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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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Our House in the City

New Urban Homes and Architecture

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The Outsiders

New Outdoor Creativity

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Our House in the City

New Urban Homes and Architecture

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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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Iteration in Type Design: Taking a Typeface from a Good Idea to a Great Tool

Two-Day Workshop with Christian Schwartz
Posted—01/2014

Considered as one of the most prolific American type designers today, Christian Schwartz is the founder of award-winning design studio Schwartzco, specializing in customizing typefaces for corporate identities and publications.

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Yearbook of Type

by Slanted
Posted by Gestalten—07/2013

The independent compendium, The Yearbook of Type, offers a high quality selection of more than 180 digital typefaces.

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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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Call for Type

Gestalten Fonts selected
Posted by Gestalten—05/2013

With no doubt, the coming weekend in Mainz is dedicated to type!

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Catalog

Designed for a Manifesto
Posted by Gestalten—05/2013

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then our new font Catalog is a tribute to all the classic serif typefaces.

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ON—TYPE

Exhibition at Bauhaus Archive Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—05/2013

The current show at Bauhaus Archive reveals why the discourse on historic and contemporary type is not only interesting to design experts.

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Relevant

Simple Shape, Low Contrast, Slight Tapering
Posted by Gestalten—04/2013

Here comes the new addition to the Gestalten foundry.

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Luca Barcellona

Group Exhibition in Weil am Rhein
Posted by Gestalten—04/2013

Until April 27th you can still see Luca Barcellona's work at Colab Gallery's ongoing group exhibition Don't Forget to Write.

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New Font: Prell

Our Newest Typeface is a Humanist Sans Serif
Posted by Gestalten—03/2013

Cheeky and flirtatious, yet conservative and deliberate, Prell was created to reflect the artist Norbert Prell’s personality like a self-portrait.

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Type in the 21st Century

An Exhibition in Leipzig
Posted by Gestalten—03/2013

The exhibition at the Museum of Print Art presents a diverse selection of type and letterform reflecting the radical changes that have taken place in the practice of typeface design since the digital revolution of the late century.

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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 Art of Data-based Visual Narratives

Two-Day Infographics Workshop with Nicholas Felton
Posted—02/2013

Nicholas Felton is a leader in the field of information visualization and personal data tracking. He is famous for his Personal Annual Reports, which charted his personal life in detail into beautifully minimal infographics compiled into annual-report format, weaving numerous measurements into a tapestry of graphs, maps, and statistics that reflect the year’s activities.

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Font Update

The New T-Star Pro Version 3.0
Posted by Gestalten—02/2013

Plain, smooth, and technical, just as designer Michael Mischler intended, the new T-Star Pro is greatly refined and optimized.

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Jessica Hische–Letter Together

Two-Day Workshop
Posted—01/2013

In this two-day intensive workshop, participants will work collaboratively with Jessica Hische to develop and create a full vector alphabet by the end of the two days.

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Two-Day Workshop with Julia Hoffmann (MoMA’s Design Studio, Creative Director)

Graphic and Communication Design for Cultural Institutions
Posted—12/2012

Designing for cultural institutions is a challenge and no one tackles this in a more sophisticated way than the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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World’s Largest Graffiti

Latest Project by Santiago Sierra
Posted by Gestalten—11/2012

In October 2012, the letters “S.O.S.” were carved into the ground of Western Sahara/Algeria near the Saharaui refugee camp Smara.

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Gestalten Font Railbox

In Title Sequence of DC Comic Movie
Posted by Gestalten—11/2012

Created by Alexander Wise, Railbox is a robust stencil font.

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New Font: BERG

A Forceful Font Influenced by Bodily Impressions
Posted by Gestalten—11/2012

Berg’s formative personality embraces vigorous characteristics with a stunning uniqueness of winding traits.

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New Gestalten Font: Mevum

Strongly Grotesque Yet Warm and Simple
Posted by Gestalten—10/2012

Treating each letter as an individual element of a corporate logotype, Mevum makes a unique and fresh impression.

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Introducing Gestalten Webfonts

Now Available for Purchase Online
Posted by Gestalten—09/2012

With Gestalten Webfonts, create dynamic, search-engine friendly HTML text that renders beautifully on-screen and that preserves online brand identity. Gestalten Webfonts are now available via our partnership with FontShop International.

