• 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

    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: $121.00
  • 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

    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
  • How to Design a Light
    How to Design a Light
    ISBN: 9781840915471
    Title: How to Design a Light

    How to Design a Lighttells you everything you need to know and looks at the principles and processes of designing a light. In a working case study Arnold Chan, one of the world's best-known lighting designers, traces the design and development of one of his installation at the London restaurant Hakkasan, and reveals exactly what is involved in creating a successful design.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • How to Design a Typeface
    How to Design a Typeface
    ISBN: 9781840915488
    Title: How to Design a Typeface

    How to Design a Typefacetells you everything you need to know and looks at the principles and processes of designing type, from its historical roots and interaction with materials and techniques to developing digitized type for modern use. In a working case study Jonathan Barnbrook, on of the world's foremost typographers, traces the design and development of his typeface Priori from start to finish and reveals what it takes to create a successful design.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • How to See the World: a Pelican Introduction
    How to See the World: a Pelican Introduction
    ISBN: 9780141977409
    Title: How to See the World: a Pelican Introduction

    Since the rise of the internet and personal computers, we have seen an exponential increase in the number of visual images around us. From YouTube to Instagram, video games to installation art, this dramatic visual transformation is liberating, confusing and worrying all at once. Nicholas Mirzoeff is a leading figure in the burgeoning field of visual culture, which aims to make sense of the images and artefacts all around us. In the first book to explain this fascinating and timely subject to the general reader, Mirzoeff draws on art history, theory and everyday experience to provide an engaging, approachable introduction to how visual materials shape our lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
  • I Wonder
    I Wonder
    ISBN: 9780500515297
    Title: I Wonder

    Quirky, poignant, astute, funny this beautiful book presents a colourful collection of observations on visual culture and design, written and illuminated by world-renowned typographic illustrator Marian Bantjes. Whether intricately hand-drawn or using precise computer illustration software, her highly ornamental, craftsman-like word-pictures have earned her professional acclaim and a cult following around the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
  • Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things
    Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things
    ISBN: 9781350112476
    Title: Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things

    Iconic Designs is a beautifully designed and illustrated guide to fifty classic 'things' - designs that we find in the city, in our homes and offices, on page and screen, and in our everyday lives. In her introduction, Grace Lees-Maffei explores what makes a design 'iconic', and fifty essays by leading design and cultural critics tell the story of each iconic 'thing', its innovative and unique qualities, and its journey to classic status. Subjects range from the late 19th century to the present day, and include the Sydney Opera House, the Post-It Note, Coco Chanel's classic suit, the Sony WalkmanT, Hello KittyT, the typeface Helvetica, the Ford Model T, Harry Beck's diagrammatic map of the London Underground and the Apple iMac G3. This handsome volume provides a treasure trove of 'stories' that will shed new light on the iconic designs that we use without thinking, aspire to possess, love or hate (or love to hate) and which form part of the fabric of our everyday lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
  • 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

    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
  • Illustrated Maps
    Illustrated Maps
    ISBN: 9788416500260
    Title: Illustrated Maps

    This book is a selection of different ways to interpret a map at the illustrative level. Several artists have created maps of the world´s most beautiful places and also of its main cities: Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro... They are illustrations full of color in which, each artist shows us his or her own way of working with them, with lines, geometrical shapes, some very detailed, very synthesized, using computers, watercolors or simply a pen... Illustrations by Studio Muti, Marcus Oakley, Katie Vernon, Jackkrit Anantakul, Olaf Hajek who are only some of the artists collaborating in this great work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Illustration Now! 5
    Illustration Now! 5
    ISBN: 9783836545280
    Title: Illustration Now! 5

