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



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Stefan Sagmeister


In 2006, Stefan Sagmeister published Things I have learned in my life so far, a book born from a running list he keeps in his diary. With the support of his clients, Sagmeister began transforming these personal maxims into typographic artworks, which appeared on billboards, in magazines, and in public spaces all over the world. The result is an intriguing blend of personal revelation, visual audacity, and examination of the pursuit of happiness.
This revised and updated edition includes all of the aphorisms from the first book along with an additional 48 pages of new ones, and incorporates recent material from Sagmeister’s exhibitions at the Deitch Projects gallery in Soho and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, as well as his current project, The Happy Film. The book retains its unique packaging, now with 18 unbound signatures gathered into a laser-cut slipcase.

Additional information

Weight 1066 g
Dimensions 17.7 x 24 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 10 October 2013
Number of pages 296
Format Hardback
Contributors Contributions by Daniel Nettle, Nancy Spector, and Steven Heller
Dimensions 17.7 x 24 cm
Weight 1066 g


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Stefan Sagmeister is one of the most influential graphic designers working today. He lives in New York. Daniel Nettle is a reader in psychology at Newcastle University and is the author of Happiness: The Science Behind Your Smile. Steven Heller is cochair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts. Nancy Spector is deputy director and chief curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.