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The Elements of Typographic Style: Version 4.0: 20th Anniversary Edition

The Elements of Typographic Style: Version 4.0: 20th Anniversary Edition

Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide. Combining the practical, theoretical, and historical, this edition is completely updated, with a thorough revision and updating of the longest chapter, “Prowling the Specimen Books,” and many other small but important updates based on things that are continually changing in the field.Read… Read the full article.

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Masters of Fashion Illustration

Masters of Fashion Illustration

This lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed book celebrates the colorful lives and dazzling work of the great twentieth-century fashion illustrators, as chosen by one of today’s leading fashion artists, David Downton. The book concludes with a portfolio of David Downton’s own work, featuring drawings of the Paris haute couture shows and portraits of contemporary icons such as Dita Von Teese… Read the full article.

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Collage Couture: Techniques for Creating Fashionable Art

Collage Couture: Techniques for Creating Fashionable Art

Play dress-up with your art!Collage has never been so fashionable! In Collage Couture you’ll learn how to sketch fashion figures, create stylish dresses from patterned paper and apply a variety of textured backgrounds to your collage pieces. With styles ranging from cute to elegant and sweet to sophisticated, these mixed-media projects will transport your art from the studio to the… Read the full article.

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Bay Area Graffiti 80-90 Reviews

Bay Area Graffiti 80-90 Reviews

Veteran graffiti writers SFaustina and Jocelyn Superstar have collaborated on a history of the graffiti scene in the San Franscisco Bay area from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. The result of their collaboration, Bay Area Graffiti: 80–90, provides a glimpse into street art history that is seldom seen: one that is authored by a pair of writers who… Read the full article.

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Illustrating Children’s Books: Creating Pictures for Publication

Illustrating Children’s Books: Creating Pictures for Publication

The successful book illustrator starts by understanding his author’s flight of fancy, then rendering the ideas and actions imaginatively in pictorial terms. This unusual and inspiring book was written for art students and ambitious beginners. It instructs on methods of developing both imaginative powers and the technical artistic skills to produce high quality illustrations that will please authors and children’s… Read the full article.

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A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture

A magnificently illustrated guide to the global history of architecture—updated to include the non-western world and works from women The Second Edition of this historical architectural guide gives you a deeper knowledge and wider perspective of traditions in architecture throughout the world—from prehistoric through modern structures. Extensively and beautifully illustrated, the book includes photos, plans, scales for world-famous structures such… Read the full article.

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Illustrations Now! (Illustration Now)

Illustrations Now! (Illustration Now)

Drawing power: the world’s hottest illustrators A to Z From magazines and newspapers to ads, websites, album covers, and even mobile phone wallpaper, illustration is a crucial element in visual communication today. With unlimited creative possibilities, illustration is as unbound as imagination itself; whether it’s a simple pencil drawing, an ornate airbrushed painting, or a computer-generated image, an illustration speaks… Read the full article.

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Subway Art: 25th Anniversary Edition Reviews

Subway Art: 25th Anniversary Edition Reviews

During the 1970s and 80s photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant captured the environment and the imagination of a generation by documenting the burgeoning New York City graffiti movement. Now 25 years and more than a half a million copies later their bestselling book Subway Art is available in a large-scale deluxe format heightening the visual impact of their classic… Read the full article.

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Wedding Papercrafts: 35 Beautiful Easy-To-Make Projects for That Special Occasion Reviews

Wedding Papercrafts: 35 Beautiful Easy-To-Make Projects for That Special Occasion Reviews

This book helps you create your own perfect wedding with these exquisite ideas for place settings, accessories and more. Not only will your wedding be unique but you will save on the cost too, without having to sacrifice the style. From first plans right through to lively moments spent reflecting on your special day, these unusual ideas and deft effects… Read the full article.

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Origami from Angelfish to Zen (Dover Origami Papercraft)

Origami from Angelfish to Zen (Dover Origami Papercraft)

“This splendidly written, richly illustrated book is unlike any ever written about origami.” — Martin Gardner. A celebrated origami artist explores the secrets of Japanese paperfolding and explains how to create complex animals from simple squares of paper. Includes a brief history, basic techniques, and step-by-step instructions for 24 projects: hummingbird, giraffe, butterfly, kangaroo, and more.Read more about this book…

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Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists and Designer Makers

Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists and Designer Makers

This book showcases ground-breaking methods and techniques that have been adapted from industry and are now being applied by designer-makers. To the uninitiated, these technologies may seem complex, but this book explains simply and clearly how they have developed, how they work, and their application. Packed full with case studies of artists using these processes, this book demonstrates that outstanding… Read the full article.

