The Vanity of Allegory

Imagine the moment your design hero contacts you for work…


I was hired by Stefan Sagmeister to create this ornamentation for Douglas Gordon’s The Vanity of Allegory: a box of Gordon’s postcards for the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin.

Stefan conceived this box with a wedge cut in the lid. One side of the wedge has a strip of mirror-foil to mirror the other vertical half of the word “Vanity.” I worked with Matthias Ernstenberger at Sagmeister Inc. to create the custom type, and cover this postcard box with ornament, including the booklet inside.


A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Stefan and Matthias are sweet, sweet guys.

And, this is still available on Amazon if you don’t mind a little wait for delivery.