Love and Kobe by VJ-Type in use on an invitation, designed by Pauline Nyren for Barnes Art Ball, a large donor event at the Barnes Foundation. The 2019 Art Ball was themed around Matisse’s 150th birthday and the opening of the exhibition 30 Americans.
The thin lines hint at the delicate linework in archival Matisse drawings. The color palette was drawn from Matisse paintings within the Barnes collection. As the invitation unfolds, you’re introduced to each new vibrant color, and new glyphs of Love, the typeface.