Studying Sagmeister

August 6, 2010

The Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives has announced the launch of its Design Study Collection (DSC), a series of acquisitions focusing on important designers and illustrators working in the field today. The first DSC holdings come from MFA Design Department faculty member Stefan Sagmeister, whose instantly recognizable visual style has appeared on CD packaging for David Byrne and Lou Reed; in the books Made You Look (Thames & Hudson, 2001) and Things I have learned in my life so far (Abrams, 2008); and on the cover of the 1994 SVA Division of Continuing Education fall bulletin.

According to Archivist Beth Kleber and Archives Assistant Zachary Sachs, Sagmeister’s collection is the first of many to come in the DSC series. In the meantime, they also recently completed processing a collection of work by illustrator James McMullan, who is best known for his book covers, magazine illustrations and theater posters for productions at Lincoln Center. More information on McMullan and his collection at the Archive can be found here.

Image: Stefan Sagmeister, Division of Continuing Education Bulletin, 2004; ©Visual Arts Press, Ltd.

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