    High Five : The latest TASCHEN selection of the world's top illustrators TASCHEN's regular Illustration Now series brings you the latest, groundbreaking work from the world's most exciting illustrators. A stimulating mix of established master draftsmen and neophytes, working in a vast range of techniques, this Illustration Now Vol. 5 features 150 illustrators from over 30 countries, including illustration duo Craig&Karl, reportage artist Sue Coe, upcoming Agata Nowicka, old master James McMullan and Syrian artist Youssef Abdelke. The spread includes personal work, as well as high-profile projects for clients such as Nike, The New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, Google or Time magazine. Looking back at the history of media, the book's introduction from Steven Heller explores the many styles of illustration. A perfect round-up of illustration's here-and-now for graphic artists, creative professionals and illustration students, but also for anyone with an appreciation of draftsmanship and visual language.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Imagine Moscow Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution
    Imagine Moscow Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution
    ISBN: 9781872005348
    Title: Imagine Moscow Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution

    Idealistic visions of the Soviet capital that were never realised.Published at the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution portrays Moscow as it was envisioned by a bold generation of architects in the 1920s and early 1930s. Through evocative imagery and a wealth of rarely seen material, this book provides a window into an idealistic fantasy of the Soviet capital that was never realised and has since been largely forgotten.Focusing on six unbuilt architectural landmarks, Imagine Moscow explores how these projects reflected changes in everyday life and society following the revolution, during one of the most fascinating periods of the twentieth century. Large-scale architectural plans, models and drawings are placed alongside propaganda posters, textiles and porcelain, contextualising the transformation of a city reborn as the new capital of the USSR and the international centre of socialism.Idealistic visions of the Soviet capital that were never realised.Published at the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution portrays Moscow as it was envisioned by a bold generation of architects in the 1920s and early 1930s. Through evocative imagery and a wealth of rarely seen material, this book provides a window into an idealistic fantasy of the Soviet capital that was never realised and has since been largely forgotten.Focusing on six unbuilt architectural landmarks, Imagine Moscow explores how these projects reflected changes in everyday life and society following the revolution, during one of the most fascinating periods of the twentieth century. Large-scale architectural plans, models and drawings are placed alongside propaganda posters, textiles and porcelain, contextualising the transformation of a city reborn as the new capital of the USSR and the international centre of socialism.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • In the Land of Punctuation
    In the Land of Punctuation
    ISBN: 9789383145157
    Title: In the Land of Punctuation

    First published in 1905, German poet Christian Morgenstern's piece is a darkly comic linguistic caprice. Illustrated with punctuation marks, the text is a romp, and yet the political undertones are unmistakable, suggesting systems of menacing control. Rathna Ramanathan's art and design invoke well-known icons, styles and genres of early 20th Century western and Russian art and craft to make a compelling argument about freedom of expression.

    This handsome hand, silkscreen-printed edition recreates the brilliant conceptual art of the book, with ink, line and paper combining to add depth and texture to every page.

    Certificate of Excellence, International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD), 2014
    Design Observer Top 50 Books List, 2014

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00

  • Indian Textile Sourcebook: Patterns & Techniques
    Indian Textile Sourcebook: Patterns & Techniques
    ISBN: 9780500480427
    Title: Indian Textile Sourcebook: Patterns & Techniques

    Textiles have a long and distinguished history on the Indian subcontinent, from the dazzling woven silks worn by royalty to the simple block-printed patterns worn by the masses. Drawing from the Victoria and Albert Museum's world-class collection, this beautiful and informative reference features breathtaking and varied textile designs, techniques, and colors.

    Each piece is examined in detail through close-up shots of the fabric and patterns, and demonstrates different weaving techniques, allowing readers to see precisely how the textile was made. Divided into three chapters by pattern style--"Floral," "Figurative," and "Geometric"--each chapter comprises an introduction to the style's history along with its intended use.

    This authoritative volume overflows with distinctive colors and patterns to inspire and inform the reader about the history of Indian textiles and patterns, their intended use, and the methods by which they were made.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Industrial Design A-Z
    Industrial Design A-Z
    ISBN: 9783836522168
    Title: Industrial Design A-Z

    Form meets function
    The industrial designs that shape our lives

    If you take even the slightest interest in the design of your toothbrush, the history behind your washing machine, or the evolution of the telephone, you'll take an even greater interest in this completely updated edition of Industrial Design A-Z.

