The Happy Show

Wed, Jan 09, 2013 - Sun, Mar 03, 2013

Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday 10am-8pm, Wednesday - Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm

Location Design Exchange
234 Bay Street, Toronto

Event Type Exhibition

Admission General $15 | Students $12 | Seniors $8

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January 8 – March 3, 2013

The first exhibition of the calendar year launches the DX’s new direction and clearly reflects the new mandate.

Internationally renowned Graphic Designer Stefan Sagmeister is as celebrated for his commercial work for brands like LEVI’s or his album covers for The Rolling Stones and Talking Heads as he is for his provocative public art installations.

Sagmeister not only tests the boundary between art and design, he often transgresses it through his imaginative implementation of typography. The Happy Show offers visitors the experience of walking into the designer’s mind as he attempts to increase his happiness via mediation, cognitive therapy, and mood-altering pharmaceuticals. “I am usually rather bored with definitions,” Sagmeister says. “Happiness, however, is just such a big subject that it might be worth a try to pin it down.” Centered around the designer’s ten-year exploration of happiness, this exhibition presents typographic investigations of a series of maxims, or rules to live by, originally culled from Sagmeister’s diary, manifested in a variety of imaginative and interactive forms. |

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