Stefan Sagmeister has issued a Design Challenge for all RIT students–ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE!
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:
"TOUCH SOMEBODY'S HEART with GRAPHIC DESIGN"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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