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Dark Inspiration 2

ISBN: 9789881320476

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Following the overwhelming success of the first volume in the series, Dark Inspiration 2 charts new territory in the world of macabre aesthetics, showcasing the...


Following the overwhelming success of the first volume in the series, Dark Inspiration 2 charts new territory in the world of macabre aesthetics, showcasing the best new artworks in the genre that are sure to disturb and alarm. From depictions of our most primal fears to scenes of death and injury, this new collection explores the demons that haunt us all. Some appear as nightmare visions dreamt and hopefully forgotten, others are unexplainable tableaus, sure to confuse and bewilder. All are fascinating. In a variety of media including digital and hand rendered illustration, sculpture, photography and more. Artists include: Alex Garant, Anton Semenov, Dan Hillier, Daniel Martin Diaz, Elisa Ancori, Evelyn Bencicova, Fiona Roberts, Fuco Ueda, Hannes Hummel, Januz Miralles, Johnson Tsang, Katy Horan, Kim Simonsson, Leta Sobierajski, Lola Dupre, Nicoletta Ceccoli and many more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 172 x 223 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2016


$79.99
New Retro

ISBN: 9789881320360

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Designers often look to earlier decades or generations for inspiration, borrowing motifs and palettes that are recognizable through their ability to elicit nost...


Designers often look to earlier decades or generations for inspiration, borrowing motifs and palettes that are recognizable through their ability to elicit nostalgia. From the ever-popular 50s and 60s to the growing interest in the early years of the 20th century, this rejuvenated aesthetic can influence everything from fashion and hair (or beard styles) to housewares and furniture. New Retro focuses specifically on graphic designers that evoke bygone eras with their creative work. The first section showcases logo design and examines the ways in which designers are able to incorporate vintage typefaces and imagery to create new and innovative brand identities and logotypes. The second section presents highly skillful graphic output, from poster and print design to fashion, product, packaging design and more, that nods back while leaning forward.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 185 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2016


$95.00
Alchemy

ISBN: 9781584236054

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

No longer confined to a flat medium, illustration has been liberated to new heights of fancy limited solely by the imaginations of today’s leading artists. So...


No longer confined to a flat medium, illustration has been liberated to new heights of fancy limited solely by the imaginations of today’s leading artists. Some employ paper cutting to create multilayered worlds that you look into rather than upon. Others work with fabric or thread, embroidering colorful conceptual masterpieces that have the ability to shock or surprise. Still others make use of mixed media, not wishing to be limited by choice of material when crafting their individual visions. Whether two or three dimensional, each of the artworks featured reflect an entirely unique voice, which expands upon the very definition of illustration. Artists include Gregory Euclide, Frank Plant, Chris Maynard, Christine Kim, Bovey Lee, and Irma Gruenholz.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2016


$95.00
GUI Design

ISBN: 9789881383495

Publisher: Gingko Press

As technology has rapidly advanced, so too has the way we use and interact with it. Gone are the days of flat black backgrounds dotted with blocky green text; n...


As technology has rapidly advanced, so too has the way we use and interact with it. Gone are the days of flat black backgrounds dotted with blocky green text; now, users expect a massive range of colors, layouts, and fonts to be used to entertain and assist them in their daily lives. GUI Design assembles the best of recent graphic user interface for a collection that provides practical encouragement for those new to the world as well as inspiration for experienced designers. The book gathers Twitter’s Vine video creation app for Windows phones, the vulgar yet amusing Authentic Weather app, an application designed to help tourists follow the physical and ideological path of the Iron Curtain, and more to showcase programs that balance information flow with user experiences and highlight the creativity, inspiration, and expressive techniques used in their design. The projects within demonstrate the increasingly significant role of user interfaces in both design and our everyday lives in the modern world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2015


$99.00
Landscape Installation Art II

ISBN: 9789810933692

Publisher: Gingko Press

A 100-square-meter flower pavilion that roams central London; delicate golden rice illuminated to honor the king of Thailand in Bangkok; a heart in Times Square...


A 100-square-meter flower pavilion that roams central London; delicate golden rice illuminated to honor the king of Thailand in Bangkok; a heart in Times Square made of planks from boardwalks destroyed by Hurricane Sandy; an entire 65-foot-tall tree in Illinois left whole and turned into a swing set, picnic area, and snack kiosk. All of these projects and dozens more are on display in Landscape Installation Art II, a collection of public installations both large and small from locations worldwide. The installations inside are made with public interaction in mind, representing their location and the hopes and cultures of locals, and inspiring passers-by to explore the neighborhood or just pause, put their feet up, and take some time to think. Bursting with stunning photography, the book also includes precise diagrams and text detailing each piece from conception through construction, making Landscape Installation Art II as informative to peruse as it is creatively stimulating.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 230 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2015


$110.00
The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog

ISBN: 9781584236559

Authors: Eugene O'Neill, Mark Andresen    Publisher: Gingko Press

Those who have suffered the loss of a long-lived canine companion may take some solace in the classic prose poem by Eugene O’Neill – The Last Will and Testa...


Those who have suffered the loss of a long-lived canine companion may take some solace in the classic prose poem by Eugene O’Neill – The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog. Here, the poem, written from the point of view of O’Neill’s beloved Dalmatian Blemie, is accompanied by Mark Andresen’s equally sympathetic illustrations of dogs of various breeds. This illustrated eulogy is a balm for anyone who’s recently lost their dog, or a perfect gift for a friend in their time of loss. Andresen’s original drawings along with the words of America’s only Nobel Prize-winning playwright are a perfect match.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 16


Dimensions: 134 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 14-08-2017


$21.99
Makers Ware

ISBN: 9781584236672

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Gingko Press

An understated tome, Makers Ware quietly speaks to the power and beauty of handmade tableware that is simultaneously utilitarian and artistic. The makers in thi...


An understated tome, Makers Ware quietly speaks to the power and beauty of handmade tableware that is simultaneously utilitarian and artistic. The makers in this volume deftly hone clay, wood and glass with great respect for natural forms and the elemental properties of the materials themselves. The tabletop becomes a work of art once bedecked with the textures, colors and shapes of these talented craftspeople, who hail from the backwoods of Maine to Norway, China, Japan and beyond. Interviews with the creators are accompanied by impeccable photography of their wares, local environment and private workshops.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 153 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 10-08-2017


$65.00
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
Magic Touch

ISBN: 9781584237587

Authors: Bert Krak, Alexis Ross    Publisher: Gingko Press

Artist Alexis Ross along with Tattooist Bert Krak created a special installation as part of the massive Beyond The Streets exhibition. Alexis Ross designed and ...


Artist Alexis Ross along with Tattooist Bert Krak created a special installation as part of the massive Beyond The Streets exhibition. Alexis Ross designed and art directed the installation, described on-site as follows: “Magic Touch is the name of this artistic expression celebrating the creative follies of Canarsie homeowners from the late 20th century – a sort of shade-tree tattoo parlor that might exist on your cousin Carmine’s back porch from a time when Cadillac was king and you picked your tattoo design off the wall.” Bert Krak draws enthusiasts of the style from near and far, and Magic Touch provides a cross section of the scene. This book documents hundreds of tattoos inscribed on site, with 50 pages of tattoo “flash” art and atmospheric shots from the installation itself. Includes 24 page mini booklet.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 290 x 350 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2021


$89.99
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