Gestalten x Rough Trade NYC

Title of the Month: For The Record
Posted by Gestalten—12/2013

When you pay a visit to the iconic music shop Rough Trade NYC, don’t just look for vinyls, but get your hands on all of our indulging books!

To celebrate the launch of our inaugural book corner at Rough Trade NYC and the US release of our music title For The Record, we invited the gender-bending rap artist Mykki Blanco for a book signing event last week.

For The Record commemorates the Red Bull Music Academy's 15th anniversary with an unparelleled collection of curated conversations between the masterminds and trailblazers of today's music scene. Revealing their perspectives on the future of music production and their strategies of success, this book makes for one of the most insightful publications on the current state of music and its industry. The book has also become Rough Trade's featured title for the month. 

In the book, Mykki Blanco—born as Michael Quattlebaum Jr.—sits together with German electronic duo Modeselektor talking about punk, performance, and perms. Hailing from experimental theater and acting, Quattlebaum later discovered his music gifts and reinvented himself as today's Mykki Blanco, the shapeshifting rap artist who is known for manyfold personas through a constant change of outfits, makeup and perms.


Mykki Blanco in For The Record, Photography by Katharina Poblotzki. 

For The Record

Posted by Gestalten—11/2014
To celebrate its fifteenth anniversary, the Red Bull Music Academy has curated conversations with masterminds and trailblazers in today’s music on their perspectives and strategies for success.
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Visualizing Music

The Design of “For The Record”
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

In celebration of its 15th Anniversary, the Red Bull Music Academy—revered as one of the most progressive institutions in today’s musical landscape—has paired up a compelling selection of top artists, celebrated producers and industry insiders, curating conversations on some of the most relevant topics in music today.

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Antique Recipe in a Modern Design

Gestalten × Borgmann1772 Edition 9
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

“You Have To Be an All-Rounder to Start on Your Own.”

Naomi Bijlefeld on the geometry of the OFORM jewelry collection and what it takes to make it as an independent designer.
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

Joost Grootens

On Creative Mapping and Editorial Design
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

The Neck Pouch Gets a Makeover

An Interview with Early’s Designer Valerie Sietzy
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

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The Craft and the Makers featured in the December/January issue of AD.

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Original Man on GQ Magazine.

Alphabetics recommended on Publishers Weekly. "A modish alphabet book that delights in sophisticated, alliterative language...a vocabulary lesson for budding logophiles."

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