The Lucky Strike Designer Award, one of the leading international design awards with prize money of 50,000 euros, goes this year to Stefan Sagmeister, a star of the international graphic design scene and a winner of the coveted Grammy Award. His successful philosophy is: Design rocks!
"His work is highly creative, bold and innovative. It combines philosophy, politics and socially relevant subjects with avantgarde design; it's democratic, and accessible to everyone" – thus the the Foundation jury.
Sagmeisters's cover designs for albums by the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed and Talking Heads achieved cult status. Sagmeister was nominated for a Grammy five times, and he won this coveted award in 2005 for his design of the Talking Heads CD box set "Once in a Lifetime". Stefan Sagmeister himself says: "It's a special honour for me that the Raymond Loewy Foundation has recognised my oeuvre to date with the Lucky Strike Designer Award."