In this interactive book Marion Deuchars takes the broad canvas of ART and fills it with drawings and activities that let you discover what art can be, how it can be made, what it can mean for you and what it has meant for people through the ages.
This book is packed with stimulating ideas to spark your creative imagination. You can complete the Mona Lisa’s smile, or design your own Jackson Pollock-inspired work with a marble, a tray, some paint and paper. There are step-by-step instructions for how to draw a bird and how to give it an expression, as well a foolproof method for drawing a bicycle.
41 Logos is the first book from Mash Creative founder Mark Bloom. Produced as a limited run, the book showcases 41 of his favourite logos designed during a 14 year career. Includes five golden rules of logo design and an insight into how he approaches an identity brief. 148mm x 210mm, 100 pages, P.U.R bound with white foil debossed logo to the cover, this beautiful soft back book has been printed with an enticing mix of GF Smith Colourplan and Olin rough papers.
Available to buy from : www.thisisourshop.com Also available to buy from Design Museum Shop, Magma books and Artword Books.
Studio Culture provides a unique glimpse into the inner workings of 28 leading graphic design studios. In a series of penetrating interviews, the mechanics of building and maintaining a vibrant studio culture are laid bare with disarming frankness.
Studio Culture is a book for both seasoned professionals who have been running studios for years, and for idealistic designers contemplating starting up. It is the complete guide to creating, maintaining and growing a studio culture.
165 x 230mm
Published October 2009
Editors Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy
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NB Studio’s Alan was asked by Design Week, ‘What’s your favourite book cover design?’ Alan mentions the Penguin Modern Stories collection (1969-1973) by David Pelham, I think my bookshelf needs some more classics, its time to start collecting.
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Looking forward to the launch of this, I have a few of the original boxes and diskettes somewhere.
Launched by Neville Brody and Jon Wozencroft in 1991, FUSE was the ground-breaking publication that took design and typography into radically new and unforeseen spaces. The major influence of its revolutionary and experimental approach to typographic language reverberates still, and today—twenty years after its launch—the explorations carried out by some of the most famous and influential names in the industry stand out as futuristic and ahead of their time.
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I can’t say I know this typographer, type designer, art director of the 1950′s and 1970′s I soon will, really nice mix of design work. Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Museum of Printing, Lyon, (Nov. 2011 – Feb. 2012), this book reveals more than 100 unpublished documents.
Texts of Alan Marshall (Director of the Printing Museum, Lyon), Tony Simoes Relvas (curator), Thierry Chancogne (teacher and theorist).
Format: 14 x 19.5 cm
Price: € 15
A must for any inspiring designers, if you havent got this book please get it
Karel Martens is a Dutch designer and teacher. After training at the school of art in Arnhem, he has worked as a freelance graphic designer, specialising in typography. Alongside this, he has always made free (non-commissioned) graphic and three-dimensional work. His design work ranges widely, from postage stamps, to books, to signs on buildings.
All this work is documented and celebrated in the books Karel Martens: drukwerk / printed matter and Karel Martens: counterprint. Martens has taught graphic design since 1977. His first appointment was at the school of art at Arnhem (until 1994). He was then attached to the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (1994–9). From 1997 he has been a visiting lecturer in the graphic design department at the School of Art, Yale University. In that year, together with Wigger Bierma, he started a pioneering school of postgraduate education within the ArtEZ, Arnhem – the Werkplaats Typografie – where he still teaches.
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I missed the Design Research Unit exhibition at the Cubitt Gallery last year, glad they have produced a book.
Founded in 1942, the Design Research Unit was the first consultancy in the country to bring together expertise in architecture, graphics and industrial design. It was a graphic designer’s dream to design this retrospective of their work to accompany the touring exhibition curated by Michelle Cotton. The page layouts hint at the ‘identification manuals’ that were created by DRU for companies like Watneys, and British Rail, and the book is set mostly in Monotype Grotesque, which was used in a lot of earlier studio work. The publication also records the exhibition’s various locations through a series of installation photographs.
Designed by APFEL – A Practice For Everyday Life,
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