• Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
    Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
    ISBN: 9780008241780
    Title: Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
    Author: WINCHESTER SIMON

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives - a camera, phone, computer, bicycle, car, a dishwasher perhaps - all sport components that fit together with precision and operate with near perfection. We also assume that the more precise a device the better it is. And yet whilst we live lives peppered and larded with precision, we are not, when we come to think about it, entirely sure what precision is, or what it means. How and when did it begin to build the modern world? Simon Winchester seeks to answer these questions through stories of precision's pioneers. Exactly takes us back to the origins of the Industrial Age, to Britain where he introduces the scientific minds that helped usher in modern production: John 'Iron-Mad' Wilkinson, Henry Maudslay, Joseph Bramah, Jesse Ramsden, and Joseph Whitworth. Thomas Jefferson exported their discoveries to the United States as manufacturing developed in the early twentieth century, with Britain's Henry Royce developing the Rolls Royce and Henry Ford mass producing cars, Hattori's Seiko and Leica lenses, to today's cutting-edge developments from Europe, Asia and North America. As he introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world, Winchester explores fundamental questions. Why is precision important? What are the different tools we use to measure it? Who has invented and perfected it? Has the pursuit of the ultra-precise in so many facets of human life blinded us to other things of equal value, such as an appreciation for the age-old traditions of craftsmanship, art, and high culture? Are we missing something that reflects the world as it is, rather than the world as we think we would wish it to be? And can the precise and the natural co-exist in society?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    ISBN: 9781869664855
    Title: Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    Author: HENDERSON WARWICK

    Toys and Games have been entertaining children and adults alike for centuries. From the time of the Pharaohs to current day Chinese Chequers, Model Cars, the Space Race and Star Wars.

    This illustrated history is an incredible insight into the background of the toys that we grew up with, including particular toys and games that became international favourites. The book is not just for toy and game aficionados, but anyone who is interested in history, both social and industrial, and collectors in general. Over 250 colour photographs compliment this wonderfully researched and detailed book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Creativity
    Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Creativity
    ISBN: 9781452166360
    Title: Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Creativity
    Author: VICTORE JAMES

    Renowned designer and professional hell-raiser James Victore wants to drag you off your couch and throw you headfirst into a life of bold creativity. He'll guide you through all the twists, trials, and triumphs of starting your creative career, from finding your voice to picking the right moment to start a project (hint: It's now)

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Free Hand: New Typography Sketchbook
    Free Hand: New Typography Sketchbook
    ISBN: 9780500294277
    Title: Free Hand: New Typography Sketchbook
    Author: HELLER STEVEN

    Steven Heller, the world's foremost graphic-design commentator, and Lita Talarico, design educator, open up designers' personal sketchbooks to provide an intimate look at the creative processes behind typefaces, word-images and logos. Arranged alphabetically by name, the world's most exciting designers and typographers, including Philippe Apeloig, Ed Benguiat, Hoefler Type Foundry, Henrik Kubel, Toshi Omagari and Francesco Zorzi, present a staggering range of unique and exciting ways to communicate through letters and words. Sketchbook pages reveal the designers' creative processes across diverse briefs, concepts, languages and alphabets, from Roman to Cyrillic to Arabic.

    Aimed at all those who engage creatively with type, whether by hand or on screen, this rich compendium of typographic ideas stresses the importance of typographic thinking at a time when reading habits are evolving, while celebrating the varied and innovative ways that designers practise this time-honoured craft.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda
    Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda
    ISBN: 9780995745575
    Title: Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda
    Author: BROWN ROLAND ELLIOTT (TEXT BY); SORRELL STEPHEN (E

    Drawing on the early Soviet atheist magazines Godless and Godless atthe Machine, and postwar posters by Communist Party publishers, the authorpresents an unsettling tour of atheist ideology in the USSR.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Graphic Design for Everyone: Create Your Own Blog, Logo, Website & Much More
    Graphic Design for Everyone: Create Your Own Blog, Logo, Website & Much More
    ISBN: 9780241343814
    Title: Graphic Design for Everyone: Create Your Own Blog, Logo, Website & Much More
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY

    Trying to give your blog extra visual impact? Need a new look for a personal, business, or community project? With this beginner's guide to graphic design, you'll be able to do this and much more!

    There have never been more opportunities to promote yourself online or in print, but to succeed you need to master the art of visual communication - combining type, image, and colour into an appealing, accessible message.

    Graphic Design for Everyone shows you how to define your brand and your message, then takes you through the basic principles of design. Find out how to create a brand plan, discover how a typeface sets the mood, and learn how to use colour theory for maximum impact. Gain inspiration from real-life examples and exercises that help you to focus on the right solutions for you.

    Once you've learned the basics, turn to the ten step-by-step projects to help you create your own stunning designs - from business stationery to a sales brochure and online shop. There's also plenty of practical advice on publishing online, dealing with printers, commissioning professionals and more.

