Founded in 2006, Behance is the world’s largest creative network, where millions of people showcase and discover inspiring work. While it can take years for new artistic trends to be identified and then shown in museum exhibitions, Behance takes the pulse of the creative scene everyday. Its talented experts and designers sift through the constant stream of incredible work uploaded there, cherry-picking the most original and cutting-edge projects to be featured.
Ever since the launch of Monocle in 2007 this highly successful global magazine and media brand has championed a clear and new take on the world of work. It has encouraged its readers to start their own businesses, do the thing that makes them feel fulfilled (even if it means ditching a comfortable corporate salary), and find places to build their HQ that deliver a good quality of life too.
Already renowned for his work on data visualization, editor Nicholas Felton examines the past and present realms of photographic visualization and points to innovative possibilities for the future. He is best known for his work on Facebook’s Timeline and his Felton Personal Annual Reports.
James Silverman is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and interiors in the world today. A Briton who resides in Sweden traveling the world for his projects. Images by Silverman appear regularly in magazines such as Architectural Digest, Interior Design, and Dwell.
The Ride 2nd Gear presents a stunning selection of recent custom motorcycles, as well as the small, local workshops around the globe in which they are built. Hotbeds of creativity and craftsmanship, these workshops are mostly run by single individuals and attract a small yet devoted community of fans and fellow builders.
Good stores still exist. In fact, their number is growing. Well-designed specialty shops that are inspired by the small manufacturers and mom-and-pop operations of the past are now sprouting up. These outlets are defying e-commerce and anonymous online shopping with outstanding products, original interior design, innovative concepts, and, first and foremost, friendly and competent customer service.
It might only take a slight turn of the ignition, but firing up classic cars also makes great moments in automobile history come to life. Every page of Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! gives the reader a sense of the intensity of true automobile culture. Large-format images showcase sleek shapes and tactile vintage interiors in loving detail. The book was compiled by Jared Zaugg, the man who co-founded what was widely regarded as the most important motorcycle event in the world, the Legend of the Motorcycle: International Concours d’Elegance.
Today’s internet generation no longer needs a home. It is mobile. It works six months in a shared office in Berlin, spends the summer in a caravan in Chile, and shows up just in time for the next project at a temporary desk for a client in New York. Growing up with the internet and digital tools means living and working differently. Aside from a functioning wireless connection and good coffee, web developers, designers, musicians, journalists, and other creative entrepreneurs need, above all, inspiration, new ideas, contacts, and international exchange.
At home, the kitchen is where the best parties end, the wildest affairs begin, food trends are set, small culinary businesses are founded, and the perfect strangers of a supper-club are catered to. Whether large or small, modern or rustic, the kitchen has become the center of all the action. What was once a pragmatically designed place for food preparation has now become a stage on which the act of cooking and eating is celebrated as a social event. At the same time, the kitchen is being opened up to become a living space and pivotal meeting point in the home.
As the rhythm of our hectic urban lives continues to speed up, we are increasingly compelled to leave it all behind and escape far into the quiet depths of nature. In great contrast with the claustrophobic metropolitan environments most of us live in, the photographs featured in The Great Wide Open depict wondrous sites that will take you on a visual journey through faraway lands from Canada to Lesotho, as seen by those who have climbed that mountain and surfed that wave.
Never before has there been more enthusiasm surrounding entrepreneurship. Today, young entrepreneurs across the globe are relentlessly developing innovative products and services. Fresh businesses and social initiatives are appearing in industries ranging from fashion to farming, from high-tech to creative handcraft. These companies are run by passionate professionals who are well aware that following their vision is just as important as continuously communicating their vision’s brand.
Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey met in Paris while working together on Acne Paper. As a natural evolution of their widely respected work for this award-winning fashion publication, they were asked to consult on various projects and founded their own agency, Campbell–Rey, in 2013. Their work spans the worlds of brand development, design, curation, and image making, and is united by their sensitive approach and classical, elegant aesthetic.
With Los Logos 7, Gestalten continues its bestselling series on contemporary logo design that began with the publication of Los Logos in 2002. Like its six predecessors, this latest edition is a comprehensive survey of the visual languages and styles used by cutting-edge logo designers from around the world. Printed in the familiar landscape format, this new compendium resets the standard for reference books on design.
More and more of us are turning to the great outdoors when seeking peace, balance, and a touch of adventure to offset our daily grind—whether hiking through the mountains, paddling on a silent lake, or simply spending a night in a tent far away from civilization. The Outsiders showcases the outlook and passions of the new creative scene that has emerged and draws inspiration from this development along with its original products, brands, and ideas.
Looking through an atlas has always been a fascinating way to explore the world. Around the World is a contemporary evolution of an atlas tailored to our information age that takes its readers around the globe in 272 pages.
In this book, compelling information graphics illustrate how natural and man-made phenomena impact our lives. They take us on an entertaining and informative journey that gives us a deeper, more intuitive understanding not only of our planet’s geography, but also of the key personal and global developments of the twenty-first century.