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New Titles in Design 17 January 2017
Science Of The Secondary 8: Socks

Isbn 9789811107184
Publisher Atelier Hoko
Idea code 16718
EUR 18.00

"Among the many clothing types in our wardrobe, none leads a more unappreciated existence than the sock. Wavering between undergarment and outerwear, the staggering amount of pressure and force applied to the sock each time we take a step forward attests to its silent resilience. It is thus, not without irony, that the common definition of quality socks lies precisely in how little we take notice of its presence; a good pair of socks becomes one that is absent when worn on the feet..."

44 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Plain Paper - Surface

Isbn 9789082396621
Publisher De Monsterkamer / Stroomberg
Idea code 16662
EUR 30.35

This is the first issue of ‘Plain Paper’, an English-language magazine dedicated to a multifaceted exploration of paper, launched and jointly produced by Amsterdam-based paper enthusiasts and graphic designers Esther Krop and Philip Stroomberg. Its theme is “surface”, a tribute to the tangible experience of paper, which is elaborated upon through the varied work of six contributors: Stephan Keppel, Barbarber, Vincent Bijlo, Underware, Cindy Moorman, and Ruth van Beek. Interestingly, numerous texts throughout the magazine are covered by scratch-off logos or images, which the reader must deface in order to read the words underneath.

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

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Dick Bruna - See More (Yellow)

Isbn 9789491714689
Publisher Rijksmuseum / Nai010 Publisher
Idea code 16639
EUR 20.60

Published by Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and designed by Irma Boom, this playful book offers surprising juxtapositions of the familiar, colourful drawings by illustrator Dick Bruna with objects from the museum’s collection. Notable works by Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van der Helst are presented along with a few by more recent artists, such as George Hendrik Breitner and Jan Schoonhoven. Objects from the colonial period, like a painted ceramic monkey or a golden jug in the shape of a war elephant, add to the fun. Each page unfolds to reveal a detail of the artwork or object, divulging the association between it and Bruna’s simple, original illustrations.

98 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 25 cm, pb, English

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Dick Bruna Artist (Blue)

Isbn 9789491714672
Publisher Rijksmuseum / Nai010 Publisher
Idea code 16638
EUR 20.60

Miffy made Dick Bruna world famous. Over the last six decades her iconic appearance has undergone several quite radical changes, but she is still instantly recognisable. Down through the years her seemingly simple face has subtly expressed a whole gamut of emotions. The thousands of book jackets Dick Bruna designed, his posters, his autonomous work and, indeed, Miffy were inspired by the great modern masters of art history. This book explores the colourful sources of inspiration that made Dick Bruna the versatile artist he is.

100 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Twenty Years, Nineteen Objects, Eighteen Stories - Kesselskramer

Isbn 9789070478483
Publisher Kesselskramer
Idea code 16644
EUR 18.00

Established in 1996, KesselsKramer is an independent communications agency based in Amsterdam that produces an effective and prolific output of solutions that blur the boundaries between culture, commerce, content, and collaboration. This book marks the agency’s 20th anniversary, and is themed around the stories that happen while the work is being made. Through a selection of nineteen objects, a string of tales emerges – some self-indulgent, others humorous, and still others thought-provoking or even tragic. It is a book for anyone who has worked in the creative industries, and a pithy reminder as to why this work is viewed as life by those who do it, and vice versa.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 18 cm, hb, English

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Giorgio Maffei The Books 1996-2016

Isbn 9788898120918
Publisher Danilo Montanari
Idea code 16685
EUR 19.90

This little book lists and describes, in chronological order, the forty-three books that Giorgio Maffei published in the course of twenty years, an important corpus of works that examine the theme of the publishing and photographic documentation of twentieth century art.

78 p, ills in colour & bw, 16 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Isbn 9783952420638
Publisher Everyedition
Idea code 16675
EUR 22.50

Graphic designer Sebastian Cremers produces posters, books, and other illustrative or typographic work as part of Prill Vieceli Cremers, a three-person design studio established in 2001 and based in Zurich. In ‘Caspar’ he delivers a visual story about a true friendship. With a stripped-down style that employs only thick, colourful lines in red, blue, and green (and occasionally black) to animate the simple narrative, his forms nevertheless lend themselves to universal recognition. Whether describing gestures, emotions, sounds, energies, or physical things, the bold lines dance from one page to the next, weaving through and visualising the action of story from beginning to end.

