The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles will host the first Los Angeles museum exhibition of the work of graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, The Happy Show, from March 20 through June 9, 2013. The exhibition follows presentations at the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Design Exchange.
Sagmeister not only tests the boundary between art and design, but often transgresses it through his imaginative implementation of typography. The Happy Show, a thematic exhibition of film, print, infographics, sculpture, and interactive installations 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.
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.