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.
Inspired by our recent book The Outsiders, we are presenting a themed product showcase that captures the evolving ethos of today’s outdoor scene.
With stunning alpine landscape photography by David Boyson Cooper, wildlife illustrated prints by Kate Sutton, and retro-styled illustrations of the outdoors by Jun Oson as a backdrop, we will be launching the new issues of the magazines Another Escape and The Weekender.
Featuring additional brands such as: A Piece Of Chic / BioLite / Bobbin Bikes / Campfire Cologne / El Solitario / Falcon Enamelware / Farmer’s Racer / Field Notes / Frescobol Carioca / Geoffrey Fischer / Hatchet & Bear / Herbertz / Izola / Kammok / Luger Binoculars / Opinel / Oru Kayak / Otto London / Pendleton / Sandqvist / The Grayl / Ursa Major / Waka Waka / Wood & Faulk
The Outsiders product showcase will be up until July 31 at Gestalten Space: Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstrasse 21, 10178 Berlin.
Exclusive Collection Available at Gestalten Stores
We’re so pleased to announce our collaboration with Elisa Strozyk on a special collection of her award-winning Wood Textiles. Exclusively for Gestalten, Strozyk has created a new series of Wooden Plaids in two different color variations, as well as a selection of Table Runners in three sizes.
"Giving importance to surfaces that are desirable to touch can reconnect us with the material world and enhance the emotional value of an object," says the designer.
These elegant accessories meld wood and cloth into a surprisingly new tactile experience between hard and soft. With these items, one can make three-dimensional shapes and add a sculptural element to any home.
Variations: Fading to Black (black/maple), Fading to White (nude/red)
Size: 120 x 180cm
Variation: Fading to Black (black/walnuts)
Available in three sizes: 35 x 130cm, 50 x 155cm, and 50 x 180cm
Prices range from €400 to €1800