Paul Sahre: Lecture & Book Signing

A two event series presented by PNCA Communication Design and FISK.

The first is a lecture and book signing by NYC based graphic designer Paul Sahre. After the lecture, Paul will do a book signing of his new design monograph, Two-Dimensional Man: A Graphic Memoir. We will have copies of his book to purchase at the event.

Lecture at 7:00 PM
Book Signing at 8:30 PM

Paul Sahre is one of the most influential graphic designers working today. He has doggedly remained independent, operating his own practice since 1997. He is a frequent visual contributor to The New York Times, has designed book covers for authors such as Chuck Klosterman, Malcolm Gladwell, Ernest Hemingway, and Clarice Lispector, authored books, and once built and destroyed a life-sized monster truck hearse for the band They Might Be Giants.


“In Two-Dimensional Man, Paul Sahre has stretched the form of design monographs. It is both monograph and a very personal autobiography. We understand how he felt about things, saw things, and how he used that unique vision later to become one of the most admired designers of his generation.” (Paula Scher)

“Paul Sahre poured his whole life into the echo chamber of design, and this is the story of the repercussions.” (John Flansburgh They Might Be Giants)

“Paul Sahre has designed almost all of my book covers, and I have yet to write a book that’s as intuitively intelligent or aesthetically provocative as whatever cover he created for its face. This is the story of his intelligent, provocative life.” (Chuck Klosterman author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs)

“A gut wrenching and at times hilariously compelling look into a designer’s life. This is the only ‘design monograph’ in memory I could honestly characterize as a ‘page turner.’” (Elliott Earls)

Sponsored by PNCA, FISK and The Society Hotel

Photo by Ryan Essmaker

When & Where
Mon, Jan 22, 2018 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art
Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97209