Stefan Sagmeister

Graphic Designer and Typographer, Sagmeister Inc

Stefan Sagmeister is a long-standing artistic collaborator with musicians David Byrne and Lou Reed. He is the author of the design monograph Made You Look, and is one of the profession's most original and influential designers.

Stefan Sagmeister formed the New York based Sagmeister Inc. in 1993 and has since designed branding, graphics, and packaging for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO, the Guggenheim Museum and Time Warner. Having been nominated five times for the Grammies, he finally won one for the Talking Heads boxed set. He also earned practically every important international design award.In 2001, a best selling monograph about his work titled "Sagmeister, Made You Look" was published by Booth-Clibborn editions. Solo shows on Sagmeister Inc's work have been mounted in Surich, Vienne, New York, Berline, Tokyo, Osaka, Prague, Cologne, and Seoul. He teaches in the graduate department of the School of Visual Art in New York and has been appointed as the Frank Stanton Chair at the Cooper Union School of Art, New York. He lectures extensively on all continents. A native of Austria, he received his MFA in graphic design from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and, as a Fulbright Scholar, a Master's dregree from Pratt Institute in New York.


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