Gingko Press (147)

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
The Dirtyland : The Art of Brian M Viveros

ISBN: 9780996135108

Author: Andrew Hosner    Publisher: Gingko Press

Brian M. Viveros paints dangerous women. Often depicted helmeted and smoking, they sport bandages as if they had just been in a fight and won. This first ever m...


Brian M. Viveros paints dangerous women. Often depicted helmeted and smoking, they sport bandages as if they had just been in a fight and won. This first ever monograph on this talented self-taught artist allows us to enter his fantasy world where women are sexy and powerful and men are nowhere to be seen. From his first group exhibition 20 years ago where his work was exhibited alongside the likes of H.R. Giger and Eric Stanton, his reputation among the art community and collectors alike has continued to grow. Dirtyland documents eighteen years of his work including over 100 full-page reproductions of his classic paintings, in-depth essays, an interview with the artist, behind the scenes photographs and much more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 230 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2017


$89.99
DUE > 30th Sep 2017
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
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
Mix & Match - Exploring Creative Collage

ISBN: 9781584236924

Publisher: Gingko Press

Escape into an innovative world of contemporary photomontage art with Mix and Match: Exploring Creative Collage Art. Featuring selected works from over 30 leadi...


Escape into an innovative world of contemporary photomontage art with Mix and Match: Exploring Creative Collage Art. Featuring selected works from over 30 leading artists in the field, including Lola Dupre, Boris Peianov, Kris Tate, Eugenia Loli, Helena Pinillos, Jesse Treece, and Ashkan Honarvar, Mix and Match showcases projects ranging from artistic pieces and editorial design to book covers and inspired advertising. The pieces within experiment with landscapes, abstract shapes, and the human form; sometimes surreal, sometimes unsettling, and sometimes humorous, they all represent the best of new collage work, revealing how creatives are re-thinking printed and digital media to encourage viewers to re-imagine their own worlds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 350


Dimensions: 215 x 295 x 26 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2018


$100.00
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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