January / February 2018 (46)

Playful Data

ISBN: 9788416851348

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

Playful Data: Graphic Design and Illustration for Infographics features brilliant and illustrative infographic projects from gifted graphic designers, illustrat...


Playful Data: Graphic Design and Illustration for Infographics features brilliant and illustrative infographic projects from gifted graphic designers, illustrators, artists, and even scientists. Not only do they visualize data in a tangible and memorable way through playful illustrations, but they also provide us with inspiration for balancing colors, words, and images, as well as for distinguishing between primary and secondary information when data is presented alongside pictures. The projects revealed in this volume are divided into three main categories: statistical findings, flow diagrams, and instruction and explanation. Some of the projects illustrate data acquired from rigorous and precise scientific research, while others are the product of designers’ imagination and experimentation. It’s time to learn to play with data!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2018


$125.00
767 Handmade Illustrations

ISBN: 9788416851270

Author: Joan Escandell    Publisher: Promo Press

Handmade Illustrations features an outstanding showcase of nearly 800 highly graphic pen and ink illustrations of the talented visual artist Joan Escandell. Con...


Handmade Illustrations features an outstanding showcase of nearly 800 highly graphic pen and ink illustrations of the talented visual artist Joan Escandell. Contemporary yet with a nostalgic retro flavour, this title draws on classic styles from various eras, evoking the particular mood and atmosphere of the old with an intriguing modern twist. This book offers a long-needed new perspective to the world of graphic design and illustration by showing a superb collection of timeless illustrations organized in 10 different thematic: animals, accessories, plants & flowers, furniture, world & people, sports, objects & curious, transportation, food and war. For all those wanting to master the techniques of movement design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 174


Dimensions: 220 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 17-11-2017


$55.00
Lettering Through the Creative Process

ISBN: 9788416500635

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

This is not just another lettering book. At present, this art has been performed for several decades. It enjoys a high level of popularity due to the possibilit...


This is not just another lettering book. At present, this art has been performed for several decades. It enjoys a high level of popularity due to the possibilities, uses, and techniques that give you the opportunity to experience, play, and enjoy while you create. There are more people now than ever who understand its potential and are dedicated to making “letters” full of beauty and individual style. Following the hand of authentic masters of the art of lettering from around the world, you can enter into their fascinating worlds full of unique letters and learn their techniques, tips and tricks from each artist.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2017


$65.00
Eco Design Lamps

ISBN: 9788416504596

Authors: Ivy Liu, Jian Wong    Publisher: Promo Press

Green products and initiatives have become a key aspect of virtually all areas of our lives, and our interior surroundings are no exception to this. This book p...


Green products and initiatives have become a key aspect of virtually all areas of our lives, and our interior surroundings are no exception to this. This book presents cutting-edge lighting and lamp designs that through their use of recycling techniques, natural materials and new technologies are both exceptionally environmentally friendly and highly stylish. This book gathers a comprehensive showcase of the most innovative ecological lighting designs by leading designers from around the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 225 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 15-12-2017


$65.00
Cezanne: Metamorphoses

ISBN: 9783791356679

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

As an artist, Paul Cézanne sought to capture the secrets and essence of the world around him—a world he perceived as phenomena constantly in flux. This book ...


As an artist, Paul Cézanne sought to capture the secrets and essence of the world around him—a world he perceived as phenomena constantly in flux. This book explores Cézanne’s oeuvre through the lens of that philosophy, thoughtfully organizing individual works into a series of thematic phases. Breaking up pictorial genres, it sheds light on the fluid interplay among the artist’s still lifes, landscapes, and portraits. Cézanne’s practice of studying and imitating his predecessors and contemporaries is explored as a fundamental feature of his work. It also delves into the artist’s reliance on his emotional, rather than objective, perception of reality. Filled with full color reproductions of the artist’s famous and lesser-known works, as well as illuminating essays by leading curators and critics, this groundbreaking exploration offers readers an unprecedented appraisal of one of the world’s most loved artists.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2017


$140.00
James Rosenquist Painting As Immersion

ISBN: 9783791357249

Author: Stephan Diederich    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A monograph on the great Pop Art master, James Rosenquist, this book shows how the artist’s large-scale works and their source materials remain powerful and r...


