January / February 2016 (55)

Illustrated Packaging

ISBN: 9788416500086

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

We are perfectly capable of differentiating between certain products simply using their packaging as a reference point. In this book our aim has been to find a ...


We are perfectly capable of differentiating between certain products simply using their packaging as a reference point. In this book our aim has been to find a different and more contemporary concept for compiling the material. We are referring to the concept of “illustration”. We shall encounter authentic works of art made out of different materials and a variety of techniques, in what is more contemporary packaging. We have sorted the material into different categories such as Food, Beverages, and Cosmetics products and on this occasion, we also thought it was apt to include Projects created by students - this category covers these new designers’ trends, and also more recent studies, which show us a new vision of the world of packaging.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 23-12-2015


$65.00 $24.99
Paper Secret 1

ISBN: 9781584236092

Publisher: Gingko Press

Paper is one of the most heavily used and ubiquitous products in the world. It is one of the first raw materials most artists encounter, and one of the most ver...


Paper is one of the most heavily used and ubiquitous products in the world. It is one of the first raw materials most artists encounter, and one of the most versatile products for creatives at any skill level. Paper Secret 1 reveals this world of paper-based art with a multitude of projects cut, curled, stacked, cast, folded, pulped and slotted together with exceptional results. Laser-cut with all the delicate flourishes of lace, folded into stunning fashion pieces, carved from books, or manipulated into surprisingly strong installations, the projects within demonstrate paper's infinitely diverse applications in crafts, high art, fashion, graphic design, and branding


Bind: paperback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2015


$79.99
Animal Graphics

ISBN: 9789881426000

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

It is easy to see why brands often turn to depictions of animals in their identity materials. A brand can turn to the figure of an animal to evoke freedom, prid...


It is easy to see why brands often turn to depictions of animals in their identity materials. A brand can turn to the figure of an animal to evoke freedom, pride, or power, or just as easily associate themselves with loyalty, reliability, or playfulness. Restaurants may use them to artistically touch on the contents of their menu or their particular ideology; corporations to distinguish themselves in a world of plain symbols and vector art. Animal Graphics explores the wide range of possibilities with animal imagery, capturing these wild designs in their native habitats of artwork, publications, and personal and corporate branding and identities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$99.00
Palette 07 - Monotone

ISBN: 9789881320421

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

It is a difficult brief to create a design utilizing only a single color, one that relies heavily on a designers skill at composition and use of materials and s...


It is a difficult brief to create a design utilizing only a single color, one that relies heavily on a designers skill at composition and use of materials and special effects. While some leap at the challenge to create a noteworthy impact with the least amount of noise, relying on the basics of good design to complement the color choice, others face budgetary constraints and must elicit the best possible outcome from limited resources. For some this is achieved by creative use of negative space, for others through the transformation of graphics, logos and type through printing processes such as: debossing/embossing, foil stamping and spot varnishing. This latest volume in the bestselling Palette series from Victionary exhibits the most striking examples of recent years.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 180 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2015


$79.99
Skullture

ISBN: 9781584236139

Publisher: Gingko Press

Simultaneously frightening and familiar, the image of the skull is the closest thinghuman civilization has ever seen to a universal aesthetic totem. Although th...


Simultaneously frightening and familiar, the image of the skull is the closest thinghuman civilization has ever seen to a universal aesthetic totem. Although the power of its iconic form originates from its association with death, it has come to represent so much more. Skullture takes a comprehensive approach while examining this phenomenon, taking into account both visual and conceptual considerations of the skull throughout history. The book explores the connections of Aztec religious iconography to Damien Hirst and the Ramones to Eighteenth Century funerary practices without ever losing sight of the fact, that while fashion changes, the visual staying power of the human skull carries on. Skullture presents different aesthetic uses of the skull as well as its various cultural resonances through myriad disciplines of art design and fashion. The list of more than 70 contributors includes; Emilio Garcia, Lucy Hardie, Haroshi, Dionne Marshall, Alexandre Orion, Jim Skull, Ian Strange, Didier Ra, Vhils and Yohji Yamamoto.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 223 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2015


$89.99
Copperplate Calligraphy

ISBN: 9780486803869

Author: Dick Jackson    Publisher: Dover Publications

No need for copper or plates to achieve the distinctive calligraphic script of eighteenth-century Europe ― just a pen, ink, and this comprehensive workbook wi...


