Mike Tully is a New York-based graphic designer and art director, specializing in typographically-focused graphic identities, publications, and interactive projects for culture and commerce. He is currently Design Director for the Brooklyn Rail and working on independent design projects. He's worked with Wolff Olins, The New York Times, Local Projects, Paperwhite Studio and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He teaches typography at the Parsons School of Design and has taught at The School of Visual Arts. Contact and Information ⤵︎

Words Apart and Others brings poems spanning three decades of Jonas Mekas's career (1967–1998) to English audiences for the first time. The book opens with a timely and discerning preface by poet Anne Waldman. Translated from Lithuanian by Vyt Bakaitis. Published by Rail Editions, the publishing imprint of the Brooklyn Rail.

Message Ahead is a companion to the collection of poetry, Words Apart and Others, featuring twenty-one distinguished poets and critics, friends and admirers, reflecting on Jonas Mekas's pioneering contribution to contemporary art and culture, as the "godfather of the American avant-garde." Edited by Vyt Bakaitis. Published by Rail Editions, the publishing imprint of the Brooklyn Rail.

The publication, Seeing, Naming, Knowing, by longtime Rhizome.org editor Nora N. Khan, is a mediation on machine learning and the interpretation of photographic imagery by AI systems. It marks the first annual Crossed Purposes Writing Grant award for critical writing to encourage new perspectives on photography and its extended practice and was first published as a booklet in the March 2018 issue of the Brooklyn Rail.

Read the full essay online

Gilded signage designed for the Roll & Hill showroom in Soho, New York.

Photos by Alan Tansey

Graphic identity, materials, printed ephemera and design for Portland-based photography studio, Heavy Set.

If you're interested in working together, for upcoming availability, or to just say hi and have a friendly chat, please reach out : mike@mike-tully.com

  • Columbia University GSAPP

  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

  • Etsy

  • Housing Works

  • Jack’s Wife Freda

  • Kunsthall Stavanger

  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

  • Museum of the City of New York

  • Nettwerk Records

  • The New York Times

  • Target

  • Visual AIDS

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