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New Titles in Design &Gift 7 March 2017
Statement And Counter-Statement: Notes On Experimental Jetset New Ed. With Automatically Arranged Alphabets Zine

Isbn 9789491843860
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17060
EUR 29.85

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. Re-print combined with the booklet 'Automatically Arranged Alphabets'.

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

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Back Office 1: Making Do, Making With

Isbn 9782917855805
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code 17097
EUR 24.30

'Back Office' is an annual review, encompassing graphic design and digital activities. It explores the creative processes at work in the diverse fields of contemporary media and digital practices. The first issue, called 'Making do, Making with' questions the notion of tools, instruments, and machines within design context. With contributions by Lev Manovich, Eric Schrijver, Etienne Robial, Thomas Bouville & David Vallance, among others.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 28 cm, pb, French/English

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Muita Animacao: Posters From The Noel Fischer Collection

Isbn 9783906213194
Publisher Rollo Press
Idea code 17092
EUR 32.90

Muita Animação showcases a selection of Portuguese party posters that are very prominent in the local landscape because of their bold design as well as their unique production method: Printed on plastic and mounted on streetposts and trees, they mostly survive the date they announce and therefore can even be seen on Google Streetview. Zurich Artist Noël Fischer started to collect these posters a few years back and has now — together with design studio Hammer — published them in this whimsical A3-sized book. This collection might as well be Jan Tschichold’s worst nightmare.

88 p, ills colour & bw, 27 x 39 cm, pb, English/Portuguese

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Safari Typo, Typographic Tourist Guide Of Amsterdam

Isbn 9789490913663
Publisher De Buitenkant
Idea code 17073
EUR 12.35

If you're willing to leave the paved touristic path, may letters guide you across Amsterdam. If you have seen enough of the touristic traps, or don't want to see them at all, this tour will lead you to various parts of the city you would have missed otherwise. See how architects, artists, and designers left their mark on the city with the letters they have created on buildings, on bridges, on monuments, and elsewhere. Due to its pocket-size, this book is easy to carry with you while exploring the city.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 17 cm, pb, English

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Famous Ordinary Things

Isbn 9788890383908
Publisher Dabook
Idea code 17050
EUR 17.75

'Famous Ordinary Things' is a tribute to modest objects developed within Swiss design culture. "Famous" Swiss actors from the creative, artistic, or political field contributed to the book by taking a snapshot of a design item from environment. The resulting images underline the contemporary landscape of home and office interiors in Switzerland and remind us how these objects impact our everyday lives. They present a beautiful kaleidoscopic voyage through nostalgic and progressive visions, whereby the relationship between object and owner is filled with anecdotes and irony. With contributions by Mario Botta, Olaf Breuning, Alain de Botton, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and many others.

158 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Maarten Baas - Hide & Seek

Isbn 9789462262195
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 17090
EUR 41.10

Maarten Baas became famous with his series 'Smoke', with which he graduated in 2002. Other famous works are the Clay series, which had its tenth anniversary in 2016, and the Grandfather Clock in the Rijksmuseum. Themes like time, melancholy and transience are constants in his work. The designer also plays with his role, the designer as performer, and the marketing of design in general. He moves between various disciplines, which can be seen in many exhibitions. This book also presents collaborations with theatre makers, architects and visual artists. Ingmar Heytze wrote poems based on his collections and contributions were also made by photographers like Erwin Olaf and Anton Corbijn.

224 p, ills colour, 23 x 34 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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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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The Jewellery Box: Danish Jewellery Art Of The 20th Century

Isbn 9788792949882
Publisher Strandberg Publishing
Idea code 17091
EUR 42.00

This volume presents a detailed view of a century of jewellery design from Denmark. Comprising more than 600 illustrations and 190 biographies of Danish jewellery designers and silversmiths, it offers an encyclopaedic, meticulously photographed and documented overview of design, stamps, silver marks, dates, and materials, and is published to mark the opening of a new permanent exhibition, ‘The Jewellery Box’, at the Den Gamle By (The Old Town) in Aarhus. Both the book and exhibition showcase a marvellously diverse collection of almost one thousand pieces of jewellery collected over a period of 40 years by German collectors Marion and Jörg Schwandt.

