Arts & Photography (871)

The Lives of Colonial Objects

ISBN: 9781927322024

Author: Annabel Cooper    Publisher: Otago University Press

The Lives of Colonial Objects is a sumptuously illustrated and highly readable book about things, and the stories that unfold when we start to investigate them....


The Lives of Colonial Objects is a sumptuously illustrated and highly readable book about things, and the stories that unfold when we start to investigate them. In this collection of 50 essays the authors, including historians, archivists, curators and Māori scholars, have each chosen an object from New Zealand’s colonial past, and their examinations open up our history in astonishingly varied ways. Some are treasured family possessions such as a kahu kiwi, a music album or a grandmother’s travel diary, and their stories have come down through families. Some, like the tauihu of a Māori waka, a Samoan kilikiti bat or a flying boat, are housed in museums. Others – a cannon, a cottage and a country road – inhabit public spaces but they too turn out to have unexpected histories. Things invite us into the past through their tangible, tactile and immediate presence: in this collection they serve as 50 paths into New Zealand’s colonial history. While each chapter is the story of a particular object, The Lives of Colonial Objects as a whole informs and enriches the colonial history of Aotearoa New Zealand.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 376


Dimensions: 255 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2015


$50.00
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
Information Made Beautiful

ISBN: 9789881383464

Publisher: Gingko Press

Overwhelming amounts of information are available for readers and consumers in modern times, but how can it be made understandable, and given context and import...


Overwhelming amounts of information are available for readers and consumers in modern times, but how can it be made understandable, and given context and importance? The designers and creatives whose works are featured in Information Made Beautiful address these issues with projects that don’t just make data easy to understand, but make it understanding it an appealing experience. Work from over 100 designers and studios includes projects for clients such as Wired Italy, the Royal Mail, Money Today, Lionsgate Entertainment, Ronald McDonald House, and the UN, as well as universities, research facilities, and private clients. These pieces range from abstract to hands-on, and break down information ranging from the status of female children in India and global water usage to coffee bean maps covering the amount of caffeine consumed in the US and crocheted diagrams of time spent crafting on German public transportation. The bright colors, eye-catching graphics, and specialty typographies of Information Made Beautiful make it easy to understand how designers are translating this new form of visual language to create information that is also inspiration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 230 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2015


$99.00
Box It Up

ISBN: 9781584235972

Author: Basheer Graphics    Publisher: Gingko Press

The humble box has come a long way from its origins as nondescript packaging. Box It Up – Graphic Express demonstrates the multitude of ways cardboard, wood, ...


The humble box has come a long way from its origins as nondescript packaging. Box It Up – Graphic Express demonstrates the multitude of ways cardboard, wood, and other boxes and crates have flourished in mediums beyond simple wrapping and storage. Installations featuring multicolored storage containers, reusable cardboard furniture, and cardboard pop-ups are showcased in chapters “Stack it Up,” “Open it Up,” and “Wrap it Up.” Projects as small as to-go fondu kits and large as fully functional cardboard theatrical stages, friendly as blocky cardboard friends and sophisticated as Nike shoeboxes modeled after 1980s boom boxes fill the pages, documented with bright, high-quality images. Full of constructions that are imaginative as well as downright fun, Box It Up proves that when it comes to innovative design, the “humble box” is incredibly versatile.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 316


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2015


$79.99
RSVP

ISBN: 9781584235910

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

More than 100 invitations are gathered in RSVP – Invitations for Gatherings and Special Occasions, a collection of enticing event announcements from around th...


More than 100 invitations are gathered in RSVP – Invitations for Gatherings and Special Occasions, a collection of enticing event announcements from around the world. The designs inside reveal personal and professional invitations too special to be delegated to pre-printed cards or generic digital notifications. Some embody the nature of the event, such as an architectural invitation printed on blueprints, or the announcement of a fashion film festival printed on transparent paper that resembles film stock. Others serve to reflect a celebration’s setting, such as an outdoor wedding invitation that can be folded into cardstock teepees. And some simply provide a fun and memorable nudge for the recipient to join in the festivities, as seen in a connect-the-dot invitation that has to be played to reveal the event’s details. With an eye for detail and passion for unique materials as well as intricate design, the pieces featured help to prove that sometimes an invitation can be just as exciting as the event itself.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 190 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2015


$79.99
Follow Me 3

ISBN: 9789881383419

Publisher: Gingko Press

With eye-catching imagery and in-depth text, Follow Me 3 leads intrepid readers on an expedition through the latest in wayfinding and signage projects from arou...


