The independent research and graphic design studio of Wes Larsen, currently an MFA Candidate at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Projects include identities, websites, posters, prints, books, magazines, exhibitions, curation, and experiments in publication.

The activated art and design studio focuses on meaningful collaborations with institutions of art, craft, culture, education, and social practice. Slowness, curiosity, and risk-taking are the driving forces behind nimble, dynamic, and distinctive work for print and screen.

Vinyl, Acrylic, Charcoal, Enamel, Plaster, Wood Panel, Rotating Motor
Vinyl, Acrylic, Charcoal, Enamel, Wood Panel, Rotating Motor
The Funny Stuff/The Other Stuff, Plaster and Enamel on Wood Panel, 18 x 24 (2)
Digital Print, Wheatpaste, Wood Panel, Plaster, Enamel, 41 x 81
(detail) Plaster, Enamel, Size Variable
Review for Erik Magnuson. 2.75” x 8.5”. Digital print, stab-bound, edition of 25.
The Cause is Cosmic Installation View
Wax Crayon and Colored Pencil on Paper, 28
Paper, Washi Tape, Acrylic, Wax crayon, Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Beeswax, 8
Plastic Bag, Wood Shavings, Wax Crayon, Colored Pencil Shavings, 5
Wax Crayon and Colored Pencil on Paper, 28
Wax Crayon and Colored Pencil on Paper, 28
Wax Crayon and Colored Pencil on Paper, 28
Wax Crayon and Colored Pencil on Paper, 28
No More Presidents (or A Portrait of 45 American Presidents) Installation View. Digital Print on Metallic Photo Paper, Plywood, Sandstone
Digital Print on Metallic Paper, Gold Washi Tape
After After-Studio Lounge.
Posters for Cranbrook Academy of Art
Gutmesh Review, Digital Print, Grommet, Edition of 25
Zephyr Statement, Digital Print on Handmade Paper, Edition of 25
Review for Karen Lee, words by Cody Norman, Edition of 25
Artist Statement for The Cause is Cosmic
Artist Statement for No More Presidents Installation, Edition of 25
Critical Review for Rory King, Edition of 25
Critical Review for Rory King, Edition of 25
Critical Review for Rory King, Edition of 25
Critical Review for Rory King, Edition of 25
Critical Review for Xinyi Ren, Edition of 25
Critical Review for Xinyi Ren, Edition of 25
Bumper Sticker, 2.5 x 8, Edition of 25
Identity and Poster Series for Cranbrook Art Museum Symposium
A Tree Instead for Eastern Pole, Cincinnati, OH
A Tree Instead for Eastern Pole, Cincinnati, OH
DT Mag Specimen Book
DT Mag Specimen Book
DT Mag Specimen Book
DT Mag Specimen Book
Creative Gauntlet 5
Creative Gauntlet 5
Alex Heffesse
Alex Heffesse
Alex Heffesse
Austin Chamber Mobility Report
Austin Chamber Mobility Report Detail
Stir Crazy Baked Goods
Stir Crazy Baked Goods Identity
Stir Crazy Baked Goods Website
Miscellaneous Logos & Lock-ups
Rosair
Colligo Capital Partners
Love Carmen Rose
Stir Crazy Baked Goods
Concord Kitchen
Creative Gauntlet
Dinnertime Magazine
Circa
MobilityATX
University of Texas Arlington COLA
Wyatt James Builders
SGCI Conference 2019
Penrose LLC
The Cowtown Poker Run
The Merry Bake-Off
Mission Fabrication
Rahr Brewing
Rosenthal
Flor de Mayo
Salsa Limon
Shipping & Receiving Bar
Syracuse Sausage Company
Mis En Place by Alex Napping
Mis En Place by Alex Napping
Honest Opinion Issue I
Honest Opinion Issue I
Give and Take Poster

Wesley Larsen

MFA Candidate – Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2020

BFA – University of Texas Arlington, 2011

Wes is a graphic designer from Texas working in traditional print mediums, digital media systems, and experimental publishing. He is currently an MFA Candidate in 2D Design at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and received his BFA from The University of Texas Arlington. Wes is also a founding partner at Tocco, a collaborative interactive studio.

Currently seeking projects, residencies, exhibitions, collaborations, and speaking engagements. This site is typeset in Iowan Old Style Bold and Roboto Medium.