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100 Designs for a Modern World
120 Colour Illustrations 176

From the second industrial revolution to the start of the digital revolution, industrial design has played a major role in shaping society and the everyday objects used for living, working, and traveling. As factorie

Kravis, George R., II, Sparke, Penny

100 Ideas that Changed the Web
400 colour illustrations 216

This innovative title looks at the history of the Web from its early roots in the research projects of the US government to the interactive online world we know and use today. Fully illustrated with images of early c

Boulton, Jim

1000 Chairs
Paperback 624 pages.

Fiell, Charlotte J., Fiell, Peter

50 Years of Illustration
700 colour illustrations 384

This book charts contemporary illustrations rich history: the rampant idealism of the 1960s, the bleak realism of the 1970s, the over-blown consumerism of the 1980s, the digital explosion of the 1990s, followed by th

Zeegen, Lawrence

500 Cabinets

From a closed hutch and bedside table to cupboards, curios and a waterfall chest of drawers, these 500 outstanding contemporary cabinets showcase the art and craft of fine furniture making. These newly made works celebrate shape, joinery, de

Hemachandra, Ray, Sheridan, John Grew

Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag
illustrations 48

Maira Kalman's exuberant illustrations and humorous commentary bring design history to life in this inspired ABC book that celebrates thirty-one objects from the Cooper Hewitt, in time for its long-awaited reopening. A. Ah-ha! T

Kalman, Maira

400 240

Due to technological advancements, illustration is no longer confined to a flat medium; it has been liberated to new heights of fancy limited solely by the imaginations of today's leading artists. Some employ paper cutting to create mult

Sandu Cultural Media

Animal Graphics
750 240

It is easy to see why brands often turn to depictions of animals in their marketing materials - in popular culture, animals are used to evoke freedom, pride, or power. Restaurants use animal forms as a humorous play on the contents of th

Sandu Cultural Media


The Bauhaus Archiv/Museum of Design in Berlin holds the most important collection on the Bauhaus today. Documents, workshop products from all areas of design, studies sketches in the classroom, and architectural plans and models are all part

Droste, Magdalena

Bauhaus itsalldesign

This volume offers the most comprehensive overview of the extended concept of design that was initiated at the Bauhaus. Alongside rare exhibits from design, architecture, art, film and photography--some of which have never previously been pu

Kries, Mateo, Kugler, Jolanthe

Beautiful LEGO

Beautiful LEGO is a curated gallery of mind-boggling, awe-inspiring, and masterful LEGO creations. It features the work of some of the most creative minds working in LEGO today, whose art ranges from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday

Doyle, Michael, Doyle, Mike

Beauty: Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

Beauty celebrates design objects and practices that are exuberant, ethereal, atmospheric, experiential, exceptional or sublime. Objects of beauty provoke immediate reactions and demand judgment - asking us to redefine what is lovely or grote

Lupton, Ellen, Lipps, Andrea

Birds and Words
Hardback , 238 x 194mm. 152

Harper, Charley

Book of Trees
illustrations 192

Trees are in nature but also in our minds. Their shape have influenced how we communicate via diagrams, link ideas together and illustrate deeper human thoughts in art throughout history. Trees have been a recurrent metaphor fo

Lima, Manuel, Shneiderman, Ben

C.F.A. Voysey
395 col, 35 b/w 320

C.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941) was an architect-designer who advocated honest and thoughtful design, and championed high standards of craftsmanship applied only to the finest materials. The resulting objects - simple yet elegant,

Livingstone, Karen

Calligraphuck Tattoos

Fun, cheeky, and totally temporary, these tattoos feature swear words rendered in a lovely handdrawn calligraphy. Six sheets of tattoo designs include both sincere and snarky phrases--from Fuck Off to Fuck Yeah!--guaranteeing a perfect fit for

Chronicle Books

Chairs : 20th Century Classics
100 colour photographs 208

"Chairs: 20th-Century Classics" features more than 95 of the most desirable, influential and iconic designs from the last century. Part of a series featuring Collectables and Lighting, this book is beautifully illustra

Quin, Scala, Sibthorp, Fletcher

Colouring Book for the Lazy

russell, harriet

Cuba Style
illustrations 160

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the national republic of Cuba. To usher in the centenary, Steven Heller and Vicki Gold Levi have collected hundreds of vintage graphics of Cuba from the 1920s to the 1959

Levi, Vicky Gold, Heller, Stephen

Design Elements
illustrations 320

This updated version of Rockport's bestselling Design Elements offers expanded and updated content in a new, cleaner format for easier navigation. Author Timothy Samara has added more than 50 new diagrams and more than 100 new

Samara, Timothy

Design Museum: A-Z of Design & Designers

The official Design Museum: A-Z of Design & Designers is the guide to the world's leading design innovators - from Alvar Aalto and Joe Colombo to Charles and Ray Eames and Zaha Hadid. It covers all aspects of design, from architecture, autom

Fiell, Charlotte, Fiell, Peter, Design Museum

Design Your Life

Design plays an essential role in our daily lives. You don't have to be a designer to design your life. But it doesn't hurt to have some professional help. It took designer Vince Frost more than 25 years as a professional to appreciate the p

