I already had the chance to see Stefan Sagmeister live and it was a pleasure listening to his talk. »Things I have learned in my life so far« is also a wonderful compendium of is work consisting of 15 booklets in a slip case (). It is laser cut and shows a different cover depending on which booklet you insert at the top.
A further recommendation is »Sagmeister: Made You Look« () which gives an in-depth look on his work.
Over the course of my life, I have experienced many days of happiness; they all had a unique ingredient that separated them from each other as a distinct experience. There is; however, a day that I remember with extra fondness, a day that occupies a bigger space in my heart, the day of my eighteenth birthday. I suppose I could say this is possibly the happiest day in my life so far. The three factors that made this day so special were: a birthday cake, my friends, and a train station.
Currently on show at ‘ Grand Street gallery in New York is a new exhibition of work by . Entitled Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far, the show is a continuation of Sagmeister’s book of the same name, published by this spring.
Fraser Pettigrew is a tween boy growing up on Kiloran, a vast estate ruled over by his stern, but loving grandmother in 1920s Scotland in MY LIFE SO FAR. His slightly eccentric inventor father () is devoted to the family, but often clashes with Fraser's wealthy businessman uncle (), who has very different views about how to run the estate. These adult conflicts are seen from Fraser's childlike perspective, and over the course of the film he gradually starts to understand more of the situations.