Winter 2018

A 2D man comes to life

Two-Dimensional Man: A Graphic Memoir

By Paul Sahre
Abrams Books, £26.99, $37.50

The subtitle, ‘A Graphic Memoir’, of this gutsy new book by designer Paul Sahre is a tad deceptive, as it suggests it could be a graphic novel. It is not. It is a candid narrative about a graphic designer – a two-dimensional practitioner. I hope this minor flaw doesn’t mislead anyone because this is an actual memoir – and uniquely good, too.


Top: A monumental, life-size, three-dimensional sculpture created in response to Sahre’s own joke from Step One of the iTunes digital booklet for Join Us that contained instructions for creating a tabletop model of the monster truck hearse, 2011.


Steven Heller, design writer, New York

Read the full version in Eye no. 95 vol. 24, 2018


Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It is available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop, where you can buy subscriptions and single issues. You can see what Eye 95 looks like at Eye Before You Buy on Vimeo.


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