Currently based in Los Angeles, Martin Venezky is the mastermind behind Appetite Engineers, a small, internationally recognized design firm. His interest in intricacy, complexity, ornament, and handwork has caused many wary employees to nervously inch their way toward the exit. But before taking flight, they have helped him create some wonderfully entertaining work for the Sundance Film Festival, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Chronicle Books, Princeton Architectural Press, and Blue Note Records, among others.
Martin also was art director of the late, great Speak, a magazine of popular culture, literature, music, and art.
Martin Venezky's work has been featured in Eye, How, émigré, and Graphis. In 1997 he was listed among ID magazine's "ID40" list of influential designers and, in 2001, an exhibit of his collected design work, Martin Venezky: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design, was held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
A monograph of his work, It Is Beautiful . . . Then Gone, has been published by Princeton Architectural Press. This publication includes a section on formmaking that covers some of the material he'll use in this course. Mr. Venezky has taught at CCA, California Institute of the Arts, and Art Center College of Design. He recently completed a term appointment at the Rhode Island School of Design. BFA, Dartmouth College; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Associate Professor, Design