Of two minds
Staying small, nimble and versatile has enabled Brooklyn-based design partnership Triboro to keep ahead of the pack
Examine the portfolio of the New York graphic design studio Triboro, and you would not immediately guess that it was produced entirely by a team of two. Its name (which typically refers to the three boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens) might suggest it to be a team of three, as it has sometimes been with an occasional intern. Triboro’s diverse work ranges from corporate identities to self-initiated projects, print to digital, hand-drawn and custom rendered, all with a refreshing lack of a dominating aesthetic.
Triboro’s brand applications for the Café Standard at the Standard Hotel East Village in New York (2014) feature a range of concrete poetry compositions, inspired by the neighbourhood’s colourful artistic history. Heasty and Weigler created the compositions using a typewriter that they had sourced specially for the project.
Top: Portrait by Christopher Sturman.
Aileen Kwun, writer, editor and author, New York
Read the full version in Eye no. 95 vol. 24, 2018
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