Gestalten Stores

Gestalten Pavilion

Gestalten Pavilion Store and Cafe

Gestalten Pavilion
Bikini Berlin, 2nd Floor Garden
Budapester Straße 38–50
10787 Berlin
Germany

Monday–Saturday 10:00–20:00
Cafe open until 22:00 and on Sundays

+49 (0) 30 26 55 88 23 (Store)
+49 (0) 30 26 55 88 24 (Cafe)
berlinpavilion@gestalten.com

Gestalten Pavilion

Gestalten Space

Sophie-Gips-Höfe
Sophienstraße 21
10178 Berlin
Germany
Google Maps

Monday–Saturday 12:00–19:00

+49 (0)30 20 21 58 21
berlinspace@gestalten.com

Gestalten Outposts

Gestalten Kiosk

Gestalten Kiosk

25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin
Budapester Str. 40
10787 Berlin
Germany
www.25hours-hotels.com

Gestalten Rough Trade

Gestalten at Rough Trade NYC

64 North 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
USA
www.roughtrade.com/nyc

Events & Workshops

Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book

Book Launch at Gestalten Pavilion
Date: September 19, 2014
Time: 20:00–22:00
Location: Gestalten Pavilion, 
Bikini Berlin, 2nd Floor Garden, 
Budapester Straße 38–50, 10178 Berlin
Language: English

Gestalten cordially invites you to the launch of Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book (and Das Craft-Bier Buch in German). 

Barley & Hops offers beer connoisseurs a behind-the-kettle look at their favourite beverage—from its historical origins an regional distinctions to current developments.

Celebrating the rekindling passion for the golden goodness, small enterprises worldwide are combining fresh ideas with traditional methods to create outstanding craft beers.

Join us for a celebratory glass of cold craft beer in the company of select master brewers and editors Sylvia Kopp, Sven Ehmann, and Robert Klanten.

Now is the time to rediscover beer. While brewing dates back a few thousand years, today’s beer is reaching its full potential through innovative approaches and the craft beer movement. A young generation of brewers around the globe is experimenting with ingredients and reinterpreting staple as well as almost forgotten beer styles. These beer pioneers create new, often surprising tastes and present them in their own bars, as well as at workshops and festivals. Like wine and coffee before it, beer is increasingly recognized as a specialty that people want to understand, explore, and enjoy. Beer selections now accompany multiple course menus, inspire sophisticated chefs, and lead to new taste experiences. The global craft beer scene is curious, resourceful, and enthusiastic.

RSVP on Facebook.

→ read more

The Power of Infographics

Two Days of Data Visualization and Storytelling with Juan Velasco from 5W (former Art Director of National Geographic and The New York Times)
Date: September 29–30, 2014
Time: 10:00–19:00
Location: Gestalten Space, Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin
Language: English
Limited to 20 participants
Participation Fee:

€799.00

This fall, Juan Velasco, founder and Creative Director of 5W Infographics, will be joining Gestalten to host a workshop on the Power of Infographics. Juan Velasco was the Art Director of National Geographic magazine from 2008 to 2014, and previous to National Geographic, he worked as the Graphics Art Director for The New York Times.

The two-day workshop will provide the foundation to understand the role of visual storytelling with infographics and the process of creating them. We will learn about gathering and preparing data, working with numerical information to create charts, sketching and storyboarding, and the role of illustration in graphics. Participants will also learn about design applied to infographics: using hierarchy, color, typography, and narrative order.

The class will include an overview of the tools and strategies involved in creating engaging animated and interactive graphics for mobile devices and the web. Multiple award-winning projects from National Geographic magazine will be discussed and explained.

By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the role of infographics and data visualization in visual storytelling.
- Exercise judgment regarding sources of information, types of data and deciding how to present them visually by choosing the right form in clear and accurate charts.
- Conceptualize, sketch, and design engaging infographics with multiple elements, including charts, maps and illustration.
- Edit text for graphics and make choices on final presentation.
- Storyboard interactive graphics and learn the fundamentals of producing animated and interactive graphics.
- Learn about the professional tools used to create infographics on print and online and about the resources available to expand your knowledge.

This course is a two-day practical guide for working journalists, designers and students interested in developing the skills to create print and interactive information graphics. The workshop will include theory as well as practical exercises.

Required: Laptop computer with Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Excel and a free text editor such as Sublime Text 2. As course prerequisite, participants must have a working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator. 

REGISTER NOW

→ read more

Two-Day Workshop with Erik Spiekermann

Advanced Letterpress Printing
Date: October 17–18, 2014
Time: 10:00–18:00
Location: P98a, Potsdamer Strasse 98a, Berlin Schöneberg
Language: English & German
Limited to 12 participants
Participation Fee:

€999,00

“You have to touch everything—you have to think about it, you have to plan a little more, and whatever you do is fairly permanent.” – Erik Spiekermann

Gestalten is proud to host an exclusive letterpress workshop with Erik Spiekermann at his recently opened letterpress workshop p98a in Berlin on October 17-18, 2014.

