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Visual Families

Graphic Storytelling in Design and Illustration

A new visual language shows how we can collect, sort, and better understand the subjects and objects of our daily lives.

Most people who want to understand the world and manage their daily lives can’t get very far without lists. In addition to our personal to-do and shopping lists, there are published lists about everything from best sellers and endangered animals to the most popular children’s names in any given year. We categorize and arrange things in order to provide an overview or examine them in a certain light. Visual Families visualizes our penchant for sorting in playful and entertaining ways. The book presents lighthearted yet compelling work by illustrators, designers, and the creators of infographics that visually structure the stuff of our daily lives. Whether looking at pasta, poets, sneakers, birds, or whole cities, the small is classified into the big.

For the past few years, young creatives from around the world have been developing new visual storytelling techniques that have become more prominent in newspapers and magazines as well as textbooks and company reports. Now, Visual Families showcases an outstanding selection of their innovative display formats. From delicate illustrations of fish to collages of flags, from pictograms of New York City skyscrapers to symbols representing Hollywood hairstyles, the featured work represents an impressive spectrum of visual possibilities. In very different ways, all of the examples tell interesting stories with subjects that might otherwise be boring and dry and show how enjoyable arranging things can be.

Editors: Antonis Antoniou & Gestalten
Release date: August 2014
Format: 24.5 x 33 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, 208 pages
ISBN: 978-3-89955-540-0

Antonis Antoniou co-edited A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers. The book’s success inspired him to continue his visual exploration of how we understand and categorize the world in Visual Families. Antoniou is fascinated by the ways in which material things can be brought to life through immaterial visualizations. He grew up on Cyprus, where he became interested in colors and forms from an early age. When Antoniou is not obsessively designing maps and lists, he makes his living as an architect.

SHIPPING COSTS

    SHIPPING WITHIN THE US:

    SHIPPING WITHIN THE UK:

    SHIPPING WITHIN GERMANY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION:

    SHIPPING TO ALL OTHER COUNTRIES:

    • €0.00 for orders above €60.00 EUR (value of goods) placed via our EU  online shop
    • €40.00 for orders below €60.00 EUR (value of goods) placed via our EU  online shop

    Additional customs charges, taxes, and fees may be charged for shipments to countries outside the EU and the US.

     

    SHIPMENT TRACKING

    Once your order is ready to be shipped, you receive a confirmation email with the delivery details and a tracking link. Please note, that it can take some days before the tracking information is uploaded. You will also be able to track your order when you log into your account.

     

    DELIVERY TIMES

    Unless otherwise specified, 

    • deliveries within the US usually take 5–10 working days,
    • deliveries within Germany usually take 2–5 working days, 
    • deliveries within the European Union, to Switzerland and Norway usually take 3–7 working days, 
    • deliveries within the UK, usually take 3–7 working days,
    • deliveries to all other countries may take 3–8 weeks

    from the date you receive your order confirmation (or, if advance payment  is agreed, from the date payment is instructed).

    Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays and that there will be no deliveries on Sundays and public holidays.

    If you have ordered items with different delivery times, we will send the goods in one shipment, unless we have made a different agreement with you. In this case, the delivery time is determined by the item with the longest delivery time that you have ordered.

     

    PAYMENT OPTIONS

    We accept the following payment methods:

    • Credit card: MasterCard, VISA
    • Paypal
    • Google Pay
    • Apple Pay
    • Shopify Payments
    • SEPA direct debit
    • Sofortüberweisung
    • ideal
    • eps-Überweisung
    • Bancontact

    FURTHER DETAILS ON PAYMENT:

    The currency used in our EU online shop is Euro (€) and VAT is included in all our prices. The currency used in our UK online shop it is GBP (£) and in our US online shop it is USD ($) and all prices are expressed as exclusive of any VAT or other sales tax payable unless otherwise stated.

    All prices and product information on the gestalten online shop are subject to change.

    If you have any questions, please contact us.

    We will only take payment from your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account once your order has been dispatched.

    For card purchases we work with an authorized payment agent that helps us to check directly with your bank that the card is valid for purchases. Our payment agent processes your card details in the correct way according to the international security standard PCI DSS, which was developed by the card companies VISA, MasterCard, Diners, American Express and JCB. This means that your card details are processed with a very high level of security. To make card purchases with us as secure as possible all information is sent in encrypted form using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). This means that the information is passed through a secure connection and that your card details cannot be read by external parties.

    For further information about Paypal or to create a Paypal account please visit paypal.com.

    When paying by SEPA direct debit, you authorize us to collect the invoice amount from the specified account by issuing a corresponding SEPA mandate. You will receive a pre-notification at least 5 days before the date of direct debit collection. Please note that you are required to ensure sufficient funds are in the account on the announced date. 

     

    RETURNS

    You have a 14-day window to revoke your contract without specifying any reasons. To exercise your right of revocation, please notify us accordingly.

    To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

    Please note, that gift cards and downloadable software products are non-returnable. 

    Upon revocation, we will provide a full refund using the same payment method you utilized. You are responsible for covering the direct costs associated with returning the products, especially any shipping charges incurred. Repayment may be withheld until the products are returned to us. For further details, please refer to the section on Revocation Right.

