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Stefan Sagmeister Collection

About the Collection

Stefan Sagmeister founded of his own firm, Sagmeister Inc. in 1993, after a brief stint at Tibor Kalman’s M&Co. He renamed the firm Sagmeister & Walsh when Jessica Walsh was made a partner in 2012. Sagmeister is well-known for his collaborations with musicians like David Byrne and Lou Reed. Sagmeister teaches in SVA’s MFA Design Department and is the author of Made You Look and Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far. He received the AIGA Medal in 2013 and the National Design Award for Communications from the Cooper-Hewitt in 2005. The Stefan Sagmeister Collection consists of posters, CDs, and publications.


Two pictures of the Stefan Sagmeister in his underwear on a couch; in the top image the room is empty, and in the bottom image, the room is full of neatly arranged empty packages of junk food. Ginza Graphic Gallery. "Sagmeister Inc. on a Binge" poster. 40 x 28.75. 2003.
Two men in suits urinating outside with their backs towards the viewer. The streams of urine form the title text in cursive. Stefan Sagmeister. "Everybody Thinks They Are Right" poster. 26 x 19.
Book presentation announcement poster showing a bruised banana with four produce stickers on it, containing event-related text. Stefan Sagmeister. "Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far" poster. 23.75 x 36. 2008.
Iridescent Levi's-style buttons arranged into the shape of a fly. Levi Strauss and Co. 501 (button fly) poster. 47 x 33. 2010.
A pair of jeans and ad copy formed from the unwoven thread of the jeans. Paper magazine. This is a Pair of Levi's poster. 47 x 33. 2009.
Clothespins and parts of clothespins arranged to spell the name "ANNI," on a polka-dot-like pattern. Anni Kuan Studio. Newspaper. 2008.
Digital color illustration of an aerial view of a two-story suburban house. David Byrne and Brian Eno. "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" CD cover. 2008.
Color photograph of an empty room with ornate borders, cutouts of flowers and a parrot, and an illustration of fire in the middle of the room. Live. "The Dolphin's Cry" CD cover. 1999.