Abrams, New York, 2007, English
Nonfiction, Graphic Design
ISBN: 9780810995291

Taken from 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.” 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 Sagmeister's own words, the series is revealed as a complex blend of personal revelation, art, and design. This book consists of 15 unbound signatures in a laser-cut slipcase. Shuffling the sequence of the signatures produces 15 different covers.

Also see Things I have learned in my life so far, Updated Edition.

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Todd Oldham

Very beautifully designed and realized by artist and designer Stefan Sagmeister. Offers excellent, sage, and sweetly off-kilter advice valuable to anyone entering or immersed in the world of design and the arts.

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