Laura Coombs is a graphic designer and art director in New York, currently the Senior Designer at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and a Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute.
Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks, 2018.
New Museum publication, printed in neon 4-color, colors mixed on press to yield vomit green. Poster by Nathaniel Mellors with Chris Bloor. Typeface: Greco, by Matthew Wolff.
Palimpsest 8, 2018.
Yale Literary and Arts Magazine. Hex yellow and black printed single signature.
Recognized at the 28th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno, 2018. Special posters by Res, Maziyar Pahlevan, and Moonsick Gang.
Typeface: LC Mercator, a custom Mercator revival with new stylistic figure sets.
Sentimental Time Item, 2017.
Book of stories and essays about the subject of time, with lectures by R. John Williams (Yale). Laser-printed on a Ricoh B&W. 7.5 x 10.375 in., 365 pages, with 24 texts, 60 pages of lecture notes, and 30 pages of diagrams of time. Typefaces: Times 7, 10, 18, New Roman and Arial Rounded with special 'now' glyphs.
Rhizome 7×7, 2018.
Custom typeface and re-brand for Rhizome's 10th Anniversary of 7×7. The name of the program was shortened from Seven on Seven to 7×, but the typeface was extended. Typeface: 7×7 Arial.
Beyond Advanced, 2017.
Graphic Design MFA thesis exhibition, Yale School of Art, May 20, 2017. LASER projectors, thesis books.
It's Nice That
81.–1., 1.–81., 2017.
Thesis book—7.75 x 12 in., 339 pages, black and white laser printed with 4-color color offset pages in C, hot pink, gold, K, and gilded edges. Comes with 2 gold commemorative coins. Typefaces: LC Life (custom revival), LC Mercator (custom revival), Arial bold.
Andrew Kuo Tallboy basketball, 2018.
Special artist collaboration with Andrew Kuo, New Museum Deputy Director Karen Wong, and Curator Margot Norton. Basketball of Kuo's work,
The Pill, 2017.
Book, 6 x 9 in., 100 pages, laser printed.
The OOO Printer, 2017.
Book, 6 x 9 in., 54 pages, laser printed.
Silicon Valley, 2017.
Newspaper for the Yale School of Architecture—24 x 24 in.
Appetitive Torque, 2017.
Exhibition catalog, 5.5 x 7.75 in., 54 pages, black and white laser printed with pink silkscreened cover.
Retrospecta 39, 2016.
Magazine for the Yale School of Architecture—10.5 x 12.75 in., 192 pages, offset printed with 3 extra spot colors, neon pink, neon green, neon blue.
Yes Yes Yes, 2016.
Lottery ticket—3.5 x 6.75 in., offset printed with scratch-off gold foil.
Multiple Cigs, 2016.
Announcement image for Michael Rock's workshop at Yale.
Soft Touch, 2016.
Book, 6 x 9 inches, 184 pages.
Throwing Basketballs at a Fog Bank, 2017.
Animation of "Figure 9" from Paul Kockelman's essay, “Meeting the Universe Two-Thirds of the Way.”
Emotions 1–45, 2016.
Book, 4 x 7 inches, 100 pages.
Linda Watch Replica, 2016.
Carbonated Insides, 2016.
Fragmented Gaze, 2016.
Book, 4 x 7 inches, 100 pages.
4 Bros Carwash, 2015.
Book, 5 x 7 inches, 12 pages.
President's Residence, 2015.
MCA Chicago, Art Auction Catalog, 2015.
With Projects, Inc.
5 x 9 in., 250 pages, 4-color color offset with 2 spot colors.