Visual Families

Graphic Storytelling in Design and Illustration

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Two-day Workshop with Erik Spiekermann

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Visual Families

Graphic Storytelling in Design and Illustration

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Hide and Seek

The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs

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Hello, I am Erik

Erik Spiekermann: Typographer, Designer, Entrepreneur

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Gestalten Stores

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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

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

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

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

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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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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On the Way to Wheels & Waves

June 12–15 / Biarritz, France
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

Speed, style and freedom—we are beyond stoked to return to Biarritz this weekend for the event Wheels and Waves, a festival dedicated to surfing and custom motorcycles. With its fine blend of mechanics, vintage, surfing, art and music, it has become one of the most anticipated events in the custom motorcycling scene.

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Gestalten at The Monocle Summer Fayre

Special Shopping Weekend, June 14-15
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

Hey London, please join us in celebrating the arrival of summer at Monocle’s annual Summer Fayre this weekend.

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Tokyobike x Gestalten

Limited Editions at Gestalten Stores
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

With a “less is more” approach to bicycle design, tokyobike is all about offering the purest riding experience with their lightweight urban bikes. 

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Vibskovski;72.II Exhibition

New Art Works by Henrik Vibskov
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

Although fashion and music keep him busy, art remains Henrik Vibskov's raison d'être—the purest expression of his ideas.

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The Outsiders at Mohawk MAN

Los Angeles Book Launch
Posted by Gestalten—05/2014

Teaming up with Mohawk General Store, we are celebrating the U.S. launch of our new book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity in Los Angeles this Friday!

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Winkreative Design Stories

Book Launch in Japan
Posted by Gestalten—03/2014

Gestalten and Winkreative are heading to Japan for the Asian launch of our new book Winkreative Design Stories this Friday, March 7!

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Dapper Day

Let's Talk Dandy
Posted by Gestalten—02/2014

Famous for its fashionale gatherings, Dapper Day brings together thousands of well-dressed guests to celebrate in style at the Disneyland Resort California each year. A highlight of this year's programs is the presentation and reception of I am Dandy

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What Difference Does It Make?

Online Streaming on February 18
Posted by Gestalten—02/2014

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Winkreative Design Stories

Exhibition at Midori House, London
Posted by Gestalten—01/2014

The release of Winkreative Design Stories is celebrated with an insightful book exhibition at Midori House in London. Save the date and we look forward to seeing you there!

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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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The Ride

New Zealand Launch
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013

Chris Hunter, co-editor of The Ride and founder of the world's number one motorcycle website, Bike EXIF, proudly presents the New Zealand launch of The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders.

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The Monocle Guide to Better Living

Scandinavia Tour: Copenhagen & Helsinki
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013

If you are following the news about our world launch tour of The Monocle Guide to Better Living, you might have wondered if there were places where we still haven’t set our foot. Yes! This week, we look forward to meeting you in Scandinavia.

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The Monocle Guide to Better Living

in Johannesburg
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013

We are happy to announce that Warm & Glad / RAD are going to celebrate the South African release of The Monocle Guide to Better Living.

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Our First Pop Up in Hong Kong!

Launch: Kapok, November 7, 18:30
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

Gestalten cordially invites you to the launch party of our first-ever pop-up in Hong Kong, on November 7!

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Red Bull Music Academy Weekender

Gestalten in Tokyo
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

On the occasion of its 15th Anniversary, the Red Bull Music Academy Weekender is set to take over the Japanese capital for a four-day festival. From November 1–4, phenomenal concerts, performances, seminars, and exhibitions hosted by RBMA will be taken place all over Tokyo.

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ADAC Automobile Book Award for Velo–2nd Gear!

Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

This year, the ADAC Automobile Book Award took a look beyond its usual subjects. 14 books on cars, racing, motor sports have been selected as this year's winners by the ADAC, Europe's largest automobile club. We are very proud to have received their special prize for our book Velo—2nd Gear on bicycle culture and style, as an outstanding survey of today's bicycle scene.

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Monocle Launch Tour Goes West

This Week: New York & Toronto
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

After a short break last week, the Monocle World Tour is ready to take off again.

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Monocle World Tour Back to Europe

Zürich, Stuttgart, Paris
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

Hey Europe, the Monocle World Tour is coming back this week!

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Monocle World Tour Continues

Geneva and Taiwan
Posted by Gestalten—09/2013

After Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane last week, we and Monocle team continue on the world tour to celebrate the launch of The Monocle Guide to Better Living with all you globalists out there!

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The Ride in London

The BSMC Bike Shed Event II
Posted—09/2013

London's calling, and The Ride is responding!

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Monocle World Tour Update

Going Down Under: Singapore & Australia!
Posted by Gestalten—09/2013

The Monocle World Tour had successful stops in London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Hong Kong last week. Thank you again to everyone who attended the parties to celebrate the release of the book The Monocle Guide to Better Living. One highlight certainly was Tyler Brûlé’s book-signing session in Tokyo, click here to view photos.

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Monocle World Tour Begins

September: Europe & Asia
Posted by Gestalten—09/2013

The book launch tour of The Monocle Guide to Better Living just kicked off in Berlin last week! Many thanks to everyone who joined us for the premier launch party with Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck, and the Monocle team at Gestalten Space last Thursday. If you missed the evening, click here to view photos of the event.

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TATTOO

Exhibition in Winterthur
Posted by Gestalten—09/2013

Tattoing is one of the world's most ancient artforms and craftsmanships. A long term exhibition at Winterthur's Gewerbemuseum aims at exploring both traditions and innovations of this cultural technique.

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The Ride Book Launch

The Motorcycle is Back!
Posted—08/2013

Gestalten proudly invites you to the launch of The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders
, co-edited by Chris Hunter of Bike EXIF, the foremost authority in the field.

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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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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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Spontaneous Interventions

Design Actions for the Common Good
Posted by Gestalten—05/2013

Spontaneous Interventions, the official U.S. presentation at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at last year's Venice Biennale, now comes to the Chicago Cultural Center.

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Deutschland verstehen

Wins Gold at Malofiej 21
Posted by Gestalten—03/2013

The 21st annual Malofiej International Infographic Awards just took place in Pamplona, Spain last Friday.

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Pelago Bicycles

Pop-Up Shop in Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—02/2013

The Helsinki-based bicycle manufacturer, Pelago, is temporarily setting up shop this Spring in Berlin.

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Henrik Vibskov

Exhibition in Paris
Posted by Gestalten—02/2013

From February 27th to May 4th 2013, Galerie Des Galeries Lafayette invites creator Henrik Vibskov to stage his first solo show in Paris: Neck Plus Ultra.

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Couture Graphique

Upcoming Exhibition in Breda
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013

MOTI, the Museum of the Image, is hosting the first ever exhibition about fashion and graphic design; an exhibition in which the communicative and decorative aspects of clothing and accessories as a means of communication are presented.

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Recent 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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