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Graphic Storytelling in Design and Illustration

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Francesco Franchi: Infographic Thinking

Two-day Workshop at Singapore Management University
Posted—09/2014

Visual Families

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

"Food is all about stories"

An interview about restaurant branding with Mexican creative studio Anagrama.
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

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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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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David Pearson

Book Cover Art on Show
Posted by Gestalten—05/2014

Famous for reviving classic literature with a modern approach, acclaimed British designer David Pearson not only played a key role for Penguin Books’ reissued classics, but also won numerous prestigious awards for his cover design.

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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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Graphic Design Festival Breda

April 17–27, 2014
Posted by Gestalten—04/2014

Marking its fourth edition, Graphic Design Festival Breda returns for a 10-day event dedicated to graphic design!

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Behind the Design of Bloomberg Businessweek

Lecture with Creative Director Richard Turley
Posted—03/2014

Gestalten is proud to present an evening talk with Richard Turley, creative director of Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Quo Vadis, Editorial Design?

Conference in Munich
Posted by Gestalten—02/2014

Treats for the eye; thoughtless; thirst for knowledge—Where do we go from here? Quo Vadis, Editorial Design?, namely QVED, a six-day editorial design conference has just opened its door in Munich today.

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DRUCK BERLIN

Screen Print Festival 2013
Posted by Gestalten—12/2013

This month, Berlin will let print artists' hearts beat faster. The DRUCK BERLIN festival, opening throughout the December weekends, has invited the most prolific international printers to share their knowledge and skills with the public at Stattbad Wedding.

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DETOUR

Design Festival in Hong Kong
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013

"DETOUR MATTERS: From Microtopias to Social Innovation"—with this year's motto, DETOUR will not only enrich Hong Kong's culture program, but also creatively deploy the city's public transport system.

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Francesco Franchi at Communico

Introducing Designing News
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013

This Saturday, Francesco Franchi introduces his new book Designing News to the audience at Lugano's graphic design conference Communico.

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NENDO on Show

SEIBU Shibuya & Daikanyama T-site
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

On the occasion of the Tokyo Designers Week, Seibu Shibuya and Daikanyama T-site are showcasing collaborated items with the renowned Japanese design studio Nendo.

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German Design Award 2014

Winning Books: Deutschland verstehen & Lingua Digitalis
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

We are very proud and delighted to announce that Deutschland verstehen and Lingua Digitalis have been awarded the German Design Award for the print media category.

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Mutabor Agency of the Year

Red Dot Gala and Designers' Night
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

This year, Hamburg based design agency Mutobar not only celebrates the company's 20th anniversary, tonight they are also receiving the Red Dot Award as the Agency of the Year 2013! On top of that, their third publication in the Lingua book series, Lingua Digitalis, is slated to take home the prestigious "Best of the Best" for Communication Design. Robert Klanten will be sharing a few words with audiences at the award ceremony tonight. 

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Designing News in Singapore

Lecture and Book Launch with Francesco Franchi
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

Singapore's BooksActually invites award-winning editorial and infographics designer Francesco Franchi to give a special lecture about his newly released book Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics, published by Gestalten.

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C20: 1 Raum / 1 Magazin / 10 kreative Lebenswege

1993/2013
Posted—10/2013

On the occasion of Mutabor’s 20th birthday, the team has compiled a book about its genesis, telling the story about how the internationally recognized design agency Mutabor was born and where everything began—the room C20 at Muthesius Art School in Kiel. This is where the Mutabor magazine was first delivered and where 10 creative people met 20 years ago.

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Fully Booked Show in Helsinki

Don't Shoot the Messenger
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

Our exhibit Fully Booked: Ink on Paper is traveling to the Design Museum in Helsinki! As part of the exhibition Don’t Shoot the Messenger, we will showcase work by 29 designers, including David Pearson, Coralie Bickford-Smith, and Stefan Sagmeister, in up to 300 printed publications.

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MOTI

Museum of the Image
Posted by Gestalten—09/2013

Breda's MOTI is an outstanding institution in the museum landscape. As the first museum for visual culture it possesses a unique collection of images that have shaped and will shape the visual world we live in. With three exhibitions opening this weekend, MOTI proves once again that they are brilliant observers of what images do to us.

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Infographic Thinking in Singapore

Two-Day Workshop with Francesco Franchi
Posted—09/2013

Gestalten is excited to travel to Asia this fall to bring our successful workshop series to Singapore. We’ve partnered up with the design thinktank Methodology to host a two-day “Infographic Thinking” workshop with award-winning designer Francesco Franchi.

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Lingua Digitalis Scored!

Red Dot Design Award: Best of the Best 2013
Posted by Gestalten—08/2013

Global wordless understanding—Our best-selling publication Lingua Digitalis designed by Mutabor has been awarded together with the corresponding icon set and poster series for its exceptional approach to global communication.

