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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"You need only three knives for nearly everything you do in the kitchen"

A particularly sharp interview with Tomer Botner, founder of Florentine Kitchen Knives.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Craft Beer Portraits n°1: Brewers & Union

To celebrate the launch of Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book, we're introducing some of the most interesting breweries from all over the world.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Barley & Hops—The Craft Beer Book

May the Craft Be With You
Posted by Angie—09/2014

How To Build a Business: Monocle’s 50 Steps to Success

In an exclusive excerpt from The Monocle Guide to Good Business, we give you access to some of their expert advice on how to start and run a business.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman featured on Slate.

The Craft and the Makers reviewed on L'Officiel Hommes. "Der Band bildet verschiedene Leidenschaften ab und zeigt: Handwerk hat nicht nur goldenen Boden. Es bekommt auch junge Impulse, die Tradition und Stil vor dem Vergessen bewahren."

Hello, I am Erik featured on Fluoro.

The Outsiders recommended on Parlor.

The Outsiders featured on GEO.de. "Zwischen Bildern, die Lust machen, die Stadt sofort zu verlassen, findet
der Betrachter immer wieder Interviews mit Menschen, die den Schritt in
die Wildnis bereits gewagt oder das Unterwegssein zu ihrem Leben
gemacht haben."

Our House in the City on Salon.

Elsa und die Nacht recommended on Die Bücherfresser. "Der wunderbar gelungene, poetische Text wird kongenial von surrealen, expressiven Bildern umrundet ... Ebenso wie  eine schöne Einschlaf-Geschichte ist dieses Buch eine zarte Geschichte über Verlust und Versöhnung."

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