Michael Rock

Graphic Designer / United States / 2x4

Michael Rock is a founding partner and Creative Director at 2x4 and Director of the Graphic Architecture Project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. At 2x4, he leads a wide range of projects for Prada, Nike, Kanye West, Barneys New York, Harvard University, and CCTV.

Before starting 2x4, he was co-founder of Information incorporated in Boston. From 1984 to 1991 he was Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design and since 1991 he has been a member of the design faculty at the Yale School of Art where he holds the rank of Adjunct Professor. In addition, he was a fellow at the Jan Van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and a contributing editor and graphic design journalist at I.D. magazine in New York. His writing on design has appeared in publications worldwide. He holds an A.B. in Humanities from Union College and a M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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By Michael Rock December 11, 2013

Michael Rock, of the graphic design studio 2x4, is a Haruki Murakami fan and plans to have In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du temps perdu) be the last book he reads—“because it would take so long to finish.” More answers from Michael Rock to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition.

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