michael c. place riffs on classic graphic design motifs through a craft-like approach to printed matter. with his firm, build, he employs primarily text, line and blocks of color in his compositions. through this stark palette and its sophisticated look at positive and negative space, a richness of overlap develops as a result of these simple, yet elegant moves. a playfulness that includes vivid colors, little birdies and whimsical lines emanates through his work as yet another layer that gives each composition a fresh identity. each piece defies boundary by oozing and continuing beyond the edge of the page – compositions appear endless.