Why Be a Designer? with Paul Sahre | AIGA CO Speaker Series

Having just finished writing a design memoir (Two-Dimensional Man: A Graphic Memoir, published by Abrams Press, September, 2017) Paul is ready to share some of what he has learned during his first 52 years on planet earth (30 as a graphic designer).

Paul will use examples of his own work for wildly imaginative clients: directors, writers, musicians, and artists (as well as a series of seemingly unrelated life experiences) to arrive at an (un)expected conclusion—that ultimately, the designer’s life is one of constant questioning, inventing, failing, dreaming, and ultimately making.

About Paul Sahre

Paul Sahre is one of the most influential graphic designers working today. He has doggedly remained independent, operated his own practice since 1997. He is a frequent visual contributor to The New York Times; designed book covers for authors such as Chuck Klosterman, Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Moody, and Clarice Lispector; authored books; and built and destroyed a life-sized monster truck hearse for the band They Might Be Giants. Paul received his BFA and MFA from Kent State University and has taught graphic design at the School of Visual Arts for the past 13 years. He lectures extensively all over the world and is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.

Venue Information

Doors open at 6:00pm for the social hour and book signing.  Speaker presention begins at 7:00pm.  Cash-only bar and free food.


Parking lot entrance is on 12th. Street parking is available and most meters are free after 6pm.

When & Where
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204
Currently Registered