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New Titles in Design & Fashion 3 May 2018
Nasa - Graphic Design Guide

Isbn 9791095991007
Publisher Editions Empire
Idea code 18208
EUR 22.10

The binder containing NASA's visual identity guidelines is a strange object. This original visual communications system designed and augmented by Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn from 1975 on, was rescinded in 1992. It has resurfaced on the internet these last years in blogs, and was made available to the public by NASA as a PDF document before being reprinted in an expanded deluxe edition by Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth in 2015. It is an exhaustive presentation of visual identity – from letterheads to the markings on the space shuttle Discovery—and thus allows the reader to apprehend the different formal, political and technical scales of the use of signs.

164 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, pb, French/English

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Poster Workshop 1968-1971

Isbn 9781909829107
Publisher Four Corners
Idea code 18159
EUR 10.65

From 1968 to 1971, anyone could drop in to the basement in Camden Town and commission a poster from the Poster Workshop. In walked workers on strike, tenants associations, civil rights groups and liberation movements from all over the world. Inspired by the Atelier Populaire, set up in Paris in May 1968, the posters were made quickly to respond to what was needed, on a great number of themes: Vietnam, Northern Ireland, housing, workers rights, and revolution. The Poster Workshop thrived on the energy generated by the belief that huge changes were possible, through movements for equality, civil rights, freedom and revolution. It was an expression of that time - of excitement, change and hope.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Dissolving The Ego Of Fashion. Engaging With Human Matters

Isbn 9789491444500
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 18213
EUR 10.25

'Dissolving the Ego of Fashion' presents an in-depth introduction to the vision and research themes that the Fashion Professorship of ArtEZ University of the Arts sets out to explore in the coming years. Daniëlle Bruggeman aims to develop critical theories and practices in order to explore, better understand, and rethink the cracks in the fashion system and the role that fashion plays – and could potentially play – in relation to urgent socio-cultural, environmental, and political developments in contemporary society.

76 p, ills bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Back Office 2 Graphic Design And Digital Practices

Isbn 9782917855980
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code 18157
EUR 22.10

'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. Issue 2 deals with the fundamental notions of indexation, sorting, and representation of digital data. The computer as a principle upon which to base the organization of the world appears in the very long history of memory media: writings, maps, indexes, websites, journals, databases, online archives, blockchains, etc., all of which constitute so many attempts at inscribing the complexity of the real. With contributions by, among others, Joost Grootens, Roberto Gimeno, Benoît Böhnke, Peter Hall and Jean Lassègue.

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

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Inside: Axelsson. Bohlin. Theselius.

Isbn 9789188135209
Publisher Konstakademien
Idea code 18168
EUR 32.80

This is the catalogue to an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, which features three architects who do not primarily design houses or buildings: Åke Axelsson, Jonas Bohlin, and Mats Theselius. Rather, they build their environments from the inside out, with sharp attention to detail and a comprehensive view. Known as Sweden’s premiere furniture designers and interior architects, each occupied one of the three large exhibition halls at the academy, each in turn reflecting a unique temperament and aesthetic, yet merging nonetheless into a united whole. The book pays homage to the art of interior architecture today, citing its history and pioneers in the 20th century.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, Swedish/English

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Claus Porto - 130 Years

Isbn 9789892079257
Publisher Claus Porto/ Ach Brito
Idea code 18195
EUR 66.35

This book celebrates the brand Claus Porto, but is actually the story of two companies: Claus & Schweder, established in Portugal by two German entrepreneurs in 1887, gave rise to Ach. Brito in 1918, which in turn reclaimed and revitalised the original brand’s legacy. The enterprise transformed an industry and in so doing changed social habits and tastes. Ferdinand Claus and Georges Schweder started their soap and fragrance factory in Porto, a move which helped to democratise beauty products in the country, previously only accessible to the wealthy. The decorative labels and packaging designs, many of which are reproduced here, drew upon the era’s ornate aesthetic.

