Colors: Tibor Kalman, Issues 1-13

“Colors : Tibor Kalman, Issues 1-13”
Thames & Hudson, 2002

Over the course of 13 controversial issues, influential designer Tibor Kalman (1949-1999) used his position as Editor in Chief of the international magazine Colors to challenge the status quo. Through a highly visual language, he creatively explored the world’s problems – racism, AIDS – and preoccupations – sports, shopping – to propel social change. That Colors was sponsored by the Benneton clothing company made the media experiment all the more intriguing.

Following the success of Abrams’ (un)Fashion, also by Kalman, this visually powerful book features spreads from each issue and reproduces in full a facsimile of the word-free 13th and final Colors. Kalman’s previously unpublished notes and sketches, plus commentary by his partner, Maira, complete the collection.

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