The design world at large mainly knows him as an acclaimed “digital” designer, creator of some very successful digital typefaces, and the founder of MetaDesign, FontShop, and EdenSpiekermann, but letterpress has long been a passion for Spiekermann and has played an influential role in his career. 
This extensive two-day workshop will explore the fundamentals of letterpress through theory, the mechanics of the printers used, and experimentation. Participants will be introduced to basic typesetting, including the setting of small type, as well as justifying, binding columns, distributing type, and press set up. After being led through basic printing with mock-ups, cylinder packing, and the inking process, it’ll be time for hands-on printing with one of the world’s most influential designers!
The P98a workshop is equipped with six proof presses (2FAG’s, 3 Korrex’s, 1 Grafix), two of them all-electric and the rest hand-cranked by power. Participants will be divided into four groups, each with their own press to work on and print from wood, lead type, woodcuts, and polymer plates. Each group will design, set up their own press, and print under the guidance of Erik Spiekerman and five instructors including Jan Gassel, Laureen Mahler, Axel Nagel, John Peck, and Ferdinand Ulrich. 
Participants will also have the opportunity to see a demonstration of the Heidelberg Platen press in use. 
Held in German and English, this is a workshop for anyone interested in typography and letterpress and is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from Erik Spiekermann himself. You don’t need to come prepared with anything. The studio will have aprons for everyone and a healthy supply of soap to wash off the ink after the two days. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

The design world at large mainly knows him as an acclaimed “digital” designer, creator of some very successful digital typefaces, and the founder of MetaDesign, FontShop, and EdenSpiekermann, but letterpress has long been a passion for Spiekermann and has played an influential role in his career.

This extensive two-day workshop will explore the fundamentals of letterpress through theory, the mechanics of the printers used, and experimentation. Participants will be introduced to basic typesetting, including the setting of small type, as well as justifying, binding columns, distributing type, and press set up. After being led through basic printing with mock-ups, cylinder packing, and the inking process, it’ll be time for hands-on printing with one of the world’s most influential designers!

The P98a workshop is equipped with six proof presses (2FAG’s, 3 Korrex’s, 1 Grafix), two of them all-electric and the rest hand-cranked by power. Participants will be divided into four groups, each with their own press to work on and print from wood, lead type, woodcuts, and polymer plates. Each group will design, set up their own press, and print under the guidance of Erik Spiekerman and five instructors including Jan Gassel, Laureen Mahler, Axel Nagel, John Peck, and Ferdinand Ulrich. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to see a demonstration of the Heidelberg Platen press in use. 

Held in German and English, this is a workshop for anyone interested in typography and letterpress and is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from Erik Spiekermann himself. You don’t need to come prepared with anything. The studio will have aprons for everyone and a healthy supply of soap to wash off the ink after the two days. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

REGISTER NOW

Please read 
Terms & Conditions before registration.

→ read more

Two-Day Workshop with Joost Grootens

Creative Mapping and Editorial Design with Head of the Master Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven
Date: October 27–28, 2014
Time: 10:00–19:00
Location: Gestalten Space, Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin
Language: English
Limited to 20 participants
Participation Fee:

€599.00 / Early Booking Price: €399.00 (Limited to the first 7 applicants)

Head of the Master Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven, Dutch graphic designer Joost Grootens has notably reinvented the art of map creation with his unconventional approach to atlases and editorial design. His Amsterdam-based studio has designed more than 100 books on information design and cartography, specializing in interpreting and presenting complex information with precision, typographic sensitivity, and visual flair.

In a time of information overload, an atlas is one of the most valid, or even urgent mediums for understanding the world in flux we live in. As a visual storytelling tool, it's not just a linear narrative but an information system that offers the reader several points of entry—to survey and inspect information. It uses the full palette and means of graphic design to translate data into information, show connections, and facilitate understanding. 

Over the two-day workshop, Joost Grootens will give insight into how to filter and translate complex data into visually compelling and narrative storytelling atlases for print editorials. Workshop participants will be divided into small groups, and under Groostens’ guidance, they will conduct research, edit and design an “Atlas Without Words”—a purely visual storytelling atlas based on a recent news event. Limited from using any text or numbers, participants will learn to utilize and integrate maps, photography, information graphics, illustrations, pictograms, diagrams and other graphic devices to create engaging editorial designs. 

At the end of the workshop, the “Atlas Without Words” will be collected and included in a print-on-demand book that will be made available to the public. 

This is a comprehensive two-day map and editorial design workshop, designed to help both professionals and students develop skills for creating print editorials. This is primarily a design workshop, but editors and journalists who have an interest in information and editorial design are also welcome. 

Requirements: Participants should bring their own laptop with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Indesign installed. Adobe Photoshop is recommended but not required.

REGISTER NOW

Please read Terms & Conditions before registration.

→ read more

Recent Book Releases

show all

Upcoming Book Releases

show all

Download our 2014 Catalog.

Join Our Designer Database

We welcome portfolio and proposal submissions for Gestalten's potential publications and collaborations.

→ How to submit.