230 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Portuguese/English

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Cyrus Highsmith - Products Of A Thinking Hand

Isbn 9789490913823
Publisher De Buitenkant
Idea code 18181
EUR 18.00

"I have always loved to draw. When I first encountered type design, I discovered a very pure form of drawing. It’s about contour, and edges, and, most of all, shapes. Black and white shapes. For me, this is drawing distilled down to its essence." Cyrus Highsmith.

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

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Mathieu Lommen - Nederlandse Belettering

Isbn 9789490913830
Publisher De Buitenkant
Idea code 18185
EUR 12.85

Printed model books were indispensable in the classroom, workshop, and studio until well into the 20th century. Model books for lettering form a special group within this, but these often simplistic publications seldom appear in archives or institutions such as libraries. But a new generation of letterers and calligraphers is collecting them and enthusiastically sharing images on social media. Such publications have once again become a source of inspiration. Compiled by Mathieu Lommen, curator and teacher of graphic design history at the University of Amsterdam, this richly illustrated publication deals with the unjustly forgotten 20th-century model books for lettering from the Netherlands.

56 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 18 cm, pb, Dutch/English summary

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Unfrozen - A Design Research Reader By The Swiss Design Network

Isbn 9783038630326
Publisher Triest Verlag
Idea code 18127
EUR 40.30

The essays collected in this volume explore a broad number of approaches to design research, from historical and critical perspectives on the subject to overviews of the social conditions of design and the theories and instruments of co-design. Additionally, it contains investigations of design research practices, offers examples of concrete projects and developments, and seeks the connections between the material and digital worlds. With an introduction by Arne Scheuermann and contributions from a wide range of designers and experts, the publication presents a selection of research projects that were initially presented at the first SDN Design Research Summit in 2016.

320 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 22 cm, pb, English

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100 X 100 Achille

Isbn 9788875707071
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18180
EUR 27.65

Achille Castiglioni's passion for objects of anonymous design is evidenced by the famous window in his studio, which exhibits all those collected throughout a lifetime. To celebrate his 100th birthday, the Achille Castiglioni Foundation has asked 100 Italian and international designers to donate their favourite anonymous objects. '100x100 Achille' is the collection of these birthday gifts - and some greeting cards - sent by colleagues, former university students, or designers inspired by his work; among others, the Bouroullec brothers, Studio Formafantasma, Konstantin Grcic, Enzo Mari, Alessandro Mendini, Philippe Starck, and Patricia Urquiola.

176 p, ills colour, 13 x 17 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Aldo Bakker Containing Content

Isbn 9789492282002
Publisher Looiersgracht 60
Idea code 18204
EUR 24.20

This book features four essays on Aldo Bakker’s fascination with ‘pouring vessels’ as well as an interview with the artist himself. Bakker has the ability to transform such humble, everyday objects – things we often forget to notice – into the most indefinable and enigmatic forms. The essays in this volume – by Glenn Adamson, Hans den Hartog Jager, Chris Reinewald and Gert Staal – take Bakker’s jugs as their point of departure, but each one moves beyond the objects themselves to discuss his work more generally in the context of art, design, literature, and philosophy.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Harriet Russell - Goodbye, Oil

Isbn 9788875706357
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18176
EUR 22.10

Oil, as we know, is a non-renewable resource. But where does it come from? How is it produced? And what if it will end up? 'Goodbye, Oil' is the latest illustrated book by Harriet Russell which presents the issue of energy saving and renewable sources to the public of children and grown-ups alike. From separate waste collection to thermal insulation, from recycling to pollution reduction, this story shows us that it is not true that we cannot change the world, because everyone can make a difference. A book to learn more about sustainability and today's problems, in a simple and ironic way.

36 p, ills colour, 22 x 31 cm, pb, English

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Art And Design, Dialogue With Materials

Isbn 9784903348506
Publisher Adp
Idea code 18124
EUR 15.85

This publication accompanies an exhibition of eye-catching and innovative objects at the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design. It offers an introduction to the world of modern design in four sections, and focuses on materials and how they have transformed in recent years. Besides chapters on more familiar materials, such as wood, leather, glass, ceramics, metals, fibres and textiles, and stone, it also delves into the hi-tech realm of composites, polymers, and plastics. It emphasises creating new value when combining materials and processing techniques, and how having an intimate dialogue with materials is an essential part of the process of making objects.

