Sagmeister: Made You Look
School of Visual Arts presents an exhibition of works by renegade graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister at the Visual Arts Gallery in Chelsea. A comprehensive exhibition of Sagmeister's work has been traveling in Europe and Asia, and now comes to his hometown, New York, in a completely new installation. The exhibition features graphics and packaging Sagmeister has created for clients including The Rolling Stones, David Byrne, Lou Reed, Aerosmith, Pat Metheny and Talking Heads, along with new work for the Guggenheim Museum's Hugo Boss Prize and a billboard project called Trying to look good limits my life for the Art Grandeur Nature 2004 contemporary art biennial in Paris, exhibited for the first time here.
Stefan Sagmeister has been a major force in the design world since arriving in New York on a Fulbright grant in 1987. Following a stint at the renowned design studio M & Co. with Tibor Kalman, he established Sagmeister Inc. in 1993, adopting the motto "Style = Fart." His work has been featured in The New York Times and Rolling Stone, and on Entertainment Tonight, The Late Show with David Letterman and Good Morning America. He has won over 200 design awards including The One Show, Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, D&AD, Grand Prix and Moscow Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.
Sagmeister teaches in the MFA Design Department at School of Visual Arts. He created a poster for SVA's popular continuing education subway series, seen in the New York City subway system this fall.