• 100 Ideas That Changed Design
    100 Ideas That Changed Design
    ISBN: 9781786273437
    Title: 100 Ideas That Changed Design

    This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped industrial and product design. Written by two experts on modern design, it provides both a concise history of the subject, and offers a fascinating resource to dip into for the general reader.

    From the origins or modern design in the craft movements of the 19th and early 20th century and the changes brought about by mass production, the book traces the most important ideas in design through the modern movement and post-war consumer society to more recent ideas such as Open-Source Design and Biomimicry.

    Arranged in a broadly chronological order, the ideas are presented through fascinating text and arresting visuals, 100 Ideas that Changed Designexplores when each idea first evolved and the subsequent impact it has had up to the present day.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design
    100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design
    ISBN: 9781786273895
    Title: 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

    This accessible book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design. Lavishly illustrated, it is both a great source of inspiration and a provocative record of some of the best examples of graphic design from the last hundred years. The entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • 101 Things I Learned(r) in Product Design School
    101 Things I Learned(r) in Product Design School
    ISBN: 9780451496737
    Title: 101 Things I Learned(r) in Product Design School

    Product design is not art, engineering, or craft, yet the skills and understandings it calls for touch all these areas. In 101 brief, illustrated lessons, this accessible guide leads students and design lovers into the vast field of product design through explorations such as-

    Why all design occurs in relation to the body
    Why every product must be designed as part of a system
    The difference between clever and gimmicky, and between kitsch and camp
    Why every product has a "right" weight
    Why it's usually more effective to persuade through story than argument

    Written by three experienced design instructors and professionals, 101 Things I Learned in Product Design School provides a concise, thoughtful starting point for understanding this complex field that shapes our lives every day.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • Art of Lettering Perfectly Imperfect Hand-Crafted Type Design
    Art of Lettering Perfectly Imperfect Hand-Crafted Type Design
    ISBN: 9780847862320
    Title: Art of Lettering Perfectly Imperfect Hand-Crafted Type Design

    Hand lettering is making a massive comeback, bursting out of its graphic-design bubble and finding a mainstream via collecting social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest. The avid resurrected interest in hand lettering seemingly goes hand in hand with the weariness audiences feel with constant slick digital presentation of the information they consume. Hand lettering has a compelling appeal, and is a kind of pushback against the impersonal machine-made digital environment. Goodtype's The Art of Lettering collects myriad new and established graphic designers for whom hand lettering is a time-honoured art that has modern applications. Showcasing several artists from all over the world, the book displays their typographical takes and illustrates their perfectly imperfect hand-crafted art, from beautiful photographs of concept sketches to end result. Sometimes straying away from traditional pen-calligraphy, artists today employ new and creative approaches, including building type with coffee grounds, watercolours; and combinations of different hand tools, resulting in a dynamically fresh approach to creating type. Equal parts inspiring and innovative, Goodtype's The Art of Lettering appeals to graphic designers, artists, and type enthusiasts alike.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00
  • Artist's Way 25th Anniversary Edition
    Artist's Way 25th Anniversary Edition
    ISBN: 9780143129257
    Title: Artist's Way 25th Anniversary Edition

    "Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul." -The New York Times

    Over four million copies sold

    Since its first publication, The Artist's Way phenomena has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert, Tim Ferriss, and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Julia Cameron's novel approach guides readers in uncovering problems areas and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offers techniques to free up any areas where they might be stuck, opening up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery.

    The program begins with Cameron's most vital tools for creative recovery - The Morning Pages, a daily writing ritual of three pages of stream-of-conscious, and The Artist Date, a dedicated block of time to nurture your inner artist. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter. She also offers guidance on starting a "Creative Cluster" of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors.

