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Book of Skulls


The skull is one of the most recognizable symbols of todays contemporary visual culture. Since its 1970s renaissance in the iconic album designs of bands such as the Grateful Dead, the skull has found its way into the visual vocabulary of urban life, adorning T-Shirts, badges and rock memorabilia as the ultimate symbol of anarchy and rebellion. Repurposed and recast by artists, illustrators and designers, it has become one of the most iconic cultural symbols of our time. In response to this cult ural phenomenon, The Book of Skulls presents a cool visual guide to the skull, charting its rebirth through music and street fashion to become todays ultimate anti-establishment icon. From Black Sabbath to Cypress Hill, skater punk graffiti to Gothic tattoos, from high-couture to Hello Kitty and Dali to Damien Hirst, this book is the ultimate collection of cool and iconic skull motifs. Drawing together artwork from music, fashion, street art and graphic design The Book of Skulls is a celebration of one of todays most iconic cultural symbols.
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12,34 € 12,99 €

Microworlds


This book reveals how all kinds of visual artists (contemporary artists, street artists, photographers and even product designers) are using miniatures and miniaturized worlds in order to create startling situations and memorable images. Miniatures a nd miniaturized settings induce a disquieting experience of distance, and artists use it to explore very contemporary feelings of alienation, displacement and estrangement. But if seeing things from a great distance can make you feel cut off from the m, and make you feel lonely and insignificant, it can also encourage awe and contemplation. The miniaturized strategy plays many tricks with the viewer. It generates distance not just in terms of space, but also in terms of time. Miniatures make us r elive the world (and the viewpoint, the perspective) of our childhood, a time when the world was filled with toys and figurines. 'Miniaturized' does not necessarily mean 'idealized'. Shrinking a particular scene only seems to increase its pathos, int roducing a haunting atmosphere of theatrical drama. Miniaturized worlds seethe with narrative potential, intricate story lines, suspense: car crashes, hunting accidents, walks in the woods, a mugging in the snow, a father and a son mowing the lawn, n ativity scenes. The small people and small worlds depicted in this book give us a new sense of perspective, transporting us to a new dimension, an enchanted new city where people can take lifts on the back of a slug at rush hour, put up wall-sized po laroid posters, or shoot down bumblebees at the weekend.
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18,04 € 18,99 €

Cult Street Wear


From its origins in American workwear, via west coast subcultures, extreme sports and subsequent commercialism, streetwear has become to fashion as hip-hop has to music: a global phenomenon. Incorporating cultural codes of dress, the best in graphic design, as well as exemplary brand-building - the products not of corporate giants but cottage/tenement industries - the leading streetwear brands have become influential beyond the sphere of fashion alone. Streetwear may form a fundamental look for out-of-office-hours dress for teenagers and middle youth alike, but its leading lights have connections with the worlds of art, advertising, music and interiors that make them as potent as 'designer' brands many times their size. Showcasing over 30 o f the most exciting and - importantly - pioneering of streetwear brands, this book focuses not on the endless me-too labels, but those that have shaped the market since the late 1980s. Cult Streetwear tells the stories of the people behind the brands - from entrepreneurs to graffiti writers, DJs to surf dudes to sneaker nuts, from LA to NYC, London to Berlin and Tokyo. It explores each brand's cultural resonance, and explains why so many have gained a cult following while continuing to break new ground in a market with unlimited scope for innovation.
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12,34 € 12,99 €

Cut & Paste


In the digital age, the original meaning of cut and paste has been replaced with a few clicks of a mouse, This has led to a lot of derivative and unimaginative computer produced work. In response to this, artists have returned to using more tradition al methods of making images. There has been a resurgence of drawing and illustration and collage has recently been rediscovered. Collage is the natural progression of illustration, as it combines drawing with the other mediums. It is the fusing of me thods that makes for a new language. Increasingly, collage is being used in ads, magazine editorials, fashion spreads, street art, album covers, animation and websites: from the Prada Menswear Spring Summer 09 invitation (Milan) to the editorial of B utt Magazine, from Brahma beer poster campaigns featuring the work of Brazilian artists such as Speto and Giga to posters for the Tate Gallery. The surreal juxtaposition of images provokes thought, humour and understanding, two-dimensional images bec ome three.
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23,74 € 24,99 €

