Graphic Design
How to Wrap Five Eggs: Traditional Japanese Packaging
How to Wrap Five Eggs
Traditional Japanese Packaging
Paperback      ISBN: 1590306198

Traditional Japanese packaging is an art form that applies sophisticated design and natural aesthetics to simple objects. In this elegant presentation of the baskets, boxes, wrappers, and containers that were used in ordinary, day-to-day life, we are offered a stunning example of a time before mass production. Largely constructed of bamboo, rice straw, hemp twine, paper, and leaves, all of the objects shown here are made from natural materials. Through 221 black-and-white photographs of authentic examples of traditional Japanese packaging--with commentary on the origins, materials, and use of each piece--the items here offer a look into a lost art, while also reminding us of the connection to nature and the human imprint of handwork that was once so alive and vibrant in our everyday lives. This classic book was originally published under the title How to Wrap Five More Eggs in 1975.

The eminent American designer George Nelson praised the work featured here, saying, "We have come a long, long way from the kind of thing so beautifully presented in this book. To suit the needs of super mass production, the traditional natural materials are too obstreperous . . . and one by one we have replaced them with the docile, predicable synthetics. . . . What we have gained from these new] materials and wonderfully complicated processes to make up for the general pollution, rush, crowding, noise, sickness, and slickness is a subject for other forums. But what we have lost for sure is what this book is all about: a once-common sense of fitness in the relationships between hand, material, use, and shape, and above all, a sense of delight in the look and feel of very ordinary, humble things. This book is thus . . . a totally unexpected monument to a culture, a way of life, a universal sensibility carried through all objects down to the smallest, most inconsequential, and ephemeral things."

Now, over thirty years later, this revived classic on the art of traditional Japanese packing may leave us with the same response, and the same appreciation for the natural and utile packaging presented in this book.
Storyboard Design Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: the Ultimate Guide for Artists, Directors, Producers, and Scriptwriters
Storyboard Design Course
Principles, Practice, and Techniques: the Ultimate Guide for Artists, Directors, Producers, and Scriptwriters
Paperback      ISBN: 0764137328

This profusely illustrated book of practical tutorials and interactive exercises is an essential instruction guide and textbook for aspiring movie and television storyboard artists. It will also serve as a valuable reference source and general orientation for everybody involved in the production process, including directors, producers, actors, and scriptwriters. Students will learn

  • How to develop sketching skills
  • How to interpret a film or a TV script in visual terms
  • How to understand the jargon and the conventions of the media
  • How to build scenes, plan shot sequences, and make use of special effects

    The author demonstrates uses of the storyboard in preparing advertising segments, live action films, TV dramatizations, music videos, animated cartoons, and computer games. He also offers advice on marketing and promotion, building a portfolio, creating a web site, and working with agencies and production companies. Case studies show readers how to create different types of storyboard for a wide range of professional assignments. Experienced storyboard artists advise students on how to succeed in this exciting industry. The book features more than 450 color illustrations.
  • Shadow Type: Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering
    Shadow Type
    Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering
    Paperback      ISBN: 1616892110

    The first-ever compilation of shadow typefaces is now available in paperback. Letters with relief and shadow have long been an effective way to add spectacle or intrigue to otherwise mundane words. Shadow Type presents a broad spectrum of examples--advertising, shop signs, billboards, posters, type-specimen books-- drawn from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, a particularly rich period in the history of shadow type. Compiled by the leading historian of graphic design, Steven Heller, and renowned graphic designer Louise Fili, this invaluable collection, packed full of typographic ideas, will inspire anyone aiming to give more depth to their design.

    The Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition: Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, and the Resistance
    The Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition
    Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, and the Resistance
    Paperback      ISBN: 1631594249
    The Design of Dissent is a global collection of socially and politically driven graphics on issues including Black Lives Matter, Trump protests, refugee crises, and the environment.

    Dissent
    is an essential part of keeping democratic societies healthy, and our ability as citizens to voice our opinions is not only our privilege, it is our responsibility. Most importantly, it is a human right, one which must be fervently fought for, protected, and defended.

    Many of the issues and conflicts visited in the first edition of this book remain vividly present today, as simmering, sometimes throbbing reminders of how the work of democracy and pace of social change is often incremental, requiring patience, diligence, hope, and the continuing brave voices of designers whose skillful imagery emboldens, invigorates, and girds us in the face of struggle.

    The 160+ new works in this edition document the Arab Spring, the Obama presidency, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, the election of Donald Trump, Putin's continuing influence, the Women's March, the ongoing refugee crises, immigration, environment and humanitarian issues, and much more. This powerful collection, totaling well over 550 images, stands not only as a testament to the power of design but as an urgent call to action.
    E. McKnight Kauffer: A Designer and His Public
    E. McKnight Kauffer
    A Designer and His Public
    Paperback      ISBN: 1851774661

    Edward McKnight Kauffer was one of the most gifted and internationally admired graphic artists of the twentieth century. His work dominated the poster hoardings of Britain between the two world wars, and his advertisements, book illustrations and theatre designs brought him an audience of millions. traces Kauffer's life and assembles a formidable body of his best work. Haworth-Booth explores the complex individual behind the work, his relationships with clients and the friends - T.S. Eliot, Roger Fry, Aldous Huxley and Marianne Moore among them - who championed his efforts to make advertising 'worthy of the civilisation that needs it'.

