around the world - the atlas for today by gestalten around the world - the atlas for today by gestalten
nov 28, 2013

around the world - the atlas for today by gestalten

around the world – the atlas for today by gestalten
‘prices are sky high: the world’s most expensive buildings’ (pp. 46-47)
from the book: around the world, copyright gestalten 2013

 

 

 

title: around the world – the atlas for today
editors: andrew losowsky, sven ehmann, robert klanten
format: 24.5 x 33 cm
features: 272 pages, full color, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-497-7

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designboom rating:   (must have)
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gestalten presents ‘around the world – the atlas for today‘, a 300 page volume that covers a range of topics affecting our general global state, while also honing in on phenomenons specific to different countries. each spread explores a completely different theme — from more classic studies related to culture, history, nature, politics and population; to contemporary concerns and issues that include organic farming, drug trafficking, food and energy consumption.

 

 


‘the nuclear family: because you never know when you might need to destroy the world.’ (pp. 62-63)
from the book: around the world, copyright gestalten 2013

 

 

 

data and statistics are boldly expressed through engaging infographics that take readers on an entertaining and informative journey into the complex process of our world, giving insight into general subjects such as languages, eating habits, religion, wedding traditions; as well as more complex issues related to nuclear and solar power, development aid. amidst these, the atlas also sites key events that have left undeniable marks on our society such as september 11th, the fukushima disaster in japan, and more historical happenings like the sinking of the titanic.

 

alternating between these broad matters, ‘around the world’ does not claim to be a complete record, but instead a cornucopia of universal peculiarities, a snapshot of what our planet is today, presented to anyone who is curious about the earth and the people who inhabit it.

 


 


‘happy together: does the whole world really smile with you?’ (pp. 38-39)
from the book: around the world, copyright gestalten 2013

 

 


‘animal attraction: this graphic looks at all angles of the british pet phenomenon’ (pp. 156-157)
from the book: around the world, copyright gestalten 2013

 

 


‘holiday distribution: when does the world celebrate?’ (pp. 78-79)
from the book: around the world, copyright gestalten 2013

 

 


‘filling up your life: what do we actually do with our lives?’ (pp. 124-125)
from the book: around the world, copyright gestalten 2013

 

 


‘energy vampires: what gets sucked out of your system at night’ (pp. 324-325)
from the book: around the world, copyright gestalten 2013

 

 


‘essential elements: how china invented our civilization’ (pp. 250-251)
from the book: around the world, copyright gestalten 2013

 

 


‘the tree of faith: how the world’s major religions sprouted and grew from one another’ (pp. 66-67)
from the book: around the world, copyright gestalten 2013

 

 


‘disaster costs: how come once-in-a-century floods and hurricanes seem to be happening every other year?’ (pp. 234-235)
from the book: around the world, copyright gestalten 2013

 

 

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a teaser of ‘around the world’
video courtesy of gestalten

 


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