Stefan Sagmeister


Flattery or Felony?

From time to time the Daily Heller self-righteously turns to its Separated at Birth theme to look at the continual behaviors of “borrowing,” “influence,” “copying,” “indulging,” “pilfering” and “replicating.” Ideas are as free as the air but application usually confirms whether someone has committed homage or something less honorable—flattery or felony. On this point Stefan...


Graphic Content: An Interview with Brian Singer

Take a second and think of the rock stars of design--who pops into your head? Stefan Sagmeister? Debbie Millman? Aaron Draplin? James Victore? What if you could hear their stories? What if you could laugh with them and learn from them? Well here's your chance! Graphic Content author Brian Singer sits down with PRINT...


Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Stefan Sagmeister

A notable quote from Stefan Sagmeister, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 127 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from

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Stefan Sagmeister on Art, Design and Happiness

Stefan Sagmeister returns to the HOW Design Live stage for the first time in more than a decade. Stefan talks with Debbie Millman about his years without clients, the difference between design and art, and happiness.


Image of the Day, 10/28/2013: Lou Reed poster

Today we pay tribute to Lou Reed, who died Sunday, with this famous “Set the Twilight Reeling” poster by Stefan Sagmeister from 1996. Check out the packaging for the album here. Via Sagmeister & Walsh.

Some Uncomfortable Thoughts About Sagmeister & Walsh’s New Identity

Stefan Sagmeister has a thing for self-exposure. When he launched his firm 20 years ago, clients received a postcard of the designer wearing dress socks and nothing else. (A black bar kept him from running afoul of the Comstock Act.) It became his personal brand. Last May, when he changed the name of his studio...