    A revolutionary program for personal renewal, The Artist's Way will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00

  • Artist's Way Workbook
    Artist's Way Workbook
    ISBN: 9781788164306
    Title: Artist's Way Workbook

    A new, gorgeously repackaged edition of the classic companion to The Artist's Way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Atlas of Furniture Design
    Atlas of Furniture Design
    ISBN: 9783931936990
    Title: Atlas of Furniture Design

    In 2019, the Vitra Design Museum will publish the Atlas of Furniture Design, the definitive, encyclopedic overview of the history of modern furniture design. Featuring over 1700 objects by more than 500 designers and 121 manufacturers, it includes approximately 2800 images ranging from detailed object photographs to historical images documenting interiors, patents, brochures, and related works of art and architecture. The basis for the Atlas of Furniture Design is the collection held by the Vitra Design Museum, one of the largest of its kind with more than 7000 works. The book presents selected pieces by the most important designers of the last 230 years and documents key periods in design history, including early nineteenth-century industrial furniture in bentwood and metal, Art Nouveau and Secessionist pieces and works by protagonists of classical modernism and postwar design, as well as postmodern and contemporary pieces. The Atlas of Furniture Design employed a team of more than 70 experts and features over 550 detailed texts about key objects. In-depth essays provide sociocultural and design-historical context to four historical epochs of furniture design and the pieces highlighted here, enriched by a detailed annex containing designer biographies, glossaries, and elaborate information graphics. The Atlas of Furniture Design is an indispensable resource for collectors, scholars and experts, as well as a beautifully designed object that speaks to design enthusiasts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $350.00
  • Being Creative (Build & Become)
    Being Creative (Build & Become)
    ISBN: 9781781317181
    Title: Being Creative (Build & Become)

    Creativity begins with you.

    Through a series of 20 practical and effective exercises, all using a unique visual approach, Michael Atavar challenges you to open your mind, shift your perspective and ignite your creativity. Whatever your passion, craft or aims, this book will expertly guide you from bright idea, through the tricky stages of development, to making your concepts a reality.

    We often treat creativity as if it was something separate from us - in fact it is, as this book demonstrates, incredibly simple: creativity is nothing other than the very core of 'you'.

    At BUILD+BECOME we believe in building knowledge that helps you navigate your world.
    Our books help you make sense of the changing world around you by taking you from concept to real-life application through 20 accessible lessons designed to make you think.
    Create your library of knowledge. Find out about other BUILD+BECOME titles at the BUILD+BECOME Amazon store, and follow us at buildbecome.com& @buildbecome

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, & Wonks
    Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, & Wonks
    ISBN: 9780231193115
    Title: Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, & Wonks

    Jonathan Schwabish is an economist and writer, teacher, and creator of policy-relevant data visualizations. He helps nonprofits, research institutions, and governments at all levels improve how they communicate their work and findings to their colleagues, partners, clients, and constituents. He is the author of Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks (Columbia, 2016). Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Bi-Scriptual Typography & Graphic Design with Multiple Script Systems
    Bi-Scriptual Typography & Graphic Design with Multiple Script Systems
    ISBN: 9783721209822
    Title: Bi-Scriptual Typography & Graphic Design with Multiple Script Systems

    Analyzing the theoretical backgrounds and presenting various possibilites of creating designs incorporating different writing systems as multilingualism is becoming increasingly important.As a result of globalization and increased interaction across countries and cultures, multilingualism has gained importance. Script, as the most important conveyor of confirmation, plays a major role in this development. Designers are more and more faced with the challenge of creating designs that not only combine various languages but two or even more writing systems. At first, Bi-Scriptual discusses on a theoretical level questions such as the sociocultural relations between various writing systems and the increasing importance of sociocultural communication. Following a general section on the practical application of bilingual design, experts of the concerned languages compare eight writing systems with the Latin script. This part also contains topical interviews and practical examples of more than 100 designers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
  • Bittersweet: Noma Bar
    Bittersweet: Noma Bar
    ISBN: 9780500021293
    Title: Bittersweet: Noma Bar
    Author: NOMA BAR

    From an illustration of Donald Trump, his signature pout forming the shape of a fist, to Bob Dylan, seemingly composed of musical instruments, Noma Bar's innovative, playful style has made him one of the most sought-after illustrators working today. His use of negative space and minimalist forms creates images within images--layers of meaning that delight and surprise in equal measure. Each of Bar's illustrations tells a story that is hidden in the details, the whole message revealing itself with a second look.

