Early life stefan sagmeister was born in the tranquil alpine town of bergenz, austria in 1962. In 1993, he founded his newyork based design company sagmeister inc. Stefan sagmeister is a very wellestablished designer, his work can often be fearless and extravagant, and can push the limits of design, this is what i admire about sagmeister the most. You can have an art experience in front of a rembrandt or in front of a piece of graphic design, he said. Stefan sagmeisters most popular book is how to be a graphic designer without losing your. I consider myself a lay person when it comes to graphic design, but nonetheless, this book is bursting with ideas and possibilities that all creative people, no, all. Stefan sagmeister born in austria in 1962, stefan sagmeister was originally on a path to become an engineer. May 18, 2009 stefan sagmeister graphic designer 1962 stefan sagmeister 1962 is among todays most important graphic designers. A cunning trickster turns convention upside down, stretches the bounds of propriety, stomps on mores and taboos and alters popular perceptions. The presentation discussed stefan sagmeisters influence, life and work, and lent itself to the poster design.
Mar 09, 2011 the bmw group is celebrating 40 years of cultural commitment and is currently supporting more than 100 projects throughout the world. You look at a piece of graphic design and you have a moving experience. And complexity, notably how we, as a global civilization, deal with science fiction, taste, social media, the cities we live in, aesthetics, powerpoint, burkas, big tech, fullcontact sports, and other thorny topics. Sagmeister originally enrolled in a local engineering school, mainly because he wanted to do something different from is brothers who had both studied at business school and entered the fashion retail sector. Hailed by paula antonelli as the johnny depp of the design world as a youth, sagmeister embarked on an engineering course however he. Sep 02, 20 inspirational and intriguing designer stefan sagmeister is recognized for his unorthodox, provocative designs that tweak the status quo and question the designers role in society.
See the complete profile on linkedin and discover stefans. May 23, 2006 stefan sagmeister interview designboom. Synopsis just as film, art, music, and literature have the power to move people, stefan sagmeisters innovative work shows that graphic design can also cut to the emotional core. Stefan sagmeister artist, university of pennsylvania host institution published by institute of contemporary art 20430, philadelphia, pa 20 isbn 10. Books by stefan sagmeister author of things i have. In this groundbreaking highly visual book, worldrenowned designers stefan sagmeister and jessica walsh set out on a mission. Its possibly his very personal and almost selfcentric way to design that leads to his original approach.
His motto is design that needed guts from the creator and still carries the ghost of these guts in the final execution. To mark this occasion, the internationally celebrated new yorkbased graphic designer stefan sagmeister has created the design of the publication culture, a book describing the bmw groups international cultural partnerships. The grammyaward winning designer creates publication celebrating 40 years of bmw. Books by stefan sagmeister meet your next favorite book. More important is the influence he seems to transmit across the industry with the projects he works on. The exhibition documents his ten years of ongoing investigation into happiness with the aid of videos, prints, infographics, sculptures, and interactive installations. He is the author of the design monograph made you look which was published by boothclibborn editions.
Peter hall wrote a very detailed text for a design book. In 1991, he got a job at the hong kong office of leo burnetts, the worldfamous advertising agency, and two years later opened his own studio in new york city, sagmeister inc. When i went on sabbatical i thought i would be reading much more, having all this wonderful. I really see stefan sagmeister as an artist, he transcends his profession of graphic designer. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. He has designed album covers for lou reed, ok go, the rolling stones, david byrne, aerosmith and pat metheny. He later received a fulbright scholarship to study at the pratt institute in new york. Often there is a disconnected coldness associated with those who work in. After shifting his course in life towards design he studied at the university of applied arts in vienna andd was accepted at the pratt institute in new york on a fullbright scholarship after that. Stefan sagmeister is a new york based graphic designer, who is most well known for his work on album covers, although he also works on a variety of media. Made you look annotated edition by stefan sagmeister, peter hall isbn. You can find more images from stefans keynote at alt summit here. Stefan sagmeister is a longstanding artistic collaborator with musicians david byrne and lou reed.
