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'Now is Better' in SFMOMA

'Now is Better' in SFMOMA

"Now is Better", part of small typographic films produced for The Happy Film and the Happy Show was bought by the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and is part of the inaugural exhibition. It lives in the same room with our heroes Jonathan Ive and Tauba Auerbach and made us very happy indeed.
"Now is Better", part of small typographic films produced for The Happy Film and the Happy Show was bought by the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and is part of the inaugural exhibition. It lives in the same room with our heroes Jonathan Ive and Tauba Auerbach and made us very happy indeed.
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Photo / Styling Internship Opening

Photo / Styling Internship Opening

Sagmeister & Walsh is looking for a photo / prop styling intern for the next few months. Ideally someone with experience working on sets and who has a passion for props styling.

Sagmeister & Walsh is looking for a photo / prop styling intern for the next few months. Ideally someone with experience working on sets who has a passion for prop styling. Bonus if you have experience with retouching or animation. You'd be working alongside 2-3 of our staff photographers on photo / stop motion / video shoots. You’d help with styling, production, and image archiving. Please email [email protected] with the subject line PHOTO INTERN _ YOUR NAME HERE. Please include a link to your website. Please do not mail heavy pdfs, and do not mail printed portfolios.

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New Website

New Website

Sagmeister & Walsh: Ok balls, great tits. A new nude photo to celebrate our new site.
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The Happy Film

The Happy Film

"The Happy Film" by Stefan Sagmeister was featured at the Tribeca Film festival April 16 to the 22nd. Stefan Sagmeister takes on the daunting project of changing his personality by trying to figure out the causes of happiness. On the advice of a trusted psychologist, Stefan experiments with three different approaches: meditation, therapy, and drugs.
"The Happy Film" by Stefan Sagmeister was featured at the Tribeca Film festival April 16 to the 22nd. Stefan Sagmeister takes on the daunting project of changing his personality by trying to figure out the causes of happiness. On the advice of a trusted psychologist, Stefan experiments with three different approaches: meditation, therapy, and drugs. The Happy Film follows his pursuit, and all that he encounters along the way: joy, ecstasy, heartbreak, change, love, and death. He accents his quest with a whimsical panoply of graphics, charts, and proverbs that illustrate his curious and adventurous spirit. The Happy Film is not guaranteed to make you happier, but his journey will surely move you to reexamine your own pursuit of happiness.
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Build Kindness Not Walls

Build Kindness Not Walls

“Build Kindness not Walls” project appeared in the New York Times. We built a kindness “wall” around the Trump Tower in NYC on March 15th, along with about 100 amazing volunteers. We stood out front for 3 hours in then morning with 40"x60" boards that spelled out a very important message.
“Build Kindness not Walls” project appeared in the New York Times. We built a kindness “wall” around the Trump Tower in NYC on March 15th, along with about 100 amazing volunteers. We stood out front for 3 hours in then morning with 40"x60" boards that spelled out a very important message. The protest was organized by Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman as the last step to the "12 Kinds of Kindness" project.
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We've Moved

We've Moved

We've moved from 206 W 23rd St to
900 Broadway, Suite 203, New York,
NY 10003

We were living among cockroaches and mice for several years at our old studio. When our ceiling fell through from toilet water, we felt it was time to move on. The Sagmeister & Walsh studio is now located at a somewhat nicer space:

900 Broadway, Suite 203, New York, NY 10003


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Aishti FW13

Aishti FW13

The Aishti Fall/Winter 2013 campaign is focused on the beautiful and surreal portraits with black and orange materials reflecting the elegant and luxurious impression of the brand.
The Aishti Fall/Winter 2013 campaign is focused on the beautiful and surreal portraits with black and orange materials reflecting the elegant and luxurious impression of the brand. Using black or orange Buttons, Sequins, Beads and Strings to cover the models' body — the monochromatic portraits build a surreal mysterious atmosphere. Art Direction, Design: Sagmeister & Walsh Photography: Henry Hargreaves Production: Group Theory / Ben Nabors Creative Retouching: Lutz And Schmitt Hair Stylist: Gregory Alan Makeup: Anastasia Durasova Stylist: Don Sumada BTS Video: Brian Petchers Production Designer: John Furgason and Andy Eklund
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SVA POSTERS

SVA POSTERS

“Take it On” posters for the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. We embraced the maxim by literally taking on the typography on our faces.

