Stefan Sagmeister, USA (1998)
Sagmeister received his MFA in graphic design from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and, as a Fulbright Scholar, a master’s degree from Pratt Institute in New York. He formed the New Yorkbased Sagmeister Inc. in 1993 and has since then, designed graphics and packaging for the Rolling Stones, Talking Heads and Lou Reed. He was nominated five times for the Grammy awards and finally won one for the Talking Heads boxed set. He has also won many international design awards. In 2001, a monograph about his work titled Sagmeister Made You Look was published by Booth-Clibborn Editions and became a bestseller. His work with Sagmeister Inc. has been seen in solo shows in Zürich, Vienna, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Osaka, Prague, Cologne and Seoul. Stefan has tried to keep his studio small (himself, Matthias Ernstberger and one intern). He lectures extensively on all continents.