Arts & Photography (873)

Brands With Character

ISBN: 9789810792343

Author: Basheer Graphics    Publisher: Gingko Press

Brands with Character showcases the strongest in brand identities employing characters to capture people’s attention. The featured designs are based on humans...


Brands with Character showcases the strongest in brand identities employing characters to capture people’s attention. The featured designs are based on humans, animals and even anthropomorphized logos and words that reflect the unique principles and backgrounds of each brand. The identities range from sleek and modern to playful and childlike and are sure to delight and inspire. A diverse selection that ranges from small cafes, candy companies and independent clothing lines to large corporations, hospitals, schools and events fully immerses the reader in the colourful and dynamic world of brand characters. Featured brands include McDonald’s, Mr. Bean, Tower Records, Android, Adobe User Group XL, Wrigley, Pepsi and many more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2014


$89.99
Printing Technology

ISBN: 9789881668707

Author: Artpower    Publisher: Gingko Press

The very best in printing techniques are on display in Printing Technology, a collection that will astound readers with both the quantity and creative quality o...


The very best in printing techniques are on display in Printing Technology, a collection that will astound readers with both the quantity and creative quality of featured projects. Printing techniques running from high-tech laser-cutting to hand-crafted pressings of tree bark and leaves and everything in between, such as rubber stamping, letter presses, screen prints, fabric printing, and heat-sensitive paper. Many of the projects use multiple printing methods to create the final desired effect. Images that highlight the individuality and craftsmanship of projects are accompanied by descriptions from designers, as well as explanations of the printing processes used to achieve the final product.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 223 x 292 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2014


$115.00 $57.50
5000 Years of Chinese Art

ISBN: 9781908175281

Publisher: Gingko Press

As sweeping in magnitude as its name implies, 5000 Years of Chinese Art is an amazingly comprehensive guide to Chinese art from prehistory (ca 2 million) to the...


As sweeping in magnitude as its name implies, 5000 Years of Chinese Art is an amazingly comprehensive guide to Chinese art from prehistory (ca 2 million) to the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1912. This gorgeous volume, which comes in an elegantly crafted red and gold folding case, looks at highlighted pieces not just as static objects but as artifacts of their time, tied to the historical and political context of the period they were created in. Chapters arranged in chronological order and an index presented as a timeline allow readers to trace the progression of signature forms of Chinese art through the ages, as simple jade talismans evolve into carved jade bonsai, elegant bronze work leads to elaborate vessels crafted from a variety of precious metals, and early writings carved on “oracle bones” give way to scrollwork of stunning beauty and philosophical value. From furniture to drinking vessels, simple glazed ceramics to the terra cotta warriors, 5000 Years of Chinese Art is a fully engaging experience for anyone with an appreciation of art, history, or Chinese culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 492


Dimensions: 255 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2014


$250.00
Type Player 3

ISBN: 9781584235767

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

Type Player 3 displays the best of types that demonstrate how designers don’t just design type, but turn it into a subject of play with letters that go beyond...


Type Player 3 displays the best of types that demonstrate how designers don’t just design type, but turn it into a subject of play with letters that go beyond the page to capture the unique needs and aesthetic preferences of designers and brands. The words and letters within exist as physical objects that embody the messages they spell out in their very design — items of clothing demonstrate exactly what it means to be “colorful,” long nights working on deadlines are represented in buzzing neon, and delicate curls of smoke show how beautiful a reminder in text can be. Type Player 3 contains creative examples collected worldwide, including editorial work, illustration, fashion, hand-made objects and environmental subjects, with 240 pages of lettering created from flowers, raindrops, food, and even the human body itself. The sequel to the best-selling Type Player 2, this title is essential for anyone looking for provocative new ways to get their message across.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2014


$89.99
Usugrow : Works 2007-2013

ISBN: 9780996074209

Publisher: Gingko Press

Usugrow began his art career creating fliers in the underground punk and hardcore music scenes in the early 90s. Since then, he’s been involved in various alb...


Usugrow began his art career creating fliers in the underground punk and hardcore music scenes in the early 90s. Since then, he’s been involved in various album cover designs for bands and musicians across multiple genres, art directing, and merchandising, as wells as collaborating with many large skateboarding and fashion brands. Since 2005, Usugrow has continued to expand his range of activities, including the publication of his first monograph and several solo exhibitions in Japan and abroad. In addition to his own exhibitions, he has also curated group exhibitions and book projects with Japanese artists since 2009. His current works are mainly in illustration, painting, and calligraphy, but he also works in live painting, three-dimensional artworks, and collaborations with other artists. The artist’s first monograph, Usugrow – Works 2007 – 2013 collects his distinct work, which blends Japanese calligraphy, pointillism, and Los Angeles Cholo culture for an effect that is truly unique.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 180


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 28-11-2014


$59.99
Sketch City

ISBN: 9781584235927

Publisher: Gingko Press

Tips and Inspiration for Drawing on Location is the perfect companion for any creative traveler, urban explorer, or budding artist. 50 artists scattered around ...


