Notes on the Type

Wright: Auction Catalogs

Wright may well be the coolest auction house on the planet, so it’s no surprise that the best elements of 20th-century design, ’90s experimentation and ’00s gravitas coalesce in their catalogues — these ones remind of me of how appealing print design can be. Guided by the steady hands of Rick Valicenti at Thirst and James Potsch & Jennifer Mahanay at Wright, these designs are striking, balanced, and joyous, incorporating Omnes & Freight Micro where noted, alongside FF Bau, probably my favorite of Christian’s designs.