An Art Service is a graphic design and art direction firm founded by Brendan Dugan in New York City in 2007. Working in publications, branding and websites, for a variety of clients including artists, institutions, galleries and brands, An Art Service aims to realize artistically-minded projects by setting collaboration as its guiding principle. With its reductive style, An Art Service offers clients a straightforward approach to design that foregrounds the aesthetic power of art and photography.
Clients include Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Atlantic Records, Barneys New York, Capitol Records, College Art Association/Art Journal, Damiani Publishing, De Appel Arts Centre, Deste Foundation, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Gagosian Gallery, Green Owl Records, Guggenheim Museum, Hauser & Wirth, Lars Bohman Gallery, Luxembourg Dayan, Maccarone, New Museum/Rhizome.org, Nike, Primary Information, Rizzoli and Yale University Press.
An Art Service has collaborated with artists: Richard Aldrich, Carol Bove, Dan Colen, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, The Estate of Lee Lozano, Paul McCarthy, Ryan McGinley, Adam McEwen, Bjarne Melgaard, Katy Perry, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Dash Snow, Piotr Uklanski and others.
Since 2009, An Art Service has functioned as a book publisher specializing in limited-run artist publications. In keeping with the laconic inventiveness of artists' books of the 1960s and 1970s, An Art Service presents publications that astutely translate a particular theme or facet of an artist's practice into cleverly no-frills books. An Art Service is pleased to present a publishing program that ranges from artists books to monographs and exhibition catalogues, spotlighting both emergent contemporary practices as well the archival works of older artists.
An Art Service acts a distributor of its own publications and those of its clients. If interested in stocking any of these titles, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Art Services publications can be found at the following book retailers:
McNally Jackson, New York
The New Museum Store, New York
Opening Ceremony, New York
Printed Matter, New York
Spoonbill & Sugartown, New York
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Family, Los Angeles
Section 7 Books, Paris
Pro QM, Berlin
Walther Koenig, Cologne
On Sundays, Tokyo
KARMA is a bookstore, gallery and publisher specializing in artist publications, located in NoHo, New York City. In addition to its own titles, Karma stocks periodicals, artworks, artists' editions, rare and out-of-print items and other in-print titles by noted publishers.