Design Curiosities: Vanessa Lam for Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty

Design Curiosities: Vanessa Lam for Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty

DESIGN CURIOSITIES IS NOW CURIOSITY AND CURIOSITIES

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Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty showcases some of Degas’ most experimental and radical works—notably 120 rarely seen monotypes. To accompany the exhibition, Vanessa Lam, senior graphic designer at MoMA, created a custom typeface inspired by a French type specimen from the same period as the work in the show. Simplifying aspects of the typeface that were too decorative, the result is historical for sure but unmistakably contemporary.

Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty will be up at MoMA through July 24.

※ Photographs by Vanessa Lam and Andrew Toth

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