Patricia Belen is a graphic designer
interested in
web development. web design. print design. brand identity. design history. design research. teaching. writing.

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She's a partner at Kind Company and co-founder of Display, Graphic Design Collection. Patricia creates identities, printed materials, publications, websites, content management systems and digital solutions for a wide range of clients within the art, culture and commerce industries. Her research and writing endeavors explore the intersection of design history, technology and contemporary practice. She currently teaches graphic design at Fordham University in New York City.

Selected Work

An online collection of rebus ephemera, research into their history and cultural uses, and an interactive playground for translations.

A digital, visual exploration of the manifesto as a publicity tool - how these documents disseminated ideas on a global scale and an experimental reinterpretation of a selected text.

An exploration of concrete poetry, typography, language, and form that occurs in a digital, interactive interface.

Publication design for a comprehensive graphic design history survey authored by Steven Heller and Greg D'Onofrio, Abrams Books (336 pages, 785 illustrations); design and development for promotional website.

Website design and development for a community of Abraham Lincoln collectors and scholars.

Website design and development for intersectional leader and activist Crystal Eastman (1881-1928) – one of the most conspicuous political women in United States.

Exhibition graphics and brochure design for Propaganda: The Art of Political Indoctrination at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NYU.

Website design and development for a resource for pioneering graphic designer, artist and archivist, Elaine Lustig Cohen (1927–2016).

Catalog publication design for a collection of ephemera, books, sketchbooks and scrapbooks belonging to mid-century painter Nell Blaine.

Catalog publication design and writing for a collection of important calendars designed by modernist graphic designer Wim Crouwel.

Catalog publication design and writing for a collection of Soviet newspapers featuring avant-garde and Constructivist graphics.

Website design and development for private dealers of Russian & Soviet art, design and photo related books, journals, magazines, posters, publications and ephemera.

Website design, development and brand identity for a video production company specializing in content creation.

Website design and development for a Tribeca art gallery featuring an extensive archive of exhibitions since 1994.

Website design, development and publication design for a book dealer specializing in original manuscript material and unique book creations.

Website design and development for a platform for research, writing and discoveries in graphic design history (self-initiated project; in progress).

Logos and brand identity for various clients.

Italian Types: Graphic Designers from Italy in America
Curator, Italian Cultural Institute, NY, 2019.

Graphic Designers in Milan 1946–67
Curator, Torino Graphic Days, Torino, Italy, 2017.

Ladislav Sutnar: Pioneer of Information Design
Curator, Gallery 360, Northeastern University, MA, 2016.
Curator, Ildiko Butler Gallery, Fordham University, NY, 2015.

Thirty Years of The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography
Invited Participant, Cooper Gallery, Cooper Union, NY, 2015.