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Klanten, Robert

Works: 669 works in 2,423 publications in 4 languages and 33,906 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Illustrated works  Digital art  Maps  Thematic maps  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Redactor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Compiler, led
Classifications: NC998.4, 741.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Klanten
Data flow : visualising information in graphic design by Robert Klanten( Book )

31 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and German and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The application of diagrams extends beyond its classical field of use today. Data Flow charts this development, introduces the expansive scope of innovatively designed diagrams and presents an abundant range of possibilities in visualising data and information. These range from chart-like diagrams such as bar, plot, line diagrams, and spider charts, graph-based diagrams including line, matrix, process flow, and molecular diagrams to extremely complex three-dimensional diagrams. Data Flow is an up-to-date survey providing cutting-edge aesthetics and inspirational solutions for designers, and at the same time unlocks a new field of visual codes."--Publisher's website
Visual storytelling : inspiring a new visual language by Robert Klanten( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of inspiring, insightful, interactive and entertaining examples of visual communication, this book reveals how the contextualization of information is pushing the envelope of today's design and aesthetics
A touch of code : interactive installations and experiences by Robert Klanten( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comprehensive spectrum of innovative spatial and interactive work in this book reveals how technology is fundamentally changing and expanding strategies for the targeted use of architecture, art, communication, and design for the future
Pictoplasma by Peter Thaler( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictoplasma presents an exhibition of contemporary character design, showcasing the various styles and techniques used in recent character-design
The upset : young contemporary art by Robert Klanten( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new breed of contemporary artists is celebrating new found international recognition for their style and approach to creating art that is sprouting from and largely influenced by visual subcultures. The Upset documents the burgeoning artists in this new movement whose works are often figurative and narrative employing classical techniques with great skills to create sculpture, illustration design and painting with the use of spray cans, sharpies and elaborate colour palettes on canvas. In addition to the striking visual work, the book features portraits of artists as well as in-depth interviews with selected artists who are creating outstanding cutting-edge contemporary fine art
Cutting Edges : Contemporary Collage by Robert Klanten( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collage has an outstanding tradition in the modern visual arts. Influenced by surrealism and Dada as well as constructivism, the technique was firmly established as an art form in the 1920s and 1930s through the work of artists such as John Heartfield, El Lissitzky, and Hannah Hoch. Today, a new generation of young artists and illustrators is rediscovering collage. Cutting Edges is a collection of current artistic work that unites unrelated elements to create something new. Although the artists also use the computer for the purpose of montage, most of the featured collages are made by hand and often include found objects. It is not only the addition of visual elements that is important to the work, but also their deliberate omission, deletion, and destruction. While the combination of very different materials is charmingly reminiscent of the past, the innovative work in Cutting Edges proves that a new era of collage has begun. Texts by curator Dr. Silke Krohn put this current rediscovery of collage into an art-historical context
The age of collage : contemporary collage in modern art( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spontaneous, irreverent, personal. Collage fits more perfectly into our current age than almost any other artistic technique. The technique of collage fits perfectly into our current age. Raw visual material is collected by an artist and then combined in such a way as to abstract the individual elements enough that the artist's own vision becomes prominent. Because collage's references range from other artistic works and techniques to scientific images, pop culture, and erotica, these raw materials reflect humanity's collective visual memory and context. It's collage's broad scope--and irreverence--that make this technique so interesting for both artist and audience. So it comes as no surprise that a lively scene has developed around contemporary collage in the last few years. Our book cutting edges was the first to document work by this scene, which has continued to expand the possibilities of the genre. Beyond the lowbrow movement, which brings a fresh perspective to figurative surrealism, more and more established artists are now embracing this medium. Their work bridges the historical gap between the classic pioneers of the technique from the 1920s and today's vanguard of contemporary collage. Showcasing outstanding current artwork and artists, The Age of collage is a striking documentation of this new appetite for destructive construction. The book also takes an insightful behind-the-scenes look at those working with this interdisciplinary and cross-media approach
