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New Titles in Fashion, Design & Contemporary Culture 9 November 2018
Dutch Type (Reprint)

Isbn 9783982003702
Publisher Druk Editions
Idea code 18529
EUR 30.00

In ‘Dutch Type’, Jan Middendorp presents a comprehensive overview of type design and lettering in the Netherlands, tracing its origins through type designers and lettering artists from the 15th to the 20th centuries. Partly based on interviews, the book also offers insight into the motives and methods of the first generations of digital type designers, featuring published and unpublished typefaces as well as sketches, studies, and samples of lettering work. While the quest for quality and innovation has remained constant, it makes clear that the advent of desktop type has opened up the discipline to a more spontaneous, inventive, and democratic approach.

320 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Dutch Posters 1997-2017 A Selection By Anthon Beeke (English)

Isbn 9789462263031
Publisher Lecturis / Saiid/smale
Idea code 18622
EUR 46.30

Born in 1940 in Amsterdam, Anton Beeke learned graphic design without any formal training. He was renowned for his provocative poster designs, which explored themes of love, sex, and violence, for numerous clients, including theatre groups such as Toneelgroep Amsterdam and the art fair KunstRAI. This book presents an overview of roughly 350 posters from the Netherlands from the past two decades, selected by Beeke. A remarkable survey of the development of posters as a medium, it reflects the strong tradition of Dutch poster design, while Beeke’s keen, critical eye and personal touch give the collection added value. With essays by Frederike Huygen and Bob Witman.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 31 cm, hb, English

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One Thousand And One Handbags - Hester Van Eeghen

Isbn 9780997785531
Publisher Hester Van Eeghen
Idea code 18611
EUR 39.50

Hester van Eeghen, an acclaimed Dutch designer who has been creating soulful bags, shoes, and wallets since 1988, teamed up with American artist David A. Carter to make this special edition pop-up book. The expressive shapes and lively colours of her meticulously made designs celebrate life in all its forms. Carter, who has created over one hundred pop-up books which have been published worldwide, brings his particular expertise to the book, illustrating Van Eeghen’s handbags in a dynamic, vibrant, and amusing way.

16 p, ills colour, 20 x 26 cm, hb, English

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A Magazine 18 Curated By Simone Rocha

Publisher A Magazine
Idea code 18502
EUR 20.60

This issue is curated by Irish fashion designer Simone Rocha, whose sensitive and intellectual approach to her trade is marked by an intimate, unfiltered vision of contemporary femininity. She calls upon a cast of creative collaborators and friends to celebrate nostalgia while remaining firmly rooted in the present. Contributors include Mary Robinson, Ireland’s first female president, and Irish poet Seamus Heaney, acclaimed photographers such as Richard Mosse, Sarah Moon, and Perry Ogden, as well as emerging talents like Chinese photographer Leslie Zhang, who together with stylist Robbie Spencer captured Hong Kong’s landscapes as envisioned by Rocha.

220 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Graphic 42: Gerrit Rietveld Academy

Isbn 19757905
Publisher Propaganda
Idea code 18524
EUR 27.65

This issue of ‘Graphic’ is the brainchild of the graduating class in graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. According department head David Bennewith, each contribution is a response to the question, “What is education in our department?” As such, the contents, their formulation, design, and production show best what the students have learned and where their interests lie. The magazine’s diverse offerings include a font showcase of designs by former students and teachers, a selection of lyrical feedback from the summer 2017 critiques, excerpts and inspirations from the building blocks of theses, glimpses into students’ personal drawers, and much more.

300 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Theory Of Type Design Gerard Unger

Isbn 9789462084407
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18470
EUR 35.95

'Theory of Type Design' by internationally renowned type designer Gerard Unger is the first comprehensive theory of typeface design. This volume consists of 24 concise chapters, each clearly describing a different aspect of type design, from the influence of language to today’s digital developments, from how our eyes and brain process letterforms to their power of expression.

