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Tibor Kalman founded his design company M&Co in 1979 in partnership with his wife Maira Kalman, and it soon became known for bringing content and humour to design. At M&Co., his work ranged from album covers for the Talking Heads to the redevelopment of Times Square. Although he died over two years ago, his influence can still be seen everywhere to this day, from music videos to magazine design and art direction. Kalman's appeal reaches far beyond the traditional design community, however, because he sought to use design and the media to propel social change. Colors, the Benetton-sponsored international magazine which he spent six years editing, was his most sustained and passionate attempt to do this. Colors represented an unusual case study of a corporation seeking to use its market power for consciousness raising among the young. Circulation was more than half a million strong throughout the United States, England, Italy, France, Spain, Germany and elsewhere. This book includes at least three spreads from each issue Kalman created, along with the complete 13th issue - which was entirely visual - in facsimile, as well as sketches and layout drawings, Kalman's original notes, phot

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500283684
ISBN-10: 0500283680
Format: Paperback
(267mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 7-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman is the author/illustrator of ten children's books. In addition to designing for M&Co - which she launched with her husband Tibor Kalman - she contributes illustrations and writings to various publications, including The New Yorker and The New York Times. Ruth Peltason heads the company Bespolie Books, a company specializing in developing books on art and culture.

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