Art & agenda : political art and activism by Robert Klanten( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Life has become significantly more political in the new millennium, especially in the aftermath of the worldwide banking crisis. Art is both driving and documenting this upheaval. Initially, it was mostly young artists and activists who were raising their voices to protest globalization and the pollution of our environment, but increasingly the work of established artists is also becoming dominated by political topics. Art & Agenda explores the impact of political activism on contemporary art. The book introduces a variety of artists who are advocating political and social reform on a local or a global scale. Some are influenced by the traditions of Agitprop and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and work with posters, urban interventions, or graphic design. Others prefer established art forms such as painting, sculpture, or performance. The personalities and approaches of the featured artists are as diverse as their subject matter the artists goals, techniques, and degrees of radicalness depend on the cultures to which they belong as well as the social and political circles in which they move..."--Publisher description
Playful type : ephemeral lettering & illustrative fonts( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphic designers are approaching type design in a refreshingly new manner and creating typography beyond the classical typeset. Playful Type demonstrates how these designers are creating a dynamic range of playful, illustrative and hand-made typography with the aide of a multitude of different techniques. From manual lettering, calligraphy and collage to manipulative time exposures of photographs and even ice blocks, the cutting-edge examples collected in this inspiring book indicate current developments in type design
Urban interventions : personal projects in public spaces( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolving from graffiti and street art, urban interventions are the next generation of artwork to hit public space. Using any and all of the components that make up urban and rural landscapes, these mostly spatial interventions bring art to the masses. They turn the street into a studio, laboratory, club, and gallery. Modified traffic signs, swings at bus stops, and images created out of sand or snow challenge us to rediscover our environment and interact with it in new ways. The work is an intelligent and critical commentary on the planning, use, and commercialization of public space. With a rich visual selection of projects and methods, Urban Interventions documents this artistic approach to urban art that is making a profound mark on our contemporary visual language. The book shows the growing connections and interplay of this scene with art, architecture, performance, and installation. Propagators of urban intervention surprise and provoke with work in cities including New York and London, but also in countries such as China, Columbia, and Turkey. Everywhere the work appears it turns public spaces into individual experiences." --Cover
Data flow 2 : visualizing information in graphic design( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The eight comprehensive chapters in Data Flow 2 expand the definition of contemporary information graphics. Wide-ranging examples introduce new techniques and forms of expression. In addition to the inspiring visuals, interviews with the New York Times's Steve Duenes, Infosthetic's Andrew Vande Moere, Visualcomplexity's Manuel Lima, Art+Com's Joachim Sauter, and passionate cartographer Menno-Jan Kraak as well as text features by Johannes Schardt provide insight into the challenges of creating effective work."--Cover
Boxed and labelled : new approaches to packaging design by Robert Klanten( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Boxed and labelled is a comprehensive overview of the most intelligent, innovative, playful and attractive examples of current packaging design. The broad spectrum of packaging is illustrated through an extensive selection of products characterised by cutting edge graphic design, sassy illustrations, striking typography, careful use of colour as well as unique materials."--Back cover
A map of the world : according to illustrators & storytellers by Antonis Antoniou( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maps help us understand and navigate the world. For centuries, maps have become better, more refined, and more precise--there are no blind spots anymore. While Google Maps and GPS systems have become our tools of choice for navigation, contemporary maps have evolved into platforms for cutting-edge illustration, experimental data visualization, and personal visual storytelling. A Map of the World is a compelling collection of work by a new generation of original and sought-after designers, illustrators, and mapmakers. This work showcases specific regions, characterizes local scenes, generates moods, and tells stories beyond sheer navigation. From accurate and surprisingly detailed representations to personal, naïve, and modernistic interpretations, the featured projects from around the world range from maps and atlases inspired by classic forms to cartographic experiments and editorial illustrations."--Publisher's description
Naïve : modernism and folklore in contemporary graphic design( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A minimalist design vocabulary is currently being reinvented by a troop of young graphic designers who are rediscovering the stylistic elements reminiscent of classic graphic design such as silkscreen printing, classical typography, hand lettering, woodcutting and folk art and integrating them into their work. [book title] documents this extraordinary renaissance of Classic Modernism, from the 1940s to 1960s, in contemporary graphic design."--Back cover