    How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole: (guides for Creative Industries)
    How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole
    (guides for Creative Industries)
    Paperback      ISBN: 1786273918
    "How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole, a new book by designer Paul Woods, is a practical, illustrated guide that does exactly what the title suggests: It shows you how to be both creative and act like a grown-up at work." - Fast Company

    It's long been an accepted, almost celebrated, fact of the creative industries that long hours, chaotic workflows and egotistical colleagues are just the price you pay to produce great work. In fact, this toxic culture is the enemy of creativity, and with greater accountability and transparency in the industry - and more choice for young talent - than ever before, this unsustainable way of doing business is a ticking time bomb.

    This is a straight-talking, fun read for all creatives: Director or junior, at an agency or client-side, working in design, advertising, publishing, fashion or film.

    Packed with anecdotes, self-analysis flowcharts (are YOU the asshole? ), humorous graphics, and helpful exercises and action plans for better working practices.

    Simple strategies can easily be implemented to create a happier, more productive team and - importantly - BETTER WORK

    Read this guide to develop the ultimate creative process and bring your productivity and teamwork to a new level.

    How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole addresses hot topics like:

    - Building a better office culture
    - Dealing with egos
    - Meeting etiquette
    - Best practices for pitching and scoping
    - Making the most of creative briefings
    - How to give constructive, clear feedback
    - Giving better presentations
    - How to approach workloads and long hours
    - Guidelines for good client relationships
    - Hiring and being hired
    - Firing and being fired
    - And much more
    You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination
    You Are Here
    Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination
    1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1568984308

    Mapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deepseated desires: understanding the world around us and our place in it. But maps need not just show continents and oceans: there are maps to heaven and hell; to happiness and despair; maps of moods, matrimony, and mythological places. There are maps to popular culture, from Gulliver's Island to Gilligan's Island. There are speculative maps of the world before it was known, and maps to secret places known only to the mapmaker. Artists' maps show another kind of uncharted realm: the imagination. What all these maps have in common is their creators' willingness to venture beyond the boundaries of geography or convention.
    You Are Here is a wide-ranging collection of such superbly inventive maps. These are charts of places you're not expected to find, but a voyage you take in your mind: an exploration of the ideal country estate from a dog's perspective; a guide to buried treasure on Skeleton Island; a trip down the road to success; or the world as imagined by an inmate of a mental institution. With over 100 maps from artists, cartographers, and explorers, You are Here gives the reader a breath-taking view of worlds, both real and imaginary.

    Symbols: A Handbook for Seeing
    Symbols
    A Handbook for Seeing
    Paperback      ISBN: 1580934722

    A new pictorial reference book for artists and designers, with over 400 images from sources ranging from Greco-Roman art to Benjamin Franklin and Wes Anderson--Symbols offers a fresh approach to understanding symbolism in the visual arts.

    Symbols are embedded everywhere in our global visual culture, from oil paintings to biscuit packaging, monuments to mass-produced ashtrays. Designers and California College of the Arts instructors Mark Fox and Angie Wang recognize sources both historical and contemporary, high and low, revealing the narrative riches of symbolism found in a range of media and across times, places, and cultures.

    Whether human or animate, natural or man-made--each symbol (from sun, moon, lightning, and serpent to lozenge, spiral, and swastika) is illustrated with both classical and archetypal examples and often surprising contributions from textiles, fine art photography, ceramics, African sculpture, ancient coins, modern architecture, Native American crafts, European heraldry, Soviet propaganda, bookplates, film stills, military insignia, and much more. A beautiful, visually arresting compendium that both informs and inspires, Symbols is a vital resource.
    Queer X Design: 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ
    Queer X Design
    50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0762467851
    The first-ever illustrated history of the iconic designs, symbols, and graphic art representing more than 5 decades of LGBTQ pride and activism.
    Beginning with pre-liberation and the years before the Stonewall uprising, spanning across the 1970s and 1980s and through to the new millennium, Queer X Design celebrates the inventive and subversive designs that have powered the resilient and ever-evolving LGBTQ movement.
    The diversity and inclusivity of these pages is as inspiring as it is important, both in terms of the objects represented as well as in the array of creators; from buttons worn to protest Anita Bryant, to the original 'The Future is Female' and 'Lavender Menace' t-shirt; from the logos of Pleasure Chest and GLAAD, to the poster for Cheryl Dunye's queer classic The Watermelon Woman; from Gilbert Baker's iconic rainbow flag, to the quite laments of the AIDS quilt and the impassioned rage conveyed in ACT-UP and Gran Fury ephemera.
    More than just an accessible history book, Queer X Design tells the story of queerness as something intangible, uplifting, and indestructible. Found among these pages is sorrow, loss, and struggle; an affective selection that queer designers and artists harnessed to bring about political and societal change. But here is also: joy, hope, love, and the enduring fight for free expression and representation. Queer X Design is the potent, inspiring, and colorful visual history of activism and pride.
    Arboretum
    Arboretum
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1786899507

    For over thirty years, besides making music, David Byrne has focused his unique genius upon forms as diverse as the archaeology of music as we know it, architectural photography and the uses of PowerPoint. Now he presents his most personal work to date, a collection of drawings exploring the form of the tree diagram.

    Arboretum is an eclectic blend of science, automatic writing, self-analysis and satire. A journey through irrational logic - the application of scientific rigour and form to irrational premises, proceeding from careful nonsense to unexpected sense.

    The tree diagram is a form that might reveal more about yourself than you dreamed possible.