Synopses & Reviews
Paul Sahre ranks alongside modern-day design heroes Stefan Sagmeister and Chip Kidd as one of the most influential graphic designers of his generation. Two-Dimensional Man is a fresh take on the traditional design monograph: part memoir, part art book, part meditation on creativity. Throughout, Sahre combines poignant personal essays about living creatively with artwork culled from his extraordinary 30-year career. In his revealing stories, Sahre portrays the creative life as one of constant questioning, inventing, failing, dreaming, and--ultimately--making. In Two-Dimensional Man, Sahre documents how moments like these have informed his life as a designer and artist, and proves that humor and meaning can be found anywhere, if you're only willing to look.
In Two-Dimensional Man, Paul Sahre shares deeply revealing stories that serve as the unlikely inspiration behind his extraordinary thirty-year design career. Sahre explores his mostly vain attempts to escape his "suburban Addams Family" upbringing and the death of his elephant-trainer brother. He also wrestles with the cosmic implications involved in operating a scanner, explains the disappearance of ice machines, analyzes a disastrous meeting with Steely Dan, and laments the typos, sunsets, and poor color choices that have shaped his work and point of view. Two-Dimensional Man portrays the designer's life as one of constant questioning, inventing, failing, dreaming, and ultimately making.