To schedule an interview or inquire about booking Joshua Berger or Niko Courtelis as a speaker or for a workshop, please email admin@plazm.com

Symposia

• Come Fail With Us, workshop, Bend Design Conference, 2016
Pecha Kucha, 2015
• The Curiosity Club, Niko Courtelis 2014, Joshua Berger 2015
• Design, Drinks, and Discussion: Joshua Berger, Namita Gupta Wiggers, and Kate Bingaman-Burt in conversation, Liquid Space, Portland, Oregon, 2014
• Making Meaning, presentation and workshop, School of Art Institute Chicago, Illinois, 2013
• Plazm: 20 Years of Art & Design, Archer Gallery at Clark College, Vancouver, Washington, 2011
• UCDA Annual Conference, keynote address, 2009
• The Back Room, Portland, Oregon, 2008 – podcast Stephanie Snyder in conversation with Joshua Berger, Jon Raymond, and Tiffany Lee Brown
• Western Oregon University, 2007
• Design Madison lecture series, 2005
• AIGA Portland, 2005
• Ad Federation of Central Oregon lecture series, 2005
• AIGA National Conference, featured presenter, Vancouver, B.C., 2003
• AIGA National Conference, featured presenter, Washington D.C., 2002 – one minute manifesto
• AIGA Lecture Series Charleton, South Carolina, 2002
• AIGA Lecture Series Cincinnati, Ohio, 2001
• ATYPI, featured presenter, Boston, MA, 1999
• AIGA Lecture Series Seattle, Washington 1999
• Shop Talk: AIGA Lecture Series Portland, Oregon 1995

Selected Exhibitions

• Princeton Architectural Library, permanent collection, Plazm Magazine complete catalog
• Plazm retrospective, Liquid Space, Portland, Oregon, 2013
• Plazm: 20 Years of Art & Design, Archer Gallery at Clark College, Vancouver, Washington, 2011
• 20 Years of Plazm, Disjecta, Portland, Oregon 2011
• Plakatsammlung Museum fur Gestaltung Zürich, permanent collection, 90+ Plazm posters, 2009
• In Other’s Words, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2008
• ZGRAF 10, honorary exhibition, Zagreb, Croatia, 2008
• Denver Art Museum, permanent collection, Plazm Magazine complete catalog, various posters & ephemera
• “Stimulating Sales: Sex in Design” Museum of Sex, New York City, 2008
• The Design of Dissent, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Pennsylvania, 2007
• “XXX: The Power of Sex” Campbell Gallery, Western Oregon University, Monmoth, 2007
• “Now I Know my ABC’s” Wurst Gallery/The Office, Portland Oregon, 2006
• “Urban Forest” Times Square, New York City, 2006
• The Design of Dissent, Pratt, New York City, 2005
• CMYK Independent Magazine Culture Festival, Barcelona, Spain 2005
• “Stimulating Sales: Sex in Design” Museum of Sex, New York City, 2005
• ZGRAF 9, honorary exhibition, Zagreb, Croatia, 2005
• SFMoMA, permanent collection, Plazm Magazine complete catalog
• SFMoMA, permanent collection, Campaign for PICA identity materials
• AIGA Traveling Exhibition, Oregon, 2002
• “Counter Canvas” Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, 2001
• Sphere magazine, “Wish You Were Here” commissioned work, 2001
• Idea magazine (Japan), commissioned work, 2000
• AIGA Traveling Exhibition, Oregon 1999
• AIGA Biennial Exhibition Portland, Oregon 1998
• AIGA Traveling Exhibition, Oregon 1998
• Anyone Can Color, Portland Oregon, 1997
• AIGA Traveling Exhibition, Oregon 1997
• Designer as Author: Voices and Visions, nationally curated exhibition, Raleigh, NC, 1996
• AIGA Biennial Exhibition Portland, Oregon 1996
• AIGA Traveling Exhibition, Oregon 1996
• AIGA Traveling Exhibition, Oregon 1995

As Quoted:

“A passionate pursuit of editorial originality— no ordinary magazine”
— How Magazine

“You can’t describe Plazm as a cutting-edge publication— it’s light years ahead”
— Step Magazine

“A jewel in Portland’s alternative crown.”
— Steven Heller

“Plazm is unreadable”
— New York Press

“Those who like their magazines slick and formulaic are hereby given a last chance to change their minds”
— Wired Magazine

“The best American magazine since Interview”
— Nieuws Bulletin (Netherlands)

“Visually striking… bold layout and aggressive visual art presentations”
— Willamette Week

“Plazm offers an introduction to an attitude, one that may explain why the revolution of the artists of Generation X won’t be televised — and probably won’t appear in local galleries either. Plazm’s international distribution can’t help but germinate the ideas it plants.”
— The Oregonian

“Cool and classy”
— Advertising Age

“With an international client roster, a worldwide reputation, and a dossier that includes graphics, typeface design, and magazine publishing, a resolutely independent Portland-based design firm proves that it’s not the size of the company, but the size of its dreams.”
— Margaret Richardson, for CreativePro.com (full article)

“Plazm is an expertly crafted blend of brain food, eyecandy, smart design and sexy typography.”
Portlandart.net

“In an era when more and more media are controlled by fewer and fewer outlets, small press and independent media allow outsider voices to be heard. Art, — capital “A” Art, not craft or design–is often the expression of a voice that would otherwise be unheard, even unacceptable. Plazm provides a fine glimpse into the world of art, prompting further exploration on the part of the reader. Find a copy and expand your perceptions.”
Feministreview.blogspot.com

