Sam Holleran is an artist, writer, and educator. He works at the intersection of visual art, graphic design, and civic engagement. He is interested in mobilizing popular forms of visual culture, like hand lettering, vernacular printing, model-making, and animation, to address real-life issues and explore under-examined histories. He has helped to create, curate, and produce numerous artists books, print portfolios, installations, and public art projects. 

Sam also works as a design educator with the Center for Architecture Foundation and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, developing art, architecture, and urban design curriculum for public high school students. He previously worked at the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). Sam is a graduate of the Cooper Union, where he was the recipient of the Lubalin Fellowship for Typography and the Menschel Fellowship for Creative Inquiry.

Recent Awards

  • 2012 Winner, For Print Only Awards
  • 2012 Special Jury Prize, Where Do You Give? National Design Competition 
  • 2010 Benjamin Menschel Fellowship for Creative Inquiry, The Cooper Union

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