Tips and Inspiration for Drawing on Location is the perfect companion for any creative traveler, urban explorer, or budding artist. 50 artists scattered around the globe have been brought together to share tips about their favorite urban settings, including locations in South America, Europe, Canada, Asia, and beyond. Citified sketchers will be guided through techniques for capturing frenetic street scenes as well as the rare moments of peace found in metropolitan centers with the aid of sections that include basic sketching knowledge, architecture and landscape sketching, common tools and materials, and FAQs about landscape sketching. In addition to this practical knowledge, artists’ profiles featuring samples of their work, descriptions of their methods, advice on composition and proper material use, and philosophical views on the art of urban sketching provide ample encouragement to inspire any artist to take to the streets.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 15-04-2015


$59.99
Doppelgangers

ISBN: 9781584235736

Author: Alex Pardee    Publisher: Gingko Press

Zerofriends co-founder Alex Pardee returns with a collection of some of the most horrifying and iconic characters of film, video games and comics with Doppelgan...


Zerofriends co-founder Alex Pardee returns with a collection of some of the most horrifying and iconic characters of film, video games and comics with Doppelgangers. The monograph displays a parade of serial killers, demons, aliens and psychopaths, from early film monsters in melancholy black and white to modern horrors captured in full bloody colour. The freaks of cult classics rub shoulders with the slick killers of modern blockbusters, all captured with Pardee’s signature deranged style and a sense of childlike delight. Nostalgia and terror mix with the blood, guts and slime that drip from the collection’s pages, but above all, Pardee’s tongue-in-cheek humour shines through, with incompetent space villains and men with scissors for hands rubbing shoulders with mutating aliens, erudite cannibals, and a healthy assortment of axe murderers, demons, evil clowns and murderous tomatoes. In Doppelgangers, Pardee invites us to get cozy with the evil twins and dark doubles of pop culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 172


Dimensions: 16 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


$49.99
Animal Kingdom

ISBN: 9789881383457

Publisher: Gingko Press

Some of the earliest examples of figurative art in existence are representations of animals. Whether wild predator or prey, or domesticated for food or companio...


Some of the earliest examples of figurative art in existence are representations of animals. Whether wild predator or prey, or domesticated for food or companionship, animals have played an important role throughout human history. It is no surprise, then, that their very forms can be imbued with so much meaning. Animal Kingdom, the first volume in the new series Untamed Graphics, explores the wide variety of graphic depictions of animals in contemporary design. From branding and packaging, to product design and installation art, the examples showcase the diversity as well as universality of their appeal. Some are gestural or abstract designs that merely hint at their iconic features, while others are highly stylized, reflecting the voice of the artist, or the needs of the market or client. From animalistic typography to boutique window displays, insect identification apps to larger than life sculptures of stalking tigers, the range of scale is staggering, with as many variations as there are species on earth.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


$79.99
Plant Kingdom

ISBN: 9789881383440

Publisher: Gingko Press

Plants are age-old symbols of vitality, health and wholesomeness. Untamed Graphics – Plant Kingdom taps into the power of this symbolism by presenting iconic ...


Plants are age-old symbols of vitality, health and wholesomeness. Untamed Graphics – Plant Kingdom taps into the power of this symbolism by presenting iconic botanical forms as seen in the best contemporary design. The featured projects involve plant forms as used in branding campaigns, packaging, advertising, in-store displays and marketing collateral, to name only a few examples. The diversity and universality of plant-inspired designs are represented by inspired work from designers and firms such as Aridna Vilalta Creative, Bel Epok, Big Fish, T sushima Design, Leta Sobieraiski, AMKK and Str.mme Throndsen Design, from all corners of the globe. For artists and designers seeking inspiration, the verdant colors and organic forms from the Plant Kingdom, this untamed collection is a great place to draw inspiration.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


$79.99
Amazing Layout Design

ISBN: 9781908175496

Publisher: Gingko Press

The role of layout design is simply stated. It operates with design elements such as font, color and graphs to deliver visual aesthetic presentation without com...


The role of layout design is simply stated. It operates with design elements such as font, color and graphs to deliver visual aesthetic presentation without comprising proper content layout. Layout design in the information age has demonstrated more and more diversified forms and features based on traditional aesthetic principles. The design work showcased in Amazing Layout Design, organized in accordance with different graphic mediums such as albums, publications, commercial brochures, flyers, posters, advertisements, newspaper and periodicals, embodies amazing layout designs devised by outstanding design teams from across the globe. The audacious and original tactics employed throughout mirror the latest design trends and fashions. They will certainly bring readers the most abundant and innovative inspiration. Then it is up to your own originality.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 217 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


$79.99
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