Detail in Contemporary Glass Architecture


Following the success of the earlier titles in this series, Detail in Contemporary Glass Architecture provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern glass architecture. Featuring the work of renowned archite cts from around the world, this book presents 50 of the most recently completed and influential glass designs for residential, public and commercial architecture. Each project is presented with colour photographs, site plans and sections and elevatio ns, as well as numerous construction details. There is also a descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project, including the location, client, architectural project team, main consultants and contractors. The projects ar e presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All of the drawings are styled in the same consistent way and presented at standard architectural scales to allow for easy comparison. There is also a CD-ROM which contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats. In addition, the book features an index of architects that includes the name, address and all contact details for each architect included. Detail in Contemporary Glass Architecture is a n excellent reference work for practising architects as well as architecture and design students.
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42,74 € 44,99 €

My Even More Wonderful World of Fashion


A new interactive colouring book for fashionistas of all ages, My Even More Wonderful World of Fashion is packed with more beautiful and sophisticated illustrations specially created by illustrator Nina Chakrabarti. The book encourages creativity, wi th illustrations to colour in and designs to finish off, as well as simple ideas for making and doing (how to make a sari, turn a napkin into a headscarf or dye a T-shirt). Covering clothing, shoes, bags, jewelery and other accessories, the illustrat ions span both vintage fashions drawing on beautiful and interesting objects through the ages and contemporary invented designs from the illustrator's own imagination. 'Did you know...?' features, giving brief historical notes, encourage children to be inspired by history and by the fashions of other cultures. A wonderful celebration of fashion, the book will appeal to fashion addicts from 8 years upwards.
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16,14 € 16,99 €

Reading Architecture - Visual Lexicon


This innovative and unique book is a visual guide to the buildings that surround us, naming all the visible architectural features so that, unlike other architectural dictionaries, the reader doesn't have to know the name before looking it up. Clear line drawings and extensive colour photographs illustrate each of the main building types, from forts to churches, stately homes to skyscrapers. The individual structural elements and materials common to all buildings are then explained, whether in Classical, Gothic or Modernist style, before delving into the inner architectural details such as doors and windows, roofs and staircases. A comprehensive glossary completes the book. An original and accessible take on the architectural dictionary, this book takes you on a visual tour of the buildings around us, and will be useful not only to students but to anyone with a general interest in architecture.
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25,64 € 26,99 €

How 30 Great Ads were Made


This book takes readers behind the scenes in the world of advertising, showcasing 30 phenomenally successful campaigns from the last decade. It is fascinating not only for industry professionals but for anyone with an interest in how ads are made. Technical information on how the ads were developed is accompanied by anecdotes from the creatives, directors and clients, with accounts of how the ads were made and the problems encountered along the way. Each campaign is illustrated with imagery showing the stages it went through in development including sketches and early ideas that may have been abandoned, storyboards, animatics and photos from shoots, as well as shots of the final ads. In addition to offering an insight into the working practices within advertising, the book also demonstrates how the industry is currently experiencing a period of rapid change, and shows the different skills that are now required to work in advertising.
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31,34 € 32,99 €

Colour Forecasting for fashion


Colour is a powerful selling tool. It is the first thing to catch the consumer's eye in the shop window. Get the colour choice wrong and an entire range can stay on the racks. So, how do colours arrive on the catwalk or the sales floor and why do different companies choose similar colours each season? In this book, Kate Scully and Debra Johnston Cobb look at how the industry has developed and how it works. They look at the skills a colour forecaster employs to draw a colour palette together, as well as colour theory and other factors. With informative timelines and illustrated examples, this book breaks down the forecasting process and explains the combination of research and intuitive skills that a successful designer or forecaster needs.
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28,49 € 29,99 €

Footwear design


Footwear design has become the new dream career, and this book is the first guide to show the key skills and tips behind the trade, for both budding designers and anyone interested in shoes. Since Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik became household names, footwear design is now one of the most lucrative strands of any fashion brand. Aki Choklat explores the footwear design process, explaining the differences between the anatomy of the foot and the anatomy of a shoe, showing how one constrains the other, before moving onto the research and design development processes and the art of creating a complete collection. The all-important presentation is then discussed, including illustrative techniques, before the book ends with advice for those wishing to pursue a career in footwear design. Illustrated throughout with inspirational sketchbooks detailing the design process and specially commissioned images of cutting-edge shoe design, the book also contains case studies featuring an array of international shoe designers.
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31,34 € 32,99 €