Our book on the topic of beauty is published by phaidon. Sagmeister was born in austria in 1962 and has been working in new york city as a graphic designer since 1993. Jan 20, 2016 stefan sagmeister was born in austria and lives and works in new york. Inspirational and intriguing designer stefan sagmeister is recognized for his unorthodox, provocative designs that tweak the status quo and question the designers role in society. Stefan sagmeister poster poster nothing but posters. Designer interview with stefan sagmeister the logo creative. For the sec ond time, sagmeister is scratching the proverbial sevenyear itch by drop ping out for an entire year, leaving. Mar 23, 2011 the exhibition is divided into four parts. His persona and his designs are valuable and belong to the city of new york in a similar way lou reeds songs are and do. Stefan sagmeister was born in austria and lives and works in new york. He has produced work such as branding, graphics, and packaging for clients as diverse as for the rolling stones, the talking heads, lou reed, david. His longstanding collaborators include the aiga and musicians, david byrne and lou reed.
Although, he is so much more than a print designer. Stefan sagmeister born august 6, 1962 in bregenz, austria is a new yorkbased graphic designer, storyteller, and typographer. Essay on stefan sagmeister, an influential designer bartleby. Possibly his most interesting in my opinion, at least work is his body typography. Stefan sagmeister is one of the most wellknown living graphic designers, currently based in new york and running his own small design agency sagmeister is a hybrid of designer and fine artist, rooted in the belief that graphic design can be just as powerful as a painting. Together, we create selfinitiated creative arts projects. Things i have learned in my life so far, updated edition. Stefan sagmeister at the 1488 culture book signing of the 1488. Renowned for album covers, posters and his recent book of life lessons, designer stefan sagmeister invariably has a slightly different way of looking at things. Artists, designers and musicians including stanley donwood, wayne coyne, nick cave and robert 3d del naja have cover bombed copies of limited edition packaging book collectors edition. Compelling, honest, and intensely personal, made you look covers 20 years of sagmeisters graphic design.
See more ideas about stefan sagmeister, sagmeister, sagmeister and walsh. In the happy show, stefan sagmeister, the grand master of graphic design, explores and transcends the boundaries between art and design. The style of design that sagmeister approaches it of a typographic nature pictured in a pictorial language. Every seven years, designer stefan sagmeister closes his new york studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. Born in austria, he now lives and works in new york. Born in austria in 1962, stefan sagmeister was originally on a path to become an engineer. Artist and creative head of design agency sagmeister inc. Libby castellani holly vaughn gra 1109c 17 october 2012 stefan sagmeister. An influential designer in todays art world there seems to be a large gap that separates fine art from commercial art. From west 14th street in new york, sagmeister incs studio overlooks the exciting cityscape of manhattan.
Stefan sagmeister is one of those people youve probably never heard of even though he has one of the most unique names ive ever seen, unless you are a graphic designer. He is internationally known for designing album covers, including. Stefan sagmeister graphic design provocateur youtube. Sure, hes created eyecatching graphics for clients including the rolling stones and lou reed, but he pours. Stefan sagmeister has 24 books on goodreads with 16117 ratings. Stefan sagmeister is an austrian born graphic designer based in new york, recognised for his inventive approaches to typography. Sagmeister is a unique type of designer who creates emotionally charged experiences with meaning behind every detail. The synopsis of what makes sagmeister happy is witticism within design, and connecting with nature in a tranquil state. In 2006, stefan sagmeister published things i have learned in my life so far, a book born from a running list he keeps in his diary. He has produced work such as branding, graphics, and packaging for clients as diverse as for the rolling. Stefan sagmeister is a designer who has been following his instinct and intuition to the fullest, having gained recognition for his unique, and often provocative, visual explorations. Stefan sagmeister from austria started as a designer, at the age of 15, with the local youth magazine called alphorn. Oct 03, 2012 stefan sagmeister is a designer who has been following his instinct and intuition to the fullest, having gained recognition for his unique, and often provocative, visual explorations.
