Vyshyvanka is a type of Ukrainian embroidery, which contains colourful and geometric patterning, contrasting colours and a wide range of stitch types. It has a rich visual history within Ukrainian folk culture; functioning as both a visual map of the region of its owner and as a symbolic and superstitious protective shield.
The following three pages contain scans of a Ukrainian embroidery zine mailer which my grandmother, Marfa Moliar Haleta, subscribed to and collected as religiously as a 7-year-old would collect baseball cards and comic books in the 1980’s. My first encounter with her embroidery templates collection happened at the age of 7.
The “Vyshyvanka Grids” from page 6 onwards were designed and assembled using components with a value of 1 point for line width and adhere to a 1/8 inch unit system. Throughout the course of the book, the “Vyshyvanka Grids” grow, mutate, geometrize and decay. They force you to squint to see the camou aged colour-grid texture elds and optical wave rubbing. If I was living in Ukraine now my vyshyvanka would look like this...
Edition of 3 Artist Proofs. Edition of 100 to follow shortly.
6" w x 9" h
Math by Jeremy Sigler (Digital Drawings: Mykola Haleta)
Math is a book by poet Jeremy Sigler. It was released on UBUWEB and can be read and downloaded here. I digitized all drawings for Jeremy and created a "numbers" grid for the book layout which helps to turn the finalized PDF book into an animation.
Futuristic Textures From The Future: Interference Pattern #56
This design was created entirely by hand and off of the computer. Each piece was meticulously extracted from vintage comic books and then glued back together in a new arrangement. The first two volumes exist in an archive online and can be seen here.
Colour Tuning Systems: Mineral Memory
This body of research presented in the Scholes library, represents my experiments conducted through the lenses of optical art, fluorescent minerals, patterning and microelectronics design. --Mykola Haleta (Scholes Library, Alfred University: May 13-31.)
Edition of 10/10 booklets made for opening reception.
5" x 7.5"
MicroCollections 01: The Onderdonx Archive in Scholes Library
Design Materials: Flyer, poster and spray painted stencil prints made in collaboration with Andy Robertson.
Curatorial Note: MicroCollections 01: The Onderdonx Archive Artist, curator and minimalism archaeologist, Andy Onderdonx brings his eclectic “Onderdonx Archive” to the Scholes library from August 29th to Oct 1.
This exhibition opens up the main artery of 1960s and 1970’s minimalism through a beautiful display of rare artist books, show catalogues, artist prints, posters and printed ephemera. The collection highlights uncelebrated artists from a range of disciplines such as Deborah Remington, Georg Karl Pfahler, Lygia Clark, Larry Zox, Beverly Pepper, Sven Lukin, Anne Truitt, William Pye, Bridget Riley, Friedrich Grasel as well as revered artists from Ken Price to Frank Stella. Come delve! —Michael Mykola Haleta
Luxus: Festival of Light
An exhibition featuring light as material. This exhibition took place in the downtown area of Corning, New York and in conjunction with the GAS (Glass Arts Society) conference.
Printed materials included: street signage, flyers, posters and stickers.
Jeff Carey - Interrupt-Decay
CD design and packaging for noise artist and electronic music composer Jeff Carey. This CD can be purchased on Discogs.
NCC: National Casting Center Logo
Logo redesign for the National Casting Center in Alfred, New York.
Printed materials included: t-shirts, vinyl stickers and posters.
Improvisational Grids: Volume 1 by Jeremy Sigler and Mykola Haleta
Open Pop Press #1: Improvisational Grids: Volume 1. 40 individual grids mutate, colourize and multiply in reaction to a short story by NY poet Jeremy Sigler.
Edition of 50. Edition of 10 Artist Proofs.
5" w x 7" h
Open Pop Press #3: The definition of "cheat" (taken from the web) is to act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage, especially in a game or examination. This book contains 46 completed looping and growth-based compositions where the player has to sometimes "cheat" in order to complete the looped cycle and finish each game. Keywords: hand-set, analog, algorithms, growth, cheat, loops, cycles.
Error edition of 25. Corrected edition of 25.
8" w x 8" h
Hop Quality Group
Proposed logo for the The Craft Brewers of North America.
Logo design for OnceTwice Electronic Music Festival in Baltimore, MD. (Curated and organized by Jason Urick.)
2016 Alfred University BFA Senior Thesis Poster
2016 Alfred University BFA Senior Thesis Show Poster.
Designed for the painting and foundations departments at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University.
11" w x 15" h
Modular Assembly Sheet 1.1
Interchangeable instruments and auxiliary tools for offset printing, pattern development, prepared guitar and piano. Laser cut 1/4" steel, spray paint, magnet holder, maple wood, US Postal Service. (For Karel Martens!)
24" w x 18" h
Blues Control Flyer for Power Lunches
Flyer design for the band Blues Control. Power Lunches was the name of the venue and was located in London.