The Caroline Werner Gannett Project 2007-08
Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister

International graphic designer, artist,
author of Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far and Sagmeister: Made You Look


“Design and Happiness”

When: Monday, October 5, 2009 at 8:00PM
Where: Ingle Auditorium (Student Alumni Union)

Stefan Sagmeister has issued a Design Challenge for all RIT students–ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE!

dancer In early summer 2009, a group of faculty from several departments at RIT and Dumbwaiter Design, LLC met to discuss imaginative ways that RIT students might respond to--"move, and be moved" — by the visionary Stefan Sagmeister. Stefan had been in contact with our Gannett Project's Working Group from his experimental outpost in Bali during a year when he accepted no commercial clients. The design challenge figures vividly in his own life and work. On a tiny handwritten slip of paper, "things to do before I die," included in his book Sagmeister: Made You Look, we find precisely the passion, the commitment and many stories about his challenge which has now been issued to all of us at RIT:

That "somebody" can be a single person, or a small group that is part of RIT. The process and media to be used is up to the entrant, the outcome is not: that person or group will need to be touched. The touching should be done with a piece of design. The project should displayed on the morning of October 5.


Please adhere to all rules and regulations for posting. See RIT's rules and policies.
If you are planning a large installation, please check your project with the CLEARING HOUSE in the Center for Campus Life. Contact Carol Reed, Associate Director at Gannett Project will offer help through Facilities Management for installation of all approved projects! In the spirit of Stefan, work and play well! Have fun! Be safe!

First listed poster by Stephanie Kirschen Cole
Second poster by Dumbwaiter Design, LLC