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Stefan Sagmeister: Designing passionate life, lessons spoken in the language of design

  • Trisha

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 22 2009   /  09:38 am
Stefan Sagmeister: (JP/J.B. Djwan)(JP/J.B. Djwan)

Stefan Sagmeister: (JP/J.B. Djwan) If grammy award-winning graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister has learned anything in his 46 years, it is the importance of taking the time to reignite the passion for what you love.
Sagmeister left his home in New York for a 12-month “sabbatical” from his design studio Sagmeister Inc., which has designed album covers for great warriors of rock such as The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed and Talking Heads. His covers are legendary. As I.D. Magazine wrote of his work: “Sagmeister’s CD package designs are what poetry is to prose: Distilled, intense, cunning, evocative and utterly complete. His intentions have set a new standard.”
For all this level of praise and his connections to the heady world of rock stars and air-kissing art crowds, Sagmeister borders on the nerdy. Two meters tall, in jeans and a simple shirt, he is warm...