Date: August 28, 2014
Location: Gestalten Space, Berlin
Join us for a special evening with Erik Spiekermann and editor of the book Johannes Erler to celebrate the book launch of Hello, I am Erik (Hallo, ich bin Erik in German) this Thursday.
You will also have the opportunity to get your copy personally signed by both Spiekermann and Erler. RSVP on Facebook.
Date: August 28, 2014
“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.”
We are proud to host the next exclusive letterpress workshop with Erik Spiekermann at his letterpress workshop p98a on October 17–18, 2014.
Held in German and English, it will explore the fundamentals of letterpress through theory, the mechanics of the printers used, and hands-on experimentation.
As a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from Erik Spiekermann himself, this is an advanced course for anyone interested in typography and letterpress printing.
Juan Velasco, Senior Editor for Art and Graphics at National Geographic magazine will be joining Gestalten this fall to host a workshop on the “Power of Infographics.”
This two-day workshop will provide the foundation to understand the role of visual storytelling with infographics and go through the process of creating them. You will learn about gathering and preparing data, and working with numerical information to create charts, sketches, and storyboards. You will also be able to use hierarchy, color, typography, illustration, and narrative order to get your messages across with effective infographics for print editorials.
The workshop will offer an overview of the essential tools and strategies involved in creating engaging animated and interactive graphics for mobile devices and the web.
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.
We’re thrilled to kick-off this series with a comprehensive two-day workshop on July 25–26. It 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!
Held in German and English, this is a workshop for anyone interested in typography and letterpress. 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.
Date & Time: August 4–5, 10:00–19:00
Location: Fablab Berlin
Participation Fee: €599
Founded in 2002 by Dries Verbruggen and Claire Warnier, Unfold is a Belgian design studio and a multidisciplinary platform at the intersection of design, technology, and art. Sharing a love of experimentation, the duo continue to expand the possibilities of 3D printing and digital production in both theory and practice. Recently, they have transferred their ideas into Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing, a new book by Gestalten that presents the newest technologies and outstanding projects, testifying the paradigm-shifting topic of 3D printing.
In this two-day hands-on workshop, participants will learn and explore the fundamentals of 3D printing—from ideas on paper to actual printed work. They will focus on creating and producing custom-made adapters and connectors to bring together already existing components and objects that are normally incompatible. Background on how digital fabrication could help contribute to a system of universal and open standards for parts and products can be found in the “Building Blocks” chapter of the book.
Topics will include:
- What is 3D printing: a basic introduction into the various processes
- How to design for 3D printing: making the most effective use of these tools
- A shared language for things: how to design for re-use and interoperability
- Basic 3D modeling tools: how to translate your idea into a 3d printable 3D model
- How to practically print by using at-home 3d printers and consumer 3D print services
This workshop is a great opportunity to get an entry-level start to 3D printing and experiment with all steps in the process. Participants who are already familiar with 3D printing will also gain better insights into what 3D printing is (or is not) about and learn how to make better use of it from two renowned experts in the field.
Requirements: Participants should bring their own laptops with the following free softwares installed: 123D Meshmixer & 123D Design (both at123dapp.com), Netfabb Basic, Google Chrome Browser. Participants should also register a free account at 123Dapp.com.