    Whether you're a design newcomer or keen to build on what you know, Graphic Design for Everyone is the only resource you'll ever need.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Graphic Design School: A Foundation Course for Graphic Designers Working in Print, Moving Image & Digital Media 7ed
    Graphic Design School: A Foundation Course for Graphic Designers Working in Print, Moving Image & Digital Media 7ed
    ISBN: 9780500295595
    Title: Graphic Design School: A Foundation Course for Graphic Designers Working in Print, Moving Image & Digital Media 7ed
    Author: DABNER DAVID & STEWART SANDRA & VICKRESS ABBIE

    Graphic Design School is organized into two main sections, 'principles' and 'practice'. The first section deals with the fundamentals of design, such as composition, hierarchy, layout, typography, grid structure, colour and so on. The second section puts these basics into practice, and gives information about studio techniques and production issues relevant to a number of different graphic design disciplines. The last part of the second section provides an overview of some of the different career choices open to students entering the graphic design field. This seventh edition of Graphic Design School features all-new assignments and fully updated reading lists. Over a third of the images are entirely new, and include a mix of professional work and outstanding student pieces. In addition, Part II: Practice Plus features new software and revisits old print technologies - for example, risograph printing and screen printing - which are becoming increasingly popular forms of production again.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • History of Graphic Design, Vol.2 1960-Today
    History of Graphic Design, Vol.2 1960-Today
    ISBN: 9783836570374
    Title: History of Graphic Design, Vol.2 1960-Today
    Author: MULLER JENS; WIEDEMANN JULIUS (EDITOR)

    Visual Revolutionaries
    Design game changers, from the 1960s until today

    Through the turbulent passage of time, graphic design--with its vivid, neat synthesis of image and idea--has distilled the spirit of each age. Surrounding us every minute of every day, from minimalist packaging to colorful adverts, smart environmental graphics to sleek interfaces: graphic design is as much about transmitting information as it is about reflecting society's cultural aspirations and values.

    This second volume rounds off the most comprehensive exploration of graphic design to date, spanning from the 1960s until today. About 2,500 seminal designs from across the globe guide us in this visual map through contemporary history, from the establishment of the International Style to the rise of the groundbreaking digital age. Around 130 key pieces go under the microscope in detailed analyses besides 120 biographies of the era's most important designers, including Massimo Vignelli (New York subway wayfinding system), Otl Aicher (Lufthansa identity), Yusaku Kamekura (Nikon poster campaign), Paula Scher (Citibank brand identity), Neville Brody (The Face magazine), and Stefan Sagmeister (handwriting posters).

    With his sweeping knowledge of the field, author Jens M ller curates the standout designs for each year alongside a running sequence of design milestones. Organized chronologically, each decade is prefaced by a succinct overview as well as a stunning visual timeline, offering a vivid display of the variety of graphic production in each decade as well as the global landscape which it at once described and defined.

    This collection of important graphic works represents a long-overdue reflection on the development of a creative field constantly changing and challenging itself. These key pieces act as coordinates through contemporary history, helping us trace the sheer influence of graphic design on our daily lives.

    Text in English, French, and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $141.00
    $141.00
  • How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines
    How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines
    ISBN: 9780316445436
    Title: How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines
    Author: GRAY THEODORE


    Million-copy bestselling author of The Elements, Molecules, and Reactions Theodore Gray applies his trademark mix of engaging stories, real-time experiments, and stunning photography to the inner workings of machines, big and small, revealing the extraordinary science, beauty, and rich history of everyday things.


    Theodore Gray has become a household name among fans, both young and old, of popular science and mechanics. He's an incorrigible tinkerer with a constant curiosity for how things work. Gray's readers love how he always brings the perfect combination of know-how, humour and daring-do to every project or demonstration, be it scientific or mechanical.


    In How Things Work he explores the mechanical underpinnings of dozens of types of machines and mechanisms, from the cotton gin to the wristwatch to an industrial loom. Filled with stunning original photographs in Gray's inimitable style, How Things Work is a must-have exploration of stuff - large and small - for any builder, maker or lover of mechanical things.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, & (Every Once in a While) Cha
    How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, & (Every Once in a While) Cha
    ISBN: 9780500518267
    Title: How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, & (Every Once in a While) Cha
    Author: BIERUT MICHAEL

    A monograph, manual and manifesto by one of the world's leading graphic designers. Protégé of design legend Massimo Vignelli and partner in the New York office of the international design firm Pentagram, Michael Bierut has had one of the most varied careers of any living graphic designer. The 35 projects Bierut presents in this book illustrate the breadth of activity that graphic design encompasses today, his goal being to demonstrate not a single ideology, but the enthusiastically eclectic approach that has been a hallmark of his career. Each project is told in Bierut's own entertaining voice and shown through historic images, preliminary drawings (including full-size reproductions of the notebooks he has maintained for over 30 years), working models and rejected alternatives, as well as the finished work. Along the way, he provides insights into the creative process, his working life, his relationship with clients, and the struggles that any design professional faces in bringing innovative ideas to the world. Inspiring, informative and authoritative, How to...is set to be the bible of graphic design ideas.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $66.00
    $66.00
  • Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions Discover the True Stories Behind the World's 64 Most Overlooked Objects
    Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions Discover the True Stories Behind the World's 64 Most Overlooked Objects
    ISBN: 9781732512641
    Title: Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions Discover the True Stories Behind the World's 64 Most Overlooked Objects
    Author: HETHERINGTON LAURA; PRYCE REBECCA (ILLUSTRATOR)

    The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions uncovers the fascinating, humorous, and often unbelievable origins behind the world's most overlooked innovations!

