"Dialog": What makes a great design partnership

The secret to a lasting partnership? A balance of trust, mirrored ambitions, and a healthy “dialog” between two diametrically opposed personalities. It’s not always easy, but it works. For the past 35 years, Ken Carbone and Leslie Smolan have joined forces as the Carbone Smolan Agency, creating beautiful and smart design for a world-class clientele. And they’ve lived to tell the tale.

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Fame, Fortune, Fun & Freedom

Presented as a conversation between trusted design partners, "Dialog": What Makes a Great Design Partnership by Ken Carbone and Leslie Smolan, explores over three decades of work from the Carbone Smolan Agency. The book showcases 35 of their projects for international brands, such as Christie’s, the Musée du Louvre and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with exclusive images, sketches and stories from the studio's archives. Written by design journalist Raul Barreneche and featuring texts by Massimo Vignelli and Steven Heller, "Dialog" is a lively exchange about what makes this renowned design partnership thrive. Published by Pointed Leaf Press. In bookstores internationally Fall 2012.  

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