Kelsey Elder

Kelsey Elder is an educator, typographer, and artist whose practice investigates letterforms as sites of significance, and whose research argues for these sites as culturally important epicenters for queerness, subversion, and dissent. Hailing from the the true North (Detroit by way of Minneapolis), he grew up grazing cold knuckles while wrenching away in the garage on cars and motorcycles.

He is an avid petrol head, owner of a small lifestyle company and custom car garage called Lowered Values. He has taught at VCU and Purchase College, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at RISD.