Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on April 29th, 2013

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I’ve been a big fan of Stefan Sagmeister for awhile. The enfant terrible of the design world, he consistently surprises with his creations and his fusion of design, art, sculpture and performance is unrivalled. And he backs up all of his stunts and cheeky humour with such striking and innovative typography and visual imagery that it’s difficult for even his detractors to ignore his work. Sagmeister recently joined up with fellow designer Jessica Walsh to form the firm Sagmeister & Walsh, and in honour of the duo’s achievements the Jewish Museum in New York have fetted them with an exhibition entitled Six Things. The title references Sagmeister research into the nature of happiness, which has been documented in a film and travelling exhibition. Six Things represents the next phase of his research and includes videos and a sculptural installation that examine six statements that Sagmeister believes have increased his own happiness:

If I Don’t Ask I Won’t Get
Keeping a Diary Supports Personal Development
Be More Flexible
It Is Pretty Much Impossible to Please Everybody
Now Is Better
Feel Others Feel

If you’re in New York before August, this show seems definitely worth checking out.


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