The 400 marks reproduced within these pages represent the diverse array of identity work produced by Pentagram's partners, past and present, since its founding in 1972. Over the past four decades, Pentagram has designed marks for large corporations and small businesses, government agencies and nonprofit institutions, clubs and societies, and evenindividuals, all of whom were seeking a representative symbol to appear on letterhead and books, buildings and websites, and everywhere else imaginable. Isolating them in black and white helps us appreciate these marks as unique pictorial or abstract symbols. Buta logo is rarely a solitary commission. Often produced in conjunction with a unified graphics, architecture or product design program, it is only part of the work Pentagram does. But regardless of the nature of the assignment, clients all share the same desire to be identified, and the belief that the right mark is a crucial starting point for a comprehensive visual identity. Limited edition, only 1,000 copies for sale.
Have you ever dreamt of acquiring the most amazing collection of robots? What about being able to take them apart and rebuild them to bring the machines of your imagination to life? Well, here's your chance. This box-set includes fifteen different robot templates designed by Roger Fawcett-Tang, twelve of which have been illustrated and customized by a different trend-setting artist. Though varying in shape, the parts are interchangeable. Three blank DIY sheets also allow you to customize the templates with your very own designs. For robot obsessives of all ages, this playful but also intensely desirable object should become a collector's item in no time. Make sure you buy more than one set, and put at least one aside for the future. They may not change the course of technology or space travel, but they will certainly form a colorful and animated line-up on your shelf.
Containing 21 detachable postcards of miniature scenes in which naughty little people engage in surprising, funny, titillating, or simply obscene behavior, this book gives readers a humorous look beneath the veneer of polite society. Artists Vincent Bousserez, Etienne Clement, Daniel Dorall, Jonah Samson, and Lisa Swerling make stunning use of miniature scenes to create startling situations and amusing, memorable images. The pictures play with the notions of surprise and hidden drama, inviting the viewer to take a peek into the darkly funny depths of human behavior—from the silly and the crude to the disturbing and the mysterious. Ideal for sharing with or sending to friends, this postcard book is an original, fun and amusing gift for adults (or overgrown kids!)
"John Ingledew: Photography provides a basic introduction for students across the visual arts. This accessible, inspirational guide to creative photography explores the subjects and themes that have always obsessed photographers and explains technique in a clear and simple way. Embracing the whole spectrum of photography from traditional to digital, it introduces the work of the masters of the art as well as showing fresh, dynamic images created by young photographers from all over the world. An essential resource, the book also provides a valuable overview of careers in photography and a comprehensive reference section, including a glossary of technical vocabulary."--BOOK JACKET.
In recent years there has been a remarkable evolution in the design of hotels, with mainstream hotel chains rejecting characterless functionalism in favour of style-led individualism. This book gathers together over 40 of the best examples of hotel architecture and interiors from around the world, illustrating the impressive diversity of styles and forms. Identifying the latest industry trends, Riewoldt makes plain how both chains and independents have adopted individual design strategies to enhance their brand image in an increasingly global marketplace. It features the work of Michael Graves, Jean Nouvel and Philippe Starck amongst other big names.
The Book of the Bird celebrates the bird in art with an elegant, international collection of paintings, illustrations, and photographs, featuring all kinds of birds from the smallest tits and wrens to colourful exotics. Interspersed though the illustrations are short texts giving background to the pictures and information on bird species. This is the perfect gift for all bird lovers.
This is an informative, visually led overview of fashion drawing, presentation and illustration. It teaches students how to draw the fashion figure as well as featuring the work of established illustrators - both past and present - encouraging readers not only to observe but also to develop their confidence and skills as an illustrator. Illustrated with case studies, examples, practical exercises and tips, the book covers all aspects of fashion illustration, including: step-by-step exploration of different media (collage, drawing, computer-imaging and embroidery); understanding the figure; and how to experiment with different illustrative styles. Influential fashion illustrators and other industry professionals are profiled and interviewed to provide an insight into life after graduation. There is guidance on portfolio presentation and interview procedures, and careers for the fashion illustrator are outlined in a series of discussions with industry specialists.