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Poster, GSAPP Events Fall 2004

This is a Poster. It was designed by Matthias Ernstberger and the art director was Matthias Ernstberger and Stefan Sagmeister. It is dated 2004 and we acquired it in 2011. Its medium is offset lithograph on wove paper, folded, secured with rubber band. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Stefan Sagmeister was born in Austria and studied graphic design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Pratt Institute in New York. After short apprenticeships with Leo Burnett’s Hong Kong Design Group and at M & Co., he opened his own firm in New York in 1993, Sagmeister Inc., which has since produced graphics, branding, and packaging for a variety of clients including Levi Strauss & Co., the Guggenheim Museum, and Time Warner Inc. Sagmeister was appointed to the Frank Stanton Chair at the Cooper Union School of Art and teaches in the graduate department of the School of Visual Arts, both in New York City. He has received almost every significant international design award, including the 2005 National Design Award in the field of Communications Design and two Grammys—one that same year for his packaging for the Talking Heads box set, Once in a Lifetime, and a second in 2010 for his packaging for the David Byrne and Brian Eno collaboration, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.
Sagmeister’s graphic production is original and challenges the limits of his profession. This poster, part of a larger group of objects by Sagmeister proposed for acquisition, will augment the museum’s representation of work by this celebrated graphic designer.

This object was donated by Stefan Sagmeister. It is credited Gift of Stefan Sagmeister.

Its dimensions are

15.2 x 7.6 cm (6 x 3 in.), folded

Cite this object as

Poster, GSAPP Events Fall 2004; Designed by Matthias Ernstberger; Art Director: Stefan Sagmeister (Austrian, b. 1962); USA; offset lithograph on wove paper, folded, secured with rubber band; 15.2 x 7.6 cm (6 x 3 in.), folded; Gift of Stefan Sagmeister; 2011-34-3

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