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.

The book illuminates and celebrates contemporary bicycle culture’s diverse scenes. From classic racing bikes to high-tech speed machines, from rough fixies to fashionable city cruisers and hardworking cargo bikes, it showcases today’s most outstanding and unusual bicycles and their riders.

The awarding ceremony just took place at the Frankfurt book fair last Friday. See all winning books on ADAC's Automobile Book Blog.

Velo—2nd Gear

Posted by Gestalten—11/2014
I bike, therefore I am.
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The Life of Cycle

Urban Cyclists in Berlin
Posted by Angie—04/2013

Beyond the messenger and fixed-gear scenes, contemporary bicycle culture is more fashionable, diverse, and alive than ever before. According to Dustin Nordhus of Berlin’s Cicli Berlinetta, “people who live in a big city are becoming aware that it’s nicer to have a beautiful bicycle than a car.” Gestalten.tv talks to Dustin as well as bike enthusiast Anna Valtonen from Pelago Bicycles, who are featured in Velo–2nd Gear.

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The Gestalten Holiday Gift Guide III

Because A Book Is a Gift You Can Open Again and Again.
Posted by Gestalten—12/2014

The Gestalten Holiday Gift Guide II

Because Visual Books Offer Inspiration for All Ages
Posted by Gestalten—12/2014

The Gestalten Holiday Gift Guide

Because Nothing Looks Better in Christmas Wrapping Than a Solid Hardback.
Posted by Gestalten—12/2014

Studiotique

Stuttgart
Posted by Gestalten—12/2014

December Shop of the Month

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Recent Book Releases

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Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended in the September issue of EssPress.

Berlin Wonderland featured on Fine Fine Books.

I am Dandy recommended in Elle Decoration's January 2015 issue.

Original Man on AnOther.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured on Trendland. "True to Monocle’s house style the book is immaculately curated with a
perfect balance of writing, photos and illustrations all elegantly
design and printed on high-quality stock. And if reading this book
results in a loved one starting their dream business or enjoying more
their current job, then that’s a damn good Christmas present."

The Chopper reviewed on Actitudes Magazine.

The Craft and the Makers recommended on Glass is more!.

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