1 Actual Source is the collaborative art and design practice of Davis Ngarupe and JP Haynie. They design publications, identities, websites, and spaces for local and international clients. Upcoming projects include: Actual Source Store Collection 01 / web store relaunch and Shoplifters Issue 7* (Los Angeles Special) to be released at the LA Art Book Fair in early 2018.
2 In addition to studio practice, Actual Source operates as a multi-format publisher, brand, and retail store that collaborates with contemporary artists, designers, and writers to publish limited edition books, fonts, clothing, and objects. Recent collaborations include Dinamo, Joel Evey, Jan Horcik, Allan Ludwig, Sam Wood, Raf Rennie, Hassan Rahim, Bráulio Amado, and Stefan Marx.
3 Actual Source was founded by Davis Ngarupe and JP Haynie in 2016 as the publishing imprint and retail store of Number 04, the studio they co-founded in 2013. In 2017 they decided to pursue Actual Source full time. The name Actual Source comes from an exhibition by Number 04 that took place at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in early 2015.
SELECTED CLIENTSAmong Other Things (aot), Nike, Hathenbruck(TM), Dinamo, Hypebeast Magazine, Hel Audio, Howl Supply, Lux Typo, Nomia NYC, Need Supply, Noah Jackson, M-Theory, Otis College of Art and Design, Untitled MFG, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.
SERVICESResearch, Creative Direction, Visual Identity, Publication Design, Photographic Art Direction, Curation, Web Design, E-Commerce Web Design, Exhibition Design, Environmental design, Interior Design, Retail Design.
EXHIBITIONS2014, Studio Shop, LA2015, UMOCA2016, SL3, Actual Source2016, NY Art Book Fair2017, LA Art Book Fair2017, Call Now, ASU Art Museum2017, NY Art Book Fair
LECTURES2016, BYU Studio Art, UT2016, Utah Valley University, UT2016, Otis College, LA2017, Otis College, LA2017, Parsons, NY2017, Weber State, UT
Shoplifters is a bi-annual publication featuring the work of contemporary artists, writers, type designers, photographers, illustrators etc,. Shoplifters doesn’t have a single identity, it’s size, paper, typography, and tone changes each time it’s published. Curated, designed, and published by Actual Source.
CREDITSPhotos by Weston ColtonTypeface by Dinamo
World Tour & 2017 sweatshirts and True Type hat by Dinamo