A Conversation with Reif Larsen

Posted by Gestalten—03/2012

Earlier this month, we invited Reif Larsen, author of the critically acclaimed novel The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet (Die Karte meiner Träume) to give a talk about his passion... the art of visual storytelling at Gestalten Space.

For those of you who didn't make it and for those who simply can't get enough, we've produced special audio interview!

Reif Larsen's debut novel, The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet, was a New York Times bestseller and is currently being adapted for the screen by French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie). Larsen's essays and fiction have appeared in Tin House, one story, The Millions, and The Believer. He is currently the writer-in-residence at the Dutch Institute for Advanced Study and working on another novel about puppets and the uncertainty principle.

1-The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet and Non Linear Reading


2- Image: should I believe you?

Peter Ørntoft, Information Graphics in Context

3-Visuals & Journalism

The New York Times, 2008 USA Elections Visualization

4-The Dialects in Infographics and Visual Journalism

Antoine Corbineau, Melbourne (Detail)

Wataru Yoshida, Composition of Mammals

Peter Grundy, Britvic Process Diagram

5-One Good Example of an Infographic

Nicholas Felton, Feltron 2010 Annual Report (Detail)

6-Critical Thinking in the New Generation

Sarah Illenberger, Misunderstandings of Love

7-Spivet Adapted for the Big Screen!

Frame from the movie "Delicatessen" by Jean-Pierre Jeunet und Marc Caro (1991)

8-What's Next?

All images taken from Gestalten's Visual Storytelling: Inspiring a New Visual Language.

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Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

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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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