Vilcek Prize Trophy
Vilcek Prize Trophy
Vilcek Prize Trophy

Vilcek Prize Trophy

Sagmeister, Inc., New York, New York, 2006


This Vilcek Prize Award trophy was created for a major new award program honoring outstanding achievements of foreign-born Americans within the fields of the visual arts and biomedical research. The first winners are artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude as well as cancer researcher Joan Massague.
The trophy represents a visualization of the pinnacle an individual or group can reach; each trophy is individually designed and cast for the winner.

Juror Notes

“Conceptechnologically right.”
“Conjures up epic Hollywood-style typography.”
“How can I win one of these?”

Collections: AIGA 365: 28 (2007)
Repository: Denver Art Museum
Discipline: Typographic design
Format: Type design, Artifact


Design firm
Sagmeister, Inc.
Creative director/art director
Stefan Sagmeister
Matthias Ernstberger
Nick Herman
Structural designer
Aly Khalifa
Printing method
Rapid Prototyping
Vilcek Foundation