Mao Ishikawa Red Flower a book we designed for Session Press has received a few distinctions including: 2017 Shortlist for Arles photo book contest, 2017 Best Books: Jim Goldberg, and 10 best books of the year by Libération. Thank you!
“An Unfinished Encyclopedia of Scale Figures without Architecture” is a 1,600 page book we designed with MOS Architects for the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial. The book features scale figures from architects spanning from Le Corbusier to OMA. All scale figures are shown with the actual architecture removed.
We had the honor to design and illustrate Regarding Cocktails, the only book from the late Sasha Petraske, the legendary bartender who changed cocktail culture with his speakeasy-style bar Milk & Honey. For each of the 85 cocktail recipes, we created a true to ratio illustration with a different pattern for every ingredient.
“Anticipation over gratification, care and quality before convenience, and fairness and generosity governing ambition”
— Sasha Petraske
Part I of Chamber Collection #3 "Just What Is It?" curated by Matylda Krykowski opened this month. Named after the iconic 1956 artwork by Richard Hamilton, “Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?”, “Just What Is It” at Chamber explores groups of objects that are possibly as desirable now as the items featured prominently in Hamilton’s work were half a century ago, at the dawn of the modern consumer age. Hamilton pasted images onto a page, and Krzykowski places objects in a space, creating a collage of contemporary works in real life. We'll be designing a catalog for the show after all four parts are completed in 2017. www.chambernyc.com
In 2015, we gave the International Contemporary Furniture Fair a new logo and set of printed materials. This year, we designed a prospectus and calendar. (with illustrations by Andy Rementer) We wish we could have also worked on the signage and website, but are happy to report that ICFF had a record attendance in 2016.
Chamber Collection #2 exhibit 1 launches. Curated by Andrew Zuckerman, the collection features 46 objects from all over the world ranging from a dinosaur bone to a tea set re-imagined by Chen & Kai. Chamber is a boutique devoted to exclusive limited editions & unique works of art and design. Studio Lin has worked with Chamber on identity, print and website since its launch in 2013. www.chambernyc.com
Studio Lin's new website has partially launched with selected projects. We chose a few projects to shoot in a context where the work might actually be seen. The photo shoot took us around NYC with stops in Harlem, Long Island City and Brooklyn. Complete project archive for the site to be completed towards the end of this year. For now, you can visit our Tumblr for a messy archive.
Our catalog designed for Chamber’s inaugural collection has been awarded a yellow pencil by D&AD. We are grateful to Chamber’s founder Juan Garcia Mosqueda for the opportunity.
CCA (The Canadian Centre for Architecture) has selected Studio Lin to design a new website slated to launch early 2016. We are thrilled to embark on this journey.