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Bruce Willen & Nolen Strals

Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen originally conceived Post Typography as an avant-guard anti-design movement in 2001, specializing in graphic design, conceptual typography, and custom lettering/illustration with additional forays into art, apparel, music, curatorial work, design theory, and vandalism. Post Typography was incorporated in 2007 as full time design studio, with clients including AIGA, Business Week, Houghton Mifflin, Johns Hopkins University, The New York Times, Random House/Doubleday, the U.S. Green Building Council, and WIRED. Their work has appeared in multiple design and art exhibitions, and both Strals and Willen teach classes in design and typography at MICA, and have lectured at Cooper Union and Harvard, among others. In addition to their work as designers and business owners, Strals and Willen are dedicated members of the punk band, Double Dagger.

Strals likes to refer to himself as a commercial artist, because his professional work blurs the line between multiple disciplines. His work has been recognized several times by the Print and Communication Arts graphic design annuals.

A designer, artist, and musician, Bruce Willen's work has been featured in national and international design books and publications including Taschen's Contemporary Graphic Design, and Ellen Lupton's D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself. His work has been recognized by PRINT Magazine's Regional Design Annual, the AIGA 365 National Design Awards, the American Advertising Federation, and The Society of News Design.