Matthew Korbel Bowers

Matthew Korbel Bowers for ZigZagZurich

Matthew Korbel-Bowers (born 1975) is a magazine art director and graphic artist from the northern coast of California. Matthew’s work is a collection of secret surf maps, experimental form studies and colourful odes to graphic simplicity.

An alumnus of the California College of the Arts graduate design program and an agency veteran he has designed for Nike, Levis and Lexus and has been published by Gestalten and Victionary.

His graphics are born from studies of colour, physical space and the natural environment and this is the outcome of years of collecting colour combinations along the coast of Northern California. The layout and distribution of colours came about organically, as they reflect how the original paint swatches randomly live on his studio walls.

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ZigZagZurich collaborates with artists and designers, both established and new, on unique collections transformed into textiles under the direction of creative director Michele Rondelli and the founders of ZigZagZurich.