The first monograph on one of Germany's most internationally renowned graphic designers.
Mario Lombardo is one of the few German designers whose work is of notable
international significance. His particular strength lies in his ability to playfully transcend
the boundaries of individual styles and creative disciplines. Lombardo s
successful combination of masterful classical graphic design with experimental
concepts is already influencing a new generation of designers. He actively
includes his clients in the design process to develop sophisticated results with
which they can identify.
His award-winning Berlin-based design office, which he runs together with his
wife, has done work for renowned cultural institutions such as the ZKM Karlsruhe,
publications including Liebling and Dummy, and international clients such as
K-Swiss, Sony Music, Red Bull, and Audi.
The Tender Spot is the first monograph to feature the broad spectrum of
Lombardo s work. The comprehensive documentation of a variety of projects is
supplemented by sketches, drafts, and personal work, which are published here
for the first time.