    Most people who want to understand the world and manage their daily lives can’t get very far without lists. In addition to our personal to-do and shopping lists, there are published lists about everything from best sellers and endangered animals to the most popular children’s names in any given year. We categorize and arrange things in order to provide an overview or examine them in a certain light. Visual Families visualizes our penchant for sorting in playful and entertaining ways. The book presents lighthearted yet compelling work by illustrators, designers, and the creators of infographics that visually structure the stuff of our daily lives. Whether looking at pasta, poets, sneakers, birds, or whole cities, the small is classified into the big.

    For the past few years, young creatives from around the world have been developing new visual storytelling techniques that have become more prominent in newspapers and magazines as well as textbooks and company reports. Now, Visual Families showcases an outstanding selection of their innovative display formats. From delicate illustrations of fish to collages of flags, from pictograms of New York City skyscrapers to symbols representing Hollywood hairstyles, the featured work represents an impressive spectrum of visual possibilities. In very different ways, all of the examples tell interesting stories with subjects that might otherwise be boring and dry and show how enjoyable arranging things can be.

    English Graphic Design Illustration Storytelling Visual Culture

    Editors Antonis Antoniou & Gestalten
    Release date: August 2014
    Format: 24.5 x 33 cm
    Features: Full color, hardcover, 208 pages
    ISBN: 978-3-89955-540-0

    Antonis Antoniou co-edited A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers. The book’s success inspired him to continue his visual exploration of how we understand and categorize the world in Visual Families. Antoniou is fascinated by the ways in which material things can be brought to life through immaterial visualizations. He grew up on Cyprus, where he became interested in colors and forms from an early age. When Antoniou is not obsessively designing maps and lists, he makes his living as an architect.

    SHIPPING COSTS

      SHIPPING WITHIN THE US:

      SHIPPING WITHIN THE UK:

      SHIPPING WITHIN GERMANY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION:

      SHIPPING TO ALL OTHER COUNTRIES:

      • €0.00 for orders above €60.00 EUR (value of goods) placed via our EU  online shop
      • €40.00 for orders below €60.00 EUR (value of goods) placed via our EU  online shop

      Additional customs charges, taxes, and fees may be charged for shipments to countries outside the EU and the US.

       

      SHIPMENT TRACKING

      Once your order is ready to be shipped, you receive a confirmation email with the delivery details and a tracking link. Please note, that it can take some days before the tracking information is uploaded. You will also be able to track your order when you log into your account.

       

      DELIVERY TIMES

      Unless otherwise specified, 

      • deliveries within the US usually take 5–10 working days,
      • deliveries within Germany usually take 2–5 working days, 
      • deliveries within the European Union, to Switzerland and Norway usually take 3–7 working days, 
      • deliveries within the UK, usually take 3–7 working days,
      • deliveries to all other countries may take 3–8 weeks

      from the date you receive your order confirmation (or, if advance payment  is agreed, from the date payment is instructed).

      Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays and that there will be no deliveries on Sundays and public holidays.

      If you have ordered items with different delivery times, we will send the goods in one shipment, unless we have made a different agreement with you. In this case, the delivery time is determined by the item with the longest delivery time that you have ordered.

       

      PAYMENT OPTIONS

      We accept the following payment methods:

      • Credit card: MasterCard, VISA
      • Paypal
      • Google Pay
      • Apple Pay
      • Shopify Payments
      • SEPA direct debit
      • Sofortüberweisung
      • ideal
      • eps-Überweisung
      • Bancontact

      FURTHER DETAILS ON PAYMENT:

      The currency used in our EU online shop is Euro (€) and VAT is included in all our prices. The currency used in our UK online shop it is GBP (£) and in our US online shop it is USD ($) and all prices are expressed as exclusive of any VAT or other sales tax payable unless otherwise stated.

      All prices and product information on the gestalten online shop are subject to change.

      If you have any questions, please contact us.

      We will only take payment from your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account once your order has been dispatched.

      For card purchases we work with an authorized payment agent that helps us to check directly with your bank that the card is valid for purchases. Our payment agent processes your card details in the correct way according to the international security standard PCI DSS, which was developed by the card companies VISA, MasterCard, Diners, American Express and JCB. This means that your card details are processed with a very high level of security. To make card purchases with us as secure as possible all information is sent in encrypted form using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). This means that the information is passed through a secure connection and that your card details cannot be read by external parties.

      For further information about Paypal or to create a Paypal account please visit paypal.com.

      When paying by SEPA direct debit, you authorize us to collect the invoice amount from the specified account by issuing a corresponding SEPA mandate. You will receive a pre-notification at least 5 days before the date of direct debit collection. Please note that you are required to ensure sufficient funds are in the account on the announced date. 

       

      RETURNS

      You have a 14-day window to revoke your contract without specifying any reasons. To exercise your right of revocation, please notify us accordingly.

      To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

      Please note, that gift cards and downloadable software products are non-returnable. 

      Upon revocation, we will provide a full refund using the same payment method you utilized. You are responsible for covering the direct costs associated with returning the products, especially any shipping charges incurred. Repayment may be withheld until the products are returned to us. For further details, please refer to the section on Revocation Right.

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