160 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Faire - To Look At Things - Volume 01 (#1, 2, 3, 4)

Isbn 9791095991045
Publisher Editions Empire
Idea code
EUR 28.75

'Faire' is a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to graphic design, distributed in the form of anthologies of four issues. Created by Empire, Syndicat studio's publishing house, Faire is aimed for undergraduate students as well as researchers and professionals. Each publication documents a specific object, addressed by a renowned author: the Rouge-gorge series at Éditions Cent pages by S.P. Millot; the database colorlibrary.ch by studio Maximage; the monograph Recollected Work by Mevis & Van Deursen; and the invitation cards by the artist Stanley Brouwn.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 29 cm, pb, French/English


Faire - To Look At Things - Volume 02 (#5, 6, 7, 8)

Isbn 9791095991052
Publisher Editions Empire
Idea code
EUR 28.75

'Faire' is a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to graphic design, distributed in the form of anthologies of four issues. Created by Empire, Syndicat studio's publishing house, Faire is aimed for undergraduate students as well as researchers and professionals. This compilation includes studies on the following subjects: an Instagram post by studio Experimental Jetset for the Paradiso cultural centre in Amsterdam; a series of gestures, from Harun Farocki to L'Architecture Aujourd'hui; the publication 'Parallel Encyclopedia' by Batia Suter; Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier's residency at the Villa Médicis.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 29 cm, pb, French/English


Redstone Diary 2019: Home

Isbn 9780992831684
Publisher Redstone Press
Idea code 18201
EUR 16.00

The 31st edition of the ‘Redstone Diary’ celebrates the great indoors. Edited by Julian Rothenstein and Sam Sansom, it features apropos quotes for everyday domestic life alongside appealing reproductions of artworks, film stills, posters, and other visual material. Above all, the diary acknowledges that it’s not just a house; it’s a home.

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

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The Experimental Notebook Line Study (B) Pink

Isbn
Publisher O.oo Risograph & Design
Idea code 18100
EUR 16.95

The 'Experimental Notebook' series is specially created with a considered selection of paper and printing methods. It hopes to inspire users to think out of the norm. Within each notebook are pages of dots and grids in 4 different sizes and are printed on alternate pages for handwriting to fall thoughtfully on the right side of the spread. Its design allows for pages to be conveniently torn for making collages and origami. Using what is conventionally used for food packaging, the pages of greaseproof paper hope to encourage users to contemplate the usage of the everyday things around us.

288 p, ills colour, 10 x 18 cm, pb, English


The Experimental Notebook Dot Study (D) Yellow

Isbn
Publisher O.oo Risograph & Design
Idea code 18101
EUR 16.95

The 'Experimental Notebook' series is specially created with a considered selection of paper and printing methods. It hopes to inspire users to think out of the norm. Within each notebook are pages of dots and grids in 4 different sizes and are printed on alternate pages for handwriting to fall thoughtfully on the right side of the spread. Its design allows for pages to be conveniently torn for making collages and origami. Using what is conventionally used for food packaging, the pages of greaseproof paper hope to encourage users to contemplate the usage of the everyday things around us.

288 p, ills colour, 10 x 18 cm, pb, English


The Experimental Notebook Dot Study (B) Purple

Isbn
Publisher O.oo Risograph & Design
Idea code 18104
EUR 16.95

The 'Experimental Notebook' series is specially created with a considered selection of paper and printing methods. It hopes to inspire users to think out of the norm. Within each notebook are pages of dots and grids in 4 different sizes and are printed on alternate pages for handwriting to fall thoughtfully on the right side of the spread. Its design allows for pages to be conveniently torn for making collages and origami. Using what is conventionally used for food packaging, the pages of greaseproof paper hope to encourage users to contemplate the usage of the everyday things around us.

288 p, ills colour, 10 x 18 cm, pb, English


Unfinished Daydream Postcard Set

Isbn
Publisher O.oo Risograph & Design
Idea code 18107
EUR 25.45

Set of eleven postcards, printed with a risograph printer.

11 , ills colour, 10 x 15 cm, folder, no text


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