I finally made it over to see the Stefan Sagmeister exhibtion at the Deitch gallery in Soho (still open until February 23, 2008). The same day was Michel Gondryâ€™s opening for â€œBe Kind Rewindâ€ at the second Deitch location, but the line to get in was too daunting. But, seeing the Sagmeister show, with its variety of typographic forms, was enough to absorb for one day.
â€œEverybody Always Thinks They Are Right.â€ (collaboration with Monika Aichele)
â€œSelf-Confidence Produces Fine Results.â€
â€œBeing Not Truthful Always Works Against Me.â€ (collaboration with Ralph Amner)
Not for sale are the one-of-a-kind foggy â€œSteam-writingâ€ windows, where Sagmeisterâ€™s favorite designers add their contributions. Milton Glaser, Massimo Vignelli, Bob Gill, Joe Shouldice, Topos Graphics, Nicholas Blechman, Keith Godard, Jan Wilker, Martin Pedersen, Paula Scher, Kevin McDonnell, Chip Kidd, Graham Wood, JP Williams, Number 17â€™s Emily Oberman and Bonnie Siegler, Tucker Viemeister, Janet Froelich, Carin Goldberg, Scott Marble, Ayse Birsel, Mirko Ilic, Debbie Millman, Hjalti Karlsson, Ji Lee, Barbara Glauber, Matthias Ernstberger, and John Parham, were previously on the schedule. ( click here for the upcoming weekâ€™s schedule, which includes Ken Carbone, Paul Sahre, and James Victore ). You can read more about this in one of Sagmeisterâ€™s blog entries.