Stefan G. Bucher is a man possessed. When an idea pops into his head he can’t stop until he somehow makes it real. Over the years this has led him to move from his native Germany to Southern California, where he got himself a degree from a killer art school. It pushed him to work as an art director at one of the world’s best ad agencies in one of the world’s wettest cities. It also got him fired from said agency less than a year later.

He then moved back to Los Angeles and became the man behind the 344 Design Empire. He has designed CD covers for just about every major record company and for a few minor ones, too. He has done work for Sting and Whitney Houston, and once rode in an elevator with the great Hunter S. Thompson three times in a row. Steve Jobs personally reviewed his work and said of it, “This looks like a f*cking Happy Meal!” 

He designed the titles for the films “The Fall,” “Immortals” and “Mirror, Mirror” by director Tarsem. His time-lapse drawings appear on the Emmy-award winning TV show “The Electric Company.”

He designed the Blue Man Theater in Las Vegas, gave life to the Saks Fifth Avenue Yeti, and turned singer/songwriter Wesley Stace into an animated character. He recently mounted a gallery retrospective of his work from 1985 to 2075 entitled “Everything Is Going Exactly As Planned” and is now preparing for the launch of his first satellite.

He has written and designed these fabulous books:

344 QUESTIONS?
The Creative Person’s Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfillment

MEDALS FOR LOVE
Honors on the Path to True Love

THE GRAPHIC EYE
Photographs by Graphic Designers From Around The Globe

100 DAYS OF MONSTERS

ALL ACCESS
The Making of 30 Extraordinary Graphic Designers

THE YETI STORY


If you’re interested in licensing any of the Daily Monster® characters, or would like to commission original artwork, please send me a note at stefan@344design.com