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". Combining traditional and contemporary types in his own body of worklogos, posters, corporate identities and three-dimensional designsfor more than 20 years, he is also teaching as professor of graphic design. In our Gestalten.tv feature, he gives insight into the merits of Arabesque 2: Graphic Design from the Arab and Persian World, why there is a "useless distance between the letters" in western printing and how to find one's own visual identity these days.

Arabesque 2

Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013
Cutting-edge graphic work from the Arab world and Iran that is emblematic of the cultural emancipation of this entire area.
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Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès

Winning the Match
Posted by Lina Kunimoto—09/2011

Typographer, graphic designer, researcher, and writer Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès is the founder of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography, which is dedicated to advancing design research and typography in the Middle East, North Africa, and their diaspora.

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Francesco Franchi: Infographic Thinking

Two-day Workshop at Singapore Management University
Posted—09/2014

“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

Recent Book Releases

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Kleine Gestalten and Elsa und die Nacht in the September/October issue of Luna.

The Outsiders in the fall issue of InStyle Men.

Out of the Blu in the August issue of Identity Magazin.

Hide and Seek reviewed on Selectism. "Gestalten release another corker, (...), bringing together the most spectacular Summer, Winter, forest and mountain hideaways, with everything in between."

Printing Things featured on 90+10.

Hide and Seek recommended on Cool Hunting.

Hide and Seek on Zeit Magazin.

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