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

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Best Dutch Book Designs 2017

Isbn 9789059654877
Publisher Cpnb
Idea code 18557
EUR 29.50

This year’s submissions for ‘The Best Dutch Book Designs’ were of a high standard. The jury’s selections reflect some clear trends, such as intensive crowdfunding, designers who have also taken on publishing, and the shift away from reading to a culture based on images. Designed by Studio Rob van Hoesel, this detailed review of the 33 finalists offers a special tribute to the printed form, with subjects ranging from salamanders and urban and spatial analyses, to artists’ books and a fairy tale-like adventure. Among them are books by Marjan Teeuwen, Anne Geene & Arjan de Nooy, Henk Wildschut, Gorilla Collective, Natasha Ginwala, Willem van Zoetendaal, and more.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 32 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Theriaca: Shapes And Forms - Clothes, The Body

Isbn 9784907562144
Publisher Torch Press
Idea code 18471
EUR 34.75

Curated by Risa Hirota, the exhibition ‘Shapes and Forms: Clothes, The Body’ at Iwami Art Museum in Japan examines the echoes between the shape of a garment and the human figure, as well as the relationship between the two. It is also the first large-scale exhibition by the Berlin-based designer Asuka Hamada’s fashion label, Theriaca. This accompanying publication provides a more in-depth look at the designer’s background and influences, exploring her apparent fascination with an object’s fundamental shape, and how she uses experimental processes to “paint over” preconceptions and presumptions in an entertaining way, breaking free from the confines of the basic pattern.

96 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Furore 24: The Beatles Issue

Isbn 9789082105858
Publisher Furore
Idea code 18614
EUR 18.65

In 1963 the hit record ‘Twist and Shout’ by the Beatles was a “special rush release”, its cover a photograph of the band members leaping into the air, ready to take on the world, and seemingly emerging from the bricks and rubble of the past. It was the defining shot of the year and a prophetic glimpse at pop music’s future. With forensic precision Andre Barreau tackles the mystery of the location where it was shot. Also included in this issue, a detailed account of when the Beatles toured Amsterdam by boat in June 1964, plus features on poster typography, famous photo shoots and their locations, autographed material, re-photographing the band, and much more.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Thijs Wolzak - Human Interior

Isbn 9789462262898
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 18609
EUR 30.80

For a recurring feature in a Dutch newspaper, Thijs Wolzak visited people with extraordinary houses every week for six years. He listened to their stories and considered how to capture it all in an image, depicting the residents’ values, with all their bravado, but also their shortcomings. Wolzak, working from a documentary viewpoint, captured these encounters in exceptional quality, with a sharp eye for the smallest details. The series offers an intimate view of how people approach the world and their direct surroundings, showing how far they go in the design of their own living space. What is perhaps amazing or even absurd to the viewer is very obvious for them – the only logical choice.

120 p, ills colour, 29 x 38 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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Subjective Atlas Of Brussels

Isbn 9789082919905
Publisher Subjective Editions
Idea code 18492
EUR 20.05

Brussels is an amalgam of juxtapositions. Edited by Annelys de Vet, a graphic designer and educator who has lived in Brussels for over ten years, this book showcases the work of designers, artists, and other creative minds who all share a particular love for the city. It depicts the diverging narratives and histories of different spaces, and allows us to consider the fascinating pieces that make up this capital city. Discover how more than 80 creative individuals have mapped what Brussels means for them at this moment in time. The contributions not only show their own story but also develop meta-reflections on contemporary forms of living together and community building

192 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Subjective Atlas Of Pakistan

Isbn 9789082919912
Publisher Subjective Editions
Idea code 18493
EUR 20.05

What and who do we mean when we speak of “Pakistan” and the “Pakistani”? This question was posed to more than 80 artists, designers, and other creative minds across Pakistan, who responded with maps, inventories, photographs, and drawings exploring the multifaceted microcosm of real and imagined lives. Edited by Taqi Shaheen and Annelys de Vet, this book is intended as a tool for open dialogue in which creative observers become the protagonists in constructing fresh visions towards conflict resolution and a more peaceful society. Through compelling contemporary cartographies, it offers a humanised vision of personal stories, fears, hopes, and dreams.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, English