    Nobody knows the backstories behind our most taken-for-granted inventions, like credit cards, egg cartons, windshield wipers, and breakfast sandwiches! But the strange and wonderful origins of these inventions are far from ordinary: They are rooted in forgotten history. Inside this hardcover book, discover the extraordinary true stories of:

    the TOASTER --& actually the best thing before sliced bread &
    the PASSPORT& --& the original Facebook &
    the TOOTHBRUSH& --& so much more than bamboo + hog bristles&
    the PIZZA SAVER& --& no pie left behind since 1985 &
    SLICED BREAD& --& at first, no one wanted it&
    and MANY, MANY MORE& of history's most influential discoveries!&

    Organized chronologically from 75,000 B.C. to today and illustrated with more than 200 pieces of original artwork, The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions is as beautiful as it is entertaining and informative. Discover who invented BATHING, why some of the first-ever BEDS were naturally mosquito-repellant, how president Theodore Roosevelt's encounter with a black bear inspired the TEDDY BEAR, and why SELFIE STICKS might be older than you think!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Information Is Beautiful  2ed Revised
    Information Is Beautiful 2ed Revised
    ISBN: 9780007492893
    Title: Information Is Beautiful 2ed Revised
    Author: MCCANDLESS DAVID

    A visual guide to the way the world really works

    We are overwhelmed by information – from our phones, our televisions, our computers, our newspapers. This new edition of Information is Beautiful offers shelter from the flood by visualising data in a new way that blends facts with their connections, their context and their relationships – making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. This is information like you have never seen it before – easy to flick through but also engaging enough to study – information that comes to life in your hands and your eyes.

    This new edition has been thoroughly revised, updated and improved – now featuring a range of new visualisations and updates to existing pages.
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • Islamic Geometric Patterns
    Islamic Geometric Patterns
    ISBN: 9780500294680
    Title: Islamic Geometric Patterns
    Author: BROUG ERIC

    The marvels of Islamic patterns--the most recognizable visual expression of Islamic art and architecture--are not just a beautiful accident. The ancient practitioners of this craft used traditional methods of measurement to create dazzling geometric compositions, often based on the repetition of a single pattern. The results are magnificent in their beauty and awe-inspiring in their execution.
    Now, with the aid of this book, everyone can learn how to master this ancient art and create their own intricate patterns or re-create classic examples. All that is needed is a pencil, a ruler, a compass, and a steady hand. Technical tips demonstrate the geometric basics such as how to create designs from one of the foundational "family" shapes: a square, hexagon, or pentagon. This is followed by step-by-step instructions for reproducing some of the best examples of geometric patterns.


    Islamic Geometric Patterns contains twenty-three geometric patterns and brief histories of some of the most famous and beautiful Islamic art and architecture from around the world. This revised edition features seven new patterns from locations including: Ak Medrese in Nigde, Turkey; Chellah necropolis in Rabat, Morocco; Shah Jahan Mosque in Thatta, Pakistan; the Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah in Agra, India; the Alcazar in Seville, Spain; Zaouia Moulay Idriss II in Fes, Morocco; and Darwish Pasha Mosque in Damascus, Syria.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    ISBN: 9780714843377
    Title: It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    Author: ARDEN PAUL

    It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be is a handbook of how to succeed in the world: a pocket bible for the talented and timid alike to help make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible.The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes, and creativity - all endeavours that can be applied to aspects of modern life.This uplifting and humorous little book provides a unique insight into the world of advertising and is a quirky compilation of quotes, facts, pictures, wit and wisdom - all packed into easy-to-digest, bite-sized spreads. If you want to succeed in life or business, this book is a must.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Japanese Design Since 1945 A Complete Sourcebook
    Japanese Design Since 1945 A Complete Sourcebook
    ISBN: 9780500022214
    Title: Japanese Design Since 1945 A Complete Sourcebook
    Author: POLLOCK NAOMI

    A dedication to craft and the finest production quality have been an integral part of culture and day-to-day life in Japan for centuries. For the Japanese, the concept of design is not limited to functionality or materiality, but wholly connected with ancient culture and rituals. In this sense, a chair is much more than what you sit on, a cup more than what you drink from: these objects are to be reflected upon, to be touched and cherished. As mass manufacturing became widespread in the post-war period, fascinating cross-cultural exchanges began to take place between Japan and the West. These gave rise not only to timeless objects of great beauty and utility, but innovations in materials, form and technology. Far beyond the icons of Japanese design - the perfectly weighted Kikkoman soy sauce bottle, Yanagi's butterfly stool, the Sony Walkman - the products and objects that have emerged from the country over the past seven decades, few of which have been widely exported, serve to delight and draw admiration. In recent years, a new generation of designers - Nendo, Yoshioka - have taken Japanese creativity into entirely new territory, reconceptualizing the very meaning of design. No attempt has been made to present a complete overview of Japanese design, until now. Showcasing over eighty designers, hundreds of objects, and contributions from both Japanese and Western design experts, this volume will become the definitive work on the subject for many years to come.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $110.00
    $110.00
  • Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative
    Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative
    ISBN: 9781523506644
    Title: Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative
    Author: KLEON AUSTIN

    The world is crazy. Creative work is hard. And nothing is getting any easier

    In his previous books--Steal Like an Artistand Show Your Work , New York Times bestsellers with over a million copies in print combined--Austin Kleon gave readers the key to unlock their creativity and then showed them how to share it. Now he completes his trilogy with his most inspiring work yet.

