Stefan Sagmeister 2,245,266 views • 15:30 About 15 years ago, I went to visit a friend in Hong Kong. And yes, I can feel truly happy while working. Quotations by Stefan Sagmeister, Austrian Designer, Born August 6, 1962. He also recommends The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt – the book on which his work is based. Happiness is essential for human life. Experience Stefan Sagmeister live on stage at Forward Festival Berlin 2020! He is the co-founder of the famous design firm, Sagmeister & Walsh, which he established in partnership with Jessica Walsh.His intriguing and provocative designs redefined the status of graphic designers. During the 2000s Stefan was heavily invested into the style. ... What Jonathan Haidt was to your happiness project. One short one is bliss—an extraordinary moment, maybe an orgasm. Here is a little excerpt from my diary about a happy moment connected to work. Stefan loved “The Big Apple” so much that he remained, and in 1993 he started his own business; the agency Sagmeister Inc. Fast forward to 2010, when Jessica Walsh entered the picture, a young, enthusiastic designer with an extravagant portfolio and remarkable talent, the agency changed its name to Sagmeister & Walsh Inc. Stefan Sagmeister has spent the past 40-odd years demonstrating how graphic design can make even the most abstract ideas tangible. He documented the results of his happiness research in an internationally celebrated exhibition "The Happy Show" and in his documentary "The Happy Film". Getting feedback from people who see our work. The illy Art Collection project by Stefan Sagmeister has thrilled us from the start, explains Massimiliano Pogliani, CEO of illycaffe. designers stefan sagmeister and jessica walsh are known for their experimental typography and striking visual imagery. Sagmeister was born in Bregenz, Austria in 1962. Every seven years he closes Sagmeister Inc. for the year to go on sabbatical. It's, beauty just takes care of it. As a maker, I see the work that we do in the studio as design. Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm. Aug 11, 2012 - Explore Amy Wilson's board "class: symbols of happiness" on Pinterest. It's what the Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls flow. Most of the images were not finished on a computer, but in the real world. See more ideas about symbols, happy show, stefan sagmeister. And I think rightfully so, because ultimately the reason this merchandise sells is not because my lion is so beautiful, but it's because it says, "Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon" on it. AJC: This is American West, I'm thinking. Info Project info + The Happy Film - Titles. Having things come back from the printer/programmer/builder done well. He discovered that happiness and art are closely linked. Reflection by BRAYDEN F. Original TED page w/ speaker bio, links, comments, etc: Stefan Sagmeister: Shares Happy Design What is happiness? Of late, Sagmeister has shifted his focus to another massive subject, beauty. So I engaged and participated in some of the exhibition’s surveys and let myself be immersed in some of the questions Stefan Sagmeister asked in this ‘happiness research’. When I first met Mick Jagger (while we designed Bridges to Babylon) I asked him about his favorite Stones covers and he mentioned without hesitation: Exile on Main Street, Sticky Fingers and Some Girls. It didn't ultimately make him much happier, but after seven years he had created a documentary film and an art exhibition on the subject. Sagmeister talks about his project “The Happy Show” and why he chose happiness as a subject. Designing a project that feels partly brand new and partly familiar. Sagmeister: Because the cover is giving the direction for merchandise, and specifically for time-set merchandise. In his personal quest for happiness, Sagmeister conducted several self-experiments, including practicing meditation exercises and testing mood-lifting pharmaceuticals. Do you feel truly happy while working? Follow. In 2006, Stefan Sagmeister published Things I have learned in my life so far, a book born from a running list he keeps in his diary.With the support of his clients, Sagmeister began transforming these personal maxims into typographic artworks, which appeared on billboards, in … Reinventing oneself means learning from others. Then there’s mid-length happiness, which is satisfaction or wellbeing, like if you’re on the couch with The New York Times on a Sunday afternoon and things are just right. From the simple unconditional love that his brother shows him by lending him his motorcycle “freely”, to finding ordinary caution signs in a subway that are reversed to show how to create happiness.There are many different ways to write happiness. When I am not doing well, I create nothing. Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister takes the audience on a whimsical journey through moments of his life that made him happy -- and notes how many of these moments have to do with good design. SS: Exactly. When opening your in-box in the morning, single out one mail for a special thank you/praise. I've been trying to make gratitude a part of my life and think I've become a little bit better. Stefan Sagmeister is happy right now. Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty was the second exhibition project that Stefan Sagmeister has realized with the Museum Angewandte Kunst. Sagmeister, born in 1962 in Austria, has been based in New York since 1993. Sagmeister: I was not depressed, far from it. “Don’t expect people to change” – Image of Sagmeister from the exhibition “The Happy Show”. And so, I felt very similarly about happiness, and I felt that the whole thing, the whole question, like is it something that's trainable? Beauty Book. But in the back of his mind he suspects there must be something more. So, it's better than anything that is recyclable. Using a wide variety of tools and techniques. Stefan Sagmeister opens up about his new project. Next project. Have low expectations and display incredible surprise and joy at the anomaly of something – against expectations – going right. Sagmeister Inc. And that is true for the Pantheon, that's been standing for 2,000 years, and has been used for 2,000 years, because it was unbelievably beautiful. Stefan Sagmeister has launched his latest initiative The Beauty Project, aiming to enlist international artists in a global exhibition celebrating beauty. Sagmeister: And I think from then on that made the difference between record companies telling us they're gonna give us jobs, and them actually coming along. Sag-Mania: Stefan Sagmeister and the Pursuit of Happiness As I descend from the ICA offices to the lobby, I can hear the buzz of voices as the elevator passes the second floor—the Sagmeister buzz. I myself do much, much better when I’m in good shape. Austrian graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister is doing well. Which is a good thing seeing as the last few years he has been devoting his energy to the Happiness Project, a culmination of film, exhibitions and talks in which he attempts to elevate his level of happiness through meditation, cognitive therapy and pharmaceutical drugs. After sold-out shows in cinemas around the world and enthusiastic reviews from audiences everywhere the Happy Film is finally available online. Which is a good thing seeing as the last few years he has been devoting his energy to the Happiness Project, a culmination of film, exhibitions and talks in which he attempts to elevate his level of happiness through meditation, cognitive therapy and pharmaceutical drugs. New York-based graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister opened his first Los Angeles exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Pacific Design Centre last month. Some of these bands make, actually, significantly more money from the cover than they do from the music. Without happiness everything is gloomy and depressing. “The Happy Film” centers around our main subject, Stefan Sagmeister, a New York-based graphic designer known for his rock n roll collaborations and typography. And, thus, was born "The Happiness Project". There are of course many products out there that do make our life easier, but we tend to only notice them when they fail badly. Stop concentrating on your own happiness and start looking out for the happiness of others. New York-based graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister opened his first Los Angeles exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Pacific Design Centre last month. Sagmeister & Walsh is the design partnership of Stefan Sagmeister & Jessica Walsh. „The Happy Show“ offers visitors the experience of walking into Stefan Sagmeister's mind. Stefan started to design CD Covers for Mick Jagger, Lou Reed, David Byrne and Jay-Z using printing and packaging skills. It is sometimes hard to find happiness, but Stefan Sagmeister is able to show us that happiness comes in many ways. Contact. He is the co-founder of the famous design firm, Sagmeister & Walsh, which he established in partnership with Jessica Walsh. The renowned graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister presents the results of his personal research into happiness. That's why BMW has been cooperating for several years with high-profile artists such as Stefan Sagmeister, creating new ideas and perspectives. He lives in New York, the city of his dreams, and he has success in his work, designing album covers for the Rolling Stones, Jay-Z and the Talking Heads. World-renowned graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister presented his lecture, “Design and Happiness,” at the Trustees Theater Monday at 6 p.m. He then began to explore just how happy he might become with just a little more effort. Then there’s mid-length happiness, which is satisfaction or wellbeing, like if you’re on the couch with The New York Times on a Sunday afternoon and things are just right. At 57 years old he is now embarking on a new phase, and one he hopes that will be beautiful. Level 1 happiness: The simple everyday pleasures that bring us joy. If graphic design is a language, then Stefan Sagmeister is quite a poet. But in the back of his mind he suspects there must be something more. You can change your settings here at any time. Stefan Sagmeister is a renowned Austrian-born US based contemporary graphic designer and typographer. Lasting thru time is an ability that few design projects master.. Stefan Sagmeister started his design career at the age of 15, working his way into attention-grabbing projects with profound ideas and yet simple messages. So I always want to naturally delay it as much as I can. Amidst a steady stream of high-profile commercial jobs, he also makes more personal projects. Stefan Sagmeister looks back