This was about suddenly having a smartphone, and it was before Instagram. Maybe I thought every unwanted thought, every presumed-forgotten memory, every dent in my day could be put to some use. I could make something from nothing: no real tools needed, other than a smartphone and the willingness to write it all down – Scott King
Scott King worked as art director for i-D magazine, creative director for Sleazenation magazine, and is a contributing editor to Arena Homme+ magazine. From 2013 to 2016, King was Professor of Visual Communication at University of the Arts, London.
He has produced graphic design work for the Michael Clark Dance Company; Malcolm McLaren; Pet Shop Boys; Morrissey; Róisín Murphy; John Grant; Saint Etienne; Earl Brutus; Suicide and New Order amongst many others.
King’s work has been exhibited internationally, in both commercial galleries and institutions, including Institute of Contemporary Arts, Barbican and Studio Voltaire in London; Museum of Modern Art and White Columns, in New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Portikus, Frankfurt; and Kunstverein Munich.
Fifthsyllable is a publishing project by artist Scott Robertson, releasing small run books and editions.