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Crackpot: Weekly Calendar 2012

Our Crackpot Calendar for 2012 features a fresh selection of attention-grabbing characters and illustrations from around the world. Each new calendar page provides a new companion––one per week for a total of fifty-four diverse contemporary images. Whether hung on the wall of a child´s room or propped on an office desk, the Crackpot Calendar is sure to provide fun and inspiration throughout the year.

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Visual Storytelling

Gestalten Books

More and more data is being collected. We can access ever more information at any time and from any place. The fundamental challenge now is how to extract the most valuable news, the most surprising findings, and the most relevant stories from the flood of information that is available to us.

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Erratic

Change is one of the few constants in the world. In recent years, more and more images are being created that not only capture a moment in time, but also point to a change that can and will take place directly thereafter.

Erratic is a collection of current, often playful work by designers, photographers, and artists who are exploring the reciprocal effects between stability and instability, symmetry and asymmetry, and pressure and counter-pressure.

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Impressive

Today’s graphic designers, illustrators, and typographers are rediscovering old printing techniques and handcrafts. They are inspired by passion for the unique; the feel of different papers, press cuts, and embossing; the brilliance of printing inks; and the originality of book binding techniques. The book <-Impressive-> presents the results of this passion.

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Utopia Forever

A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.
—Oscar Wilde

The cities in which we live today are unfortunately not the cities that we need for a humane and sustainable tomorrow. Societies and politicians are desperately looking for solutions and ideas for the urban areas of the future. That is why the development and discussion of utopias are–next to sustainability–the most current topics in contemporary architecture.

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Woodtli

Disregarding Swiss etiquette Martin Woodtli is not one to stick to conventions. Far beyond the “allowed”, respectable rules of graphic design he happily throws various tools and techniques, CAD, isometric images and a whole bunch of special colours into a big, fat pot. And then gives this extravagant primeval soup another quick stir.

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Urban Interventions

Evolving from graffiti and street art, urban interventions are the next generation of artwork to hit public space. Using any and all of the components that make up urban and rural landscapes, these mostly spatial interventions bring art to the masses. They turn the street into a studio, laboratory, club, and gallery. Modified traffic signs, swings at bus stops, and images created out of sand or snow challenge us to rediscover our environment and interact with it in new ways. The work is an intelligent and critical commentary on the planning, use, and commercialization of public space.

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Übersee 1

Gestalten Books

Übersee (Overseas) is a platform-focus-soapbox on all things out there, at seas, overseas.

A periodical at 3 issues a year it will have: no adverts, no sponsor, no fashion, no music, no reviews, no fame, no superstars and no compromise. But instead art, graphic design and photography will be allowed to mutate, interbreed, incubate and develop. Some things will be found and some things will be made.

Both timeless and very now, Übersee (Overseas) regularly assembles dgv’s true favourites.

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