Jennifer Morla was commissioned by Williams-Sonoma, Inc. to design a typographic poster series for their sister company Mark and Graham. This alpha-numeric series incorporates a variety of letterforms and glyphs, making the design of each poster unique. The signed series of framed giclée prints are reproduced in two sizes, 28″x42″ and 12½”x18¾”.markandgraham.com
Here is an article from the Mark and Graham blog:
Obviously, there’s nothing we love more than fabulous type. What better way to put fabulous design on display than with wall art?! We’ve partnered with renowned graphic designer Jennifer Morla to create a series of one-of-a-kind pieces for you. Designed exclusively for Mark and Graham, this signed giclée print poster series includes letters A to Z or numbers, housed in a simple black frame. We sat down with the prolific designer to get a little insight into her design process.
Q: How would you describe your work?
Conceptual with a bit of whimsy
Q: Where do you look for inspiration?
Art installations, music videos, travel (my trip to Petra, Jordan with my husband and children on horseback was amazing), modern dance, Burning Man, walking in the Mission, teaching. Actually, can’t think of anything that I do that doesn’t provide some sort of inspiration.
Q: What/who are/have been your biggest influences?
The office of Charles and Ray Eames. The benchmark of a multi-disciplinary design studio: Furniture, magazines, posters, film, museum installations, identity, lettering, textiles, and illustration.
Q: What would you say are the most important tenets of great design?
As designers, we often underestimate the impact we have on the world at large, and how our visual vocabulary is influenced by political, social and cultural events. So I have written my Designisms, a listing of my observations and reflections on design and designing. (Find them on my website morladesign.com) And for our rapid fire, fill-in-the-blank section:
Q: I like to make my mark by…
combining the brash with the sublime.
Q: Best advice I ever received…
Q: If I could, I would…everyday…
Read every piece of classic fiction
Q: On Sundays, find me…
Reading the New York Times
Q: My signature drink is…
Our Nilus Malbec wine from our very, very small vineyard in lovely Healdsburg.
Q:….is always in my fridge…
A bottle of Veuve Cliquot (great for impromptu celebrations).
Q: I’m secretly addicted to…
Reading fiction non-stop (although I deviated a while back and read Cleopatra, A Life by Stacey Schiff. Amazing).