28 p, ills colour, 22 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Art Marks

Isbn 9780993581212
Publisher Counter-print
Idea code 17026
EUR 15.45

'Art Marks' contains a selection of logos and symbols of famous museums, galleries, art & design exhibitions, cultural institutions and organisations from all over the world. Featuring the work of Hey, Pentagram, Homework, 75B, Anagrama, Neubau, Toko, A Practice for Everyday Life, Stefan Kanchev, Hingston Studio, Naauao, Milton Glaser Inc., Bruce Mau Design, Uwe Loesch & many more...

208 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Costume And Fashion

Isbn 9789462083394
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17007
EUR 41.10

This richly illustrated book presents 80 exceptional garments from the Rijksmuseum’s substantial costume collection, the oldest in the Netherlands. From the clothes of the Frisian branch of the Orange dynasty in the Dutch Golden Age, through dresses of colourful French silk and glittering velvet men’s suits from the 18th century to the classic empire of the Fin de Siècle to the 20th century haute couture by Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. This selection highlights the international character of Dutch fashion throughout the centuries, while simultaneously illustrating the developments that took place within the country itself.

336 p, ills colour, 20 x 25 cm, pb, English

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Vivid - Kimono Avant-Garde In The Early 20th Century

Isbn 9784861525797
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16687
EUR 27.50

Widely popular in Japan in the first half of the 20th century, Meisen is a ‘kasuri’ kimono, an inexpensive product for commoners made from fabric that has been woven with fibres dyed specifically to create patterns and images. The fresh designs and vivid colours of this modern textile gave women the freedom to publicly express a personal sense of fashion. As such, the Meisen kimono played an integral role in Japan’s modernisation, overturning the stereotypical image of the kimono as luxurious traditional wear. This richly illustrated book introduces around 70 examples of Meisen kimonos from various regions, together with design illustrations and posters from the period.

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

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Asuka Watanabe - The Tokyo Fashion Chronicle

Isbn 9784861525483
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16715
EUR 30.80

This book uses extensive photographic material to examine the street fashion of post-war Japan. This brilliant Tokyo fashion culture was sustained by the nameless people who lived in that stimulating scene of moment by moment changes in trends and cutting-edge culture and lifestyles. This compilation of 300 street snapshots portrays the sense of interrelation between youth fashion and the history of Tokyo. This is an important archive that visually presents the Japanese fashion that became the idea source of first-class designers.

200 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese

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Junichi Nakahara Letter Paper

Isbn 9784861525858
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17003
EUR 19.80

Graphic artist, illustrator, and fashion designer Junichi Nakahara is famous for his expressive drawings of young girls with large, exaggerated eyes, and many consider his style as crucial to the development of manga art in Japan. He began working as a dress designer and fashion illustrator in the 1920s, but soon became interested in illustrating shojo manga (magazines aimed at a teenage female readership). This book features more than 60 charming illustrations of graceful, doe-eyed girls wearing a variety of outfits, from Japanese kimonos and a few traditional Western costumes to stylish dresses that reflect the rapidly changing fashion trends of Nakahara’s day.

144 p, ills colour, 18 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese

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Big Book Series 01: Urashima Taro

Isbn 9784861525827
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16708
EUR 19.80

An old Japanese folktale takes the form of a giant, beautifully illustrated fold-out poster. Its protagonist, Urashima Taro, is a young fisherman who rescues a turtle from children who are tormenting it. He is rewarded for this act of kindness with a visit to Ryūgū-jō, the palace of Ryūjin, the Dragon God Nadraka, deep beneath the sea. Although he only stays there for three days, upon his return to his village he finds himself 300 years in the future, alone and alienated. The story dates to the 8th century, during the Nara period, and bears a marked resemblance to folktales from other cultures, including the Chinese legend of Ranka and the American tale of Rip Van Winkle.

1 , ills colour, 100 x 118 cm, poster, Japanese/English

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Big Book Series 02: The Giant Turnip

Isbn 9784861525834
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16709
EUR 19.80

A classic children’s folktale takes the form of a giant, beautifully illustrated fold-out poster. Of Russian or Slavic origin, ‘The Giant Turnip’ is a progressive story in which an old man plants a turnip, which then grows so large that he is unable to pull it up himself. He asks his wife for help, and the two of them still cannot wrest it from the ground. Successively more people and animals are recruited to help, until they finally pull the turnip up together. The humour or moral of the story is that only with the help of the weakest and smallest creature (in this case, the mouse) can the giant turnip be harvested.

1 , ills colour, 60 x 205 cm, poster, Japanese/English

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