Adam Michaels is the cofounder of Project Projects, a design studio in New York producing commissioned work and independent curatorial, editorial, and publishing projects. Project Projects was honored in 2009 and 2011 as a Finalist in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum's National Design Awards. Combining a conceptual focus, a critical approach to visual form, and an expansive sense of the possibilities of contemporary design practice, Project Projects works across a wide range of media and scales from printed ephemera, books, and websites, to exhibitions, institutional identity programs, and public signage systems.
Michaels also edits and designs the Inventory Books paperback series, which is published by Princeton Architectural Press. Seeking to advance the role of design as an integrated force in book editing and production, the series flouts perceived boundaries between form and content, using unconventional narrative modes, syntheses of texts and images, and context-specific typography—all as a means of revitalizing the space of the book to present critical content in an accessible, engaging format. The third and most recent title in the series is The Electric Information Age Book: McLuhan/Agel/Fiore and the Experimental Paperback, by Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Adam Michaels.