Thursday, June 19, 2008


Stephan Sagmeister is a very creative artist in terms of word placement, color usage, and type faces. His work is generally based around, or in front of, a well-edited photograph. I like how Sagmeister has a particular style that's reflected through much of his work. His process and ideas are so unique, which is probably why he has become so well known. Hearing him speak is pretty entertaining, he is truly an individual and does what he believes in. In his website I really like not only the designs but even the section in which he gives advices to students. Sagmeister's work is notoriously bleeding edge in most circles, but not in the same aggressive, overbearing, layered, 3D style we've come to expect form ultra-modern designers. Typically, ultra-modernists trends fade quickly because their style is bound to a fleeting aesthetic. What Sagmeister has done goes beyond an aesthetic which makes his work even more meaning full and interesting.

Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far, an interactive exhibition by Stefan Sagmeister, opens at Deitch Projects on January 31, 2008. The exhibition will include works that have a life of their own, transforming throughout the exhibition as viewers engage with them. Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far is timed to coincide with the release of a new book of the same title, which surveys Sagmeister’s illustrious career.


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