    For this retrospective volume, Bar has handpicked his iconic illustrations and favorite works, covering a range of topics, all in the distinctive style that has established his reputation. The works are organized into the thematic chapters Less More (daily life), Pretty Ugly (portraits), In Out (sex), and Life Death (conflict). Alongside the images, Bar reveals his working methods and the stories behind his often idiosyncratic inspiration for different illustrations, and he reflects on how his life experiences have shaped him as an artist.

    Noma Bar is a must-have reference source for students or professionals in the worlds of graphic design and illustration, and a treasury for any follower of visual and popular culture.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Black, Brown & Latinx Design Educators Conversations on Design & Race
    Black, Brown & Latinx Design Educators Conversations on Design & Race
    ISBN: 9781616899974
    Title: Black, Brown & Latinx Design Educators Conversations on Design & Race

    In Black, Brown + Latinx Design Educators, Kelly Walters collects twelve deeply personal interviews with graphic design educators of color who teach at colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. The book centers the unique narratives of Black, Brown, and Latinx design educators, from their childhood experiences to their navigation of undergraduate and graduate studies and their career paths in academia and practice. The interviewees represent a cross-section of ethnic and multiracial backgrounds--African American, Jamaican, Indian, Pakistani, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Mexican, and Brazilian. Their impactful stories offer invaluable perspectives for students and emerging designers of color, creating an entry point to address the complexities of race in design and bring to light the challenges of teaching graphic design at different types of public and private institutions. Interwoven throughout the book are images that maintain cultural significance, from family heirlooms to design works that highlight aspects of their cultural identities. Readers will gain insight into the multitude of experiences of Black, Brown, and Latinx design educators who teach and work in the field today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
  • Book of Surrealist Games
    Book of Surrealist Games
    ISBN: 9781570620843
    Title: Book of Surrealist Games

    This delightful collection allows everyone to enjoy firsthand the provocative methods used by the artists and poets of the Surrealist school to break through conventional thought and behavior to a deeper truth. Invented and played by such artists as Andr Breton, Rene Magritte, and Max Ernst, these gems still produce results ranging from the hilarious to the mysterious and profound.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Broken Nature Design Takes on Human Survival
    Broken Nature Design Takes on Human Survival
    ISBN: 9788891824301
    Title: Broken Nature Design Takes on Human Survival

    The XXII Triennale di Milano exhibition Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival highlights a range of international architecture and design projects that underline the concept of restorative design.

    By bringing together the voices of a number of curators, scientists, scholars, designers, and artists, the XXII Triennale di Milano seeks to engage its visitors with questions of climate change, migration, artificial intelligence, politics, gender, labor, economics, social justice, and natural histories. This exhibition catalog highlights objects and concepts at all scales that reconsider humans' relationship with their environment, including research into both natural and social ecosystems. The aim is to trace design's ability to move us into a more constructive sense of indebtedness toward nature.

    This volume will appeal to the design community as well as a broader readership and scholars who study the sociological, economic, political, and personal ramifications of design as it relates to the environment.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00

  • Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 2
    Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 2
    ISBN: 9780473396565
    Title: Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 2

    This series of books is a look into the world of making models, telling stories and having fun with the process. Models are broken down into basic steps on how they are made, photographed and put into stories of Robots at War. Part of the process is teaching how to look at ordinary objects and see something completely different. How to create simple scenes from items found around the back yard. A lot can be achieved with simple recourses. The books are designed to be an inspiration to becoming a creative person in whatever work people move into.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 3
    Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 3
    ISBN: 9780473429768
    Title: Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 3

    This series of books is a look into the world of making models, telling stories and having fun with the process. Models are broken down into basic steps on how they are made, photographed and put into stories of Robots at War. Part of the process is teaching how to look at ordinary objects and see something completely different. How to create simple scenes from items found around the back yard. A lot can be achieved with simple recourses. The books are designed to be an inspiration to becoming a creative person in whatever work people move into.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    ISBN: 9781408870372
    Title: Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    Author: AGRAWAL ROMA

    Winner of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

    The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind the Shard, Western Europe's tallest building.

