Christoph Niemann Solo Exhibition

at Galerie Max Hetzler
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013

Looking back onto its fourty years of exhibition making, Berlin's Galerie Max Hetzler invited graphic designer, author and illustrator Christoph Niemann to showcase a series of new silkcreen prints that comment on the gallery's history and artwork represented by it. With reference to Hetzler's and his own love for Stuttgart (and its football team), Niemann merges impressions of works by artists Jeff Koon, Mona Hatoum, and Albert Oehlen to portray the world of soccer in his inimitably humorous visual language, naming it "Galerie Max Hetzler celebrates 40 years of VfB Stuttgart."

Also on show at Hetzler's new premises are Niemann's drawings and prints for his New York Times series Red Eye and Let it Dough. As poetic and inventive reports of everyday situations, Red Eye tells the story of an economy class nightflight and Let it Dough blends the story of creation with the events of a pre-christmas cookie baking session. 

Christoph Niemann is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer, and author. His work has appeared on the covers of the New Yorker, Time, Wired, the New York Times Magazine, and American Illustration. In July 2008, Niemann started writing and illustrating Abstract City as a New York Times blog about politics, the economy, art, and modern life. It was renamed Abstract Sunday in 2011, when it became a column in the New York Times Magazine. Niemann has drawn live from the Venice Art Biennale, the Olympic Games in London, and the 2012 Republican Convention. He has also drawn the New York City marathon—while actually running it. In 2010, he was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.

Just recently, Gestalten released the Christoph Niemann—Petting Zoo Memo Game, a colorful game that features the famous animal characters from the successful Petting Zoo app. Niemann's work has also been published in A Life in Illustration.   

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

Photography for Wanderlust

A selection of photography from our recent book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity to let your imagination run wild.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

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

Better Smoking

Michael Wickert has founded Glut & Späne, Berlin's first sustainable fish smokehouse. With their fish now available at Gestalten Pavilion, we glimpse behind the scenes.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Michael Wickert spends the day handling sea salt, juniper berries, beechwood kindling and a big oven. And fish. Lots of fish. 

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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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Two-day Workshop with Erik Spiekermann

Advanced Letterpress Workshop
Posted—07/2014

PLEASE READ: Due to changes in schedules, our upcoming workshop with Erik Spiekermann, which was previously scheduled for July 25–26 has been changed to August 7–8, 2014. 

Erik Spiekermann is the epitome of a typographer. With his typefaces, commercial projects, and enterprises, he has shaped the world of graphic design like no other. Gestalten proudly teams up with Erik Spiekermann to host a series of letterpress workshops at his newly opened P98A gallery.  

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Hello, I am Erik

The German Letterman
Posted by Angie—07/2014

Gestalten.tv meets with Erik Spiekermann, who has been “suffering from typomania” all his life. 

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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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