Stefan Sagmeister

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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 MyDesignShop.com.

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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...

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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.

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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...

“The Happy Show” Goes International

On January 8, Stefan Sagmeister’s “The Happy Show” opened at the Design Exchange in Toronto, where it will be on display until March 3. Toronto is the second venue for this exhibition, which The New York Times called “a virtual funhouse of didactic interactive displays.” It drew large crowds at the Institute for Contemporary...

My Ideal Bookshelf: The Books That Make the Designer

Visually, the average bookshelf is a mess. Arranged along single planks are these hundreds of objects of every conceivable dimension and color, spanning decades—centuries, even—of our cultural history. Stately black-and-orange Penguin Classics butt against the garish hues of a science fiction series that we secretly devour, which rubs covers with our starkly minimal art...

Live-Blogging Karlssonwilker's 11th-Anniversary Spectacular

At 2 p.m. today, the New York design firm Karlssonwilker and several of its high-profile friends—including Stefan Sagmeister, James Victore, Paul Sahre, Emily Oberman, Jon Burgerman, Chris Speed, and Scott Stowell—will be taking over the Art Directors Club for “an intimate mix of talk, show, discussion and performance,” followed, at 8 p.m., by a...

Get Excited: Karlssonwilker's 11th-Anniversary Extravaganza

As regular Imprint readers surely know by now, the five-day HOW Design Live superconference—organized by Print’s sister publication, HOW—kicks off this Thursday in Boston. For New Yorkers who can’t make it up to Boston, however, we’re excited to announce that Print will be the media sponsor of another promising event taking place this week....