Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tibor Kalman


Here's the second installment in my portrait series celebrating great graphic designers. This is Tibor Kalman, who's firm M & Co. designed projects for a wide range of clients - from the Talking Heads to one of Manhattan's great restaurants, Florent. He was design director of Interview magazine, and went on to become editor of Colors, a magazine focusing on multiculturism and global awareness (it was sponsored by Bennetton clothing). I own an M & Co. wrist watch (see below), which I purchased in 1990. It finally broke down five years ago, but I've held onto it for it's beautiful design aesthetic.

drawn with a black pencil, ink pen& brush.

I repurposed a page from an old Pantone book as my canvas (these books are used by graphic designers to identify colors for printing purposes). You can view my first portrait in this series, of the legendary Saul Bass, here

A very witty M & Co. watch