    Tracing the evolution of industrial design from the Industrial Revolution to the present day, the book bursts with synergies of form and function that transform our daily experience. From cameras to kitchenware, Lego to Lamborghini, we meet the individual designers, the global businesses, and above all the genius products, that become integrated into even the smallest details of our lives.

    Alongside star designers like Marc Newson and Philippe Starck, and major global brands like Braun, Samsung, and Apple, lesser-known and newcomer entries such as Brompton Bicycles and Enercon wind turbines attest to product design's restless pace, as well as to today's most pressing challenges and priorities to which it must turn its creative invention.

    About the series:
    Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!
    Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
    Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Industrial Design in the Modern Age
    Industrial Design in the Modern Age
    ISBN: 9780847862405
    Title: Industrial Design in the Modern Age
    Author: SPARKE PENNY

    An ambitious new survey of industrial design from 1900 to the present day in the United States, Europe, and around the world, as told through selected objects from the George R. Kravis II Collection.

    Destined to become a new classic in the design genre, this major work summarizes an enormous topic--the creation of everyday objects for mass production and consumption from 1900 to the present--and shows how these products have become both symbols of the modern age and harbingers of our future. It covers the work of the heroes of modern and post-modern design, from the early pioneers--Dreyfuss, Bel Geddes, and Eames--to the leaders in the field today, including Starck, Newson, and Ive.

    More than 200 objects from the Kravis Design Center's collection are highlighted as important exemplars of industrial design. A wide range of media is represented, including furniture, metalwork, ceramics, and plastics. New research by contributing scholars has uncovered illuminating details about each object that help tell a more complete story of design in the past 100 years.

    Among the more than 400 photographs, which include a wealth of historical images and ephemera, are those of the objects taken especially for this book and seen as never before, in vibrant color and precise detail. This concise new history introduces a whole new audience to the topic in a style that is at once educational and accessible.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $175.00
  • Information Graphics
    Information Graphics
    ISBN: 9783836528795
    Title: Information Graphics

    Seeing is understanding. How complex ideas can be communicated via graphics. Einstein once said: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." The amount of data we deal with today is overwhelming for everyone, from newspaper readers to laboratory scientists.

    The good news is that there are professionals that dedicate their time and lives to helping people understand complex situations, data sets, or even simple schemes that can be communicated much easier via a drawing than with words. The book presents a historical perspective to the subject, highlighting the work of the masters of the profession who have created a number of breakthroughs that were eventually adopted as new visual ways to communicate. Advice from leading professionals such as Nigel Holmes, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Richard Saul Wurman, and Simon Rodgers is also included.

    Following an in-depth introduction are over 400 examples of works, each with a fact sheet and an explanation of methods and objectives.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00
  • Information Is Beautiful  2ed Revised
    Information Is Beautiful 2ed Revised
    ISBN: 9780007492893
    Title: Information Is Beautiful 2ed Revised

    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

  • Information Made Beautiful
    Information Made Beautiful
    ISBN: 9789881383464
    Title: Information Made Beautiful
    Author: GINGKO PRESS

    Overwhelming amounts of information are available for readers and consumers in modern times, but how can it be made understandable, and given context and importance? The designers and creatives whose works are featured in Information Made Beautiful address these issues with projects that don’t just make data easy to understand, but make it understanding it an appealing experience. Work from over 100 designers and studios includes projects for clients such as Wired Italy, the Royal Mail, Money Today, Lionsgate Entertainment, Ronald McDonald House, and the UN, as well as universities, research facilities, and private clients. These pieces range from abstract to hands-on, and break down information ranging from the status of female children in India and global water usage to coffee bean maps covering the amount of caffeine consumed in the US and crocheted diagrams of time spent crafting on German public transportation. The bright colors, eye-catching graphics, and specialty typographies of Information Made Beautiful make it easy to understand how designers are translating this new form of visual language to create information that is also inspiration.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $99.00
  • Inspiration: Contemporary Design Method in Architecture
    Inspiration: Contemporary Design Method in Architecture
    ISBN: 9789063692674
    Title: Inspiration: Contemporary Design Method in Architecture

    Inspirationprovides a comprehensive overview of new design methods and techniques that are emerging in the field of architecture. Many of these design methods make use of digital media and computer algorithms. Some already existed for a long time, but are reinvented in new ways, like design by folding paper materials. These new methodologies have changed the way architects and students design.