    Keep Going gives the reader life-changing, illustrated advice and encouragement on how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourself in the face of personal burnout or external distractions. Here is how to Build a Bliss Station--a place or fixed period where you can disconnect from the world. How to see that Every Day Is Groundhog Day--yesterday's over, tomorrow may never come, so just do what you can do today. How to Forget the Noun, Do the Verb--stop worrying about being a "painter" and just paint.

    Keep working. Keep playing. Keep searching. Keep giving. Keep living. Keep Going. It's exactly the message all of us need, at exactly the right time.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Knowledge Is Beautiful
    Knowledge Is Beautiful
    ISBN: 9780007427925
    Title: Knowledge Is Beautiful
    Author: MCCANDLESS DAVID

    This is the captivating follow-up to the bestseller INFORMATION IS BEAUTIFUL. KNOWLEDGE IS BEAUTIFUL will offer a deeper look at the world and its history, and David McCandless will work with his army of followers to achieve an entirely democratic, global look at key issues bedded into the foundations of world knowledge - from questions and facts on history and politics to science, literature and much, much more. He will design the findings in his characteristically fantastic, and surprising, visual style. Featuring input and contributions from a range of online collaborators, this eye-catching, full colour volume will push the boundaries of books and provide knowledge about our world in a way you’ve never seen before.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Laws of Simplicity
    Laws of Simplicity
    ISBN: 9780262539470
    Title: Laws of Simplicity
    Author: MAEDA JOHN

    Ten laws of simplicity for business, technology, and design that teach us how to need less but get more.Finally, we are learning that simplicity equals sanity. We're rebelling against technology that's too complicated, DVD players with too many menus, and software accompanied by 75-megabyte "read me" manuals. The iPod's clean gadgetry has made simplicity hip. But sometimes we find ourselves caught up in the simplicity paradox- we want something that's simple and easy to use, but also does all the complex things we might ever want it to do. In The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda offers ten laws for balancing simplicity and complexity in business, technology, and design-guidelines for needing less and actually getting more.
    Maeda-a professor in MIT's Media Lab and a world-renowned graphic designer-explores the question of how we can redefine the notion of "improved" so that it doesn't always mean something more, something added on.
    Maeda's first law of simplicity is "Reduce." It's not necessarily beneficial to add technology features just because we can. And the features that we do have must be organized (Law 2) in a sensible hierarchy so users aren't distracted by features and functions they don't need. But simplicity is not less just for the sake of less. Skip ahead to Law 9- "Failure- Accept the fact that some things can never be made simple." Maeda's concise guide to simplicity in the digital age shows us how this idea can be a cornerstone of organizations and their products-how it can drive both business and technology. We can learn to simplify without sacrificing comfort and meaning, and we can achieve the balance described in Law 10. This law, which Maeda calls "The One," tells us- "Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful."


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Living Without Plastic More Than 100 Easy Swaps for Home, Travel, Dining, Holidays, & Beyond
    Living Without Plastic More Than 100 Easy Swaps for Home, Travel, Dining, Holidays, & Beyond
    ISBN: 9781579659400
    Title: Living Without Plastic More Than 100 Easy Swaps for Home, Travel, Dining, Holidays, & Beyond
    Author: ALLEN BRIGETTE & WONG CHRISTINE

    Every year, the world produces more than 300 million tons of plastic. These products will never break down and will endlessly pollute our oceans, air, land, and food chain. But the good news is that there are many steps, small and large, we can take to change our plastic-using habits. This illustrated book offers more than 100 suggestions in an accessible visual and gifty package. The introductory chapter walks readers through the different types of plastic and terminology. Then, starting with two of the most prevalent problems--the plastic water bottle and the plastic shopping bag--the book continues with the actions we can take each day to achieve a plastic-free life, organized into thematic lifestyle categories covering food, health and beauty, home, special occasions, and more. The information is presented in short actionable text, and the entries include facts to help the reader understand why the change is a good one. Swap your to-go cup for a reusable mug or invest in metal straws; learn how to DIY your cleaning products, party decorations, and grocery bags; incorporate alternatives to plastic wrap, take-out containers, commercial cosmetic products, cotton balls, and water filters; find out how to avoid the toxins released from the plastic in your refrigerator, shampoo bottles, clothing, and office supplies. Living Without Plastic is an appealing and attractive guide to help readers end their relationship with plastic for good.
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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Logo Design Idea Book
    Logo Design Idea Book
    ISBN: 9781786274120
    Title: Logo Design Idea Book
    Author: HELLER STEVEN & ANDERSON GAIL

    Arrows, swashes, swooshes, globes, sunbursts, and parallel, vertical and horizontal lines, words, letters, shapes and pictures. Logos are the most ubiquitous and essential of all graphic design devices, representing ideas, beliefs and, of course, things. They primarily identify products, businesses and institutions, but they are also associated, hopefully in a positive way, with the ethos or philosophy of those entities. The 50 logos in this book are examples of good ideas in the service of representation, reputation and identification.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Make Time for Creativity: Finding Space for Your Most Meaningful Work (a Self-Guide & Tool Kit)
    Make Time for Creativity: Finding Space for Your Most Meaningful Work (a Self-Guide & Tool Kit)
    ISBN: 9781419746536
    Title: Make Time for Creativity: Finding Space for Your Most Meaningful Work (a Self-Guide & Tool Kit)
    Author: STOSUY BRANDON