    While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing.

    In Built, star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach into the sky. She unearths how humans have tunneled through solid mountains; how we've walked across the widest of rivers, and tamed nature's precious water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials used to build the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower; and explains how careful engineering can minimize tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge. Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories, Built offers a fascinating window into a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Chair Anatomy Design & Construction
    Chair Anatomy Design & Construction
    ISBN: 9780500295946
    Title: Chair Anatomy Design & Construction
    Author: ORROM JAMES

    Chairs are the design pieces that most of us use most of the time: from offices to dining tables, from lounging to working, the importance of good chair design to our well-being cannot be underestimated. Accordingly, designers and architects, who seek solutions to space, comfort and function, have grappled with making the perfect - or most unusual - chairs for centuries. But we only really see the end product, and have little idea of how our chair was made, or even perhaps, why it is special.Chair Anatomy reveals in photos and illustrations the form and the construction details - the anatomy - of a selection of fifty chairs chosen from the last 150 years of modern chair design. It also introduces the designers behind these chairs, their backgrounds and their routes to creating the chairs. In reducing chairs to their constituent parts, the book gets to the heart of each design: how pieces are designed and produced to fit together; why a certain material imparts a certain quality, functional advance or comfort level; and how the chair's structure can withstand stress while being elegant and economical to produce. In short, a chair is architecture in miniature.'Exploding' these chairs gives insight into the careful and detailed thinking that has gone into a piece of furniture that we take for granted, and offers designers and students, in a single reference source, a truly nuts-and-bolts perspective on masterpieces of design.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Colour by Design
    Colour by Design
    ISBN: 9780500480274
    Title: Colour by Design
    Author: TRAVIS TIM

    The V&A Book of Color in Design is attractively simple: a celebration and exploration of color, as revealed through objects in the world-class collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Structured by color, it offers fascinating insights into the choices made by designers and makers from across the world and throughout history.

    Each chapter begins with a brief introduction that considers the history, symbolism, and use of an individual color. Objects--from items of jewelry, textiles, glassware, and ceramics to furniture and more--are reproduced in a visual selection that explores the varied hues of every color. However different objects within each section may be in their detail and meaning, they are united by their common color, revealing surprising connections between them. Throughout, narrative captions bring together disparate items from across the V&A's collection to explore the universal significance of color in art and design.

    Beautifully designed, this highly visual, color-led survey of design and the applied arts is a compelling sourcebook with broad appeal for anyone interested or involved in all aspects of visual culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Cover
    ISBN: 9781576879535
    Title: Cover

    Peter Mendelsund has enjoyed years as a much-sought-after book cover designer and art director. Among the many recognizable jackets he has created are those for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; collections of the works of Joyce, Kafka, Dostoevsky, de Beauvoir, and Foucault; the contemporary works of Martin Amis, Tom McCarthy, Ben Marcus, Jo Nesb , and James Gleick; and many more. All have greatly benefitted from the care and touch Mendelsund gave them.

    Cover abounds with Mendelsund's completed book jackets along with ephemera from his previously unseen creative method, including jacket sketches, interior art and editorial illustrations, and scores of rejected drafts. These images are punctuated by Mendelsund's reflections on his work and his process, as well as by texts from writers with whom he has worked and designed for.

