Born and raised in New York’s capital region, Michael Bagnardi developed a fixation for the arts at a very young age. Throughout middle school, he could be found tinkering on the computer creating logos and typefaces to pass the time. With the support of his family and instructors, he discovered his passion could develop into a legitimate career. Michael enrolled in his first design course during his senior year of high school. Here he first caught wind of Pratt at Munson-Williams-Proctor, where, upon completion of the program, he received the Communications Design Honors Award. Michael continues to evolve into a highly motivated and playful worker. His studies in graphic design have prompted him to pursue interests in typography, screen printing, and advertising. And he has become fixated on music production. He says that “art and design isn’t a job, it’s a game that employs my passion for the visual world.”
DIN, Futura, Neutra, Mr Eaves
Favorite TV Shows?
King of the Hill, The Daily Show
The Road, 1984, Brave New World
The Green Mile, The Devils, A Clockwork Orange, Vertigo, and Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Films
Incubus, Tobacco, Danger Mouse, Kings of Leon, Silversun Pickups
The World’s Best Ever, Juxtapoz, Designboom, Wimp, TED
Favorite Old-Time Art Tool?
Favorite Designer Working Today?
Most Influential Designer in History?
Favorite Creative Firm Working Today?
Most Influential creative Firm in History?
Unimark, for their work with MTA
Favorite Design Project of Recent Times?
The “Slightly Insulting Chicago Posters”
The Most Influential Design Project in History?
“USSR in Construction” journal