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Whether as a complement to written content or a stand-alone attention getter, illustration is being used more and more often to set prominent accents. Illustrations have become a key component of advertising, communication, reporting, and other media. Because visual storytelling gets messages across more effectively in our age of information overload, illustration is gaining in importance. It’s no wonder that the current spectrum of creative expression represented by this technique is so vast.

Mind the Map

Mind the Map features a stunning selection of outstanding contemporary maps that help us find our way around. The book shows how they are being used to communicate what makes a region special, to put a specific location into context, to create moods, or to tell stories. Some maps help us to orient ourselves in a foreign country or an unfamiliar city, while others make pathways clear and logical that might otherwise seem confusing.

Start Me Up!

Gestalten Books

Never before has there been more enthusiasm surrounding entrepreneurship. Today, young entrepreneurs across the globe are relentlessly developing innovative products and services. Fresh businesses and social initiatives are appearing in industries ranging from fashion to farming, from high-tech to creative handcraft. These companies are run by passionate professionals who are well aware that following their vision is just as important as continuously communicating their vision’s brand. 

Los Logos 7

With Los Logos 7, Gestalten continues its bestselling series on contemporary logo design that began with the publication of Los Logos in 2002. Like its six predecessors, this latest edition is a comprehensive survey of the visual languages and styles used by cutting-edge logo designers from around the world. Printed in the familiar landscape format, this new compendium resets the standard for reference books on design.

Der kleine Besserwisser

Wer einen Begriff nachschlagen oder sein Wissen auffrischen will, findet auf rund 350 Seiten schnell eine Antwort. Was auf dem In seiner Kompaktheit richtet sich Der kleine Besserwisser an Studierende und Berufsanfänger sowie Gestaltungs- und Medienprofis, die über den Tellerrand ihrer Disziplin schauen wollen.

Das Buch erscheint in englischer und deutscher Sprache.

Around the World

Looking through an atlas has always been a fascinating way to explore the world. Around the World is a contemporary evolution of an atlas tailored to our information age that takes its readers around the globe in 272 pages.

In this book, compelling information graphics illustrate how natural and man-made phenomena impact our lives. They take us on an entertaining and informative journey that gives us a deeper, more intuitive understanding not only of our planet’s geography, but also of the key personal and global developments of the twenty-first century.

Fully Booked: Ink on Paper

Gestalten Books

Digital media are disappointing for books. All books look the same on an iPad, for example. On a monitor, a book isn’t thick or thin, big or small. Features such as a Japanese binding, embossing, letterpress printing, or gilt edging are only possible in print. Consequently, it isn’t surprising that young, contemporary designers, publishers, typographers, illustrators, and editors are enthusiastically ringing in a new era for printed books.

A Map of the World

Gestalten Books

Drawing a map means understanding our world a bit better. For centuries, we have used the tools of cartography to represent both our immediate surroundings and the world at large—and to convey them to others. On the one hand, maps are used to illustrate areal relationships, including distances, dimensions, and topographies. On the other, maps can also serve as projection screens for a variety of display formats, such as illustration, data visualization, and visual storytelling.

Los Logos 6

Gestalten Books

Gestalten’s best-selling Los Logos series documents and indicates design styles and trends in contemporary logo design worldwide. The highly-anticipated latest edition, Los Logos 6, is the definitive handbook and barometer of recent work.

Deutschland verstehen

Deutschland verstehen ist das Buch für jeden, der wissen will, wer die Deutschen sind und wie sie ticken – ein unterhaltsames Datenfeuilleton unserer Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Kultur.

Deutschland verstehen bietet eine kurzweilige Bildungsreise durch unser Land in acht Kapiteln: „Was wir lieben“, „Wovor wir uns fürchten“, „Woher wir kommen“, „Was wir gut können“, „Wir und die Macht“, „Wir und das Geld“, „Wir und wir“, und „Wir und die Anderen.“

Introducing: Visual Identities for Small Businesses

Gestalten Books

Today, many young people who have studied or trained in creative fields would rather work with their hands or have direct contact with their clients than sit at a desk in a large design office. These creatives are founding their own small companies all over the world—storefronts and other locations with a uniquely individual character that often serve simultaneously as an office, workshop, warehouse, and local meeting point for like-minded people.


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