Nancy Skolos works with her partner/husband Thomas Wedell to diminish the boundaries between graphic design and photography—creating collaged three-dimensional images influenced by modern painting, technology and architecture. The studio’s work came into its own during the 1980s with clients in the Boston area including Kloss Video Corporation, Boston Acoustics and Digital Equipment Corporation, where the team’s surreal photographic concepts combined with rational typographic structures gave voice to such concepts as “software.” An Eye Magazine feature on the studio labeled their attitude “techno-cubist.”
Skolos is an AIGA Medalist and AIGA Fellow and an elected member of AGI. The studio has received numerous awards, including gold, silver and bronze prizes in the Warsaw, Lahti and Toyama Poster Biennials and Triennials, and has been widely published and exhibited. Skolos + Wedell posters are included in the graphic design collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Library of Congress, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Israel Museum, the Museum für Gestaltung, the National Museum in Poznan and many others. They have authored two books: Type, Image, Message (Rockport, 2006) and Graphic Design Process (Laurence King, 2012).