Graphic designer Maziyar Pahlevan has been working for five years after getting his BA from the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and later his MFA from Yale. His portfolio is a cornucopia of monochrome delights where personal work and commissioned projects sit happily next to each other.
The designer mostly works on projects related to visual arts and music, enjoying working on exhibition design and creating hand lettering and typography. He describes his style as “no frills” and the work he’s created for various clients epitomises this, like the series of gifs he’s created for The New York Times and its What’s in The World column.
Other projects include cassette packaging for a script he wrote that was performed and recorded called All Mouth, a poster for the Yale University Art Gallery Book Fair and an experimental type zine published by Draw Down books that sees the designer play and manipulate type in a considered yet unobstructed way.
- Dressed in Black: the resolute book covers of the Spektrum series
- Dima Shriyeav’s textured poster designs incorporate hand-drawn and digital elements
- Hai-Hsin Huang’s detailed and delicate illustrations present “the lightness of being”
- Laurent Eisler draws playful figures in “precariously balanced compositions”
- Small Gods magazine explores “anomalies of the drone”
- Adam Wells animates Love and Radio’s Dan Deacon interview through obtuse vignettes
- Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge shoots the cast of Game of Thrones for Time Magazine
- The Netherlands’ royal crest changes gender for national women’s football team kit by Nike
- Peek inside erotic magazine Odiseo’s very NSFW tenth issue
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Design director, Gail Bichler, on The New York Times Magazine typography exhibition
- Mark Shaw captures the glamour of haute couture runways from the 1950s