Lydia Chodosh [she / her] is a graphic designer [art director + writer] who likes typesetting in space. She holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design [2024]. 

Selected Design Work

To read is to
Artifactual Accumulations
Interior Atlas
Artifacts of Countability
Spore Site
RISD GD MFA Biennial
Clock Studies
Translations of Gratitude

Art Direction

Harper’s Magazine
Volume 1
A Guide to the Politiverse

© 2024

Installation, Print & Artifact Design, 2023Rhode Island School of Design

To read is to . . .

To read is to . . . was an exhibition designed in collaboration with Spenser Atlas, RISD Furniture MFA ‘23, and held at RISD from April 8–15, 2023. It features 10 reading forms designed by Lydia Chodosh, each encapsulating a single definition of reading and expressing a formal writing tool aligned with that definition. Alongside the use of metaphor, a book of cutouts expresses To read is to reveal. Employing polysyndeton, an accordion book unfolds onto the floor to illustrate To read is to extend.

The shelf and displays were designed by Spenser Atlas in tandem with the objects—they suggest the form of unfolding books and allow for open engagement and interaction with the objects.