OBSERVER: MEET AN EXPERT
Bernard discusses his latest projects and the inspiration behind his curlicues.
“I have always wanted to take lettering off the page,” said the soft-spoken artist, and he has. He’s created shoji screens, lampshades and umbrellas—all aswirl with lettering for Tiffany windows as well as installations for Bergdorf Goodman. Not surprisingly The Neue Gallery has commissioned an exclusive “Ich liebe Dich” scarf and handkerchief in his signature melding of Spencerian and Copperplate. And then there’s his new luxury venture that launched last week, OM with Bernard Maisner.