Powershop 2 jeden z nejrozsáhlejších a nejprogresivnějších přehledů současného designu obchodů. Díky této skutečně globální bibli retailových řešení můžete nahlédnout do 200 atraktivních obchodů. Dva svazky v atraktivním obalu. Text v angličtině. View w
Bohatá sbírka nejaktuálnější venkovské, chatové a horské architektury a interiérů. Kniha vyzdvihuje jak tradiční tak i velmi progresivní přístupy. Ukazuje, jak je myšlenka života v souladu s přírodou reflektována v současném bydlení. Text v angličtině. A
Kolekce fenomenálních architektonických transformací, které přináší nový život a funkce stávajícím strukturám. Výjimečný soubor renovací od industriálních staveb, bunkrů, opuštěných kostelů či zemědělských usedlostí. Text v angličtině. Build-On is a colle
Kniha zkoumá a podrobně mapuje současný stav grafického designu, s důrazem na vizionáře oboru: od plakátů, knih a časopisů až po typografii. Představí novou generaci tvůrčí dokonalosti s nejrůznějšími přístupy. Text v angličtině. Graphic design as a form
Tres logos je moderní vizuální encyklopedie současné evoluce designu, zabývající se jeho posledním vývojem, jako je například vliv ilustrací a street artu. Uvedením více než 4400 příkladů ze všech koutů světa kniha odkrývá výjimečný vizuální jazyk log a s
Oliver Jeffers is a world famous illustrator and author of picture books for children. International bestsellers such as How to Catch a Star, Lost and Found, and The Incredible Book Eating Boy are not only beloved by children and parents alike, but are also highly acclaimed by critics and have won numerous respected awards. Oliver Jeffers's style of illustration uses mixed media and is recognized for its subtle narrative and use of space in composition. With his captivating images, which are sometimes accompanied by simple yet pithy texts, Jeffers tells deeply incisive stories. Neither Here Nor There presents the range of his creativity in illustration, painting, photography, and collage for the first time. Although some familiar motifs from his children's books do make appearances, this book consists primarily of work and sketches that have never before been seen by a broad audience--some of which feature a very adult form of humor. Oliver Jeffers was born in Australia in 1977, grew up in Northern Ireland, and currently lives in New York. His illustrations can be found regularly in publications such as the Guardian, Newsweek, the Irish Times, and Wired or in work for clients including Sony PSP, Starbucks, and United Airlines. From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, his work has been exhibited in New York, Dublin, London, Sydney, Washington, DC, and Belfast.
Istanbul bridges Europe and Asia. Based in that city, Autoban is one of the most soughtafter design studios in the world, whose work masterfully melds Western design traditions with Eastern elegance. Autoban is one of the most sought-after design studios
Sustainably built single-family homes don't have to be ugly. In this book, architects and homeowners share their perspectives on the interplay between ecology and contemporary architecture. For anyone who is in the process of building or renovating a home, sustainability is a critical issue --especially since energy is likely to remain costly for the foreseeable future. Choosing to use resources responsibly makes as much of a statement about a home as the selection of floor plans, building materials, or furniture Ideally, our homes should be sustainable and look good at the same time. Building Better showcases single-family homes from around the world whose architecture proves that sustainable and attractive are not contradictions. The book's selection of outstanding, top-quality work provides feasible examples for a new generation of homeowners with a discerning sense of style and environmental responsibility. The spectrum of featured projects ranges from energy efficient restoration and the construction of intelligent extensions to the planning and building of new low-energy or passive homes. The book introduces the latest building forms and materials as well as case studies examining the best division of space, architectural planning, and the use of innovative technologies to control and improve heating and air conditioning. Consequently, Building Better not only provides a striking overview of the topic of sustainable building, but also insightful information on details from technical data to blueprints In the book, both architects and homeowners have their say Families talk about their ideas, desires, motivations, and real experiences. Against this background, Building Better is both a practical and inspirational guide for anyone who sees sustainability not as limiting, but rather as a creative opportunity. As such, it is an essential reference for everyone who wants to build a better home.