Frost, Vince

Design: The Whole Story

Design: The Whole Story takes a close look at the key developments, movements and practitioners of design around the world, from the beginnings of industrial manufacturing to the present day. Organized chronologically, it locates design with

Wilhide, Elizabeth, Glancey, Jonathan

Don't Read This Book: Time Management for Creative People

As creative people, we have ideas. Some of us have many ideas, others have really good ones, and most of us have many really good ideas. But most of these never see the light of day. Why? If you ask a creative person, the answer will always

Roos, Donald

Drawing Geometric
191(Ht mm) 152(Wdt mm) 300

Let your creativity flow by drawing amazing geometric shapes! Whether you're a beginning artist looking for a way to get in touch with your creative side, a harried executive looking for a meditative hobby to reduce st

Zitzmann, Tilman

Eames Primer
200 Colour 384

The first book to capture the philosophy and spirit behind the work of Charles and Ray Eames, "An Eames Primer" offers an in-depth look at the couple's prolific legacy--one that has placed them among the most important American de

Eames, Demetrios

Ed Emberley
Colour illustrations throughout 288

Ed Emberley shies away from calling himself an artist and instead likes to say that he draws pictures for a living. Now in his eighties, Ed Emberley is a Caldecott award-winning children s book illustrator and

Oldham, Todd, Neelon, Caleb

Finland Design by Great Masters
Finland boasts many great masters of design whom people around the world have admired for a long time such as Alvar Aalto, Maija Isola, Kaj Franck, Oiva Toikka, and Erik Bruun, The book profiles more than 10 Finnish designers from various fields incl


Food Player

Food culture continues to grow in popularity, with the rise of influential new chefs and restaurateurs, the birth of first-class boutique magazines and an ever-growing list of cooking shows. This expanded awareness has fuelled a renaissance

Sandu Cultural Media

Fox and The Star

Once there was a Fox who lived in a deep, dense forest. For as long as Fox could remember, his only friend had been Star, who lit the forest paths each night. But then one night Star wasn't there, and Fox had to face the forest all alone. The

Bickford-Smith, Coralie

Geometry of Type

The Geometry of Type explores 100 traditional and modern typefaces in detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. Characters from each typeface are enlarged and annotated to reveal key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often

Coles, Stephen, Spiekermann, Erik

History of the Future
200 colour 288

The political, social, and economic upheaval of the early twentieth century generated an extraordinary range of proposals for the future as successive generations grappled with issues of organizing vast urban systems and humanizin

Goodman, Donna

Illustrators Annual 2015: Bologna Children's Book Fair
Almost 50 years after its inaugural edition, the Bologna Children's Book Fair's Illustrators Exhibition has become one of the most important events in the world of illustration. The Illustrators Annuals 2015 brings together the projects that have bee


Illustrators Annual 2016


Industrial Design A-Z

Form meets function The industrial designs that shape our lives If you take even the slightest interest in the design of your toothbrush, the history behind your washing machine, or the evolution of the telephone, you ll tak

Fiell, Charlotte & Peter

It Happened in a Holden: A Celebration of the Holden

O'Reilly, Paddy


Plastic culture. The enduring lure of a material for over 60 years. Italian company Kartell, founded in 1949, is famous around the world for having invented the culture of plastic furniture and interior furnishings. Particularly since the pl

Holzwarth, Hans Werner

Keep it Simple
380 colour illustrations 287

Keep it Simple is the authentic story of the collaboration between Steve Jobs and Hartmut Esslinger, which began in 1982. The result of this partnership between entrepreneur and designer was revolutionary, in terms o

Esslinger, Hartmut

Lifestyle Illustration of the 1960s
approx. 1000 colour & b & w photographs & artworks 464

Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s is a glorious celebration of the Swinging Sixties - a groundbreaking decade heralding a new creativity, freedom and liberation. This lavishly illustrated bo

Hughes, Rian

Materials for Design
250 colour illustrations 256

Over the last ten years there has been a huge growth in the area of materials for design, but most books on this subject deal with advanced, semi-formed materials (that is, materials sold as sheet, rod, tube, etc.).

Lefteri, Chris

Mid-Century Modern

Panebianco and Gina and McGuire and Michaela

Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia
3 maps, 1450 colour photographs and 450 illustrations 592

First published in 1998, Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia has been hailed as the most accessible and authoritative antiques reference book ever published. It has gone on to sell over 110,00

Miller, Judith

Mona Lisa in 3000 Dots

From the same graphic talent that brought you the best-selling 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book now comes a poster that is entertaining as it is unique. Before his first book was published, Thomas Pavitte won international renown for his experimental dot-t

Pavitte, Thomas

Mr. Richard Sapper

An in-depth study of the work of German-born industrial designer Richard Sapper, most famous for designs such as the Tizio lamp and the Brionvega radio. Richard Sapper (1932-2015) a German-born designer who was based in Milan most of his wor

Olivares, Jonathan

Natural Designs: Contemporary Organic Upcycling

In this book Aurelie has collated 20 original DIY projects from internationally-renowned designers, and a few of her own, to create natural and durable furniture of your own. Since the beginning of time, nature has been a source of inspiration

