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New Titles in Design, Popular Culture & Gift 27 March 2018
Hard Werken One For All Graphic Art & Design 1979-1994

Isbn 9789492095176
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 18133
EUR 36.00

The first major publication on the innovative and experimental design work produced by the vanguard design group Hard Werken, which made its first appearance in the late 1970s as an eponymous magazine. Born of the collective desire of a group of young, Rotterdam-based graphic designers to express themselves, the group’s core members were Henk Elenga, Kees de Gruiter, Gerard Hadders, Tom van den Haspel, Willems Kars, and Rick Vermeulen. This chunky and outlandish book dives into Hard Werken’s anarchic design – contrary to typographic conventions and modernist currents of the time – as a brash, elusive, and distinctly Rotterdam phenomenon.

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

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Purple 29: Index 76

Isbn
Publisher Purple Institute
Idea code 18064
EUR 30.40

"The first Purple Index lists 76 of the most creative people in art and fashion - in alphabetical order to avoid any kind of hierarchy. Each was photographed or portrayed through their work. Of course, this number is arbitrary. (...) All these artists are highly innovative and influential, not only in what they do, but also in how they do it: methodically, ironically, obsessively, or intuitively, and always with style. We interviewed them to understand how they innovate, express themselves, and move forward in a period when creativity is everywhere and relevance is rare." - Oliver Zahm. Featuring among others Maurizio Cattelan, Demna Gvasalia, Anne Imhof, Rei Kawakubo, Kiko Mizuhara, Shayne Oliver, Miuccia Prada, Juergen Teller, and Amanda Wall.

442 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, hb, English

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Self Service 48: Changing Times

Isbn
Publisher Self Service
Idea code 18125
EUR 26.80

Self Service 48 includes fashion photography by Edwina Preston, Ezra Petronio and Nigel Shafran with Melanie Ward, and features Christopher Michael, Naomi Rapace, Harriet Quick, Nadja Auermann and many more. With an homage to Azzedine Alaïa curated by Joe Mckenna.

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

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Ini-Minimalism 1 Minimal Art For Little People

Isbn 9780648106104
Publisher Twodot Publishing
Idea code 18068
EUR 25.50

This is minimalism for little people, a stack of colourful foldouts with different shapes cut out of each panel and a funny geometric creature hiding behind the artwork. But the bold, bright design also has a wider appeal. Conceived by Eva Dijkstra, a Dutch designer and co-founder of Toko graphic design studio, the cards are clever examples of less is more. Dijkstra’s practice covers branding and digital, spatial, and print design, and her output is intelligent, beautiful, and concept-driven, regardless of whether the brief is large or small. ‘Ini-minimalism’ is published by Twodot books, which aims to give children an introduction to art, design, geometry, colour, abstraction, and minimalism.

9 , ills colour, 13 x 13 cm, box, English

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IBM - Graphic Design Guide From 1969 To 1987

Isbn 9791095991076
Publisher Editions Empire
Idea code 18128
EUR 55.25

Before defining the IBM company’s graphic look in 1956, Paul Rand had never designed an entire corporate identity. The American graphic designer had created many trademarks for advertising clients, but IBM was his first foray into the conservative realm of big business communications, as well as a turning point for him. This manual offers an in-depth look at the further evolution of IBM’s house style in the 1970s and ’80s, from logotypes, fonts, numerals, and type specimens, to highly detailed information on imprinting binders, signage, packaging, and related material. It shows how the graphic designer selects and fits together material to produce visual relationships.

292 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, French/English

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F.R.DAVID Spring 2018 - Flurry

Isbn 9780995713352
Publisher Uh Books / Kw Institute
Idea code 18084
EUR 10.70

According to editor Will Holder, ‘Flurry’ came about after being asked to propose ten books for acquisition by the Gerrit Rietveld Academie library in Amsterdam. He gave a talk about that selection, for which he preferred reproducing original material over commentary, and wanted to allow others to speak. The outcome was a reading back and forth between the ten books. It soon became clear that this reading would readily lend itself to an issue of ‘F.R. David’. Associated material came up in the process of transcription. Included are writings by Emmie McLuskey, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Bitsy Knox, Maurin Dietrich, Camille Pageard, Frances Stark, Eileen Myles, and more.

210 p, ills bw, 12 x 19 cm, pb, English

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An Illustrated Guide To Japanese Traditional Architecture And Everyday Things

Isbn 9784473042378
Publisher Tankosha
Idea code 18081
EUR 18.50

Various things related to traditional Japanese architecture and everyday life are the focus of this illustrated guide. Interestingly, it is intended not only for English readers but also Japanese people who would like to be able to better explain certain things to people from outside their country. A huge number of items, objects, materials, structures, decorative elements, and so on that one encounters while visiting or living in Japan, but might be too obscure or specific to remember the names, or to even imagine from the term, are included in an accessible and very informative format. For each, the Japanese name, English name, and pronunciation are accompanied by an explanation.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Dressing The Soul | Ageless Beauty

Isbn 9789081005937
Publisher Birgitta De Vos
Idea code 18156
EUR 65.00

We are programmed by today’s society to reject ageing and decay. Living in the digital age, it seems like we are on a mission to miss nothing. Birgitta de Vos is an artist, designer, photographer, and passionate traveller, and here she captures the beauty of ageing in broken, imperfect, weathered, and derelict objects. The book is about her love for things simply being things, and becomes an inspirational walk of wonder in which we encounter moments and materials touched by time. The humble, silent, and simple become pieces of art, with nature as the artist. Through thought-provoking photography, she encourages seeing mundane objects and ordinary places in a different light.

