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—09/2014
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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The Brotherhood of Chocolate

Rick and Michael Mast run a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Gestalten’s Berlin Food: "Berliner Stulle"

Two simple recipes for fresh lunch options.
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

True Legend

Who built the world's most notorious motorcycle?
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Another Dimension of Handmade

Iris Hantverk helps visually impaired people into work, creating beautiful tactile brushes for a wide range of uses
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Recent Book Releases

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Hide and Seek featured on Cool Camping.

Muster machen recommended in creativ verpacken's October issue.

Oasis in the October/November issue of inForm.

Out of the Blue featured in the Octover/November issue of Bücher Magazin.

The Craft and the Makers reviewed in the October 17 issue of Deutsche Handwerks Zeitung.“The Craft and the Makers bietet tolle Fotografien und Geschichten, die besondere Einblicke ins Handwerk gewähren."

Hallo, ich bin Erik featured in the September issue of Das österreichische Grafische Gewerbe.

5-page feature on Hello, I am Erik in the October issue of print&media.

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