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New Titles in Design, Fashion & Popular Culture 10 March 2016
Dick Bruna: Zwarte Beertjes

Isbn 4573245340010
Publisher Free Ride
Idea code 03627
€ 93.50

Dutch illustrator and graphic designer Dick Bruna is famed for his character Miffy. Prior to creating the cute rabbit, however, his career saw him designing paperback covers. Between the ages of 28 and 48, Bruna created as many as two thousand of these, each marked by his signature “Black Bear”, which in turn would be the foundation for his later work as an illustrator. In this reprint of a substantial overview of Bruna’s paperback covers, edited by Koichi Yanagimoto, the selection of designs is wonderfully diverse, but also limited to those that most resemble his present style. Among the series represented are Jean Bruce, Charteris, and Cheyney, plus science fiction, posters, and more.

442 p, ills colour, 22 x 22 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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31 Brilliant Ideas For A Better World

Isbn 9789082388602
Publisher What Design Can Do
Idea code 16103
€ 19.95

To celebrate the fifth edition of What Design Can Do, a selection of projects demonstrating the power of design was made. Until recently, the possibilities design offers in identifying problems in society and helping to solve them went unrecognised by most. As a platform centred around a two-day conference in Amsterdam, What Design Can Do highlights the power of design as a means to resolution among both professionals and the wider public. Calling upon designers to use their skills to make the world a little better, hundreds of ideas have been generated, and the best are in this book. With contributions by Carlo Ratti, Césare Peeren, Piet Oudolf, Urban-Think Tank, among others.

100 p, ills colour, 17 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Self Service 44 Spring/summer 2016

Isbn
Publisher Self Service
Idea code 16125
€ 20.00

'Self Service' dives into the proverbial pool of the fashion world and reappears with lots of gems and tasty treats. With photography by David Sims, Ezra Petronio, Inez&Vinoodh, Coco Capitán, and more. Issue 44 features model mothers, and dialogs with Charlotte Cotton, Emmanuel Perrotin, and Irene Silvagni.

914 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Scheltens & Abbenes: Separate As One

Isbn
Publisher Epoi
Idea code 16062
€ 60.50

The art photography couple Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes have worked unwaveringly for nearly fifteen years carving out their identity as image makers. Whether commissioned by brands or magazines, their oeuvre is persistently autonomous, wherein only the actual characteristics of the objects in front of their camera steer their creative process. For Epoi, a new genuine leather bag brand made in Japan, Scheltens & Abbenes created a series of six photographic works using the leather parts of bags yet to be made. Printed on large-format, ultra-thick card and presented as individual plates, the images strongly follow in the tradition of Calder’s mobiles.

7 , ills colour, 31 x 41 cm, box, Japanese/English

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From Design To Design: Masaaki Hiromura

Isbn 9784903348476
Publisher Adp
Idea code 16015
€ 34.85

Based on an exhibition of Masaaki Hiromura’s personal repertoire as a designer and architect, this handsome volume offers insight into his design process and the thought that goes into a design. He addresses questions of whether new designs are of added value, or if such a design is necessary, and thereby also considers the negative aspects and potential drawbacks. It features numerous works and projects on every scale by Hiromura in its analysis, from wayfinding, signage, and labels, to domestic objects and entire interior design schemes. Richly supplemented with his own writings on the nature of design, the book includes an in-depth interview with the architect.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Andree Putman At The Capc

Isbn 9782877212274
Publisher Capc
Idea code 16048
€ 37.65

German photographer Heinz Peter Knes offers a new photographic perspective on the furnishing of the CAPC museum of contemporary art in Bordeaux, one of the famous interior designer Andrée Putman's most accomplished projects and a milestone in the history of design. Taking into account the variety of spaces and activities that make the CAPC unique, Andrée Putman imposed both a radical approach to design and a lifestyle in this exceptional environment, thus developping a powerful and consistent vision, a total and unique art work.

112 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, hb, English/French

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Design For People

Isbn 9781938922855
Publisher Metropolis Books
Idea code
€ 47.05

Most design books focus on outcome rather than on process. Scott Stowell's 'Design for People' is groundbreaking in its approach to design literature. Focusing on 12 design projects by Stowell's design firm, Open, the volume offers a sort of oral history as told by those involved with each project – designers, clients, interns, collaborators and those who interact with the finished product on a daily basis. In addition to the case studies, the book features texts from influential figures in the design world, including Alice Twemlow, chair and cofounder of the School of Visual Arts' MFA Design Criticism program.

