Hi there, my name is Chloe Looker and I’m passionate about how design can connect people in unique ways. I’m based in San Francisco and currently working with MacFadden and Thorpe. Additionally, I’m the 2024 Design Fellow at the Headlands Center for the Arts with GRL GRP. Thanks for stopping by! 

Handle with Care

Custom Type Design / Web Design / Print Design & Production

2021

Student


This is my MFA Design thesis project is a mail art project exploring how graphic design and printed matter can connect people in unique ways. Specifically, the project explores themes of vulnerability, connection, care, maintenance, and interdependence.

I sent out care packages of items I designed and printed (using a risograph and an inkjet printer) to 55 people. They included stickers, a refrigerator magnet, a set of three postcards, a letter inviting them to participate in the project, and a workbook with questions I had been asking myself throughout my research and design process with space to respond. I’m in the process of collecting the responses I’ve received into a newspaper publication, as well as documenting the project through a risograph printed book. Additionally, I have translated some elements of the project into webpages: Handle with Care Workbook and How Can Publishing Create Community?

I created a custom typeface for the project by carving letterforms into rubber stamps. 

Typefaces used: Victoriana by Velvetyn, Carrie by Vocal TypeWork Sans by Wei Huang, & Stamp by me