This was the perfect followup to Design and the Elastic Mind. I went straight from the MoMA to Deitch Projects for the final day of this exhibit. It coincided with Sagmeister's book release, which could be purchased at the gallery. This one was really engaging and visually stimulating, which I definitely needed at the time.
The second I walked in, I thought of Tahiti, which I couldn't really explain since I have never been there (all I know about it are Gaugin's paintings). I realized what it was when I walked to the back room though: a wall completely wallpapered with bananas.
Some of the lessons that we saw through his art (he had a series of photographs lined up, each one with a different word on it):
- Everything I do always comes back to me
- Starting a charity is surprisingly easy
- Having guts always works out for me
- Drugs are fun in the beginning but become a drag later on
Here was a cool part: dozens of little sketchbooks with hanging pencils. I drew a seahorse in one.
Sadly, I can't recommend this exhibit because it's over. You can buy the book, though.