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As firmly established pioneers within the publishing industry, gestalten has catered to creative communities since 1995 with one mission in mind: inform and inspire the curious, shine a light on the most relevant subjects of tomorrow, and deliver our narrative beyond the textual realm. With 550.000 book sales each year and a global digital reach of 26 million people, our audience of tastemakers and influential minds can be felt in all corners of the world. Our books are available across our website, amazon, booksellers, specialty retailers, museums, gift shops, and fine independent bookstores worldwide.

gestalten has an extensive background in publishing titles that combine excellent aesthetic and production values with relevant themes that capture the zeitgeist. Aside from our in-house thematic publications, we offer a bespoke publishing service, which allows us to share our expertise to tell your story. We see the big picture alongside all the detail. We are experts in every stage of a book's life. From the conception to creation and distribution, our services include: title development, content creation, editorial guidance, design and layout, warehousing, promotion and sales.

We know what works and why. We bring the world’s most interesting creatives on board. We understand that today’s audiences demand depth, quality, and integrity because they are the gestalten community. We tell stories, shape trends, and reach people, allow us to do that together with you. 

If you are interested in working with us, contact us hereWe look forward to hearing from you! 

Take a look at some of our previous work.

The Beauty of Time Travel is a definitive look into the process of constructing a renowned global brand from the bottom up. gestalten worked together with Ramdane Touhami and his team at Art Recherche Industrie on developing this title, providing guidance and expertise throughout the creative process including: the concept, content, design, and packaging. We also arranged production of the book including a special print run edition in English and Japanese for Officine Universelle Buly, as well as leading on the distribution, sales, and marketing. 

Marvel By Design celebrates the company’s visual language with an in-depth exploration of their design process. We worked with Marvel in examining the evolution of their storytelling, and its influence on graphic design, popular culture, art, marketing and advertising. Exploring Marvel’s rich archives, gestalten developed a concept for the book, commissioned writers, carried out design and layout, and produced and published English, French and German versions, alongside a special collector’s edition.

Roots and Wings explores the life and work of Peter Schreyer, one of the most influential car designers of our time. Based on conversations with Schreyer and his team, gestalten developed an editorial concept, selected, commissioned and briefed photographers and writers to create the book’s content, whilst managing the production, including a special print run edition, distribution, sales, and marketing. We also organized a partnership with a Korean publisher to release a local language edition for that market.

Part visual reference guide, part snapshot of street culture, The Incomplete highlights street fashion’s most influential designers, pieces, and brands. Collaborating with lifestyle publication Highsnobiety, gestalten developed the concept of this streetwear guide in order to immortalize the stories of brands ranging from Supreme to COMME des GARÇONS. We supplied guidance and expertise throughout the creative process, whilst providing an opportunity for Highsnobiety to engage with a new audience.