Rich Tu: The Blog

Who Are You on Facebook Now?

Last week I had the opportunity to work with Barbara Richer of the New York Times’ Sunday Styles section on a piece about Facebook’s new gender identification tools. We kept it symbols based, and focused on the empowerment it gives users to specify their identity. I love this way this one turned out.

Read the article here.


Mad thanks to Andrew Maruska and Brandon Iffert at House of 207 for developing and designing my new home. #KilledIt

Poster Design Workshop at Cooper Hewett


I will be running a three-part workshop with Cooper-Hewitt from Tuesday, February 11 to Thursday, February 13. They will begin at 4pm to 6pm (and slightly past) on those days. The free event is geared towards beginning-to-intermediate designers at various skill levels, but everyone’s invited to participate. Event details are available online, and registration open through the Cooper-Hewitt website.

Basically, it will a crash course on effective poster-making. Ideas will flourish, and weakness will be pounded into submission.


THE SPACE pop-up launch | 10.22.13



As a continued part of our 125th Anniversary celebration, Katz’s Delicatessen is proud to introduce The Space, a pop-up gallery and apparel shop. Every month we will introduce new collections by talented artists and designers who will fill the location with deli-inspired pieces. In this way, The Space will serve as a tribute not only to the restaurant’s on-going connection to the neighborhood, but also to the people who live, work, and create art in all its forms right here on the Lower East Side.

Fellow collaborators include Baron Von Fancy, Kenzo Minami, HYP-INC, Hanksy, and Alife.


Here’s a typographic piece I did for SLAM to highlight Derrick Rose’s triumphant return to the NBA after a year away (ACL). I’m always stoked when I have the opportunity to work with this look.


Next week I am participating in a silent auction at Reed Space for a great cause, that includes some of the finest names in creativity. Honestly, my words aren’t enough. Please visit and hope to see you at the show.

Where: Reed Space (158 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002

Time: Tuesday October 8th; 7-9pm


Imagination in Space launches American Dreams, a New York City art pop up at 14 Warren St., southeast of Regent’s Park. American Dreams features signed originals and prints from America’s most creative illustrators. Our artists are young, ambitious and proven, creating private commissions for Fortune 500 CEOS and work for Angry Birds, The New Yorker, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Tate Modern, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa and Miike Snow. Imagination in Space artists are a new generation who see the whole world as their canvas. Canvas, paper, newspaper, tour bus, storyboard, doesn’t matter. These illustrators attack every medium, including social where they’ve attracted almost a quarter-million followers.

For ten days in October, Imagination in Space brings their original work to London. The American Dreams opening night is Thursday, Oct 17 (7-10pm), and we’ll follow up with a life auction on Tuesday, Oct 19 (8pm).

American Dreams artists include Sam Spratt (Angry Birds, Mike Snow, Wiz Khalifa), Adam Turnbull (Grooveshark, Harvard Business Review, Businessweek), Wendy MacNaughton (New York Times, Wall St. Journal, NPR), Rich Tu (Alfa Romeo, Bombay Sapphire Gin, New Yorker), Yazmany Arboleda (Tate Modern, Afghani Minister of Culture, Akiyoshidai), Cameron R. Neilson (Forbes, Marriot, Starwoods), Alex Eben Meyer (Businessweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times), Soosan Joon (Vince Camuto, Cortez Groupe), Erik Maniscalco (British Gas, Oxygen Network, Octagon Marketing), Carlos Ancalmo (Google, Barbarian Group, Cornerstone), Aaron Frisby and Ryan Keeley (Kendrick Lamar, Red Bull).