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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—12/2015

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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She by Lubna Abdelaziz

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Posted by Gestalten—02/2016

XG750 Turbo Street Fighter by Cherry’s Company

The Unique Harley Davidson Was Built as Part of a Street Build-Off
Posted by Gestalten—02/2016

Japanese Architecture by Nina Geometrieva and Damjan Cvetkov-Dimitrov

The Designer Duo Captured the Subtleties of Tokyo’s Skyline in a Series of Animated GIFs
Posted by Gestalten—02/2016

10 Questions with Dennis Busch

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Posted by Gestalten—02/2016

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