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25 November 2017
Experimental Jetset - Statement And Counter-statement

Isbn 9789491843402
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 15498
€ 25.00

The first publication on the work of Dutch power trio Experimental Jetset features almost two decades of graphic design praxis. Rather than a monolithic monograph, it is a very loose, personal archive, with essays by Linda van Deursen, Mark Owens, and Ian Svenonius, plus two photographic chapters with a selection of work by the studio, covering both printed matter and the documentation of site-specific pieces and installations. To conclude is a glossary-like anthology of texts (fragments of interviews, lectures, correspondence, etc.) previously written by Experimental Jetset, selected, edited, and structured by Jon Sueda.

576 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Irma Boom - Ibo

Isbn 9789490913588
Publisher De Buitenkant
Idea code 15499
€ 40.00

Since 1991, Irma Boom always had one or two assistants working at IBO (Irma Boom Office): young, budding designers of different nationalities. This publication was initiated by Akiko Wakabayashi, at IBO since 2013, on the occasion of exhibitions in Japan. Ten former and current co-workers were asked to put their personal views on the IBO design practice to paper – in their own words, design, and imagery. Together they present a remarkably intimate portrait of Irma Boom and her philosophy on work and design.

360 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Purple Fashion 24 (incl Book Jeanette Hayes)

Isbn
Publisher Purple Institute
Idea code 15479
€ 25.00

Purple Fashion is the avant-garde reference for fashion and style on the biannual fashion magazine market, with the usual big names. Featuring interviews with Catherine Deneuve, Raymond Pettibon, Douglas Gordon, a visit to the studio of Miquel Barceló, and articles about Wayne McGregor, Motoyuki Daifu, and many more. Booklet by painter and multi-media artist Jeanette Hayes.

512 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 32 cm, pb, English

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Manon Van Kouswijk - Findings

Isbn 9780646944722
Publisher Manon Van Kouswijk
Idea code 15469
€ 47.90

Trained as a goldsmith, Manon van Kouswijk studied jewellery in art school. Her work shows an interest in the universal qualities of jewellery and personal objects, the value, associations, and meanings they represent, and the different roles they play, whether as gifts, souvenirs, or heirlooms. Utilising a diverse range of materials such as paper, porcelain, and wood, she makes aspects of the way we use and handle things visible in the objects themselves. Through found photos from popular culture and showing her collections, the book delves into Van Kouswijk’s world of imagined talismans, ornamental residues, and bead heritage. With texts by Benjamin Lignel.

88 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Composite Journal 2l Ffixxed

Isbn
Publisher Perimeter Editions
Idea code 15326
€ 15.70

Issue 2 of 'Composite Journal' explores the output, history and creative philosophy of collaborative fashion label and art project ffiXXed. Based at the foot of Wutong Mountain, outside of Shenzhen, China, the label is the product of a relationship that is at once personal, creative and propositional. ffiXXed's Australian-raised design duo Fiona Lau and Kain Picken frame their unisex ready-to-wear collections as a context for various investigations into concerns surrounding lifestyle, modes of production, consumption, and the limits of the garment as functional object.

64 p, ills colour, 20 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Crochet Coral Reef

Isbn 9780977962235
Publisher Institute For Figuring
Idea code 15379
€ 46.80

Now perhaps the world's largest participatory art and science project, the 'Crochet Coral Reef' combines mathematics, marine biology, environmental consciousness-raising and community art practice. Almost 8,000 people around the world have contributed to making an ever-evolving archipelago of giant woolen seascapes, which have been exhibited at the Hayward Gallery, the Smithsonian and many other venues. This book brings together the scientific and mathematical content behind the project, along with essays about the artistic and cultural resonances of this unique experiment in radical craft practice.

208 p, ills colour, 22 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Jurgen Lehl: On The Beach 1

Isbn 9784908062100
Publisher He He
Idea code 15420
€ 25.10

Jurgen Lehl established his fashion textiles company in Japan in 1972, and in 2006 he began to design ecologically responsible, hand-made products for Babaghuri. In recent years, while staying at his house on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture, he was struck by the increasing amount of waste washing up on the beaches. Some of the trash is Japanese, and some has drifted ashore from other Asian countries. To attract attention to this serious epidemic of ugly debris, he began collecting plastic garbage to create colourful and surprising lamps. Filled with numerous images of these objects, this first volume also includes photos of the collecting and creative process.

180 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Jurgen Lehl: On The Beach 2

Isbn 9784908062117
Publisher He He
Idea code 15421
€ 22.55

Jurgen Lehl established his fashion textiles company in Japan in 1972, and in 2006 he began to design ecologically responsible, hand-made products for Babaghuri. In recent years, while staying at his house on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture, he was struck by the increasing amount of waste washing up on the beaches. Some of the trash is Japanese, and some has drifted ashore from other Asian countries. This second of two volumes comprises his in situ photographs of the myriad flip-flops that also end up scattered over the beaches. Lost to the ocean for an indeterminate time, they reappear as decayed and disintegrated, colourful yet poisonous objects.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Fashionary X Henrik Vibskov Fung Print (limited Ed A6 Planner)

Isbn 2867254099024
Publisher Fashionary
Idea code 15440
€ 22.00

Fashionary teamed up with idiosyncratic Danish artist & designer Henrik Vibskov to create a new pocket planner of the Fashionary series with his signature print. This is a 16-month weekly planner with extensive fashion information in front. The planner has no fixed day for more flexible usage. The mini fashion dictionary carries extensive fashion information for professional referencing.

