Graphic Design Festival Breda

April 17–27, 2014
Posted by Gestalten—04/2014

Marking its fourth edition, Graphic Design Festival Breda returns for a 10-day event dedicated to graphic design! This time, GDFB will reveal secrets of the—often hidden—design process and elaborate on the impact of graphic design on society with interventions, exhibitions, workshops and lectures.

From April 17 through April 27, 2014, GDFB2014 transforms the city center of Breda into a creative hub. Confrontations with graphic public interventions and inspiring presentations in galleries and temporary locations show visitors how new talents deal with graphic design, illustration, motion graphics, data visualization, typography and visual storytelling. Together designers and audience will explore topical developments in the field of graphic visual culture and how imagination helps our transitory society to reconnect the dots.



Highlights of this year's program include the exhibition Resolute - design changes and the lecture Retweet - current topics. Curated by Gestalten's Sven Ehmann and GDFB's Dennis Elbers, the Resolute show explores the current state of social responsibility taken up by designers. In vigorous projects, these film designers are determined to contribute to the process of change in society and their profession. Based on moderation, inspiration and engagement, they encourage visitors to shape their opinions and stimulate them to take action.

Retweet is a three-day stream of hot topics by international keynote speakers, including Vlisco's Roger Gerards and Erwin Thomasse, Gestalten's Sven Ehmann, and Steve Powers who is known for his impressive signpaintings and TED Talks. From the themes Institute, Collective and Individual, these speakers will discuss the role of a designer in both the design process and the way the results are used. More details and a full list of programs can be found here.

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A Crafty Outline Stencil Sans

Designed by Martin Aleith, the new Gestalten font QUANTEN combines geometric design with calligraphic elegance. In a new interview with Aleith, we leave aside the standard questions and talk in depth about the actual design process of his new font.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Photography for Wanderlust

A selection of photography from our recent book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity to let your imagination run wild.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

An Interview with Autoban

Istanbul design studio Autoban just completed one of their biggest projects to date, the new terminal at Baku International Airport. In an interview for their Gestalten book, Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar explain their approach to design.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Favorite Tents for Outsiders

Calling all romantics, adventurers, and restless spirits: here’s a selection of the best tents from our book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Better Smoking

Michael Wickert has founded Glut & Späne, Berlin's first sustainable fish smokehouse. With their fish now available at Gestalten Pavilion, we glimpse behind the scenes.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Michael Wickert spends the day handling sea salt, juniper berries, beechwood kindling and a big oven. And fish. Lots of fish. 

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Wheels & Waves Review #02

Posted by Angie—07/2014

“The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” – Rich Ridgeway

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Two-day Workshop with Erik Spiekermann

Advanced Letterpress Workshop
Posted—07/2014

PLEASE READ: Due to changes in schedules, our upcoming workshop with Erik Spiekermann, which was previously scheduled for July 25–26 has been changed to August 7–8, 2014. 

Erik Spiekermann is the epitome of a typographer. With his typefaces, commercial projects, and enterprises, he has shaped the world of graphic design like no other. Gestalten proudly teams up with Erik Spiekermann to host a series of letterpress workshops at his newly opened P98A gallery.  

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Hello, I am Erik

The German Letterman
Posted by Angie—07/2014

Gestalten.tv meets with Erik Spiekermann, who has been “suffering from typomania” all his life. 

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Celebrating New Outdoor Creativity
Posted—05/2014

The Chamber of Curiosity on Yatzer. "A book of pioneering interior design that focuses on telling the story behind the interiors themselves (...)."

Oasis on GEO.de. "Der Bildband "Oasis" zeigt die schönsten Rückzugsorte dieser Welt (...). Allein das Blättern sorgt für eine kurze Alltagsflucht."

Berlin Wonderland on Intellectures.

Berlin Wonderland on Deutsche Welle.

The Outsiders featured in the July issue of Au Arkkitehtiuutiset.

Gestalten Pavilion recommended in tip Berlin's summer special.

Berlin Wonderland on a double-page spread in the July/August issue of Groove.

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