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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"Splitting wood is like opening a Christmas present."

Ej Osborne of Hatchet+Bear, who was featured in our book The Outsiders, became hooked on woodworking while in a fever. Here, she explains what makes wood such an extraordinarily rewarding material to work with.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

Juan Velasco Talks Infographics

"There is no room for fiction in information graphics." An interview about why we need data vizualisation, what it takes to create great infographics, and what it's like to work at National Geographic.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Join the 2014 EyeEm Festival and Awards

Gestalten has teamed up with the 2014 EyeEm Festival and Award, the world’s biggest mobile photography award and festival.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

The Power of Infographics

Two Days of Data Visualization and Storytelling with Juan Velasco from 5W (former Art Director of National Geographic and The New York Times)
Posted—07/2014

The Outsiders reviewed in the September-October 2014 issue of Salt Magazine.

Barley & Hops featured on Lost in a Supermarket.

Barley & Hops on Selectism.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended on Heldth.

Das Craft-Bier Buch on Die Welt.

Das Craft-Bier Buch featured on Süddeutsche.de.

Issun Bôshi recommended on Kirkus.

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