COMA NEW YORK/AMSTERDAM
COMA's directors are Cornelia Blatter and Marcel Hermans. COMA is based in Amsterdam and New York and conceptualizes, art directs, designs and produces various work from print to the internet to exhibition installations.
COMA's most recent collaborations include the visual identity and website for Gregory R. Miller & Co. publisher in New York; Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design for The Art Institute in Chicago and Richard Prince: American Prayer for the Gagosian Gallery. Past work include the editorial direction and design of Net'n'Nest: Vitra’s Workspirit 10; the Dutch post 2006 children’s stamp; catalogue and font design for Design Life Now, the Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Triennial; the visual identity for Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International, including the design of the exhibition catalogue, collateral, a way-finding system and a print and online ad campaign.
Further COMA collaborations includes the exhibition design and multimedia presentation of architectural models by John M. Johansen for the Dutch museum Stroom; Strangers: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York; and the identity and website design for the year long NL/NY event "NY400" for the Dutch Embassy, Washington, DC; and monographs for: Sigmar Polke and Georges Seurat (MoMA); Shirin Neshat (Rizzoli), Marilyn Minter, Amy Sillman, Ghada Amer (G. Miller); dutch product designer Hella Jongerius (Phaidon Press); architects Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid (NAi Publishers); and Bernard Tschumi (Architectural Biennial Venice).
COMA has received multiple AIGA 50 books/50 covers awards, as well as winning several I.D. Annual Design Reviews and have been nominated for the Rotterdam and Swiss Design Prize. Their work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. Enthusiastic educators, Cornelia and Marcel served also as critics at the Yale University School of Art and have given many international workshops.