Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mister Meister

Title: Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far
Author: Stefan Sagmeister
Publisher: Abrams Books
Date Published: 2008
Printed: China
ISBN: 978-0-8109-9529-1
List: $40.00
Paid: $24.00 (Gift from Stephanie DeSocio)

Date 2/28/2008
n/w?: Want

Comment: I got this book a week ago, but I wasn't able to open it for a few days because I have been so busy with work. If you aren't a designer, there's a good chance you don't know who Stefan Sagmeister is, so I'll just tell you that he is a brilliant man. Stefan is arguably the most inspirational designer alive today. His work aesthetic often borders the realm of fine art, but it always communicates in a powerful and clever way. This book redefines what a design book could and should be. It is made up of a laser-cut slip case that contains 15 self-covering booklets of his work. Each cover can be arranged in the front of the stack to change the face of the book. The projects captured in each book illustrate the things Stefan has learned in his life so far (which happens to only be 20 things). After zero day happened some of my amazing friends reached out—unsolicited—to help me recover some of the things that meant the most to me. My friend and fellow designer Stephanie DeSocio wanted to help me re-establish my library of design books and sent me an Amazon gift card. I've held on to it for the last six months trying to choose something that would be a cherished part of my new collection, I've found that with this book. Thanks Stephanie.

1 comment:

Will said...

I'm ordering this! Thanks Brian, I love this blog and you of course.