Visualizing Music

The Design of “For The Record”
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

In celebration of its 15th Anniversary, the Red Bull Music Academy—revered as one of the most progressive institutions in today’s musical landscape—has paired up a compelling selection of top artists, celebrated producers and industry insiders, curating conversations on some of the most relevant topics in music today. Together with the stunning visual design by Chris Rehberger’s Double Standards agency, the results make for one of the most insightful publications on the current state of music and the music industry. 

In this video, Chris Rehberger unfolds the making and approach of each distinctive dialogue showcased in the book. From concept and technique to the rhythm of language, every conversation is illustrated with special design tailor-made for each featured music legend. For the Record is a veritably inspirational cornucopia for all die-hard music lovers out there.

For the Record–Conversations with People Who Have Shaped the Way We Listen to Music

João Barbosa x Kalaf Ângelo x Mulatu Astatke
Bernard Purdie x Jaki Liebezeit 
Martyn Ware x Nile Rodgers
Kerri Chandler x Patrick Adams
Gareth Jones x Metro Area
Carsten Nicolai x Olaf Bender x Uwe Schmidt
Benny Ill x Moritz von Oswald
Lee “Scratch” Perry x Adrian Sherwood 
Matias Aguayo x Sly & Robbie
DJ Harvey x Ben UFO
Cosey Fanni Tutti x Nik Void
Modeselektor x Mykki Blanco
Erykah Badu x The Underachievers
Just Blaze x Paul Riser
Robert Henke x Tom Oberheim

Red Bull Music Academy’s new microsite offers an extensive look inside the book, along with extra features on these personalities. Check it out here.

Red Bull Music Academy’s new microsite offers an extensive look inside the book, along with extra features on these personalities. Check it out here.

 

For The Record

Posted by Gestalten—11/2014
To celebrate its fifteenth anniversary, the Red Bull Music Academy has curated conversations with masterminds and trailblazers in today’s music on their perspectives and strategies for success.
→ read more

The Gestalten Holiday Gift Guide III

Because A Book Is a Gift You Can Open Again and Again.
Posted by Gestalten—12/2014

The Gestalten Holiday Gift Guide II

Because Visual Books Offer Inspiration for All Ages
Posted by Gestalten—12/2014

The Gestalten Holiday Gift Guide

Because Nothing Looks Better in Christmas Wrapping Than a Solid Hardback.
Posted by Gestalten—12/2014

Studiotique

Stuttgart
Posted by Gestalten—12/2014

December Shop of the Month

→ read more

Recent Book Releases

show all

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended in the September issue of EssPress.

Berlin Wonderland featured on Fine Fine Books.

I am Dandy recommended in Elle Decoration's January 2015 issue.

Original Man on AnOther.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured on Trendland. "True to Monocle’s house style the book is immaculately curated with a
perfect balance of writing, photos and illustrations all elegantly
design and printed on high-quality stock. And if reading this book
results in a loved one starting their dream business or enjoying more
their current job, then that’s a damn good Christmas present."

The Chopper reviewed on Actitudes Magazine.

The Craft and the Makers recommended on Glass is more!.

Join Our Designer Database

We welcome portfolio and proposal submissions for Gestalten's potential publications and collaborations.

→ How to submit.