    Part artistic retreat, part guide to living a creative life

    Venture into a space that intimately discusses how to find time to express yourself and develop your talents. Author Brandon Stosuy (co-founder of The Creative Independent) taps into a diverse network of working artists to provide perspective on how creativity can be prioritized among the other demands on your time. Posing a series of questions on the themes of defining work-life balance, forming daily rituals, setting intentions, meeting goals, and taking time off from creativity, this book provides an inspiring framework for building your own creative process and using your time meaningfully.

    Includes quotes by: Hanif Abdurraqib, Matthew Barney, David Byrne, Vernon Chatman, Cynthia Daignault, Sadie Dupuis, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Josh Fadem, Haley Fohr, Brooks Ginnan, Sasha Hecht, Hermione Hoby, Chelsea Hodson, Jenny Hval, Matthew Day Jackson, Elaine Kahn, Emma Kohlmann, Prem Krishnamurthy, R. O. Kwon, Dorothea Lasky, Sigrid Lauren, Shanekia McIntosh, Mitski, Eileen Myles, Henry Rollins, JD Samson, Sufjan Stevens, Lavender Suarez, Jia Tolentino, Amelia Trask, Justin Vernon, Clive Smith, and Chariot Wish


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Makers Paris
    Makers Paris
    ISBN: 9783791386225
    Title: Makers Paris
    Author: VAN DEN BOOGERT KATE

    Meet the extraordinary community of artisans and creative entrepreneurs making their mark on Paris today.

    This inspirational guide introduces you to the locals behind thirty-five of Paris's unique shops, studios, and more. Through beautifully illustrated spreads, immerse yourself in the daily practices of diverse creatives including fashion designer Isabel Marant; baker Apollonia Poil ne, whose sourdough loaves are the toast of the city; fourth-generation art supplier Sophie Sennelier; Palais-Royal shoe designer Pierre Hardy; jet-setting street artist and hotelier Andr Saraiva; bookseller Sylvia Whitman who continues her father's literary heritage with flair; French cocktail expert Franck Audoux; the duo behind ecological sneaker brand V ja; the inventor of the bistronomy movement Yves Camdeborde; plus a host of chocolatiers, florists, cheesemakers, patissiers, stationers, and more. Each maker links to the next with a personal introduction that adds insight to how these interconnected communities thrive and grow together. You'll get to know each maker--their tools, practices, passions, histories, inspirations, and work environments. Makers Paris takes you inside their businesses to show you how they invent, craft, and sell their wares, and demonstrates in the process how each maker's own passions and talents splendidly intersect with their city's hunger for quality, style, and substance. Whether you're planning a trip to Paris, looking for inspiration, or just wondering what's hot in the City of Lights, this thrilling tour will leave you inspired, satisfied...and hungry for more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00

    $90.00
  • Master's Touch: Essential Elements of Artisanal Excellence
    Master's Touch: Essential Elements of Artisanal Excellence
    ISBN: 9788831724340
    Title: Master's Touch: Essential Elements of Artisanal Excellence
    Author: CAVALLI ALBERTO

    Origins and future of national and international artisanal excellence.

    What is craftsmanship? How do you determine excellence? The answers lie in identifying and carefully analyzing the elements of fine craftsmanship to arrive at a definition of excellence that is as objective as possible.

    Only then can we measure the true value of the finest craftsmanship and celebrate the outstanding work of the artisans behind it. This publication represents a significant step forward in devising a structured methodological approach to assessing excellence in the artistic crafts.
    The proposed assessment matrix not only serves as a new tool to aid our understanding and assessment of excellence it also offers invaluable support to those who aspire to achieve that excellence.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00

    $70.00
  • Mid-Century Modern Design A Complete Sourcebook
    Mid-Century Modern Design A Complete Sourcebook
    ISBN: 9780500023471
    Title: Mid-Century Modern Design A Complete Sourcebook
    Author: BRADBURY DOMINIC

    This definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design offers a rich overview of all aspects of the subject. It covers mid-century furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, graphics and posters, as well as architecture and interior design, exemplifying post-war optimism and energy, use of innovative and affordable materials and forms of mass manufacture, and newly developed precepts of 'good design'. Nearly 100 major and influential creators of the mid-century period are highlighted, whether based in Scandinavia, Western Europe, America, Japan, Brazil or Australia. An additional illustrated dictionary features hundreds more key mid-century designers and manufacturers as well as important organizations, schools and movements. Complete with thirteen specially commissioned essays by renowned experts and over 1,000 mainly colour illustrations, it is a must-have for any design aficionado, collector or reader seeking inspiration for their home.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Mid-Century Modern Graphic Design
    Mid-Century Modern Graphic Design
    ISBN: 9781849944823
    Title: Mid-Century Modern Graphic Design
    Author: INGLIS THEO


    A visual and comprehensive guide to a hugely popular graphic style.


