1. Stefan Sagmeister
Born 1962, in Bregenz, Austria. He is a New York based Graphic Designer and Typographer. He has his own design firm called Sagmeister & Walsh Inc. He claims he becamse a designer after failing at being a musician and a jornalist.
Stefan Sagmeister is no mere commercial gun for hire. Sure, he’s created eye-catching graphics for clients including the Rolling Stones and Lou Reed, but he pours his heart and soul into every piece of work. His design work is at once timeless and of the moment, and his painstaking attention to the smallest details creates work that offers something new every time you look at it.
While a sense of humor invariably surfaces in his designs, Sagmeister is nonetheless very serious about his work; his intimate approach and sincere thoughtfulness elevate his design. A genuine maverick, Sagmeister achieved notoriety in the 1990s as the designer who self-harmed in the name of craft: He created a poster advertising a speaking engagement by carving the salient details onto his torso.
Field of Industry and Specialization
Graphic Design and Typography
- Touching the heart with design
- For Design to become more humanistic and less shallow
- “Designers that needed guts from the creator and still carry the ghost of these guts in the final execution”
This cover for New York band Block features an actual Rothmans cigarette in its spine (the preferred brand of Jamie Block).
- Drugs are fun in the beginning but become a drag later on
One more installment in the series of “Things I have learned in my life so far”. The six double page speard for the Austrian magazine .copy spell out: Drugs / are fun / in the beginning / but / become a drag / later on.
These are dividing spaces, each opening a new chapter in the magazine. Each month the magazines commissions another studio/artist with the design.
- World Changing
Worldchanging reports about new, positive developments in science, engineering, architecture, business and politics that will change this world.
Through the die-cut holes of the slipcase the (of course recycled) paper on the book cover yellows significantly over time, allowing the sun to imprint (and change) the book cover itself.
We designed this book to appeal not just to a core, green audience, but to a wide spectrum of the general public. At the same time it also holds special cache/surprises for regular visitors to worldchanging.com
2. Bruce Mau
Bruce Mau is the Chairman and Creative Director of Bruce Mau Design, which has gained international recognition for innovative multidisciplinary work collaborating with some of the world’s leading architects, artists, writers, curators, academics, entrepreneurs, businesses and institutions since its inception in 1985. Mau is the author of Lifestyle and Massive Change: The Future of Global Design, both published by Phaidon, and designed and conceived of the award-winning book S,M,L,XL with Rem Koolhaas.
Field of Industry and Specialization
Graphic design, Web design, and Typography.
- To contribute the most that one possibly can to this world
- Positive change movement
- Massive Change
Whether we realize it or not, we live in a designed world. The question is: will this be a design for destruction or for a sustainable new world that we can safely hand down to our children and our children’s children?Our idea of design goes beyond the way things look to the way things work. To paraphrase Marcel Duchamp, we set out to liberate design from “the tyranny of the eye.” Surveying the world we found hundreds of examples where visionaries were using design to effect positive change in the world. We called this pattern Massive Change.We collected these stories into a best-selling book, a radio program and a touring museum exhibition that shattered attendance records in Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago. The relationships we developed with the world’s leading innovators form a community of purpose and expertise we regularly tap into as we pursue the paradigm-shifting principles of Massive Change in all we do.It’s not about the world of design, but the design of the world.www.massivechange.com
- The Secret To Making A Difference
Our studio is part of the MDC Partners network. This is a group of innovative and creative organizations, all world-class leaders in communications, design, advertising, marketing, digital media, and public relations. So, when Miles Nadal, Chairman + CEO of MDC Partners, asked us to produce a book of quotations celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary, we were thrilled.BMD had previously collaborated with MDC Partners on The Secret To Success commemorating the company’s 25th anniversary.The mission for this project was to produce a book of quotations celebrating the human capacity to make a difference. BMD organized The Secret To Making A Difference around eleven overarching themes, pertinent to making a difference, including Attitude, Vision, Persistence, Audacity, Love, and Change. The end result is conceptually ambitious, technically complex, and really quite delightful. We developed a distinct design approach for each section, including 3D effects, invisible ink, an embedded flipbook, and removable objects (bumper stickers, tattoos, stencils, etc). In this increasingly digital age, it’s still incredibly rewarding to push the bounds of the printed book.
