Passport Photo Colour Tests

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

Practise is a Providence-based design studio working with clients and collaborators on projects in the academic, architectural, civic, cultural, and publishing fields across Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North America.

Founded in London in 1999 by James Goggin and Shan James upon JG’s graduation from the Royal College of Art, Practise’s work includes the design of identity systems, publications, campaigns, websites, posters, type, exhibitions, signage and wayfinding as well as providing content strategy. JG and SJ have built the studio in collaboration with design assistants, interns, and an extensive network of independent designers, editors, writers, web developers, videographers, printers, and binders.

JG teaches on the Graphic Design BFA and MFA programmes at Rhode Island School of Design. He has worked as a long-term consultant to Tate Modern and Tate Britain; art director of the avant-garde British music magazine The Wire; and Director of Design, Publishing and New Media at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. He also designs type for various projects and clients, with a number of fonts available through Swiss type foundry Lineto. He previously taught at Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem, The Netherlands, and at ECAL (Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne) in Switzerland. Between 2012 and 2016 he served as a visiting thesis critic for RISD MFA Graphic Design.

JG has exhibited at museums and institutions worldwide and run workshops, lectured and served as critic at architecture, art and design schools in Europe, the US and Asia. He contributes writing to a range of international publications and journals and serves on the editorial board of Chicago-based architecture magazine Flat Out. 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.


Providence, Rhode Island, August 2016

Providence, Rhode Island,
August 2016

Email Studio at Practise
Call +1 312 600 4605

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Teaching, Lecturing

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Some Publications (Periodicals)