Describing himself as a "visual jackdaw", master designer Alan Fletcher has spent a lifetime collecting images, useless information, quotations and scraps that take his fancy. This work distils this collection into a quirky and entertaining feast for the eyes and the mind. Loosely arranged in 72 "chapters", the book explores ... read more
Now published in paperback, Sketchbooks provides a revealing glimpse into the inner workings and private inspiration of creatives from the worlds of advertising, design, graphic design, fashion design, art, street art and illustration. Intimate and often unseen, artists' own notebooks document sources of inspiration as well a... read more
This bumper edition of Aidan Meehan's practical guides to the art and design of the Celts brings together three of his bestselling titles, "A Beginner's Manual", "Knotwork" and "Illuminated Letters". This practical, step-by-step manual provides an invaluable, comprehensive source of instruction and inspiration for artists, de... read more
A sumptuous illustrated journey through Terry Pratchett's Discworld, a companion volume to The Last Hero. Paul Kidby is Terry Pratchett's artist of choice when it comes to the Discworld, and so who better to take you on a guided tour of the characters that people Pratchett's phenomenally successful world? The City Watch, ... read more
A 'design classic' is an industrially manufactured object with timeless aesthetic value. It serves as a standard of its kind and, despite the year in which it was designed, is still up to date. The collection presented in these three volumes has been put together by a group of experts following the above criteria. The objects... read more
For 50 years, Playboy magazine has showcased the world's best and brightest cartoonists. Their spectacular stable of artists includes luminaries such as Buck Brown, Jack Cole, Eldon Dedini, Jules Feiffer, Shel Silverstein, Doug Sneyd, Gahan Wilson, and hundreds of others. Hip subversives and sly revolutionaries all, Playboy's... read more
Presents a worldwide overview of the most creative artists painting in the streets. Hundreds of full bleed photographs of Graffiti in situ from Nepal to New York.
Graphic design using limited or single colours not only offers a less expensive alternative to costly four and five colour printing, but also offers a range of effects from sombre and elegant to edgy and bold. One-colour and two-colour printing, although more common than four-colour printing, often carries with it a stigma of... read more
No other item of furniture has been invested with more ingenuity of design, craftsmanship and sheer wow factor than the chair. This title scrutinises more than 100 of the author's favourite chairs reflecting on their iconic status, designers, historical facts, overall style, design details and ergonomic properties.
Sketchbooks provides a revealing glimpse into the inner workings and private inspiration of creatives from the world of advertising, design, graphic design, fashion design, art, street art, and illustration. Intimate and often unseen, sketchbooks document the sources of inspiration as well as the journey to final execution. T... read more
In a homogenized world dominated by electronic and computerized type forms, author Simon Jennings takes a unique look at the real world, and presents over five hundred found letter forms through thoughtful photographs of everyday examples of our alphabet. Jennings has been recording letter forms for over forty years, and this... read more
Modern Furniture presents an overview of the most important developments and highlights in furniture design, showcasing unusual, well-known, mass produced and avant-garde objects. Beginning with the latest trends, the book then offers a retrospect in reverse chronological order of the past 150 years. The spotlight focuses on ... read more
"Modern Furniture Classics" is an authoritative, passionate and beautifully illustrated guide to the multifarious talents of international furniture designers and manufacturers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and revels in the intrinsic beauty of skilfully crafted pieces. The explosion in styles, initiated by tec... read more
Art meets design. He has designed chairs, restaurants, boutiques, cars, planes, and even a space ship. For Australian industrial designer Marc Newson, the sky is no limit. From mass-produced products to designer furniture to fashion, Newson has blurred boundaries, mapped new territories, and made himself an international supe... read more
For anyone who cares about good design on a daily basis, this book is a bible. Essential Products for the Kitchen is a book about "ultimates" - the ultimate tools designed for the kitchen, from potato peelers to cheese graters - well-designed and beautiful objects that have superior performance and durability. For Charlotte a... read more
This book is dedicated to the Soviet Space Dogs, who played a crucial part in the Soviet Space programme. These homeless dogs, plucked from the streets of Moscow, were selected because they fitted the programmes criteria: weighing no more than 7kg, measuring no more than 35cm in length, robust, photogenic and with a calm temp... read more