on his life and shares his moments of happiness, he points out that most of these moments revolve around design. Now in the case of The Stones, I think that there were 800 merchandise items made from our cover. Filling the Institute of Contemporary Art's (ICA) entire second-floor galleries and ramp, and activating the in-between spaces of the museum, The Happy Show offers visitors the experience of walking into Stefan Sagmeister's mind as he attempts to increase his happiness via mediation, cognitive therapy, and mood-altering pharmaceuticals. The result is unique and innovative projects that show that creativity, technology and design belong together. It's something he carries with him every day. One short one is bliss—an extraordinary moment, maybe an orgasm. His intriguing and provocative designs redefined the status of graphic designers. Many people manufacture that feeling with computer games, because they are designed to engage them – through the various levels of difficulty – and bring them to the edge of their capabilities. And if so, can you describe the feeling? Donald Judd said that: “Design needs to work, art does not.” Art can just be, it needs no function. Working without interruption on a single project. However, I did have a number of real moments of happiness in my life — of, you know, I think what the conference brochure refers to as "moments that take your breath away." Happiness by design. It's Nice That and The Beauty Project by Stefan Sagmeister Published on May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 • 28 Likes • 0 Comments Ideas come from everywhere, just hopefully not from other graphic designers. Follow. Renowned for eye catching album covers, posters and his recent book of life lessons, graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister is both a maverick and perfectionist. I discovered important issues about myself by working on the film, among them that I am not a particularly thankful person. Austrian designer Stefan Sagmeister was doing well: living in New York, the city of his dreams, with wonderful friends and an extremely successful design career that included designing album covers for the Rolling Stones, Jay-Z and the Talking Heads. He told me so himself. We started a documentary movie about happiness, called the Happy Film. For example, his 2008 Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far, a book of aphorisms compiled from a lifetime's supply diary entries. So, I think, I never really had a problem with that. I actually have a list: Do you think that happiness is necessary to be creative? The Happy Film - Titles. Related projects. These were then split into two categories, consuming, and creating design. Brilliant and provocative, Stefan Sagmeister is a name of reference in the graphic art world best known for his posters, album … They can be designed well or badly. In late 2018, he and designer Jessica Walsh created a book exploring the philosophical, scientific, and historical roots of beauty, and how it influences the way we feel and behave. Beauty Book. Taking the best advice she's ever received, she created a delicious project that creates type out of food – paying homage to the 'gut' in her quote. Sagmeister: I've had this bag for 29 years. About. BMW in your country Learn more about BMW models, products and services: Learn more about BMW models, products and services: As an influential designer, Stefan Sagmeister also deals intensively with philosophical topics, including the question: What is happiness? Austrian graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister is doing well. The 90-year old graphic designer Milton Glaser has spent a lifetime creating iconic brand identities. I'll only really notice it when it crashes. Stefan Sagmeister: Three ways. The renowned graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister presents the results of his personal research into happiness. Stefan Sagmeister is a renowned Austrian-born US based contemporary graphic designer and typographer. ... And a 7.6 is really not bad when you consider where he was when he started the project (a 3). The Happy Show focused on Sagmeister's 10-year exploration of happiness and was conceived as a series of interactive, audience-centered investigations—both substantive and whimsical—on the subject. He lives in New York, the city of his dreams, and he has success in his work, designing album covers for the Rolling Stones, Jay-Z and the Talking Heads. *The Happy Show*, presented at the Institute of Contemporary Art, focused on Stefan Sagmeister's 10-year exploration of happiness and was conceived as a series of interactive investigations on the subject. I can be inspired by pretty much anything, a long train ride, a Renaissance painting, a piece of music, a newly occupied hotel room and it is interesting to translate that into the world of design. In the course of a year, Sagmeister will experiment with various practices that are widely touted as increasing one’s happiness: meditation, cognitive therapy, and pharmaceuticals. He decides to turn himself into a design project. A biological gift. Bristol-based typographer Yee Poon was so inspired by Sagmeister's musings, that she decided to create a project in response to the book. What part of your work makes you happiest? One short one is bliss—an extraordinary moment, maybe an orgasm. Facebook Twitter Behance Vimeo. Stefan Sagmeister: