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Drawn Here (and There): Non-Format



Kjell Ekhorn (Oslo, Norway) and Jon Forss (Minneapolis, Minnesota) have worked together as the creative direction and communication design team Non-Format since 2000. Their influential work spans art direction, design, illustration, and custom typography for arts and culture, music industry, fashion, and advertising clients. Well-known for their design of publications, Non-Format has art-directed the independent music monthly The Wire; Varoom, a journal of illustration and made images; Greg Lynn Form, a survey of the contemporary architect’s work; and Very Elle, a special edition of the Paris-based fashion magazine. The recipients of numerous prizes, including a New York Art Director’s Gold, two Tokyo Type Director Club Prizes, and a British D&AD Yellow Pencil award, their bestselling hardback monograph Non-Format Love Song was published by Die Gestalten Verlag in 2007, and is now in its second printing.