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Favourite expert? Stefan Stagmeister.

Born in Austria, right now based in New York city. Has it’s own design firm – Stagmeister Inc. Won Grammy award for art directing ‘Once in a Lifetime‘ box set by Talking Heads. Released two books: ‘Made You Look ‘ (2001) and ‘Things I have learned in my life so far‘ (2008). Also works as a lecturer in the graduate department of the School of Visual Art in New York. Has been appointed as the Frank Stanton Chair at the Cooper Union School of Art, New York.

And I like him not because of his awards or jobs he has, you just look at his work! It is design mixed with art. Some dreams. Smart thougts. Life experience. Fun. Hard work. And fantasy.  Open his web page. And you‘ll see not a simple homepage – it is an actual camera, recording his office at the moment, so you can actually see what is going on there! And by clicking on the particular sticker on the floor you are redirected to the ‘normal‘ web page. He is one of the people who brings ideas. New ideas. New concepts. New thoughts. His designs are optimistic, I really like colors, shapes, different materials he uses. 

Book ‘Things I have learned in my life so far ‘. Divided into 15 unbound signatures in a laser-cut slipcase, so you can have 15 different covers. More about the book:

At the opening of exhibition in New York. A wall of 10,000 bananas. Green bananas created a pattern against a background of yellow bananas spelling out: Self-confidence produces fine results.

Talkative chair.

First printed book in Europe? Johannes Gutenberg‘s Bible.

Although the first printed book is thought to be ‘The Diamond Sutra‘ , in Europe printing (with movable type) was invented only in 15th century. The first major printed book is said to be german printer‘s and publisher‘s Johannes Gutenberg‘s Bible (published in 1455). Gutenberg experimented with printing single sheets of paper and even small books, such as a simple textbook of Latin grammar, before beginning his work on the Bible around 1450. Although there are a few hypotheses, that Gutenberg was not the first to invent printing in Europe, there are not enough evidence to support these theories.

It is also called 42-line Bible, because it has two columns of text and 42 lines in each column. The number of lines was increased during the printing proces, some pages have only 40 lines per column.

Making of Bible. First of all Gutenberg‘s printers printed the main text areas. Then red headings and lines througt each caital letter were added by hand. The last stage was for a skilled artist to add the large capital letters and decorations.

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