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Regular Is New Again

A bestselling font receives an update
Posted by Gestalten—07/2012

Regular, one of our bestselling font families, has been newly updated on Gestalten Fonts for greater functionality. Those who have already purchased the original version are eligible for a free upgrade.

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New Font: Canary

A playful script-type ideal for use with editorial illustrations
Posted by Gestalten—06/2012

Canary is a hybrid of left italic antiqua and brush painted script.

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Skeletype

New work by Jerome Corgier
Posted by Gestalten—06/2012

Jerome Corgier unveils his new project, for which he undressed type to discover its skeleton.

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Treza For Free

Font Giveaway in return for a tweet or a post
Posted by Gestalten—05/2012

Make a post and get the Treza typeface from the book Type Navigator.

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New Font: Gratis

by Martin Aleith
Posted by Gestalten—05/2012

Gratis is, as the name may suggest, not a free font, but instead a highly visible and recognizable blackletter typeface.

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Last Call!

To enter and win a FREE ticket to TYPO Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—04/2012

Competition closes on April 26th, 2012 at 18:00 Berlin time.

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FontShop

New Plugin
Posted by Gestalten—04/2012

The FontShop Plugin Beta allows designers and other type enthusiasts to try out fonts directly in the context of their own artwork.

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New Font: Qalto

A rhythmic and vividly musical headline type
Posted by Gestalten—04/2012

Qalto flows and leaps like freestyle jazz. Suited as a strong title or headline font, the letters and ligatures are composed of very thin hairlines and very thick elements.

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Oded Ezer

Designs the New American Haggadah
Posted by Gestalten—03/2012

Oded Ezer's design for the New American Haggadah gives a fresh visual interpretation to an ancient book. 

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New Font: Lektura

Highly versatile as both headline and bodytext
Posted by Gestalten—03/2012

Lektura is a modern blackletter typeface with an organic and handwritten flair.

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Talking Type

About Type Navigator: The Independent Foundries Handbook
Posted by Gestalten—02/2012

Gestalten.tv met a true "Type Writer" and typography expert to find out more about the "GPS for fonts." Alongside Martin Lorenz and Lupi Ascensio of TwoPoints.Net

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Where Typography meets Comedy

Project in Blackpool
Posted by Gestalten—02/2012

Created by artist Gordon Young, and designed in collaboration with Why Not Associates, the Comedy Carpet is a typographic celebration of comedy on an extraordinary scale.

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New Font: Sinews

Effortlessly providing both dynamism and durability
Posted by Gestalten—01/2012

A sinew is a strong, fibrous tissue connecting bones to muscle.

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House Industries

Interview with Ken Barber
Posted by Ole Wagner—12/2011

House Industries has been producing their premier league retro design and their true love… Fonts! Fonts! Fonts! since 1993.

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New Font: Calcine

Shades of Abstracted Brush and Marker Letterings
Posted by Gestalten—11/2011

Calcine is all about playfulness and fun. Originally designed (and perfect for) posters and flyers, the typeface—the name comes from a bastardization of the process of roasting coffee beans—thrives off of its proportions and superstructure.

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Twenty-six characters

Interview with Typography Icon Bruno Maag
Posted by Gestalten—11/2011

Twenty-six characters is an exploration of Nokia's new typeface, designed by typography icon Bruno Maag, offering inspiration and insight for establishing an indispensable visual language.

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Type Foundries Today

Photos from the Type Navigator Book Launch
Posted by Gestalten—11/2011

Jan Middendorp, Martin Lorenz, and guests come together for an evening of pure typography.

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Lettres Type

Exhibition in Nancy
Posted by Gestalten—11/2011

Displaying typefaces in their context of use.

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Guillemet

A Minimalistic Modernization of Gothic Typography
Posted by Gestalten—11/2011

23-year-old Marseille-based typographer Johan Mossé decided it was time to give blackletter gothic typography an update.

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Recent Book Releases

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"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.

Gestalten Pavilion on Les Mads.

Gestalten Pavilion on This is Jane Wayne.

Gestalten Pavilion on novum.

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