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Harsh Patel

Harsh Patel (born Nairobi, living and working in Los Angeles) is an art director, graphic designer, and publisher. For the past 15 years, his work has circuited acceptance and collaboration within graphic design and fine arts, and overground and underground operations. A consistent and outspoken interest in globalization pervades his output, marked by sharp and spare formal combinations of iconography, letter design, and manipulated photo imagery.

He has collaborated with galleries, artist studios, fashion designers, healthcare non-profits, musicians, and cultural institutions. He has lectured internationally on how design history is continually reshaped by issues of equality and representation. His writing about fashion has appeared in Interview magazine, and his writing about design has appeared in Art in America and IDEA Magazine Japan. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, LA; the Brno International Graphic Design Biennial; and, independently, at Andrew Roth, NY; Cleopatra's, Brooklyn; and Young Art, LA.