New Video: Around The World

The Atlas for Today


The world is an amazing place, filled with complexity and contradiction. Today, we swim in floods of data and ideas, numbers and phrases that appear on our screens and in our media. Fortunately, we have storytellers and visual interpreters who explain, graphically, how something happened and what went on. Individually, they help us understand a single issue. Together, they explain a slice of the world.

Our recent book Around The World is filled with these remarkable stories and helpful infographics collected from countries spanning the globe. This is the world that we live in, beautiful and complicated, drawn out and explained. Learn a bit more about it in this video.

Video production by Jan Schöttler.

“The Age of Collage: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Collage” just opened at Gestalten Space last night! Thank you to everyone who joined us for such an artistically stimulating evening.

Arising out of cubism, the medium of collage has been used and expanded by Dadaists, futurists, surrealists, and pop artists over the last 100 years—and its evolution continues with unabated enthusiasm. 

In this exhibition, 31 artists reveal the boundless possibilities and diversity of this timeless yet timely artistic technique. These artists include: Ashkan Honarvar, Astrid Klein, Beni Bischof, Beth Hoeckel, Brandi Strickland, Charles Wilkin, Dennis Busch, Linder Sterling, Dominic McGill, Eva Eun-sil Han, Geoff J. Kim, James Gallagher, Jesse Draxler, John Stezaker, Jordan Clark, John Vincent Aranda, Jose Romussi, Julia Busch, Katrien de Blauwer, Kerstin Stephan, Leigh Wells, Liam Crockard, Luis Dourado, Matthieu Bourel, Max-o-matic, Nathaniel Whitcomb, Nils Karsten, Noa Giniger, Ruth van Beek, Sergei Sviatchenko, and Virginia Echeverria.

The accompanying book The Age of Collage presents an even wider survey of theste outstanding current artwork and artists. This group show is running at Gestalten Space until January 5, 2014. Invite your friends via Facebook event.

Photos by Yves Sucksdorff

Gestalten Workshop with Jonathan Corum

Thank you all who attended our 2-day workshop with Jonathan Corum, sciene graphics editor of The New York Times. We hope you enjoyed two informative and inspiring days at Gestalten Space.

As a member of the Times graphics desk, Jonathan Corum designs print and interactive graphics with a focus on clarity, simplicity and elegance.


His workshop explored the fundamentals of information design through the process of sketching, designing, building, and refining news graphics. The participants have practised methods of research and data gathering, iterative sketching, visual storytelling, and data visualization.

If you are interested in any other upcoming workshops, please drop us a line with your contact details at workshops@gestalten.com.

http://news.gestalten.com/event/respect-reader-news-graphics-new-york-times

Next at Gestalten Space: The Age of Collage—A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Collage

With The Age of Collage, we are presenting our first international group exhibition on contemporary collage since Gestalten Space’s opening show Cutters Edges in 2011. The featured work of 31 artists reveals the boundless possibilities and diversity of this timeless yet timely artistic technique.

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More information on Gestalten.com.
RSVP on Facebook.

Our First-ever Pop Up in Hong Kong!

Gestalten cordially invites you to the launch party of our first-ever pop-up in Hong Kong, on November 7!

In collaboration with our partner Kapok, we are offering an exciting range of Gestalten products including new book releases and bestselling titles, stationeries, illustrated totes, as well as a stunning selection of collectible prints from A Map of the World.

For the first time in Hong Kong, a wide selection of new and inspiring Gestalten books and items on design, style, architecture and contemporary art will be showcased at Kapok and available for purchase until November 25.

See you there!

Opening: November 7, 6:30pm till late
Location: Kapok, G/F. 3, Sun street, Wanchai, Hong Kong

 

fastcompany:

Cause and Effect: Visualizing Sustainability (Gestalten, 2012) showcases the campaigns, posters, digital media, and guerrilla marketing that have the power to change not only how we think about the environment, but also what we do about it. The thesis is simple: The more elegant the delivery, the more receptive we are to the message.

fastcompany:

Cause and Effect: Visualizing Sustainability (Gestalten, 2012) showcases the campaigns, posters, digital media, and guerrilla marketing that have the power to change not only how we think about the environment, but also what we do about it. The thesis is simple: The more elegant the delivery, the more receptive we are to the message.

dandyportraits:

THURS NOV 7, 2013 - 6-8pm

Fine and Dandy Shop - 445 W49th St NYC

MUST RSVP!

(Source: dandyportraits.blogspot.com)

dandyportraits:

Bill Cunningham dropped by the I am Dandy book party at Against Nature on Oct 20!

Around The World – Tweet to Win!

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Five Copies Available

Starting this week, we are giving away five copies of Around The World to our twitter fans! We will tweet a multiple choice question about the book, and a beautiful visual will be attached as a hint to the answer. All you need to do is: Follow @GestaltenNews and tweet the correct answer to us that includes hashtags of #AroundTheWorld and #(YourCity). The first winner will be notified by our Twitter reply next Wednesday, and a new question will be posted. Good luck everyone!

If you are feeling exceptionally creative, do take a picture or screenshot of where you find the answer and post it to our Twitter as well. We’ve got your first question here:

How much time do Russians spend on social networks throughout their lives? a) 7 years & 1 month, b) 2 years, 9 months & 1 week, c) 10 months & 3 weeks

Good luck everyone! See the book here.

A MONTH TO HONOR THE MEN WHO HAVE THEIR OWN STYLE:
AGAINST NATURE NYC invites you to a Sunday soirée and book signing to celebrate our book I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman.In this book, photographer Rose Callahan and writer Nathaniel “Natty” Adams document the well-kept lives of 57 protagonists of contemporary dandyism with a keen, yet empathic eye. Their composed portraits depict the clothes, accessories, and homes of the modern dandies, capturing the essence of their lifestyles in thoroughly entertaining and deeply insightful texts.Sunday, October 20, 10136:00–9:00PMAgainst Nature159 Chrystie StreetBooks will be available for sale. Dress your Dandy Best.
RSVP on Facebook.

A MONTH TO HONOR THE MEN WHO HAVE THEIR OWN STYLE:

AGAINST NATURE NYC invites you to a Sunday soirée and book signing to celebrate our book I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman.

In this book, photographer Rose Callahan and writer Nathaniel “Natty” Adams document the well-kept lives of 57 protagonists of contemporary dandyism with a keen, yet empathic eye. Their composed portraits depict the clothes, accessories, and homes of the modern dandies, capturing the essence of their lifestyles in thoroughly entertaining and deeply insightful texts.

Sunday, October 20, 1013
6:00–9:00PM
Against Nature
159 Chrystie Street

Books will be available for sale. Dress your Dandy Best.

RSVP on Facebook.