    The distinctive aesthetic of mid-century design captured the post-war zeitgeist of energy and progress, and remains hugely popular today. In Mid-Century Modern Graphic Design Theo Inglis takes an in-depth look at the innovative graphics of the period, writing about the work of artists and designers from all over the world. From book covers, record covers and posters to advertising, typography and illustration, the designs feature eye-popping colour palettes, experimental type and prints that buzz with kinetic energy.


    The book features artworks from a wide selection of international designers and illustrators whose work continues to inspire and influence today, including Ray Eames, Paul Rand, Alex Steinweiss, Joseph Low, Alvin Lustig, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Leo Lionni, Rudolph de Harak, Abram Games, Tom Eckersley, Ivan Chermayeff, Josef Albers, Corita Kent, Jim Flora, Ben Shahn, Herbert Bayer and Helen Borten.


    Theo draws from a broad range of sources including advertising, magazine covers, record sleeves, travel posters and children's book illustration to show the development of the design style globally, and how this continues to influence design today. The book is packed with hundreds of colour illustrations, including classic designs, such as Saul Bass' film posters and Miroslav Sasek's children's books, alongside lesser-known gems.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Increase Inequality, Deepen Segregation, & Fail the Middle Class
    New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Increase Inequality, Deepen Segregation, & Fail the Middle Class
    ISBN: 9780465079742
    Title: New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Increase Inequality, Deepen Segregation, & Fail the Middle Class
    Author: FLORIDA RICHARD

    "Richard Florida offers a brilliant assessment of the varied and evolving challenges facing our cities today.... The New Urban Crisis is essential reading for urban leaders and all city-dwellers." --Richard M. Daley, former mayor of Chicago

    In The New Urban Crisis, Richard Florida demonstrates how the forces that drive urban growth also generate cities' challenges, such as gentrification, segregation, and inequality. We must rebuild cities and suburbs by empowering them to address their challenges. The New Urban Crisis offers a compelling diagnosis of our economic ills and a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring prosperity for all.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • On Connection
    On Connection
    ISBN: 9780571354023
    Title: On Connection
    Author: TEMPEST KAE

    Beneath the surface we are all connected . . .

    This is a meditation on the power of creative connection. Drawing on twenty years' experience as a writer and performer, Kae Tempest explores how and why creativity - however we choose to practise it - can cultivate greater self-awareness and help us establish a deeper relationship to ourselves and the world.

    Honest, tender and written with piercing clarity,On Connection is a call to arms that speaks to a universal yet intimate truth.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Optical Illusions in Graphic Design
    Optical Illusions in Graphic Design
    ISBN: 9788417412296
    Title: Optical Illusions in Graphic Design
    Author: SHAOQIANG WANG (EDITOR)

    The projects shown in this book create extraordinary effects that make us doubt and fall for their magic. Waves and mazes, overlapping images, the stereoscopic vision tricks of graphic or space designs, the works showcased are wonderful examples of how an optical illusion can tickle our mind, resulting in an inspiration tool for graphic designers, architects and interior designers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Oriental Rugs
    Oriental Rugs
    ISBN: 9780804843737
    Title: Oriental Rugs
    Author: STONE PETER F


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Pet-Tecture: Design for Pets
    Pet-Tecture: Design for Pets
    ISBN: 9780714876672
    Title: Pet-Tecture: Design for Pets
    Author: WAINWRIGHT TOM


    An inspiring, surprising, and fun collection of contemporary design for pets of different shapes, sizes, breeds, and species


    The perfect book for design-conscious pet owners and animal lovers alike, Pet-tecture presents an irresistible assortment of hundreds of houses and objects by the world's leading designers, created with our furred and feathered friends in mind - from cats and dogs to birds, rabbits, horses, fish, mice, guinea pigs - even kangaroos and turtles Whether it's playful cat trees, concrete dog homes, luxury chicken coops, 3D-printed fish tanks, or a dog-shaped cat scratcher, Pet-tecture has the incredible range of design for animals covered.


    This compact and portable book Includes works by some of the biggest names in global architecture and design, including Nendo, Kenya Hara, Sou Fujimoto, MAD Architects, Kengo Kuma, and Shigeru Ban.


    From the publisher of Nanotecture and Mobitecture.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design
    Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design
    ISBN: 9780714848679
    Title: Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design
    Author: SHORE STEPHEN

    Born of the traditions of fine art and printing, graphic design is a form of visual communication that seeks to inform, identify or promote through the combination of word and image. But unlike the written word or a work of art, a graphic design operates exclusively in the context in which it will be seen, and mediates between the wishes of the client and the expectations of the public. Moreover, a graphic work is created for mass reproduction.The field of graphic design, as we know it today, has its roots in two developments: the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century and the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, both of which contributed to the process of graphic reproduction. Today, trade, commerce, communications and culture continue to feed the need for graphic design, and technological developments – most notably the computer – are constantly broadening its possibilities. Of all the arts, graphic design comes closest to our contemporary daily life, as we interact with graphic design on an almost continuous basis.Five hundred graphic designs created since the advent of mechanical reproduction, are showcased in this archive – from the Gutenberg Bible and Nuremberg Chronicles of the fifteenth century, to the cutting edge magazines, posters and ephemera of today. It is the authoritative selection of newspapers, magazines, advertisements, typefaces, logos, corporate design, record and CD covers and moving graphics from around the world, which have created a benchmark for excellence and innovation.Compiled and researched by experts, and illustrated with up to six images per entry, including rarely seen historical and contextual material, The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is the ultimate reference guide for the design professional and enthusiast alike. Designed with exceptional production details and rich with information, this book also becomes an object that appeals to the creativity and imagination of the reader.

