~STEFAN SAGMEISTER/WE WORK IN PUBLIC
the homepage for influential designer STEFAN SAGMEISTER’S New York City office – is a real time webcam scan from above. the decal stickers on the floor, CONTACT, PRESS, STORE etc – are working links to further info. this format took effect sometime around December 14, 2010.
I guess I should go back and screen grab it – during the day with the employees at work – !! but there is something wicked and stealthy about checking in – at night !!
before the webcam set-up – it was a really cool, but very different, abstract – full screen multicolored vertical stripe pattern.
UNDER: ‘ANSWERS’ . . . .
. . . a very succinct and typically Sagmeisterian-crafted, brief but totally illuminating paragraph addressing the new: small is big issue.
though in the art world we’ve always said, at least since the 70s: less is more.
but now, the question seems to be more relevant than ever. because of the largeness of the web.
see a few more pix: STEFAN SAGMEISTER/OPENING -THINGS I HAVE LEARNED IN MY LIFE SO FAR.
in particular check out that poster.
the title of the show: brilliant. and in typical Sagmeister speak: ‘Things I have Learned In My Life So Far.’
on a shiny metallic gun-metal gray paper – impeccable type font, of course. white.
and a way way beautiful & content-resonating image.
I have plenty more pix from the show on the archives, but alas if you’ve been paying attention – that ALNY (archive) is down . . . down and crashed. aah, the power & the glory, and the potential for wipe-out . . . of the web.
the man-made computer-based web.
just like a spider’s web . . . all at once strong, and far strung-out. functional beyond belief, a natural wonder. but ultimately flimsy and fragile, and just like a spider web. one fell swoop – and it’s down. (non-sagmeisterian speak – it’s hard to do, don’t knock it)
this was a landmark show. it was a show that crossed over big time from graphic design into ‘fine’ art. Sagmeister even put up a huge, wall-sized, traditional quilt pattern – composed entirely of yellow bananas. real ones, that started to decompose and turn black over the course of the show. kinetic graphics – get your head around, that.
so, yeah, ok. Jeffrey put on some good shows. !