Visiting Designer Lecture Series
Tue, Oct 2 | 5:30pm
MFA Design Studios
1262 Palmetto Street, LA
Talk is free and open to the public
Stefan G. Bucher is graphic narrative designer and illustrator. Originally from Germany, Stefan came to California to study at Art Center College of Design. Following his graduation, he was recruited to work as an art director on the Microsoft account at the prestigious ad agency Wieden + Kennedy. From there he was lured back to Los Angeles to head 344 Design, which has been his creative home ever since.
Under 344 Design, he has created ambitious projects for Sting, David Hockney, director Tarsem and the New York Times. Stefan works with a wide range of major entertainment, advertising, educational, and institutional clients.
Stefan is the creator of the popular online animation series Daily Monster. For 100 days he filmed himself drawing a new monster every night, based on random ink blots. Visitors then posted stories about each monster on the blog. The clips have been downloaded over a million times and are collected, along with selected stories, in the book 100 Days of Monsters with a foreword by Ze Frank. The series has been included in the prestigious Communication Arts Illustration and American Illustration annuals, and was the subject of the annual Fresh Dialogue event held by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Variations of the time lapse drawings also currently appear on the rebooted TV classic The Electric Company on PBS.