Linked by Air designed a new website for Printed Matter, the large New York-based artist book store and organizer of the annual New York Art Book Fair. One of the really nice things about the new site is the “Artist Table” function, which allows different independent bookstore owners, staff and artists to curate collections of artist books from the Printed Matter archive.
I adore the professional and personal projects of Anna Kövecses, a Hungarian designer working in Cyprus, such as the illustrations for the BBC’s “500 Words” story-writing competition seen above and below. Anna’s colorful and iconic illustration style retains a flatness that I love, defying the clichéd demand of art directors everywhere: “more depth.”
Boiled down to its essence, this graphic identity created by Experimental Jetset for the Whitney Museum combines a single image, a zigzag line, and Neue Haas Grotesk (a Swiss typeface originally designed by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hofmann) to create a flexible, dynamic system.
An unsexy solution for an unsexy task—and it worked.
I grew up seeing commercials for the Oreck XL. Every time they came on TV, I couldn’t understand how they competed with all the sexy vacuum cleaners out there—the ones with clear colored tubes, spaceship fenders and wavy curves that would make the Kardashians jealous.