Art & Toys

Selim Varol's collection on display
Posted by Gestalten—05/2012

me Collectors Room Berlin will be presenting the largest collection of figurines in Europe, roughly 15,000 pieces. A further focus of the collection lies in works in the realm of street art and surrealistic pop and includes artists such as Shepard Fairey, JR, and Blek Le Rat, who are featured in Art & Agenda, Walls & Frames, and Beyond the Street. Visitors can additonally view artworks by FAILE, which have also produced FAILE Temple, FAILE Temple Studio Editionand Lavender.

The exhibition includes a total of 3,000 works by more than 200 artists & designers. The toys are detailed miniature sculptures that have emerged from the imaginations of contemporary urban artists and designers, or from politics, current events, film industry, comics, and manga. If you want to explore the world of toys be sure to check out Release the Freaks or browse the designer toys in our online shop.

The 39-year-old collector, Selim Varol, from Düsseldorf with Turkish roots will hold a talk on June 1st at 6.30 pm. Admission is free and the talk will be in German. 

Art & Agenda

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
Explores the current interrelationship between politics, art, and activism.
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Walls & Frames

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
Cutting-edge work that is moving from the street into galleries.
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Beyond the Street

The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art
Posted by Gestalten—12/2013
Definitive book on street art featuring 100 key figures from around the world in their own words and images.
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FAILE Temple Studio Edition

Posted by Gestalten—09/2012
The studio edition book is signed by FAILE and comes with a ceramic "Skull/Flower" patterned tile from the temples exterior.
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FAILE Temple

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
The latest book from the vanguard American urban artists.
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Lavender

Posted by Gestalten—07/2014
Faile asked artists about works on lavender and collected them in their fourth thematic and collaborative book.
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Shepard Fairey

Obey to the better
Posted by Ole Wagner—01/2011

Introducing the American artist Shepard Fairey is a bit like explaining whose portrait he famously altered for the "Hope" campaign that was widely used by Barack Obama's supporters in 2008.

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Aaron Rose

Portrait of the Artist as a Beautiful Loser
Posted by Gestalten—10/2010

Impossible to pigeonhole, the artist, curator, writer, film director, musician, and self-declared beautiful loser Aaron Rose is one of the most inspiring characters portrayed in Gestalten's Beyond

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Patrick Nguyen

The Streets Are Paved With Art
Posted by Gestalten—06/2010

Namedropping where namedropping is due: Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Faile, Blu, WK Interact, Os Gemeos, Jeffrey Deitch, Jonathan LeVine, Martha Cooper, Wooster Collective, Brad Downey, Futura, Dzine and

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Slinkachu

Little Big Men
Posted by Lina Kunimoto—07/2010

You never know what original trickster Slinkachu has got up his sleeve,
but chances are that it's microscopic in a big way. The London-based

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Craft Beer Portraits n°2: Heidenpeters

In our second excerpt from Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book, we meet an artist-turned-brewer from Berlin.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

"You need only three knives for nearly everything you do in the kitchen"

A particularly sharp interview with Tomer Botner, founder of Florentine Kitchen Knives.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Craft Beer Portraits n°1: Brewers & Union

To celebrate the launch of Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book, we're introducing some of the most interesting breweries from all over the world.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Barley & Hops—The Craft Beer Book

May the Craft Be With You
Posted by Angie—09/2014

The Craft and the Makers featured on Best Design Books.

The Craft and the Makers on Globemakers.

The Craft and the Makers recommended on Boca do Lobo.

The Outsiders reviewed in the September-October 2014 issue of Salt Magazine.

Barley & Hops featured on Lost in a Supermarket.

Barley & Hops on Selectism.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended on Heldth.

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