Stefan Sagmesiter was in 1962 in Bregenz Austria, he is a New York based graphic designer and typographer.
Stegmeister is a long-standing collaborator with many musicians. He has designed albums for Lou Reed, Ok Go, and The rolling Stones, David Byrne, Aerosmith and Pat Methery.
Stefan began studying graphic design at the university of Applied Art Vienna, later receiving a scholarship to study at the Pratt Institute in New York. He moved to Hong Kong in 1991 to work with Leo Burnett’s Hong Kong design group. In 1993 he returned to New York to start his own design company, Segmesiter Inc.
His career really started to move when his solo shows travelled the world and now he is currently teaching in the graduate department of the school of Visual art in New York.
Stefan Segmeister ,Velcek Foundation 2005
Stefan Sagmeister. Poster for the Stefan Sagmeister AIGA Program in Detroit, 1999. Gift of Sagmeister, Inc. STYLE=FART
Stefan is a free thinker; his main contribution has been his emphasis on the handmade, in reaction to the slickness and unreality of so much digital design, and his willingness to treat any kind of material as a suitable component. The crucial factor in Sagmeister’s success is the way that he publicly performs the role of designer.
Rolling stones’ ‘bridges to babylon’ (1997)