Image Courtesy of Gestalten

Image Courtesy of Gestalten

Erratic | Visual Impact in Current Design
Editors:  R. Klanten, F. Schulze
Format:  24 x 28 cm
Features:  192 pages, full color, soft cover
Language:  English
ISBN:  978-3-89955-370-3

Yatzer teams up with our favorite publishers Gestalten for an excellent give-away; FIVE of you could be the lucky winners who might be randomly selected to win an edition of the Erratic | Visual Impact in Current Design book by Gestalten publishers.  But before you go on to add your comment and enter the competition wouldn’t you like to know more about it?

Design in all its forms is forever changing, day by day, and sometimes you might feel that there is no trend, but there is always good design.  The characteristics of ‘movement, tension, balance, and surprise are being increasingly explored in today’s visual culture.’  Cutting edge design, striking art or awe inspiring photography have more to tell other than what we see.  They are not just images; for upon closer observation, they ‘put us in the picture’ of a whole new world unveiling a story right before our eyes.  Each of us understands this story differently; the image, the art, or the object, generates a story in the viewer’s mind, a story which is very different from one viewer to another as each of us has had different experiences, and a different past.  The story elucidated in the viewer’s mind explores the inevitable events that will develop out of the portrayed circumstances.

Paper realities by photographer Jan Kriwol, 2010Image Courtesy of Gestalten

Paper realities by photographer Jan Kriwol, 2010
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Harrier—2010—BAe Sea Harrier aircraft, paint, rigging // 7.6 x 14.2 x 3.71 mCourtesy of Fiona Banner // Photography: Tate

Harrier—2010—BAe Sea Harrier aircraft, paint, rigging // 7.6 x 14.2 x 3.71 m
Courtesy of Fiona Banner // Photography: Tate

A staged riot in the streets of Brooklyn, photo © Zach GoldImage Courtesy of Gestalten

A staged riot in the streets of Brooklyn, photo © Zach Gold
Image Courtesy of Gestalten

'Erratic' is a book which documents up to date narrative qualities inherent in single images.  The images portrayed are often artistic, playful creative investigations that reveal a range of narrative qualities.   Concurrently, the work featured in “Erratic” makes it profoundly clear that even conditions of alleged stability or balance can come to an abrupt end at any time.  The images that have been compiled have been carefully selected from designers, photographers, and artists who are ‘exploring the reciprocal effects between stability and instability, symmetry and asymmetry, and pressure and counter-pressure.’   The documented images within “Erratic” suggest a form of stability, and strength as they appear to be balanced, symmetrical and harmonious.  As you can understand the constant variable can act as the Δ (delta) variable at any given time – and what is perceived as stable and constant can be a change.  ‘Change is one of the few constants in the world.’

That is what 'Erratic' is all about; a well-written book with stunning large colorful images and excellent up-to-date examples on Graphic Design and the Arts. 'Erratic' is a visual impact in current design which introduces change, movement, tension, balance and surprise in visual language.  It is an exceptional 192-page book in full color with a soft cover edited by R. Klanten and F. Schulze.  So even if you’re not one of the lucky winners, it’s definitely a book worth checking out and having in your library collection!

Photo from the S/S2007 lookbook of women’s collection of Bernhard Willhelmphoto © Freudenthal/VerhagenImage Courtesy of Gestalten

Photo from the S/S2007 lookbook of women’s collection of Bernhard Willhelm
photo © Freudenthal/Verhagen
Image Courtesy of Gestalten

FIVE copies of ERRATIC to be won!

To enter to win the ERRATIC book by Gestalten ADD A COMMENT at the bottom of this page with your NAME,  your PROFESSION and your COUNTRY. 
The winners will be randomly picked and will be announced in Yatzer’s TWITTER and FACEBOOK accounts on 1st February 2012.
The deadline for your submissions is on Tuesday 31 January 2012.

© Federico DíazImage Courtesy of Gestalten

© Federico Díaz
Image Courtesy of Gestalten

PANIC ROOM 2009 by NAMArt direction: Takayuki Nakazawa // Photography: Hiroshi Manaka // Photo retouching: Yoshiaki SakuraiStyling: Atsushi Kimura //

PANIC ROOM 2009 by NAM
Art direction: Takayuki Nakazawa // Photography: Hiroshi Manaka // Photo retouching: Yoshiaki Sakurai
Styling: Atsushi Kimura // Hair: Go Utsugi // Make-up: Akii
Image Courtesy of Gestalten

winners announcement 01.02.2012
The FIVE lucky winners of
ERRATIC by Gestalten are:

1. Angeliki G. / GERMANY
2. Nikos Labaditis / GREECE
3. Brendan Leadbeater /USA
4. Elisa N. / BELGIUM
5. Alessio Scalabrini / ITALY

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