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 ⤵︎

Lexico is an original sans-serif display font — inspired by and drawing from concentric lines, visual reverberation and optic balance. It's structure draws from historically geometric proportions, while exploring contemporary details.

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

Identity, website, materials, and ongoing art direction for New York-based industrial design studio, Visibility. Visibility is an internationally recognized industrial design studio based in New York City. It was founded by Joseph Guerra and Sina Sohrab in 2012. The visual identity and application is informed by the partners’ approach to creating objects that are deliberately understated in form, yet humanistic and enduring in their sensibility. Website programmed by Tyler Madsen.

Seasonal calendar designs in support of Jazz at Lincoln Center as a part of the in-house design team.

Designed at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Creative direction by Luis Bravo

Jack’s Wife Freda is a lively bistro located in SoHo and the West Village in New York City. I designed menus, postcards, take-out bags, illustrations, cookbook layouts and printed collateral. I also expanded initial lettering into a custom font, Jack’s Right Hand, for usage across all materials.

Designed at Paperwhite Studio
Art direction by Laureen Moyal

The first issue of S.L.U.M. Lab (Sustainable Living Urban Model), Last Round Ecology. This 100-page, large-format newsprint publication was a collaboration between Columbia University GSAAP, City College of New York Department of Landscape Architecture, and ETH Zurich. It brings together the perspectives of international urban planners, architects, and students to work towards an understanding of the links between urban planning, ecology, and poverty alleviation.

Designed at Paperwhite Studio
Art direction by Isaac Gertman

A retail product that helps realize the private travel service of Jetsetter. The product includes a clamshell containing a photo book documenting destinations, a certificate for personal travel consultations, and maps of each location included die-cut to hold a small travel journal.

Designed at Partners & Spade
with Senior Designer, Elizabeth Dilk
Creative Direction by Anthony Sperduti

Hallway is a font inspired by the lack of availability and variety of condensed serifs. It was initiated as a project under the guidance of James Montalbano’s Typeface Design course at Parsons School of Design and is currently in development.

Art direction, custom typography and packaging for the original motion picture score for the film Air. The score was composed by Edo Van Breemen and released through Nettwerk Records.

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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