Programs and Tours
Stefan Sagmeister: Design and Happiness
Renowned for eye catching album covers, posters, and his recent book of life lessons, graphic designer Stephan Sagmeister is both a maverick and perfectionist. His motto is "Design that needed guts from the creator and still carries the ghost of these guts in the final execution." Born in Austria, he now lives and works in New York. In 1993 he formed Sagmeister Inc. to design branding, graphics, and packaging for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO, the Guggenheim Museum and Time Warner, and he is the author of the design monograph “Made You Look.” His long-standing collaborators include the AIGA, and musicians David Byrne and Lou Reed. In 2005, Sagmeister won the Communications Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. His Stamps presentation explores the possibilities to achieve happiness as a designer, his tactics to make sure his work remains a calling without deteriorating into a job, as well as the chances to design pieces that induce happiness in the audience.
With support from UM Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, AIGA Detroit, the professional association for design.
Established with the generous support of UM School of Art and Design alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Stamps Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities. Additional support is provided by our media sponsor, Michigan Radio.
Events in the Penny Stamps series are always free of charge and open to the public.
Thursday, 08 November, 2012
Historic Theater, Michigan Theater
603 E. LibertyAnn Arbor, MI 48104