416 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Alfredo Haberli - Explicity And Implicity Mvsc02

Isbn 9789490800765
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18091
EUR 19.55

In 2015 The Maarten Van Severen Foundation and the Department of Design of KASK / School of Arts Ghent decided to establish a chair with the aim of conveying the relevance and significance of Maarten Van Severen’s work for today’s designers. Every year a leading designer, whose work has an affinity with the work of Maarten Van Severen, will give a lecture and a masterclass. In 2016, Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli gave two lectures and a three-day masterclass with 10 students from 5 different art schools. After the masterclass, the students kept uploading images of their process on the MVSC blog. The result is a collection of things, presented here as the second MVSC Cahier.

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

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Machines And Robots - Edition Digital Culture 5

Isbn 9783856168551
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 18139
EUR 19.90

Machines, automats, and robots have always exerted a special fascination on artists. Yet computers, digitisation, and the Internet have given this attraction entirely new impulses. Moreover, developments in artificial intelligence and robotics are of critical importance today. The fifth volume of this series provides insights into current research topics and investigates their artistic potential and possible issues. It contains illustrations and a detailed glossary of significant terms, in addition to contributions by Raffaello D’Andrea, Andreas Broeckmann, Roland Fischer, Martina Kammermann, Bruno Spoerri, Philipp Theisohn, Mads Pankow, and Roland Wetzel.

288 p, ills colour, 11 x 18 cm, pb, German/English

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Play With Ukiyo-E - Children's And Toy Ukiyo-E In The Edo Period

Isbn 9784861526596
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18097
EUR 25.30

Ukiyo-e, pictures of the floating world, are the cultural media that define the Edo Period in Japan, and their themes have a wide range. A considerable number of these prints feature children. The vibrant depictions of children at play, quarrelling, being spoiled by mothers and older sisters, or showing off talents surpassing their adult counterparts, evokes an enchanting world of discovery and nostalgia. Besides prints, Ukiyo-e artists also created toy paper crafts for children, known as Omocha-e. This book offers a rich overview of different types of Ukiyo-e, both about and for children, selected from among thousands of examples in the collection of the Kumon Institute of Education.

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

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Chanoyu Wordbook

Isbn 9784473041920
Publisher Tankosha
Idea code 18082
EUR 15.85

Comprising a comprehensive guide to the Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu), this easily transportable volume is geared towards non-Japanese people who are curious to learn more about this sacred tradition. Its illustrated pages give explanations about the ceremony’s terminology, symbols, motifs, objects, rituals, and much more. By offering answers to common questions and teaching simple phrases and queries in Japanese, and also including easy to understand illustrations along with an extensive glossary, the book forms an essential basis from which to explore chanoyu and its place in Japanese food and culture.

112 p, ills bw, 13 x 19 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Handwritten Character Templates

Isbn 9784861526367
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18086
EUR 13.20

A revised reprint of Masahiro Anezaki’s ‘Practical Ornamental Characters and Designs’, first published in 1926, this book reproduces and rearranges the entire archive of characters he collected and edited. At the outset of the 20th century, long before typesetting and words like typography and lettering became established in Japan, designers in the commercial art field carefully drew characters by hand, one at a time, directly onto a variety of media. This included bills, flyers, signboards, posters, and more. Unlike what is seen in modern typography today, these handwritten characters contain a wealth of creativity and dynamism, reflective of the unconventional spirit of the time.

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

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Flipbook Tupera Tupera 2 Koi

Isbn 9784861526350
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18085
EUR 13.20

A flipbook showing a boy feeding two koi from a bridge. The fish begin kissing each other and then the boy is surprised when a girl comes along and kisses him.

200 p, ills colour, 14 x 8 cm, pb, no text

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Flipbook Tupera Tupera 1 Bear

Isbn 9784861526343
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18083
EUR 13.80

A flipbook with a humorous sequence about a bear eating a chocolate ice cream cone and then defecating a familiar shape on the ground.

200 p, ills colour, 14 x 8 cm, pb, no text

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Artist Pocket Sketchbook Formalist

Isbn 5033435992119
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 Folk Artist (Green)

Isbn 5033435992096
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 Modern Architect

Isbn 5033435992157
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 Pop Artist (Andy's Tomato Soup)

Isbn 5033435992102
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 Scream

Isbn 5033435992126
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: Disco Queen

Isbn 5033435992140
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: Feminist (Niki)

Isbn 5033435992133
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: Organic Arquitect

Isbn 5033435992164
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


Extra Extra 10

Isbn 22140581
Publisher Extra
Idea code 18150
EUR 15.45

Extra Extra launches the 10th and special 5-year anniversary edition. Extra Extra is the ultimate sensual experience, bringing to you intimate interviews with some of the most desirable men and women we know, escorted by emerging essays and sweltering visual imagery. This issue is reviving New-York Nightlife of the 1970s thanks to Allan Tannenbaum. With contributions by Ed Atkins, Roger Ballen & Asger Carlsen, Maria Barnas, Victor Barragán, Joep van Lieshout, Alma Mathijsen, Nelson Morales, Agnieszka Piotrowska, and many others.

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

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