March 13, 2005


When the Tibor Kalman retrospective was up at the New Museum, back in 2000, a friend gave me a souvenir chocolate bar, which I have treasured and/or displayed ever since. The mouse got to it over the weekend. Chocolate and Tibor now both safely in heaven. May they both rest in peace.

I have always meant to write about Tibor here, as glancing as my meeting with him was, he is an outsize force. What would Tibor do? Well, Peter Hall's book is a good place to start with that one. I went looking for the illustrated "lives" piece Maira K. did after Tibor died, but can't find it online; instead, there's a New Yorker lecture and slide show she gave in 2001, which is about her, not him, but he peeks through and she is plenty interesting.

I also found this set of quotes & links about Tibor, his career, his beliefs, his death. Half of the links are themselves dead, which is perverse and funny. The Web is as fragile as we are.

Posted by dbrown at March 13, 2005 05:51 PM

update: mouse in heaven, too

Posted by: dbrown on March 14, 2005 11:32 PM

After being told many times how to correctly pronounce Maira she giggled at my awkwardness. The boss over at M&Co has asked me to call her "the widow Kalman"

Plenty interesting and funny too.

Posted by: Matthew Vladimir on March 16, 2005 06:47 AM
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