1. 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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • Reza Abedini — Identity and Definition

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            For Tehran-born and Amsterdam-based designer, Reza Abedini, graphic design is not merely a visual art form but "a value". Combining traditional and contemporary types in his own body of work—logos, posters, corporate identities and three-dimensional designs—for more than 20 years, he is also teaching as professor of graphic design. In our Gestalten.tv feature, he gives insight into the merits of Arabesque 2: Graphic Design from the Arab and Persian World, why there is a "useless distance between the letters" in western printing and how to find one's own visual identity these days. Reza Abedini www.rezaabedini.com/ Related Book http://shop.gestalten.com/arabesque-2.html More Podcasts www.gestalten.tv

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            • The Monocle Guide to Better Living (Extended Version)

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              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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              • Andrew Losowsky – Ready For Press

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                Although the way we read may change, our passion for the written word is left unaffected by format. Who would know better than NYC-based editor, writer, and consultant Andrew Losowksy, whom we met at the offices of The Huffington Post, where he is Books Editor. Losowksy has conceived and contributed to numerous books, including Gestalten's Turning Pages and Visual Storytelling, as well as We Love Magazines and We Make Magazines. In our Gestalten.tv feature, Losowsky talks about the various methods of storytelling in the digital age and why hitting the right note on the web doesn't always translate into a compelling print product (and vice versa). Related Books: Visual Storytelling http://shop.gestalten.com/visual-storytelling.html Turning Pages http://shop.gestalten.com/turning-pages.html We Love Magazines http://shop.gestalten.com/we-love-magazines.html More podcasts on www.gestalten.tv

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                • Jessica Hische – From Berlin With Love

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                  In a recent two-day Gestalten workshop, participants worked closely with Jessica Hische (a letterer, illustrator, and crazy cat lady known for her silly side projects and occasional foul mouth, as she jokingly describes herself) to develop a full vector alphabet and learn about drawing type in a short amount of time. Hische has been named a Forbes Magazine “30 under 30” in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print Magazine’s “New Visual Artists”. Gestalten.tv took the chance of a very brief break during the workshop to let Jessica talk us through some of the pros and cons of the letters B/E/R/L/I/N. Her work is profiled in: Hand to Type http://shop.gestalten.com/hand-to-type.html Playful Type 2 http://shop.gestalten.com/playful-type-2.html Precursor: The Creativity Watchlist http://shop.gestalten.com/precursor.html

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                  • Gestalten at Wheels & Waves 2014—The Ride Review #01

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                    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! The Ride: http://shop.gestalten.com/the-ride.html The Outsiders: http://shop.gestalten.com/outsiders.html Video Production by Jan Schöttler: http://janschoettler.com/

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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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