Design and Violence

MoMA has curated an exciting exhibit on Design and Violence. There is also an associated series of debates featuring a variety of perspectives, including philosophy (as I learned from Daily Nous).

This is the perfect excuse for me to post my favorite work at the intersection of design and violence, designer Stefan Sagmeister’s 1999 poster for AIGA Detroit.

Stefan Sagmeister's 1999 poster for AIGA Detroit

In Sagmeister’s own words:

For this lecture poster for the AIGA Detroit we tried to visualize the pain that seems to accompany most of our design projects. Our intern Martin cut all the type into my skin. Yes, it did hurt real bad.