Designer, teacher, and author, Karel Martens is widely respected in the design community, even considered a legend. His seminal book, Printed Matter has seen three editions since 1997 with earlier versions fetching for as much as $1000. Though his work is experimental, there’s been real life applications to them. The most well known is the digital wall coverings for Maharam. We’re offered a rare opportunity to see Martens’s prints on view at P!, a gallery that opened over the weekend in Chinatown. For its inaugural exhibition, Martens and two other artists, Chauncey Hare and Christine Hill, have been brought together to cover purposefully vague subjects. As the gallery explains, “topics that periodically appear, disappear, and reappear in and out of contemporary discourse: labor, alienation, and the love of work.” Process 01: Joy will be on view till November 3rd.