Badass Lady Creatives: Art Director/Designer Jenny Tondera

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Urban Outfitters Reader, designed in collaboration with Michael Aberman & Annie Yiling Wang
Jenny Tondera, Art Director at Spring Studios NY, has quite a bit under her belt: she’s designed at MCAD DesignWorks, 160over90, and Bloomingdale’s; she’s taught as an adjunct professor at MICA; and she co-runs Parts & Labor Books, a small art book publisher. Jenny’s work really shines in projects where she combines zine sensibilities with a sophisticated restraint.

When trawling Jenny’s work, you get the sense that she relishes collaborations which blur the lines between design and art. Her books, magazines, and album artwork carry a quiet, unmistakable joy.

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Lonely Boy Mag: Boys & Their Cars

Jenny Tondera / on Design Work Life While Jenny’s printed materials borrow from the low-fi language of zine culture, they feel carefully considered, never overdoing the self-published aesthetic.

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“The Grade” by Charlie B. Ward, designed by Jenny Tondera—aka new favorite thing

Jenny Tondera / on Design Work Life

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“Speaking of Names”, a collaboration with Christopher Gianunzio which takes ’50s–’60s scientific images out of context.

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Matter Album art (with butter-yellow vinyl inside)
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Ohio by Alec Soth & Brad Zellar, designed by Jenny Tondera

Jenny Tondera / on Design Work Life See more of Jenny Tondera’s work on her website, or stop by Parts & Labor Books.

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