Our longing for simplicity, clarity, and relaxation often leads us into nature. Hide and Seek showcases the most beautiful places for satisfying this longing. More and more people are yearning to live in harmony with nature. Yet they don't want to give up their homes in the city or make radical changes to their lives Instead, they are creating their very own retreats in nature. The furniture, decor, and feel of these highly individual structures offer their owners an exceptional, yet convenient way of escaping from their urban routines. The right concept is more important than a lot of space. The architecture and interior design are rustic, bucolic, and simple --dedicated to turning a small plot of land into a sanctuary for relaxation. Hide and Seek adds inspiring examples to the range of stunning getaways in nature presented in Rock the Shack, the bestselling predecessor to this book. Whether located in the forest, on the water, or in the mountains; whether light and minimalistic or dark and cozy, the featured retreats exemplify how to create locations that offer calm and balance in our hectic lives. The cabins, hideaways, and homes showcased here meld traditional architecture with modern living in fascinating and surprising ways. Although the individual solutions are very different from each other, all of them respect nature and focus on the essentials. Hide and Seek is a contemporary survey of contextual architecture and interior design that radiates inner strength It not only has the power to bring people in tune with their surroundings, but also with themselves."
The Monocle Guide to Good Business follows up on the success of The Monocle Guide to Better Living. The book offers multifaceted perspectives on the world of work today and in the future--from compelling business ideas to inspiring company cultures. Ever since the launch of Monocle in 2007 this highly successful global magazine and media brand has championed a clear and new take on the world of work It has encouraged its readers to start their own businesses, do the thing that makes them feel fulfilled (even if it means ditching a comfortable corporate salary), and find places to build their HQ that deliver a good quality of life too. The magazine's belief in making things (and making them well), using your hands, doing an apprenticeship, and keeping things small and tight has linked perfectly with a community of entrepreneurs who are determined to find their own way in the world --and know that this will allow them to run their lives in new and fresh ways. These developments are also expressed in the maker movement, new shared spaces, and unusual business schools. So it was a natural step for the magazine's team to create The Monocle Guide to Good Business. This guide is not your traditional business book, but it does give advice on how to go from clever fledgling idea to success story and introduces people with inspiring stories. The Monocle Guide to Good Business is also a picture-rich journey for anyone who runs a company, wants to run a company, or wishes their boss had some new ideas It will even tell you why you need an office dog. From the best business neighborhoods to the sturdiest desks, this book will have you planning a new career --or at least fixing your office. It's a book that should be thumbed and used. It's a manual and a manifesto, a guide and a good read.
Original and unconventional visual identities from the world of eating, drinking, and hospitality. The hot topics of eating and drinking are spawning a range of small, creative companies with innovative concepts. These enterprises are making their own mustards, distilling their own liquor, selling handmade marmalades, or serving grandma's cake recipes in new ways. Although based on very different ideas, the businesses are all defined by their originality and personal character, which are then reflected and communicated in eye-catching visual identities. These start with names, logos, fonts, and colors and culminate in product, packaging, and shop design. Knife and Fork is a showcase of these unconventional visual identities and design concepts. As the featured coffee roasters, fusion food bistros, or chocolate manufacturers prove, the effectiveness of an integrated visual identity for this type of venture is more dependent on creative implementation than a big budget. The book presents labels on jam jars that are inspired by shop furnishings and company stationery designed to match its owners' aprons. It includes menus that are written by hand on chalkboards and business cards in colors that are used to garnish the dishes served. All of the examples represent a new generation of entrepreneurs, who understand how to creatively visualize business ideas and communicate them successfully across all channels. Whether their looks are minimalistic, nostalgic, or playful, all of the designs are characterized by the individual approach and initiative behind the various business concepts. Knife and Fork expands on our Introducing series that explores how small enterprises can create big design concepts. This book is an inspiration for anyone thinking about founding their own company and giving it an unforgettable look.
Los Logos 7, the latest edition in our Los Logos series, showcases current developments in logo design. With Los Logos 7, Gestalten continues its bestselling series on contemporary logo design that began with the publication of Los Logos in 2002. Like its six predecessors, this latest edition is a comprehensive survey of the visual languages and styles used by cutting-edge logo designers from around the world. Printed in the familiar landscape format, this new compendium resets the standard for reference books on design. Whether primarily designed to identify, inform, or inspire, today's logos have to cover a lot of bases. Although they are often created for fast-paced digital platforms, they still need to provide companies and brands with an enduring visual. Los Logos 7 shows that less has become more. Due to the significant influence of interface design, current logos are evolving to focus on the essentials. Consequently, many contemporary designs forgo realistic images, playful forms, textures, or color gradients and instead return to classic geometric forms and clear colors. These new logos master the balancing act between respectful restraint and the deliberate shaping of an identity. Fully indexed and intuitively structured, Los Logos 7 draws connections between the applications and the fields for which the featured logos were intended. Presented on 400 pages, the work is bundled into the categories Corporate & Business, Culture, Design, Fashion, Motion/Media/Games, Music, Art, Politics, Sports, Health /Wellness, and Education & Sciences. This book not only celebrates the latest innovations in contemporary logo design, but is also a precursor to coming styles and trends Its practical examples inspire designers to create logos in line with the current zeitgeist and push their designs even further into the future.