Drouet, Aurelie, Blin, Jerome

Outre Journal
Colour illus throughout 144

McIntosh, Martin

Owning it

Not a legal book in the usual sense, renowned Australian intellectual property lawyer Sharon Givoni explains in 'plain English' how the law applies to creative industries. Packed with real-life case studies and user-friendly flowcharts and

Givoni, Sharon

Patterns: Inside the Design Library

An insider's guide to the world's largest archive of patterns and textiles, the source of inspiration for the globe's top designers Every season, designers from fashion, home furnishings, textiles, graphic arts, and paper-product industries

Koepke, Peter, Hasting, Julia

Piero Fornasetti 100 Years of practical madness
Over the course of his career Piero Fornasetti was a painter, sculptor, interior decorator, engraver of books and designer of more tha 11 000 products. This book pays tribute to Fornasetti and proposes a new and more correct reading of his work in th


Pocket Universal Principles of Design

Whether a website, marketing campaign, museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines. Now, there's a handy travel

Lidwell, William

Printing Things
illustrations 240

An inspirational and understandable exploration of the creative potential of 3D printing that introduces outstanding projects, key experts, and the newest technologies. Designers, trendscouts, scientists, and companies all agre

Warnier, Claire, Verbruggen, Dries

Project Vitra
Hardback , 243 x 176mm. 396 pages.

Project Vitra began in 1957 in Birsfelden near Basel with the production of the furniture of Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. Today Vitra is active and known throughout the world for its products and cu

Windlin, Cornel, Fehlbaum, Rolf

Ride 2nd Gear

Men and motorcycles: a story that has vacillatedsomewhere between cult and clichefor years. Custom bikes, in particular, havea history that is deeply rooted in the spirit offreedom and change of the 1960s, as well asman's primal urge to buil

Hunter, Chris, Funk, Maximilian, Klanten, Robert

Scandinavian Design
Illustrations (chiefly col.), map, ports. (some col.) 704

Scandtastic! Scandinavians are exceptionally gifted in design. They are world-famous for their inimitable, democratic designs which bridge the gap between crafts and industrial production

Fiell, Charlotte, Fiell, Peter

Stickerbomb Skulls
300 colour illustrations 108

Stickerbomb Skulls is the latest themed book in the Stickerbomb series, featuring many forms of design and illustrations of skulls by an eclectic mix of artists from around the world. Skulls are a very strong visual

(SRK), Studio Rarekwai

Tattoo Activity Book
black & white illustrations 64

Old school to new school, to graphic and realistic. Pretty birds, dreadful skulls, stylish full-rigged ships and graphic weirdness. Tattoo enthusiasts of all ages are invited to add their own colour and creativity

Fredrikson, Magnus, Cronstedt, Ebba

Tattoo Artists and Tattooed People
220 colour illustrations 304

This book explores the artistic nature of tattooing and celebrates its living, creative, changing essence. Alongside the omniscience of tattoing throughout the world for thousands of years, presented through rare art

No Author Provided

Tattoo Colour-In Postcards
20 illustrations 40

From the hand of MEGAMUNDEN, here are 20 detachable postcards waiting to be inked by you. Two flash sheets of full-colour stickers are also included so you can customise the drawings of sailors, samurai and skulls or send you


Terence Conran: My Life in Design
250 photographs and illustrations 264

In My Life in Design, Terence Conran tells the story of the Conran brand from the founding of the Conran Design Studio sixty years ago to the creation of the Design Museum, now moving to a dazzling new space

Conran, Sir Terence

The world of fairy tales and illustrations of Russia

Hiroshi Umino

Tiny PANTONE Objects
200 color photographs 144

Tiny PANTONE Objects is the perfect exploration of PANTONE colours in the everyday world. Inspired by the Tiny PMS Match Tumblr, Inka Mathew has spent years collecting miniature objects that perfectly match the shades o

Mathew, Inka

V&A: The Twelve Days Of Christmas

'On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ...' The V&A's Twelve Days of Christmas is a stunning book filled with hand-picked patterns from the V&A's collections. Featuring art work by William Morris and Charles Voysey, this is


Web Design Start Here

While platforms like WordPress have done much to make quality web design available to all, the fact remains that if you want to design a truly unique, bespoke or custom site, you need to have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS. Answering th

Mischook, Stefan

Wheel & Deal
850 316

Come along for the ride as WHEEL & DEAL tours the broad range of mobile establishments roaming the world's roads. Five chapters divide the traveling outfits based on how they are propelled, whether entirely human-powered, bicycle-driven,

Huan, Weiming

World of Charles and Ray Eames
400 colour illustrations 320

Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames are among the most important designers of the 20th century, and the story of the Eames Office is that of visual and material culture in the post-war, modern period. The W

Ince, Catherine

Worse Things Happen at Sea
illustrations 20

Across twenty pages of this intricately illustrated concertina book, Kellie Strom's fantastical seascape boils with monstrous sea beasts and sailors in peril. Inspired by tales of mythical creatures attacking ancient mariners, S

Strom, Kellie