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The Essence Of Finnish Design And Culture

Isbn 9784901745123
Publisher Curators Inc.
Idea code 18503
EUR 30.55

Published on the occasion of an exhibition in Japan, this volume offers an overview of how, for the Finns, culture has played an exceptionally important role in the emergence of the country’s design aesthetic in the 19th and 20th centuries. It shows how the significance of architecture and industrial design as means of national expression intensified in its post-independence climate, giving rise to a national collective pride. Today, Finland’s culture, innovation, and values are recognised the world over. From problem-solving to an appreciation for nature, the book examines the key characteristics of Finnish culture through its history of art, architecture, illustration, design, and more.

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

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Swiss Design

Isbn 9784901745192
Publisher Curators Inc.
Idea code 18504
EUR 40.30

This catalogue is published in conjunction with an exhibition of Swiss design at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery marking 150 years of Swiss-Japanese diplomatic relations. In celebrating the exchanges that exist between the two nations in the fields of art and design, it presents Switzerland as a country not only defined by its mountains, trains, and cheese but also by a long tradition of technology, innovation, and craftsmanship. Functionality, precision, and quality are all values that are respected and appreciated in Japan, and are likewise the hallmarks of Swiss design. Featuring work by Le Corbusier, Max Huber, Mario Botta, Emil Ruder, Armin Hofmann, and much more.

244 p, ills colour & bw, 27 x 27 cm, pb, Japanese/English introduction

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Bruno Munari - The Sea As A Craftsman

Isbn 9788886250122
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18603
EUR 15.20

"You throw something into the sea, and the sea (after an unspecific and indeterminable amount of time) hands it back to you carved, finished, smoothed, shiny or polished according to the material and wet too because that way colours are brighter". Reflections on the sea as creator of 'useless' design objects.

56 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 16 cm, pb, English

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Dirty Furniture 4/6: Closet

Isbn 9780993351136
Publisher Dirty Furniture
Idea code 18682
EUR 11.70

The fourth issue of the independent design magazine that focuses on uncovering the relationship between people and the things we live with takes the closet as its theme. It considers things like decluttering, moths, fashion, modularity, and coming out, but also questions the need for storage when goods and items are constantly available and in flow. Through contributions by Alice Twemlow, Jeremy Atherton Lin, Philippa Snow, Rob Gallagher, Brian Dillon, and Clare Lyster, time capsules are excavated, portals are entered, and avatars are dressed. Additionally, the issue features an interview with an archivist and a storage hunter.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Design As Learning: A School Of Schools Reader

Isbn 9789492095602
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 18562
EUR 20.60

Why do design? What is design for? These are forward-looking questions for a creative discipline that seems more slippery to define than ever. In a world of dwindling natural resources, exhausted social and political systems, and an overload of information there are many reasons to reimagine the design discipline, and there is a growing need to look at design education. We need new proposals for how to organise society, how to structure our governments, how to live with the planet, how to sift fact from fiction, how to relate to each other, and frankly, how to simply survive. The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, and this publication ask: can design and design education provide these critical ideas and strategies?

208 , ills colour & bw, , English

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Finnish Design 2017

Publisher Curators Inc.
Idea code 18481
EUR 30.55

For the centennial celebration of Finland’s independence, a comprehensive exhibition of Finnish design travels to several museums throughout Japan. The exhibition and its catalogue present the development of design in Finland by dividing its history into six phases, from the decorative arts of pre-independence through post-independence maturity and up to the present day. It focuses on key designers, such as Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck, Tapio Wirkkala, and Eero Rislakki, and the companies that supported them. Perhaps best known for its elegant and functional design heritage, the country has nevertheless become a creative epicentre for new and emerging trends.

240 p, ills colour, 22 x 22 cm, pb, Japanese

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Japanese Tip - Soul Of Japan On The Table

Isbn 9784898154809
Publisher Little More
Idea code 18506
EUR 22.65

Yuki Tatsumi became fascinated with the phenomenon of the “Japanese tip” while studying at university and working part-time at a restaurant. A chopstick wrapper left behind on a table had been transformed into a work of art by a customer. From that moment he decided to search out and collect these playfully folded wrappers, eventually collecting more than 13,000 items. From Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south, he drove up and down Japan gathering the paper treasures, which can be found in a dizzying array of designs and shapes. From elegant origami creatures and human-like twists, to miniature neckties and simple motifs, each one is a unique creation.

