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New Titles in Design 7 February 2018
Lous Martens - Animal Books For/ Dierenboeken Voor Jaap Zeno Anna Julian Luca

Isbn 9789492811073
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17653
EUR 35.00

Lous Martens has five grandchildren – Jaap, Zeno, Anna, Julian, and Luca – and has begun making an animal scrapbook for each newcomer to the family. Although it is seventeen years since the first, Jaap, was born, none of the five books are finished yet. Consisting of loosely pasted pictures of animals that were clipped from newspapers and magazines about art, literature, and science, plus stamps and photographs from advertising brochures, the books are enjoyable for their small, ever-evolving changes as new material is added. Interestingly, the books were never intended to be published, but are now grouped into one big volume, an embodiment of familial love and dedication.

416 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Nice No 2: Abidjan Cote Ivoire

Isbn 9783906213217
Publisher Rollo Press
Idea code 18052
EUR 29.70

'Nice' magazine features the multiple perspectives of a young generation of working creatives in cities from across Africa. The contributors are primarily photographers, but also include illustrators, designers and writers. Each issue represents a locus of compelling ideas and stories within the context of a specific African city. The second issue features stories from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Contributing Ivorians reflect on different forms of urban street culture, music, media and fashion and share their thoughts on personal living arrangements, informal economies, sexuality, gender and mortality, child labour, and social stigma.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 33 cm, pb, French/English

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My Residence Issue 2018

Isbn 9789187543678
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeo Publishing
Idea code 18023
EUR 30.55

'My Residence' is an annual publication in English, covering the best of Scandinavian interiors, design, and architecture presented by 'Residence Magazine' throughout a year. This third issue features the homes of 16 creatives in the Nordic region, the transformation of a military bunker into the villa Bunker One Zero Four, and renovation of the property Villa Åkerlund.

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

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Make The Logo Bigger - Heads Collective

Isbn 9788875706913
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18055
EUR 72.15

HEADS Collective is a collective of creative professionals coming from different cultural backgrounds that researches and develops projects on the crossover of art, visual communication, design, video, illustration, photography, and music. 'Make the Logo Bigger' is the volume that tells their story, putting together a gallery with ten years of projects. What does it mean to be a graphic designer today, in a world where everyone can improvise creativity? Their way of intending the collaborations, and all those times when they were told to make the "red a little less red" and of course, the logo a little bit bigger. 772 pages of campaigns, shots, words, and creativity, with a final section that explains in short every project.

772 p, ills colour, 15 x 23 cm, pb, Italian/English

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New Package Design For Food Gifts In Japan

Isbn 9784802510745
Publisher Bnn
Idea code 18046
EUR 28.35

This collection presents examples of products with attractive packaging in Japan that contributes to the joy of giving and receiving confectionaries and other foods.

160 p, ills colour, 18 x 24 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Where Did Issey Come From? The Work Of Issey Miyake

Isbn 9784908062209
Publisher Hehe
Idea code 17577
EUR 42.25

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake was born in Hiroshima and studied graphic design at the Tama Art University in Tokyo, graduating in 1964. Following that, he spent time in Paris and New York City before returning to Tokyo in 1970, where he founded the Miyake Design Studio, a high-end producer of women’s fashion. Today he has become the kind of person who makes one wonder, “What kind of place could he possibly come from?” His creative energy seems like something from science fiction, perhaps even extraterrestrial. Part biography, part monograph, this volume dives into Miyake’s extraordinary world of design, tracing his roots through the years.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 26 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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See Also - An Alternative Graphic Design Lexicon

Isbn 9789082756906
Publisher Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Idea code 18043
EUR 12.50

Written and compiled by second-year graphic design students at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, this pocket-size book comprises an alternative graphic design lexicon of offhand witticisms, twists on technical jargon, and humorously accurate (mis)appropriations. Taking references from insider lingo, pop culture, and formal parlance, the students have created an amusing, informative, and surprisingly sharp take on how we “talk about” graphic design. The book is the outcome of an assignment by Phil Baber, a book designer, editor, and writer who teaches graphic design at the school.

