M to M with M/M (Paris)

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March 5, 2013
Prolific Parisian design duo M/M (Paris) have released their long-awaited 528-paged monograph, M to M of M/M (Paris), today. The hefty tome celebrates 20 years of unprecedented, generation-defining work by its two co-founders, Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak, with collaborations spanning from such figures as Björk, Yohji Yamamoto, Pierre Huyghe, Madonna, and Byredo. From typography posters to perfume design, enjoy these selects from their diverse range of work inside.
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  The Alphabet, 2001-A silk screened poster containing twenty six faces each representing a letter of the alphabet and a custom 'typeface' originally published in V Magazine. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
    The Alphabet, 2001-A silk screened poster containing twenty six faces each representing a letter of the alphabet and a custom 'typeface' originally published in V Magazine. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
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  Alphabet Poster-
A close up of the letter 'N' aka Nicola.
    Alphabet Poster- A close up of the letter 'N' aka Nicola.
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  For the cover of Björk's 2004 album Medúlla, Augustyniak and Amzalag designed the artwork and invented the constellation-like typography. Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin shot the songstress.
    For the cover of Björk's 2004 album Medúlla, Augustyniak and Amzalag designed the artwork and invented the constellation-like typography. Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin shot the songstress.
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  Collaborating with Stockholm-based fragrance house Byredo and renowned perfumer Jérôme Epinette, M/M concocted up the design for the M/Mink scent—an amalgam of notes that include solid ink, patchouli leaf, and adoxal.
    Collaborating with Stockholm-based fragrance house Byredo and renowned perfumer Jérôme Epinette, M/M concocted up the design for the M/Mink scent—an amalgam of notes that include solid ink, patchouli leaf, and adoxal.
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  In conjunction with the M/Mink scent for Byredo, the designers created a series of 4 limited edition posters featuring photography by frequent collaborators since the late 90s, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (only 100 were made). Seen here, #3, 2010.
    In conjunction with the M/Mink scent for Byredo, the designers created a series of 4 limited edition posters featuring photography by frequent collaborators since the late 90s, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (only 100 were made). Seen here, #3, 2010.
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  Le Grand Vivre, 2004-A hardcover book with a limited release to accompany the 'Antigula' exhibitions at the Ursula Blickle Foudnation.
    Le Grand Vivre, 2004-A hardcover book with a limited release to accompany the 'Antigula' exhibitions at the Ursula Blickle Foudnation.
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  Silk screened posters for fashion house Balenciaga with photography by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Anne-Catherine, 2001 seen here.
    Silk screened posters for fashion house Balenciaga with photography by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Anne-Catherine, 2001 seen here.
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  Translation, 2006-Edited and designed by the duo, this book was produced for the exhibition 'Translation' at the Palais de Tokyo in 2005, that showcased artworks from the Dakis Joannou Collection.
    Translation, 2006-Edited and designed by the duo, this book was produced for the exhibition 'Translation' at the Palais de Tokyo in 2005, that showcased artworks from the Dakis Joannou Collection.
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  1972 Poster-Color silk screened posters for British-American artist Sarah's Morris' film, 1972.
    1972 Poster-Color silk screened posters for British-American artist Sarah's Morris' film, 1972.
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  Along with the book, the "strictly limited edition" set comes with a patent vinyl cloth bag with silk screened logo designed in collaboration with TOSHIKI and a surprise original item from the M/M Paris Archives.
    Along with the book, the "strictly limited edition" set comes with a patent vinyl cloth bag with silk screened logo designed in collaboration with TOSHIKI and a surprise original item from the M/M Paris Archives.
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  The back and front cover seen together.
    The back and front cover seen together.
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  Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag of M/M (Paris) by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
    Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag of M/M (Paris) by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

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