Dexter Sinister is the compound name of Stuart Bailey and David Reinfurt. Dexter Sinister works as a publishing imprint and an exhibiting artist. Dexter Sinister is also the name of their basement space on New York’s Lower East Side, which operates as a “just-in-time workshop and occasional bookstore.” The workshop is intended to model a “just-in-time” economy of print production, running counter to the contemporary assembly-line realities of large-scale publishing. Dexter Sinister has increasingly been involved in broader gallery and museum projects, most recently at the Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva; Whitney Biennial, New York; The Kitchen, New York; and Somerset House, London.
Stuart Bailey (born 1973) is a graphic designer and artist whose work circumscribes various aspects of publishing, most consistently in the form of publications made in close collaboration with artists. He co-founded the arts journal Dot Dot Dot with Peter Bilak in 2000, which he continues to edit and publish biannually. Since 2002, he has worked with Will Holder under the compound name Will Stuart on a broader range of projects, including theatre and performance, most often under the title “Tourette's.” Bailey studied typography and graphic communication at the University of Reading and was one of the first participants to study at the Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
David Reinfurt (born 1971) is a graphic designer in New York. Since 2000, he has run O R G inc., a graphic design practice that works for cultural and educational institutions in a range of media. Prior to forming O R G, Reinfurt was an interaction designer with IDEO San Francisco, where he designed the interface for the MTA MetroCard vending machines. He has been a visiting critic at design schools including University of Texas, Gerrit Rietveld Akademie, Yale University, and Royal College of Art. David holds degrees from University of North Carolina and Yale University School of Art, and teaches Design and Redesign in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University and Introduction to Computational Form at Yale University.