Multidisciplinary graphic designer Jessica Walsh from the renowned New York studio Sagmeister & Walsh designed this year's artistic annual report for the Zumtobel Group. The current 27th edition expresses the interplay of light and shadow by means of typographic phrases in a fascinating way. The current art book also impresses with its special large format in A3 and the authenticity of the colours. A clever Z-shaped binding holds the book and the enclosed art cards together.
At the core of this year's annual report are 20 typographical and socially critical art cards in A4 format, the result of Jessica Walsh's intensive examination of the artistic interplay of light and shadow. The specially designed typographical phrases are both critical and with a subtle touch of humour.
“I am interested in creating emotionally engaging, concept-driven work that is embodied in beautiful forms. I always try to approach the process in a playful way, with a sense of humor,” is how the artist Jessica Walsh describes her creative philosophy.
The New York studio was founded by Austrian graphic artist, storyteller and typographer Stefan Sagmeister, who is famed for his prestigious work for the Rolling Stones, The Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Jay Z, Aerosmith and Pat Metheny, The Guggenheim Museum, HBO and Levis. Jessica Walsh, studio partner since 2012, is an award-winning multidisciplinary designer whose work is defined by the combination of fine craftsmanship with painting, photography and digital illustrations.