Graphic design is a very, very living language, that expands on a constant basis. He fell in love. Sagmeister & Walsh is the design partnership of Stefan Sagmeister & Jessica Walsh. Facebook Twitter Behance Vimeo. Stefan Sagmeister. During his career he has also worked with BMW as he designed the BMW Group’s artist book CULTURE. And that turned out very well. Stefan Sagmeister is a man who needs no introduction, so we won't give him one. He broke the ice with an unconventional story about his visit to the Coney Island Aquarium. Share with your friends. Aug 11, 2012 - Explore Amy Wilson's board "class: symbols of happiness" on Pinterest. Sagmeister: It's a bag from Texas. Stefan Sagmeister is happy right now. With this endeavor in mind, graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister has been making the Happy film, a project on happiness, which is less an instruction-kit for relieving existential angst and more musings-out-loud, nuggets of wisdom that maximize his own wellbeing. Its a proper look at all the strategies serious psychologists recommend that improve wellbeing, they include Meditation, cognitive therapy and psychological drugs. When companies need help refining or defining their identity, they call Michael Bierut. Sagmeister discussed his less-than-conventional approach to finding happiness in his work. Good art allows us viewers a view of that world, a possibility to see it from a different point of view. It certainly had an enormous influence on defining who I am. Ultimately, Sagmeister embarked on a three-part happiness experiment that consisted of isolated, month-long periods spent first meditating, then in therapy, then using prescription drugs. Some of his notable designs are showcased on the album covers of The Rolling Stones, Pat Metheny, David Byrne and OK Go. Sagmeister's new creations are coming to leave a mark. With this endeavor in mind, graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister has been making the Happy film, a project on happiness, which is less an instruction-kit for relieving existential angst and more musings-out-loud, nuggets of wisdom that maximize his own wellbeing. We may not be biologically inclined to sustain happiness, but we are driven by the continuous desire to attain it. Please see “Cookies” to learn more about how they are used on our website. I just stayed with this one. I do not care much about definitions, but because the outside world does, it makes sense to abide. to which Mick replied: "Oh, you know Charlie, the one with the zipper, the one that Andy Warhol did”. And yes, I do think that many artists create worlds that do define who they are. There are times when I can be truly thankful for a sweet gesture, and others where I just take my rather blessed situation for granted. The young Stefan reasoned that with little musical talent of his own, design would give him the best chance of rubbing shoulders with his heroes. Good times. But in the back of his mind he suspects there must be more than this. Could art help us to know who we are? His pending film on happiness—a project that came to him during one of his sabbaticals, and that is now 6 years in the making–would set the stage for the entire evening. But his big break came when he was nominated for a Grammy, for his design of a far lesser-known artist's album, H.P. And people, different cultures, well different areas of Rome appreciated it enough that nobody's, that everybody's said, "No, let's keep that thing standing, it's just so good.". Since 2012, he runs his New York-based design company together with the designer and art director Jessica Walsh under the name Sagmeister & Walsh. What advice would you give to people who are looking for more happiness in their daily lives? About. His 2008 book 'Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far' has been a hit since it's release, featuring inspiring advice, projects and career tips and tricks throughout. Level 2 happiness: The things related to our well being that bring us satisfaction. Stefan Sagmeister’s Quest To Design His Own Happiness. Contact +1 212.647.1789 Contact us by email. Now, this is perfect sustainability. During each experimental period he would track his progress and, at the very end, calculate his happiness number based on a rigid system he’d devised to measure his emotional well-being. For this part of the population, everything around them has been designed, from the contact lens, to the cloth, the chair, the room, the house, the street, the park, the city. We caught up with the Austrian-born, New York-based design legend with a film crew on the lawn outside his hotel in Cape Town, South Africa after he'd closed the final day at the inspirational Design Indaba conference… Other thoughts fall away; time falls away as I’m truly engaged in doing my best. It's, you know, the same way, I don't know, like if you were born with a particular efficiency to be good in the high jump, let's say. Right now over 50% of the world’s population live in cities. I felt that, maybe a little greedy, you can always get happier. That doesn't mean that you don't wanna train the high jump and don't wanna become better at it. He designed award-winning album covers for The Rolling Stones, David Byrne and Lou Reed, but is far more than a designer of CD covers. After gauging the audience on a scale from 1 (I feel shitty) to 10 (I love life) creator of The Happy Show, Stefan Sagmeister of @SagmeisterWalsh kicked off FITC 2014 by telling us the difference. Stefan Sagmeister, the cheeky Austrian graphic designer, ... how the sabbaticals created opportunities for incubating ideas that became two massive multi-year undertakings—one a project on happiness, the other on beauty—Sagmeister shares with Spencer Bailey how certain things have changed for his practice since that TED Talk a decade ago. 