Little Big Books Trailer

Illustrations for Children’s Picture Books
Posted by Lucas—12/2012

Despite, or because of, the ubiquity of televisions and computers, picture books have remained popular with kids and parents. These books have also not lost their appeal for illustrators and publishing houses—not least because a hit children’s book can serve as the lucrative basis for TV programs, video games, toys, or other merchandising. In addition to its presentation of cutting-edge visuals from around the world, Little Big Books offers insightful texts for those who hope to create or market visual content for children. These include interviews with experts about the educational aspects, make-up, and psychology of children’s picture books as well as the significance of children’s book awards and practical advice on publishing rights and licensing. The publication is rounded out with an introduction that puts current work into the historical context of classic books by the genre’s seminal pioneers.

Little Big Books

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
Today’s best illustrators for children’s picture books create work far beyond teddy bears and kitty cats.
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Neither Here Nor There

The Art of Oliver Jeffers
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
The world famous children’s book illustrator reveals the range of his artistic skill.
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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

A Crafty Outline Stencil Sans

Designed by Martin Aleith, the new Gestalten font QUANTEN combines geometric design with calligraphic elegance. In a new interview with Aleith, we leave aside the standard questions and talk in depth about the actual design process of his new font.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

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The Craft and the Makers reviewed in the October 17 issue of Deutsche Handwerks Zeitung.

Hallo, ich bin Erik featured in the September issue of Das österreichische Grafische Gewerbe.

5-page feature on Hello, I am Erik in the October issue of print&media.

The Outsiders recommended in Lufthansa Magazin's October issue.

Designing News in the issue 219 of étapes.

The Chopper recommended on beSpoke.

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