January / February 2019 (59)

Exploring Black & White

ISBN: 9788416851829

Author: Victor Escandell    Publisher: Promo Press

This richly illustrated new book by Victor Escandell is devoted exclusively to the infinite creative possibilities of drawing and painting in black and white. T...


This richly illustrated new book by Victor Escandell is devoted exclusively to the infinite creative possibilities of drawing and painting in black and white. Traditional and current materials, techniques and applications (Indian ink, pencil, pen, bamboo, water-soluble graphite, different types of felt-tip pens for various supports, grattage) are described clearly so that readers can experiment with what they have learned and develop their creativity with a range of materials. Each chapter deals with a specific technique and contains useful information such as methods used, types of material and illustrated examples, including interesting anecdotes about the origin of the technique, tricks of the trade and references to other classic and contemporary authors. Everything is illustrated with photographs of the final result and images of the process to make sure readers don’t get lost along the way. Different black-and-white mixed techniques are also presented in a specific chapter while the last chapter examines applications beyond paper (textiles, glass, vinyl). Víctor Escandell is also comfortable working with gouache, ink, charcoal, pen and pencil. In his hands, these tools take on a new dimension while everyday products such as salt, bleach and even a hair dryer become essential companions on this adventure. With this book, the apparently simple and limited combination of black and white acquires a new level of expressiveness and drama. It contains QR codes that link to short videos explaining the featured technique.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 196 x 262 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


$59.99
Page Design

ISBN: 9788416851997

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

In today’s highly digital environment, the pleasure of the touch, smell and weight of paper as we hold it in our hands is taking on new value. In the graphic ...


In today’s highly digital environment, the pleasure of the touch, smell and weight of paper as we hold it in our hands is taking on new value. In the graphic design sector, technology is taking giant steps forward, providing designers with increasingly sophisticated tools for producing high-impact designs. In this context, print publications are becoming exclusive objects, and this means that they need designs, textures and finishes that make them especially desirable. In the future, the publications that stand the test of time will be those which we wish to preserve because they feature the beauty of handmade objects. Page Design pays tribute to the tradition of print editorial design by focusing on its outstanding contemporary value. This volume offers a panorama of contemporary trends and styles through a selection of one hundred projects of different sizes, from flyers and magazines to posters, catalogues and books. The projects featured are a statement of aesthetic and conceptual principles that take on a special power going beyond the purely visual when placed in readers’ hands. Containing case studies and tips and tricks, this book is full of ideas on page layout, interaction between sections and the optimum way to convey a message. It is a perfect reference work for designers that will rekindle readers’ love of books as objects with an enduring value.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2019


$125.00
Exploring Hyperrealism

ISBN: 9788416851843

Author: Marti Cormand    Publisher: Promo Press

This original work introduces readers to the drawing and painting techniques of the hyperrealist movement, a style applied to painting whose techniques aspire t...


This original work introduces readers to the drawing and painting techniques of the hyperrealist movement, a style applied to painting whose techniques aspire to photographic exactitude in drawing. From the first action before viewing the piece – the search for information and reference images – to different drawing and sculpture techniques, the book offers a step-by-step explanation of the creative process and shows readers how to illustrate in black and white and with colored pencils, how to work with watercolors and oil, how to create a trompe l’oeil and how to create a realistic looking 3D model. Readers will find all the techniques and suggestions they need to make their own hyperrealist creations, all explained in a pleasant and fun way. It is an original and creative way to introduce different drawing techniques that will awaken the artist inside of us all and whose results will strike most readers as surprising given the degree of realism achieved, as if they were photographs. The book includes references to contemporary artists who have used each of the techniques described, curiosities in the world of art and other tricks of the trade.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 196 x 262 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2019


$59.99
Otaku Life

ISBN: 9789887928324

Publisher: Sendpoints

The once denied and misunderstood subcultures, such as otaku/geek culture, are now making their ways to the mainstream and significantly influencing the trends ...


The once denied and misunderstood subcultures, such as otaku/geek culture, are now making their ways to the mainstream and significantly influencing the trends and directions of arts. Otaku Life is trying to present otaku elements in the context of arts, design and culture. By exploring its cultural background and most concerned issues, this book strives to get otaku elements known in a profound yet artistic way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


$89.99
The Art Of Cutting

ISBN: 9788417412159

Author: Jean-Charles Trebbi    Publisher: Promo Press

Trimming, piercing, slicing, snipping: just a few of the many words that relate to the idea of cutting. In this volume Jean- Charles Trebbi explores the traditi...


