I met some interesting people last Thursday.
AGI Open: a design conference worth watching.
I entered having read I’d meet and listen to the world most foremost designers.
Pity I didn’t know about them.
I barely knew about Sagmiester. (later renamed ‘Saggy’ - and returned to Sagmiester after his Friday epic on happiness).
However, this wasn’t just a chance to see great work and hear the stories behind them.
AGI Open gave a chance to understand the people behind the grids, type and flashy socks. (Shouts out to Chip Kidd)
I left learning a little more about design,
But more importantly,
I left knowing the personalities and desires of an amazing group of people.
Each slide shown on the screens above had an image that was reflection of the designers themselves.
It was Pierre Bernard who said ‘You put yourself in your design’.
Since your the person the image is channeled from, the self must come into play,
Not for the sake of vanity,
But for the sake of function.
It’s the exchange; human communicating to human,
Conveying the understanding/perception of your present world.
Look, long story short… Shit was dope.
I hope my tracks earn me a seat at their AGI table. I plan to be able to speak to these people, as their equal.