äntrepō is a studio publication interested in conceptual and experimental graphic design and its intersection with fine art. It is concerned with new and evolving methods of design as driven by experimental thinking and practice. äntrepō is an outlet for anyone interested in celebrating design for design’s sake, stepping away from commercial representations of the field.
The name comes from the phonetic spelling of the word entrepôt — relating to ports or trading posts during the time of wind-powered shipping where merchandise and goods were collected, traded and distributed. The publication’s purpose is likewise to serve as a hub for the exchange of ideas, processes, and practices.
The äntrepō publication project is an award-winning series of printed pieces that encourage curiosity and peer-to-peer dialogue. Through a combination of original designs, interviews, and essays the publication represents Spaeth Hill’s belief that when designers experiment and share ideas, the practice and field as a whole benefit. Our initial designs for the project include an experimental poster design and a limited-run newspaper edition titled “Extras” – where we share a preview of our process while the full publication is in production.
Extending the project to the radio, the äntrepō podcast is an interview series that interviews designers, artists, and experts in their field in order to uncover unique perspectives on methods, craft, process and the creative community. This is a mixture of local, national,
and international guests.
A selection of favorite episodes:
SN 1 / EP 02: Trey Jones / Furniture Design
SN 1 / EP 06: AIGA Eye On Design with Perrin Drumm
SN 1 / EP 07: Education and Design with Ellen Lupton
SN 1 / EP 10: Colophon Foundry with Anthony Sheret
SN 2 / EP 04: Studio Drift with Ralph Nauta
SN 2 / EP 05: Exhibition Design with Richard Bentham