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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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Gestalten Pavilion

Newly Opened at Bikini Berlin

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Kleine Hausgeister

von Sonia Goldie
& Marc Boutavant

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Elsa und die Nacht

von Jöns Mellgren

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The Outsiders

New Outdoor Creativity

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent Book Releases

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Upcoming Book Releases

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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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