Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali.
Stefan Sagmeister is no mere commercial gun for hire. Sure, he’s created eye–catching graphics for clients including the Rolling Stones and Lou Reed, but he pours his heart and soul into every piece of work. His design work is at once timeless and of the moment, and his painstaking attention to the smallest details creates work that offers something new every time you look at it.
While a sense of humor invariably surfaces in his designs, Sagmeister is nonetheless very serious about his work; his intimate approach and sincere thoughtfulness elevate his design. A genuine maverick, Sagmeister achieved notoriety in the 1990s as the designer who self-harmed in the name of craft: He created a poster advertising a speaking engagement by carving the salient details onto his torso.
- Watch Stefan Sagmeister’s “7 rules for making more happiness” talk at TED
- Watch Alex Steffen’s “The shareable future of cities” talk at TED
- Watch Autodesk’s “Introduction to Design for Lifetime” video
- Watch John Hodgman’s “Design, explained” talk at TED
- Watch Chip Kidd’s “Designing books is no laughing matter… OK, it is!” talk on TED
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