A portrait of Tibor Kalman's middle-aged face almost passes as commonplace: a receding hairline, squinting eyes, and a toothy, sincere smile. Kalman's design career, however, has questioned all boundaries and expectations set by the ordinary.
Born in Budapest in 1949, Kalman was educated in journa
The husband and wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames began their joint career designing stretchers and leg splints from molded wood laminate during World War II. They continued to experiment with laminates and fiberglass in their postwar designing years, and exhibited the results at the San Fran
Paul Rand was a four-career man. At the age of 23, Rand began his career as art director of Esquire and Apparel Arts. His extensive design education inspired his distinct style -- a marriage of modern typography with nineteenth-century engravings. The transition to his second career in advertising wa
After completing an apprenticeship in lithography, Armin Hofmann began teaching his own typographic principles at the Basel School of Design in 1947. Hofmann espoused a dynamic balance of all the parts of a design and a modern aesthetic. He and his colleagues, who contributed to the development of Sw