In an image-saturated world, British collage artist John Stezaker rather creates more with less. Cutting up yesterday photographs, subtracting pieces, and juxtaposing faces, he transforms forgotten photographs and postcards into symbolic portraiture of modernism. Stezaker’s artistic interests in examining hidden relations between images have bestowed international success and recognition upon him and his collage art. Gestalten.tv had a precious opportunity to speak with the artist at his exhibition in Berlin’s Capitain Petzel Gallery.
Featured in the exhibition The Age of Collage, his topical work is now on display at Gestalten Space in Berlin until January 12, 2014. The accompanying book of the same title also takes an insightful behind-the-scenes look at those working with this interdisciplinary and cross-media approach.
More about the exhibition: news.gestalten.com/exhibition/age-of-collage
Browse the book: shop.gestalten.com/age-of-collage.html
Hailing from the East-meets-West melting pot Istanbul, Autoban’s Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar have established themselves as stars on the global design scene. The duo create spectacular furniture pieces and interiors at the nexus between Asia and Europe, wholeheartedly melding respect for tradition with modern straightforwardness.
Gestalten.tv gladly accepted an invitation by Özdemir and Çağlar to Istanbul to experience some of their stunning “spatialities” on location. From passion and dreams to hustle and bustle—everything that happens in the city becomes their design inspiration and functions to form a distinctive visual experience. Stroll with us here in this mesmerizing city. Çok teşekkür ederim!
Gestalten’s new book Autoban presents a rich selection of the studio’s breathtaking projects that are documented in striking photographs and plans. Browse the book: shop.gestalten.com/autoban.html
Music: Cantara by Ole Wagner soundcloud.com/olewagner
Riding back from Biarritz, Gestalten.tv is thrilled to serve you the first visual appetizer from this year’s Wheels & Waves festival. We just experienced an exclusive weekend full of speed, adrenaline, style, and freedom at the racetracks and amid the roaring waves. As a feast for your eyes, we are gearing up to present an extensive video on the customized machines and classic choppers showcased there. The video will also include some exhilarating rides and interviews with bikers and surfers who are featured in “The Ride” and “The Outsiders.”
So stay tuned for more!
Video Production by Jan Schöttler: janschoettler.com/
Erik Spiekermann is one of the best-known typographers and graphic designers in the world. Not only does he represent German typeface and corporate design like no other, but his work and the companies he founded—MetaDesign, FontShop, and EdenSpiekermann—have also had an unparalleled influence on contemporary graphic design around the globe.
At his newly opened letterpress workshop P98A gallery, Gestalten.tv meets this master, who has been “suffering from typomania” all his life. We learn about the beauty that benefits from constraints, the heritage of letterpress printing, and his unusual entrepreneurship principles. This video also gives you a sneak peak into Gestalten's upcoming book “Hello, I am Erik,” the first-ever visual biography of Erik Spiekermann's life and work. The book is written and designed by Johannes Erler and his office in close cooperation with Erik Spiekermann.
Gestalten's Letterpress workshop with Erik Spiekermann: