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Tibor Kalman
Born Tibor Kalman
( 1949 -07-06)July 6, 1949
Budapest, Hungary
Died May 2, 1999(1999-05-02) (aged 49)
Puerto Rico
Nationality American
Known for graphic design

I am interested in imperfections, quirkiness, insanity, unpredictability. That’s what we really pay attention to anyway. We don’t talk about planes flying; we talk about them crashing.
Tibor Kalman
Edits are very important to me – they’re the way in which I work on everything.
Tibor Kalman
I’m not as good a writer as I’d like to be; therefore, I like to use images to tell stories.
Tibor Kalman
I use contrary-ism in every part of my life.
I like being a 10-year-old kid who's in charge.
Good designers are no longer satisfied in taking the manuscript from someone and making it look nice. One of the things that I’ve tried to do is move from being a designer to a content provider.
Tibor Kalman
No matter what your cultural sophistication or what language you speak, everyone can understand images.
Tibor Kalman
Let’s face it: we live at a time when government is less and less powerful, less and less effective, and the agent of social change, at least for the immediate future, is the corporation.
Tibor Kalman
If someone is going to permit me to make a publication that is politically and culturally progressive and not tell me to put their favorite movie stars on the cover, if I get to do what I want in an honest way – as I did in the beginning at ‘Colors’ – then I’m going to do it.
Tibor Kalman
Pictures are so good at giving people information that they’re not looking for.
Tibor Kalman
We live in a society and a culture and an economic model that tries to make everything look right.
Tibor Kalman
I’m always trying to turn things upside down and see if they look any better.
Tibor Kalman