Hello blog, sorry I have been ignoring you. I’ll make it up to you, I promise.
A few weeks ago I did a research project for Creative Thinking and Problem Solving on the Austrian powerhouse that is Stefan Sagmeister. Through the course of writing the paper I took plenty of time to admire his work and confirm that I am too OCD to have gone down the design path - I’ll stick to writing, thank you. If you are even remotely interested in art, graphic design or creative people in general I suggest you check him out. If you’re not interested in any of the above but want a good reason to suggest to your boss a one year sabbatical every seven years then still check him out.
Recently, Mr. Sagmeister has embarked on a project entitled “Things I Have Learned in My Life so Far,” in which his clients have allowed him to use spaces normally reserved for marketing communications to publish excerpts from his list. The methodology has ranged form giant inflatable monkeys placed in Scottish cities to an incredible interactive digtially manipulated projection of a spiderweb. Take five minutes and listen to him talk about it here:
This inspired me to start collecting my own list. In true form I skipped over the more emotional possibilities and put together the following to share with the class at the end of my presentation:
*I was not meant to be a broadcast journalist
*Inconvenience follows me
*The green line will never get me where I need to go when I need to be there
*Saying more than the required two words to a toll worker is always a good idea
*Not everyone understands sarcasm
*A hamburger with peanut butter is just as gross as it sounds
*Not having health insurance is a horrible idea. Always.
I’m sure I could come up with more than a few additions. Perhaps "Boys named Justin are generally liars," or "Unless you are the Duggars, a Costco membership leads to nothing but superfluous spending," should have made an appearance.
What’s on your list?