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Invitations Greeting Cards Postcards & Self-Promotion

ISBN: 9788417412197

Author: Marta Serrats    Publisher: Promo Press

A collection of greeting cards, personal invitations, and announcement cards that have been either made by hand or produced with the most avant-garde computer- ...


A collection of greeting cards, personal invitations, and announcement cards that have been either made by hand or produced with the most avant-garde computer- design techniques. Nine seconds is the current estimate of the amount of time that it takes to captivate the eye. In our information-saturated world, in which email has monopolized personal communication, handmade greeting cards, personal invitations, and announcement cards offer an element of exclusive value and a unique charm, bringing together imagination, real texture, and a wide variety of design techniques. This publication focuses on the latest creative card designs produced by innovative design studios and artists throughout the world. The ideas showcased in its three hundred pages range from handmade cards that elude conventional printing processes to the most avant-garde computer-designed offerings. The book shows the creative processes and techniques used in each project and analyses the key elements of their success. This book is a great source of inspiration for those eager to break boundaries and go one step further with their creativity and imagination.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 210 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2019


$59.99
New Necklaces

ISBN: 9788416504084

Author: Nicolas Estrada    Publisher: Promo Press

After the successful New Rings and New Earrings (published both by Promopress in Fench, Spanish and Portuguese and by Thames & Hudson in English), New Necklaces...


After the successful New Rings and New Earrings (published both by Promopress in Fench, Spanish and Portuguese and by Thames & Hudson in English), New Necklaces is the third book curated by jeweler and author Nicolas Estrada. A very special selection of impressive pieces by more than 180 artists from all over the world, this book showcases the current trends in contemporary jewelry and how boundaries in concept, materials and techniques are being questioned by jewelry designers today. From those that look back to classic forms and materials to the most daring, experimental and surprising ideas, each of the 500 necklaces included in this book has something that makes it unique and relates strongly to today’s social, cultural and artistic reality. With prefaces by German jeweler Julia Wild and Leo Caballero, owner of the Barcelona gallery Klimt 02, specialized in contemporary jewelers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 250


Dimensions: 193 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 22-08-2016


$75.00
Playful Graphics

ISBN: 9788417412203

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

Graphic design increasingly emphasizes a user-oriented approach that is based around communication and interaction between users and the work itself. Non-digita...


Graphic design increasingly emphasizes a user-oriented approach that is based around communication and interaction between users and the work itself. Non-digital interactive graphics can be found in books, brochures, posters, packaging, and albums. Playful Graphics presents a selection of outstanding interactive projects produced by designers from all over the world; these works present users with rich visual experiences and enable readers to take action. Through exploring distinct techniques and forms, Playful Graphics demonstrates how this exciting area of design can influence user experiences and bring fun to life. It is a celebration of great design ideas that convey their messages through hands-on play.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2019


$89.99
Street Art : An Illustrated Anthology

ISBN: 9788417412210

Author: Magda Danysz    Publisher: Promo Press

What is behind the tidal wave of street art that is sweeping through the cultural scene today? What are its artistic features, its codes, and its language? How ...


What is behind the tidal wave of street art that is sweeping through the cultural scene today? What are its artistic features, its codes, and its language? How has its production, which was originally exclusively centered in the urban space, invaded galleries, bringing with it real popularity for some artists? These are some of the questions that Magda Danysz, a gallery owner and recognized expert on street art, answers with an easily comprehensible and entertaining style in this unique, richly illustrated anthology, interspersed with the portraits of the big international names. This volume retraces the history of the genre from its beginnings in the mid-1970s to the current issues that surround it today. This historical journey is dotted with portraits of the big international names from the field and dives deep into one of the major currents of contemporary art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 165 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-06-2019


$59.99
Optimum Type

ISBN: 9788417656249

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

When we read, our brain is decoding a series of abstract symbols and synthesizing the results into complex ideas. Really, then, we see before we read. We recogn...


When we read, our brain is decoding a series of abstract symbols and synthesizing the results into complex ideas. Really, then, we see before we read. We recognize the character of a word before we ascertain its meaning. A tailor-made creative type takes advantage of this effect to visualize a specific brand, deliver its image and message and make it stand out among the crowd. To create an optimum type, a designer must understand the brand's philosophy, communicate with the client, feel with his empathy, and achieve a perfect solution with his professional skills. This publication features over a hundred custom types created by designers and agencies within diverse cultural contexts. Readers of this book will learn lessons from these creatives' work processes and be inspired to design types that satisfy their clients and wow their viewers.


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$120.00
Art of Folding Vol.2

ISBN: 9788416504640

Author: JeanCharles Trebbi    Publisher: Promo Press

Volume 1 of the Art of Folding presented a great panorama of creators who are inspired by origami and whose work with various materials draws on this traditiona...