    The book showcases hundreds of examples, models, sketches, and renderings of architectural designs within dozens of different methodologies, including:

    Designing with basic elements (lines, circles, squares, planes, dots)Pattern development (texture, axes, grids, symmetry)Spacial patterns (structure, matrix, modules)Typography as a design tool (psychological phenomena, composition theory, color design)Nonspatial and spatial transformations (figure ground relations, additive spatial design, spatial effects)Basic spatial design, complex spatial design, and parametric design

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Iron Curtain Graphics: Eastern European Design Created Without Computers
    Iron Curtain Graphics: Eastern European Design Created Without Computers
    ISBN: 9783899553949
    Title: Iron Curtain Graphics: Eastern European Design Created Without Computers

    Graphic design and illustration from the Communist Era. A common assumption is that everything was gray behind the Iron Curtain. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Socialist graphic design from the 1950s to the 1970s is startingly innovative and colorful--and a unique inspiration fro current work that is being influenced by classical modernist style trends. Iron Curtain Graphicspresents a selection of graphic design, illustration, and typography from the former Eastern Bloc. There, designers were bound by strict rules established by the state regarding the overall visual language they could use. Despite (or exactly because of) this fact, the work collected in this book is a testament to the creative and experimental nature of the applied art they created under these circumstances. The chapters Propaganda, Safety at work, Culture & Entertainment, and Education & Science feature posters and signs as well as book and magazine covers that have not lost any of their visual power or impact today--despite the demise of the regimes for which they were created. Iron Curtain Graphicsis edited by Stefania Carla Duschka and Ciprian Isac of Atelierul de Grafica from Romania.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $68.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jamie Hewlett
    Jamie Hewlett
    ISBN: 9783836560931
    Title: Jamie Hewlett

    Inside the Mind of Jamie Hewlett
    25 years of works, from Gorillaz to The Suggestionists

    From the legendary Tank Girl to live-action animations with Gorillaz, a Chinese contemporary opera to an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, artist Jamie Hewlett is one of the most energetic figures of contemporary pop culture.

    With influences ranging from hip hop to zombie slasher movies, Hewlett emerged in the mid-1990s as co-creator of the zeitgeist-defining Tank Girl comic. With then-roommate Damon Albarn, he went on to create the unique cartoon band Gorillaz, a virtual pop group of animated characters, who have recorded five albums and mounted breathtaking live spectacles.

    Since then, Hewlett has continued to collaborate with Albarn on projects including an elaborate staging of the Chinese novel Monkey: Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en, complete with circus acrobats, Shaolin monks, and Chinese singers. In 2006, he was named "Designer of the Year" by the Design Museum in London, and in 2009, Hewlett and Albarn won a BAFTA for their animated Monkey sequence for the Beijing Olympic Games. More recently, The Suggestionists, an exhibition of prints at the Saatchi Gallery in London, demonstrated an exciting new direction in Hewlett's practice.

    This TASCHEN edition, Hewlett's first major monograph, illustrates his thrilling creative journey with more than 400 artworks from the Tank Girl era through Gorillaz and up to the present day. Through stories, characters, strips, and sketches, we trace Hewlett's exceptional capacity for invention and celebrate a polymath artist who refuses to rest on his laurels, or to be pigeonholed into a particular practice.

