Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister is a New York based graphic designer and typographer living in Bali, Indonesia.  His design firm Sagmeister Inc. in New York is where he works designing album covers for such artists as Lou Reed, OK Go, The Rolling Stones, David Byrne, Aerosmith and Pat Metheny.

Stefan Sagmeister is mostly famous for his body carving project, where he carved words into his body. Stefan was said to have suffered from anxiety so decided to carve meaningful words, names and dates, for a Detroit poster, on to his body as relief for his anxiety and give out his message in a truly deep way that is definitely original. Sagmeister said; “We probably could have Photoshoped that AIGA Detroit poster, rather than cutting the type in my skin. I think the results are more authentic and the process more interesting (and painful)”.


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