Kelsey Elder is an educator & typographer based in Providence, Rhode Island.


Selected Projects
Typeface
Personal
on-going

Meager 

Identity/Branding
Personal
2021

Second Shift Autowerks

Identity/Branding
Team
2021

Rise Strength

Programming/Motion
Personal
2020

Letter.matter

Exhibition/Lettering
Team
2019

Why Don’t You Carve Other Animals

Supergraphics
Personal
2019

Ameri-Candied Dreams

Exhibition/Lettering
Team
2019

Dead Bird Letters


Archive
Lettering
Personal
on-going

Greeting Cards

Branding/Experience
Personal
on-going

Lowered Values

Lettering
Personal
on-going

Sketchbook + Outakes

Lettering
Personal
2021

Strong Boys Club

Identity/Branding
Personal
2021

Drinking Buddies

Lettering
Personal
2021

Pint-Sized Power

Programming/Web
Team
2020

A Wedding Website for Friends

Book Design
Team
2016

Simple Forms, Stunning Glazes

Supergraphic
Personal
2016

Fre$h Patina! (of Fool’s Gold)

Programming/Typeface
Personal
2016

Varnish

Sign/Supergraphic
Team
2016

Casualties & Casual Tees



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Why Don’t You Carve Other Animals


under the direction of Nontsikelelo Mutiti
Lettering commissioned by Black Chalk & Co. for 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in New York, New York. The scope of work included a two-sided broadside poster featuring the program’s title. 

“The program takes its point of departure from Yvonne Vera’s title short story ‘Why Don’t You Carve Other Animals’. Yvonne Vera recognised the potential of the literary text to function as an important means of appropriating, inverting and challenging dominant means of representation and colonial ideologies(1).” 

Read the full curatorial statement : here.


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