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The Happy Show
This month, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angles, presents the first exhibition of graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister. Scaling the terrain between art, design and typography, The Happy Show explores the theme of happiness using sculpture, print, film and infographics for a thoroughly modern take on wellbeing in the twenty first century.
www.moca.org
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ellemacpherson:

The Happy Show

This month, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angles, presents the first exhibition of graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister. Scaling the terrain between art, design and typography, The Happy Show explores the theme of happiness using sculpture, print, film and infographics for a thoroughly modern take on wellbeing in the twenty first century.

www.moca.org

"Ask any good parent what their ultimate hope is for their child and the answer is usually the same: they want them to be happy. As adults, it’s the beginning of a new year, everyone is back at work and our resolutions – everything that seemed so possible mere weeks ago – are already being tested. While we strive to improve ourselves, in little and large ways, I think that if we distilled all of our resolutions into one succinct, combined, communal wish it would be “I want to be happier.” Don’t all personal roads we yearn to travel really lead to a place where we simply like ourselves more? And that’s why my visit last weekend to Stefan Sagmeister’s The Happy Show at Design Exchange came at exactly the right time.” 

And if we could find happiness, what would it look like exactly? As part of crowd-sourcing visual ideas of hand-drawn happy by collecting them at the exhibit and asking for them to be submitted to The Happy Show’s TumblrI just started drawing and didn’t think about it too much. Apparently happiness for me is being on a boat with a husband (sounds about right). That little nugget next to the sail is either a small child or a large dog – haven’t figured that part out yet. Clearly I’m much better at writing about art than drawing it, but my jellyfish (lower right) is pretty bad ass.”

To read the full post on Shape+Colour: http://shape-and-colour.com/2013/01/16/stefan-sagmeister-the-happy-show/