New York City graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister is bringing The Happy Show to Toronto’s Design Exchange next month. The ultra bright exhibition is a result of the designer’s 10 year personal exploration of the concept of happiness. “I am usually rather bored with definitions,” shared Sagmeister. “Happiness, however, is just such a big subject that it might be worth a try to pin down.”
Using gumball dispensers, interactive projections, neon lights and typography, he has created an imaginative exhibit to help illustrate his own experiences. To help flush out the concept outside of his personal observations, Sagmeister also presents social data from psychologists and several prominent historians alongside his work in an attempt to break down what factors contribute to happiness (is it age? Money? Race?).
The Happy Show will be on display at the Design Exchange from January 9 to March 3. Admission is free for Design Exchange members and $10 for non-members and can be purchased at the door.