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New Titles in Design & Gift 21 August 2017
Snowy World 360 Book - Yusuke Oono

Isbn 9784861526190
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17397
EUR 27.50

Yusuke Oono has created yet another dioramic little scene of finely cut paper that fans out in a circle and can be viewed from all sides. A classic winter landscape unfolds in which animals gather round a fir tree blanketed in white. Boxes tied up with ribbons dot the ground, already giving a clue as to who we might find standing with a sack of gifts slung over one shoulder on the other side of the tree. Amidst the silently drifting snowflakes, a snowman seems to wave to our jolly friend as the yearly preparations to deliver presents begin again.

40 , ills colour, 12 x 12 cm, box, Japanese/English

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Hansje Van Halem - Sketch Cahier 3

Isbn 9789490913755
Publisher De Buitenkant
Idea code 17370
EUR 41.15

Hansje van Halem creates alphabets, textures, and patterns – both digitally and manually – and applies them in designs for posters, illustrations, and public space art works such as gates and floors. She continuously keeps track of the unfinished sketches, type drawings, motifs, and expertiments, whether commissioned, applied, self-generated, or rejected. It is a dizzying array of successes and failures, both used and unused, as unused material often becomes a source from which Hansje draws further inspiration. Parts of this material were published in ‘Sketchbook’ (2013) and ‘Sketch Cahier’ (2014).

60 p, ills colour, 20 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Collector's Cabinet With Miniature Apothecary's Shop

Isbn 9789491714726
Publisher Rijksmuseum/ Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17369
EUR 41.15

The focus of this large book is an 18th century Dutch cabinet from the Rijksmuseum’s furniture collection. This cabinet houses a collection of curiosities including a mini-apothecary’s shop filled with over 300 jars, pots, and bottles containing medicines. Concealed behind the rear wall of the cabinet, 55 secret drawers reveal a varied collection of over 2,000 naturalia specimens – including seeds, flowers, roots, resins, ores, and a great deal more. The cabinet was probably owned by a wealthy doctor or pharmacist and its contents were intended as a curiosity, for the amusement of a select group of friends. 21st century readers will be equally impressed by this exceptional Dutch collector’s cabinet.

184 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 42 cm, pb, English

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Outside Material - The Cover Art Of Preservation Music

Isbn 9780987526823
Publisher Formist + Preservation
Idea code 17381
EUR 41.80

In 2001 Andrew Khedoori and award-winning designer Mark Gowing founded an independent record label with a singular aim: to provide like-minded listeners with good music and congruous design. Inevitably, Preservation Music’s groundbreaking packaging and cover art became essential to the label’s evolution. Gowing’s intriguing artwork reflects his commitment to experimentation in graphic abstraction, typography, and photography, all expressed through effective communication. With an essay by Dan Rule, this first-rate volume showcases the label’s thoughtful, and music-inspired design since 2010, with full-size reproductions of its most distinctive covers.

240 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Matches

Isbn 9786001522222
Publisher Nazar Publishing
Idea code 17373
EUR 28.25

This volume introduces Iranian visual culture and its history of graphic design over the last century by presenting a long-term field study on both the history and identification of matchboxes. Dating back to the final years of the Qajar dynasty, a period that is essentially contemporaneous with the first serious sparks of the modern movement in Iran, the matchbox has been considered an important, essential, and ubiquitous commodity in contemporary Iranian culture. The survey undertaken by Shahrouz Mohajer mainly concentrates on matchboxes produced prior to the 1979 revolution, and generally examples with hand-drawn or non-digital graphics have been given preference.

240 p, ills colour, 12 x 17 cm, pb, Persian/English introduction

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Posters Of The Czech Republic, Poland, And Hungary

Isbn 9784861525940
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17325
EUR 16.50

The design collection of the Kyoto Institute of Technology is managed by its Museum and Archives, which since 1902 has been engaged in expanding its original collection of artworks that focus on what was at the time the latest in European design. This conveniently pocket-sized book presents more than 250 colourful and fascinating posters from three Eastern European countries, spanning from the 1960s through the 1980s, thereby offering an invaluable glimpse into graphic and typographical design creativity in the post-war communist period.

