The Architect’s Blueprint Paperweight is a bit of three-dimensional wit for the desktop, and a practical object for organizing and securing paperwork. The clever style of designer Tibor Kalman is evident in this paperweight, made of rigid silk-screened vinyl featuring a replica of an architectural drawing, hand-crumpled, and wrapped around a steel weight. The Museum “collection features several works by Tibor Kalman, including the Music Paperweight.
Tibor Kalman (1949-1999) founded the legendary, multidisciplinary design firm M&Co in 1979. In collaboration with his wife Maira, the conceptually progressive firm initially created graphics, magazines and film titles, and books. Following the release of a record album cover for the rock band Talking Heads, M&Co gained major attention for “pushing the envelope” on conventions of design and typography, and went on to become a major influence on emerging designers.
From the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) product collection. Tibor Kalman and M&Co, 1984-85. These witty paperweights are made in the USA from rigid silk-screened vinyl, hand-crumpled and wrapped around a steel weight. The Legal Paperweight is featured in MoMA “permanent collection.