Roski Talk: Paul Sahre
Nov 19, 7pm
USC Graduate Building
1262 Palmetto St, LA (Arts District)
Talk is free and open to the public
Live Long and Graphic Design
Having recently published a design memoir (Two-Dimensional Man: A Graphic Memoir, published by Abrams Press, September, 2017) Paul is ready to share some of what he has learned during his first 52 years on planet earth (30 as a graphic designer). Paul will use examples of his own work for wildly imaginative clients: directors, writers, musicians, and artists (as well as a series of seemingly unrelated life experiences) to arrive at an (un)expected conclusion—that ultimately, the designer’s life is one of constant questioning, inventing, failing, dreaming, and ultimately making.
Paul Sahre is one of the most influential graphic designers working today. He has doggedly remained independent, operated his own practice since 1997. He is a frequent visual contributor to The New York Times; designed book covers for authors such as Chuck Klosterman, Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Moody, and Clarice Lispector; authored books; and built and destroyed a life-sized monster truck hearse for the band They Might Be Giants. Paul received his BFA and MFA from Kent State University and has taught graphic design at the School of Visual Arts for the past 13 years. He lectures extensively all over the world and is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.