David Reinfurt

David Reinfurt, a graphic designer, is cofounder of Dexter Sinister and The Serving Library, an online and print publishing project, and a Lecturer at Princeton University. His work is in the permanent collections of Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

  • Muriel Cooper

    Muriel Cooper

    David Reinfurt and Robert Wiesenberger

    The career of the pioneering designer Muriel Cooper, whose work spanned media from printed book to software interface; generously illustrated in color.

    Muriel Cooper (1925–1994) was the pioneering designer who created the iconic MIT Press colophon (or logo)—seven bars that represent the lowercase letters “mitp” as abstracted books on a shelf. She designed a modernist monument, the encyclopedic volume The Bauhaus (1969), and the graphically dazzling and controversial first edition of Learning from Las Vegas (1972). She used an offset press as an artistic tool, worked with a large-format Polaroid camera, and had an early vision of e-books. Cooper was the first design director of the MIT Press, the cofounder of the Visible Language Workshop at MIT, and the first woman to be granted tenure at MIT's Media Lab, where she developed software interfaces and taught a new generation of designers. She began her four-decade career at MIT by designing vibrant printed flyers for the Office of Publications; her final projects were digital. This lavishly illustrated volume documents Cooper's career in abundant detail, with prints, sketches, book covers, posters, mechanicals, student projects, and photographs, from her work in design, teaching, and research at MIT.

    A humanist among scientists, Cooper embraced dynamism, simultaneity, transparency, and expressiveness across all the media she worked in. More than two decades after her career came to a premature end, Muriel Cooper's legacy is still unfolding. This beautiful slip-cased volume, designed by Yasuyo Iguchi, looks back at a body of work that is as contemporary now as it was when Cooper was experimenting with IBM Selectric typewriters. She designed design's future.

    • Hardcover $60.00 £50.00
  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #9

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #9

    Summer 2015

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    Issue number nine tackles all manner of sports and games, providing commentary on their language, politics, and philosophies. It kicks off with Rob Giampietro on New England Patriots controversial quarterback Tom Brady in view of ancient Greek ideas of heroism, and ends with David Peace narrating seminal Liverpool FC manager Bill Shankly's 1975 radio interview with UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Uncovering a fascination for what is still considered the most difficult game of cards, Vincenzo Latronico takes us through the complexities of bridge. Kathy Acker identifies the bodybuilder's language as the simplest of language games, reduced to a minimal set of nouns and numerical repetition. Joe Scanlan presents “three object lessons” on advanced imaging technologies related to movement, while James Langdon follows the debates on the innovations to rock climbing. The issue slaloms through further contributions from Christoph Keller, Sarah Demeuse, Linus Elmes, Chris Evans, Junior Aspirin Records, Philip Ording, Leila Peacock, Justin Warsh & Miguel Abreu, and Carlin Wing.

    Contributors Kathy Acker, Stuart Bailey, David Reinfurt & Christoph Keller, Sarah Demeuse, Linus Elmes, Chris Evans, Rob Giampietro, Junior Aspirin Records, James Langdon, Vincenzo Latronico, Philip Ording, David Peace, Leila Peacock, Joe Scanlan, Justin Warsh & Miguel Abreu, Carlin Wing

    • Paperback $19.95
  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #11

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #11

    Summer 2016

    Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    Released to inaugurate The Serving Library's new red, gold, and green space in Liverpool, this issue is both printed in and concerned with color. It includes Emily Gephart's account of the Spectra Poetry Hoax of 1916, a truncated phone call from Dexter Sinister to Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, the late, great Muhammad Ali discussing skin color in a 1971 TV interview, reflections on the history of Chroma-key green by Lucas Benjamin, a personal history of paint and painting by Amy Sillman, and further contributions by T. E. White, Umberto Eco, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Tamara Shopsin, and James Langdon.

    Published by The Serving Library, New York

    Contributors Muhammad Ali, Lucas Benjamin, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Dexter Sinister, Umberto Eco, Emily Gephart, James Langdon, Tamara Shopsin, Amy Sillman, T. E. White

    • Paperback $19.95
  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #7

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #7

    Summer 2014

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    This issue concerns itself with “numbers,” ranging from a brief note on “The Psychology of Number” by John Dewey and John McLellan, to Vincenzo Latronico's historical overview of the ongoing attempt to conjure “truths from thin air” (such as proof of the existence of god). In between are essays and articles by Cory Arcangel, Perrine Bailleux, Rosie Cooper, Dan Fox, Angie Keefer, Mathew Kneebone, James Langdon, Philip Ording, Katherine Pickard, David Reinfurt, and Justin Warsh, plus an indexical book review by the late David Foster Wallace.

    • Paperback $19.95
  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #10

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #10

    Winter 2015

    Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    Issue #10 of Bulletins of The Serving Library is a *TEST,* containing one choice bulletin from each of the previous nine issues. It is a compendium of sorts, a best-of double-album printed at 50% scale, a sample for what's next. This issue also includes 140-character summaries of every bulletin published previously. From now on, Bulletins of The Serving Library will proceed in full color and at half its former size—but will be twice as good.

