karlssonwilker inc.'s tellmewhy: The First 24 Months of a New York Design Company

By: Clare Jacobson

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Near Fine/ very good condition. 1st edition as stated in book. Soft cover. **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** **LARGER BOOKS MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING** About the book: Why would two talented and employable young graphic designers start up their own practice without any clients, in the midst of a recession, and in a city brimming with world-renowned designers? Karlssonwilker inc.'s tellmewhy is the improbable story of such a venture -- or act of bravura or insanity -- on the part of Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker, and offers a telling, humorous, and always human insight into the workings of a young startup design studio, showcasing every single project they did in their first two years. A book as iconoclastic as their designs, tellmewhy features fresh stories of karlssonwilker's ordinary office live and its less-than-romantic tales about rooftop parties, battles with immigration, language obstacles, missed meetings, and money problems. Despite these stories -- and because of others -- karlssonwilker has produced an impressive body of work in two short years. Tellmewhy shows the happy endings, including signage for a Philadelphia restaurant, logo designs for a New York fashion house, and CD packaging for both independent and major music labels. And it presents the few unrealized designs, like an ad campaign for a TV network. All share the designers' creative and humorous take on design. Karlssonwilker intersperses these examples with its singular illustrated diagrams, faux flow charts linking the partners' biographies, work, social lives, and whatever comes to their unique minds. Tellmewhy offers both inspiration and caution for designers everywhere. A foreword by former employer Stefan Sagmeister recalls karlssonwilker's start in his design office.

Title: karlssonwilker inc.'s tellmewhy: The First 24 Months of a New York Design Company

Author Name: Clare Jacobson

Categories: House & Home, Architecture,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press: 2003

ISBN Number: 1568984162

ISBN Number 13: 9781568984162

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 001475

Keywords: Clare Jacobson. Design. House & Home