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Rackham’s Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full Color

Rackham’s Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full Color

Superb collection of 55 lovely plates, reproduced from rare, early editions, includes a rich selection of fairy tale images by one of England’s leading illustrators of the early 20th century. Includes scenes from Irish Fairy Tales, English Fairy Tales, Hansel and Gretel, Snowdrop and Other Tales, Little Brother & Little Sister, and more.Read more about this book… More Illustration Products

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Illustration: A Visual History

Illustration: A Visual History

This unique visual history of the art of illustration, by the foremost historian of graphic design and a well-known illustrator and designer, joins the authors’ previous Graphic Style as an indispensable resource for anyone interested in art, design, and popular culture. Illustration has long been a significant popular art?and is often more visible, recognizable, and memorable than ?higher” arts. Editorial and… Read the full article.

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A Life in Illustration: The Most Famous Illustrators and their Work

A Life in Illustration: The Most Famous Illustrators and their Work

What does an illustrator actually do and in what fields can one work? Today’s most successful illustrators present their work and talk about their experiences in one of life’s most beautiful careers. Illustration is no longer just illustration. Today, illustrators write and create children’s picture books and graphic novels; they structure information through infographics; they design logos, fonts, and other… Read the full article.

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Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic, and most important, element. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily.Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break… Read the full article.

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Yellow Owl’s Little Prints: Stamp, Stencil, and Print Projects to Make for Kids

Yellow Owl’s Little Prints: Stamp, Stencil, and Print Projects to Make for Kids

Celebrated indie artist Christine Schmidt offers 25 hip, imaginative, and personalizable decorations, toys, puzzles, and keepsakes for children using simple hand-printing techniques.A new take on DIY projects for kids. Personalized, handmade items are a meaningful way to show your love for a baby or child. Christine Schmidt, author of the bestselling Print Workshop and the creative force behind the acclaimed… Read the full article.

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The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books: From creating characters to developing stories, a step-by-step guide to making magical picture books

The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books: From creating characters to developing stories, a step-by-step guide to making magical picture books

The latest in our best selling Encyclopedia of Art series now focuses on a popular topic for both writers and illustrators: how to make, craft, and sell children’s books. This practical book is a step-by-step guide to becoming a successful graphic storyteller, showing how to create exciting plots and engaging characters that will delight young readers.Topics feature a wide range… Read the full article.

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Japanese Paper Crafting: Create 17 Paper Craft Projects & Make your own Beautiful Washi Paper

Japanese Paper Crafting: Create 17 Paper Craft Projects & Make your own Beautiful Washi Paper

Across the country interest in paper crafts is booming. People from all walks of life are creating scrapbooks, making gift cards and learning origami. Washi, a traditional handmade paper originating in Japan, is a perfect accompaniment to these crafts. Japanese Paper Crafting teaches the essentials of making beautiful and unusual washi paper at home.Using diagrams and photographs, this book’s step-by-step… Read the full article.

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The Fundamentals of Illustration Second Edition

The Fundamentals of Illustration Second Edition

An update to the popular first edition of the same name, providing a fresh introduction to the key elements of the discipline and takes the student step-by-step through the key processes, themes and applications in illustration.Read more about this book… More Illustration Products

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Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities

Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities

There are a lot of books out there that show collections of logos. But David Airey’s “Logo Design Love” is something different: it’s a guide for designers (and clients) who want to understand what this mysterious business is all about. Written in reader-friendly, concise language, with a minimum of designer jargon, Airey gives a surprisingly clear explanation of the process,… Read the full article.

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My First Crochet Book: Learn To Crochet: Kids

My First Crochet Book: Learn To Crochet: Kids

My First Crochet Book is the perfect introduction to crochet for kids of all ages!With bright, modern, full colour illustrations, children can quickly learn to crochet, master new stitches and make a selection of cute and easy first crochet projects, including mittens, scarves, toys, beautiful scented hanging hearts, fashion accessories, granny squares and more !. * Easy to follow How… Read the full article.

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Secrets of Freelance Illustration: How to become a successful freelance illustrator Reviews

Secrets of Freelance Illustration: How to become a successful freelance illustrator Reviews

Imagine earning Your Living Doing The Thing You LoveI’ve worked as a successful freelance illustrator for over 13 years, with major clients including Penguin Books, Virgin, Channel 5, EMAP, Firetrap and Cosmopolitan MagazineAnd I’m going to show you how to launch your own successful illustration career            Learn The Essential Steps To Becoming A Successful FreelancerThere are only 10 steps to… Read the full article.

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Design Elements

Design Elements

The graphic design equivalent to Strunk & White’s The Elements of StyleThis book is simply the most compact and lucid handbook available outlining the basic principles of layout, typography, color usage, and space.Being a creative designer is often about coming up with unique design solutions. Unfortunately, when the basic rules of design are ignored in an effort to be distinctive,… Read the full article.

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Zentangle 8, Expanded Workbook Edition (DO #5463)

Zentangle 8, Expanded Workbook Edition (DO #5463)

Elegant letters are the perfect way to personalize a greeting card, stationery or a memorable gift. Turn mundane mail into envelopes that promise something really special. Send special tangled thank-you notes and enclosure cards for showers, weddings and baby announcements. Using the relaxing process of Zentangle, you can create unique letters with stunning details and sumptuous backgrounds – one tangle… Read the full article.

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