A monograph on the great Pop Art master, James Rosenquist, this book shows how the artist’s large-scale works and their source materials remain powerful and relevant as cultural and political commentary. With a background in advertising and painting billboards, James Rosenquist had a unique perspective on the dual effects of imagery and scale on the viewing experience. His colossal pieces are immersive—they surround the viewer and dominate most gallery spaces. In this volume readers can examine his process of creating image-laden abstractions through his source materials. Rosenquist often started with images he’d literally ripped from the pages of print media and which he then transformed into collages. From there he would scale up the collage, recreating it as a large-scale canvas or installation. This book presents both well-known and rarely exhibited pieces, including F-111 and The Swimmer in the Economist, to show how juxtaposing seemingly incongruent images creates a powerful mirror of commercialist culture. Essays about Rosenquist’s life, oeuvre, technique, and impact on the art world create a multi-faceted portrait of an artist who believed that the sum of the parts was essential to understanding the whole.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 312


Dimensions: 253 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$140.00
Twin Peaks Glorious and Bizarre

ISBN: 9788416500628

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

This is a book that pays tribute to the mythical Twin Peaks series of the 1990s that revolutionized television and created countless followers. Created by David...


This is a book that pays tribute to the mythical Twin Peaks series of the 1990s that revolutionized television and created countless followers. Created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, we were introduced to Dale Cooper, an eccentric FBI agent addicted to coffee and cake, who had to investigate the murder of a popular girl named Laura Palmer. These geniuses set a precedent in 1990, and twenty-five years later, just as Laura Palmer promises at the end of the second season, they have returned to continue to fascinate the public from that small town called Twin Peaks.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2017


$49.99
Back to the Lab

ISBN: 9781584236849

Author: Raph Rashid    Publisher: Gingko Press

Independent producers and DJs have been busy creating world class music in bedrooms, kitchens and garages for years. Meanwhile, photographer Raph Rashid has tra...


Independent producers and DJs have been busy creating world class music in bedrooms, kitchens and garages for years. Meanwhile, photographer Raph Rashid has traveled the globe, gaining access to these inner sanctums, one by one. The tremendous variety of set-ups and layouts used by in-home producers is artfully documented in the pages of Back to the Lab. Intimate photos of the creators amongst their instruments, gear, record collections and ephemera offer unprecedented access. Notes about the producers, their environment and “essential” releases round out this love-letter to the underground. Rashid has been checking his list since the publication of his bestselling Behind the Beat, making sure to document the old-school producers he’d missed, meanwhile keeping an eye out for fresh new talent. Featured artists and producers include: Alchemist, Ant, Babu, EL-P, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Lord Finesse, Oh No and many more…


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 247 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2017


$75.00
Womens London

ISBN: 9781504800822

Author: Rachel Kolsky    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Women's London is the only guidebook that focuses on the women who have shaped London through the centuries and the legacy they have left behind. This new book ...


Women's London is the only guidebook that focuses on the women who have shaped London through the centuries and the legacy they have left behind. This new book provides the perfect opportunity to explore sights, statues, plaques and buildings associated with famous and some not so famous women who have left their mark on London's heritage, culture and society. Their stories include scientists and suffragettes, reformers and royals, military and medical pioneers, authors and artists, fashion and female firsts … and more. The author, a popular London tour guide and lecturer, specialises in women's history and has provided a series of original self-guided walking tours taking you to historic areas where important women lived, worked and are commemorated. Illustrated with new full-colour photography, archive images and specially commissioned maps, Women's London will inspire visitors and Londoners alike to discover how much London owes to women.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 147 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 15-01-2018


$45.00
Chicken DIY

ISBN: 9781620082300

Authors: Samantha Johnson, Daniel Johnson    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The popularity of egg-laying chickens is on the rise. Sustainable and fun, raising chickens is one of the most interesting and rewarding backyard hobbies you ca...


The popularity of egg-laying chickens is on the rise. Sustainable and fun, raising chickens is one of the most interesting and rewarding backyard hobbies you can find. In Chicken DIY, aspiring chicken farmers will find creative plans and easy-to-follow construction tips for making a safe and healthy environment for their fine-feathered friends. Veteran farmers and poultry enthusiasts Samantha and Daniel Johnson provide complete and easy-to-follow instructions for 20 essential projects, from coops and feeders to runs, ramps, roosts and incubators. Clear step-by-step colour photographs guide the reader through each hands-on project.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 203 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 15-01-2018


$42.00
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