“Take it On” posters for the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. We looked around our studio and realized that the Sagmeister & Walsh team is rooted in the SVA community. Stefan teaches at the MFA Design department, Jessica teaches at the BFA Design department, and Santiago was a student at the BFA Design department. We embraced the maxim by literally taking on the typography on our faces. We worked with renowned photographer Henry Leutwyler and creative retoucher Erik Johansson to achieve this poster series which is now displayed throughout the NYC subway stations.

Art Directors: Stefan Sagmeister, Jessica Walsh Designers: Stefan Sagmeister, Jessica Walsh, Santiago Carrasquilla Photographer: Henry Leutwyler Creative Retoucher: Erik Johansson

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Yes! Dumbo Improvement project mural

Yes! Dumbo Improvement project mural

The studio was commissioned by the DUMBO Improvement District in partnership with Two Trees Management Co and the NYCDOT Urban Art Program to paint two 80 foot long murals on the walls of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway underpass, on Jay Street in Dumbo.
The studio was commissioned by the DUMBO Improvement District in partnership with Two Trees Management Co and the NYCDOT Urban Art Program to paint two 80 foot long murals on the walls of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway underpass, on Jay Street in Dumbo. We collaborated with renowned Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu and created two large typographic messages to sit on the facing walls. A fierce Octopus and its tentacles form ‘Yes!’ on one side, and a graphic black and white version covers the opposite wall — both hand painted by Coby Kennedy. Photo Credits: Daniel Greenfeld
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6 Things Show at the Jewish Museum

6 Things Show at the Jewish Museum

A traveling exhibition with accompanying publications, organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. In five compelling short videos and a sound-activated sculpture, Sagmeister & Walsh examines six things culled from Sagmeister’s diary that he believes have increased his personal happiness. From this emerged a forthcoming documentary entitled "The Happy Film" and from that "The Happy Show."
From this emerged a forthcoming documentary entitled The Happy Film and from that The Happy Show, a traveling exhibition with accompanying publications, organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Six Things is a continuation of this project on happiness, in which Jessica Walsh has been an integral partner. In five compelling short videos and a sound-activated sculpture, Sagmeister & Walsh examines six things culled from Sagmeister’s diary that he believes have increased his personal happiness: If I Don’t Ask I Won’t Get Keeping a Diary Supports Personal Development Be More Flexible It Is Pretty Much Impossible to Please Everybody Now Is Better Feel Others Feel Sugar cubes, bubbles, and water balloons are just some of the materials used to spell out the phrases. The ambiguous connections between the six epigrams and the objects of which they are composed are left for visitors to decipher, a provocative game based in the pleasure of looking. In addition, intrigued by a 2010–11 nationwide survey in which Jews reported the highest levels of well-being of all religious groups, the studio has placed a text in the gallery that connects scientific data to the personal exploration of happiness. Photographs by David Heald
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The Happy Show at MOCA, Los Angeles

The Happy Show at MOCA, Los Angeles

The Happy Show at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. Below are some shots taken from the evening and the days following thanks to Brian Forest and Carlos Gonzalez.
After finishing up in Toronto in the beginning of March, The Happy Show officially moved to MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. There was a line out the front of the building throughout the night, right up to closing at 9pm. Below are some shots taken from the evening and the days following thanks to Brian Forest and Carlos Gonzalez. The show is running until June 9 and will be moving to Chicago on the June 29.
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Sagmeister & Walsh

Sagmeister & Walsh

Nineteen years after the founding of Sagmeister Inc., we are renaming the company to Sagmeister & Walsh.

​Nineteen years after the founding of Sagmeister Inc., we are renaming the company to Sagmeister & Walsh.

Stefan Sagmeister was born in Austria and lives and works in New York. He has worked for the Rolling Stones, The Talking Heads, Lou Reed, The Guggenheim Museum and Levis. Exhibitions on Sagmeister’s work have been mounted in New York, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Paris, Lausanne, Zurich, Vienna, Prague, Cologne and Berlin.

Jessica Walsh is a multidisciplinary designer working in New York City. Her work has won design awards from the Type Director’s Club, Art Director’s Club, SPD, Print, and Graphis. She has received various celebrated distinctions such as Computer Art’s “Top Rising Star in Design,” an Art Director’s Club “Young Gun,” and Print Magazine’s “New Visual Artist”.


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