    "It's about reaching that moment of pure ecstasy when a drawing just happens- it's like being in a trance... Drawing is an escape from all the unnecessary things in life that get in the way of being free."
    -- Jamie Hewlett

    Text in English, French, and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00

  • Japanese Netsuke
    Japanese Netsuke
    ISBN: 9781851779222
    Title: Japanese Netsuke

    'You will have a moment of quiet delight and a mood of introspection to carry you away.' Edmund de Waal
    Prized by collectors from East to West, Japanese netsuke are tiny objects of wonder that originated as utilitarian accessories for traditional Japanese dress. Over the centuries these small carved toggles, designed to hook over the top of the kimono sash, evolved into high-fashion depictions of all aspects of Japanese life.
    In this richly illustrated and highly accessible book, Julia Hutt draws on the V&A's world-famous netsuke collection to explore the origins and techniques of this captivating art form.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
  • Jean-Michel Frank
    Jean-Michel Frank
    ISBN: 9782843236273
    Title: Jean-Michel Frank

    Between 1932 and 1940, J.M. Frank completely reinvented the vocabulary of decorative arts. Working in Paris, New York and South America, Frank was inspired by neo-classicism, abstract art and primitive art. He sought to create an original style for the thirties, a style whose elegance gained him the patronage of an elite clientele. J.M. Frank's name has come to serve as a reference for collectors. The decorative principles he created are still today the basis for the minimalist style that dominates contemporary decor.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Judith Kerr's Creatures: a Celebration of the Life & Work of Judith Kerr
    Judith Kerr's Creatures: a Celebration of the Life & Work of Judith Kerr
    ISBN: 9780007513215
    Title: Judith Kerr's Creatures: a Celebration of the Life & Work of Judith Kerr
    Author: KERR JUDITH

    A lavishly illustrated retrospective in celebration of the 90th birthday of Judith Kerr, author ofThe Tiger Who Came to Teaand many other iconic books.

    Her story begins with the extraordinary events of her early childhood in Berlin, dramatically cut short by the rise of Hitler’s Nazi Party in 1933. Judith tells of her family’s struggles with language and money, and what it was like to be a German refugee in London during the war.

    We see her early attempts at drawing and writing; her sketches and work from art school, and her textile designs from her first job. We hear of her life-changing meeting with her future husband, the scriptwriter Nigel Kneale, and her time at the BBC, first as a reader and then as a scriptwriter herself.

    Judith’s career as a children’s book writer and illustrator began after she had children, and over forty years on she is still producing classic picture books. She is a rare and wonderful talent and this is a fascinating insight into the person behind the books that have been enjoyed by generations.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
  • Just My Type: a Book About Fonts
    Just My Type: a Book About Fonts
    ISBN: 9781846683022
    Title: Just My Type: a Book About Fonts

    Just My Type is a book of stories. About how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. About why Barack Obama opted for Gotham, while Amy Winehouse found her soul in 30s Art Deco. About the great originators of type, from Baskerville to Zapf, or people like Neville Brody who threw out the rulebook, or Margaret Calvert, who invented the motorway signs that are used from Watford Gap to Abu Dhabi. About the pivotal moment when fonts left the world of Letraset and were loaded onto computers & and typefaces became something we realized we all have an opinion about.As the Sunday Times review put it, the book is ‘a kind of Eats, Shoots and Leaves for letters, revealing the extent to which fonts are not only shaped by but also define the world in which we live.’

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Kaleidoscope: The Art of Illustrative Storytelling
    Kaleidoscope: The Art of Illustrative Storytelling
    ISBN: 9781584236894
    Title: Kaleidoscope: The Art of Illustrative Storytelling

    Derived from magazines, posters, books, blogs and personal projects, Kaleidoscope includes interviews with six talented and enthusiastic masters of their art. Similar to a kaleidoscope, a good story also employs reflection on the different elements to create a narrative or pattern that is captivating to the reader. The result relies heavily on the artist s ability to turn the lens just right and capture the essentials of setting characterisation, mood, detail, motion and more to convey the intended meaning.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Kartell
    ISBN: 9783836530859
    Title: Kartell

