April 2016 (35)

Poles in Defence of Britain

ISBN: 9781910690154

Author: Robert Gretzyngier    Publisher: Grub Street

Fifteen years since it was originally published, Grub Street is proud to present the re-issue of Poles in Defence of Britain. To the Polish volunteers who were ...


Fifteen years since it was originally published, Grub Street is proud to present the re-issue of Poles in Defence of Britain. To the Polish volunteers who were to fly and fight so brilliantly and tenaciously throughout the Battle of Britain, the United Kingdom was known as ‘Last Hope Island’. Many lost their lives, such as Antoni Ostowicz, many achieved glory and became aces – such as Glowacki, Skalski and Witorzenc. The RAF came to depend on these men, with over 100 Polish pilots supporting almost thirty fighter squadrons, most especially 302, 303 and 307 (night fighter). ‘An exhaustive record of the heroic actions of the Polish pilots who escaped to Britain and helped ensure its survival.’ Pennant ‘The result of many years of research, sharp and comprehensive, the text is supported by an excellent selection of rare photos.’ Air Mail


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 150 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 21-04-2016


Tags: April 2016   Military
$45.00
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
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
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
Photoviz: Visualizing Information Through Photography

ISBN: 9783899556452

Author: Nicholas Felton    Publisher: Gestalten

Images are omnipresent in our digital age, but they're worth a closer look. Many of them can tell us stories in new and surprising ways. Fotoviz reveals how inf...


Images are omnipresent in our digital age, but they're worth a closer look. Many of them can tell us stories in new and surprising ways. Fotoviz reveals how infographics and data visualization are currently impacting photography and points to innovative possibilities for the future. Today, data is being visualized through photographic techniques such as long and multiple exposures. Insightful information is being communicated by making a single image out of several different shots or using a 3D perspective. The work featured in Fotoviz, to cite only a few compelling examples, makes invisible Wi-Fi fields visible, allows airport flight activity from a full day to appear as if it were happening at once, and illustrates the average selfie-taking behavior of an entire city.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-03-2016


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Does This Happen to Everyone?

ISBN: 9783899555202

Author: Jan von Holleben    Publisher: Gestalten

Even before they experience puberty and young love themselves, girls and boys have many questions about sex and sexuality. Parents often don’t know the best w...


Even before they experience puberty and young love themselves, girls and boys have many questions about sex and sexuality. Parents often don’t know the best way to answer them and it’s practically impossible to find the right time to start a conversation about the birds and the bees. Especially today, when most young people have access to the internet and its explicit or dubious content, it is extremely important to address the topic of sex education with children proactively and give it the attention it needs and deserves. As daunting as it might be for parents to take the lead, ­leaving the internet or a classmate to “explain” sexuality is not an option. Thankfully, the book Does This Happen to Everyone? offers a welcome alternative with a contemporary look and feel that is both fitting for kids and appealing to adults.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$49.99
Alphabetics

ISBN: 9783899557282

Author: Patrick and Traci Concepcion    Publisher: Gestalten

C is for cat? D is for dog? Not in this book! Here, Colossal Cornelius captures his companions with his camera and Daisy the diver dares a death-defying dip wit...


C is for cat? D is for dog? Not in this book! Here, Colossal Cornelius captures his companions with his camera and Daisy the diver dares a death-defying dip with dinosaurs. In Alphabetics, each of the alphabet’s twenty-six letters is depicted with an awesome alliteration—not to mention an illuminating illustration—that will captivate and stimulate young minds. Although the lettered tales are meant to be humorous and fun, they also serve a commendable purpose. Complex words are introduced to expand children’s vocabularies and linguistic horizons. The book includes a glossary so that readers can look up any terms that are unfamiliar to them.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2014


$39.99
Mayday Mouse

ISBN: 9781846437588

Author: Sebastien Braun    Publisher: Child’s Play

When Captain Mouse sets sail on a bright, sunny day with a birthday present for her brother, little does she know the sea-going perils she will have to face! He...


When Captain Mouse sets sail on a bright, sunny day with a birthday present for her brother, little does she know the sea-going perils she will have to face! Her cheerful, optimistic nature refuses to be downcast by storms, caves, rocks and shipwrecks. Resourceful and inventive, she's able to save the day - with just a little help from her friends!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 245 x 268 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2016


$19.99
Peek A Boo On the Farm

ISBN: 9781846438646

Author: Cocoretto    Publisher: Child’s Play

Peekaboo! Who's hiding on the farm? Lift the flap to find out! Perfect for guessing, prediction and memory skills - and simply joining in!


Peekaboo! Who's hiding on the farm? Lift the flap to find out! Perfect for guessing, prediction and memory skills - and simply joining in!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 180 x 180 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2016


$17.99
Peek a Boo in the Snow

ISBN: 9781846438653

Author: Cocoretto    Publisher: Child’s Play

Peekaboo! Who's hiding in the snow? Lift the flap to find out! Perfect for guessing, prediction and memory skills - and simply joining in!


Peekaboo! Who's hiding in the snow? Lift the flap to find out! Perfect for guessing, prediction and memory skills - and simply joining in!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 180 x 180 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2016


$17.99
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