1. Bompas and Parr: Return of the Jelly Knights

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    Taking the term to whole new levels, the British food and design consultancy duo Sam Bompas and Harry Parr has breathed new, refreshingly artifical, and entertaining life into what is known as "food experience." For example, they revived the basis of everything wobbly in Britain's kitchen universe: the jelly, recreating—among other things—the famous St. Paul's Cathedral in gelatinous form. Using cutting-edge technology, they even beat the gingerbread house as the known climax of architecture and food symbiosis and came up with what is known as "Alcoholic Architecture." Though magicians won't ever reveal their secrets, find out more about the two Jellymongers in our latest Gestalten.tv Interview. Watch our complete line up of video interviews on www.gestalten.tv.

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    • Kurt Weidemann 1922 - 2011: The King Is Dead, Long Live the King!

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      Kurt Weidemann, one of the most influential typographers of the 20th century, died at the age of 88 on March 31st, 2011. Weidemann helped form the identities of companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Zeiss, and Deutsche Bahn, changing their corporate designs not only for the better, but for the best. After returning from captivity as a prisoner of war in Russia, he took up a career in the fields of graphic design, typography, and moral courage that was second to none. Word came easily to him. His career did not. We met King Kurt—who was as anarchic and humorous as he was disciplined and hard-working—in his castle, an altered switch tower in Stuttgart. The King is dead, long live the King! Watch our complete line up of video interviews on www.gestalten.tv.

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      • Papercraft 2 - Book Teaser Video

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        Paper doesn't blush, but it entertains in various unexpected ways and formats. This trailer is papered with bright, punchy, and pop-culture relevant pieces from Gestalten's Papercraft 2: Design and Art with Paper book and included DVD. Presenting the best bits of cutting-edge stop motion footage, animation, ace music videos, and smart advertising this Gestalten.tv video shows the creative potential of what was once our primary material for communicating information. Watch all of our videos and inspiring interviews on www.gestalten.tv.

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        • Erik Spiekermann - Putting Back the Face into Typeface

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          Typographer, graphic designer and businessman Erik Spiekermann has created timeless, influential and, yes, Meta-physical work over the past three decades. Next to founding MetaDesign and FontShop, the latter being the first ever digital distributor of fonts, and designing more instant classic typefaces than any other, he has been recognized as an outstanding expert internationally as a lecturer and professor. Listen to the design genius talk about new visual languages, design processes, the analogies of music and typography, and why we need better client culture in our latest Gestalten.tv video and you will easily realize why. Before heading to new visionary pastures, the bike enthusiast will make a short stop to receive the German Design Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 in February. Watch our complete line up of video interviews on www.gestalten.tv

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          • Shepard Fairey - Obey to be Better!

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            Introducing the American artist Shepard Fairey is a bit like explaining whose portrait he famously altered for the "Hope" campaign that was widely used by Barack Obama's supporters in 2008. Since the mid 1980s he has created outstanding (then: street) art that is strong, iconic and expressive. Shepard Fairey is also a thoughtful, committed, and outspoken activist who revives the artistic virtues of standing up for the freedom of speech and fighting for rational and non-corporate ways of dealing with the issue of copyright. Obey the interview we did with him in Los Angeles in late 2010! Watch our complete archive of films on www.gestalten.tv!

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            • TwoPoints.net: Way To Go!

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              Lupi Asensio and Martin Lorenz founded TwoPoints.net in 2007 and are paving the way for new and exceptional design work. Their book Left, Right, Up, Down: New Directions in Signage and Wayfinding is just one exciting example of how the Barcelona-based couple combines intuition and ratio, the subjective and the objective, and the experimental with the traditional. We trekked all the way up to the Catalan capital's mighty Mount Juic to chat about work that excites clients, work that hasn't been done before, and work that does more than just work. Watch more at www.gestalten.tv.

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              • Studio on Fire: Deeply Impressed

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                Without dispute, Studio on Fire are masters of the design and letterpress world. Their impossibly detailed work, featured in Gestalten's Impressive: Printmaking, Letterpress & Graphic Design, is the product of love, driven by a true passion for paper and print. Now in their new Minneapolis workshop, SOF principal and design director Ben Levitz gives us insight into the obsessive design process and the beauty of their in-house modern printing capabilities, which include several legendary Heidelberg letterpresses. For Gestalten.tv's new podcast, we're nothing short of deeply impressed.

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                • Established & Sons: Design Against the Clock Film

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                  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. http://news.gestalten.com/motion/established-sons

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