Toronto-based designer Bruce Mau has long been associated with big projects and big ideas. His approach has been called 'intellectual,' 'ambitious,' and 'striking,' but Mau doesn't always ascribe such grandiose visions to his work. According to the designer, he simply chooses to respect the reader's
Never one to downplay his own achievements, Wolfgang Weingart explains why he has shifted his emphasis from design to teaching: "I had to stop in order to let the things that I produced sink in, and wait until the next, real explosion comes, so that designers in the new decade can copy me again." Lab
In 1990 David Carson shocked the design community with the first issue of the surf magazine, "Beach Culture." Carson and his team of excellent illustrators (including Geof Kern, Marshall Arisman, and Milton Glaser) tested the tolerance and imagination of a mainstream niche audience. Even the critics
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