256 p, ills colour, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English


Super-maker (strategic Creativity Series)

Isbn 9789491400209
Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 16051
€ 10.00

Karianne Rygh is a Norwegian product designer and design researcher. She graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2012, and her work addresses the roles designers can take on within complex societal or organizational contexts. In collaboration with Delft University of Technology and Océ – A Canon Company, she presents her “Super-Maker” project, part of the PSS101 and CASD projects within CRISP (Creative Industry Scientific Programme). At its core is the premise that today even large multinationals need to collaborate in order to innovate. Designers can play a key role in making those collaborations successful by creating tangible results early on.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Thinking Through Making (strategic Creativity Series)

Isbn 9789491400254
Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 16052
€ 10.00

CRISP (Creative Industry Scientific Programme) is the first large-scale initiative to put design at the heart of government-funded innovation in the Netherlands. It explores how design can play a strategic role in society and the economy by using design methods and approaches to collaborate with people and organisations outside the discipline. Putting product service systems at the programme’s core requires designers to think and work more broadly and strategically in response to societal challenges. This instalment concludes a series of ten publications on the Readership in Strategic Creativity at Design Academy Eindhoven on its contribution to CRISP.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Empathy Through A Lens (strategic Creativity Series)

Isbn 9789491400216
Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 16050
€ 10.00

This project by Maartje van Gestel, Research Associate at Design Academy Eindhoven and part of the Grey but Mobile project within CRISP (Creative Industry Scientific Programme), focuses on the application of documentary photography in design research as a way to support designers in developing essential capabilities. When designing for large-scale societal challenges, it has very personal implications for people’s lives. Documentary photography offers an accessible means to communicate personal stories and views in all their richness and complexity. This book discusses what is needed to create such empathetic images and how their analysis can benefit design team

80 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Animal Logo, Trademarks & Symbols

Isbn 9780957081611
Publisher Counter-print
Idea code 16115
€ 9.80

The book is a collection of categorised animal logos and symbols from around the world and contains 266 logos from some of the world’s greatest designers and companies such as; Total Identity, Lance Wyman, Build, Stockholm Design Lab, Minale Tattersfield, Stefan Kanchev, Kari Piippo Oy and many more.

132 p, ills bw, 12 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Inventario 11: Everything Is A Project

Isbn 9788875705473
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 16082
€ 13.45

As usual, in this issue a diverse assortment of intriguing people, ideas, objects, and projects are explored. Among these are the African-American flag irreverently conceived by David Hammons, the eccentric compositions of found materials by Jean-Louis Garnell, the watercolours painted by Eric Ravilious, Francesco M. Cataluccio’s survey of ice as a material for both public and performance art, Michele Calzavara’s extensive piece on crossover architects, and the colourful and boxy interior insertions of Krijn de Koning. What’s more, depictions of miscellaneous categories are reviewed, such as stars, candles, books, newspapers, clouds, homes, and even pinocchios.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Extra Extra 6 (nouveau Magazine Erotique)

Isbn 22140581
Publisher Extra
Idea code 16102
€ 15.00

This edition explores the sensuous city life, intimate conversations, and lustful imagery, with erotic gems from a variety of cultural producers, critics, artists, choreographers, and film-makers. Travel to Mexico City to meet Carlos Reygadas, director of ‘Japón’ and ‘Battle in Heaven’, reminisce about New York nightlife with Hussle Club frontman Prince Terrence, or learn about London-based artist Eddie Peake’s love of drum and bass music. Numerous stories, images, and erotic mysteries emerge from cities around the globe, including Amsterdam, Brussels, Los Angeles, Melbourne, and Seoul. With contributions by Melanie Bonajo, Mette Ingvartsen, David Bennewith, more.

