Gestalten Pavilion

Newly Opened at Bikini Berlin

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Little Gestalten

Gestalten Books for Children. Coming soon!

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Kleine Gestalten

Kinderbücher von Gestalten. Jetzt im Handel!

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Gestalten Pavilion

Newly Opened at Bikini Berlin

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The Outsiders

New Outdoor Creativity

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Kleine Hausgeister

von Sonia Goldie
& Marc Boutavant

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Gestalten Pavilion

Newly Opened at Bikini Berlin

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Paula Scher

A Woman of Identities
Posted by Angie—04/2014

Paula Scher, the principal of international consultancy Pentagram, has been at the forefront of graphic design for four decades.

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The Outsiders

New Outdoor Creativity
Posted by Gestalten—03/2014

Whether hiking through the mountains, paddling on a silent lake, or simply spending a night in a tent far away from civilization, more and more of us are turning to the great outdoors for a touch of adventure.

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Autoban

Modern Highways into Traditional Space
Posted by Angie—03/2014

Hailing from the East-meets-West melting pot Istanbul, Autoban’s Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar have established themselves as stars on the global design scene.

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Jonathan Corum

For Your Information
Posted by Angie—02/2014

Jonathan Corum, the graphics editor for Science at the New York Times, designs print and interactive graphics with a decisive focus on clarity, simplicity, and elegance, translating detailed data into something widely understood.

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Winkreative Design Stories

An Animated Look at the Work of Winkreative
Posted by Angie—01/2014

This animated showreel takes you on a visual journey, highlighting some of the many projects featured on the pages of our newly published Winkreative Design Stories.

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Designing Patterns: Lotta Kühlhorn

Home Swede Home
Posted by Angie—01/2014

From whom should we learn how to design elegant patterns if not from a Swede?

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John Stezaker

Resonating Nostalgic Lyricism
Posted by Angie—12/2013

In an image-saturated world, British collage artist John Stezaker rather creates more with less.

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Petting Zoo's Christoph Niemann

What’s His Game?
Posted by Angie—12/2013

Award-winning illustrator Christoph Niemann’s interactive hand-drawn animations gained his Petting Zoo App an international sensation.

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Just Married—Fiona Leahy

How to Celebrate Your Wedding in Style
Posted by Vanessa—11/2013

Celebrity wedding planner and stylist Fiona Leahy brings a relaxed and freshly unconventional perspective to wedding planning.

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New Video: Around The World

The Atlas for Today
Posted by Angie—11/2013

The world is an amazing place, filled with complexity and contradiction. Today, we swim in floods of data and ideas, numbers and phrases that appear on our screens and in our media.

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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.

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They are Dandies

The Return of the Elegant Gentlemen
Posted by Angie—10/2013

In a world of uniformity and globalized styles, only some cultivated gentlemen retain their independence over the way they dress and live. Gestalten’s new book I am Dandy by photographer Rose Callahan and writer Nathaniel “Natty” Adams was recently launched at the bespoke gentleman's tailor Gieves & Hawkes, No. 1 Savile Row London. The book documents the well-kept lives of 57 protagonists of contemporary dandyism with a keen, yet empathic eye.

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Pablo Picasso.

Women, Bulls, Old Masters
Posted by Angie—09/2013

Staged in Berlin’s Kupferstichkabinett, the new exhibition Women, Bulls, Old Masters is a must-see for anyone who think to know the Spanish master: Pablo Picasso. In this video, contemporary artist Jonas Burgert and curator Anita Beloubek-Hammer share their personal views on Picasso with us to celebrate this benchmark event: “There’s one time when every artist looks at Picasso again.”

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The Ride Launch Party Recap

At Gestalten Space
Posted by Angie—08/2013

Last Friday, The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders was launched at Gestalten Space in Berlin! It was a vrooming great evening filled with excitement, adrenaline, and laughter. Not only were we amazed by the coolest custom motorcycles by El Solitario, Ehinger Kraftrad, Wrenchmonkees, Kaffeemaschine, JvB-moto, and Herzbube displayed at Gestalten Space, but also by those exquisite ones parked outside in the backyard!

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The Monocle Guide to Better Living (Extended Version)

The Book is Now Available!
Posted by Angie—08/2013

Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, its team—led by editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé—has created an intelligent publication that continually inspires a global readership who is interested in everything from diplomacy to design. For its first-ever book, The Monocle Guide to Better Living, the editorial team looks at one of their core themes: how to live well.

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Do the Ride Thing!

The Bikes, the Builders, and the Book
Posted by Angie—08/2013

The motorcycle is back! Similar to the fresh contemporary scene that has established itself around bicycles in the last few years, the motorcycle is currently undergoing an aesthetic resurrection.

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Linder Sterling

Dreams Come Glue
Posted by Angie—08/2013

Inspired by the Dada movement and simply fed up with the society of North England in 1976, the Liverpool-born artist Linder Sterling—featured in The Age of Collage—is known as a true master of collage.

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Nicholas Felton

The Feltron Report
Posted by Angie—07/2013

Infographic guru Nicholas Felton sets the pace for today’s data-based visual narratives through his ultra-detailed Personal Annual Reports and a substantial contribution to the Facebook timeline redesign.

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Clemens Behr

The SPLITTER Truth
Posted by Angie—07/2013

In his current exhibition SPLITTER at Gestalten Space, the young Berlin-based artist Clemens Behr creates site-specific works that are delightfully disorienting with their complex layers and improvised compositions. By laying with both construction and destruction, Behr raises questions about ephemerality and permanency, and in the same way, his installations facilitate a dialog between our perceptions in the second and third dimensions.

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The Ride

Gestalten.tv at Wheels & Waves
Posted by Lucas—06/2013

The motorcycle is back!

