Joe Rudi Studio is the creative practice of Joe Rudi Pielichaty, MA(RCA).
Situated in Nottingham, UK, the studio’s creative output reflects an intrinsic appreciation for simplicity, modesty and restraint.
Joe lectures on the BA(hons) Graphic Design programme at Nottingham Trent University and co-leads the Fundamentals of Graphic Design module. Alongside his teaching, he remains engaged in projects spanning drawing, typography and publishing.
The 40th issue of Corraini Edizioni’s non-conforming magazine Un Sedicesimo was dedicated to my collection of blue sky cutouts. I began collecting skies in 2008 as a reaction to mounting feelings of anxiety and melancholy. When particularly troubled, I would cut away a segment of blue sky from the travel pages of a newspaper or magazine and preserve the sky as a souvenir of (wistful) travel and escape.
As “Un Sedicesimo” translates to “a sixteenth” my edition of the magazine covers the world via sixteen skies, plotting the distance between their location and my studio in Nottingham. The archive of Un Sedicesimo issues can be found here.