Stefan Sagmeister

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1962– | BORN: Bregenz, Austria | EDUCATION: University Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria; Pratt Institute, New York

Designed innovative CD packaging

Takes sabbaticals to experiment

Pushes and provokes with his work

Legendary designer Tibor Kalman once told his young protégé, “Stefan, this is terrible, just terrible. I am so disappointed.”28 Even at its worst, Stefan Sagmeister’s work is remarkable. And Kalman—his criticism notwithstanding—remains a big influence for Sagmeister.

Stefan Sagmeister doesn’t see a new project as just another job; he sees an opportunity to create something magnificent. He pushes beyond the functional to ...

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