Five Ideas: Paul Sahre
Five Ideas is a collection of work from GOOD's favorite artists, illustrators, and designers. Some of the work you've probably seen, some of it has never been published. Each week, we'll showcase five pieces of work that tell a short story about our most creative friends.
Paul Sahre is a graphic designer working out of his own office in New York City.
O.O.P.S. (Office of Paul Sahre)
Book Cover for Vladimir Nabokov / Co-design: Karolina Pyrcik
This cover is part of a book series of the work of Vladimir Nabokov. John Gall at Vintage commissioned a number of designers (including myself) to create covers. He gave each of us a book and a specimen box.
I hope the design functions the same way the title functions. The title refers to a defensive chess strategy which also happens to serve as a metaphor for the main character’s life. If you haven’t read it, I will avoid spoiling but lets just say that things don’t turn out too well on either count.
Northeastern united states, circa 2412.2 / Co-design: Peter Ahlberg
This poster is a map of the northeastern united states, circa 2412.2. Here are a few highlights:
The northeastern United States is a series of islands due to the increasing influence of china, much of the map is in Chinese, the U.S.A. is called Yo! S.A., Ohio (now an island) has been cloned, and Canada is called Gretzky. View large version.
The New York Times Book Review Illustration
An illustration for The New York Times Book Review that accompanied a negative review of Jonathan Safran Foer's book Eating Animals. Despite the fact that I am a vegetarian, I could not resist employing a dead animal to help pan the book. I hope at the same time the image discourages meat eating (who could be hungry after looking at this?).
Spreadin' the Luv
This symbol is part of a good will campaign I call Spreadin' the Luv. It is a collaboration with my deaf brother Greg and is based on the hand sign for "I Love You." It is meant as a positive and unconditional expression of luv to be shared, copied, worn, customized, distributed, printed, and otherwise applied, wherever luv is needed. Go here, create a customized symbol, and spread electronically or send me an e-mail with your address and I'll send you some stickers.
For the past 2 summers I have conducted a Graphic design Workshop in NYC with fellow designers James Victore and Jan Wilker. This was a mural that Nicholas Blechman and frequent GOOD contributor Brian Rea created during the workshop last year.
Made entirely of tape, this insanity was installed in a few hours (with the help of workshop participants). But the coolest part was that on the closing night, everyone spontaneously deconstructed the mural—piece by piece—and took it home on large sheets of drawing paper. I have two clouds (see below).
Mural by Nicholas Blechman and Brian Rea
Here is a really short list:
Things that have happened to me, outer space, Montauk, New York City, my office, my books, Dunkin' Donuts, Emily
Understanding Africa’s Ebola-Denying Communities While Americans panic over a tiny risk, some Africans in Ebola-stricken counties think the entire virus is make-believe.
Why Your American Wiener is Unimpressive We should all be envious of Iceland’s tasty, high-quality hot dogs
Stepping Inside a World of Private Violence A new documentary probes domestic violence in America via the gut-wrenching story of one survivor seeking justice.
Building Foundations for a Stronger Future Dr. Franciamore was able to channel her education into a jumping off point to change her world.
Can Kickstarter Keep It Real? An interview with Yancey Strickler The co-founder of Kickstarter on progress, patronage, and potato salad.
The Organization Creating Starry-Eyed Future Scientists Universe Awareness introduces kids ages four to 10 to the wonder of the cosmos.
The Multicultural Power of the Stoner ComedyFans of Cheech & Chong and Harold & Kumar never have to ask “dude, where’s my diversity?”
Y U No Show Consequences? A meme review of the dramedy Men, Women, and Children Where do we start with Jason Reitman’s new film? Let’s discuss in the parlance of the internet: memes.
Everything You Need to Know About Cooking with Blood An interview with “blood lady,” Elisabeth Paul The Nordic Food Lab's innovative approaches to a culinarily neglected ingredient
American Women Are Finally Talking About Their Abortions
A new online community and a growing chorus of female politicians are de-stigmatizing the controversial choice.
Naming the Worst Thing Imaginable The documentary Watchers of the Sky forces viewers to confront genocide via the term’s dedicated, undaunted inventor.
6 Young Adult Protagonists Who Aren’t White
Teen fiction often relegates characters of color to the margins, if they appear at all. These books help broaden the spectrum.