Design (Art / Graphics) (67)

Rivera - Basic Art Series

ISBN: 9783836504133

Author: Andrea Kettenmann    Publisher: Taschen

Diego Rivera (1886–1957) is a loud presence on the art historical stage. With devout political principles and a turbulent romantic history, he was at once hus...


Diego Rivera (1886–1957) is a loud presence on the art historical stage. With devout political principles and a turbulent romantic history, he was at once husband and paladin of Frida Kahlo, advocate and adversary of Stalin’s Soviet Union, and liberator and traitor of Leon Trotsky. Vibrant, graphic, and often monumental, Rivera’s paintings carry the same live political and passionate charge as his personal biography. Fusing European influences such as Cubism with a socialist ideology and an exaltation of Mexico’s indigenous and popular heritage, he created a new iconography for art history and for his country. He became one of the most important figures in the Mexican mural movement and won international acclaim for his public wall paintings, in which he presented a utopian yet accessible vision of a post-revolutionary Mexico. In 1931, Rivera was the subject of MoMA’s second ever monographic exhibition. This book explores the unique blend of influence and ideology which secure Rivera’s place as both a unique and a universal painter, bound to the particular turbulent experience of early 20th century Mexico, and yet preoccupied with subjects such as revolution and class inequity which continue to speak to us today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 15-07-2015


$33.00
DUE > 5th Feb 2021
100 Illustrators Bibliotheca Universalis

ISBN: 9783836522229

Authors: Steven Heller (Editor), Julius Wiedemann (Editor)    Publisher: Taschen

Drawn from TASCHEN s Illustration Now! series, this go-to catalog brings together 100 of the most successful and important illustrators around the globe. With f...


Drawn from TASCHEN s Illustration Now! series, this go-to catalog brings together 100 of the most successful and important illustrators around the globe. With featured artists including Istvan Banyai, Gary Baseman, Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Brad HollandMirko Ili , Anita Kunz, and Christoph Niemann, the international overview provides an invigorating record of the dynamism and diversity of the illustration scene. Each illustrator is featured with a self-portrait, samples from their portfolio, and a succinct description by Steven Heller, with a supplementary list of selected exhibitions and publications. In his introduction, Steven Heller describes the dynamic realm of illustration today and the challenging process of selection within this highly competitive and ever-moving genre. About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworms delight never bore, always excite!


Bind: hardback


Publication Date: 25-03-2017


$46.00
DUE > 5th Feb 2021
The Book of Symbols Reflections on Archetypal Images

ISBN: 9783836514484

Author: Ami Ronnberg (editor), Kathleen Martin (editor), Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (associated with work)    Publisher: Taschen

The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of histor...


The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of history. The highly readable texts and over 800 beautiful full-color images come together in a unique way to convey hidden dimensions of meaning. Each of the ca. 350 essays examines a given symbol's psychic background, and how it evokes psychic processes and dynamics. Etymological roots, the play of opposites, paradox and shadow, the ways in which diverse cultures have engaged a symbolic image-all these factors are taken into consideration. Authored by writers from the fields of psychology, religion, art, literature, and comparative myth, the essays flow into each other in ways that mirror the psyche's unexpected convergences. There are no pat definitions of the kind that tend to collapse a symbol; a still vital symbol remains partially unknown, compels our attention and unfolds in new meanings and manifestations over time. Rather than merely categorize, The Book of Symbols illuminates how to move from the visual experience of a symbolic image in art, religion, life, or dreams to directly experiencing its personal and psychological resonance.The Book of Symbols sets new standards for thoughtful exploration of symbols and their meanings, and will appeal to a wide range of readers: artists, designers, dreamers and dream interpreters, psychotherapists, self-helpers, gamers, comic book readers, religious and spiritual searchers, writers, students, and anyone curious about the power of archetypal images.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 807


Dimensions: 244 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 25-11-2010


$90.00
Redesigning Logos

ISBN: 9788417656294

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

At some point in the life of a company comes a time when its logo needs to be redesigned. The reasons can vary: the logo may already be or look outdated, or it ...


At some point in the life of a company comes a time when its logo needs to be redesigned. The reasons can vary: the logo may already be or look outdated, or it may be necessary to adapt it to a digital environment that did not exist when it was created, or perhaps another element must be incorporated, or the company is diversifying and the logo must reflect that change. When that time comes, it is important to take into account several factors so as not to lose the essence of the brand, ensuring the public continues to recognize it. This book presents some of the best examples of logo redesigns and provides valuable information on how designers have arrived at their particular solution


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 07-01-2021


$120.00
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
Palette Perfect for Graphic Designers and Illustrators

ISBN: 9788417412944

Author: Sara Caldas    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

The creative use of colour and its combinations in illustration, graphic and product design involves understanding how emotions are conveyed and how they affect...


The creative use of colour and its combinations in illustration, graphic and product design involves understanding how emotions are conveyed and how they affect our design and illustrations. We must also consider that colour is perceived differently in different countries and cultures. All this is widely explained in this second book in the Palette Perfect series, illustrated with projects by renowned international illustrators and designers, and organized by colours (identified with CMYK, RGB and HEX codes) and moods associated with the time of day. Based on real examples drawn from graphic design, product design and illustration, different innovative combinations and palettes are shown for each colour as well as the meaning it conveys. Intended for graphic designers, design students, fashion and interior design lovers, and all those interested in exciting and unexpected colour combinations that work.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 02-02-2021


$59.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
Protest : Pictogram Activism

ISBN: 9788417656331

Author: Un Mundo Feliz    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

This book is a visual guide that collects 400 downloadable copyright-free images of a social and political nature that can be used on T-shirts, posters, fanzine...


