Joshua Namdev Hardisty is a designer, author, educator, and occasional artist. He is the principal of the MVA Studio where he and a small group of collaborators design books, tee-shirts, and posters for DVS Shoes, éS Skateboarding, Mark Batty Publisher, MCAD, the Soap Factory, and others.
The MVA's work has been published in the best-selling design books Hand Job: A Catalog of Type and Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing (both by Mike Perry for Princeton Architectural Press). Their design of the book DIY Album Art: Paper Bags and Office Supplies was named one of 2009's fifty best-designed books by the AIGA.
Hardisty is the author of three books about design and visual culture including New Skateboard Graphics (2009, Mark Batty Publisher) and Function, Restraint & Subversion in Typography (2011, Princeton Architectural Press). Hardisty is the co-host of Through Process, a podcast about design practice and education.