Julien Vallée

Close encounter of a three-dimensional kind
Posted by Gestalten—02/2009

The striking creations of Canadian-born graphic designer Julien Vallée incorporate splendid handcraft and digital technology. For the cover art of Gestalten's new book <-Tangible: High Tough Visuals->, Vallée uses his multidisciplinary graphic-inspired approach and stages his design spatially by crafting three-dimensional objects and lettering. The result – a stunning almost palpable cover! Not limiting himself to print, he uses the stylistic means of graphic design to create art installations, motion graphics, animations and video designs. His playful graphics has gained him commissions and props from clients such as New York Times Magazine, MTV and Swatch to musicians like Kanye West. We met Julien, who's recently moved to Berlin, while he was preparing his installation for his group exhibition here in the city. A Gestalten favourite, his work is also featured in a number of our books; <-Tactile->, <-Fully Booked-> and <-Lemon Poppy Seed->.

A production by Gestalten Script Editor: Ole Wagner Camera: Sebastian Klatt Editor: Andrea Cadorin Producer: Markus Hollmann-Loges Location: Berlin Music: Slepcy 'Untitled Modular' from the Album 'We Are The Newest Battle Models' Copyright 2009 Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH und Co. KG

Papercraft

Design and Art with Paper
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014
A collection of creations crafted from paper as material for innovative art and design including bonus DVD.
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Tangible

High Touch Visuals
Posted by Gestalten—12/2013
Graphic-inspired design, objects and spaces by creatives that are producing striking visual and spatial work.
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Tactile

High Touch Visuals
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
A collection of cutting-edge work that illustrates how designers are implementing their ideas spatially.
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Fully Booked

Cover Art and Design for Books
Posted by Gestalten—02/2013
Striking book design that reveals today’s unprecedented experimentation with bound paper pages.
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Lemon Poppy Seed

Multitasking Creativity
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013
Cutting-edge design work by independent creative spirits who defy current trends and classification.
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Gestalten’s Berlin Food: "Berliner Stulle"

Two simple recipes for fresh lunch options.
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

True Legend

Who built the world's most notorious motorcycle?
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Another Dimension of Handmade

Iris Hantverk helps visually impaired people into work, creating beautiful tactile brushes for a wide range of uses
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Berlin Wonderland

Pictures from a forgotten city
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Recent Book Releases

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The Craft and the Makers recommended as the tip of the day on schöner- wohnen.de on October 6.

Visual Families featured in the November issue of PAGE. "Dieses ebenso unterhaltsame wie amüsante Wimmelbuch trägt ... Serien zusammen, ob Variationen aufs Thema Bartfrisuren, 80er-Jahre-Mixtapes (oder) die berühmtesten Sonnenbrillen aus Filmen wie Lolita oder The Big Lebowski."

The Outsiders recommended in ramp style's October issue. "Draußen ist das neue 'in'".

The Outsiders, Out of the Blue and The Chamber of Curiosity in étapes issue #221.

Wunderkammern in the fall issue of Diva Wohnen. "Wohn-sinn."

FAILE: Works on Wood featured in the October issue of miss.

Wunderkammern recommended in interia's fall/winter issue. "Wie Bühnen für ganz besondere Charaktere wirken die in diesem Band vorgestellten Domizile."

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