Two Dimensional Man: A Graphic Memoir – Post 2 (Who’s Who in Graphic Design)

Another more personal project that Paul Sahre has worked on is his book titled Two Dimensional Man: A Graphic Memoir. The book was published in 2017 and Sahre worked on the cover for the book and the actual contents of the book. The cover of the book has a unique design as it doesn’t follow the traditional layout for book covers.

Rather than having the title horizontally present, the words are separated and cluttered at the bottom of the cover along with different shapes piled atop each other.

The back cover features these same shapes but in the form of what seems to be a person sitting at a desk. As for the book itself, it is a memoir so it centers around Sahre and his journey with graphic design. He does this by separating the text into 3 different parts, life without design, his life while in design school, and how he has applied design to different aspects of his life. When asked about why he decided to create this book in this format, Sahre responded by saying “Most graphic designers find graphic design fascinating, but most question why we have committed to it.” This can imply just how personal the book is to him as it may go into detail as to why he decided to become a graphic designer in the first place. This book is a big milestone in Sahre’s life as it shows his first-hand experience with design and his family which displays how “life cant be designed.”


“Paul Sahre Chats to Us about His New Book Two Dimensional Man: A Graphic Memoir.” It’s Nice That,

“Two-Dimensional Man by Paul Sahre.” The POP-HOP Books & Print,

Discussion — One Response

  • Amaya Al-Mussawir 04/13/2022 on 8:03 PM

    Hey Rafael-

    I would expect no less of a book cover from a graphic designer. This cover is incredible- the color scheme is non-confrontational but provides subtle pops of color in the purple and yellow accents, and the shapes that are used on the front cover become a more concrete idea on the back cover. Seeing how the book is split into 3 distinct sections, this could represent Paul Sahre’s feelings of self before and after his relationship to design. such an interesting book, I’ll have to look into it!


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