Stefan Sagmeister, the "Enfant Terrible" of Graphic Design, Opens Exhibition at MUDAC


LAUSANNE.- “Stefan Sagmeister is a pop star”… exalts Mieke Gerritzen, an Austrian graphic designer who is Sagmeister’s friend and opposite number, when describing him in an article appearing in the exhibition catalogue. Indeed, best known for his CD box sets for David Byrne, Bryan Eno, Talking Heads, Lou Reed and the Rolling Stones (for which he earned several Grammy Awards), Sagmeister is happy to set up actual performances to produce the print design of his projects. Whether it be composing sentences with letters carried around the world by bit players for a TV commercial, or asking the public to spell out a gigantic slogan with letters made up of Euro cents (in Amsterdam), or even having a poster’s wording carved into his own torso and with a razor blade, Stefan Sagmeister always comes up with staging that revolves around the language he has chosen