Design Lecture Series
Brought to you by Civilization
Stefan Sagmeister is a critically acclaimed New York based designer from Vienna. With a focus on concept rather than style, Sagmeister has worked with a wide spectrum of clients such as Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, HBO and the Guggenheim Museum. In his lectures and art, Sagmeister often explores the subject of personal happiness and balance between work and private life.
Art exhibitions featuring his work have occurred in New York, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Paris, Zurich, Vienna, Prague, Cologne and Berlin. His work has been profiled in The New York Times, Rolling Stone magazine, Entertainment Tonight, The Late Show with David Letterman and Good Morning America.
During his lecture for the Design Lecture Series, Sagmeister will discuss his recent exhibition at the MOCA Los Angeles titled “The Happy Show”: a thematic multidisciplinary exhibition using film, print, graphics, sculpture, and installations to explore the artist’s mood fluctuations through means of mediation, cognitive therapy and pharmaceuticals.
Selected Work by Stefan Sagmeister
Livestream from Bootstrapper Studios
Tune in Friday March 10 from 7—8:30 PM PST for the Jessica Walsh lecture.
About the Design Lecture Series
The Design Lecture Series brings world-class designers to Seattle to inspire conversation on creativity and innovation.
All lectures are free and take place at the Seattle Public Library – Central Branch designed by Rem Koolhaas. The series has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status fiscally sponsored by Allied Arts Foundation.
The Design Lecture Series is fully produced by Civilization, a design practice that works with causes, clients and partners that share our commitment for creating positive change and promoting a greater awareness of the world.
Our aim in producing the Design Lecture Series is not only to stimulate design conversation within our region but also to educate a new generation of designers about the rich history of graphic design.
The Design Lecture Series has been featured in publications such as Under Consideration, Frame, Metropolis, and IdN, and we are honored that our award-winning posters from the series are included in the permanent collection of design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).