1. Infographic guru Nicholas Felton sets the pace for today’s data visual narratives through his ultra-detailed Personal Annual Reports and a substantial contribution to the Facebook timeline redesign. In the recent Gestalten workshop, participants were able to pick his brain and explore the fundamental methods of data gathering along with visual storytelling techniques. Here with Gestalten.tv, Felton shares his wisdom on data visualization, articulates the history and catalyst effect of his “Feltron” reports, and of course, reveals the appeal of working at Facebook.

    Upcoming Gestalten workshops: news.gestalten.com/space/workshop
    More on Gestalten.tv: vimeo.com/gestalten

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  2. Inspired by the Dada movement and simply fed up with the society of North England in 1976, the Liverpool-born artist Linder Sterling—featured in the new Gestalten book The Age of Collage—is known as a true master of collage. For more than three decades, Linder Sterling has addressed identity, sexuality, fashion, and society through her stunning pieces of art, music, and performance without submitting to the Zeitgeist of any given era.

    Gestalten.tv met Linder Sterling at her solo exhibition frau/objekt in Hanover to chronicle the blossoming of her collage art, talk about “spreading butter” on performance, and let her remind us of what a true glue means.

    The Age of Collage: shop.gestalten.com/age-of-collage.html
    More Gestalten videos: vimeo.com/gestalten

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  3. The motorcycle is back! Similar to the fresh contemporary scene that has established itself around bicycles in the last few years, the motorcycle is currently undergoing an aesthetic resurrection. Gestalten.tv takes you on a visual ride with engines revved-up and roaring. This video features footage and commentary by celebrated bike builders including Roland Sands, Vincent Prat, Ola Stenegard, El Solitario’s David Borras, as well as The Ride’s co-editor Chris Hunter of Bike EXIF. Get an insider’s view of the high-spirited young motorcycle scene, which is extensively documented in our latest release The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles and their Builders.

    Order the book here: shop.gestalten.com/the-ride.html

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  4. Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, its team—led by editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé—has created an intelligent publication that continually inspires a global readership who is interested in everything from diplomacy to design. For its first-ever book, The Monocle Guide to Better Living, the editorial team looks at one of their core themes: how to live well.

    Here Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck, and Robert Klanten talk about their shared vision for the book and how this indispensable reference of inspirational ways to improve your life was brought together.

    The book is now available at shop.gestalten.com/monocle-guide.html

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  5. Last Friday, “The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders” was launched at Gestalten Space in Berlin! It was a vrooming great evening filled with excitement, adrenaline, and laughter. Not only were we amazed by the coolest custom motorcycles by El Solitario, Ehinger Kraftrad, Wrenchmonkees, Kaffeemaschine, JvB-moto, and Herzbube displayed at Gestalten Space, but also by those exquisite ones parked outside in the backyard!

    Here Gestalten.tv took the chance to meet with celebrated builders including Per Nielsen of Wrenchmonkees, Bernhard Elflein of Herzbube, and photographer Kristina Fender. If you missed the party, you can still visit the temporary garage show this week. It is still up and running until September 1, 2013.

    Event: news.gestalten.com/event/the-ride-book-launch
    Book: shop.gestalten.com/the-ride.html

    (Music Credit: Redline by Secret Destroyers, licensed under Creative Commons 2012)

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