'The Happy Show' shows the results of his radically personal happiness … Stefan Sagmeister on thinking … “Everything that’s at the beginning of the project—the thinking—is hard. Be inspired by these awesome art directors on Instagram. During these sabbaticals, he accepts no new work from clients, instead spending time … The Austrian-born graphic designer ' well-known for designing album covers for Lou Reed, Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones ' … The show transgresses the boundaries between science, design, and everyday culture, stretching across the museum spaces into the Toni-Areal. He discovered that about half of his sunny disposition was innate. We use cookies to optimise and continuously improve our website for individual users like you. Sagmeister: Yes, oh totally. See more ideas about symbols, happy show, stefan sagmeister. Stefan Sagmeister is the keynote speaker at WebVisions Barcelona 2015, which takes place from July 2-4 at IED Design School. With all that he’s learned about happiness Sagmeister admits he’s not very good with three of its contributors – thankfulness, sympathetic empathy and … And it all worked out. The project sees the duo go head-to-head to recreate the Adobe logo with a variety of increasingly bizarre materials, and be judged by a panel … Whether film installation, furniture, posters or books, Sagmeister is a versatile, globally operating artist. Click “Accept cookies” to activate them or “Reject cookies” if you do not want them. Working without interruption on a single project. Happiness researcher and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister As an influential designer, Stefan Sagmeister also deals intensively with philosophical topics, including the question: What is happiness? Contact +1 212.647.1789 Contact us by email. Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister takes the audience on a whimsical journey through moments of his life that made him happy -- and notes how many of … But I need constant reminders. For example, the results of visitor surveys were tabulated and displayed within the installation. Zinker's Mountains of Madness. Sagmeister’s examples of happiness by design was a speech bubble project by Ji Lee, based in New York. In 2006, Stefan Sagmeister published Things I have learned in my life so far, a book born from a running list he keeps in his diary.With the support of his clients, Sagmeister began transforming these personal maxims into typographic artworks, which appeared on billboards, in … I can be in a plane going up and completely ignore the fact what an incredible piece of design it really is. Design icon Stefan Sagmeister is in pursuit of happiness. Stefan Sagmeister Design and Happiness. Because in the last 29 years I didn't need a new bag. Going forward, self-directed creative projects like the beauty book will be the only ones Stefan Sagmeister takes on. Stefan Sagmeister is a graphic designer, storyteller, and typographer based in New York. Stefan Sagmeister's outlook on life has always been fairly upbeat. Every designer whose work I admire conducts a version of this. Charlie Watts turned to Jagger and asked in a lowered voice: "What's on Sticky Fingers?" I get it repaired every two or three years because I think it's beautiful. Mr. Sagmeister, can a designed product make someone happier? Stefan Sagmeister on humility, happiness and handmade. It's, and not for all bands, but let's say for bands like The Stones, the cover is of incredible importance, also financially. All copyright 2020. You’ve said once a sabbatical is a 12 out of 10 for replenishing creativity. Stefan Sagmeister, the cheeky Austrian graphic designer, digs in to the importance of taking sabbaticals, and shares how certain things have changed for his practice since a widely watched TED Talk a decade ago. Especially when I’m engaged in a craft I can get lost in. season 5, season 5 music, music, Donald Nally, Season 5 conductor, Conductor, choral conductor, choirmaster, chorus, season 5, season 5 author, literature, season 5 literature, author, writer, Marina Benjamin, non-fiction, literary lives, Stefan Sagmeister: The Pursuit of Happiness and Beauty. I've got hundreds, maybe thousands of compliments about it. Sagmeister: Let me quickly get up from here. The illy Art Collection project by Stefan Sagmeister has thrilled us from the start, explains Massimiliano Pogliani, CEO of illycaffe. Yet his first priority has always been truth. Sagmeister & Walsh is the design partnership of Stefan Sagmeister & Jessica Walsh. In his personal quest for happiness, Sagmeister conducted several self-experiments, including practicing meditation exercises and testing mood-lifting pharmaceuticals. Every late afternoon, one day a week, a couple of days every month, I've seen almost every version out there conducted in companies tiny and large. How do you get your ideas? "What is happiness, where can one find it and what can man woman do for his/her own