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You are not a storyteller - Stefan Sagmeister @ FITC on Vimeo
"We had the pleasure of spending some time with Stefan Sagmeister at the recent FITC Toronto conference in April, 2014, and he had some things to say."

[via: "The smartest thing @sagmeisterwalsh has ever said. cc to all the 'Design Fiction' lot." ]
storytelling  storytellers  design  stefansagmeister  2014  humor  designfiction 
august 2014 by robertogreco
Jad Abumrad, Radiolab’s ‘genius’ storyteller, on what public radio needs now: ‘more joy, more chaos’ » Nieman Journalism Lab
How do you hang on to a successful formula while also trying to break free from it?

“I think about Stefan Sagmeister,” the Austrian graphic designer, “who every six years, I think it is, seven years, he just quits his life and moves to some distant spot on the globe and just throws himself into some new art and comes back, refreshed. I think to myself, how can I do that without actually leaving?” he said.

“It’s also going to be about, frankly, it’s going to be about sucking, you know? The only way to really loosen the reins a little bit is to say to yourself, ‘Let’s do an experiment that makes me actually deeply nervous, because it could be bad.’ I’m prepared to suck for awhile.”…

“It needs more joy. It needs more chaos. It needs more anarchy. And it needs more moods. The range of human experiences is covered and reported about on NPR, but it’s not reflected in the tone, and it’s not reflected in the style…"
radiolab  radio  npr  jadabumrad  2011  stefansagmeister  sabbaticals  cv  risktaking  sucking  chaos  anarchy  messiness  work  disruption  thisamericanlife  iraglass  anarchism 
september 2011 by robertogreco
5 Voyeuristic, Cross-Disciplinary Peeks Inside Great Creators' Notebooks | Brain Pickings
"The nature and origin of creativity is the subject of many a theory. But, rather than theorizing about it, wouldn’t it be great if we could just lift the lid of a great creative mind and see just how the machinery works? Well, we sort of can — by way of great creators’ private notebooks and sketchbooks, which offer a trip to as close to the creative process as we can get. After last week’s rare look at Michelangelo’s, here are five cross-disciplinary favorites, spanning everything from street art to field science."
art  books  creativity  writing  notebooks  2011  classideas  thinking  stefansagmeister  miltonglaser  michaelbierut  marianbantes  odedexer  nomabar  amyfranceschini  sarafanelli  timlane  paulcox  tristanmanco  illustration  meriwetherlewis  annabehrensmeyer  rogerkitching  jennykeller  glenngriffin  deborahmorrison  sophieblackall  tadcarpenter  jillbliss  juliarothman  stevenheller  litatalarico 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Famous Creators on the Fear of Failure | Brain Pickings
"While intended as advice for design students, these simple yet important insights are relevant to just about anyone with a beating heart and a head full of ideas — a much-needed reminder of what we all rationally know but have such a hard time internalizing"
design  psychology  creativity  failure  innovation  doing  making  resilience  learning  paulocoelho  stefansagmeister  reiinamoto  miltonglaser  fear  2011 
july 2011 by robertogreco
In a world of distraction, here’s how (and why) to find your focus. | GlimmerSite
"In trying to design an environment that allows for more focus, some people opt for an austere “quiet room,” while others recommend something more playful (designer Brian Collins thinks you should turn a space into your own personal kindergarten classroom, with chalkboards and walls covered with drawings and other scraps of inspiration). The décor may not matter as much as the wiring—or the desired lack thereof. Too many interruptions can disrupt the connections and “smart recombinations” that may be forming in the designer’s mind. One study, by Hewlett-Packard, found that constant interruptions actually sap intelligence (by about ten IQ points, in fact)."
distraction  concentration  slowlearning  design  problemsolving  intelligence  brucemau  stefansagmeister  sabbaticals  tcsnmy  cv  learning  environment  space  lcproject 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off | Video on
"Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali."
stefansagmeister  sabbaticals  yearoff  sevenyears  cv  timeoff  lifehacks  gtd  creativity  work  projects  process  design  art  writing  innovation  productivity  life  ideas  bali  glvo  furniture  ted  time  management  google  3m  happiness  planning  tcsnmy  administration 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Stefan Sagmeister: Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far (Monoscope) [rediscovered via:preoccupations]
"1. Helping other people helps me. 2. Having guts always works out for me. 3. Thinking that life will be better in the future is stupid. I have to live now. 4. Organising a charity group is surprisingly easy. 5. Being not truthful always works against me. 6. Everything I do always comes back to me. 7. Assuming is stifling. 8. Drugs feel great in the beginning and become a drag later on. 9. Over time I get used to everything and start taking for granted. 10. Money does not make me happy. 11. My dreams have no meaning. 12. Keeping a diary supports personal development. 13. Trying to look good limits my life. 14. Material luxuries are best enjoyed in small doses. 15. Worrying solves nothing. 16. Complaining is silly. Either act or forget. 17. Everybody thinks they are right. 18. If I want to explore a new direction professionally, it is helpful to try it out for myself first. 19. Low expectations are a good strategy. 20. Everybody who is honest is interesting."
stefansagmeister  design  art  life  philosophy  experience  wisdom  honesty  risk  truth  behavior  money  dreams  creativity 
september 2008 by robertogreco
David Byrne Journal: 07.28.2008: Almost Everything
"Brian added that the U.S. relies on what he aptly refers to as “cowardly socialism.” For decades at a time, we permit laissez-faire capitalists to espouse the harsh, invisible hand of the free market, until giants like Bear Stearns, Chrysler, and Fannie Mae threaten to go under because of greedy behavior or bad decisions. Then the government will begrudgingly bail them out and maybe even adopt some protective or regulatory policies. But only when pushed to the wall do they admit that the implementation of vaguely socialist policies — policies that value people over quick profits — may prevent the collapse of their whole house of cards.

We moved on to marvel at how Hallmark can put a music player in a greeting card. And in case you were wondering, none of the above political complaints are in evidence on the album."
music  politics  brianeno  davidbyrne  stefansagmeister  taxes  socialism  policy  us  europe  government 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Brand New: The 17 Sides of a Cultural Identity
"By using the building as a visual source, Stefan Sagmeister created a dynamic, faceted and endlessly varied identity — all literally speaking. The resulting logo is perhaps, well, not pretty, but as a vessel for the complete identity and adaptable exec
algorithms  branding  brand  design  dynamic  logos  graphics  portugal  casademusica  oma  remkoolhaas  identity  stefansagmeister  generativelogos  graphicdesign  architecture  music  creativity 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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