Obsessions Make My Life Worse and My Work Better

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Take a look at Stefan Sagmeister’s latest addition to the ongoing “Things I’ve Learned in my Life So Far” series, a statement that probably rings true for most designers. (Submit your own right here.) The message, created entirely out of hundreds of thousands of meticulously placed euro cent coins, was created as a part of Urban Play, one of the major events within experimentadesign 2008 in Amsterdam. Unfortunately though, the piece was short-lived. Apparently the police swept up the entire artwork a few hours after its installation in an effort to prevent people from pocketing the coins. You can read more about the project right here, and see more photos here.

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Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

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