324 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Artist Pocket Skecthbook: Existentialist

Isbn 5033435991914
Publisher Noodoll
Idea code
EUR 6.50

Be inspired by great minds! This pocket size sketch book is handy for the travelling creative and comes with a fun character bookmark on the cover. Pick your favourite icon or collect them all.

50 p, ills colour & bw, 8 x 11 cm, pb, no text


Artist Pocket Sketchbook: Graffiti Artist

Isbn 5033435991877
Publisher Noodoll
Idea code
EUR 6.50

Be inspired by great minds! This pocket size sketch book is handy for the travelling creative and comes with a fun character bookmark on the cover. Pick your favourite icon or collect them all.

50 p, ills colour, 8 x 11 cm, pb, no text


Artist Pocket Sketchbook: Soul Singer

Isbn 5033435991839
Publisher Noodoll
Idea code
EUR 6.50

Be inspired by great minds! This pocket size sketch book is handy for the travelling creative and comes with a fun character bookmark on the cover. Pick your favourite icon or collect them all.

50 p, ills colour, 8 x 11 cm, pb, no text


Artist Pocket Sketchbook: Music Legend

Isbn 5033435991822
Publisher Noodoll
Idea code
EUR 6.50

Be inspired by great minds! This pocket size sketch book is handy for the travelling creative and comes with a fun character bookmark on the cover. Pick your favourite icon or collect them all.

50 p, ills colour, 8 x 11 cm, pb, no text


Artist Pocket Sketchbook: Peacemakers

Isbn 5033435991846
Publisher Noodoll
Idea code
EUR 6.50

Be inspired by great minds! This pocket size sketch book is handy for the travelling creative and comes with a fun character bookmark on the cover. Pick your favourite icon or collect them all.

50 p, ills colour, 8 x 11 cm, pb, no text


Artist Pocket Sketchbook: Fauvist

Isbn 5033435991907
Publisher Noodoll
Idea code
EUR 6.50

Be inspired by great minds! This pocket size sketch book is handy for the travelling creative and comes with a fun character bookmark on the cover. Pick your favourite icon or collect them all.

50 p, ills colour, 8 x 11 cm, pb, no text


Artist Pocket Sketchbook: Activist

Isbn 5033435991853
Publisher Noodoll
Idea code
EUR 6.50

Be inspired by great minds! This pocket size sketch book is handy for the travelling creative and comes with a fun character bookmark on the cover. Pick your favourite icon or collect them all.

50 p, ills colour, 8 x 11 cm, pb, no text


Artist Pocket Sketchbook: Spider Sculptor

Isbn 5033435991884
Publisher Noodoll
Idea code
EUR 6.50

Be inspired by great minds! This pocket size sketch book is handy for the travelling creative and comes with a fun character bookmark on the cover. Pick your favourite icon or collect them all.

50 p, ills colour, 8 x 11 cm, pb, no text


Artist Pocket Sketchbook: Abstract Artist

Isbn 5033435991891
Publisher Noodoll
Idea code
EUR 6.50

Be inspired by great minds! This pocket size sketch book is handy for the travelling creative and comes with a fun character bookmark on the cover. Pick your favourite icon or collect them all.

50 p, ills colour, 8 x 11 cm, pb, no text


Artist Pocket Sketchbook: Blue Artist

Isbn 5033435991860
Publisher Noodoll
Idea code
EUR 6.50

Be inspired by great minds! This pocket size sketch book is handy for the travelling creative and comes with a fun character bookmark on the cover. Pick your favourite icon or collect them all.

50 p, ills colour, 8 x 11 cm, pb, no text


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