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Why Be A Designer? Lecture + Book Signing with Paul Sahre Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Why Be A Designer? Lecture + Book Signing with Paul Sahre
Event typeAuthor Readings/Lectures
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryHaving just finished writing "Two-Dimensional Man: A Graphic Memoir," Paul is ready to share some of what he has learned during his 30 years as a graphic designer. Registration is required.
DescriptionPaul will use examples of his own work for wildly imaginative clients: directors, writers, musicians, and artists (as well as a series of seemingly unrelated life experiences) to arrive at an (un)expected conclusion—that ultimately, the designer’s life is one of survival.

A process of questioning, inventing, failing, dreaming, and ultimately making.

Paul Sahre is one of the most influential graphic designers working today. He has doggedly remained independent, operated his own practice since 1997. He is a frequent visual contributor to The New York Times, designed book covers for authors such as Chuck Klosterman, Malcolm Gladwell, Ernest Hemingway, and Clarice Lispector, authored books, and built and destroyed a life-sized monster truck hearse for the band They Might Be Giants. Paul received his BFA and MFA from Kent State University and has taught graphic design at the School of Visual Arts for the past 13 years. He lectures extensively all over the world and is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Online registration is required.

Books will be available for purchase at the event through Peter Miller Bookshop.

This program is brought to you by Civilization, The Seattle Public Library, Paul Sahre, and Abrams Press.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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