Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister has been on my radar for a number of years, I have always thought of him as an inspirational creative. In my eyes he is a perfect example of a ‘post-modernist’, he basically flipped the design world on its head with some of his provocative, controversial pieces. His work was not well received by a lot of the traditionalist members of the graphic design circle. In my opinion the world is all the better from people like Sagmeister, if people like him didn’t show up and go against the grain then we as a society would not progress and evolve. I also think this is relevant to other fields and practices, such as art, engineering and other fields involving a creative process.

An example of piece of his provocative design below, He got a member of his design team to cut a large graphic in to his skin with a scalpel….Hmmm?


AIGA Detroit Poster (1999)