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New Titles in Design 1 April 2015
Karel Martens - Reprint Karel Martens

Isbn 9789491843310
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 15177
€ 25.00

This book is published on the occasion of an exhibition of work by Dutch designer Karel Martens at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Besides offering a closer look at his free work, it also covers his approach to the teaching of graphic design. Comprising a selection of both past work and more recent applied work, it also includes new essays by David Bennewith, who examines Martens' approach to teaching through its history and accounts from students, and Robin Kinross, who offers a meditation on the artist’s free work, which demonstrates a consistent line of inquiry through his 54 years in graphic design. Martens was the recipient of the Gerrit Noordzij Prize in 2012.

84 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Dutch Design Talents 14

Publisher Fontanel
Idea code 15169
€ 30.00

The annual review showcases the best graduating graphic designers, digital creative, fashion designers, illustrators, product designers, and artists from the leading Dutch art academies, this year upgraded to a printed publication. The chosen theme for the book refers to the gap between education and work, and its contents balance a diverse range of graduates from different academies, cities, ages, areas of expertise, and aesthetics. Each is distinct, yet they all share the power to inspire and redefine. Also included, a dialogue between Liza Enebeis, Marcel Kampman, Nalden, Pauline van Dongen, and Willem van Roosmalen on the dynamic between design education and work.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Dirty Furniture 1/6: Couch

Isbn 2867254093848
Publisher Dirty Furniture
Idea code 15172
€ 13.75

'Dirty Furniture' is a new independent biannual design magazine that uncovers the relationship between people and the things they live with. Conceived as a finite printed series of six and showcasing design’s best writers and emerging talents, each issue takes a piece of furniture as its theme and uses it as a springboard to explore topics spanning politics, design, history, technology, psychology, manufacturing, art – and the plain weird. With Sam Jacobs on sitcoms, Joanne MsNeil on foam, Jeremy Millar on Freud, and much more.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Brian Roettinger: Reproductions The Thing Quarterly

Isbn 9780984915057
Publisher The Thing Quarterly
Idea code 15133
€ 59.60

Los Angeles–based artist and two-time Grammy-nominated graphic designer Brian Roettinger is celebrated for the graphic design and art direction he has created for artists, architects and musicians such as No Age, Liars, Beach House and Jay-Z. Roettinger's issue for 'The Thing Quarterly' is a massive catalogue raisonné that collects, documents and indexes the majority of his design work produced to date. The works, which are reproduced in black and white from photocopies, are not presented chronologically, nor is it clear, upon first inspection, which project is which: an early version is shown, sometimes just a sketch, and in some cases, the final printer proofs.

412 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Typoform Zoo

Isbn 9789866204883
Publisher Garden City
Idea code 15143
€ 25.65

Cindy Wang uses expressive typography and playful imagination to offer a new take on graphic design in this alphabetic collection of animals given form through letters. Using the abstract characters of type as an image, she constructs the recognisable shapes of this bookish menagerie, from alligator and bear through to yak and zebra. Each is accompanied by a brief poem which helps to convey a specific message, evoking connotative images and thereby encouraging the viewer to engage with personal creative processes. For Wang, type becomes a magical tool capable of expressing any subject through emotions and expressions – with unlimited possibilities.

110 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x23 cm, hb, Chinese/English

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Bruno Munari: The Circle

Isbn 9788875700409
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 15087
€ 13.45

“God is a circle whose centre is everywhere but whose circumference is nowhere”. Circle means perfection, cyclicity, superiority of the divinity, but also instability and movement. In nature soap bubbles are spherical and internal trees’ rings are circular; the legend tells that Giotto drew a perfect O, while perfection is tangible on Michelangelo’s 'Tondo Doni' and Botticelli’s 'Vergine col Bambino'. King Arthur’s knights were pairs around a round table, and nowadays people sit in circle to make a decision or watch a show. Bruno Munari selects and describes in this little, extraordinary encyclopedia, several uses of this fascinating and mysterious form, instable and hieratic at the same time.

108 p, ills bw, 16 x 16 cm, pb, English

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Bruno Munari: The Square

Isbn 9788875700645
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 15086
€ 13.45

Square has much importance in man's life: a lot of churches, monuments, games (like chess), fonts is square-based. But man seems not to realize it... one more time Bruno Munari amazes us with an historical, anthropological, scientific square book.

88 p, ills bw, 16 x 16 cm, pb, English

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Bruno Munari: The Triangle

Isbn 9788875701291
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 15085
€ 13.45

From the vegetable structure of the coconut to the diagram of human settlements by Le Corbusier, one can frequently find the shape of the equilateral triangle in many different occurences, both in a natural environment and in artificial works. A book by Bruno Munari about the many uses of this evocative shape throughout the centuries.

108 p, ills bw, 16 x 16 cm, pb, English

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Stressed Out (strategic Creativity Series)

Isbn 9789491400186
Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 15128
€ 10.00

Stress at work may be unhealthy but is also necessary, at some level, in order to be alert when required – how to find the right balance can differ according to the context and situation. This makes stress a typical topic for Product Service System design – where designers look for a balance between control over the outcome of their work, and flexibility in accommodating a multitude of changing circumstances and contexts. Such designs follow certain principles and are based on models, but have many different (and sometimes unforeseen) outcomes and results. The service model presented in this book is a prime example.

72 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Value Pursuit (strategic Creativity Series)

Isbn 9789491400193
Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 15130
€ 10.00

Designers are usually trained to follow briefs and solve problems, but what happens when the contexts they work in become so complex that there is no clear problem to be solved yet it's obvious that some kind of change is needed? These so-called "wicked" problems need to be tackled at both an organisational and a network level in order for designers to become the instigators of the change that is required. This publication aims to shed some light on what kind of support, approaches and mindset designers require in order to do so.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Moving Stories (strategic Creativity Series)

Isbn 9789491400179
Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 15129
€ 10.00

Empathy is a key constituent in the way designers approach innovation. As is shown in this book, empathy enables designers to explore and question older people's mobility issues rather than just sympathise with their situation. Such in depth understanding is needed as a stepping stone toward good ideas – for developing mobility services for older people for instance. How can designers deploy their empathic skills to support innovators at care organisations towards developing new services?

80 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Colorscape De France

Isbn 9784861524738
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 15144
€ 33.45

Colour is involved in all aspects of our lives, and exerts power not just on our physical world but also on our dreams and unconsciousness. Frequently used colours are given a name, while others are left unnamed. This book explores the rich realm of colour in France through photographic and digital means. New models for analysing colour names and schemes are presented, with data extraction and distribution forming three-dimensional relationships. By comparing colour names in French and Japanese, information about how they are selected and used also emerges in a complex anthropological interaction through the experience of colour and the action of taking a photograph.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese

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I Swear I Use No Art At All. Second Revised Edition Design By Joost Grootens

Isbn 9789064507199
Publisher 010
Idea code 11037
€ 24.50

This book displays and dissects the career and design motives of graphic designer Joost Grootens. A monograph that works like an atlas, it charts in a systematic and neutral fashion the first 100 books designed by Grootens in the past 10 years. In three different chapters Grootens traces the course of his career, dissects his own book designs and shows at actual size a number of spreads of books he designed.

104 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 27 cm, pb, English

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