    Cover is a compendium of beautiful design and a beautiful design object itself; a profile and celebration of one of the publishing world's most talented and prolific contemporary creators, and a brilliant showcase of his deft touch for balanced and innovative design.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $90.00

  • Crap Hound Big Book of Unhappiness
    Crap Hound Big Book of Unhappiness
    ISBN: 9781627310857
    Title: Crap Hound Big Book of Unhappiness

    This rich tapestry of trouble is pure vintage 20th-century imagery, carefully collected from old catalogs, advertising, obscure books, and found ephemera. Its emotionally painful mixture of social commentary and somewhat overindulgent graphic design is intended for education and reference.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $83.00
  • Creative Habit: Learn It & Use It for Life
    Creative Habit: Learn It & Use It for Life
    ISBN: 9780743235273
    Title: Creative Habit: Learn It & Use It for Life
    Author: THARP TWYLA

    What makes someone creative? How does someone face the empty page, the empty stage and making something where nothing existed before? Not just a dilemma for the artist, it is something everyone faces everyday. What will I cook that isn't boring? How can I make that memo persuasive? What sales pitch will increase the order, get me the job, lock in that bonus? These too, are creative acts, and they all share a common need: proper preparation. For Twyla Tharp, creativity is no mystery; it's the product of hard work and preparation, of knowing one's aims and one's subject, of learning from approaches taken in the past. It's a process undertaken every day. It's a habit. The Creative Habit is not merely a look inside the mind of a remarkable woman with remarkable skills, but a programmatic, inspiring, encouraging guide to help each of us achieve our fullest creative potential.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Creativity: A Short & Cheerful Guide
    Creativity: A Short & Cheerful Guide
    ISBN: 9781786332257
    Title: Creativity: A Short & Cheerful Guide
    Author: CLEESE JOHN


    Creativity is usually regarded as a mysterious, rare gift that only a few possess. John Cleese begs to differ, and in this short, immensely practical and often very amusing guide he shows it's a skill that anyone can acquire. Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, he shares his insights into the nature of the creative process, and offers advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing. What do you need to do to get yourself in the right frame of mind? When do you know that you've come up with something that might be worth pursuing? What do you do if you think you've hit a brick wall?

    Not only does he explain the way your mind works as you search for inspiration, he also shows that, regardless of the task you've set yourself, you can learn to be better at coming up with a promising idea, refining it and knowing when you're ready to act on it.

    We can all be more creative. John Cleese shows us how

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
  • Decoding Manhattan Island of Diagrams, Maps, & Graphics
    Decoding Manhattan Island of Diagrams, Maps, & Graphics
    ISBN: 9781419747601
    Title: Decoding Manhattan Island of Diagrams, Maps, & Graphics

    Mysteries and folkways of New York City revealed in an entertaining collection of graphic art

    The life and legend of New York City, from the size of its skyscrapers to the ways of its inhabitants, is vividly captured in this lively collection of more than 250 maps, cross sections, flowcharts, tables, board games, cartoons and infographics, and other unique diagrams spanning 150 years. Superstars such as Saul Steinberg, Maira Kalman, Christoph Niemann, Roz Chast, and Milton Glaser butt up against the unsung heroes of the popular press in a book that is made not only for lovers of New York but also for anyone who enjoys or works with information design.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

  • Decorative Art 1960s
    Decorative Art 1960s
    ISBN: 9783836584463
    Title: Decorative Art 1960s

    Published annually from 1906 until 1980, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook was dedicated to the latest currents in architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalware, and ceramics. Since the publications went out of print, the now hard-to-find yearbooks have become highly prized by collectors and dealers.Decorative Art 1960s looks at the birth of pop in a decade of unprecedented social, sexual, and political change. All the restless energies bubbling throughout the world during the 1960s made their way into the design style of the decade. Liberation was in the air, men were rushing to the moon, and the sky was the limit as far as visual creativity was concerned.

    The concept of lifestyle really came into its own, and although the early years of the decade still saw a rivalry between the well-crafted object and the industrially manufactured, by its end both ethnic and pop iconography had gained equal foothold in the aesthetic. Light was also predominant in shaping interiors. Freedom of choice and personal expression were the buzzwords for the young consumer, and so the likes of Panton, Sottsass, Paolozzi, Parisi, Sarpaneva, and Lomazzi did what they could to oblige.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Decorative Art 1970s
    Decorative Art 1970s
    ISBN: 9783836584487
    Title: Decorative Art 1970s

    Published annually from 1906 until 1980, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook was dedicated to the latest currents in architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalware, and ceramics. Since the publications went out of print, the now hard-to-find yearbooks have become highly prized by collectors and dealers.

