Stephen Farrell is a graphic designer, typographer and collaborative writer. His work on the imagetext novel VAS: An Opera in Flatland, originally published by Station Hill, received seven major design awards, capturing AIGA’s highest honor, selection into its 50 Best Books of 2003, and a silver medal from D&AD, Europe’s most prestigious communications competition. In the book New Media, Joe Amato writes that “VAS is likely to become one of the seminal print works to explore conjunctions of fictional and nonfictional narrative and image.”
Stephen has been featured in over 50 books and journals internationally including American Book Review, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Emigre, Typegraphics, Design Culture Now, Metropolis, eye (UK) and Wired. He has exhibited his work most recently at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, at the Art Directors Club of New York and as The Volgare Project, a collection of multimedia essays, music and type design investigating his interests in lineage, connoisseurship and the relationship of writing to keystroking. Other typefaces Farrell has designed, including Flexure and Missive, are currently licensed through the digital foundry, T-26. His numerous honors include a National Design Award nomination in Communications from the Smithsonian, and his books are housed in permanent collections of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, Denver Museum, Newberry Library and Princeton’s Fine Book Archives.