"Dialog": What Makes A Great Design Partnership by Ken Carbone & Leslie Smolan
Small Batch Publisher
"You know the work of the Carbone Smolan Agency, even if you think you don’t. If you’ve ever navigated the labyrinthine corridors of the Musée du Louvre, wandered through Times Square in the glow of a bright blue sign trumpeting Morgan Stanley’s headquarters, or booked a hotel room on Mandarin Oriental’s website, you’ve experienced Ken Carbone and Leslie Smolan’s impeccably refined sensibilities.”
Created as a graphic design compendium that spans the worlds of fashion, hospitality, art, science, banking, luxury and technology, "'Dialog': What Makes a Great Design Partnership" explores over three decades of work from one of the world's most accomplished design firms, the Carbone Smolan Agency. Lushly illustrated, the book showcases their work for international brands such as Christie's and Mandarin Oriental Hotels, in addition to cultural icons like the Musée du Louvre and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Thirty-five projects are organized in themes such as Fame, Fortune, Fun and Forever, including exclusive images and sketches from the studio's archives. Presented as a "conversation" between two trusted design partners, "Dialog" is a comprehensive look into what CSA has created and also reveals the collaborative ethos that has resulted in a stunning array of designs for a world-class clientele.