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Graphic Design: Behold the king of book design, it's Matt Dorfman

Posted by Liv Siddall,

When you look through Matt’s work do you imagine him wearing “slacks” striding through a well-lit, high-rise office towards a Mad Men style drawing board with an Anglepoise lamp? I do. His designs and illustrations seem to speak the hard wit of cities: sharp, of the moment, and of the highest standard. His client list is so long that it could be mistaken for a directory of the world’s publishers, and the list of authors he has designed books for reads like the membership list of heaven’s own library. Why is he so popular? Because as well as nailing the art of illustration and graphic design, Matt makes sure he transforms lonely text into books people go out of their way to get. May he long continue to do so.

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    Matt Dorfman: Riverhead / Art Direction: Helen Yentus

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    Matt Dorfman: Selections from ‘The Buried Life’ Art Direction: Kevin Brainard

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    Matt Dorfman: Selections from ‘The Buried Life’ Art Direction: Kevin Brainard

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    Matt Dorfman: NYT Book Review / The Other Sister / Art Direction: Nicholas Blechman

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    Matt Dorfman: W.W. Norton (Prints Fluorescent) Art Direction: Albert Tan

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    Matt Dorfman: Pantheon / Art Direction: Peter Mendelsund

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.