Chi segue il celebre designer austriaco Stefan Sagmeister su Instagram si sarà accorto che da circa un anno a questa parte, dopo aver postato la sua enorme collezione di dischi, il fondatore dello studio newyorkese Sagmeister & Walsh pubblica pochissimo materiale che riguarda la sua vita e i suoi progetti per offrire invece spazio alle opere altrui.

Ricevendo infatti una spropositata quantità di richieste di consigli e recensioni (da designer-rockstar quale è, felice di esserlo) ed essendo in giro per il mondo per l’anno sabbatico che regolarmente si prende, Sagmeister posta loghi, manifesti, prodotti, disegni che gli vengono inviati da grafici e illustratori, spesso giovani, scrivendo poi il suo giudizio, sempre conciso, diretto e dritto al punto, a sua volta corroborato o stroncato dal pubblico attraverso i commenti.

@aleksasabijelic writes: I created this poster for a school event. The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler that emphasizes female voices. This poster was originally denied for its explicitness.⠀ ⠀ my review: Ha, you created a poster for an explicit play bearing an explicit title and got rejected for explicitness? ⠀ As this is a classic play, dozens of posters have been created before, many of them explicit. The only thing I would change is the color scheme, this could be stronger using more vivid colors. ⠀ ⠀ If you want your project reviewed within this space, email me a square jpeg or mov file on white or black background, do include your IG address. Please do not send in designs based on the work of another designer. ⠀ StefanSagmeisterig@gmail.com

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@jil.leister writes: The poster was created during a pitch in my last agency for the reopening of an opera Berlin. It was part of a process and never published but I fell in love with the idea and revamped it afterwards.⠀ ⠀ my review: I love the idea and hate the execution. A giant cock on a Don Giovanni poster certainly makes sense. I would make it much, much bigger, get rid of the window he's looking out of, eliminate any text other than: "Mozart, Don Giovanni, Name of the Venue, date" and then spend some real love and attention on the typography. ⠀ ⠀ If you want your project reviewed within this space, email me a square jpeg or mov file on white or black background, do include your IG address. Please do not send in designs based on the work of another designer. ⠀ StefanSagmeisterig@gmail.com

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Per inviare i propri lavori, la mail è StefanSagmeisterig@gmail.com: una sola immagine o filmato, formato quadrato, in .jpeg o .mov, inserendo anche il proprio indirizzo Instagram.

Per chi invece non ha opere da mandare ma vorrebbe contribuire al prossimo progetto dello studio Sagmeister & Walsh, che sarà dedicato alla bellezza, può scrivere al medesimo indirizzo allegando anche in questo caso un’immagine o un filmato riguardante “la cosa più bella a cui può pensare”, a patto che si tratti di qualcosa fatto dall’uomo, tipo oggetti, architetture, città (niente natura, animali, persone), accompagnando il tutto con una piccola descrizione e il proprio indirizzo Instagram.

@photisserie writes: I made this picture for a little jewelry gallery´s catalogue. The client declined it and said that food an jewelry was a „no go“ for their producers. ⠀ My friend said I made the bracelets look like cock rings. ⠀ ⠀ my review: I very much like it. It seems that this kind of jewelry is too conservative for your approach, you would need to find a more fitting client. My sister Veronika once created a presentation for high-end stones looking fantastic on a complete variety of vegetables. You will find jewelry patterns that either fit or clash with the patterns of vegetables (cauliflower!) and create great tension. ⠀ If you want your project reviewed within this space, email me a square jpeg or mov file on white or black background, do include your IG address. Please do not send in designs based on the work of another designer. ⠀ StefanSagmeisterig@gmail.com

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@monserady writes: The task was to visualize the second article of the universal declaration of human rights. Its the article about the ban of discrimination.⠀ ⠀ I try to combine opposites like rich/poor, big/small,⠀ young/old, black/white and put the word „human“ in the⠀ middle of it all.⠀ ⠀ my review: The only word that remains legible without prompting is the 'mensch' (human) in the center, which would not be enough to make me study the whole poster. ⠀ Check out the work of Ralph Schraivogel, he is a master of optically distorted type on posters that still very much work as such.⠀ ⠀ If you want your project reviewed within this space, email me a square jpeg or mov file on white or black background, do include your IG address. Please do not send in designs based on the work of another designer. ⠀ StefanSagmeisterig@gmail.com

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@lillialpha writes: I just wanted to send you my first mp4 I did with PS. Ices are very embarrassed in summer when they start to melt, cause everyone is angry about them…but they’re just helpless. ⠀ ⠀ my review: Lovely! the action could be more dramatic, the entire scoop might melt down, the mouth and eyes floating away in various directions… Keep the illustration style exactly the same and think about all the things that can (or better: cannot) happen to a sweating ice cream cone. Anybody has any ideas? ⠀ ⠀ If you want your project reviewed within this space, email me a square jpeg or mov file on white or black background, do include your IG address. Please do not send in designs based on the work of another designer. ⠀ StefanSagmeisterig@gmail.com

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