Business (63)

New Signage Design

ISBN: 9788416851782

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

This book is a selection of projects from across the world in which the graphic signage system stands out not only for its meticulous form but its unmistakable ...


This book is a selection of projects from across the world in which the graphic signage system stands out not only for its meticulous form but its unmistakable illustrative function. Public spaces where a large number of people need to find their way such as auditoriums, airports, museums, hotels, shopping centers and offices require a good orientation system to handle and facilitate the circulation of these people, in addition to ensuring easy accessibility. Signage must achieve this objective to ensure the result is effective, intelligible to everyone and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. Matters such as scale, volume, position, colors and materials used to build the signage will be determined by the type of equipment or office while graphic communication elements will reflect and be adapted to the client’s identity. Symbols, fonts, pictograms, arrows, optical effects and other resources are used here in a multitude of surprising, suggestive and varied ways that will not fail to grab readers’ attention, presenting them with an extensive range of ideas in which to find inspiration.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2018


$89.99
DUE > 28th Feb 2019
Color Now : Color Combinations For Commercial Design

ISBN: 9789887849407

Publisher: Sendpoints

Color plays a significant role in design. It can make a design work more impressive, appealing and distinctive. For designers, it means the basic skill in combi...


Color plays a significant role in design. It can make a design work more impressive, appealing and distinctive. For designers, it means the basic skill in combining colors. This book includes basic color theories that help readers gain a better understanding of color. It also delves into the psychology of color, along with color associations and applications in commercial designs. Featuring referential color schemes and creative projects with color codes as well as color talk, this is an essential manual of great practicality and inspiration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 230 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2018


$100.00
The Sophisticated Property Investor

ISBN: 9780473440855

Author: Jeff Brill    Publisher: Brill Management Ltd

Those of you who want financial freedom and/or have a need to create a legacy to leave a secure money machine behind for your children, need to read this book. ...


Those of you who want financial freedom and/or have a need to create a legacy to leave a secure money machine behind for your children, need to read this book. Herein you will learn the tools needed to invest in the commercial property sector, be it a building of your own or a share in one. No longer is this investment vehicle an exclusive domain for the rich, many mums and dad’s are learning how to play and making substantial gains to secure their future. “This is a well-written and interesting close view of investing in the Commercial Sector with some really good advice for a beginner and some good guidance to those people already involved with investing in property. I learned a lot and in the main it is a straightforward, helpful manuscript.” Rae McGregor – Editor


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 155 x 234 x 15 mm


Publication Date: 10-08-2018


$34.99
The Passport Book

ISBN: 9783791383736

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This highly entertaining, fact-filled book reproduces the passport covers of every single country that issues its own travel document. It clearly illustrates ho...


This highly entertaining, fact-filled book reproduces the passport covers of every single country that issues its own travel document. It clearly illustrates how varied passports can be, despite the guidelines established by the International Civil Aviation Organization. Arranged by continent, each country’s entry includes a full-color reproduction of its passport cover as well as brief information, including its location on the world map, flag, population, population density, political status, GDP and per capita income, official languages, and visa index. In an increasingly globalized world in which a passport has become one of the most important credentials we possess, this compendium conveys the symbolic power of these documents, and the fascinating stories behind their designs and development.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 460


Dimensions: 140 x 185 x 30 mm


$55.00
Responsive Logos

ISBN: 9788416851904

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

Technological evolution gives people the possibility to receive information from different sources by means of various devices. In the field of branding, logos ...


Technological evolution gives people the possibility to receive information from different sources by means of various devices. In the field of branding, logos have to be optimized for smart phones, tablets, TVs and desktops and meet users’ needs at the same time. It’s not new; traditionally, a designer is used to preparing a few variants of the same logo to use for different purposes (horizontally, vertically, short, tall, small, etc.) in different media (book covers or spine, advertisements, positive/negative...). Today, in what is becoming a branding trend, the ability to adapt has assumed more importance given that within the diverse spectrum of current displays and formats a logo has to preserve its personality and identity in a wide range of sizes. Just like webpages, brands adapt and change their visual appearance depending on the width of display devices. For this, in some cases measurements are already taken to reduce logo details and reorganize identifiable elements to avoid losing the identity that characterizes them. In other cases, designers abandoned the old logos that no longer work well today and create more flat designs to suit today’s media. This book features both trends with detailed analysis to help designers make logos that are both useful and stylish in this digital era, through examples of brands with design variants for all types of physical and digital supports in addition to the responsive adaptation of the brand in diverse display formats.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 03-09-2018


$120.00
Ultimate Lifestyle Collection for Women

ISBN: 9783961711055

Author: Chloe Fox    Publisher: TeNeues

A Community of Excellence: Ultimate Lifestyle Collection for Women is an opulently-illustrated coffee table book showcasing the world’s most exclusive and lux...


A Community of Excellence: Ultimate Lifestyle Collection for Women is an opulently-illustrated coffee table book showcasing the world’s most exclusive and luxurious products and services for a discerning female audience. What woman is not enthusiastic about all things beautiful and exclusive? From beauty and wellness, fashion, jewelry, and accessories, to cars, technology, leisure, and travel, Ultimate Lifestyle Collection for Women – A Curated Selection of the Best Brands for Women on the Planet features more than 200 of the best products and services from the world’s leading brands. With careful attention to detail, Chloe Fox takes us into an inspiring world full of splendor and glamour, from custom made to indispensable vintage. With brilliant photography, detailed product descriptions, and insightful interviews, step inside a realm filled with sparkling treasures and take a coveted look behind the scenes of the best international brands.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 12-10-2018


$230.00
Portfolio Design & Self-Promotion

ISBN: 9788416851799

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

Designers and students structure their portfolios following their instincts and according to their own professional development. A portfolio principally contain...


