Ott Metusala
graphic designer

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initiated by Roosje Verschoor (2020)

Co-authored by Jean-Marc Asimia, Jair Benje, David Booi, Basta Dwight Dioe, Linio Kastiel, Luigi Kertosari, Jerusa Mainsie, Gideon Plein, Rossiano Toto, Edilson Watsaam. Collection of photographs from young artists from the former bauxite mining city of Moengo (Suriname) with historical context provided by archive material from the city's past.

A-tishoo, A-tishoo, We All Fall Down

Identity for a group exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM). Curated by KKEK (Marika Agu, Maria Arusoo, Kaarin Kivirähk, Sten Ojavee). Artists: Ivana Bašić, Pakui Hardware, Anu Juurak, Jussi Kivi, Raul Keller, Johanna Maria Parv, Hanna Samoson, Emilija Škarnulytė, Peeter Ulas, Brit Pavelson & Sissela Jensen, Aaloe-Ader-Flo-Künnap-Soosalu, Mare Tralla, Üle Prahi.

Fifteen Plates

Theses collection from the graduating students from the TxT Department of Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

Trial and Error
by Reinis Lismanis

Texts by Christos Hadjioannou, Reinis Lismanis, Paulius Petraitis and Ilaria Speri. Published by Skinnerboox, 2019.

If You Only Could See What I've Seen With Your Eyes
by Katja Novitskova.

Posters and website for the estonian pavilion at 57th Venice Biennale. Curated by Kati Ilves. Commisioned by CCA Estonia.

If You Only Could See What I've Seen With Your Eyes
by Katja Novitskova.

Publication for the estonian pavilion at 57th Venice Biennale. Curated by Kati Ilves. Commisioned by CCA Estonia.

If Only You Could See What I’ve See With Your Eyes Stage 2

Edited by Kati Ilves, Katja Novitskova. Texts by Kati Ilves, Jaak Tomberg, Toke Lykkeberg. Published by KUMU Art Museum.

Nobody Expected There Would Be Much Discussion About It

Edited and designed by Ott Metusala. Texts by Ott Metusala, Kai Lobjakas. Published in collaboration with ETDM and Lugemik, 2016. Photos by Anu Vahtra

This book documents the work of my grandmother Kirsti Metusala at the Tallinn Experimental Plant Estoplast. It was a factory mainly producing plastic lamps which were highly popular throughout the Soviet Union.

Nobody Expected There Would Be Much Discussion About It

Project display at group exhibition Manifolds in Kunsthalle Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. In collaboration with ETDM and Lugemik, 2016

Schulz & Weise
by Franziska Schulz and Charlott Weise

Exhibition identity for Schulz&Weise at W139 (Amsterdam), 2019.

Publication: Edited by Franziska Schulz, Charlott Weise and Ott Metusala. Text by Tiziana La Melia. Published on the occasion of Schulz&Weise exhibition at W139 (Amsterdam), 2019.

Ascending From the Liquid Horizon

Publication: Edited by Kati Ilves. Texts by Patrick Gyger, Bas Hendrikx, Kati Ilves, Nat Muller, Jaak Tomberg. Published by CURA.BOOKS, le lieu unique and KUMU Art Museum, 2018.

Exhibition identity for a group show in le lieu unique (Nantes, FR), 2018. Curated by Kati Ilves. Artists: Sol Archer, Joey Holder, Katja Novitskova, Kristina Ollek, Norman Orro, Anni Puolakka and Jaakko Pallasvuo, Laura Pold, Nicholas Riis, Taavi Suisalu, Vello Vinn, Simon Wald-Lasowski, Guan Xiao.

Dawn of the Swarm
by Merike Estna

Compiled and edited by Merike Estna, Evelyn Raudsepp. Texts by Maria Arusoo, Andrew Berardini. Published by Lugemik, 2018.

You Have Become The Space
by Ingel Vaikla

Compiled and edited by Laura Toots Texts by Angelique Campens, Chiara Guidi, Laura Linsi & Roland Reemaa, Laura Toots. Published by Lugemik and EKKM, 2018.

You Have Become The Space
by Ingel Vaikla

Exhibition identity for Ingel Vaiklaʼs first solo exhibition You Have Become the Space in the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), 2018. Scenography by Laura Linsi and Roland Reemaa.

A Room Now Guests in Its Roomness
Direction and concept by Studio Márk Redele, 2019

A commision driven, periodical edition that develops a vision of an extended field of architecture. Contributions by Ott Metusala,Michiel de Cleene, Nicolò Scatola and Márk Redele. Photographs of the object are directed and made by Fan Liao.


Documentation poster about the self-initiated research on the pantograph tool and how the programmaric shifts in scale (through the hands of the user) enabled by the mechanism encouraged an understanding of the alphabet as a flexible system divorced from its calligraphic original. Produced for Suva Type Foundry (Tallinn), 2018.

Failed to Sync

Exhibition promo for Failed to Sync Punt WG (Amsterdam), 2016. curated by Anna Frijstein. Artists: Dovilė Aleksandravičiūtė, Dina Danish, Anna Frijstein, Lieven Lahaye, Cindy Moorman.

Heaviness of Things and Stuff
by Lieven Lahaye.

The Best Dutch Book Designs 2015, Student Jury.

Constructed Languages

Object about artificially built language systems and their designed functions. The outcome is presented as a series of engraved and colored brass plates, referencing to the Voyager Golden Records that were included aboard both Voyager spacecrafts (1977). Produced in edition of 6, 2017.

Dawn Mission
by Katja Novitskova

Edited by Bettina Steinbrügge.Texts by by Lucy Chinen, Nora N. Khan, Venus Lau, Katja Novitskova, Tobias Peper, Bettina Steinbrügge, Agatha Wara. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Katja Novitskova - Dawn Mission at Kunstverein in Hamburg. April 23–July 3, 2016. Images by Mousse Publishing.

Flyer for group show Clean Music in Kunstbunker, Düsseldorf. Curated by Mitchell Thar

Throat and Column
by Claudia Pages

Index for the project Untitled A2 by artist Mitchell Thar