Shepard Fairey

Obey to the better
Posted by Ole Wagner—01/2011

Introducing the American artist Shepard Fairey is a bit like explaining whose portrait he famously altered for the "Hope" campaign that was widely used by Barack Obama's supporters in 2008. Since the mid 1980s he has created outstanding (then: street) art that is strong, iconic and expressive. Shepard Fairey is also a thoughtful, committed, and outspoken activist who revives the artistic virtues of standing up for the freedom of speech and fighting for rational and non-corporate ways of dealing with the issue of copyright. Obey the interview we did with him in Los Angeles in late 2010!

Art & Agenda

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
Explores the current interrelationship between politics, art, and activism.
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Beyond the Street

The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art
Posted by Gestalten—12/2013
Definitive book on street art featuring 100 key figures from around the world in their own words and images.
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On the Way to Wheels & Waves

June 12–15 / Biarritz, France
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

Speed, style and freedom—we are beyond stoked to return to Biarritz this weekend for the event Wheels and Waves, a festival dedicated to surfing and custom motorcycles. With its fine blend of mechanics, vintage, surfing, art and music, it has become one of the most anticipated events in the custom motorcycling scene.

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Gestalten at The Monocle Summer Fayre

Special Shopping Weekend, June 14-15
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

Hey London, please join us in celebrating the arrival of summer at Monocle’s annual Summer Fayre this weekend.

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Let’s Go North

New Black Sanborn Paddles for Gestalten
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

To coincide with our outdoor-themed showcase, we collaborate with the Minnesota-based producer of hand carved wooden paddles,  Sanborn Canoe Company, on a new black edition of the Canoeist Heritage Paddle entitled North, exclusively sold at Gestalten Stores.

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Launching Fredericks & Mae

Made for Gestalten
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

Fredericks & Mae make things “with confused origins”—objects that have histories and bear the marks of different cultures. 

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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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