Guggenheim Hugo Boss Prize

The Guggenheim’s biennial Hugo Boss Prize, which honored the world's leading contemporary artists, was accompanied by an ambitious catalogue that promoted graphic experimentation. Each edition was overseen by a different design firm and was developed collaboratively with the Prize's curators. For the 2006 volume, Karlssonwilker designed the catalogue, which showcased the six finalists and their work. Our design vocabulary, which we characterized as "anti-conceptual" was not based on abstract ideas but driven entirely by graphic impact. The cover features an interlocking system of black lines, in which the artists’ names, also in black, are overlaid with flocking. The treatment is repeated in a more simplified form on the pages that introduce each artist's section. 

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  • The Hugo Boss Prize was one of a few major art prizes without restrictions on age or nationality
Audio CommentaryJan talks about the design for the Guggenheim catalogue
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