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David Byrne + Maira Kalman

American Utopia

American Utopia

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A joyful collaboration between old friends David Byrne and Maira Kalman, American Utopia offers readers an antidote to cynicism, bursting with pathos, humanism, and hope—featuring his words and lyrics brought to life with more than 150 of her colourful paintings.

The text is drawn from David Byrne's American Utopia, which has become a hit Broadway show and is now a film from Spike Lee on HBO. The four-colour artwork, by Maira Kalman, which she created for the Broadway show's curtain, is composed of small moments, expressions, gestures, and interactions that together offer a portrait of daily life and coexistence.

With their creative talents combined, American Utopia is a salvo for kindness and a call for jubilation, a reminder to sing, dance, and waste not a moment. Beautifully designed and edited by Alex Kalman, American Utopia is a balm for the soul from two of the world's most extraordinary artists.


6.5" x 9.5"

160 Pages



David Byrne is a musician and interdisciplinary artist best known as the frontman of the American new wave band Talking Heads.

Maira Kalman is a revered bestselling author, illustrator, and artist known for her painting and writing about the human condition.

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