Children's Picturebooks


Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter, and they form an important, constantly evolving and dynamic sector of the publishing industry. But what does it take to create a successful picture book for children? In seven chapters, this book covers the key stages of conceiving a narrative, creating a visual language and developing storyboards and design of a picturebook. There are interviews with leading children's picturebook illustrators, as well as case studies of their work. The picturebooks and artists featured hail from Australia, Belgium, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the UK and the USA. In this publication, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce us to the world of children's picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry before going on to explore the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of picturebooks.
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28,49 € 29,99 €

Skateboard Stickers


This is the first book to celebrate the use of stickers in skateboarding. Showing the full spectrum of skate sticker art, it brings together over 350 of the most memorable stickers ever produced. Stickers became extremely important in the late 1980s and early 90s when many smaller, skater-owned companies emerged they are an easy way to get brands noticed and virtually every board graphic is also available in sticker form. Nearly every skater has a sticker collection of some sort, either on a bedroom door, on the fridge or in a shoe box. From Wes Humpston and Dogtowns stickers in the 1970s to Birdo at Consolidateds Dont Do It campaign, "Skateboard Stickers" features the very best designs, selected by pro skateboarders past and present. It includes sticker-related stories and articles, such as the story of Death skateboards or Jim Phillips legendary Screaming Hand sticker logo for Speed Wheels Santa Cruz, and features quotes from skateboarders describing what stickers mean to them.
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13,29 € 13,99 €

Art&Sole


In recent years the sneaker scene has exploded with artist and designer collaborations. These specialist shoes are produced as short runs, using innovative or luxury materials, and often have bespoke packaging. Some even push the design of the shoes themselves, creating hybrids or new incarnations of classic designs. Focusing exclusively on contemporary, cutting-edge sneaker design, "Art & Sole" sets out to explore and to celebrate the creative side of sneaker culture showing the best and most original rarities and collaborations. These are not shoes that can be found in your average sports store. This book is a must for any enthusiast of sneaker design or collector of the shoes themselves.
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13,29 € 13,99 €

Graphic Design History


Now in its second edition, this wide-ranging, seminal text offers an accessible account of the history of graphic design from the nineteenth century to the present day. Organized chronologically, the book makes an important critical contribution to the subject by presenting graphic design and typography as deeply embedded in the fabric of society in every era. This distinctive approach enables Stephen Eskilson to discuss the evolution of graphic design in light of prevailing political, social, military and economic conditions, as well as nationalism and gender. After surveying typography from Gutenburg to Bodoni, he traces the impact of the Industrial Revolution and the influence of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Craft movements on the graphic arts. In the richly contextualised chapters that follow, he chronicles the history of the early twentieth-century modernist design styles, the wartime politicization of American and Soviet regional styles, the Bauhaus, the rise of the International Style in the 1950s1960s, and the post-modern movement of the 1970s1980s right through to the challenges facing the worlds designers today. This second edition has been carefully reviewed and updated to best reflect contemporary scholarship. In addition to 75 new colour images, there is a revised final chapter that includes an up-to-date survey of the wealth of aesthetic, conceptual and technical developments in graphic design over the last few years.
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37,99 € 39,99 €

Detail in Contemporary Retail design


Good retail design must attract and keep customers, support a brand or stores image, showcase the product, and work as a functional shopping environment. This book features 44 of the best recent examples of retail design from around the world, and examines the details within the larger decorative schemes. Most retail interiors have a comparatively short life, and economic realities influence choice of materials and methods of construction; while these will mainly be necessarily modest, style or a sense of luxury are effectively achieved by the creative consideration of detail. Projects range from specialist boutiques to branded high street chain stores, from fashion retailers to eateries, and include descriptive text, colour photographs, floor plans, sections and construction and decorative details.
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43,69 € 45,99 €

This means this means that


Semiotics is the theory of signs, and reading signs is a part of everyday life: from road signs that point to a destination, to smoke that warns of fire, to the symbols buried within art and literature. Semiotic theory can, however, appear mysterious and impenetrable. This introductory book decodes that mystery using visual examples instead of abstract theory. This new edition features an expanded introduction that carefully and clearly presents the world of semiotics, before leading into the book's 76 sections of key semiotic concepts. Each short section begins with a single image or sign, accompanied by a question inviting us to interpret what we are seeing. Turning the page, we can compare our response with the theory behind the sign, and in this way, actively engage in creative thinking. A fascinating read, this book provides practical examples of how meaning is made in contemporary culture.
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25,64 € 26,99 €