Jessica Hische

From Berlin With Love
Posted by Lucas—02/2013

In a recent two-day Gestalten workshop, participants worked closely with Jessica Hische (a letterer, illustrator, and crazy cat lady known for her silly side projects and occasional foul mouth, as she jokingly describes herself) to develop a full vector alphabet and learn about drawing type in a short amount of time. Hische has been named a Forbes Magazine “30 under 30” in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print Magazine’s “New Visual Artists”. Gestalten.tv took the chance of a very brief break during the workshop to let Jessica talk us through some of the pros and cons of the letters B/E/R/L/I/N. Her work is profiled in: Hand to TypePlayful Type 2, and Precursor: The Creativity Watchlist.

Hand to Type

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
The beauty and art of creating handwritten letter forms.
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Playful Type 2

Ephemeral Lettering and Illustrative Fonts
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
A visual feast of experimental typography and illustrative lettering.
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Precursor

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
A new breed of creatives is enriching the classic categories of design.
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House Industries

Interview with Ken Barber
Posted by Ole Wagner—12/2011

House Industries has been producing their premier league retro design and their true love… Fonts! Fonts! Fonts! since 1993.

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Reza Abedini

Identity and Definition
Posted by Gestalten—05/2012

For Tehran-born and Amsterdam-based designer, Reza Abedini, graphic design is not merely a visual art form but "a value".

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“I always wanted to create surfaces that are desirable to touch.”

An interview with designer Elisa Strozyk about her unique creation: wooden textiles.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Lunica by Thomas Hirter

A New Font from Subtitle to Headliner
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Craft Beer Portraits n°2: Heidenpeters

In our second excerpt from Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book, we meet an artist-turned-brewer from Berlin.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

"You need only three knives for nearly everything you do in the kitchen"

A particularly sharp interview with Tomer Botner, founder of Florentine Kitchen Knives.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Recent Book Releases

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The Outsiders featured in Coven Magazine's issue 8.

The Outsiders reviewed on Lumberjac.

The Ride recommended in the August issue of Lufthansa's Exclusive Magazine.

Dinge drucken featured on Perlentaucher.de.

Dieter Rams. Less, but better on Houzz.

Northern Delights on Houzz. "Wer sich eine Scheibe vom skandinavischen Interior-Gespür abschneiden will, der findet auf diesen 256 Seiten reichlich Inspiration...Eine schöne Geschenkidee oder ein Liebling, der definitiv nicht im Bücherregal verstauben wird!"

I am Dandy in the Spring issue of Friends of Bentley Magazine. "Der Bildband nähert sich diesem Thema – und seinen Protagonisten – mit wachem Auge und sensibler Sympathie, um die feinen Nuancen der verschiedenen Stile, Attitüden und Philosophien der aktuellen Dandy-Szene in liebevollen Einzelporträts herauszuarbeiten."

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