Duncan talks to Suart Bailey of Dexter Sinister.
Dexter Sinister is the compound name of David Reinfurt and
Stuart Bailey. David graduated from the University of North
Carolina in 1993, Yale University in 1999, and went on to form
O-R-G, a design
studio in New York City. Stuart graduated from the University of
Reading in 1994, the Werkplaats Typografie in 2000, and co-founded
the arts journal Dot Dot Dot the same year. David currently teaches at
Columbia University and Rhode Island School of Design. Stuart is
currently involved in diverse projects at Parsons School of Design
(NYC) and Pasadena Art Center (LA).
Dexter Sinister recently established a workshop in the basement at 38 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side in New York City. The workshop is intended to model a ‘Just-In-Time’ economy of print production, running counter to the contemporary assembly-line realities of large-scale publishing. This involves avoiding waste by working on-demand, utilizing local cheap machinery, considering alternate distribution strategies, and collapsing distinctions of editing, design, production and distribution into one efficient activity.
Sarah Crowner became involved with Dexter Sinister in summer 2006. She is a New York-based artist who has made and distributed numerous artists' books and books about art.
NEXT: Duncan speaks with Kurt Mueller of Art Lies.