On Gestalten.tv: Richard Turley—Mission Accomplished

From Bitcoin Dreams and a surprisingly sophisticated Twitter bird to a hedge fund boner, we were always fascinated by Richard Turley’s radical cover designs for Bloomberg Businessweek over the past four years. In April 2014, news broke that he was bidding farewell to the magazine’s newsroom and moving on to MTV.

In this video, possibly Turleys last interview as Creative Director of Bloomberg Businessweek, Gestalten.tv captures some of his greatest work and the thinking behind the design of the publication. He talks about how he and his team translate the complex and data-driven world of business, politics, and economics into an endlessly surprising visual package of bold provocative designs every week. We give our heartfelt thanks to Turley for having made business matters so visually interesting.

Read Richard Turley’s essay and learn more about Bloomberg Businessweek in Gestalten’s book Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Infographics by Francesco Franchi.

On Gestalten.tv: Paula Scher—A Woman of Identities

Paula Scher, the principal of international consultancy Pentagram, has been at the forefront of graphic design for four decades. Iconic, smart, and accessible, her images have entered into the American vernacular. Scher has developed visual identities and branding systems for well-known clients including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Public Theater, just to name a few.

Gestalten.tv sits down with Paula Scher for a far-reaching discussion as she shares wisdom on strategic thinking, creative process and visions of branding and identity design.

The work of Pentagram has been featured in Gestalten’s publications, including, 
Introducing: Culture Identities
Los Logo 6
Left, Right, Up, Down
as well as Boxed & Labelled Two.

We are thrilled to open Gestalten Pavilion on the roof terrace of Bikini Berlin today!

Our new 530-square-meter design store and cafe is an ideal destination for experiencing the world of visual culture that we explore in our publications in different ways. This second location brings us to the heart of former West Berlin while we will continue to keep our doors open at Gestalten Space in Mitte, a district in the former East. 

The Gestalten Pavilion is a place for discovering the things that we value ourselves: quality craftsmanship and innovative ideas melded in ways that are fresh, yet stand the test of time. The meticulously curated assortment includes exclusive brands, products by young designers, and changing thematic showcases of design wares. Whether home accessories, jewelry, culinaria, stationery, books, magazines, or children’s toys, all of the selections are made with the same insight and flair that defines our publications.

Gestalten’s spirit can also be experienced in the pavilion’s cafe, which offers modern, seasonal fare—simple, yet delectably original. Whether seated indoors or outdoors, one can enjoy everything from a small snack to a light dinner with a remarkable view over one of the world’s largest zoos.

Join us for the opening weekend. 

Gestalten Pavilion
At Bikini Berlin, Budapester Straße 38-50, 10787 Berlin

Special Opening Weekend Hours:
Monday–Saturday 10:00–20:00, 
Sunday 13:00–18:00
Cafe open daily until 22:00



Cooper & Gorfer / The Weather Diaries

Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer have combined their unique photographic style, unusual approach to their topic by telling its story visually. The newest work “The Weather Diaries”got the taste of Nordic traditional fashion. Their work belongs to a narrative tradition within photography, with roots in 18th and 19th century painting. Alongside their art projects bring us undeniably results.

Pre-Order The Weather Diaries on Gestalten

Cooper & Gorfer Website

The Outsiders—New Outdoor Creativity

Whether hiking through the mountains, paddling on a silent lake, or simply spending a night in a tent far away from civilization, more and more of us are turning to the great outdoors for a touch of adventure.

Our new book The Outsiders captures the refreshing ethos of today’s smartly successful and design-literate outdoor entrepreneurs. Better, hipper, lighter, and sturdier—the products and projects in this book are more radical than ever before!

Click to watch our trailer to get a preview of the refreshingly modern images of globetrotters and adventurers captured in The Outsiders.

Buy the book here.

Video production by Jan Schöttler.

Recap: An evening with Richard Turley, Creative Director of Bloomberg Businessweek

Thank you all for having joined us, Richard Turley and Sven Ehmann for an interesting lecture last evening. The free event was held at Gestalten Space and it was a full house filled with inspirations and giggles! 

Creative Director Richard Turley spoke at length on topics from his career path and the creative process of provocative Bloomberg Businessweek's mag covers, to the Steve Jobs tribute issue and Q&A. Get in the spirit and take a look at our photo recaps of some of the amazing moments.

A case study about Bloomberg Businessweek and Richard Turley is also published in Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Infographics by Francesco Franchi.

More photo recaps of the amazing moments here.

The Weather Diaries, Nordic Fashion Biennale by Cooper & Gorfer

As curators of the 3rd Nordic Fashion Biennale, artist duo Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer explore the roots of Nordic fashion and take an unusual approach to the topic by telling its story visually. Over the past two years, Cooper and Gorfer have travelled throughout Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands to stage and photograph the work of 12 remarkable fashion talents. The resulting body of work is showcased in The Weather Diaries exhibition and a book of the same name, released by Gestalten in celebration of the biennale.

The Weather Diaries exhibition is a prolific collaboration between some of the most gifted designers of the West Nordic Islands and Cooper & Gorfer. It is unique in its symbiosis of installation and narrative photographic imagery, taking you deep into the ingenuity of these three island nations where common is the hug of isolation. Aesthetic and metaphorical, it deflects the conventional rhetoric of fashion. Instead of seasonal trends, it explores the inspiration of creative minds, probes links to cultural identity, and scrutinizes the impact of the inescapable physicality of nature and weather.

The Weather Diaries is on show at the Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt from March 22 to June 22, 2014.

Presenting: Barbara í Gongini (FO), Bibi Chemnitz (GL), Cooper & Gorfer (US, AT), Guðrun & Guðrun (FO), Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir a.k.a. Shoplifter (IS), Jessie Kleemann (GL), JÖR by Guðmundur Jörundsson (IS), Kría (IS), Mundi (IS), Najannguaq Lennert (GL), Nikolaj Kristensen (GL), Rammatik (FO) and STEiNUNN (IS).

Pre-order Available: The book will be released on March 21.

Two-day Workshop with Christian Schwartz
Our Gestalten Space’s workshop with Commercial Type's Christian Schwartz is happening now. 

Considered as one of the most prolific American type designers today, Christian Schwartz is the founder of award-winning design studio Schwartzco, specializing in customizing typefaces for corporate identities and publications. 

Under the guidance of Schwartz, participants are now working on their own typeface in progress and learning how to take it from a good idea to a great tool. 

More activities at Gestalten Space.

Autoban—Modern Highways into Traditional Space

An Evening Talk with Richard Turley, Creative Director of Bloomberg Businessweek


March 19, 19:00 / Gestalten Space

We are proud to present an event with Richard Turley, creative director of Bloomberg Businessweek. When Turley joined the respected magazine in 2010, his mission was nothing less than to reinvent it. Since then, the magazine has won numerous awards from the Art Directors Club, D&AD, and the Society of Publication Designers to name but a few.

In this evening talk moderated by Gestalten’s Sven Ehmann, Turley will share highlights from his impactful body of work as well as his thoughts on igniting creativity amid tight deadlines—giving insight into the design process in the Bloomberg newsroom.

A case study about Bloomberg Businessweek and Richard Turley is published in Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Infographics by Francesco Franchi.

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