Actual Source: Origins + Practice

Join us in the MGx Studio at ArtCenter College of Design (1111 S. Arroyo Parkway) for lunch and lively conversation with Actual Source.

Actual Source is the collaborative design practice of Davis Ngarupe (Cook Islands / USA) and JP Haynie (USA). Together they design publications, identities, websites, and physical spaces for clients in many diverse fields.

In addition to studio practice, Actual Source operates as an editor, publisher, brand, and retail store that collaborates with contemporary artists, designers, and writers to publish limited edition books, fonts, clothing, and objects.

Since 2016 Actual Source has been invited to speak at various academic institutions and conferences. Most recently at Typo Berlin in 2018. Their work was exhibited at the 28th International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno, CZ and in April their work was shown at the Tokyo Type Directors Club 2019 Exhibition at Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo.




The HMCT (South Campus) Gallery is free and open to the public. It is accessible when school is in term, seven days a week from 9 AM to 7 PM.

The Storefront Gallery, located within the Center, is also free and open to the public most weekdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. (We advise you to call ahead to make sure the Storefront Gallery is open, 626-396-4343).


950 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California 91105