Passport Photo Colour Tests

Passport Colour Photo Tests: Auckland, Tokyo, London, LA, 1997—ongoing

Practise is a Chicago-based graphic design practice that works across a variety of media for a diverse range of individuals, organisations, and companies. Projects include books, posters, websites, typefaces, identity systems, stationery, exhibition design, signage and wayfinding, video, and textile design.

Practise is also the nom de plume of James Goggin, a British and/or Australian graphic designer from London via Sydney, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Auckland, and Arnhem. The studio was founded in London by JG in 1999 upon graduation from the Royal College of Art and built with partner Shan James, in collaboration with design assistants, interns, and an extensive network of independent designers, editors, web developers, videographers, and printers.

In addition to design and publishing projects, JG lectures, runs workshops, and visits as a critic at various art institutions and design schools in Europe, Australasia, and the United States. Since 2012 he has been a visiting thesis critic for the MFA Graphic Design programme at Rhode Island School of Design. JG also regularly contributes writing to a range of international publications and journals. Typefaces designed by JG are distributed by Swiss type foundry Lineto. He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and has works included in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Design Archive.

Between 2010 and 2013, JG was Director of Design, Publishing, and New Media at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Previously he was based in Arnhem, the Netherlands, working as course director and teacher at Werkplaats Typografie and visiting lecturer in history and theory at ECAL (Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne) in Switzerland. Between 2005 and 2007 he was art director of progressive UK music magazine The Wire.


Chicago, Illinois, April 2014

Chicago, Illinois,
April 2014

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Selected Publications (Periodicals)