Emery L. Norton is a graphic designer and editor who writes under the false name C.M. Ellen.

1    Graphic Design

Focus: publications, exhibition graphics and websites with an emphasis on concept and typography.

2    Writing

Almost Improv: Interview with Filmmaker Gary Burns, Autumn 2018; on the occasion of screening “Kitchen Party” (1997), for Selim Projects

The Midden: Press Release, Autumn 2018; for Garret Publications

Try To Act As If You Don’t Know, Autumn 2018; review of the publication “OASE #100: Karel Martens and the Architecture of the Journal”, for Arkkitehti (Finnish Architectural Review)

A Table With Three Legs, Summer 2018; conceptual reading of Alvar Aalto’s Stool 60, for “The Lives of Others” exhibition catalogue at Factory Gallery in Seoul

From Without to About to Something Else, Summer 2018; S’lim Zine #6 editorial, for Selim Projects

Footnotes For The Reader: Interview with Leevi Lehto, Summer 2018; accompanying the preface to “Alussa oli Kääntäminen: 2000-luvun poetiikkaa” (In the Beginning Was Translation: A 21st Century Poetics), for S’lim Zine #6

A Vacuum Cleaner Is For Cleaning Except When It Is Not, Spring 2017; short fiction making up the artistic component of the MA thesis from Aalto Univeristy, under the mentorship of Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey

Portraits Probably, Spring 2016; workshop at Design Museum Helsinki on the ocassion of the exhibition “Daniel Palillo”, for Helsinki New and Pre Helsinki

Contact: e-mail, phone, text message, instagram

Design news: typesetting the book of essays “Salt in the Wound: Encounters with Comtemporary Artists Across Europe” by curator Jurriaan Benschop, for Garret Publications; collaborative redesign of the magazine “Arkkitehti”,  for the Finnish Architectural Review; exhibition graphics and publication on Minna Canth, for Teatterimuseo.

Non-design news: Copyediting the recipes of Rirkrit Tiravanija and Antto Melasniemi (Bastard Brothers) for their forthcoming cookbook (2019); Editing a forthcoming serial publication that pairs archival interviews with newly commissioned texts (ongoing until Spring 2020), for Design Museum Helsinki.

News regarding relevant leisure activities, a.k.a. hobbies, a.k.a. personal research: a wordbook on translation titled “Abandon Abandon” and a perpetual calendar based on the work of Russian graphic artist R. Naiden.

Old news: Master of Arts graduate from Aalto University under the mentorship of Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey; national recognition from the Graphic Designers of Canada, the Design Exchange: Canada’s Design Museum and Grafia’s Vuoden Huiput.

Header icon: the top of the page is a revolving space with a dual function; it displays work (either discarded drafts or excerpts from published projects) and it adds navigation to the site (linking to *this* page on mobile and to the top of the design page on desktop). Currently on display is a drawing from p.21 of the publication “Yearbook of Exhibitions 2016–17: Harald Herlin Learning Centre”.



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“On Returning: Workshop for Post-Digital Archives” poster and publication, for the Visual Resources Centre at Aalto University. Digital print, 297 × 420mm, 128 × 182mm. Design collaboration with Joosung Kang.
 


Almost Improv: Interview with Filmmaker Gary Burns”, two-sided poster on the occassion of screening the film Kitchen Party (1997), as part of the S’lim Zine #6 programme, for Selim Projects. Digital newsprint, 578 × 380mm.



“S’lim Zine #6”, for Selim Projects. Risograph print, 210 × 297mm. Design collaboration with Joosung Kang



“Design Matters: 7 Case Studies” booklet in the Innovation Scout series, for Innovation Services at Aalto University. Offset print, 160 × 200mm.


“Design Matters: A Short Guide for Using Design” booklet in the Innovation Scout series (back and front cover), for Innovation Services at Aalto University. Digital print, 160 × 200mm.



“Yearbook of Exhibitions 2016–17” publication, for Harald Herlin Learning Centre at Aalto University. Risograph and digital print, day calendar glue binding, 170 × 250mm.



“Dipoli Living Room” exhibtion graphics for Dipoli Gallery at Aalto University. Digital print on fabric, 154 × 194cm.



“On Lenin: Atlases, Herbariums and Rituals” artist publication by Sezgin Boynik (front and back ‘sleeve’), for Checkpoint Helsinki. Digital print on hazel coloured board, 200 × 200mm.



“On Lenin: Atlases, Herbariums and Rituals” artist publication by Sezgin Boynik, for Checkpoint Helsinki. Digital print, 197 × 197mm.



“Jukeboksi” exhibition graphics at Flow Festival, for Aalto University. Digital print wheat pasted to particle board.



“Social Fabric of Migration” exhibition graphics, for Harald Herlin Learning Centre at Aalto University. Printed vinyl. Photo by Mikko Raskinen.



“Is/Not: Sculpture for the Post-Truth Era” leaflet and exhibition graphics, for Harald Herlin Learning Centre at Aalto University. Digital print 297 × 420mm and printed vinyl. Artwork by Ali Akbar Mehta.



“Histories Herstories Hi-stories” exhibtion reader (covers during assembly and spread), for Harald Herlin Learning Centre at Aalto University. Digital print, 150 × 420mm.



“Unexpected Encounters” exhibition leaflet, for Harald Herlin Learning Centre at Aalto University. Offset print, 150 × 210mm (folded).



Former website of the Visual Communication Design programme at Aalto University (vvvvvv.aalto.fi), active from August 2015 to January 2019. Developed by Tom Engström.


Mark