Martha Ormiston

I am a graphic designer, artist and writer living in Brooklyn, NY.  Most recently I was the Creative Director & Lead Designer at Artbook | D.A.P. 

I received a MFA in Image + Text from the Image Text Ithaca program out of Ithaca College in 2019. 



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The D.A.P. Catalog

For the last five seasons, I’ve designed the D.A.P. Catalog, showcasing new art books by publishers and museums. Click to see the layouts: 

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Jacket Covers

Here is a sampling of book covers I’ve designed for publishers and artists. If you’d like to see the full jackets, including spine and back cover, or if you’d like to find out where to purchase any of these titles, please email me!

The Haitian Chronicles

A graphic and brutal history of the Haitian Revolution told across 3 plays by the influential and ground breaking playwright, Douglas Turner Ward.

Editor: Dominic Masi, Jr.
Designer: Me (Martha Ormiston)

ISBN 9780578576114
Published by Boo Hooray

AIGA 50 Books & 50 Covers Winner!

The Spectacle of Illusion

In The Spectacle of Illusion, professional magician-turned experimental psychologist Dr. Matthew L. Tompkins investigates the arts of deception as practised and popularised by mesmerists, magicians and psychics since the early 18th century.

Jacket Designer: Me (Martha Ormiston)

ISBN 9781942884378
Published by D.A.P.

Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins

A judiciously curated and indispensable compendium of essays, theoretical writings and narrative prose that dives deep into the ever-influential ideas that Higgins explored in theory and practice. 

Jacket Design: Me (Martha Ormiston)

ISBN 9781938221200
Published by Siglio