M to M

M to M of M/M (Paris)

  1. Emily King
  2. Foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist
  • ISBN 9780500289938
  • 35.00 x 26.00 cm
  • Paperback with Jacket
  • 528pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2012
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The definitive monograph on one of Europe’s most influential creative partnerships, M/M (Paris), to mark their 20th anniversary

‘A glorious monograph showcasing 20 years of work … unusual and deeply engaging ’ – Another Mag
‘If there was one design studio still ripe to be ‘done’ it would probably be M/M (Paris). And done they have been in Emily King’s M to M of M/M (Paris), published by Thames & Hudson and resplendent with more that 1,000 images’– Creative Review
‘Combines insightful interviews with a whole host of jaw-dropping imagery … one of the most significant design publications of the past twelve months’ – It’s Nice That Annual 2013

M to M

Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak formed their studio, M/M (Paris), in 1992. Since then, it has become one of this generation’s most distinctive and influential voices in graphic design.

Originally working for small independent music labels, M/M soon caught the attention of the fashion world, and later developed long-term collaborations with a rich array of iconic artists, art directors and musical artists – most notably, Björk and Madonna. They have also produced unexpected three-dimensional designs for the stage, restaurants and perfume.

Designed by London’s Graphic Thought Facility, this alphabetically organized book ‘starts’ in the middle with the letter ‘M’, presenting projects and interviews with the designers and key collaborators, including Pierre Huyghe, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Philippe Parreno and Nicolas Bourriaud. Presenting the complete range of M/M’s work for the very first time, it offers rich insight into how they have created one of the most original and unified visual languages of our times.

Emily King is the design editor at frieze magazine.
Hans Ulrich Obrist is Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London.