Indoek’s “Surf Shacks” for Gestalten

Captivating imagery from inside the homes of creative surfers around the world

Surf-centric website Indoek continues to expand the breath of its offerings, in turn demonstrating an increasing global interest in the full culture surrounding those addicted to waves. “Surf Shacks,” a 288-page foray into the home lives of creatively-employed surfers, has just released on Gestalten. An extension of Indoek’s photography project, the book offers 42 photo shoot’s worth of architecture and lifestyle imagery—oftentimes capturing quiet moments …

The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders

A new photo book of incredible one-of-a-kind vehicles

Focused on what is perhaps a niche topic, Gestalten’s new hardcover tome, “The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders” is not just for custom car owners and lovers. Readers who aren’t all that interested in the auto world will be surprised and thrilled by the incredibly comprehensive content within because rather than just being for rev-heads, this book has been thoughtfully put together to touch …

Gestalten + Pulpo Oda Light

The always impressive German publisher releases a limited edition of Sebastian Herkner's photography-inspired lamp

Though the stalwarts of the publishing world continue to release works worth reading, it’s Berlin-based Gestalten that earned our near-constant attention in 2014 with countless impressive volumes published under their name. Yet, their most recent release lacks pages entirely. The Gestalten + Pulpo Oda Light is a limited edition of the glass and steel stand lamp designed by German designer Sebastian Herkner for furniture manufacturer …

Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hideouts

A beautiful book of impressively designed retreats that inspire wilderness solitude

Since the dawn of civilization, people have sought refuge from it. For many, time in nature can bring clarity and perspective to life, and it’s the off-the-beaten-track dwellings that provide this respite from society. With around-the-clock connectivity via smartphones and urbanization at an all-time high, getting away from it all has never been more essential. However finding solace in the wilderness certainly doesn’t mean shivering …

Interview: Typomaniac Erik Spiekermann

We speak with famed German typographer, designer and entrepreneur about his comprehensive visual biography "Hello I am Erik"

Few individuals within the design community deserve as much acclaim as Erik Spiekermann—and even fewer typographers at that. Throughout his storied 30-year career, the prolific German typographer, designer and entrepreneur has influenced contemporary design—and society as a whole, whether they recognize it or not—in countless ways, from designing guidance systems for the Berlin Transport Authority and a typeface for Deutshe Bahn (Germany’s national rail system) …