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Blank Slate

A Comprehensive Library of Photographic Templates
Posted by Lina Kunimoto—06/2013

Blank Slate provides graphic designers and advertisers with 1,000 photographic templates of everyday objects for the true-to-life and convincing presentation of their designs—from shopping bags and bottles to brochures and a variety of other products.

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Dan Witz

Light Star Express
Posted by Angie—05/2013

The masterful paintings of American artist Dan Witz transform everyday subjects into intimate hyper-realistic depictions of the banalities of life, allowing us to suspend our disbelief long enough to enter the fascinating world of art.

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Coralie Bickford-Smith

A Series Woman
Posted by Angie—05/2013

As an in-house designer of Penguin Books, Coralie Bickford-Smith creates incredible designs for popular book series that have attracted worldwide attention. Working with sumptuous materials and Victorian binding, she has infused classic book covers with modern inspiration. Her works—introduced in Gestalten’s Fully Booked: Ink on Paper—recall the golden age of bookmakers’ craft.

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The Life of Cycle

Urban Cyclists in Berlin
Posted by Angie—04/2013

Beyond the messenger and fixed-gear scenes, contemporary bicycle culture is more fashionable, diverse, and alive than ever before. According to Dustin Nordhus of Berlin’s Cicli Berlinetta, “people who live in a big city are becoming aware that it’s nicer to have a beautiful bicycle than a car.” Gestalten.tv talks to Dustin as well as bike enthusiast Anna Valtonen from Pelago Bicycles, who are featured in Velo–2nd Gear.

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Julia Hoffmann

Disclosing MoMA's Identity
Posted by Angie—03/2013

“With great power, comes great responsibility.” As the Creative Director of Advertising and Graphic Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Julia Hoffmann determines the art museum's brand

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Jessica Hische

From Berlin With Love
Posted by Lucas—02/2013

In a recent two-day Gestalten workshop, participants worked closely with Jessica Hische (a letterer, illustrator, and crazy cat lady known for her silly side projects and occasional foul mouth, as she jokingly describes herself) to develop a full vector alphabet and learn about drawing type in a short amount of time.

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The Iranian Internet

An Infographic by Maral Pourkazemi
Posted by Lucas—02/2013

“Design is my conviction and my religion,” says Iranian designer Maral Pourkazemi.

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The Home Project

Design Begins at Home
Posted by Lucas—01/2013

Albio Nascimento and Kathi Stertzig are initiators of an unusual design studio: The Home Project.

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Deichkind

Posted by Lucas—01/2013

“Impulsive people know no limits.” This translated lyric could be the slogan of Deichkind, a German band that manages to constantly and boundlessly reinvent itself.

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Oliver Jeffers

A Quantum of Physics
Posted by Lucas—12/2012

Oliver Jeffers is a world-famous creator of picture books for children, such as the award-winning Lost and Found.

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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.

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We Love Graphic Design

Graphic Design Symposium in Copenhagen
Posted by Lucas—11/2012

On October 6th, the second We Love Graphic Design symposium in Copenhagen made quite an impact.

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Visualized

Infographics Conference in NYC
Posted by Andrea—11/2012

The Visualized Conference, which just took place in New York last week, explored the new era of visual communication at the intersection of complex knowledge, visual storytelling and aesthetic design.

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Small Stories Bigger Picture

Visual Storytelling at the Museum of the Image
Posted by Lucas—10/2012

In today’s world where information is practically unlimited, we are faced with the fundamental challenge of how to extract, interpret, and create meaning out of the data and information overload.

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Stephan Doitschinoff

It's As Symbol As That
Posted by Lucas—10/2012

The Brazilian artist Stephan Doitschinoff has developed a unique and deeply symbolic visual language comprising iconoclastic and folkloric elements.

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Forever: The New Tattoo

Recap of Berlin Book Launch
Posted by Lucas—09/2012

The suggestion that “tattoos are not just for sailors any more” is a familiar one.

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Alex Binnie and Duncan X

The Art of Pain — Forever: The New Tattoo
Posted by Lucas—09/2012

A new tattoo underground has emerged in recently years and their cutting-edge visuals go far beyond the tattoo mainstream.

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Sebastian Errazuriz

Sneaky Previews
Posted by Lucas—09/2012

In order to understand the cross-genre works of the New York-based artist Sebastian Errazuriz, take a glimpse into his Brooklyn studio.

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Deutschland verstehen

Trailer
Posted by Lucas—08/2012

Deutschland verstehen provides an in-depth exploration of Germany that is as entertaining as it is educational. Buy the book through our webshop and receive a complimentary A1-size poster by illustrator Frank Höhne.

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Frank Höhne

Philosophy of Bock
Posted by Lucas—08/2012

Frank Höhne brought us into his home and studio space in Berlin to show how (and why) he works as an illustrator. Pen in hand, Höhne works quickly, intuitively, and spontaneously, rarely with a plan, and always with his quirky and easygoing sense of humor.

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A Life in Illustration in the May issue of novum.

I am Dandy featured in the Spring issue of Gour-Med. "Elegant – eleganter – Dandy."

Gestalten Pavilion featured on Highsnobiety. "The selection is impressive and puts the store for us at the fore front of design concept stores in the city and beyond. (...) Simply put, the new Gestalten Pavilion might just be our favorite new store in Berlin."

"Das Prinzip Wildnis"—The Outsiders featured in Süddeutsche Zeitung's weekend edition and on Sueddeutsche.de.

Our House in the City and WorkScape in the April issue of raumbrand.

The Outsiders recommended by Outdoormind.

Pablo Picasso. Frauen, Stiere, Alte Meister featured in the April issue of WOMEN in Business.

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