LAY-OUT no. 9 - Matt Dorfman / 44 pages, 5 x 8 inches, digital offset printing, 3 color silkscreened cover / First edition 2023
LAY-OUT is a project of Rob Carmichael of SEEN Studio
Matt Dorfman, when he is not working as the art director of the New York Times Book Review, is a designer and illustrator with a staggering list of truly notable projects under his belt. On top of all that — how could he possibly have time for more?? — he creates a seeming multitude of insightful, funny and just super remarkable collages. These pieces are a world unto themselves: disassociated mid century banality twisted into pointed gags; concrete text pieces stuck onto pieces of visual detritus, construction paper color field compositions sharing space with cheekily reconfigured classical sculpture and bits of yellowed comic book anatomy. His LAY—OUT volume in a fantastically tweaked collection of collage inspiration.