Simon Griffee Design Photography Writing Illustration

March 2017

View of Tokyo, New York City, March 2017

Published 2017 March 29

Spectrum Poster for the Italian Academy at Columbia University

Italian Academy poster.

Poster for the Italian Academy, a Columbia University research center for multidisciplinary inquiry.

Greeley Square, New York City, May 2015

Published 2017 March 21

West 57th Street, New York City, April 2015

Published 2017 March 21

Real or Fictional Entity Test #
Yuval Noah Harari: The best test to know whether an entity is real or fictional is the test of suffering. A nation cannot suffer, it cannot feel pain, it cannot feel fear, it has no consciousness. Even if it loses a war, the soldier suffers, the civilians suffer, but the nation cannot suffer. Similarly, a corporation cannot suffer, the pound sterling, when it loses its value, it doesn’t suffer. All these things, they’re fictions. …continue

59th Street, New York City, February 2015

Published 2017 March 16

Polar Bear With Map, New York City, December 2016

Published 2017 March 14

Made with pencil, a brown paper bag and Photoshop.

Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump #
Back in 1984, the main premise seemed — even to me — fairly outrageous. Would I be able to persuade readers that the United States had suffered a coup that had transformed an erstwhile liberal democracy into a literal-minded theocratic dictatorship? In the book, the Constitution and Congress are no longer: The Republic of Gilead is built on a foundation of the 17th-century Puritan roots that have always lain beneath the modern-day America we thought we knew. …continue

Donald Trump Posters, 5th Avenue, New York City, March 2017

Published 2017 March 10

Why Typography Matters #

Miscommunication can lead to disaster.

Diana, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, December 2016

Published 2017 March 8

The world would be a better place if women were in charge. Happy Women’s Day.

Washington Square Park, New York City, February 2017

Published 2017 March 8

Poster Background for Experimental Musician, New York City, March 2017

Published 2017 March 7

Uses a photo of wood I took while going for a coffee combined with an amazing thing called a Smith chart that I found on the Internets.

Manhattan Skyline from 7 Train, New York City, November 2016

Published 2017 March 5

Hudson River Greenway, New York City, February 2017

Published 2017 March 4

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