    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Pitching Ideas Make People Fall in Love with Your Ideas
    Pitching Ideas Make People Fall in Love with Your Ideas
    ISBN: 9789063695293
    Title: Pitching Ideas Make People Fall in Love with Your Ideas
    Author: VAN GEEL JEROEN

    We are good at designing beautiful products and we offer good services. We always know exactly what the user wants and we know dozens of methodologies. However, if we have to convince our customers and colleagues, we find it rather difficult.

    For one reason or another, pitching ideas is one of the most undervalued practices in the creative field. From convincing a colleague to opt for a certain methodology to persuading a customer to go for a certain concept, you can have the best ideas in the world, but if you are not able to bring them across, they will never become reality.

    In this book the author will take you inside the heads of the people you have to convince. Pitching Ideas will help you to find the essence of the idea you want to get across and will explain how you can really convince the right people in the end.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • Pocket Universal Principles of Design
    Pocket Universal Principles of Design
    ISBN: 9781631590405
    Title: Pocket Universal Principles of Design
    Author: LIDWELL WILLIAM

    Whether a website, marketing campaign, museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines. Now, there's a handy travel companion for any designer, so that you always have the essentials at your fingertips.Portable, condensed, and armed with 150 principles, "Universal Principles of Design, Pocket Edition" is like a Swiss Army knife of design knowledge. Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, it pairs critical need-to-know design knowledge with visual examples of the principles applied in practice. An indispensable field reference for designers of all types, this pocket edition of the best-selling "Universal Principles of Design" will sharpen your design thinking and expand your sense of the possible.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Poster: A Visual History
    Poster: A Visual History
    ISBN: 9780500480380
    Title: Poster: A Visual History
    Author: TIMMERS MARGARET (ED) & SAUNDERS GILL (ED)


    Even in the digital age, the printed poster has continued to be one of the most influential and well-loved ways of informing and entertaining audiences. A powerful means of mass communication, posters are an invaluable resource for understanding the time periods in which they were produced and distributed and have often played key roles in shaping society.


    Organized into seven thematic chapters, The Poster brings together more than 300 examples that offer a comprehensive history of the poster as a medium that has been used to share, sell, or incite political and social change. The text traces the poster through innovations in design, illustration, typography, and printing, as well as movements in art, including Art Nouveau, modernism, Art Deco, psychedelia, and punk.


    Featuring works by A. M. Cassandre, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha, Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, and Peter Gee, and many more, this book is an essential resource for graphic designers, illustrators, and anyone interested in social and political history.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Protest! A History of Social & Political Protest Graphics
    Protest! A History of Social & Political Protest Graphics
    ISBN: 9780711241299
    Title: Protest! A History of Social & Political Protest Graphics
    Author: MCQUISTON LIZ


    An authoritative, richly illustrated history of six centuries of global protest art


    Throughout history, artists and citizens have turned to protest art as a means of demonstrating social and political discontent. From the earliest broadsheets in the 1500s to engravings, photolithographs, prints, posters, murals, graffiti, and political cartoons, these endlessly inventive graphic forms have symbolized and spurred on power struggles, rebellions, spirited causes, and calls to arms. Spanning continents and centuries, Protest presents a major new chronological look at protest graphics.


    Beginning in the Reformation, when printed visual matter was first produced in multiples, Liz McQuiston follows the iconic images that have accompanied movements and events around the world. She examines fine art and propaganda, including William Hogarth's Gin Lane, Thomas Nast's political caricatures, French and British comics, postcards from the women's suffrage movement, clothing of the 1960s counterculture, the anti-apartheid illustrated book How to Commit Suicide in South Africa, the "Silence=Death" emblem from the AIDS crisis, murals created during the Arab Spring, electronic graphics from Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution, and the front cover of the magazine Charlie Hebdo. Providing a visual exploration both joyful and brutal, McQuiston discusses how graphics have been used to protest wars, call for the end to racial discrimination, demand freedom from tyranny, and satirize authority figures and regimes.


    From the French, Mexican, and Sandinista revolutions to the American civil rights movement, nuclear disarmament, and the Women's March of 2017, Protest documents the integral role of the visual arts in passionate efforts for change.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Radical Matter: Rethinking Materials for a Sustainable Future
    Radical Matter: Rethinking Materials for a Sustainable Future
    ISBN: 9780500295397
    Title: Radical Matter: Rethinking Materials for a Sustainable Future
    Author: FRANKLIN KATE & TILL CAROLINE


    A must-have for professionals focused on innovation in design, Radical Matter presents the ten "Big Ideas" that will shape and inform the choices of materials, design methods, and manufacturing processes made by designers in the years to come.


