Michael Rock, Graphic DesignerMr. Rock received a B.A. in humanities from Union College in 1981 and an M.F.A. in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1983. From 1984 to 1991 he served on the graphic design faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently a partner in the graphic design studio 2x4. His articles and essays on design and visual culture appear in magazines and journals internationally. In 1999 he received the Rome Prize in design from the American Academy in Rome. 2x4 was the subject of a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005 and the recipient of the 2006 National Design Award. A selection of 2x4’s work was on display at the Architecture and Design Gallery at the Museum of Modern Art in New York throughout 2008. Mr. Rock was appointed to the graphic design faculty in 1991 and currently holds the rank of professor (adjunct).
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