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Maira Kalman

Award-winning designer, author, and artist Maira Kalman has written and illustrated a dozen children’s books as well as an illustrated edition of William Strunk, Jr., and E. B. White’s classic book Elements of Style. A compilation of her recent New York Times columns about American democracy, And the Pursuit of Happiness, will be published in fall 2010. Kalman’s vibrant illustrations often grace covers of The New Yorker, and she has designed products for The Museum of Modern Art under the M&Co. label, fabric for Isaac Mizrahi, accessories for Kate Spade, and sets for Mark Morris Dance Group.

New Yorkistan, cover for The New Yorker, 2001. Photo: Maira Kalman


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