Stefan Sagmeister

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....

The Fuse Box: Faces of a Typographic Revolution

It’s 1994 and Steve Heller is on a rant about a Fuse magazine font called LushUS. It’s “an abominable typeface. It’s…” “… vernacular carried to an extreme?,” I offer. “Vernacular carried to stupidity,” he replies. “It ain’t funny. There are certain extremes that are unnecessary, or too ingrown. Design for design, and so what?” So...

2012 New Visual Artist: Casper Heijkenskjöld

There is nothing better than getting paid to do what you love—except, perhaps, learning it from the person you admire the most. “Since I was about 12, I knew I wanted to draw for a living,” says Casper Heijkenskjöld. His role model was Stefan Sagmeister. So in Heijkenskjöld’s sophomore year of college, he e-mailed...

Increasing the Happiness Quotient

What makes you happy? Is it how much money you make, who your partner is, your clothes or car? What makes you unhappy? Is it the weather, your too-small apartment, things your partner does (or the fact that you don’t have one)? Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister has been busy seeking the (often surprising) answers....