    This volume spotlights the futuristic, experimental aesthetic of the 1970s. After the revolutions of the '60s, the world of design and architecture became an increasingly exciting and fast-moving hotbed of ideas, rife with vehemently opposing schools and movements. In many ways it was a more extreme era for design than the previous decade.

    Experimentalism was everywhere, and many projects, thought not practical, were forward-thinking visions of a new kind of decorative art and design. Various groups advocated returning to natural methods, rejecting style in favor of craft or pushing the logic of industrial living to its concrete, high-rise extreme. Decorative Art 1970s includes the work of the decade's brightest stars, such as Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Luigi Colani, Achille Castiglioni, Kisho Kurokawa, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, and Theo Crosby.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Design
    ISBN: 9780241412954
    Title: Design
    Author: DK

    Discover the history of design with this gorgeous visual celebration of key pieces, movements, and designers, from the Arts and Craft movement to the digital age.

    Arranged chronologically, Design traces the evolution of design from its roots to the present, from early chairs, pottery, and homewares to cars, graphic design and product design. It introduces all the key designers, manufacturers, and objects, illustrating how and why different styles emerged and became popular. It also provides a fascinating insight into design movements, showing how each one began and explaining its philosophy and visual style, from the Arts and Crafts movement to mid-century modern and contemporary.

    Featuring expert analysis, stunning photography, and a huge range of objects both familiar and extraordinary, Design explains what makes a truly great design and reveals the hidden stories behind the everyday things all around us. With profiles of famous designers and manufacturers, such as William Morris,the Bauhaus, Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Vitra, and stunning images of iconic buildings and interiors, it provides a glorious and comprehensive view of classic design across the last two centuries.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Design for the Real World
    Design for the Real World
    ISBN: 9780500295335
    Title: Design for the Real World

    Design for the Real World has been translated into over twenty languages since it first appeared in 1971; it has become the world's most widely read book on design and is an essential text in many design and architectural schools. This edition offers a blueprint for survival in the third millennium. Victor Papanek's lively and instructive guide shows how design can reduce pollution, overcrowding, starvation, obsolescence and other modern ills. He leads us away from 'fetish objects for a wasteful society' towards a new age of morally and environmentally responsible design.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, & the Resistance
    Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, & the Resistance
    ISBN: 9781631594243
    Title: Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, & the Resistance

    Dissent is an essential part of keeping democratic societies healthy, and our ability as citizens to voice our opinions is not only our privilege, it is our responsibility. Most importantly, it is a human right, one which must be fervently fought for, protected, and defended.

    Many of the issues and conflicts visited in the first edition of this book remain vividly present today. They are reminders of how democracy and social change are often incremental, requiring patience, diligence, hope, and the continuing brave voices of designers whose skillful imagery emboldens in the face of struggle.

    The 160-plus new works in this edition document the Arab Spring, the Obama presidency, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, the election of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin's continuing influence, the Women's March, the ongoing refugee crises, the environment, and much more. This powerful collection, totaling well over 550 images, stands not only as a testament to the power of imagery, but also as an urgent call to action.

    This edition includes the original Foreword by Tony Kushner as well as Steven Heller's interview of Milton Glaser entitled, "Dissenting Conditions."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat
    Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat
    ISBN: 9789063695859
    Title: Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat

    Revised edition: 20 additional methods and a new chapter to introduce humanity-centered design

    This handbook documents 80 methods used in design innovation projects leading to the design of new products or services. It is the first publication to bring together methods, tools, and case studies that involve multiple disciplines and perspectives - from product and service design to interaction and user experience design. In this revised edition, the authors look beyond the human-centered design paradigm and include perspectives from humanity centered design. This extended focus introduces readers to design methods for considering the broader ecosystem in which products and services are used, including the use of natural resources, ethical concerns, and the long-term impact of design decisions.

    Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat. Addresses the needs of anyone interested in deploying design thinking academically or operationally inside their organization or community. With design thinking becoming an increasingly valued skillset for solving complex problems, there is a growing demand for design-based skills in the workplace. The book offers an easily accessible overview of the design thinking process along with a wide range of methods that can be applied across many different areasand contexts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Designing Type: Second Edition
    Designing Type: Second Edition
    ISBN: 9781786277480
    Title: Designing Type: Second Edition
    Author: CHENG KAREN

    This comprehensive guide to type design is hailed as a 'must-have' for typographers, graphic designers and students and has been fully refreshed and updated with the introduction of more contemporary typefaces, more explanatory diagrams and a closer connection between text and corresponding image.The new edition of Designing Type also features more in-depth discussion of the processes behind developing typefaces and the basic issues that need to be taken into consideration such as visual principles and letter construction, optical compensation and legibility, and the relationships between letters and shapes in a font. This is a valuable reference for both experienced professionals and novice designers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Do Design: Why Beauty Is Key to Everything
    Do Design: Why Beauty Is Key to Everything
    ISBN: 9781907974281
    Title: Do Design: Why Beauty Is Key to Everything
    Author: MOORE ALAN

    So much goes unnoticed. We multi-task, switch between screens, work faster. When was the last time you paused to consider a beautifully made object or stunning natural landscape? Yet this is when our spirits lift, our soul is restored. Some say beauty is a luxury. But what if it is key to creating a better world for us all?Designer Alan Moore invites us to rethink not only what we produce âe" whether itâe(tm)s a website, a handmade chair, or a business âe" but how and why. With examples including Pixar, Apple, Yeo Valley and Blitz Motorcycles, we are encouraged to ask: is it useful and considered. Is it a thing of beauty? Do Design you will inspire you to:- Improve your creative process- Raise the quality and craft of your work- Consider the experience as much as the product- Adopt simplicity, utility and honesty as guiding principlesWe are creative beings. We love to make things. This book will inspire you to create better things, for better reasons. Things that people will love âe" for a long time to come.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Do Make The Power of Your Own Two Hands
    Do Make The Power of Your Own Two Hands
    ISBN: 9781907974861
    Title: Do Make The Power of Your Own Two Hands
    Author: OTTER JAMES

    We are all makers. From brewing our morning coffee to folding a paper aeroplane, we find it satisfying to create something that didn't exist before. And it isn't just about the outcome. Making requires us to slow down and become absorbed in the process: an antidote to our fast-paced world.

    James Otter is an award-winning wooden surfboard maker with a passion for craftsmanship - and the ocean. In Do Make, he invites us to rediscover the joy of making. By using our hands to transform natural materials into objects of beauty and utility, we reconnect with our creativity, our environment, and back to ourselves. Learn about:

    - Preparation: what to make, where and how to get started
    - Process: learn to trust it and let go of perfection
    - Power: develop confidence in your natural skills and ability

    With incredible photography, plenty of encouragement and even a how to guide to make your own handplane to take bodysurfing, Do Make reminds us that nothing quite beats the feeling of having made something with our own hands.

    Isn't it time to make your mark on the world?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

  • Don't Buy This Book: Entrepreneurship for Creative People
    Don't Buy This Book: Entrepreneurship for Creative People
    ISBN: 9789063695378
    Title: Don't Buy This Book: Entrepreneurship for Creative People

    Don�t Buy This Book is the sequel to the highly successful Don�t Read This Book � Time Management for Creative People. Like its predecessor, it uses the ToDon�tList method to help you make the right choices � choices that help you achieve your goals as a creative entrepreneur.Don't Buy This Book walks through the necessary steps: testing your idea, getting it ready for business, and building on it. It covers everything you need to get started or improve your business as a creative and offers practical exercises to clarify who you want to be as an entrepreneur.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Draplin Design Co Pretty Much Everything
    Draplin Design Co Pretty Much Everything
    ISBN: 9781419720178
    Title: Draplin Design Co Pretty Much Everything

