Stefan Sagmeister on HAPPINESS
Just a couple hours from the BK, NY-based graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister has his first museum show: “The Happy Show”. Stefan Sagmeister fills the entire second story of Philadelphia’s ICA with paragraphs in Sharpie, video installations, interactive installations, infographics, and huge blown up monkeys (seen above). Many people may know him for his creative blend of typography and imagery, the album covers that got him started (Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, OK Go, etc.), or his live video of his studio on his blog (http://www.sagmeister.com/) that only makes you feel a little bit creepy. This exhibition focuses on his happiness rules to live by, some of which you can only see when you participate in them (much to the museum guards amusement). Definitely worth a visit if you are ever in the area, plus Philly’s ICA is freeeee!