Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist

Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist

by Tibor Kalman, Tibor Kalman
     
 
Tibor Kalman, probably best known for the witty designs of his company M&Co and his provocative work for Benetton's Colors magazine, defines the eclectic multidisciplinary approach that has come to characterize graphic design in the past decade. Eclectic is perhaps an understatement: Kalman's work ranges from journalism, advertising, and publishing to watches,

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Tibor Kalman, probably best known for the witty designs of his company M&Co and his provocative work for Benetton's Colors magazine, defines the eclectic multidisciplinary approach that has come to characterize graphic design in the past decade. Eclectic is perhaps an understatement: Kalman's work ranges from journalism, advertising, and publishing to watches, paperweights, rulers, album covers, t-shirts, film titles, commercials, urban guidelines, and more. Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist, designed by Michael Bierut of Pentagram and edited by I.D. Magazine senior writer Peter Hall, is the first comprehensive collection of Kalman1s work and ideas. This full-color title -- numbering over 400 pages -- includes product designs, stills and storyboards from his film and video projects, and spreads from his book and magazine work. An impressive list of essay contributors includes Kurt Andersen, Paola Antonelli, David Byrne, Jay Chiat, Steven Heller, Jenny Holzer, Isaac Mizrahi, Florent Morellet, Rick Poynor, Leonard Riggio, Rebecca Robertson, Ingrid Sischy, Elisabeth Sussman, and Oliviero Toscani.

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How does one categorize a career that turned the world of graphic design upside down? If you're Tibor Kalman, you call it a good beginning. The renegade designer has changed the way we look at everything from magazines to music videos to restaurant menus. This overview of Kalman's career, Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist, manages to capture his brilliance, offering page after page of his landmark designs, commentary from and interviews with the man himself, and contributions from his collaborators, including David Byrne, Isaac Mizrahi, Jenny Holzer, and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568981505
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
8.33(w) x 9.85(h) x 1.56(d)

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