    This timely paperback edition includes the same worldwide range of designers who are pushing boundaries with groundbreaking works that go beyond the notion of sustainable design. Radical Matter demonstrates how holistic systems of design, production, and consumption will benefit our world environmentally, socially, and economically. The ten "Big Ideas" unpack the themes that impact our material world through fascinating case studies and expert opinions: "Repair Is Beautiful"; "Today's Trash, Tomorrow's Raw Material"; "Natural Assets"; "The Waste Revolution"; "Lessons from the Past"; "Co-Creation"; "Material Connections"; "Short Life Materials"; "Living Materials"; and "Future Mining." The book includes an invaluable directory of resources for cutting-edge materials and a definitive list of global research centers, innovation hubs, academic courses, and material libraries. Radical Matter contains a wealth of information to help design professionals and students turn revolutionary concepts into reality.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Raw Data: Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks
    Raw Data: Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks
    ISBN: 9780500517451
    Title: Raw Data: Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks
    Author: HELLER STEVEN & LANDERS RICK

    Raw Data presents work by seventy-three of the worlds most innovative information graphics designers. Now that huge amounts of information can be gathered and processed with ever-greater speed, graphic designers and illustrators are playing a crucial role in explaining what all the collected data really means and how we can make sense of it to improve our personal and professional lives. More than just a survey of finished work, Raw Data gets behind the final image to reveal how a stack of numbers can be transformed into a beautiful image rich with meaning and explanation. Among the international practices included are those who have been leading the way in the infographics revolution (Nigel Holmes, The New York Times ), along with a new generation of designers only just emerging from university (Fernando Hernandez, Tim Hucklesby).

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Remarkable Graphic Styles - Void
    Remarkable Graphic Styles - Void
    ISBN: 9789887849490
    Title: Remarkable Graphic Styles - Void
    Author: SENDPOINTS STAFF

    What is Void? It is an oriental aesthetic tradition. Also it is a modern style popular in art and design since the 1960s, namely minimalism. The aesthetics of void helps extract the essentials, maximize functionality, and more importantly, achieve a peaceful harmony. This book will lead readers to explore the distinctive style of "void" in graphic design world, to look closely a its history and development and to discuss its characteristics. The rich coverage of graphic designs of this style by outstanding designers worldwide in this book provide valuable perspectives and inspirations for anyone interested in this unique style.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Retro Watches: The Modern Collectors' Guide
    Retro Watches: The Modern Collectors' Guide
    ISBN: 9780500022962
    Title: Retro Watches: The Modern Collectors' Guide
    Author: GREENBLATT MITCH & SIMS JOSH


    What you wear on your wrist can be more than merely functional. Eschewing the common categories of the "classics," the ostentatiously high-priced, and the "blingy," this book brings together individualist pieces that few have seen and even fewer own.


    Retro Watches is a collector's guide for those who want to make a statement with the watch they wear, but who are looking for something a little different. It collects the most intriguing, visually striking, and out-there watch designs from little-known but influential watch brands, along with overlooked but brilliant pieces from the major players. Over one hundred watch models are featured, specially photographed for the book and accompanied by accessible, informative texts discussing the watch's design, history, and intriguing features, as well as info panels detailing rarity, value, and other key attributes. Additional breakout spreads dive into the cultural and fashion history of watch design and the many innovations of the '60s, '70s, and '80s.


    Beautifully presented, Retro Watches is the volume for the watch wearer who wants to stand out from the crowd.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, & What We Can Do to Fix It
    Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, & What We Can Do to Fix It
    ISBN: 9781090532084
    Title: Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, & What We Can Do to Fix It
    Author: MONTEIRO MIKE

    The world is working exactly as designed. The combustion engine which is destroying our planet's atmosphere and rapidly making it inhospitable is working exactly as we designed it. Guns, which lead to so much death, work exactly as they're designed to work. And every time we "improve" their design, they get better at killing. Facebook's privacy settings, which have outed gay teens to their conservative parents, are working exactly as designed. Their "real names" initiative, which makes it easier for stalkers to re-find their victims, is working exactly as designed. Twitter's toxicity and lack of civil discourse is working exactly as it's designed to work.The world is working exactly as designed. And it's not working very well. Which means we need to do a better job of designing it. Design is a craft with an amazing amount of power. The power to choose. The power to influence. As designers, we need to see ourselves as gatekeepers of what we are bringing into the world, and what we choose not to bring into the world. Design is a craft with responsibility. The responsibility to help create a better world for all. Design is also a craft with a lot of blood on its hands. Every cigarette ad is on us. Every gun is on us. Every ballot that a voter cannot understand is on us. Every time social network's interface allows a stalker to find their victim, that's on us. The monsters we unleash into the world will carry your name. This book will make you see that design is a political act. What we choose to design is a political act. Who we choose to work for is a political act. Who we choose to work with is a political act. And, most importantly, the people we've excluded from these decisions is the biggest (and stupidest) political act we've made as a society.If you're a designer, this book might make you angry. It should make you angry. But it will also give you the tools you need to make better decisions. You will learn how to evaluate the potential benefits and harm of what you're working on. You'll learn how to present your concerns. You'll learn the importance of building and working with diverse teams who can approach problems from multiple points-of-view. You'll learn how to make a case using data and good storytelling. You'll learn to say NO in a way that'll make people listen. But mostly, this book will fill you with the confidence to do the job the way you always wanted to be able to do it. This book will help you understand your responsibilities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
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