Trimming, piercing, slicing, snipping: just a few of the many words that relate to the idea of cutting. In this volume Jean- Charles Trebbi explores the traditional techniques of paper cutting, before examining current manifestations of this art form, including the contemporary materials and technologies it uses and the types of artistic expression it offers. The Art of Cutting is a collection of artworks thathave been created using a variety of cutting techniques. The author explores traditional techniques that are still very much alive worldwide, and he analyses the current aspects of the art of cutting, in which different materials and technologies lead to new forms of artistic expression. This book presents a selection of artists who revisit and work with traditional techniques, as well as those who adopt contemporary approaches. From paper to ceramics, food design and architecture, The Art of Cutting offers a stunning and diverse universe that is waiting to be discovered.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 220 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


$75.00
Creating Art Quilts With Panels

ISBN: 9781947163164

Author: Joyce Hughes    Publisher: Landauer Publishing

Discover how to transform fabric panels and thread into one-of-a-kind art quilts. Award-winning quilter and fibre artist Joyce Hughes shows how to use dimension...


Discover how to transform fabric panels and thread into one-of-a-kind art quilts. Award-winning quilter and fibre artist Joyce Hughes shows how to use dimensional thread painting, raw edge applique, and a variety of embellishments to make seasonal panels, beautiful florals, and panel replicas like Van Gogh's Starry Nights. From simple beading to more advanced three-dimensional pieces, Joyce presents her techniques clearly and concisely with detailed photographs in step-by-step format. Sure to please both traditional and contemporary artists alike, Creating Art Quilts with Panels also features a photographic gallery of inspirational art quilt masterpieces.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


$49.99
How To Paint (2nd Edition)

ISBN: 9781620083000

Author: Angela Gair    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

This practical step-by-step guide helps beginners quickly achieve immediate and impressive results. Thirty-eight step-by-step projects each illustrate a differe...


This practical step-by-step guide helps beginners quickly achieve immediate and impressive results. Thirty-eight step-by-step projects each illustrate a different painting technique, using watercolours, acrylics, or oils. Readers learn to paint landscapes, still life, people, flowers, animals, buildings and more. Covering the three most popular types of painting: watercolours, acrylics and oils, this comprehensive step-by-step guide provides basic information on materials and techniques as well as an exciting series of demonstrations aimed at complete beginners. The unique approach of this book is so simple that the reader can start immediately on original and exciting projects. Each section has practical information on materials and equipment and includes a gallery of work by various artists to inspire the beginner. Within each section the demonstrations provide instruction in a whole range of different techniques from the basic brushstrokes to using resist and painting with a knife. Practical advice on choosing the best materials and equipment to get the most out of your painting. Includes inspirational galleries and essential basic techniques sections to develop your artistic skills.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


$49.99
How To Draw (2nd Edition)

ISBN: 9781620082959

Author: Ian Sidaway    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

How to Draw teaches aspiring artists an essential skill that represents the first step into all other visual arts. Even absolute beginners will be amazed at wha...


How to Draw teaches aspiring artists an essential skill that represents the first step into all other visual arts. Even absolute beginners will be amazed at what they can achieve by working through this book and learning from the tips, tricks and know-how of experienced artists. Drawing is an essential skill that represents the first step into all other visual arts. This practical book teaches aspiring artists how to draw the most popular topics: buildings, landscapes, people, portraits and still life. Even absolute beginners will be amazed at what they can achieve by working through this book and learning from the tips, tricks and know-how of experienced artists. Fifty original, exciting projects free readers to practice and perfect their skills without dreary routine exercises. Each demonstration features a photograph of the subject, the finished drawing, clear instructions and step-by-step photos. How to Draw shows how to draw with a variety of different media, including artist’s pencils, chalk, charcoal, dip pens, graphite sticks and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


$49.99
Green Clean

ISBN: 9781580118316

Author: Jill Potvin-Schoff    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

This eco-friendly handbook explains how to eliminate toxic chemical household cleaning agents from your life and replace them with natural, homemade solutions. ...


This eco-friendly handbook explains how to eliminate toxic chemical household cleaning agents from your life and replace them with natural, homemade solutions. Inspired by the author's experience as the mother of an allergic child, Green Clean provides practical, comprehensive advice for every household cleaning need from kitchen, bathroom, and laundry to windows, floors, grills, decks, and cars. Jill Potvin Schoff shows how to green up your chores and reduce your family's exposure to hazardous chemicals. Using safe, effective and inexpensive ingredients and recipes, she offers simple cleaning methods and smart tips that will keep both you and the environment healthy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2019


$39.99
Leather Crafting Starter Book

ISBN: 9781565239524

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Leather Crafting Starter Book is the perfect introduction to leather working for complete beginners. Anyone who wants to learn this traditional craft can get st...


Leather Crafting Starter Book is the perfect introduction to leather working for complete beginners. Anyone who wants to learn this traditional craft can get started right away with step-by-step presentations of basic techniques, from stitching and hand sewing to dyeing, punching, applique, pyrography, and more. Featuring clear how-to photos and full size patterns, sixteen outstanding projects range from simple to complex designs. Readers can begin with easy projects for small accessories, and move on to more advanced projects like beautiful wallets and moccasins as their skills increase.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2019


$39.99
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