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

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Kigi_m_001_private Work

Isbn 9784898154281
Publisher Little More
Idea code 16033
€ 22.00

KIGI is a graphic design studio based in Tokyo, Japan, formed by the collaboration of Yoshie Watanabe and Ryosuke Uehara. The pair is noted for its exceptional creative sensibility and a markedly humane artistic conscience. In their work, they often combine design and illustration, producing items and product lines for various clients that reflect an approach that is both tactile and imaginative. This volume features selections from their private work, taking an intimate and personal look at what inspires and drives the studio, whether that be butterflies in books or fake vases for fake flowers. An interview with the two designers completes this portrait of their creative and collaborative character.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Kigi_m_003_graphic

Isbn 9784898154304
Publisher Little More
Idea code 16070
€ 22.00

KIGI is a graphic design studio based in Tokyo, Japan, formed by the collaboration of Yoshie Watanabe and Ryosuke Uehara. The pair is noted for its exceptional creative sensibility and a markedly humane artistic conscience. In their work, they often combine design and illustration, producing items and product lines for various clients that reflect an approach that is both tactile and imaginative. This volume features their graphic design work, and begins with an interview outlining the specialised role each designer takes in their approach. Watanabe does the illustration, and Uehara takes charge of the concept and typography, but both listen to the other’s opinion in all aspects.

128 p, ills colour, 23 x 28 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Kigi_m_002_product

Isbn 9784898154298
Publisher Little More
Idea code 16069
€ 22.00

KIGI is a graphic design studio based in Tokyo, Japan, formed by the collaboration of Yoshie Watanabe and Ryosuke Uehara. The pair is noted for its exceptional creative sensibility and a markedly humane artistic conscience. In their work, they often combine design and illustration, producing items and product lines for various clients that reflect an approach that is both tactile and imaginative. This volume features their professional work in product design, with special highlights that include a collaboration with Shiga artisans, flower vases and calendars made for the D-BROS brand, the CACUMA clothing line, and the surprisingly angular KIKOF furniture produced by Takeo Kawabata.

96 p, ills colour, 23 x 28 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Una Storia Americana. Two Illustrators In New York: Emiliano Ponzi And Olimpia Zagnoli

Isbn 9788875705572
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 16081
€ 24.20

Published on the occasion of a show curated by Melania Gazzotti at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York, this book is filled with the vibrant colours and bold shapes that characterise the work of two illustrators, Emiliano Ponzi and Olimpia Zagnoli. Italian in origin, Zagnoli has lived in New York, drawing inspiration from its types and tropes. Ponzi is based in Milan, but has repeatedly visited the United States. Both of them have had illustrations regularly featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Penguin Books, the New Yorker, Newsweek, and more. Besides illustrations, the book includes interviews with each artist about their work, plus short biographies.

112 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Sissi - Anato-my Lessons

Isbn 9788875705541
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 16107
€ 36.30

Italian artist Sissi launches her artistic research from a recurrent and almost scientific analysis of the human body, borrowing elements from disciplines such as archaeology and anatomy, to reach an imaginative dimension capable of giving things new and unexpected forms and aspects. The method behind ‘Parallel Anatomy’, the art project that Sissi has been developing for years, is laid out in this artist’s book, which is read both in relation to her work and to that of the great anatomists who opened windows to the subcutaneous basement. It offers a way of speaking about emotions as intangible organs that, in order to take on a body, inhabit other organs and modify them.

160 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, Italian/English

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My Little Hedgehog, Darcy

Isbn 9784861525346
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16038
€ 13.75

In 2011, Shota Tsukamoto began taking pictures of his pet hedgehog and sharing them on Instagram. Darcy quickly became the world’s most famous hedgehog, and a book of playful photographic portraits of the animal was the outcome. Since then, Shota has teamed up with the writer and illustrator known as D[di:] to produce a new Darcy-themed book. In three chapters, an adorable narrative emerges beginning from the moment Darcy becomes self-aware. Illustrated throughout with colourful drawings, comic book-style plot progressions, and many of the original Instagram pictures, and saturated with almost irresistible cuteness, this one is for hedgehog lovers everywhere.

64 p, ills colour, 14 X 17 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Yoko Ishii - Dear Deer

Isbn 9784898154267
Publisher Little More
Idea code 16030
€ 22.00

Wild deer inhabit the urban centres of Nara and Miyajima in Japan. Long revered at Nara’s Kasuga Shrine, the animals have been designated a national treasure and are protected. The local government in Miyajima, however, has prohibited the feeding of deer in an attempt to separate them from the human habitat. Yet, some sympathetic people still feed the deer, which are confronted with a shortage of food due to an increasing population. Car accidents caused by the animals have also increased, compounding this serious issue. In her series of photographs, Yoko Ishii shows the freedom deer have to transgress the boundaries between humans and nature.

72 p, ills colour, 22 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese

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