Volume 1 of the Art of Folding presented a great panorama of creators who are inspired by origami and whose work with various materials draws on this traditional technique. The vast and fertile world of folding plays host to so many exciting innovations in various fields that their multiple variations naturally demanded a follow up. Drawing on examples from nature, this second volume focuses on folders’ know how. Through the many reference points that it touches on and a comparative approach, it sheds light on original techniques and their applications in design, decoration and architecture. This new study of the art of folding is a source of inspiration for inquisitive minds and those who explore or create in all artistic genres. It gives readers the opportunity to discover and put into practice an art form that is both traditional and forward looking.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 225 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$89.99
Graphic Design Elements - Design For Screen

ISBN: 9788416504565

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

A good screen layout addresses not only the pivotal relationship between fonts, colors, form and graphics for visual effects, but also the balance between the f...


A good screen layout addresses not only the pivotal relationship between fonts, colors, form and graphics for visual effects, but also the balance between the flow of information and the user’s experience. Screen Layout Design explores in depth how these essentials produce functional and elegant websites and mobile applications, from the point of view of designers. Subjects include: Colour Schemes, Frames & Tables, Icon Application, and Text & Typography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2017


$120.00
Architecture In Context

ISBN: 9788416851720

Publisher: Promo Press

How do you design a distinctive building that also fits seamlessly into its context? How do you add value to a site yet at the same time acknowledge its identit...


How do you design a distinctive building that also fits seamlessly into its context? How do you add value to a site yet at the same time acknowledge its identity? Architecture in Context attempts to answer these questions with a carefully selected series of international, public/private, large- and small-scale projects, all of which demonstrate just that sensitivity to their environmental, cultural and social contexts. Each project is accompanied by a descriptive and critical text and illustrated with photographs and drawings, ranging from initial concept sketches through to detailed construction drawings. The reader is given a full overview of the whole design process from ideation to construction. All these quality projects illustrate the different ways in which context can be interpreted, and the many different architectural achievements that result. Projects: Azerbaijan: Autoban, Heydar Aliyev International Airport (Baku). China: Li Xiaodong Atelier, Liyuan Library (Beijing). Chile: Cazú Zegers Arquitectura, Tierra Patagonia Hotel (Torres del Paine); Rodrigo Duque Motta, Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel (Pisco Elqui, Paihuano). Colombia: El Equipo Mazzanti, Parque Biblioteca España (Medellín). Denmark: 3XN, Frederiksberg Courthouse (Copenhagen). France: 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo, Renovation of Les Docks (Marseille). Italy: Diverserighestudio, Opificio Golinelli (Bologna); Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto, Secondary School (Riccione); MCA Mario Cucinella Architects, Municipal Nursery School (Guastalla); Enzo Eusebi + Partners, Salpi Plant (Preci). Portugal: ANDRÉ, Casa do Vigario (Paredes). Senegal: Toshiko Mori Architect, Thread Artist Residency and Cultural Center (Sinthian). South Africa: Peter Rich Architects, Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre (Limpopo). The Netherlands:Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Rozet Cultural Center (Arnhem). UK: Steven Holl Architects, Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow). USA: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center (New York); Michael Maltzan Architecture, Star Apartments (Los Angeles); Thomas Phifer and Partners, Corning Museum of Glass Extension (Corning). The Plan is one of the most acclaimed architecture and design magazines on the market. Its wide readership includes architects, designers, and building and real estate professionals, as well as university lecturers and students.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2018


$99.00
Fashion Patternmaking Techniques (Vol 1)

ISBN: 9788415967095

Author: Antonio Donnanno    Publisher: Promo Press

This book faces the topic of patterns formally in an exhaustive presentation of all kinds of skirts and trousers. The book, divided in 8 clear chapters, starts ...


This book faces the topic of patterns formally in an exhaustive presentation of all kinds of skirts and trousers. The book, divided in 8 clear chapters, starts with an in-depth study on measuring and body-shaping and then on fabric technology and sartorial terminology. It describes a wide range of skirts and trousers, both for women and men, from basic to elaborated ones. This title is addressed to fashion students and professionals. Fashion Patternmaking Techniques is presented in a very clear thematic structure offering an extensive overview on the subject and it is a very good illustration guidance making it a handy tool. In comparison with other titles in the market this one covers patterns both for men and women.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Publication Date: 01-07-2016


$69.99
Fashion Patternmaking Techniques (Vol 2)

ISBN: 9788415967682

Author: Antonio Donnanno    Publisher: Promo Press

This second volume of Fashion Patternmaking Techniques examines the various procedures for transforming bodices, through dart manipulation as well as studying t...


This second volume of Fashion Patternmaking Techniques examines the various procedures for transforming bodices, through dart manipulation as well as studying techniques for creating volumes, draping, and fitted patterns. The book includes techniques for creating patterns for knit fabrics; basic dress blocks and how to adapt these to different fabric patterns and types of garment (for example, maternity dresses); sleeves; basic blocks for men’s vests and jackets; size grading for tops and dresses and the fundamentals of pattern layout. This manual prepares the reader to apply these concepts—along with their own intuition and creativity—to constructing patterns. Antonio Donnanno began his career in his family’s tailoring shop. After majoring in history and philosophy, he focused on teaching costume history and patternmaking techniques. In 1982, he founded the prestigious Euromode School Italia in Bergamo, which soon expanded abroad. He has written dozens of books on fashion and has his own consulting firm, which focuses on patternmaking and business.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Publication Date: 01-03-2015


$75.00
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