One of the things that has impressed me over the last few years about publisher Gestalten, is their use of emerging media channels to promote the books they produce. Over the last few years, Gestalten has begun producing videos that are published on their site, as well as social media channels like Vimeo for each book. With new upload, the videos get better, and more involved. A solid example of this is from the book “Designing Patterns‘ featuring the work of Swedish designer Lotta Kühlhorn. The video below is a casual interview about her process and inspiration. It features not only pages from the book but animated patterns created from her work interspersed with Kühlhorn talking.
As for the book itself, it is typical Gestalten quality. Wonderfully laid out pages, in depth editorial, insight into the artist work flow, and extra features like a CD filled with templates for experimentation by beginners and professionals alike.