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Two-Dimensional Man: A Graphic Memoir
The design studio based in NY, OOPS, aka Office of Paul Sahre, its designer Paul Sahre published this memoir last year, talking about his background in family, graphic design and life. Family becomes a great part in this book, which perhaps corresponds his way through graphic design, and seems unrelated but subconsciously affecting.
During the winter last year, my instructor at UCONN, Mark Zurolo, invited Paul Sahre to give a speech on campus. It was the first time I heard of him. Some of my classmates were already sitting on chairs with their eyes widely-open, holding this books in their arms, expecting the designer to show up. I soon knew that he was the project designer of the band They Might Be Giants: The pink tank not only appeared on their album cover, but also literally on street, with the size of a giant tank made of cardboards. In the speech, he introduced to us some of the book covers, albums, and works he made over the years. Apart from the great works, the spirit of craftsmanship also was emphasized during the process. He read part of the preface on the spot, of why his mom put a devil drawing of his of teenage onto the wall of front door, of their mindsets and affections connected to one another.
Paul Sahre not only is a graphic designer, but a writer by his definition. As a design learner, by walking through his words, sometimes humorous tone, we are able to gain strength to carry on and believe more in our choices.
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