‘The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity’ is the latest inspirational publication by German publishing house Gestalten. Created out of the fact that more and more people are turning to the great outdoors when seeking peace and balance, whether hiking through the mountains or simply spending a night in a tent far away from civilization. The Outsiders showcases the outlook and passions of the new creative scene that has emerged and draws inspiration from this development along with its original products, brands, and ideas. The products and projects presented in this book are better, both in concept and design, making them more radical and complete than its predecessors. Combining handicraft with the latest technology, they incorporate illustrations, photography, and graphic art as well as trends in product design and fashion. Here, the fundamental challenges posed by the wilderness meet the aesthetic needs of the design-literate urbanite in ways that are atmospheric and likeable, with the occasional romantic or ironic wink.
The Outsiders captures moods, showcases products and individuals, and presents illustration and graphic design. It also provides insight into how an otherwise familiar subject appears to have lain dormant for years, only now to be revived by spirited people who see the world differently and can expand our horizons.
Complementing its rich selection of images, The Outsiders features interviews with key players from across the outdoor sector. These include gear manufacturers such as Patagonia’s Vincent Stanley and Poler’s Benji Wagner, designers Geoff McFetridge and Groovisions, polar explorer Arved Fuchs, expedition paddler Mark Kalch, champion free-skier Ane Enderud, surf photographer Chris Burkard, custom motorcycle builder James Crowe, and the Hoepner brothers, who rode their bikes together from Berlin to Shanghai. The book’s preface was written by natural born explorer Erling Kagge, the first person to reach the North Pole, South Pole, and summit of Mount Everest.
We love this beautifully curated book on the great outdoors!
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