With eye-catching imagery and in-depth text, Follow Me 3 leads intrepid readers on an expedition through the latest in wayfinding and signage projects from around the world. The book delves into the concept behind each project and the integration of wayfinding programs in their environments, with a focus on visual guidance, space planning, and functional integration in a variety of settings. Projects are organized in easy to follow sections that cover educational and medical institutions, indoor public space, business centers, leisure centers, hotels and housing, and outdoor signage. Each chapter includes projects such as the Graphic Design Faculty Building in the University of Fine Arts, Gdansk, a high-tech Red Cross blood donation center in Kawagoe, Japan, the Vienna Airport, Google’s Engineering Headquarters in London, and an interactive mountain bike trail in New Zealand, all of which can be explored just by turning the first page.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


$99.00
Special Edition

ISBN: 9789881222725

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Be it a thousand-dollar luxury item or a rare keepsake, special edition products are deemed a token of endearment between brands and their loyal customers, part...


Be it a thousand-dollar luxury item or a rare keepsake, special edition products are deemed a token of endearment between brands and their loyal customers, partners and friends from the press. Produced in a restricted amount and period, these articles are not only expected to carry special qualities, but also to be presented in extraordinary packaging to match. Garnering exemplars from food items to sportswear and music, SPECIAL EDITION surveys new creative approaches that make these collectibles even more desirable. Special edition packaging from DC Shoes, Bergdorf Goodman, and CocaCola are included in this extensive collection.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 185 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2015


$89.99
Oriental Birds

ISBN: 9781908175434

Author: Zheng Zhonghua    Publisher: Gingko Press

A companion to Oriental Flowers, which illuminates tips and techniques for painting highly revered plants and flowers in the classical brush painting style, Ori...


A companion to Oriental Flowers, which illuminates tips and techniques for painting highly revered plants and flowers in the classical brush painting style, Oriental Birds focuses on the other most esteemed denizens of classical Chinese painting: birds. While Western painting historically put more emphasis on form, structure, color and perspective, the Eastern tradition concerns itself more with the essence of what is being depicted, attempting to capture the spirit of the subject through seemingly simple gestural lines and a more muted color palette. Features the classical Chinese style of such Qing Dynasty masters as Yun Shouping and Yu Zhi as well as that of Japanese woodblock prints (or Ukiyo-e) of the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes step-by-step instructions on creating 16 unique paintings of birds situated amongst traditional plants and flowers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 184


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2015


$69.99
Wall Writers

ISBN: 9781584236016

Author: Roger Gastman    Publisher: Gingko Press

Wall Writers explores graffiti’s eruption into mainstream society in the period of social turmoil in the late 1960s and early ’70s, and takes a closer look ...


Wall Writers explores graffiti’s eruption into mainstream society in the period of social turmoil in the late 1960s and early ’70s, and takes a closer look not only at early graffiti’s place on the wall but its place in the culture of the time. More comprehensive than any other book on the subject, Wall Writers explores not only early graf writing itself but the writers creating it, the new technology of spray paint that made it possible, and the culture that drove them to write — be it a need to rebel against the government, to pass a message, or simply be recognized by society. Hundreds of images of everything from spray paint advertisements to commercial greeting cards to images of buildings completely covered in spray painted monikers are included, and reveal the context of the beginnings of a movement that would eventually grow to “transform city life, public transit, public art, and ultimately visual art the world over.” Includes interviews and profiles of some of the most prolific writers of the time, including TAKI 183, Cornbread, and dozens more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 255 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2015


$115.00 $60.00
Lettering : Drawing Letters

ISBN: 9788415829850

Publisher: Monsa

This lavishly illustrated volume showcases lettering and typographic work from some of the world's most exciting, innovative and talented designers. As well as ...


This lavishly illustrated volume showcases lettering and typographic work from some of the world's most exciting, innovative and talented designers. As well as featuring full-page examples of their best work, Lettering also includes a brief introduction to each artist/designer which explores their techniques and inspirations.


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 184 x 236 mm


$69.99 $24.99
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