    "Esquire." Ford Motors. Burton Snowboards. The Obama Administration. While all of these brands are vastly different, they share at least one thing in common: a teeny, little bit of Aaron James Draplin. Draplin is one of the new school of influential graphic designers who combine the power of design, social media, entrepreneurship, and DIY aesthetic to create a successful business and way of life.
    "Pretty Much Everything "is a mid-career survey of work, case studies, inspiration, road stories, lists, maps, how-tos, and advice. It includes examples of his work posters, record covers, logos and presents the process behind his design with projects like Field Notes and the Things We Love State Posters. Draplin also offers valuable advice and hilarious commentary that illustrates how much more goes into design than just what appears on the page. With Draplin s humor and pointed observations on the contemporary design scene, "Draplin Design Co. "is the complete package for the new generation of designers."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Draw People in 15 Minutes: Amaze Your Friends with Your Drawing Skills
    Draw People in 15 Minutes: Amaze Your Friends with Your Drawing Skills
    ISBN: 9781781576250
    Title: Draw People in 15 Minutes: Amaze Your Friends with Your Drawing Skills
    Author: SPICER JAKE

    Anyone can draw, and anybody who can already draw can always learn to draw better. In this book, best-selling author and art tutor Jake Spicer gives you all the skills you need to sketch the human figure in just 15 minutes.

    Good drawings aren't always the ones that you've spent a lot of time over; some of the best pieces are swift, energetic studies that capture the feel of the subject in a few well-placed lines. This book contains a series of exercises that develop the core skills for drawing people, all of which can be completed in a quarter of an hour.

    · Master the basic figure.
    · Build confidence in mark making.
    · Understand anatomy.
    · Play with proportion and foreshortening.
    · Capture details such as hair, hands and feet.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Drawing the Curtain
    Drawing the Curtain
    ISBN: 9783791358550
    Title: Drawing the Curtain
    Author: DOONA LIAM

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana - A Visual History
    Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana - A Visual History
    ISBN: 9780399580949
    Title: Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana - A Visual History

    An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.

    From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS & DRAGONS illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the brand, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. Inside the book, you'll find more than seven hundred pieces of artwork--from each edition of the core role-playing books, supplements, and adventures; as well as Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance novels; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; and classic advertisements and merchandise; plus never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game's millions of fans around the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $91.00

  • Eames Primer: Revised Edition
    Eames Primer: Revised Edition
    ISBN: 9780847839445
    Title: Eames Primer: Revised Edition

    An in-depth look at Charles and Ray Eames's prolific legacy--one that has placed them among the most important American designers of the twentieth century and at the forefront of modernism.

    Charles and Ray Eames's expansive and monumental career in furniture design ran from 1941 to 1978. This comprehensive and illustrated text serves as a guidebook to their most important pieces and themes.

    As beloved figures in design, art, and architecture who emerged from the optimism of the 1950s, the couple's egalitarian and humanistic furniture designs made them household names. Most famous for their chairs, they also created seminal works of architecture and film. Written by their grandson, Eames Demetrios, An Eames Primer is an easy-to-read and informational book to the world's most famous and influential furniture designers.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $75.00

  • Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things
    Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things
    ISBN: 9780465051366
    Title: Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things
    Author: NORMAN DONALD A.

    Why attractive things work better and other crucial insights into human-centered design
    Emotions are inseparable from how we humans think, choose, and act. In Emotional Design, cognitive scientist Don Norman shows how the principles of human psychology apply to the invention and design of new technologies and products. In The Design of Everyday Things, Norman made the definitive case for human-centered design, showing that good design demanded that the user's must take precedence over a designer's aesthetic if anything, from light switches to airplanes, was going to work as the user needed. In this book, he takes his thinking several steps farther, showing that successful design must incorporate not just what users need, but must address our minds by attending to our visceral reactions, to our behavioral choices, and to the stories we want the things in our lives to tell others about ourselves. Good human-centered design isn't just about making effective tools that are straightforward to use; it's about making affective tools that mesh well with our emotions and help us express our identities and support our social lives. From roller coasters to robots, sports cars to smart phones, attractive things work better. Whether designer or consumer, user or inventor, this book is the definitive guide to making Norman's insights work for you.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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