    The enduring lure of a material for over 60 years Italian company Kartell, founded in 1949, is famous around the world for having invented the culture of plastic furniture and interior furnishings. Particularly since the plastic-loving era of the 1960s and 70s, Kartell has become an enduring household name; from the iconic designs of Joe Columbo in the 1960s to more recent hits such as Philippe Starck’s Ghost Chairs or Ron Arad’s Book Worms shelves, Kartell has consistently chosen to work with the world’s most talented designers while reinventing plastic as a quality material for the new age. This survey covers the entire history of the company decade by decade, exploring all aspects of its evolution as well as the social and technological qualities of Kartell products. Also included are interviews with “Mr Plastic” Claudio Luti, director of Kartell for more than 20 years and architect of the new boom, historians, and, star designers, as well as those involved in the production process, illuminating every step from the idea to the finished product.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00
  • 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: $30.00
  • L' Affichomania: the Passion for French Posters
    L' Affichomania: the Passion for French Posters
    ISBN: 9780578168029
    Title: L' Affichomania: the Passion for French Posters

    Bright and bold and found everywhere in fin-de-siecle Paris, the poster was a brilliant fusion of art and commerce. New printing methods made it possible to distribute and post vivid full-color prints, spurring both artists and advertisers to take advantage of these public canvases. During its golden age in Paris, the poster was acclaimed for enlivening city streets, even as it was decried for its raucous colors, overt commodification, sexualized female figures, and oversized imagery. Collectors raced to snap up these ephemeral art pieces, sparking a frenzied demand dubbed affichomania, complete with its own experts and specialized publications containing small-scale prints for the home.
    L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters is a lavishly illustrated collection of these posters focusing on the work of five masters: Jules Cheret, the acknowledged founder of the field, Eugene Grasset, Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Alphonse Mucha, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. All are drawn from the collection of Richard H. Driehaus. With rising auction prices and the popularity of modern reprints, it is clear that affichomania is here to stay.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $63.00
  • L'Encyclopedie Diderot et D'Alembert: Arts de L'Habillement
    L'Encyclopedie Diderot et D'Alembert: Arts de L'Habillement
    ISBN: 9782905388995
    Title: L'Encyclopedie Diderot et D'Alembert: Arts de L'Habillement

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Ladies of Letterpress Dedicated to the Proposition that a Woman's Place Is in the Workshop
    Ladies of Letterpress Dedicated to the Proposition that a Woman's Place Is in the Workshop
    ISBN: 9781782402299
    Title: Ladies of Letterpress Dedicated to the Proposition that a Woman's Place Is in the Workshop

    The revival of traditional printing methods has been afoot for the last decade, and the tactile charm of letterpress has ensured that its popularity is on the rise. Ladies of Letterpress is an organization that champions the craft, and in particular seeks to showcase and promote the work of women printers. A gallery of art by its members, the work in Ladies of Letterpress ranges from greetings cards to broadsides and posters, and is offered in a cornucopia of type and illustration styles. What comes through clearly, though, is the quality of the work: every one of these pieces is worthy of display on your wall, and with 80 detachable pages, you can create an instant and beautiful gallery of your own.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Landmarks: the Modern House in Denmark
    Landmarks: the Modern House in Denmark
    ISBN: 9783775738033
    Title: Landmarks: the Modern House in Denmark

    This is a compendium of selected buildings in detail, including icons such as Utzon House by Jorn Utzon and Arne Jacobsen's Siesby House."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $112.00
  • Learning to Love You More
    Learning to Love You More
    ISBN: 9783791337333
    Title: Learning to Love You More
    Author: JULY MIRANDA