3. Pascal Zoghbi
Pascal Zoghbi, Arabic Type Designer and Typographer, design work ranges from creating new Arabic fonts, corporate identities and print publications. Since 2006, after his graduation from the Type & Media course at The Royal Academy of Arts in The Netherlands with a Master of Design, Pascal was involved in an impressive collection of new Arabic type design projects. He has created contemporary Arabic fonts for leading Middle Eastern Newspapers, urban places, art events & magazines, software and several other companies. Pascal took part of the Typographic Matchmaking 01 and 02 projects organized by The Khatt Foundation. He has been teaching typography and type design courses at graphic design schools in American University of Beirut AUB, Lebanon at Lebanese American University LAU and Notre Dame University NDU and since 2006. He frequently gives lectures and workshops about Arabic type and typography and he runs a blog about Arabic type and typography. He recently co-authored and edited the “Arabic Graffiti” book that is published by “From Here To Fame” in Berlin.
Field of Industry and Specialization
- Who is the Arab?
Who is the Arab is a poster for the lecture I gave at The Royal Library in Stockholm entitled “What are these Arabic letters?”.The answer to the question “Who is the Arab?” can be answered by one word or with a long discussion of book writing. The question is some basic yet it is so deep and complex that no one answer will cover all the aspects of the topic.The typographic Arabic letters intertwine with the Arabic “kafiya” image to create an stimulating visual.
- Arabic Graffiti
Arabic Graffiti book is a documentation of the Arabic graffiti scene in the Arab world and a showcase of Arabic graffiti street artists and typographers. The book was created by Pascal Zoghbi and Don Karl and is published by From Here To Fame Publishing House in 2011.The layout and design of the book is clean and simple with a hint of rough urban street art texture. The layout of the chapters had to incorporate the main text, images and captions in a simple comprehensible structure.The book is in English but incorporates Arabic in the titles and captions to clarify the context and visuals in a certain chapter. Rough stencil graphics were used in the section separators of the book to convey the atmosphere of graffiti. Stencils from the Arabic font Hamsa font are used to create the Arabic sections titles. Massira spray is used for the chapter titles alongside Fedra. Both Hamsa and Massira fonts are fonts inspired from urban street writings and are designed by Pascal Zoghbi. Fedra Serif type family was used for all English text in the titles and body text.
4. Shaikha Al Mazrou
Shaikha Al Mazrou is a UAE national whose work investigates the use of mass-produced electronic waste as appropriated ready-mades for the creation of artworks that deal with colour, form and interaction.
The conceptual development and the assemblage method of these artworks pose diverse questions on formal aspects such as material, form, repetition and geometric structure. It is a process that, inevitably, sets off an unquestionable challenge to the ideologies of industrial mass production through its handmade qualities. The large-scale installations are metaphors for the urban development schemes, a personal revisiting of the works of Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Donald Judd and Carl Andre that anchors the formal qualities of the work in an art historical background.
Her current work explores the phenomenon of synchromism, the correspondence of colour and music. Her use of obsolete found objects is not only testing our intellect and our tolerance of what a gallery space can bring to the attention of its public, but is also an exploration of colour harmony in relation to musical harmony.
Art Dubai, Dubai
House 44, Al Bastakiya, Dubai
Sharjah Cultural Days in Passau, useum of Modern Art, Passau
Bytes and Pieces, Al Serkal House, Sharjah
14th Asian Art Biennale, National Art Gallery, Dhaka
Experiment, Maraya Gallery, Sharjah
Exit 5, College of Fine Arts and Design, Sharjah
28th Annual Exhibition of the Emirates Fine Arts Society, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah
Closure, College of Fine Arts and Design, Sharjah
That Gallery Opening, College of Fine Arts and Design, Sharjah
Islamic Motive, College of Fine Arts and Design, Sharjah
Closure, Artwork- MK, Milton Keynes
Emergence, Tenri Cultural Institute Of New York, New York
Artists Over The Frontiers, Prayer Flags, The Commune Chauveroche (France)
Artists Over The Frontiers, Prayer Flags, Lyon
Peace Postcard, Contemporary art space, Gosford
Peace Postcard, ACU Gallery, Strathfield
Peace Postcard, Regional Centre for Educational Planning, Sharjah
Peace Postcard, Al Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem
Dar Al Fonoon, Creek Art Fair and design, Dubai
Opening, College of Fine Arts and Design, Sharjah
- Printed Circuit Boards (2009)
- Printed Circuit Boards (2010)