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

Political Art and Activism
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014
Explores the current interrelationship between politics, art, and activism.
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Walls & Frames

Fine Art from the Streets
Posted by Gestalten—01/2014
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—07/2014
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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Juan Velasco Talks Infographics

"There is no room for fiction in information graphics." An interview about why we need data vizualisation, what it takes to create great infographics, and what it's like to work at National Geographic.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Join the 2014 EyeEm Festival and Awards

Gestalten has teamed up with the 2014 EyeEm Festival and Award, the world’s biggest mobile photography award and festival.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

The Power of Infographics

Two Days of Data Visualization and Storytelling with Juan Velasco from National Geographic
Posted—07/2014

A Crafty Outline Stencil Sans

Designed by Martin Aleith, the new Gestalten font QUANTEN combines geometric design with calligraphic elegance. In a new interview with Aleith, we leave aside the standard questions and talk in depth about the actual design process of his new font.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014
Celebrating New Outdoor Creativity
Posted—05/2014

The Chamber of Curiosity on Yatzer. "A book of pioneering interior design that focuses on telling the story behind the interiors themselves (...)."

Oasis on GEO.de. "Der Bildband "Oasis" zeigt die schönsten Rückzugsorte dieser Welt (...). Allein das Blättern sorgt für eine kurze Alltagsflucht."

Berlin Wonderland on Intellectures.

Berlin Wonderland on Deutsche Welle.

The Outsiders featured in the July issue of Au Arkkitehtiuutiset.

Gestalten Pavilion recommended in tip Berlin's summer special.

Berlin Wonderland on a double-page spread in the July/August issue of Groove.

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