Rose Nordin نور الدين

Currently artist-in-residence at ⟶ Somerset House Studios London UK and ⟶ Jan Van Eyck Academie Maastricht NL   developing work on the divine qualities of printed letterforms and alphabets under the project title: The talisman of the written word and the talking leaves.

Through her practice and research, Rose is interested in the publication as a site of exchange and collaboration, print technologies as tools for union, and letterforms as modes of magic.

As a designer, Rose primarily makes artist books and printed matter. This extends to exhibition and custom type design.


Selected projects

 ⟶ The Library Was ⟶ A Prayer Book ⟶ Shy Radicals ⟶ STUART Publishing ⟶ Practice Makes PerfectA Study of Publishing Practices in Malaysia ⟶  A Reimagining of Relations ⟶ Time in your handsStill I Rise ⟶ The Place is Here ⟶ KhidrMarkers ⟶ Not Before it has Forgotton You

Contact | instagram@amokamok

Current Projects

The Showroom (UK) & FRAME (FI)  Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities exhibiting artist

Recent Projects


Documenta 15 (DE) Seni Kenduri with Projek Rabak 
Whitechapel Gallery (UK)
London Open 2022 catalogue & web design
Nicolleti Contemporary  (UK)
Total Climate graphic design
The Design Museum
(UK) Future Observatory book design
The Third Pole exhibition identity design  

UCL (UK) ⟶ Objects of the Misanthropocene exhibition design  

Recent features


Journal Safar VII, Networks
London Centre for Book Arts Books: Art, Craft & Community
Curating as Feminist Organizing



Co-founder Art publishing collective OOMK 
Rabbits Road Press
Advisory board member The Bower Gallery
Associate lecturer University of the Arts London
Book designer
Silver Press
Developing Your Creative Practice Grant
Arts Council England

Selected past


iniva Research Associate

British Council Malaysia  International artist research grant, Malaysia
A-N Network Artist research grant, Japan
Portland Institute of Contemporary Art
International Artist-in-Residence
University of Chicago
Arts & Social Practice Fellow

Selected talks


Books are Bridges (NL) Publishing Waste talk and workshop

Tai Kwun Contemporary (HK) Distributing Zines with Red Letter Distro
BookWorks (UK)
Graphic Negociations with Rosa-Johan Uddoh
The Whitworth  (UK)
A Reimagining of Relations with Jade Montserrat
Somerset House (UK)
Activism in Print with Rosalie Schweiker 
AWE Gallery (MY)
Print culture in Malaysia