• Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
    Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
    ISBN: 9780761169253
    Title: Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

    A manifesto for the digital age, "Steal Like an Artist" is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Symbols in Graphic Design
    Symbols in Graphic Design
    ISBN: 9789887757252
    Title: Symbols in Graphic Design

    As the greatest visual invention, symbols are essential and universal in human communication. In modern graphic design, other than the prominent logos and the highly functional icons, additional graphic symbols are acquiring special attention as it simplifies and enriches creative expression. In the belief that these graphic symbols reflect a bigger world of imagination, this book aims to decode the messages that they carry and expose the thoughts and design thinking behind the motif.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • These Cards Will Change Your Ideas
    These Cards Will Change Your Ideas
    ISBN: 9781786275523
    Title: These Cards Will Change Your Ideas
    Author: MAHON NIK

    This new series of self-help cards begins with advice on how to improve your idea generation. Need some practical starting points to get your brain working? Take a break, break the rules, throw it away and start again. The cards offer 50 pieces of bite-sized but practical advice by an expert in the field. Get the cards and get your ideas flowing

    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $19.00
  • Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers
    Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers
    ISBN: 9781911604914
    Title: Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers
    Author: TIME OUT

    Coinciding with the iconic magazine's fiftieth anniversary,Time Out: 50 years, 50 coversdraws on Time Out's incredible archive of front pages and the stories behind them.Via 50 stunning, arresting, beautiful and bizarre magazine covers, from its first issue in 1968to the present day, this book charts how Time Out has reflected, shaped and become aninseparable part of London life in London and othergreat cities around the world. Drawing on the memories of famous Londoners alongsideTime Out writers, editors, designers and contributors, it's a lively and unexpected journeythrough the changing face of the city, and an irreverent ode to 50 years of everything new,cool, weird, wonderful and unique in urban culture and entertainment.

    Curated by Time Out editors, the covers reflect key momentsof city life from 1968 up to the present day, giving a unique insight into theevolution of magazine design and Time Out's eventful history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Type Directory
    Type Directory
    ISBN: 9780500241547
    Title: Type Directory

    The most comprehensive, practical, and beautiful directory of type, organized by type category - Serif, Sans Serif, Display, and Script - and covering all styles throughout history. Type Directory offers 1,800 examples of the best in type design, spanning almost 600 years of design history. From classics such as Garamond, Baskerville, Futura, and Helvetica, to more idiosyncratic recent creations such as Gotham and Filosofia, Type Directory features illuminating profiles of the most important and influential typefaces ever created. Organized by type category - Serif, Sans Serif, Display, and Script - each typeface is presented in uppercase and lowercase alphabetical letters, along with numbers, key punctuation marks, and symbols. This comprehensive guide also features profiles and interviews with leading designers and type foundries, as well as inspirational examples of graphic designs using specific typefaces.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work & Play
    User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work & Play
    ISBN: 9780753556658
    Title: User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work & Play



    'A tour de force, an engrossing fusion of scholarly research, professional experience and revelations from intrepid firsthand reporting' -- New York Times

    USER FRIENDLY is a must-read for anyone who loves well-designed products-and for the innovators aspiring to make them.

    It seems like magic when some new gadget seems to know what we want before we know ourselves. But why does some design feel intrinsically good, and why do some designs last forever, while others disappear? User Friendly guides readers through the hidden rules governing how design shapes our behaviour, told through fascinating stories such as what the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island reveals about the logic of the smartphone; how the pressures of the Great Depression and World War II created our faith in social progress through better product design; and how a failed vision for Disney World yielded a new paradigm for designed experience.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Value Proposition Design: How to Make Stuff People Want
    Value Proposition Design: How to Make Stuff People Want
    ISBN: 9781118968055
    Title: Value Proposition Design: How to Make Stuff People Want

    The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can’t resist Value Proposition Design helps you tackle a core challenge of every business-creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to succeed. Using the same stunning visual format as the authors’ global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the “Value Proposition Canvas” a practical tool to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want. Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by business meetings based on endless conversations, hunches and intuitions, expensive new product launches that blew up, or simply disappointed by the failure of a good idea. The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won’t work. You’ll learn the simple but comprehensive process of designing and testing value propositions, taking the guesswork out of creating products and services that perfectly match customers’ needs and desires. Practical exercises, illustrations and tools help you immediately improve your product, service, or new business idea. In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer.com. You will be able to complete interactive exercises, assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more. Value Proposition Design complements and perfectly integrates with the ”Business Model Canvas” from Business Model Generation, a tool embraced by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more. Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success, with value propositions that sell, embedded in profitable business models.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $67.00
  • War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
    War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
    ISBN: 9781936891023
    Title: War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

