We are a London-based publishing duo, Creative Director Anna Gerber and Strategic Director Britt Iversen, specialising in long form reading and new kinds of story experiences. We work with global commercial and cultural partners (Google Creative Lab, Google ZOO, Ace Hotel, WeTransfer and Mercedes-Benz) to champion great storytelling for wide audiences through the beauty of books as physical cultural objects and the magic of technology.
What We Do
We create reading experiences (physical books as cultural objects and digital books that marry literature with technology) that are valued, get noticed and talked about by audiences and opinion formers.
We make significant cultural contributions in the visual arts, literary and tech worlds that surprise and delight.
We understand and shape very talented people (authors, designers, developers) and their creative process in a way that is most relevant, generous and innovative in both content and form.
What We’re Proud Of
We’ve been nominated for quite a few awards, given talks around the world, and hailed as leading cultural entrepreneurs by the Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Fund. We’re proud to have all of our books as part of The Art Institute of Chicago‘s permanent collection, to see Wayne McGregor give new life to our book, Tree of Codes, as a contemporary ballet, and to continue to work with our very talented partners at Google’s Creative Lab in Sydney on Editions At Play, an experimental space for books powered by the magic of the internet.
Awards We’ve Won
The Webby Awards, for Experimental & Innovation in Mobile Sites & Apps, nominated for Editions at Play, 2017
The Type Directors Club, Certificate of Typographic Excellence for Doubt, Magic & Time, 2016
Digital Craft Lions, finalist for Editions at Play, 2016
Laus Awards, Bronze for Don Quixote, 2016
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Grant, 2015
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Breakthrough Fund, nominated 2014
The Design Museum, Design of the Year award, nominated for Kapow!, 2013
Art Institute Chicago, Visual Editions joins permanent collection, 2013
London Design Museum, Design of the Year award, nominated for Tristram Shandy, 2011
D&AD Book Award, Book Design for Tree of Codes, 2011
About Anna & Britt
Visual Editions was launched, is owned, and run by Anna Gerber and Britt Iversen.
Creative Director, Anna, from Paris via Los Angeles, wrote about design for Creative Review and Eye Magazine and taught graphic design at Central Saint Martins and The Royal College of Art for fifteen years. She now lives in Shepherds Bush with her husband and their daughter. Alongside Visual Editions, Anna is currently writing a book she’s rather excited by and learning to play the trumpet.
Strategic Director, Britt, from Copenhagen worked in advertising, brand strategy and research for twenty years, including ten years at Mother London as a Strategist and two years at Fabula London as Strategic Partner. She lives in South London with her husband, their three kids and a very fat cat. Alongside Visual Editions, Britt tries to teach her kids (and others) to speak Danish.