Hello, I am Erik

Erik Spiekermann: Typographer, Designer, Entrepreneur

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Knife and Fork

Visual Identities for Restaurants, Food and Beverage

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Visual Families

Graphic Storytelling in Design and Illustration

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Gestalten Stores

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Gestalten Stores

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Hide and Seek

The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs

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"You need only three knives for nearly everything you do in the kitchen"

A particularly sharp interview with Tomer Botner, founder of Florentine Kitchen Knives.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Craft Beer Portraits n°1: Brewers & Union

To celebrate the launch of Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book, we're introducing some of the most interesting breweries from all over the world.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Barley & Hops—The Craft Beer Book

May the Craft Be With You
Posted by Angie—09/2014

How To Build a Business: Monocle’s 50 Steps to Success

In an exclusive excerpt from The Monocle Guide to Good Business, we give you access to some of their expert advice on how to start and run a business.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Visual Families

Graphic Storytelling in Design and Illustration
Posted by Angie—09/2014

Kauf Dich Glücklich

Bremen
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

September Shop of the Month

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Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book

Book Launch at Gestalten Pavilion
Posted—08/2014

"Food is all about stories"

An interview about restaurant branding with Mexican creative studio Anagrama.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

12 Very Special Interior Design Items

A selection of our favorite pieces from designers we have featured or discovered in our recent books.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

The Monocle Guide to Good Business (Extended Version)

Our new Monocle book is an ultimate reference for doing a job you love. The book is available now!
Posted by Angie—08/2014

"Of course type is important! One can't prove it, that's all."

A typography layman interviews Erik Spiekermann.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

Two-Day Workshop with Joost Grootens

Creative Mapping and Editorial Design with Head of the Master Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven
Posted—08/2014

Great Kitchens from Gestalten Books

We have selected some of our favorite kitchen designs from our architecture books of the past year.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

The Four Dimensions of Sustainable Development

Sustainable architecture has to think further than just ecological issues, the architect Hans Drexler argues.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

"We see traveling as a family as a great benefit, not a challenge"

An interview with Adam and Emily Harteau of Our Open Road, who embarked on a road trip when their child was born—and have been going ever since.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

Hello, I am Erik—The First-Ever Visual Biography of Erik Spiekermann

Book Launch, Talk and Signing Event in Berlin
Posted—08/2014

Two-Day Workshop with Erik Spiekermann

Advanced Letterpress Printing
Posted—08/2014

“You have to touch everything—you have to think about it, you have to plan a little more, and whatever you do is fairly permanent.” – Erik Spiekermann

Gestalten is proud to host an exclusive letterpress workshop with Erik Spiekermann at his recently opened letterpress workshop p98a in Berlin on October 17-18, 2014.

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Gestalten Outdoor Favorites

We have selected some of the best products for outdoors activities from our various books for you.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

The Monocle Guide to Good Business

To be released in September 2014 by Gestalten, our new Monocle book is an ultimate reference for doing a job you love. Available to pre-order now.
Posted by Angie—08/2014

The World's Best Cabins

A small selection of the breathtaking hide-outs presented in the new Gestalten book Hide and Seek.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

Westberlin

Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

August Shop of the Month

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Little Gestalten

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” Living by this motto, Gestalten is launching a new list of children books this Fall entitled Little Gestalten.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

A Budding Adult's Guide to Puberty

Does This Happen to Everyone? A new Little Gestalten book helps kids understand puberty and all the changes that come with it.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

"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

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

Photography for Wanderlust

A selection of photography from our recent book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity to let your imagination run wild.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

An Interview with Autoban

Istanbul design studio Autoban just completed one of their biggest projects to date, the new terminal at Baku International Airport. In an interview for their Gestalten book, Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar explain their approach to design.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Favorite Tents for Outsiders

Calling all romantics, adventurers, and restless spirits: here’s a selection of the best tents from our book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Better Smoking

Michael Wickert has founded Glut & Späne, Berlin's first sustainable fish smokehouse. With their fish now available at Gestalten Pavilion, we glimpse behind the scenes.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Michael Wickert spends the day handling sea salt, juniper berries, beechwood kindling and a big oven. And fish. Lots of fish. 

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Wheels & Waves Review #02

Posted by Angie—07/2014

“The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” – Rich Ridgeway

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Hello, I am Erik

The German Letterman
Posted by Angie—07/2014

Gestalten.tv meets with Erik Spiekermann, who has been “suffering from typomania” all his life. 

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Librairie Coiffard

Nantes
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

July Shop of the Month

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ONE DESIGN WEEK

With Sven Ehmann in Bulgaria
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

Celebrating its sixth anniversary in the second largest Bulgarian city Plovdiv, the annual design festival ONE DESIGN WEEK proudly returns from June 20–29, 2014.

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Courage

Photo Exhibition at Studio Chérie
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

Earlier this year, Studio Chérie called for courageous photography and received submissions by more than 200 young talents. Now, to coincide with the 48 Stunden Neukölln art festival, Chérie is presenting the ten artists who are honored by the jury.

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Gestalten at Wheels & Waves 2014

The Ride Review #01
Posted by Angie—06/2014

Riding back from Biarritz, Gestalten.tv is thrilled to serve you the first visual appetizer from this year’s Wheels & Waves festival.

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Know Our Families

Gestalten Fonts on Gestalten Books
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

It has been 11 years since we launched Gestalten Fonts. Our independent foundry now features over 120 contemporary typefaces

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New Gestalten Font: Paiper

Interview with Designer Diana Ovezea
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

We are very delighted to announce our new type family Paiper, created by Romanian designer and rising typography star Diana Ovezea.

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Recent Book Releases

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Issun Bôshi featured on Fuse8.

Dinge drucken reviewed in the StyleGuide 2015 issue of Wohn!Design.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured on Whale Lifestyle.

Das Craft-Bier Buch on Bierguerrilla.

Imagine Architecture reviewed in the September 4 issue of Baunetzwoche.

The Monocle Guide to Better Living featured on Edgargonzales.com.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business recommended on Edgargonzales.com.

Download our 2014 Catalog.

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

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