Sagmeister & Walsh, featured in Graphis Journal Issue #360, was recently named Graphis Master!
We’re excited that one of our latest Graphis Masters is New York City based creative agency Sagmeister & Walsh, led by Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh. With a full-service studio, they offer everything from brand identities and campaigns to social strategy and content creation. When looking at the unique and edgy work they do, it is no wonder their client list includes music accounts like Lou Reed/Sister Ray Enterprise, Universal Music/Jay-Z and corporate accounts like Red Bull and Pepsi.
Often, the images Sagmeister & Walsh create are effortlessly arresting. Though a seasoned professional can see just how much effort goes into an image like “Aizone 09-14” (ABOVE). Thinking outside the box seems to come easy to this creative agency and we look forward to featuring their work as a Graphis Master.
Stefan Sagmeister was interviewed for Journal Issue #360 and his responses were quite insightful. Here’s a snippet of what you’ll find in the Journal:
Who is or was your greatest mentor?
“Tibor Kalman was the single most influential person in my design life and my one and only design hero. 25 years ago, as a student in NYC, I called him every week for half a year and I got to know the M&Co receptionist really well. When he finally agreed to see me it turned out I had a sketch in my portfolio rather similar in concept and execution than an idea M&Co was just working on: He rushed to show me the prototype out of fear I’d say later he stole it out of my portfolio. I was so flattered.”
For more on Sagmeister & Walsh and many other inspiring artists, pre-order Graphis Journal, Issue #360 here. All print issues come with a free digital copy!