144 p, no ills, 9 x 15 cm, pb, English


Brilliant Logo - Logo Design Collection By Motif

Isbn 9784802510486
Publisher Bnn
Idea code 18029
EUR 46.65

What makes a brilliant logo? This volume is a good reference for graphic designers and anyone interested in branding and typography. Organised by motif, it covers a wide spectrum of contemporary logo designs from around the world. Using various examples from a variety of industries and professions, the book aims to show what makes a well-designed logo stand out and get noticed. Structured around the various categories, it includes sections on animals, plants, the natural environment, the body and body parts, foods, constructions, and everyday items, plus separate Japanese and English sections featuring typographic elements.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese

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Deco Room With Plants - The Basics

Isbn 9784802510738
Publisher Bnn
Idea code 18030
EUR 16.50

Satoshi Kawamoto, a popular garden stylist who owns several shops in fashionable areas in Tokyo, demonstrates how to display plants categorised by room type. Including indoor plants, dry & preserved flowers, artificial flowers and driftwood, he suggests several ways ion which plants can enhance the interior space.

112 p, ills colour, 18 x 24 cm, pb, Japanese

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The Desire Of The Medium

Isbn 9789491444401
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 18008
EUR 25.60

Most of Marc Boumeester’s thinking falls under affect theory, a philosophy of a new generation, which in its turn is fueled by Deleuzian scholarship. Boumeester formulates new and contemporary concepts that can be put into action in art and design education through an operational style called "intensive thinking". In the book, many interesting examples of educational programmes and works of art are accompanied by images relating to how this theoretical approach can be applied in art and design practice. Boumeester concludes that education in art and design is also about the design of education: what we learn and how we learn are inseparable.

264 p, ills colour, 16 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Fattobene - Italian Everyday Archetypes

Isbn 9788875706845
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18056
EUR 40.05

'Fattobene - Italian Everyday Archetypes' is a project run by Anna Lagorio and Alex Carnevali: an atlas of Italian material culture, a journey into the industrial history of Italy. The reality of 35 companies that, with their products, have gone through two world wars undeclared, and they continue to produce with the same detail, care and passion. Archival material - often unpublished - made of photographs, postcards, prototypes, and advertising posters that tell anecdotes, stories and curiosities about the best made in Italy. From the object to the packaging, going through graphic and advertising promotion: in the background, the history of Italy and costumers' taste during the twentieth century.

288 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Artsi Ifrach - Piece Of Mind

Isbn 9780995761124
Publisher Kahl Editions
Idea code 17642
EUR 42.00

Israeli-Moroccan fashion designer Artsi Ifrach is often referred to as a slow-fashion visionary. He has earned worldwide attention for his label Art/C, which showcases his handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces made of vintage fabrics, family heirlooms, and materials sourced from flea markets around the globe. For Ifrach, clothing is less about commercial opportunism and more about creating an outlet for memory and emotion. Each photograph in ‘Piece of Mind’ is shot and styled by Ifrach and represents one creation per day. Expressive of the fine line between the ridiculous and the sublime, many are also self-portraits. With a conversation between Ifrach and Rinat Aboulafia.

112 p, ills colour, 22 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Keisuke Kanda & Anrealage - Le Vetement Reinvente

Isbn 9782840669692
Publisher Les Presses Du Reel
Idea code
EUR 11.05

Exhibition catalogue dedicated to the meeting of two of the most innovative fashion designers in Japan, Keisuke Kanda and Kunihiko Morinaga. “Anofuku” is the result of joint projects developed in collaboration with sports brand, Asics and animation company, Studio Ghibli. These creations cross the past and the future, Japanese and Western cultures, new technologies and nostalgia.

56 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, French/English


Bruno Munari - Before The Drawing

Isbn 9788886250306
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18061
EUR 19.35

Mark-like inventions of the pencil by Bruno Munari allowed free rein on the paper.

80 p, ills bw, 12 x 16 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Bruno Munari - Love And Kisses

Isbn 9788875706746
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18062
EUR 19.35

Postcards 'personalised' by cutting, adding, or reconstructing. These are accompanied by amusing comments in the margin.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 16 cm, pb, Italian/English

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