What is this?
Poster is both announcement of an AIGA program and a self portrait of the designer. Color photographic reproduction of designer shown from mouth to lower waist and holding package of "Duane Reade" brand band-aids in right hand against red drapery. Text is inscribed on body with X-acto knife. Bandage below his right nipple region.
Why is this in our collection?
Stefan Sagmeister is one of the most exciting graphic designers working today. This design is part of a group of objects proposed for acquisition that represents some of his best work from the mid-1990s to the present (2000). Sagmeister was born in Austria and studied design in Austria and New York. He worked for Leo Burnett in Hong Kong and for M& Co. in New York before establishing his own New York-based firm in 1993. Since the mid-1990s, Sagmeister has been in demand as a CD cover designer due to his innovative aesthetic sensibility. His design work for the music industry has been recognized with both Grammy awards and design awards and is highly regarded by his clients (including Mick Jagger, Aerosmith,... more