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

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Old-Style Alphabet Lettering Of Japan

Isbn 9784861526916
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18566
EUR 17.70

After World War II there was a sharp increase in Japan of printed materials, notices, and signboards in foreign languages, particularly English. Seen everywhere, they were so prolific that foreign languages became an aspect of everyday life for the Japanese. The English letter styles in the various printed materials reflect delicate beauty, lightly rhymical lines, and dignified formal arrangements. Originally published in 1967, this book is composed of a main section of alphabet and number fonts used for both practical and ornamental purposes, and a smaller section on opposing pages containing monograms formed from combinations of letters and numbers in a variety of angles.

276 p, ills colour & bw, 10 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Super Graphics: The Works Of Yuki Kikutake

Isbn 9784861526770
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18558
EUR 31.85

According to Yuki Kikutake, “supergraphics” are a recent trend of site-specific design that connects people and places. They decorate everyday scenes, from construction sites and public spaces, to in and around buildings. How can a place or space be changed through its re-evaluation by graphic design? With an innovative but simultaneously subtle viewpoint fostered by her global experiences, Kikutake focuses not only on attractive, comfortable spaces but also places and objects that give a negative impression. This book features around 20 of her works and cross-genre designs that can serve as a guideline for future projects, from landmarks and trains, to product and book design.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 22 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Book Of Denim Volume Two

Isbn 9789090309231
Publisher Amsterdam Publishing Int.
Idea code 18530
EUR 42.25

Denim is considered by many to be a mythical fabric, one of the few types of cloth that becomes only more beautiful with age, and with a symbolism that appeals to people across every class and culture. Denim is also big business, backed by clever marketing through narratives about history, craftsmanship, sex, and desirability. This book searches for the real soul of denim, tracing its makers and adherents in Morocco, China, Japan, Italy, Greece, New York, and elsewhere through first-hand accounts and personal histories, from Colombian dye-master Juan Manuel Gomez and British menswear designer Nicholas Daley, to vintage enthusiast Hitoshi Tsujimoto and Dutch denim.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, hb, English

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No Fun, Torso, And Plurex Flashback To The Punk And Post-Punk Era

Publisher Black Olive Press
Idea code 18543
EUR 10.00

This riso print booklet pays homage to the independent record labels No Fun, Torso, and Plurex, which together played a pivotal role in the rise and dissemination of punk and post-punk music in the Netherlands from the late 1970s through the ’80s. A limited-edition reprint of a publication produced for an exhibition in Amsterdam in 2016, it gives an account of No Fun and Plurex, both based in Amsterdam, among the first labels to connect with the young punk movement. No Fun soon changed its name to Torso, but continued to build an impressive and varied catalogue. The booklet highlights the personal memories and views of the musicians and other key figures to tell the story of these labels. Illustrations by Joost Swarte and Max Kisman.

32 p, ills colour, 19 x 19 cm, pb, English

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Finding One's Own Way In Design

Isbn 9789526079455
Publisher Aalto University
Idea code
EUR 41.00

The question of how to find one’s own way touches the life of each of us. This question is closely linked to our identity, especially when something changes in our lives and questions our prevailing view of ourselves.Finding one’s own way illustrates how designers have sought to navigate their life in design. The study builds on individual stories that are viewed through narrative identity research — design entrepreneurs’ and design students’ visual and spoken narratives and creative process reports, recounting some of the most significant experiences that have influenced their life paths. These stories show how one’s ‘own way’ is shaped by different beliefs, obstacles and successes, turning points and creative crises.The research provides novel insights for designers, design students, researchers and educators — indeed anyone who is eager to dive into identity reflection and gain a better understanding of how to both find and create one’s own way in design.

316 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 25 cm, pb, English

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