Impressive : printmaking, letterpress, and graphic design by Robert Klanten( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's graphic designers, illustrators, and typographers are rediscovering old printing techniques and handcrafts. The work collected in this book shows the many facets of the graphic design business, from business cards to posters
Papercraft : design and art with paper by Sonja Commentz( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book gathers the most extraordinary creations from small objects and figures to large-scale art installations and urban interventions as well as three-dimensional graphic sculptures from a vast spectrum of artistic disciplines ranging from character design, urban art, fine art, graphic design, illustration, fashion, animation and film. Adding even more value, this illustrated book also includes a DVD with printable templates for creating your own paper characters and toys as well as a curated selection of the best stop-motion animations. This book provides a comprehensive insight into the enormous creative potential of this multifaceted material and reveals how paper is firing up the imaginations of today s designers and artists
Printing things : visions and essentials for 3D printing by Dries Verbruggen( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspirational and easy to understand exploration of the creative potential of 3D printing that introduces outstanding projects, key experts, and the newest technologies
Going public : public architecture, urbanism and interventions( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architecture of the last several decades was shaped by the need for individual representation and demarcation. Today, a growing countermovement is focusing on the development of public space as a means to get people together in order to exchange ideas or share experiences. Going Public presents a compelling international selection of extraordinary current architectural projects in public space. Their objectives are as diverse as the structures themselves and range from providing recreational or cultural opportunities to facilitating social interaction. As the industrial age has evolved into the information age, our cities have developed new potential. In the past, churches and marketplaces were the focus of our social lives. Today, however, different types of community centers are being established. In addition to the transformation of existing public squares, parks, and pavilions, original projects such as community gardens, outdoor movie theaters, temporary installations, and other cultural venues are being built. Thus, in the hearts of our cities--but also on their peripheries--a new kind of public space is being defined. Innovative solutions are even being found for ubiquitous features of urban life such as benches, bicycle racks, and bus stops. Going Public also showcases work that leads us out of our cities and into the countryside. Contemporary versions of hideouts, observation towers, viewing platforms, and self-guided trails use public space differently than their more traditional counterparts and expand our possibilities for experiencing our natural surroundings and landscapes. The architecture featured in Going Public may range from bold to subtle, but all of it is innovative and surprising
Staging space : scenic interiors and spatial experiences( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers new solutions for event architecture, scenography, media installations, interiors, and stage design. Thanks to globalization and digitalization more and more aspects of our business lives and leisure time are taking place on the internet. Consequently, there is more pressure to create the proper setting when we actually do come together. The spaces where we come into face-to-face contact with our target audiences have to be precisely arranged in order to make an impact or to communicate information effectively on an emotional level. That is why so many different creatives are currently working on developing designs in physical space. Staging Space presents an extensive collection of work in which images and space meld seamlessly into a single narrative entity. The spectrum of examples includes exhibition and event architecture, interior design, art installation, and stage design as well as multimedia brand concepts and light projections on city surfaces. The book also features an array of hybrid solutions whose focus lies on using space to achieve pre-defined dramatic effects..."--Publisher's description
Illusive : contemporary illustration and its context by Robert Klanten( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of illustrations from around the world that addresses the variety of existing techniques and puts them into context with explanatory text. This book features designs alongside fashion illustrations and commercial works produced for books or magazines. It also presents manifold methods of international designers side-by-side
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Data flow : visualising information in graphic design
A touch of code : interactive installations and experiencesPictoplasmaThe upset : young contemporary artCutting Edges : Contemporary CollageArt & agenda : political art and activismPlayful type : ephemeral lettering & illustrative fontsUrban interventions : personal projects in public spacesData flow 2 : visualizing information in graphic design
Alternative Names
Klanten, R.

Klanten, R. 1964-

Klanten, R. (Robert)

Klanten, Robert

English (267)

German (5)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (1)