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, and first published in 2012 to celebrate their 20th anniversary, 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. Covering the complete range of M/M’s work, it offers rich insight into how they have created one of the most original and unified visual languages of our times.
'A glorious monograph showcasing 20 years of work … unusual and deeply engaging '
'The various interviews in these pages show how deeply they have influenced not only me, but also their many collaborators'
Hans Ulrich Obrist
'One of the reasons we work so well together is that we don’t sit down with bullet points and put down a master plan. It’s like the total opposite'
'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