Couture Graphique

Upcoming Exhibition in Breda
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013

MOTI, the Museum of the Image, is hosting the first ever exhibition about fashion and graphic design; an exhibition in which the communicative and decorative aspects of clothing and accessories as a means of communication are presented. The show opens on February 16th. 

It is quite possible that today more fabric is printed than paper. Clothing has become an important means of expression; clothing represents the person who wears it and what he or she wishes to project and communicate. Graphic design plays a role in fashion right up to wearable technologies where clothing is used as interface for communication technology.

We no longer only see shop advertising, traffic signs and billboards as informative images; buildings, cars, high-speed trains, airports and clothing are now also objects of information. We live in an information society. In the past, our environment was made up of things; now it is made up of information. Objects in physical space can become a medium and assume a communicative significance. The relationship between graphic design and fashion, however, arose in the twenties with designs by Sonia Delaunay. In the strategy of the major fashion houses, the relationship has become very intimate: the brand and the brand identity are treated as a fashion product.

Hence, MOTI in Breda took the initiative to organize an international exhibition that shows how the relationship between graphic design and fashion design developed in the last century. The museum has invited José Teunissen (Professor in Fashion Theory at ArtEZ in Arnhem, Holland and since 2009 visiting professor to the University of the Arts in London), to investigate this subject in depth and develop an exhibition concept as a curator.

Taken by Surprise

Cutting-Edge Collaborations between Designers, Artists and Brands
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013
Today, the most clever brand communication is self-promulgating.
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Henrik Vibskov

Posted by Gestalten—12/2013
Henrik Vibskov creates compelling avant-garde fashion and art by seamlessly melding concept, object, and space.
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A Girl's Best Friends

Posted by Gestalten—11/2014
Creative jewelry design beyond luxury and pomp.
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Henrik Vibskov

Recap of Berlin book launch
Posted by Gestalten—05/2012

As the Henrik Vibskov book launch tour saw its finale in New York last week, we bring you a video recap of the starting leg in Berlin.

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Henrik Vibskov

How to Fashion Art
Posted by Gestalten—04/2012

To describe Henrik Vibskov as merely a fashion designer would be a vast understatement. 

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COTTONCAKE

Amsterdam
Posted by Gestalten—03/2015

March Shop of the Month

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The Great Wide Open

New Outdoor and Landscape Photography
Posted by Angie—02/2015

“The new outdoor culture is a renewed sense of freedom and the spirit of adventure.”

Jeffrey Bowman reveals how he came about working on “The Outsiders” with Gestalten and his story behind the book
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

Mzin

Leipzig — Zentrum West
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

February Shop of the Month

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Recent Book Releases

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The Great Wide Open featured in The Independent on Sunday's February 8 issue.

Barley & Hops recommended in the January 2 issue of Il venerdì di Repubblica.

Does This Happen to Everyone? reviewed in the Winter 2014 issue of The School Librarian journal.

3-page interview with Monocle editor Tyler Brûlé published in the magazine supplement to Belgian daily De Morgen.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured in the New York Post's October 2 issue. "Filled with detail-rich reporting, the hardcover features entrepreneurial ideas, case studies of successful businesses and Monocle's great design."

Out of the Blue featured in Deutsche Welle Euromaxx's interview with Ville Kokkonen, Design Director of Artek.

Das Craft-Bier Buch in the December 14 issue of Welt am Sonntag.

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