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Liquid Identities: Design in Every Dimension

Two-day Workshop with Pentagram’s Paula Scher
Posted—08/2013

Paula Scher, the principal of international consultancy Pentagram, has been at the forefront of graphic design for four decades. Iconic, smart, and accessible, her images have entered into the American vernacular.

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Money for Old Rope – Book Cover Redesign

Two-day Workshop with David Pearson
Posted—07/2013

Famous for reviving classic literature with a modern approach, London-based designer David Pearson specializes in creating astonishing type-driven and pattern-led book covers. Now a publisher at White’s Books, he spent five years with Penguin Books where he designed numerous depictive classic series, including Penguin by Design, Penguin Great Loves, and Penguin Great Ideas series.



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VISUALIZED in Berlin

Data, Design, and Storytelling
Posted by Gestalten—07/2013

1 Day, 15 Talks, 180 Data Artists & Designers—Save the date for the first VISUALIZED conference in Berlin!

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Paper Weight

Contemporary Magazine Culture
Posted by Gestalten—07/2013

Munich's Haus der Kunst is showcasing 15 international, independent magazines that have originated over the past 13 years.

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Ltd. Edition 2013

Exhibition in Zurich
Posted by Gestalten—06/2013

The annual Limited Edition Zürich kicks off this Friday for a weekend-long festival of surrealistic illustration, typography, sculpture, and crafts.

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Here

Symposium by It's Nice That
Posted by Gestalten—06/2013

On Friday, June 21, a vast array of the best practitioners and creative talents from the UK and abroad come together for a one-day festival of creativity.

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Rock Paper Pixel

Conference at FADfest 2013
Posted by Gestalten—06/2013

Gestalten's creative director and editor Sven Ehmann has been invited to speak in Barcelona on July 4.

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Fully Booked Awarded the FILAF Prize

The book’s co-editor Andrew Losowsky lecturing at the festival
Posted by Gestalten—06/2013

Latest Update: Our book Fully Booked: Ink on Paper has been awarded the jury's special prize at the French Festival International du Livre d’Art et du Film (FILAF)! Andrew Losowsky received the award for Gestalten at the ceremony last Saturday. Read more on FILAF.com.

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Respect the Reader - News Graphics at The New York Times

Two-day Workshop with Jonathan Corum
Posted—06/2013

Jonathan Corum is the science graphics editor at The New York Times. As a member of the Times graphics desk, he designs print and interactive graphics with a focus on clarity, simplicity and elegance.

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D&AD

Awards Ceremony in London
Posted by Gestalten—06/2013

The Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday, 12 June!

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Lodown Magazine

App for iPad
Posted by Gestalten—06/2013

Despite being an advocate of printed matter, we cannot help but recommend Lodown Magazine for iPad users.

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Two Free Tickets for the Belgrade Design Festival

June 6th - 8th, Belgrade
Posted by Gestalten—05/2013

Partnering with this year’s Belgrade Design Week, we are here to spread the good words about “Create new value!”.

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Search/Find/Like/Share in Chaumont

International Poster and Graphic Design Festival
Posted by Gestalten—05/2013

As the official media partner of the 24th International Poster and Graphic Design Festival this year, we are very proud be part of this must-attend event celebrating creativity and graphic design.

Celebrating this occasion, the show Search/Find/Like/Share, curated by Gestalten's Creative Director Sven Ehmann and GDFB's Dennis Elbers, now returns to tell 16 thought-provoking visual stories about a society in transition. It has already been shown at last year's Graphic Design Festival Breda and beginning of this year in Belgrade.

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Infographic Thinking

Francesco Franchi Wins SPD Silver Award
Posted by Gestalten—05/2013

The infographic Francesco Franchi developed together with the participants of Gestalten's Infographic Thinking workshop has been awarded Silver by the Society of Publication Design!

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KLUB7 Sleepless in Lyon

Show at Le Bocal
Posted by Gestalten—04/2013

KLUB7 has conquered Lyon's walls and streets. Their exhibition at Le Bocal, a gallery dedicated to Graphic Art and Illustration, has been initiated by a week of performances, jam sessions, and interventions.

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Beyonderground

Graphic Design Festival in Hasselt
Posted by Gestalten—04/2013

Another instalment of Beyonderground is taking place this month and the program is jam-packed.

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Recent Book Releases

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Das Craft-Bier Buch featured in the 20/2014 issue of tip Berlin.

The Weather Diaries reviewed on anti-utopias.

Berlin Wonderland featured in the September issue of Urban.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended on Mixology.

Hide and Seek on The Huffington Post.

Korea Korea featured on Touring Club Italiano.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business on KalinkaKalinka.

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