” ‘Magazine’ doesn’t quite cover it. Not even ‘art magazine’. Maybe ‘magazine as art’ is closer to the mark…”
Oregonian

Publications

Steven Heller in conversation with Joshua Berger
– From Cover to Layout, Liaoning Publishing House, 2011
– The Big Brand Theory, Sandu Publishing, 2010
– 1000 More Greetings, Quayside Publishing, 2010
– Fingerprint 2, Rockport, 2010
– International Visual Communication Design, Liaoning Publishing House, 2010
– Grids, Rotovision, 2010
– Designing for the Greater Good, Crescent Hill Books, 2009
– The Graphic Eye: Photographs by Graphic Designers from Around the Globe, Chronicle Books, 2009
– Flashback, Victionary, 2009
– Art Directing Projects for Print, Rotovision, 2009
– MEISHI / Little Graphic Art Gallery Of The World, ICO Japan, 2009
– ITCH magazine, 2009
– Writing for Visual Thinkers, Peach Pit Press/AIGA Design Press, 2008
– Stereographics, Victionary, 2008
– 1000 Music Graphics Rockport, 2008
– International Design Yearbook, Guangzhou, MDX 2008
– Design for Special Events Rockport, 2008
– Communication Arts, September 2008
– Education of Design Entrepreneur, Rockport, 2008
– SustainAble, Rockport, 2008
– 1000 Retail Graphics Rockport, 2007
– Fashion Unfolding: Uncover the Power of Graphics in Fashion Victionary, 2007
– The Little Book of Promotions Rockport, 2007
– Handmade Ginko Press, December 2006
– IdN, October 2006
– Influences: A Lexicon of Contemporary Graphic Design, die-gestalten, September 2006
– The Oregonian, June 2006
– IDEA magazine, June 2006
– Portland Mercury June 2006
– Portland Monthly, April 2005
– Novuum (Germany), August, 2004
– Creativity magazine, June 2004
– Fast Company, March 2004
– Page (Germany), January 2004
– Grafik (UK), feature August 2003
– Page (Germany), August 2003
– Communication Arts, July 2003
– Creativity magazine, June 2003
– Print magazine, June 2003
– The Oregonian, June 2003
– Creative Review (UK), May 2003
– Eye (UK), May 2003
– Gobshite Quarterly, May 2003
– Pen (Japan), April 2003
– Index-A, Charles Wilkin forward 2003
– The Oregonian, March 2003
– Step magazine, feature article 2003
– Creativepro.com, feature, Winter 2002
– E-Design (Taiwan), feature article, 2002
– Education of a Design Entrepreneur, Abrams, 2002
– Oregon Business magazine, 50 to watch, 2002
– The Oregonian, 2002
– The Portland Tribune, business page cover story, 2002
– Communication Arts, Exhibit, 2001
– How Magazine, feature September 2001
– Adbusters, January/February 2001
– Provocative Graphics, Rockport Publishers, 2001
– Then is Now: Sampling from the Past, Rockport Publishers, 2001
– Graphic Design Time Line: a Century of Design Milestones, Steven Heller, Allworth Press, 2000
– Communication Arts, Exhibit, 2000
– Eye (UK), 2000
– Limited Resources, Limitless Creativity, PIE Books, 2000
– Next: The New Generation in Graphic Design, North Light Books, 2000
– Oregon Business Journal, 2000
– Oregon Humanities, 2000
– The Oregonian, 2000
– Step magazine, feature article 2000
– Visible Music, PIE Books, 2000
– DesignNet (Korea), feature article, 1999
– Cool Type 2, North Light Books, 1999
– Extreme Fonts: Digital Faces of the Future, Madison Square Press, 1999
– Idea magazine (Japan), 1999
– IdN (Hong Kong), 1999
– One and Two Color Graphics, PIE Books, 1999
– Oregon Business magazine, 1999
– Print Magazine Computer Design Annual, 1999
– Radical Type, North Light Books, 1999
– Communication Arts, Design Annual 1998
– Communication Arts, Photography Annual 1998
– Graphis, Design Annual 1998
– Idea magazine (Japan), 1998
– Magazine Editorial Graphics, PIE Books, 1998
– Print Magazine Computer Design Annual, 1998
– Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, 1998
– Radical Graphics, Chronicle Books, 1998
– Cool Type, North Light Books, 1997
– Creative Review (UK), November 1997
– I.D. magazine, I.D. 40, 1997
– Adbusters, January/February 1997
– The Oregonian, 1997
– Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, 1997
– Typefetish: Obsessive Design in the Digital Age PBC International, 1997- Typography Now 2, Booth Clibborn Editions, 1997
– The Oregonian, 1996
– Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, 1996
– Street Smart Design, North Light Books, 1996
– Upper and lower case 1996
– Creative Review (UK), June 1995
– Creative Review (UK), May 1995
– Adobe magazine, feature article, 1995
– A Blip in the Continuum of Graphic Design, Peach Pit Press, 1995
– The Oregonian, 1995
– Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, 1995
– The Best in Cutting Edge Typography, Quarto Publishing, 1995
– Upper and lower case 1995
– Wired, feature article, 1995
– Upper and lower case 1994
– The Oregonian, 1992, 1993, 1994