The exhibition stefan sagmeister the happy show follows presentations at the institute of contemporary art, university of pennsylvania april 4august 12, 2012 and the design exchange in toronto january 9march 3, 20, and will open at moca pacific design center on march 20june 9, 20. The first person i told when stefan sagmeister said yes, was laurie smithwick, because i knew she would be over the moon about it. Preliminary comps from a designer he always challenged the status quo and never changed his ideas and thought to fit the societal norms, the biggest take away is a quote from his own diary assuming is stiffling. Stefan sagmeister studied graphic design at the university of applied arts in vienna. Hustwit worked with punk label sst records in the late 1980s, ran the independent book publishing house incommunicado press during the 1990s. It takes visitors on a journey through the designers way of thinking continue reading. With a text by design historian peter hall and annotated with sagmeisters own writing, the book features images from the studio archive, as well as specific influences and reference points for his projects and ideas. Made you look is a 2009 compilation of sagmeisters work over 20 years, furthermore, it is a one of a kind object. The happy film pitch book both documents sagmeisters touring exhibition, the happy show, and anticipates his ongoing feature length film, the happy film. In 2001, boothclibborn published a book on stefan sagmeisters work sagmeister. In both projects, sagmeister undergoes a series of selfexperiments each experiment lasting three monthswith meditation, cognitive therapy, and moodaltering pharmaceuticalsattempting. From this office, the austrianborn graphic designer stefan sagmeister sends 100 greetings to all his clients and contacts at the end of each email he sends. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in bali.
The message sagmeister and walsh put forth in this book that beautiful design. She did a fantastic job introducing him at the conference, and i love this picture of laurie and sagmeister. Nov 15, 20 is a new yorkbased graphic designer and typographer. His persona and his designs are valuable and belong to the city of new york in. The oneoff designs will be auctioned online by author stuart tolley to raise money for the alzheimers society.
The time off, he argues, leads to better design ideas for the next seven years. Visualizza altre idee su stefan sagmeister, identity e. The presentation discussed stefan sagmeister s influence, life and work, and lent itself to the poster design. Solo exhibitions of sagmeisters work have been mounted in zurich, vienna, new york, berlin, osaka, prague, cologne, and seoul. New york based graphic designer stefan sagmeister discusses his work and his forthcoming movie the happy film. Stefan sagmeister is no mere commercial gun for hire. Stefans desire is to transform stale thinking and sagmeister. Renowned for eye catching album covers, posters and his recent book of life lessons, graphic designer stefan sagmeister is both a maverick and perfectionist. He has designed album covers for lou reed, ok go, the rolling stones, david byrne, jay z, aerosmith and pat metheny.
Known for creating album art for clients such as brian eno, lou reed and the rolling. Star designer stefan sagmeister always finds new paths. Set the twilight reeling by lou reed, everything that happens will happen today by brian eno and david bryne, and ok gos selftitled debut album. Fewer of us experience this in front of a piece of design, it is possible nevertheless. He has designed graphics and packaging for mainly cultural clients. He now has his own design company with jessica walsh, sagmeister and walsh. He is known for his work in the music industry, and has worked for the rolling stones, the talking. With the support of his clients, sagmeister began transforming these personal maxims into typographic artworks, which appeared on billboards, in. Often there is a disconnected coldness associated with those who work in communications art and produce art for clients. Every seven years, stefan sagmeister takes a yearlong sabbatical. This design book for nondesigners is itself an experiment in form, comprised of 15 booklets in a box whose cover is a cut out of sagmeisters face. Stefan sagmeister is speaking at beyond tellerrand, the event for the web design community in germany stefan sagmeister formed the new york based sagmeister inc. All of us were moved at one point or another by a piece of art, struck to the core by a movie, changed by a book, touched by a piece of music. The bmw group is celebrating 40 years of cultural commitment and is currently supporting more than 100 projects throughout the world.1533 924 1205 1458 1192 507 805 92 1049 837 863 1380 1175 1407 126 325 142 187 804 1397 1040 293 215 79 960 1202 788 836 109 161 450 12 1439 329