Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Jess - Stefan Sagmeister

Sagmeister states in this image 'Trying to look good limits my life'.
His grandfather had been educated in sign painting and Stefan grew up with many of pieces of wisdom around his home. Such as traditional calligraphy carefully applied in gold leaf on painfully carved wooden panels. One of the panels still hangs in his hallway in Austria. It reads:
This house is mine, and it isnt mine
The next guy wont own it either
They will carry out the third one, too
So tell me, my friend, whose house is it?

Sagmeister states he is just following the tradition with:
Trying to look good limits my life
The title of this work and its content is amoung the few things he has learned in his life so far.

This image is originally broken up in 5 parts and displayed in sequence as typographic billboards, giant photographs they will work like a sentimental greeting card left in a park.

My personal view of these pieces of art are i believe its been done before but Sagmeister's interpretation is quite clever and i like the way they have been photographed and put together.

url: http://www.designboom.com/eng/interview/sagmeister.html

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