No need for copper or plates to achieve the distinctive calligraphic script of eighteenth-century Europe ― just a pen, ink, and this comprehensive workbook will do. Master calligrapher Dick Jackson explains the basic strokes for almost all letters of the copperplate alphabet. Simple instructions and examples introduce the swirls, flourishes, strikings, and thick and thin strokes that make copperplate calligraphy a source of pleasure for the practitioner and a delight to the reader. A historical introduction traces the growth of copperplate from its roots in the French ronde of the seventeenth century, to its adaptation by English clerks into their copybooks, and the development of the style known as round hand. In addition, guide sheets and instructions for individual letters and numbers offer aspiring calligraphers a practical approach to this enduring art form.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 22-12-2015


$29.99
The Gift Wrapping Book

ISBN: 9780486800271

Author: Caroline Birkett    Publisher: Dover Publications

Colorful papers, ribbons, and bows create a magical atmosphere, setting the scene for a memorable day. This guide offers 150 inspirational and practical suggest...


Colorful papers, ribbons, and bows create a magical atmosphere, setting the scene for a memorable day. This guide offers 150 inspirational and practical suggestions, plus more than 25 projects that employ a wide variety of techniques. Loaded with quick and easy methods for imaginative results, The Gift Wrapping Book will help make the presentation as impressive as the actual gift. Step-by-step instructions, accompanied by color photos, show how to beautify even the most cumbersome gift, including large, round, and fragile items. You'll discover foolproof methods for assembling custom-made gift bags and boxes, making hand-decorated wrapping papers, and tying the most beautiful ribbons. A wealth of creative ideas cover traditional events ― birthdays, weddings, and Christmas ― as well as unique gift-giving occasions.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 212 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$45.00
DIY Crafts for Kids

ISBN: 9788416500109

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

Children and their fantastic imaginary world are always a source of inspiration for thousands of handmade jobs, decorative pieces, fun necklaces, and countless ...


Children and their fantastic imaginary world are always a source of inspiration for thousands of handmade jobs, decorative pieces, fun necklaces, and countless educational games to share with them. In DIY Crafts for Kids, you will find more than 30 handmade works for kids which you can share with the little ones in your home, and in doing so you will make the everyday life of these little geniuses even more beautiful and colourful.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 23-12-2015


$69.99 $24.99
Eric Kuster Interior Design

ISBN: 9783832733339

Author: Eric Kuster    Publisher: TeNeues

True beauty is achieved when a great idea collides with exquisite details. This rule is evidenced in the work of international interior designer Eric Kuster. Wh...


True beauty is achieved when a great idea collides with exquisite details. This rule is evidenced in the work of international interior designer Eric Kuster. When entering one of his interiors, you are hit by the initial visual impact. Then, as you spend time in the space, you find yourself in a continual state of discovery, with every subtle touch and nuance becoming clear. In addition to exclusive residences from Curaçao to London, his projects also include yachts and hotels, as well as commercial projects, ranging from legendary Amsterdam club Jimmy Woo to Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium. Kuster consistently exceeds the expectations of his clients, who are as picky as they are prominent. He succeeds by ensuring that individual elements are as impeccable as the whole. From every textile to each piece of furniture, and each artwork to every color combination, absolutely nothing is left to chance. Indulge in Interior Design to experience Kuster’s sumptuous environments for yourself and discover unique interior design inspiration. Since establishing his own brand in 1999, ERIC KUSTER has become a world-renowned interior designer who counts many famous names among his clients. He also creates exclusive products, from fragrances to furniture under his Metropolitan Luxury label. And shares his extensive knowledge of design via his bi-annual magazine, Entourage. All of this establishes Eric Kuster as the holistic lifestyle guru. The Dutch native says of his work: “There is a signature, but every project is bespoke like creating a haute couture dress or tailored suit. It has to be the perfect fit. I don’t do copy and paste.”


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 280 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 11-01-2016


$115.00
For The Love of Cats

ISBN: 9783832733308

Author: Anna Cavelius    Publisher: TeNeues

Every cat thinks it is the master of the universe, and that is precisely what makes them so endearing to many people. They skillfully wrap us around their littl...


Every cat thinks it is the master of the universe, and that is precisely what makes them so endearing to many people. They skillfully wrap us around their little paws as they brush against our legs, telling us to please hurry up and fill up their food bowls. They sprawl across our computer keyboards, purring loudly while we try to finish that important letter to the IRS. Whom else would we forgive for artfully shredding our expensive designer sofa, refusing to sleep anywhere but the head of the bed, and decimating the backyard bird population? A proper cat has its (human) can opener firmly under control, generally ignoring that human’s wants and needs, but suddenly shows how cuddly and loving it can be when Mom or Dad is home sick or needs some comfort after a bad day. The bond between a cat lover and his or her four-legged individualist is special and unbreakable, lasting a lifetime. This beautifully-illustrated volume is a love letter to the housecat who so enriches our lives. Take a look at the complex soul of a cat, with so many human qualities, and get ready to learn, laugh, love, and cry, because cats are so much more than just pets—they are family members and lifelong companions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 24-02-2016


$59.99
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