This book is a visual guide that collects 400 downloadable copyright-free images of a social and political nature that can be used on T-shirts, posters, fanzines, stationery, and many other mediums. Presenting complex ideas in a straight to the point way, these images allow us to reflect on the contradictions of this world. Accompanied by thought- provoking texts, they are a reaction to issues such as racism, drugs, terrorism, inequality, poverty, war, destruction, life and death, freedom, war and peace, smoking, and animal rights, among others. This brilliant work not only raises important questions about today's society in general but is also a superb illustration of pure graphic design with a political conscience. It is an ideal working tool and reference for professionals and students, or anyone with a keen interest in visual culture and communication. With a foreword by Liz McQuiston and texts by Steven Heller, Bettina Richter, Avram Finkelstein, Sarah Corbett, Fons Hickmann, Lincoln Cushing, King ADZ, and others.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 150 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 04-02-2021


$49.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
Brand New Brand

ISBN: 9783967040050

Publisher: Gestalten

Witty, surprising, refined, and, above all, truly unforgettable. A compendium of the best new visual identities that stand out from the crowd in challenging tim...


Witty, surprising, refined, and, above all, truly unforgettable. A compendium of the best new visual identities that stand out from the crowd in challenging times. How can small businesses make huge impacts? If a picture speaks a thousand words, branding is the tool to shine in a sea of thousands of competitors. Brand New Brand presents the best branding for small, traditional businesses from the last years. Collecting the best in class examples, it shows how well-curated, holistic branding can take a butchers, bookstore, bakery or even a physiotherapist from one of the pile to one in a million. No matter if you’re launching a new venture or giving your business a makeover, creativity is your tool l to stand out.


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 27-02-2021


$120.00
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
History of Information Graphics

ISBN: 9783836567671

Author: Sandra Rendgen    Publisher: Taschen

In the age of big data and digital distribution, when news travel ever further and faster and media outlets compete for a fleeting slice of online attention, in...


In the age of big data and digital distribution, when news travel ever further and faster and media outlets compete for a fleeting slice of online attention, information graphics have swept center stage. At once nuanced and neat, they distill abstract ideas, complex statistics, and cutting-edge discoveries into succinct, compelling, and masterful designs. Cartographers, programmers, statisticians, designers, scientists, and journalists have developed a new field of expertise in visualizing knowledge. This XL-sized compendium explores the history of data graphics from the Middle Ages right through to the digital era. Curated by Sandra Rendgen, some 400 milestones span astronomy, cartography, zoology, technology, and beyond. Across medieval manuscripts and parchment rolls, elaborate maps, splendid popular atlasses, and early computer-based information design, we systematically break down each work's historical context, including such highlights as Martin Waldseemuller's famous world map, the meticulous nature studies of Ernst Haeckel, and many unknown treasures. Hot on the heels of the best-selling Information Graphics and Understanding the World, this third volume fills the gap as an unprecedented reference book for data freaks, designers, historians, and anyone thirsty for knowledge. An enthralling exploration into the teachings, research, and lives of generations past.


Pages: 462


Dimensions: 246 x 372 mm


$180.00
Information Graphics

ISBN: 9783836583831

Author: Sandra Rendgen    Publisher: Taschen

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." -Albert Einstein Our everyday lives are filled with a massive flow of information that ...


"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." -Albert Einstein Our everyday lives are filled with a massive flow of information that we must interpret in order to understand the world we live in. Considering the complex variety of data floating around us, sometimes the best-or even only-way to communicate is visually. This unique book presents a fascinating perspective on the subject, highlighting the work of the masters of the profession, creators of breakthroughs that have changed the way we communicate. Information Graphics has been conceived and designed not just for graphics professionals, but for anyone interested in the history and practice of communicating visually. The in-depth introductory section, illustrated with over 60 images (each accompanied by an explanatory caption), features essays by Sandra Rendgen, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Richard Saul Wurman, and Simon Rogers. Looking back all the way to primitive cave paintings as a means of communication, this section gives readers an excellent overview of the subject. The second part of the book is entirely dedicated to contemporary works by today's most renowned professionals, presenting 200 graphics projects, with over 400 examples-each with a fact sheet and an explanation of methods and objectives-divided into chapters by the topics Location, Time, Category, and Hierarchy. Includes: 200 projects and over 400 examples of contemporary information graphics from all over the world-ranging from journalism to art, government, education, business and much more Four essays about the development of information graphics since its beginnings


Bind: hardback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 210 x 315 mm


$115.00
Brand 51 : Illustration For Tomorrow

ISBN: 9789887406822

Author: BranD Magazine    Publisher: Sendpoints

What to draw for tomorrow? Nowadays, as a form of art, illustration has broken through the sole structure of publishing media and been widely applied into a var...


What to draw for tomorrow? Nowadays, as a form of art, illustration has broken through the sole structure of publishing media and been widely applied into a variety of media as well as different fields of business. Various types of illustration gradually come into public view. Illustrator is a job and also a choice of career. No matter what illustrators have been through, out of vocation, entertainment or personal interest, they continue to create with their unique style. The group of illustrators has expanded worldwide. Although we are attracted by numerous illustrations, there is still a lack of works that know how to tell a story, in the field of graphic design. Right now, you might think of the importance of illustration style, which in fact is something influenced by the aesthetic standard of different ages. So it is more important for illustrators to be passionate about creation. When there is enough practice, the illustration style would naturally appear. In the future, what should the illustrators create to impress the audience? Hopefully this new issue will bring some answers to you. Check out their story!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 198


Dimensions: 225 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 06-11-2020


$49.99
DUE > 28th Feb 2021
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