They're often behind the scenes, letting their work take center stage. But now Nathan Williams, founder and editor in chief of Kinfolk magazine and author of The Kinfolk Table, The Kinfolk Home, and T..
It was a journey that took Rebecca Kain, co-founder of the highly successful New Zealand chain of homeware and gift boutiques Redcurrent, back in time to the lives of her grandmothers, their homes and..
3,000 years of fashion history in one stylish visual guide "Fashion" is the definitive guide to the evolution of costume and style. Tracing 3,000 years from the early draped fabrics of ancient times t..
For aspiring designers, font nerds, or anyone who has ever Googled "what font does Apple use?" this is a journal that explores the art of typography. Inside, you'll find these pages peppered with fact..
This rich, oversized resource is a treasure trove of ideas for incorporating traditional designs and timeless antique embellishments into a modern home. While modern design often neglects cultural and..
Few sights can reawaken memories of happy holidays of yesteryear as vividly as the superb railway posters that were so much a part of the great age of mass rail travel. Between the 1930s and 1950s - r..
Consider this simple conundrum: is it possible to be a bad good designer or a good bad designer for that matter? If the answer is yes then which is preferable and what does this reveal about the relat..
This guide explores ways in which graphic designers can successfully collaborate with other creative professionals and sectors, whether it be a more sophisticated logo for a product, a better-designed..
This book serves as an introduction to the key elements of good design. Broken into sections covering the fundamental elements of design, key works by acclaimed designers serve to illustrate technical..
This fifth edition of Graphic Design School has been enlarged to include information on digital imaging techniques, motion graphics and designing for the web and small-screen applications. The book is..
This sixth edition of Graphic Design School has been refreshed and updated throughout, and features two new articles, one on User Experience Design (UX) and User Interface Design (UI), and one on Moti..
A stunning and thought provoking round-up of today's most interesting visual communication projects, Graphic Design Sourcebook surveys the work of one hundred of the world's most exciting and groundbr..
Featuring 75 of the world's most influential designers, this book presents the story of graphic design through the fascinating personal stories and significant works that have shaped the field. Arrang..
This visual survey of graphic design styles through the ages is an essential resource for designers, art and design students, and art lovers. With more than 700 illustrations, it is the only wide-rang..
What is a true 1950s look, as opposed to a 1930s or 1940s look? This book aims to address that question by thoroughly surveying the development of graphic design over the course of the 20th century. T..
Living with paintings, sculptures, ceramics and textiles - in fact almost anything crafted by hand - will give your home a distinct personality that is welcome in this age of mass production. Handmade..
Designing a final degree collection is a fashion students first chance to approach the reality of the industry. This handbook provides a step-by-step guide to creating this collection, with each chapt..
We are all type consumers and interact with type in our everyday lives. Typefaces in all shapes and sizes evoke an emotional response and trigger associated memories before we've even read the words. ..
This book explains, in simple steps and non-mathematical terminology, how to create repeat patterns in a line, on the plane, as tiles and as Escher-like repeats. The book also shows how to make 'wallp..
Marian Bantjes's highly ornamental, craftsman-like word-pictures have earned her professional acclaim and a cult following around the world. There is, however, another side to Bantjes's visual work: h..
A follow-up to India Hicks's New York Times bestselling book, India Hicks: Island Style, India Hicks: A Slice of England is the designer's exploration of her British heritage and how she has expressed..
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 t..
Type designers are fanatical; living, breathing and eating type as they strive to create fonts capable of withstanding the test of time. This new book aims to be the definitive resource for aspiring t..
We watch television for hours at a time, but the television set is never itself the object of our attention. We forget the tv is in our room as we engage with images from afar. How do we account for s..
"Just Design" presents 150 inspiring design projects organised into 6 sections exploring the different ways design can serve the greater good from supporting existing causes, to seeking out hidden pro..
New, practical paperback edition of the landmark design manifesto from the UK's favourite design guru. In this inspirational yet also practical paperback Kevin explores all areas of domestic living, ..
In the original, 2005 edition, author Kristin Cullen tackled the often perplexing job of nailing down a layout that works. In the new edition, with a new cover and new look, Dennis Puhalla (author of ..
Artists have long explored the nuances of limited color palettes in their work. Recognizing the power of simplicity in conveying a succinct message without too much noise or artifice instantly changes..
Why is Helvetica used for airport signs - and who designed Arial? What exactly is hand lettering? Which fonts tend to work best for emails and what font is used on New York street signs? Let's Talk Ty..
The anatomy of letters. Everything you could ever want to know about printing letters and numbers. Looking back as far as man's first efforts to communicate with visual signs and drawings, Letter Foun..
Designer, author, educator Timothy Samara is a world authority on type and graphic design. His 2004 book, Typography Workbook has become an essential reference text for design classrooms and industry ..
This heritage brand with its foot firmly in the future is known for its eclectic, avant-garde design and unmistakeable Art Fabrics. The book showcases not only its historic beginnings, from Arthur Lib..
La belle vie. The textures and tones of dreamy Provence. Nestled in the south of France, bordering the Mediterranean sea, is a magical region of the world renowned for its lavender fields, fine cuisin..
Logotype mini is the definitive modern collection of logotypes, monograms and other text-based corporate marks. Featuring more than 1,300 international typographic identities, by around 250 design stu..
Los Logos 8, the classic compilation and thoughtfully curated showcase of current developments in logo design, delves into the realm of an ever-evolving and always present branding component. Los Logo..
Lee Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) is widely recognized as one of the leading fashion designers of his time, whose work combined esthetic vision, emotional power, and extraordinary craft. He was especi..
A born and bred New Yorker, Medine's fashion epiphany occurred while mourning multiple broken relationships in the dressing room of Topshop. As she slipped into drop-crotch shorts and a boxed sequin b..
The book looks inside great graphic designers and mapmakers' notebooks such as Nicolas Felton, Joost Grootens, Paula Scher, Akkurat Studio and many others, showing how reality become maps and maps a l..
Since the first edition was published in 1980, Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear has become established as the standard work on this subject and has proved invaluable as both a textbook for students..
The mid-twentieth century was one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design. Drawing on the inventive style of the era, this range of gift products features exclusiv..
Min explores the current rebirth of simplicity in graphic design. As creatives enter into a new phase of minimalism, taking contemporary design in fresh and exciting directions, they also wave goodbye..
Designers from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland have long pursued the shared goal of social equality through design, believing that well- designed everyday goods not only enhance daily lif..
A 296 - page survey of 80 international ceramicists who bridge the worlds of product design, interiors, fine art and luxury craftsmanship. The book will examine a new breed of ceramicist: not traditi..
For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style,..