164 p, ills colour, 10 x 16 cm, hb, English


Fashionary X Henrik Vibskov Harmonizer (limited Ed A6 Planner)

Isbn 2867254098348
Publisher Fashionary
Idea code 15439
€ 22.00

Fashionary teamed up with idiosyncratic Danish artist & designer Henrik Vibskov to create a new pocket planner of the Fashionary series with his signature print. This is a 16-month weekly planner with extensive fashion information in front. The planner has no fixed day for more flexible usage. The mini fashion dictionary carries extensive fashion information for professional referencing.

164 p, ills colour, 9 x 16 cm, hb, English


Fashionary X Yazbukey A5 Weekly Planner (limited Ed)

Isbn 9789881354703
Publisher Fashionary
Idea code 15441
€ 25.00

Fashionary teamed up with Yazbukey to create a new pocket planner of the Fashionary series. This is a 16-month weekly planner with extensive fashion information in front. The planner has no fixed day for more flexible usage. The mini fashion dictionary carries extensive fashion information for professional referencing.

164 p, ills colour, 14 x 21 cm, hb, English


Fashionary A6 Weekly Planner

Isbn 9789881354747
Publisher Fashionary
Idea code 15438
€ 18.00

Part of the ongoing Fashionary project, the ‘planner edition’ combines the Fashionary sketchbook concept with an informative agenda, becoming part dictionary, part encyclopaedia, part user manual. Filled with handy information and quick reference guides – a list of brands, body measurement tables, glossary of fabrics, figure templates, care labelling symbols, and clothing diagrams, plus schedules for catwalks and trade fairs through the year and much more – this extensive and unique planner could easily become an essential tool for many.

164 p, ills colour, 12 x 17 cm, hb, English


Ted Noten - Ubiquist

Isbn 9789462082328
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15391
€ 34.50

Ted Noten is one of today’s most original, radical designers. His transparent acrylic bags – containing objects ranging from animals, jewels and cocaine to pistols – have seduced collectors, confused the establishment, inspired fellow artists and challenged students all over the world. Beauty and violence, perfection and decay: these are themes that have never been absent from his oeuvre since he made his famous pendant featuring a mouse wearing a pearl necklace. This book illustrates the pitiless precision of each separate design. At the same time it documents the immense playing field in which Noten operates.

232 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Maarten Van Severen

Isbn 9789055442805
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 15502
€ 33.00

Originally published in 2000, this book is considered an intrinsic part of the Belgian furniture designer’s oeuvre. This new edition, published on the tenth anniversary of Van Severen’s death in 2005, offers a comprehensive overview of his many creations and inspirations through photomontage, slideshows of images, and an essay by Geert Bekaert. It shows how his ascetic tables, chairs, lamps, wardrobes, and more – designed for great simplicity and with modern materials – are synonymous with the feeling of a contemporary life.

258 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, Dutch/French/English

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Dutch Lettering

Isbn 9789490913571
Publisher De Buitenkant
Idea code 15468
€ 9.50

A flood of primarily lithographic lettering artists' model books came on the market beginning in the 1830s. The present booklet gives the first overview of what appeared in the Netherlands in this genre. It emphasizes model books for drawns lettering rather than writing. Publications of this sort were important not only for the lithographers, but also for sign painters, letter cutters and others who were active professionally with lettering.

56 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 18 cm, pb, Dutch/English summary

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Extra Extra 5 (nouveau Magazine Erotique)

Isbn 22140581
Publisher Extra Extra
Idea code 15478
€ 15.00

This issue offers sweltering stories and images from around the world, with the segment ‘Extra Extra Musings’ on odour and even more interviews and images than before. The contributors scour the streets of Budapest, Beijing, Berlin, Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, Glasgow and Buenos Aires looking to reveal their secrets of erotic mystery. With contributions by Lisandro Alonso, Tianzhuo Chen, Douglas Coupland, Sakiko Nomura, Nikita Shokov, Jansson Stegner, Andi Gáldi Vinkó, Alejandro Zambra, among others.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Useful Photography #13: Enjoy A Day In The Life Of Dick

Isbn 9789070478438
Publisher Kesselskramer
Idea code 15505
€ 25.00

Contrary to popular propaganda, size does matter. To our delight this obsessive and primal preoccupation with the stature of ones manhood compelled men from all over the globe to photograph their trouser snakes in the most inventive ways and slingshot these intimate portraits into the public cyberspace for us to enjoy. Men ‘exhibiting’ their Johnsons is nothing new, Da Vinci probably painted a few dick pics of his own in his time. But it’s the first time these practical portraits have been bundled in a book. 'Useful Photography #13' takes you on a wild ride through the magical world of flesh photography that is both humorous and at times, unexpectedly educational.

240 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Roberta Bayley - I Survived First American Tour 1978

Isbn 2867254100386
Publisher Peel & Lift
Idea code 15376
€ 18.80

During a career that spanned the 1970s to 1990s, photographer Roberta Bayley was a central figure in documenting the punk rock movement. Working at the legendary live venue CBGB in New York City, she encountered many musicians and artists like the Ramones, Blondie, New York Dolls, Patti Smith, and the Sex Pistols. In 1978, she toured with the Sex Pistols and captured band members (Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Paul Cook) on and off the stage. The images place us in the midst of the chaotic ascendency of this infamous punk outfit, unpredictable its unrestrained energy and self-destructive bent. The Sex Pistols’ first American tour would also be their last.

48 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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