Founded in 1992 by Michaël Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak as a graphic design studio, M/M (Paris) have since defied categorization, becoming one of the most influential creative practices of today through their work at the intersection of different creative fields.
As thinkers and practitioners of the image, M/M have pushed the boundaries of graphic design. They conceive their practice as a sustained production of signs and images with which they build a complex visual language, one that confronts the universal and the particular, the conscious and the unconscious, and combines the freedom of drawing with the need for the structures inherent in design.
By collaborating with fashion designers and brands including Alexander McQueen, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Miuccia Prada, Nicolas Ghesquière and Yohji Yamamoto; contemporary artists such as François Curlet, Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe and Sarah Morris; musicians Björk, Benjamin Biolay, Étienne Daho, Kanye West, Lou Doillon, Madonna and Vanessa Paradis; theatre directors Arthur Nauzyciel and Éric Vigner; and rethinking iconic magazines such as Interview, Purple Fashion and Vogue Paris, M/M have been building a visual atlas of the creative landscape since the early 1990s.
Amzalag and Augustyniak received a Grammy Award for their work on Björk’s album Biophilia and were named Chevaliers des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2012. They have exhibited internationally and are included in public and private collections. The second volume of their monograph, M to M of M/M (Paris), was published by Thames & Hudson in 2020, coinciding with retrospectives held at Musée d’Orsay, Musée des Arts Décoratifs and Power Station of Art, as they approach their 30th anniversary.