happiness? "To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness. About Stefan Sagmeister. Two-time Grammy winner Stefan Sagmeister, a native Austrian, studied graphic design in Vienna and New York. And he does it with his own unique style— his own idiom. Inspiration for the cover to the Rolling Stones album "Bridges to Babylon" came to Stefan Sagmeister by a sculpture from the Assyrian Empire. The New York-based graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister has been working intensively on these big questions. They will make a difference. Given that not everyone can take one year off at a time, are there any other methods you can suggest for replenishing creativity and reigniting passion for design? I think the timeframe itself is less important than the commitment to spend a certain part of my time doing what I am truly interested in. Thinking about ideas and content freely – with the deadline far away. AJC: And how much interaction, I know that you and David Byrne have stood in the same room, have you stood in the same room with Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones, and everyone else? He decides to turn himself into a design project. Though he, rather modestly, claims only basic fluency. All copyright 2020. I am also more useful to other people. Stefan Sagmeister was conducting an orderly real-life experiment in the nature of happiness, when something unexpected occurred that skewed the whole project. Like, can I train my mind in the same way that I can train my body, was ultimately an interesting question. You're not getting a commission on any of this? Sagmeister's portfolio is vast. Designer Stefan Sagmeister is giving a lecture at 6:30, and 300 people have signed up to hear him. Sagmeister tried meditation, medication, and talk therapy. The show transgresses the boundaries between science, design, and everyday culture, stretching across the museum spaces into the Toni-Areal. His session, “Design and Happiness”, will share how he incorporated principles of happiness into his work and life. Working without interruption on a single project.-STEFAN SAGMEISTER | OFFSET 2012 . Sagmeister took the stage promptly at 6:00PM and immediately launched into a story about his molasses-like approach to documentary filmmaking. These designed surroundings play exactly the same role for a city dweller as nature does for an indigenous person living in a rain forest. As one of the most influential designers in the world, it's no suprise that Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister & Walsh has come to inspire up-and-coming illustrators, animators and designers across the world. I've always liked it. Sometimes it’s possible to look back and make a piece about the time when I was not doing well, but during the period itself, my productivity and creativity are very low. Design can do the same, both for the maker and the viewer. Stefan Sagmeister is no mere commercial gun for hire. He told me so himself. Or, instead, the ‘bad life’ of some artists is an ingredient that increases creative possibilities? Stefan Sagmeister. But it wasn't until 2009 that he began to wonder why. The most difficult thing for me is the actual thinking. Sagmeister believes that beauty is functional, and a very much underrated tool for sustainability. Happiness researcher and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister As an influential designer, Stefan Sagmeister also deals intensively with philosophical topics, including the question: What is happiness? When I realized this, I do it first in the day. The mini-movie "now is BETTER" puts in mind that the world has never been as safe as it is today. We may not be biologically inclined to sustain happiness, but we are driven by the continuous desire to attain it. – – – Erin Lynch is a designer, writer, and … This interview got published and printed in Forward Magazine 2018. Sure, he's created eye-catching graphics for clients including the Rolling Stones and Lou Reed, but he … He would eventually design albums for The Rolling Stones, Brian Eno, and David Byrne among many others. +1 212.647.1789 Contact us by email What has been the happiest moment of your work-life? I said, "We should have an easy time working together since I would have told you exactly the same covers only in a different order: Sticky Fingers, Some Girls and Exile on Main Street”. Brilliant and provocative, Stefan Sagmeister is a name of reference in the graphic art world best known for his posters, album covers for international music icons such as Lou Reed, David Byrne, and the Rolling Stones, and cultural institutions such as the Guggenheim Museum. The Happy Film is a documentary in which designer Stefan Sagmeister conducts a series of self-experiments to test his happiness. The Happy Film is raising funds for The Happy Film on Kickstarter! By Creative Bloq Staff (Computer Arts) 30 May 2014. He believes that ”print is going to be around for a very long time.” Stefan Sagmeister: Three ways. Sagmeister: I'm not getting any commissions, I'm not getting points on this. “This sea cow reveals a giant boner,” he said. AJC: I mean, this is a work for hire. It is sometimes hard to find happiness, but Stefan Sagmeister is able to show us that happiness comes in many ways.… Born and raised in Bregenz, Austria, Sagmeister decided to pursue a life in graphic design as a teenager, in the hope that one day he would create album art for his favorite bands.