296 p, ills colour, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese

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The Work Of Walter Crane: Book Design And Illustration

Isbn 9784861525902
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17282
EUR 25.30

Published with an exhibition of work by Walter Crane at the Museum of Modern Art in Shiga, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the artist’s legacy. Active in England in the latter half of the 19th century, Crane was key in laying the groundwork for modern picture books. Working together with Edmund Evans, an engraver and printer who developed techniques to produce multicolour wood engravings, Crane created the first toy book with illustrations completely printed in colour in 1865. The exhibition focuses on his book designs and illustrations, with around 140 works representing almost all of his own books and the major volumes for which he produced illustrations.

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

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Bart Hess - Future Bodies

Isbn 9789462262263
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 17350
EUR 30.80

Dutch designer Bart Hess, who became widely famous with his Slime Dress for Lady Gaga, focuses on the cutting edge of design, fashion, and visual art. In the past ten years he has presented a variety of projects in which the relationship between man and material, nature and technology plays a central role. The starting point in the work of Bart Hess is the human body, which he always dresses in a different way, distorts or decorates in a way that has very little to do with fashion or styling. High-tech materials fuse with the model’s bodies. This is done with such conviction in the video Mutants (2011) that it went viral on YouTube. What looks like a digital animation is actually a filmed performance in a latex suit.

96 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Made In Japan Design! An Analog Catalog Of 70s Household Appliances

Isbn 9784861526091
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17333
EUR 16.50

The golden age of Japanese household appliances has never lost its luster. The 1970s in Japan was a period when the rivalry between appliance manufacturers resulted in the unprecedented availability of an astounding variety of new products. Featuring images of everything from audio equipment to televisions, digital clocks, vacuum cleaners, and game consoles, this catalogue is a treasure-trove of visual information that recalls the innumerable household products Japanese companies became renowned for.

336 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese/English summary

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Bellissima - Italy And High Fashion 1945-1968

Isbn 9788899058050
Publisher Bruno
Idea code 17387
EUR 17.70

Investigating the complex and dynamic story of Italian fashion after the Second World War through a contemporary lens, this catalogue for an eponymous touring exhibition launched at MAXXI in Rome offers a lyrical account of the many creative components that continue to interact and shape the success and wide appeal of the Italian brand. It showcases the garments chosen for the exhibition, with spectacular dresses and restrained elegance – designed by names such as Simonetta, Valentino, Roberto Capucci, Irene Galitzine, and many more – while also revealing how some designers were inspired by popular post-war art movements like ZERO, Pop art, and Op art.

148 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Flipbook The Snail Home In Wonderland

Isbn 9784861525506
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17324
EUR 13.20

Japanese artist Mou Hitotsu no Kenkyujo once again delivers a fresh take on the traditional flip book by incorporating negative space into his animated art. Flipping through the book, unexpected designs reveal secret compartments that play a role in the mini-narrative that unfolds. In this instalment, a little bird visits a tiny domicile that is actually part of a living snail’s shell, perched on a leaf. A lantern bug crawls inside, but what happens to the homeowner next is extraordinary!

160 p, ills colour, 12 x 5 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Redstone Diary 2018: Play

Isbn 9780992831691
Publisher Redstone Press
Idea code 17225
EUR 0.00

Redstone celebrates its 30th year of producing playful diaries with its newest 2018 edition. Whether you treat it like an agenda, a place to jot down thoughts, or a keeper of your deepest secrets, this richly illustrated little book will be your trusted companion throughout every season of the year. Themed around that which comes naturally in almost every aspect of our lives as humans – play – the diary encourages remembering your childhood impulses and enjoying existence to the fullest.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 25 cm, hb, English

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