    Let Your Creativity Soar

    Every day we wake up, and, whether we know
    or appreciate it, we wage an invisible war against
    an unquenchable foe. This unseen enemy stands
    between the life we live and the unlived life
    within us. Fall victim to it as most do, and
    mediocrity is your course. Overcome it, and
    your glory will be the success and accomplishment
    that can come only with living your
    Unlived Life. Let world-renowned novelist
    and fellow warrior Steven Pressfield arm you
    to overcome this "Resistance" and live your
    unlived life!
    Most of us have two lives. The life we live and
    the unlived life within us. Between the two
    stands "Resistance."
    Have you ever brought home a treadmill and
    let it gather dust in the attic? Ever resolved on
    a diet or a course of yoga, and then quit on it?
    Are you a writer who doesn't write, a painter who
    doesn't paint, an entrepreneur who never starts
    a venture? Then you know what resistance is.
    Resistance is the most toxic force on the planet.
    It is the root of more unhappiness than poverty,
    disease, and dysfunction. Resistance is faster
    than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a
    locomotive, a tough habit to break. You're not
    alone if you've been mown down by resistance;
    many good men and women have bitten the
    dust over resistance - but you needn't be among
    In TheWar of Art, you'll gain the ability
    to break through blocks and win your inner
    creative battles. If you've ever dreamed about
    writing the great American novel or regret
    not finishing a painting, poem, or screenplay;
    starting a business or charity; even running
    a marathon, TheWar of Art will inspire you
    to identify, defeat, and overcome the obstacles
    that are standing in your way. TheWar of Art
    is a humorous, well-aimed kick in the pants
    guaranteed to galvanize every would-be artist,
    visionary, or entrepreneur.
    Look into your own heart. Live the life within
    you that is shouting to get out!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • William Morris's Flowers
    William Morris's Flowers
    ISBN: 9780500480458
    Title: William Morris's Flowers
    Author: BAIN ROWAN

    The leading figure of the Arts and Crafts Movement, William Morris (1834-1896) is one of the best-known and most popular of all British designers. A passionate advocate of craftsmanship over mass production, he designed a huge variety of objects, but it is his spectacular carpet, fabric, and wallpaper patterns that have continued to capture the popular imagination and influence interior designers and the decorative arts. Around six hundred such designs are attributed to Morris, most of which are based on nature, including trees, plants, and flowers.

    This beautifully designed, accessibly priced gift book offers a wealth of designs by Morris where flowers are the principal motif. The text traces the origins of Morris's flower-based designs: his own gardens at the Red House in Kent; sixteenth- and seventeenth-century herbals; illuminated medieval manuscripts; late medieval and Renaissance tapestries; and the range of decorated objects, particularly from the Islamic world, that Morris studied at the South Kensington Museum, now the Victoria and Albert Museum.

    Authored by Rowan Bain, senior curator at the William Morris Gallery, and lavishly illustrated with over one hundred color illustrations, William Morris's Flowers will both inform and delight.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • World of Apartamento: Ten Years of Everyday Life Interiors
    World of Apartamento: Ten Years of Everyday Life Interiors
    ISBN: 9781419728921
    Title: World of Apartamento: Ten Years of Everyday Life Interiors

    Apartamento is widely recognized as today's most influential interiors magazine. International, well-designed, and simply written since 2008, it is an indispensable resource for individuals who are passionate about the way they live. Apartamento breaks the traditional magazine boundaries that separate home design from homeowner, and offers readers a glimpse inside the lived-in, often cluttered homes of celebrities and industry legends such as REM frontman Michael Stipe and indie screen queen Chlo Sevigny.

    The World of Apartamento is a celebration of the magazine's 10th anniversary and features the best and most inspirational interiors from the publication's pages. Like the magazine itself, the book is a carefully developed editorial mix--high-quality writing and beautiful photography--that communicates genuine stories and intimate moments. With more than 300 photographs and an eclectic mix of subjects like Fran ois Halard, Yorgos Lanthimos, Ezra Koenig, Paz de la Huerta, and more, the book is an inspiring look at individual design choices.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
  • Wrappers Delight
    Wrappers Delight
    ISBN: 9780995745599
    Title: Wrappers Delight
    Author: TRUNK JONNY

    The sweetest memories of all: vintage candy-wrapper design

    Compiled by famed nostalgia enthusiast Jonny Trunk (owner of record label Trunk Records, and author of The Music Library, Own Label and Wobbly Sounds), and with a foreword by Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, Wrappers Delight is crammed with more than 500 examples of British candy-wrapper designs from the 1960s to the 1980s--the first and only overview of Britain's drinks and confectionery industry during this period.

    The book catalogs the amazing collection of a man named John Townsend, who collected candy cigarette boxes, wax gum papers, potato-chip bags, soda cans, rock labels, stamps, transfers, coupons, recipe cards, tickets, odd boxes, badges, cards, stickers and much more. All these items have been carefully documented, presented in alphabetical order by manufacturer and reproduced here in the highest quality. Among the confections and manufacturers to be found here are Cider Barrel, Cresta, Tip Top, Pacemakers, Lollygobblechocbomb, Kung Fueys, Fizz Bang, UFO sweet cigarettes and other TV tie-ins, Furry Friends and Fingammies.

    This book will come as a delightful revelation (or a happy reminder) for graphic designers and nostalgia aficionados everywhere.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Zero Waste: Gift Wrap 30 Ideas for Furoshiki & Other Sustainable Solutions
    Zero Waste: Gift Wrap 30 Ideas for Furoshiki & Other Sustainable Solutions
    ISBN: 9781446308431
    Title: Zero Waste: Gift Wrap 30 Ideas for Furoshiki & Other Sustainable Solutions

    Embrace zero waste living with this collection of sustainable gift wrap solutions including furoshiki, the traditional Japanese technique of fabric knotting. What could be nicer than receiving a present AND the beautiful scarf it's wrapped in Whether you use a vintage silk scarf or create your own fabric with patchwork, piecing and dyeing techniques, or reuse unwanted items to make quirky gift wraps - this collection is packed full of ideas for reducing waste. Other ideas include how to make present toppers made from unwanted fabric and yarn scraps to finish off your gift wrapping with a flourish.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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