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Grotesk: A Decade of Swiss Design Lost in Brooklyn
Kimou Meyer:
Grotesk
A Decade of Swiss Design Lost in Brooklyn
UPPER PLAYGROUND // GINGKO PRESS
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Grotesk, aka Kimou Meyer, is a Swiss designer who moved to NYC in 1999 to work for a European design agency and has been there ever since. In the process of discovering the unique visual language of the Brooklyn streets, things such as hand painted signs, sport logos, street bombing, etc, he found that his approach to design and the creation of his own work took a drastic 180 degree turn.
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Grotesk’s previous focus had been the design of minimalist catalogues, logos and branding systems, but he found that there was a lot more fun to be had in creating tee shirts, skateboards and silk screens for his friends. He eventually excelled in tee shirt and apparel design and now has a worldwide clientele.

This exciting new title features 200 illustrations, designs and artworks created by Grotesk over the past 10 years.

144 pages, Hardcover, 8 1/2'' x 10'' (216 x 254 mm)
200 illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-357-2  $ 29.95
About:
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Based in San Francisco, CA, Upper Playground has become a leader in today’s pro­gress­ive art movement with its innovative apparel and accessories line and art gal­ler­ies. Since 1999, Upper Playground has been recognized as a catalyst
or the fusion of fashion with fine art. UP apparel and accessories are designed by local and in­ter­na­tion­al artists in­clud­ing Sam Flores, Jeremy Fish, Estevan Oriol, David Choe, and Alex Pardee. The Upper Playground collection is sold in over 300 boutiques worldwide and online. In ad­di­tion, Upper Playground has stores and galleries in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, New York, Mexico City and London.
About the Artist:
Kimou Meyer
Grotesk, aka Kimou Meyer
How does a Swiss born, Belgian trained, graphic designer end up doing t-shirts for Spike Lee, collaborating with Bushwick graffiti vandals, and earning a Phd in vintage American sports uniforms? Over the past ten years, Kimou Meyer (aka Grotesk) has worked with almost all the key players in New York’s brand underground, drawing on his classical training and outsider’s perspective to develop an iconic graphic language and style.
See also:

Upper Playground: Ten Years of T-Shirt Graphics
Upper Playground:
Ten Years of T-Shirt Graphics
Each year, Upper Playground publishes a collection of photographs and art works that reflect the year that has just passed. Artists featured in this 10th Anniversary edition include Sam Flores, Jeremy Fish, Anthony Lister, Masa, and more. more...

I Was Just Leaving The Artwork of Richard Colman
I Was Just Leaving
The Artwork of Richard Colman
Channeling Edward Gorey’s sinsister gothic style and Henry Darger’s twis­ted story-telling in equal meas­ures, Colman’s work is finely rendered, dark, but also humorous. more...
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UPPER PLAYGROUND // GINGKO PRESS | POP CULTURE GRAPHIC DESIGN BOOK
ISBN-13: 9781584233572 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-357-5 / 1584233575