Friday, January 11, 2008

Tell me why again

Title: tellmewhy
Author: Clare Jacobson
Designer: karlssonwilker inc.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Date Published: 2003
Printed: China
ISBN: 1-56898-416-2
List: $29.95
Paid: $0.00 (Gift from Joseph Mueller)

Date 1/11/2008
n/w?: Want

Comment: Wow. This was a completely unexpected Christmas gift from my friend Joseph who I went to school with. When I was president of our Student AIGA chapter, I organized our annual NYC Studio trip and one of the studios we stopped at was karlssonwilker, one of my favorite design firms. Jan Wilker and Hjalti Karlsson both worked with Stefan Sagmeister and their style and wit have always captivated me. When I met Jan (Hjalti was sick that day) it was my first time meeting someone I considered to be a "rockstar" designer. I brought my copy of their book with me and Jan gladly signed it for me. Joseph was on that trip and knew that it meant a lot to me. After hearing about Zero Day, Joe decided to help me get a piece of my design library back. So he contacted Jan and Hjalti and told them my story and asked if they would sign another book for me. They did.

Hello Brian! This book is for you. You owned it before, but it got stolen. If you're ever in our neighborhood, make sure you come by for drinks. keep on rocking! Jan + Hjalti

Amazing. Thank you soo much Joe.


matthew_machine said...

This is a good one.

Jessi P. said...

sorry. I can't figure out how to use Blogger. Anyway, I was saying, dang! you have nice friends.