    Published by The Serving Library, New York

    Contributors Stuart Bailey, Paul Elliman, Rob Giampietro, Angie Keefer, Bruno Latour, Isla Leaver-Yap, Leila Peacock, David Reinfurt, Bruce Sterling

    • Paperback $19.95
  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #8

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #8

    Winter 2014

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    This issue is smaller than large and larger than small: *medium*. Produced under the auspices of the exhibition “Transmitting Andy Warhol” at Tate Liverpool, it includes a history of the relations between drugs and groups by Ian Svenonius, an e-mail exchange between Paul Elliman and pioneer of voice synthesis Richard T. Gagnon, and a collage of voices that conjure Warhol's aura by Michael Bracewell. With further contributions by Elie Apache, Stuart Bailey, Eli Diner, Emily Gephart, Lucy Mulroney, Larissa Harris, and Joe Scanlan.

    Contributors Elie Ayache, Stuart Bailey, Michael Bracewell, Ben Davis, Eli Diner, Paul Elliman, Emily Gephart, Larissa Harris, Lucy Mulroney, Joe Scanlan, Ian Svenonius

    • Paperback $19.95
  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #5

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #5

    Summer 2013

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    Conceived while in residency at the library of the Goethe-Institut New York, this issue of Bulletins of The Serving Library used the context of the hosting institution as a thematic starting point.

    Contemplating this theme as both foreigners and German citizens, many of the contributors present theses that reach deep into the realm of the personal. Jan Verwoert, for example, discusses the communication within his family as a lexicon “somewhere between speech and speechlessness”; while Leila Peacock, as a native English speaker learning German, explores the liminal space between language and translation. Diedrich Diederichsen, together with a list of editors and translators, co-translates his essay “Hören, Wiederhören, Zitieren,” published in the 1997 January issue of Spex. Diederichsen's discussion of the pop quotation in music highlights the genre's proximity to language, as the pop quotation “refers to what is absent in the present, and therefore points towards the semiotic nature of any music.”

    Contributors Michael Bracewell, Diedrich Diederichsen, Isla Leaver-Yap, Philip Ording, Leila Peacock, David Reinfurt, Mike Sperlinger, Jan Verwoert

    • Paperback $19.95
  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #6

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #6

    Winter 2013

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    This issue poses as a retroactive non-catalog for the group exhibition “White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart” at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania curated by Anthony Elms. As such, its nominal theme is Fashion. Bulletins from the edges of that world are from Angie Keefer, Robin Kinross, Joke Robaard, Brian Eno, Nick Relph, Eli Diner, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Stuart Bailey, Sarah Demeuse, Adolf Loos, Kuki Shûzô, Sanya Kantarovsky, and Perri MacKenzie.

    • Paperback $19.95
  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #3

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #3

    Summer 2012

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    This issue of Bulletins of the Serving Library doubles as a catalog of sorts to "Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language," a group exhibition curated by Laura Hoptman at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from May 6 to August 27, 2012. It is a *pseudo*-catalog in the sense that, other than a section of images at the back, it bears no direct relation to the works in the exhibition. Instead, the bulletins extend in different directions from the same title, and could be collectively summarized as preoccupied with the more social aspects of Typography.

    Contributors Andrew Blum, Bruno Latour, Graham Meyer, Pierre-André Boutang, David Reinfurt, Chris Evans, Jessica Winter, Ian Svenonius, Angie Keefer, Francis McKee, Benjamin Tiven, Louis Lüthi, Dexter Sinister, Laura Hoptman

    • Paperback $14.95
  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #2

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #2

    Winter 2011

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #2 continues the trajectory begun by DOT DOT DOT, Dexter Sinister's previous house journal which ran for ten years and twenty issues. This issue grew out of two physical incarnations of The Serving Library in 2011. The first took place from July 4–August 10 in the Walter Phillips Gallery of the Visual Arts department at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. Here they set up a model of the library's projected interior to house a six-week summer school titled From the Toolbox of a Serving Library. The school comprised daily morning seminars, supplemented by a few evening events. Each week was based on a specific component from a (Photoshop-proxy) digital software toolbox, in order to reconsider what a contemporary (Bauhaus-proxy) Foundation Course might most usefully comprise. The second opened on October 29 and at the time of writing remains installed at Artists Space, New York. Here the same model serves more as a mini-expo in view of an eventual fixed home, alongside a parallel three-screen projection concerned with “Identity.”

    Contributors Dimmi Davidoff, Július Koller, David Fischli & Peter Weiss, Rob Giampietro, Anthony Huberman, Junior Aspirin Records, Perri MacKenzie, David Senior, Jan Verwoert

    • Paperback $14.95
  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #1

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #1

    Summer 2011

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    Bulletins of The Serving Library is the new biannual publication from Dexter Sinister, which continues where the final issue of their previous house journal DOT DOT DOT left off. It will be published under the umbrella of their nascent Serving Library, a non-profit institution founded on a cooperatively-built archive that assembles itself by publishing. The pilot issue addresses the twin themes of Time generally and Libraries specifically, and includes texts by Angie Keefer, Rob Giampietro and David Reinfurt, and Bruce Sterling.

    • Paperback $14.95