Stefan Sagmeister | Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far
On Thursday, May 8, 2008 at the Convocation Hall on the University of Alberta campus, the Alberta North chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada hosted design icon Stefan Sagmeister, on his Canadian tour to support his new book, “Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far”. He shared his design secrets and now you to can also watch his presentation.
Missed the event?
The entire presentation can be viewed at http://abnorth.gdc.net/sagmeister/video/intro.
You should see the photos...
A gigantic thank you to Stefan for choosing to do a talk in Edmonton; everyone that helped bring him to Edmonton and to everyone that attended the fantastic event on May 8, 2008!
PDF of the interview with Sagmeister by Edmonton's VUE Weekly (1.3 MB).
Full bio on Stefan Sagmeister
The site where you can upload the things you've learned in your life so far:
We've had some great feedback from people who attended the event. Here's a sample of what one of our members wrote one day after the event:
“A big thanks to you guys for organizing the talk and for bringing such an interesting and inspired speaker to Edmonton. It was very refreshing to listen to someone who had not only a great sense of humour, but a very conceptual and engaging vision. I don't think there are too many designers out there who have linked their work so strongly with installation. His approach is unique, and I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. I admit I also loved his grandfather's work :-) It was SO nice to listen to a designer from Europe. I love to a hear a broader global perspective, and have a lot of respect for someone who can see the larger picture. It was excellent to hear and see a different perspective. Big kudos to you. Loved it!”
Design Workshop in Banff, Alberta - HOW TO MAKE MISTAKES ON PURPOSE
Host: GDC Alberta North Chapter
Type: Education - Workshop
Start Time: Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 7:00pm
End Time: Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 12:00am
Location: The Banff Centre
Street: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
City/Town: Banff, AB
HOW TO MAKE MISTAKES ON PURPOSE is NOT a creativity workshop. Trying to be creative is just deadly. It works about as well as trying to be charming. There is no syllabus. What we actually do in the Workshop is top secret. Workshop alumni are requested to respect the "omertà", or Mafia code of silence. It's about surprise, so it must be one. Bring Chaos to your Order.
One day Georges de Mestral went for a walk in the woods. He got some burrs stuck on his pants. He played around with 'em. He thought, "What could this be?" And now we have Velcro. Here's what he didn't do: He didn't sit down at a desk and think, "What this world needs is a better way of sticking stuff together! I'm going be creative! I will invent a new and exciting way of doing that!"
But how can you plan those happy accidents? In the workshop, things will happen that will make you ask, "What could this be?"
If you try very hard to create a good thing it will probably be bad. So let's be bad. I can't tell you what to expect. I guarantee you will surprise me, yourself, and everybody else. Anybody can do it. It is not just for designers, inventors, and people like that. Think of it as tuna surprise, but without the tuna.
Partners have worked to keep the prices (super)affordable, and spaces are limited, so book soon!
$442 / members (GDC & Digital Alberta)
$542 / includes a $100 Digital Alberta membership
$617 / includes a $175 Associate membership with GDC AB North (see http://www.gdc.net/join/form.htm)
$375 / students
Fees include registration, meals and accommodation for 3 nights at the Banff Centre.
The agenda will be built about 2 weeks before the workshop. It will start as an evening reception at 7 pm on the Thursday night and end by 12 noon on Sunday. Laurie has a customized workshop and she will be the only presenter – but she is fantastic! Maximum capacity for the workshop is 40 participants. For more information or to register, go to: http://digitalalberta.com/workshop-how-to-make-mistakes-on-purpose
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Remember to checkout Laurie’s website www.rosenworld.com, there's lots of information about her there. Here's a link to the article she wrote for Communication Arts: http://abnorth.gdc.net/events/rosenwald/Laurie-Rosenwald-Article-CA.pdf Interactive Annual issue, September/October – if you have the issue, it's on p. 14.
Event is on Facebook:
Alberta South's posting of the workshop:
GDC Alberta North's posting of the workshop:
*NOTE: Associate membership with the GDC Alberta South Chapter is $225
Join us on the rooftop patio at Latitude53
Host: GDC Alberta North Chapter
Type: Party - Mixer
Network: Edmonton, AB
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008
Time: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Location: T5J 1H5 (2nd floor, 10248 106 Street)
Street: corner of 106 Street & 103 Avenue
City/Town: Edmonton, AB
Join us on the rooftop patio at Latitude53 for a casual summer evening of music, art and mingling. If you missed seeing Graphex 2008 a while back, now's your last chance to take it in before it heads on out of town!
Drinks and appetizers will be served.
Schedule in some rooftop mingling on Thursday August 14th from 4:30 pm – 11 pm. See you there!
Here's a link to the graphex flickr site (it has a nice background for what graphex is and pictures to entice!): http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdcbc/collections/72157603479716009
Helvetica: The Film
Presented by: Coast Paper
Host: GDC Alberta North
Type: Music/Arts - Exhibit
Time and Place
Date: Friday, February 8, 2008
Time: 6:55 pm - 11:55 pm
Location: Metro Cinema in the Citadel Theatre
Street: 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
City/Town: Edmonton, AB
HELVETICA: THE FILM
PRESENTED BY COAST PAPER
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 > METRO CINEMA in the Citadel Theatre
7:00 pm > Pre-screening party with food and cash bar
8:00 pm > Screening of Helvetica: The Film
$20 ($15 w/student id) - Includes one free drink
Space is limited. RSVP to email@example.com (or add yourself to the facebook guest list) by February 4 to be entered to win a Helvetica gift pack.
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