Together, this book and included DVD are a digital toolbox for designing your own illustrative maps. Clients like to think that a map can be created quickly. Designers know, however, that the devil is in the details. To make a map, one not only needs to find the right graphic in the right size to use as a base, but also complementary lines, arrows, and icons. A small map can quickly become a herculean task The Map Design Toolbox helps make this process a lot less time-consuming. The Map Design Toolbox offers visual inspiration and all of the essential tools for getting high-quality results quickly that are right on target It compiles more than 200 maps, basic elements for creating maps and legends, and thematic sets of icons and other illustrative components. Everything that is shown in the print version is available on the included DVD as a vector file that can be digitally reworked as needed. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, from geographically-themed graphics to icons representing industry and trade, from atmospherically retro to painstakingly detailed, The Map Design Toolbox contains a full spectrum of helpful design tools for creating any and every type of map. As in his previous title The Logo Design Toolbox, Alexander Tibelius again provides designers with a clearly structured book that gives them practical tools for creating graphics both efficiently and successfully.
Whether traditional, Nordic, or futuristic, the kitchen is the new living room--a place to cook, eat, and celebrate. This book showcases the latest interiors and kitchen concepts. At home, the kitchen is where the best parties end, the wildest affair s begin, food trends are set, small culinary businesses are founded and the perfect strangers of a supper-club are catered to. Whether large or small, modern or rustic, the kitchen has become the center of all the action. What was once a pragmatically designed place for food preparation has now become a stage on which the act of cooking and eating is celebrated as a social event. At the same time, the kitchen is being opened up to become a living space and pivotal meeting point in the home. Kitchen Kulture is an insightful survey of new, established, and unconventional ideas in contemporary kitchen design. From small-scale multifunctional cupboard kitchens to expansive living and cooking environments, the book features kitchens that are as individual and charismatic as the personalities that use them. It includes high-tech innovations by well-known kitchen manufacturers and surprising kitchen concepts for everyday life, as well as improvised cooking sites for galleries or open-air events. Details are an essential part of today's culinary experience--not only when it comes to cooking but also when designing a kitchen interior. For this reason, the book presents a wide array of silverware, textiles, kitchen tools, and appliances tha t meld practicality with aesthetics alongside functional furnishings. The high-contrast specturm ranges from artistically embroidered potholders to classic coffee machines, from a simply constructed barbecue for outdoor fun to futuristic design concepts that let the kitchen dissolve entirely and become fully integrated into the living room. It is preceicely these rich details that make Kitchen Kulture such an inspiring reference for all of those facing the exciting yet challenging task of improv ing, extending, or rebuilding their kitchen. Or, of course, for those who would simply like to kick off their next dinner with friends by planning their dream kitchen!
Little brand, big effect: in the age of startups and a new generation of entrepreneurs, corporate design is being redefined through distinctive visual creativity. Never before has there been more enthusiasm surrounding entrepreneurship. Today, young entrepreneurs across the globe are relentlessly developing innovative products and services. Fresh businesses and social initiatives are appearing in industries ranging from fashion to farming, from high-tech to creative handcraft. These companies are run by passionate professionals who are well aware that following their vision is just as important as continuously communicating their vision's brand. Corporate branding works as an extension of a business by visually expressing its concept, so it is no surprise that new stories require a new visual language. Start Me Up! presents a wide range of original examples for inspiration. The designs created striking corporate identities through humorous business cards, quality stationary, graphic T-shirts, and on-point packaging. This work allows for the brands to distinguish themselves from the rest and attract their targed audience's attention. More than ever before, businesses are defining themselves through carefully coordinated communications. Start Me Up! is a comprehensive compendium of innovative corporate design for a new generation. The book follows up on Gestalten's widely successful Introducing: Visual Identities for Small Businesses and showcases projects from various industries with a focus on newly established ventures and niche business initiatives. It proves that success in business heavily depends on the company's ability to promote its individuality and creativity through its corporate image, and that the right set of communications can not only insprire the right investors but also attract the right public. Welcome to the golden age of young entrepreneurship.