Hello, I am Erik

Erik Spiekermann: Typographer, Designer, Entrepreneur

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Gestalten Stores

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Advanced Letterpress

Two-day Workshop with Erik Spiekermann

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Little Gestalten

Books for Kids!
Image by Jan v. Holleben

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Imagine Architecture

Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm

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Building Better

Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

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Visual Families

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

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

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

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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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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Printing Things

Unfolding the Third Dimension
Posted by Angie—06/2014

Let's face it—the golden age of 3D printing has now begun. In all likelihood, this development represents the largest technical upheaval in manufacturing since the invention of the lathe.

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Open Call to All that Create

180 Creative Camp 2014
Posted by Gestalten—05/2014

From July 13 to 20, Portugal will become the world stage of the creative turmoil as the 3rd edition of 180 Creative Camp launches in Abrantes. Two international contests are open to find participants and urban intervention projects until June 8.

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Richard Turley

Mission Accomplished
Posted by Angie—04/2014

From Bitcoin Dreams and a surprisingly sophisticated Twitter bird to a hedge fund boner, we were always fascinated by Richard Turley’s radical cover designs for Bloomberg Businessweek over the past four years. In April 2014, news broke that he was bidding farewell to the magazine’s newsroom and moving on to MTV.

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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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Hillman Curtis

1961 - 2012
Posted by Gestalten—04/2012

The visionary creative's untimely passing leaves a void in the world of film and design.

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Gestalten.tv Down Under

Curated Selection at Melbourne's Pause Fest
Posted by Gestalten—11/2011

Gestalten.tv will be making its way to Australia next week, where we'll be presenting a carefully curated 90-minute selection of our best films.

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¡Olé, Erik!

Spiekermann en español
Posted by Gestalten—10/2011

Gestalten.tv Interview now with Spanish subtitles

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FILM + DESIGN

Gestalten.tv at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven
Posted by Gestalten—09/2011

We're heading off to the lowlands in late October to screen some of our Gestalten.tv offerings at the FILM + DESIGN festival in the Dutch city of Eindhoven.

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Mario Lombardo

The Tender Spot
Posted—06/2011

Gestalten presents The Tender Spot—A Talk by Mario Lombardo
Thursday, June 23 starting at 19:00

Mario Lombardo is one of Germany's most internationally renowned and prolific graphic designers.

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Beta Tank

Taxing Art - Gestalten.tv Interview
Posted by Ole Wagner—06/2011

What’s the difference between design and art? What if objects could memorize their history? And how can you see with your skin?

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Checking in with Jennifer Rubell

An artist with food as her canvas
Posted by Gestalten—12/2010

There are many reasons why Jennifer Rubell should make news.

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Recent Book Releases

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Upcoming Book Releases

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Does This Happen to Everyone? featured on Publishers Weekly. "Taking an empathetic and respectful approach to sex education, Von Hollenben and Helms blend humor, factual information, and candid advice. A valuable resource that normalizes and affirms sexuality while suggesting that puberty is a time of both physical and intellectual growth.”

Hallo, ich bin Erik featured in Monopol's September issue.

Our House in the City featured in the annual isssue of Das ideale Heim's Einfamilienhäuser special.

Hello, I am Erik on Cool Hunting.

Little Gestalten featured in the September issue of Monocle. ""Beautifully illustrated and uniquely presented, the line is a gift for godparents looking for one."

Hallo, ich bin Erik reviewed in the Süddeutsche Zeitung's August 28 issue, both in print and digital.

Hide and Seek on Co.DESIGN. "Escape to the glorious middle of nowhere in these sanctuaries, in mountaintops, prairies, forests, and seasides around the world."

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

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