Gute Aussichten—Good Prospects

Young German Photography
Posted by Gestalten—02/2014

Every year, an exhibition at Deichtorhallen Hamburg presents the works of Germany's emerging photography talents. Marking its 10th anniversary this year, Gute Aussichten has established itself as the country's most important prize for young contemporary photographers and a reliable indicator of where this artistic discipline is heading to.

Exceeding expectations and breaking with convention seem to be the central aspects in the work of this year's award winners. The selected works prove surprisingly varied ideas rather than plainly illustrating current trends as described by the competition's initiator Josefine Raab: "An espresso machine drowning in coffee in just brewed. Landscapes that seem to disappear before our eyes. Human being, scared by life on the fringes of society. Gray concrete images of monochrome simplicity, and exuberantly coloful collages of painterly beauty."

Gute Aussichten opens on Thursday, February 6, at 11AM with all nine award winners, Josefine Raab and curator Ingo Taubhorn attending. The exhibition can be visited until March 23 and will then continue traveling throughout Europe and the US.

The award winners of 2013/2014 are Nadja Bournonville (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzip), Anna Domnick (Fachhochschule Bielefeld), Birte Kaufmann (Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin), Lioba Keuck (Fachhochschule Dortmund), Alwin Lay (Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln), Marian Luft (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzip), Stephanie Steinkopf (Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin), Daniel Stubenvoll (Kunsthochschule Kassel), and Christina Werner (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzip).

Photographs:
Anna Domnick, Calm II. © Anna Domnick
Nadja Bournonville, A Conversion Act. © Nadja Bournonville

The magazine to accompany the exhibition has been designed by the studio of jury member Mario Lombardo and can be downloaded here:
Gute Aussichten 2013/2014
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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.
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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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