Designers and students structure their portfolios following their instincts and according to their own professional development. A portfolio principally contains print designs, which are used to plan, organise and document the designer’s personal experience, work samples and skills. These selections are collective representations, through which designers seek to highlight their best accomplishments for the purposes of appreciation and promotion. This is precisely the object of this unique book: to present a selection of samples of the best works by young designers from all over the world. Fresh, inventive and full of original and ground-breaking ideas that use new materials and experimental techniques, Portfolio Design aims to offer not only visual delights but also invaluable references and solutions for those who are looking for inspiration in producing an eye-catching portfolio of their own.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 22-10-2018


$89.99
The Fruits of Our Labours : Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand (2 volumes)

ISBN: 9780473415501

Authors: Ruth Lam, Beverly Lowe, Helen Wong, Michael Wong, Carolyn King   

Rich history of Chinese fruit shops in New Zealand explored in new book Long before supermarkets became a one-stop shop for fresh produce as they are today, lo...


Rich history of Chinese fruit shops in New Zealand explored in new book Long before supermarkets became a one-stop shop for fresh produce as they are today, local fruit and vegetable stores run by Chinese families were a pillar of our communities. The greengrocers and fruiterers in our towns and cities were a family affair; fathers, brothers, sons, mothers, sisters and daughters all working from the early hours to get only the best produce for their shelves. A new two-volume soft cover set of books, The Fruits of Our Labours: Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand, chronicles the lives of these pioneering greengrocers and fruiterers as they carved their place into the country’s rich social and cultural tapestry. The personal anecdotes, historical documents and photos tell the stories of these families as they provided a vital service with a smile to their community and their journeys of growing up Kiwis. That includes the story of Colin Lowe of Norman Lowe Ltd in Whakatane: Being the son of a fruiterer meant you spent most of your spare time after school and in the weekends helping out. As a child I can still remember time spent unfolding unsold newspaper ready for wrapping veges in, unloading empty boxes and stacking them alongside the driveway ready for a carrier to collect them and take them to a market garden, sorting out the broken ones for repairing. These stories bring a unique perspective on New Zealand’s history as they trace the evolution of these shops from the general store-cum-greengrocery of the 1880s through to the fresh fruit and vegetable retailers we know today. It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Chinese in New Zealand through the hard times of the Depression and World War II, the growth and boom times of the 1950s and 60s and the challenge of supermarket giants eating up the competition. Commissioned by the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust, The Fruits of Our Labours was written and researched by Ruth Lam, Beverly Lowe, Helen Wong, Michael Wong, and Carolyn King. Volume 1 (440 pages) presents the stories of Chinese-owned fruit shops from the Dunedin region through to the Wanganui-Taranaki region. Volume 2 (464 pages) presents stories from the Hawke’s Bay region through to the Auckland region. The appendices include a list of all known Chinese fruit shops from the 1880s to the current day, and maps of the Guangdong counties the Chinese fruiterers originated from. Both volumes are fully-illustrated with photos, graphs and statistical tables. The books will be a valuable resource for researchers of Chinese in New Zealand, genealogists, local history, and produce retailing.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 904


Dimensions: 215 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2018


$90.00
Upstart

ISBN: 9783899559545

Author: Anna Sinofzik    Publisher: Gestalten

Upstart! showcases an exciting range of visual identities for start-ups and young businesses. Upstart! presents fresh branding ideas for entrepreneurs and desi...


Upstart! showcases an exciting range of visual identities for start-ups and young businesses. Upstart! presents fresh branding ideas for entrepreneurs and designers. To stand out in a land of consumerist plenty, the new generation of small business entrepreneurs has learned to set high design standards. Poised between playfulness and professionalism, their holistic visual identity concepts become an integral part of their core business. From hemp farmers to local box clubs to eyelash extension services, fresh startups and spin-offs from all sorts of sectors present themselves as inventively and stylesavvily as ever before. Communicating through vivid visual languages that unfold across media applications, they involve the customer in authentic styles and stories. Upstart! explores the contemporary startup scene’s manifold ventures. With a focus on creativity and transformational branding ideas, the compilation covers classic stationery designs, innovative merchandise, interior concepts, and fresh digital applications that have been skillfully orchestrated to leverage business.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 12-10-2018


$120.00
Dinner Time

ISBN: 9788417084110

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Flamant

In a world full of fast-paced lifestyles, constant interaction and interlinked global activities, food has become a common denominator that connects people from...


In a world full of fast-paced lifestyles, constant interaction and interlinked global activities, food has become a common denominator that connects people from all around the world and new trends of restaurant interior design is building up with the times. The featured 60 international projects show the latest trends of restaurant design. Some with an industrial look, some with a lot of landscape elements coming into the interior space, some with bold colour schemes and no more white walls, a wide array of possibilities open up on this field of interior design. With a descriptive text for each project, the book focuses on colour scheme, lighting, and decorative details and provides valuable inspiration and reference for professional designers, food lovers and other people related to the restaurant business.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 05-10-2019


$120.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2019
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