Every month, the Forward Magazine brings you a selection of musical pearls hand picked by friends, musicians, speakers at the Forward Festival and many more. The sixth edition is curated by the well-known designer Stefan Sagmeister.


Check out Stefan’s playlist, which features tons of great live versions of songs such as “Walk On the Wild Side” by Lou Reed and “dance yrself clean” by LCD Soundsystem. So lean back and enjoy amazing versions of these timeless classics!



The New York-based graphic designer, who was born in Bregenz, has collected virtually every design award. His most famous projects include cover artworks for artists, who are also represented in this playlist – like The Rolling Stones or Lou Reed. He has won, among other awards, two Grammys and worked for various clients such as Barneys, Snapchat, the NY Times Magazine, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and many more.


Find more of Stefan Sagmeister’s work here and on his Instagram.