1. With a trademark portraiture style and mischievous eye, Dazed and Confused-founder Rankin enjoys a reputation as one of the world's leading photographers. So who would dare destroy him?

    For the charity project and book Destroy / Rankin, former subjects -- including Basement Jaxx, Beck, Jarvis Cocker, U2, Ian Brown, Kylie Minogue, Little Boots and Marianne Faithfull -- were given the opportunity to revamp their respective photographs into something both deeply personal and reflective of their artistic style. The result is an au courant body of collaborative art ranging from paintings and drawings to collage.

    We met Rankin in his London studio to learn about the powerful pairing of music and iconic imagery.

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  2. How to introduce one of the most influential designers of the 20th century--one whose clear visual language has not only defined product design for decades, but also our fundamental understanding of design's potential and function? We're guessing our "Less and More" book and this video podcast interview is a good start.

    "Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams"
    shop.gestalten.com/less-and-more-hardcover.html

    "Less but Better / Weniger, aber besser"
    shop.gestalten.com/less-but-better.html

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  3. In the arena of today's visual culture it is as equally challenging to entertain audiences as it is to continually reach new milestones. Alex Mclean, Nat Hunter and Fred Deakin of the pioneering London-based design agency Airside have firmly stayed on the top of the game for more than ten years now–having among others created campaigns for brands such as Coca-Cola, Greenpeace, MTV, Panasonic and Sony, plus visual identities and web design for the Serpentine Gallery, White Cube and the Pet Shop Boys.

    In our latest podcast, the founding members and creative minds unlock the secret to their innovation and entrepreneurial success–and explain why their inimitable style and profound skills are more wide-ranging and vital today than ever before.

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  4. Impossible to pigeonhole, the artist, curator, writer, film director, musician, and self-declared beautiful loser Aaron Rose is one of the most inspiring characters portrayed in Gestalten's Beyond the Street book. Active and involved in everything street and art for over 15 years, he was a pioneer in working with and introducing the likes of Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, and Harmony Korine to a larger audience.

    When we met Rose during his recent trip to Berlin, where he brought some suitcases of trouble over for his show, he told us about the creative workshops he’s organized for kids, ranted about art, anarchy, kids, his work as a creative chameleon, and how he’d love to see one of exhibitions vandalized—keep it in mind the next time you spot one of his shows.

    Subscribe to Gestalten.tv to download this film and all Gestalten.tv Podcasts for free via iTunes.

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  5. Established & Sons hosted a series of exciting installations and events during London Design Festival, including a pop-up Gestalten book shop. So while we were on location, Gestalten.tv also documented the design process and interviewed some of the designers and artists - among them Committee, Richard Woods, Gavin Turk and Tord Boontje - using their vision and energy as well as their own bare hands to design against the clock.

    Subscribe to Gestalten.tv to download this film and all Gestalten.tv Podcasts for free via iTunes.

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