Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far by Stefan SagmeisterThis book began as a list designer Stefan Sagmeister made in his diary under the title Things I have learned in my life so far, which includes statements such as Worrying solves nothing and Trying to look good limits my life. The list reveals something that is profoundly true: Although human beings have been pursuing happiness for countless generations, it is not so easily achieved. And we need constant reminders to keep us on the right path.
With the support of his clients, Sagmeister transformed these sentences into typographic works, from billboards in France to sign-toting inflatable monkeys on the streets of Scotland. Accompanied by essays from design historian Steven Heller, Guggenheim chief curator Nancy Spector, and UK psychologist Daniel Nettle, as well as Sagmeisters own words, the series is revealed as a complex blend of personal revelation, art, and design--an eclectic mix of visual audacity and sound advice.
This book consists of 15 unbound signatures in a laser-cut slipcase. Shuffling the sequence of the signatures will produce 15 different covers.
Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far
About a decade ago, Stefan Sagmeister , one of the most celebrated and influential designers of our time, began keeping a running list of life-learnings in his diary. Eventually, he translated these private thoughts into a series of typographic artworks and public installations at the intersection of the personal and the philosophical, creating a new genre of metaphoric lettering, which ended up among the ideas that changed graphic design and which he collected in a gorgeous artifact of a book in I used to lie awake at night brooding over problems that came up during the day. It kept me from sleeping, it was not enjoyable, and most importantly, I never arrived at a solution for anything — a remarkably effective way to be miserable. Cue in this great read on what the psychology of suicide-prevention teaches us about controlling our everyday worries. Another, a collaboration with Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu, enlists the whimsical to reveal the real:.
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