1. Henrik Vibskov — How to Fashion Art


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    To describe Henrik Vibskov as merely a fashion designer would be a vast understatement. As an artist, passionate musician, innovative stage designer, and head of his trendsetting eponymous fashion label he is at the vanguard of a new generation of creative multi-taskers. Gestalten.tv visited him in his Copenhagen studio for a chat about music, colors, the first comprehensive monograph of his remarkably versatile creative vision and (not) being your typical Scandinavian designer. Related Book http://shop.gestalten.com/henrik-vibskov.html More Podcasts www.gestalten.tv

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    • Talking Type — About Type Navigator: The Independent Foundries Handbook


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      Gestalten.tv met a true "Type Writer" and typography expert to find out more about the "GPS for fonts." Alongside Martin Lorenz and Lupi Ascensio of TwoPoints.Net, Jan Middendorp edited Type Navigator: The Independent Foundries Handbook, the essential overview of the modern typefaces currently available and the innovative people and companies behind them. Hear him talk about the need for a substantial guide within the ever growing landscape of typography and the current popularity of typefaces and fonts within the design community. Type Navigator http://shop.gestalten.com/type-navigator.html More Podcasts on http://www.gestalten.tv More Fonts on http://fonts.gestalten.com

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      • Piet Hein Eek: Mastering His Universe


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        When it comes to unorthodox, yet hugely successful ways of producing and distributing cutting-edge furniture and product designs, look no further than a former Philips ceramic factory in Eindhoven. Here, Dutch design star Piet Hein Eek has brought a vision into being, a vision that encompasses social responsibility, efficiency, and sustainability to everyone's advantage: his own, as well as that of his business partners, employees, and clients. Graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven and creating a pioneering cupboard made from scrap wood as early as 1990, the equally humorous, relaxed, yet hard-working Eek is surely at his creative peak these days. Learn all about his unique creative design universe in Gestalten.tv's latest interview feature. Watch our complete line-up of video interviews on www.gestalten.tv.

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        • Joep van Lieshout: The Fifth Horseman


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          Some recurring themes in Joep van Lieshout's work include organizing the world, power structures, economy, revolution, new tribal organizations, autarky, and the classical themes of life and death. We met the artist, who recently worked on a stage design for the esteemed Bayreuth Festival, in his Rotterdam workshop where he was busy addressing the history of farming in his inimitable artistic way. Watch our complete line-up of video interviews on www.gestalten.tv.

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          • Erik Spiekermann: Putting Back the Face into Typeface (with Spanish Subtitles)


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            SPANISH SUBTITLES KINDLY PROVIDED BY THE TYPOGRAPHY SECTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES. 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. Watch our complete line up of video interviews on www.gestalten.tv.

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            • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès: Winning the Match


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              Typographer, graphic designer, researcher, and writer Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès is the founder of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography, which is dedicated to advancing design research and typography in the Middle East, North Africa, and their diaspora. We met the Amsterdam-based expert for bilingual typographic research and design—whose project Typographic Matchmaking in the City is featured in Gestalten's Arabesque 2: Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia—to talk about the relationships between Arab and Latin typography, typography and architecture, as well as the visual musicality of calligraphy. Watch our complete line up of video interviews on www.gestalten.tv.

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              • Sarah Illenberger: She Speaks in Images


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                The Berlin-based artist Sarah Illenberger has developed a very unique and strong visual language, conveying even the most abstract and complex content into vivid, humorous, and concise visual forms without ever forcing a meaning on them. For her meticulously-crafted work—including commissions for Vanity Fair, Time, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wallpaper*, and Nike—she mostly uses simple materials and household items such as paper, food, textiles, and wood.  Learn more about how Sarah Illenberger's analog handicraft and creative eye reveal the true essence of things through her first Gestalten-published monograph and the latest Gestalten.tv Interview, which took place in her studio in Berlin. Watch our complete line up of video interviews on www.gestalten.tv.

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                • Found Electronics: Generation Self-Domestication


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                  When it comes to soulful and emotional interactive design, there are many who try, but few who manage to come up with something that actually deserves these tags. Among those few is the Edinburgh-based company Found Electronics, which is an offshoot of Found Collective, a group of musicians, artists, and designers. Its founders Ziggy Campbell and Simon Kirby, and Tommy Perman create interactive installations and experiences, mostly using sound and music. Their objects appear to have a life of their own and history to match and are nothing short of brilliant. Be it their BAFTA-winning robot band Cybraphon or a sound installation that remembers everything, Found Electronics' work will never leave you unaffected. Learn more about the Scottish geniuses in our latest Gestalten.tv interview. Watch our complete line up of video interviews on www.gestalten.tv.

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                  • Michael Cina: Free Associating


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                    Minnesota-based graphic designer and Creative Director Michael Cina's design studio, Cina Associates, is specialized in multi-disciplinary work. His approach is as fresh and innovative as it is timeless and clear and has helped shape the image of international brands and companies such as Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Microsoft, and Mazda, to name but a few. Graphic design aficionados may also know him through the passionately-designed logos, packagings, and designs he created for the music label Ghostly International. Either way, Michael Cina provided interesting and personal insights into his ways of working when we visited him in his studio last year. Watch our complete line up of video interviews on www.gestalten.tv.

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                    • Beta Tank: Taxing Art


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                      What’s the difference between design and art? What if objects could memorize their history? And how can you see with your skin? Beta Tank creates design objects based upon cross-disciplinary research that insightfully explore new technologies and social phenomena—inspiring debate beyond aesthetics or function. In our latest Gestalten.tv video, Beta Tank founder Eyal Burstein sheds light on his ironic, clever documentation and analysis of the effect traditional, bureaucratic procedures have on innovative work. His work—featured in Gestalten's Taxing Art book—spotlights the largely underestimated effect tax laws have on where design ends and art begins. Watch our complete line up of video interviews on www.gestalten.tv.

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