M to M of M/M (Paris)

Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak formed their design studio M/M in Paris in 1992; it is now recognized as one of the most distinctive and acclaimed voices in graphic design. Their close associations with the music, fashion and art worlds have led to them becoming one of this generations most distinctive and influential voices in graphic design. Each work they produce is unique, but elements of their design recur and reverberate, leitmotifs in a larger graphic narrative that is somehow unified, despite the range of their output. Published to mark their twentieth anniversary, here is the definitive monograph and record of hundreds of their mind-blowing projects. With texts by graphic-design historian Emily King, interviews with key collaborators such as Bjork and photographer Inez van Lamsweerde, and a design by Londons Graphic Design Facility, this book presents projects alphabetically from M to M. This ambitious monograph is a rare document and insight into the work and minds of Europes most intriguing and iconoclastic imagemakers on the occasion of their twentieth anniversary. The duos idiosyncratic visual language is brilliantly showcased here in hundreds of illustrations and photographs of their cutting-edge work. Interviews with other graphic designers, musicians, fashion designers, artists and curators, as well as Amzalag and Augustyniak themselves, tell M/Ms story, reveal their areas of interest and their process and define their position both within graphic design and beyond. Among the stars with whom they have collaborated are Yohji Yamamoto, Sarah Morris, Bjork, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Jil Sander, Kenzo, Givenchy and Calvin Klein. Some of their images are instantly recognizable to the world at large the cover of Madonnas American Life, for example some are less well known, but highly regarded among the design cognoscenti. Print and an illustrative approach to typography lies at the heart of M/Ms work, but they have also produced 3D designs for the stage, restaurants and perfume, and that work is also reproduced here.

Text: King Emily, Obrist Hans Ulrich. cm 26×35; pp. 528; 1000 ils; paperback. Publisher: Thames & Hudson, London, 2012.

ISBN: 9780500289938| 050028993X

ID: 15385

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Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak formed their design studio M/M in Paris in 1992; it is now recognized as one of the most distinctive and acclaimed voices in graphic design. Their close associations with the music, fashion and art worlds have led to them becoming one of this generations most distinctive and influential voices in graphic design. Each work they produce is unique, but elements of their design recur and reverberate, leitmotifs in a larger graphic narrative that is somehow unified, despite the range of their output. Published to mark their twentieth anniversary, here is the definitive monograph and record of hundreds of their mind-blowing projects. With texts by graphic-design historian Emily King, interviews with key collaborators such as Bjork and photographer Inez van Lamsweerde, and a design by Londons Graphic Design Facility, this book presents projects alphabetically from M to M. This ambitious monograph is a rare document and insight into the work and minds of Europes most intriguing and iconoclastic imagemakers on the occasion of their twentieth anniversary. The duos idiosyncratic visual language is brilliantly showcased here in hundreds of illustrations and photographs of their cutting-edge work. Interviews with other graphic designers, musicians, fashion designers, artists and curators, as well as Amzalag and Augustyniak themselves, tell M/Ms story, reveal their areas of interest and their process and define their position both within graphic design and beyond. Among the stars with whom they have collaborated are Yohji Yamamoto, Sarah Morris, Bjork, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Jil Sander, Kenzo, Givenchy and Calvin Klein. Some of their images are instantly recognizable to the world at large the cover of Madonnas American Life, for example some are less well known, but highly regarded among the design cognoscenti. Print and an illustrative approach to typography lies at the heart of M/Ms work, but they have also produced 3D designs for the stage, restaurants and perfume, and that work is also reproduced here.

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