    In a world obsessed with 'reality' programming, the collaborative public art project known as "Learning To Love You More" offers a refreshing take on how people think, act and love. Created by Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher, the web-based project, begun in 2002, offers more than sixty 'assignments' that can be completed by anyone: 'Write the phone conversation you wish you could have'; 'Draw a constellation from someone's freckles'; 'Take a flash photo under your bed.' Completed assignments are posted on the web site; to date, more than 5,000 people have participated - artists and non-artists of all ages, from Tokyo to Tel Aviv. July and Fletcher have curated a selection of the most memorable submissions - some moving, others hilarious and oddly brilliant, to create a pop culture collage that tells a larger story about life today. The result is an engaging, heartwarming, idea sparking book sure to inspire, teach, and entertain. Her film "Me And You And Everyone We Know" (Film Four) was a cult hit in 2005 - it won 15 Awards including the Golden Camera at Cannes and the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the Sundance film festival.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Letter Fountain
    Letter Fountain
    ISBN: 9783836554534
    Title: Letter Fountain
    Author: POHLEN JOEP

    The anatomy of letters: Everything you could ever want to know about printing letters and numbers Looking back as far as man's first efforts to communicate with visual signs and drawings, Letter Fountain is a completely unique typeface handbook: in addition to examining the form and anatomy of every letter in the alphabet (as well as punctuation marks and special characters), the book cross-references type designs with important works of art and art movements from Gutenberg's times until today. Further attention is given to the esthetics of the digital age and the choice of the right typeface for a job. Rounding out the guide are an in-depth comparison between sans-serif and serif typefaces, an essay about measuring systems and indications, advice about typographic rules, plus a manual for developing digital fonts. Over 150 typefaces, their origins, and font characteristics are discussed in detail, visually explained by full page tables including scale, weight, and useful alternatives. The extensive appendix contains a general index, a typeface index (more than 300 are depicted in the book), an index of over 250 type designers, an exhaustive index of type foundries, a graphical dictionary, and a bibliography for further reading. A new, flexicover and bargain price Student's Edition of our typeface handbook. The original Dutch edition Letterfontein received a Certificate for Typographic Excellence from Type Directors Club New York (TDC) in 2010, and a red-dot design award from the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Lettering Drawing Letters
    Lettering Drawing Letters
    ISBN: 9788415829850
    Title: Lettering Drawing Letters

    This lavishly illustrated volume showcases lettering and typographic work from some of the world's most exciting, innovative and talented designers. As well as featuring full-page examples of their best work, Lettering also includes a brief introduction to each artist/designer which explores their techniques and inspirations.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Lifecycling
    ISBN: 9784756244079
    Title: Lifecycling
    Author: ANON

    "LIFECYCLING", a web magazine created by a Japanese interior brand IDÉE, introduces people who are passionate and picky about "things" and "stuff". It especially focuses on their attractive "nests". This title turned the contents of the web magazine into a book with 16 inspiring examples. Most of them live in Japan, but 4 of them are from Los Angeles.Arranged in interview format, this book presents tips and ideas and also contains a variety of beautiful photographs which reflect each person's sense of aesthetics - how they choose things and have fun with them.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $51.00
  • Light for Visual Artists 2Ed
    Light for Visual Artists 2Ed
    ISBN: 9781786274519
    Title: Light for Visual Artists 2Ed
    Author: YOT RICHARD

    This introduction to light for students and visual artists explores the way light can be used to create realistic and fantastical effects in a wide range of media. Divided into three parts, the clearly written text explains: the fundamental properties of natural and artificial light; how to create realistic images by observing people and the environment; the creative use of light in composition and design. Updated with revised photos and artwork, as well as15 practical exercises and new online video material, this second edition is an indispensable resource for animators, digital illustrators, painters, photographers, and artists working in any medium.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Limit Yourself & Unleash Your Creativity
    Limit Yourself & Unleash Your Creativity
    ISBN: 9781786275035
    Title: Limit Yourself & Unleash Your Creativity

    Telling yourself you have all the time, all the resources, and all the money in the world just kills creativity. Designer and advertiser Ralph Burkhardt has put together this inspirational pocket book, with a proven method that can help you tap into your creative potential and, above all, get results. Replete with quotes, checklists, cool illustrations, and encouraging words, this little book packs a punch, revealing the simplest and most effective way to tap into your creative genius.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
1 .. 2 3 4 5 6 .. 7