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, gr..
Here is a an overview of the exceptional work produced and championed by over fifty of the leading illustrators, printmakers and designers from the sphere of independent, print-based design. People of..
Perfect Imperfect takes as its founding principle the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, advocating the beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanence and the authentic. Importantly, this is done withou..
This anthology, the first of its kind, presents thirty-two texts on contemporary prints and printmaking written from the mid-1980s to the present by authors from across the world. The texts range from..
This handy, pocket-version of the Universal Methods of Design provides the same thorough and critical presentation of 100 research methods, synthesis/analysis techniques, and research deliverables for..
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 ..
A successful layout will captivate the target audience immediately in commercial design. What are the principles then behind successful design that attracts consumers? You will find answers in this bo..
The print collections of the National Galleries of Scotland reveal a diverse and dazzling variety of different techniques and approaches to printmaking. From exquisite copperplate engravings by the ol..
The first-ever illustrated history of the iconic designs, symbols, and graphic art representing more than 5 decades of LGBTQ pride and activism--from the evolution of Gilbert Baker's rainbow flag to t..
Home should be a retreat, a place for our minds to slow down and unwind, a place that feels safe and free of the stresses and insecurities of the outside world. Many people fear pattern and strong col..
Radical Matter: Rethinking Materials for a Sustainable Future presents the eight `Big Ideas' that will shape and inform the choices of materials, design methods and manufacturing processes made by des..
Graphic artists and designers from around the world have now rediscovered the risograph for themselves - along with other machines for similar almost forgotten techniques such as mimeography -and spar..
Since software programs have come to dominate offices and studios, the pencil has become a symbol for creative freedom. In other words, the work you do on the computer is what you do for work, to pay ..
Simply Spaced is your step-by-step guide for clearing your space and mind. Broken down into 12 monthly projects, this accessible guide offers inspiring tips on common clutter culprits, things to let g..
Forty years of "witty thinking" from over 500 designers, including hundreds of visual examples and interviews with the world's top practitioners First published in 1996, A Smile in the Mind rapidly be..
David Trubridge is New Zealand's only internationally recognized furniture designer. From his studio and manufacturing facility in Hawkes Bay, Trubridge has developed a serious following world-wide fo..
This is a beautifully illustrated and accessibly written history of the development and evolution of design. A fascinating multi-stranded account that is truly comprehensive in its scope, it introduce..
Published to coincide with the opening of the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee, this is the first major survey of Scottish design history from 1500 to present day. This inspiring and hugely varied volume ..
Now 100 years old, the Bauhaus still looks just as fresh today as it did when it began. It was a place to experiment and embrace a new creative freedom. Thanks to this philosophy, the Bauhaus still sh..
Design professionals are no longer just executors of new product/service design briefs but are increasingly involved in the crafting of these briefs and in the strategic decisions leading to these bri..
Symbols play an integral role in branding programs. This book explores the visual language of symbols according to their most basic element: form. Over 1,300 symbols from all over the world are here c..
In Things Come Apart, fifty design classics - arranged by size and intricacy - are beautifully displayed, piece by piece, exploding in midair and dissected in real-time, frame-by-frame video stills. W..
Our all time best selling book is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page ..
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..
Type Tells Tales focuses on typography that is integral to the message or story it is expressing. This is type that speaks - that is literally the voice of the narrator. And the narrator is the typogr..
The first typewriter artist to find fame was Flora F. F. Stacey, with her butterfly drawing of 1898; but since the very beginning of the typewriter's existence, artists, designers, poets and writers h..
An elegant handbook in typography, for the professional and amateur text designer.Typographic Style Handbook is an indispensable new manual for anyone working with text - books, journals, company repo..
This book serves as an introduction to the key elements of good typographic design. Broken into sections covering the fundamentals of typography, the book features inspiring works by acclaimed typogra..
This expanded and revised version of the best-selling Universal Methods of Design is a comprehensive reference that provides a thorough and critical presentation of 125 research methods, synthesis/ana..
The title incorporates contextual essays that explore how cultural theory can be applied to the real-world practice of graphic design, and are discussed by designers such as Neville Brody, Michael Bie..
What is Graphic Design? explores the issues that have shaped design today and looks at how graphic design has evolved over time, from the development of printing to the present day. The second chapter..
What is Typography? is a compact guide to the discipline that lies at the epicentre of design and communication. With three sections exploring issues, anatomy, and an analysis of an eclectic group of ..
With record numbers of design and advertising students graduating into the job market each year, it makes more sense now than ever to be fully armed to succeed. This book helps new designers make the ..
With record numbers of design and advertising students graduating into the job market each year, it makes more sense now than ever before to be fully armed to succeed. This book helps new designers ma..
William Morris - one of the most influential designers of the 19th century and an important figure in the Arts and Crafts movement - revisited in this inspirational interior design guide. Rich natural..
From architects and product designers to textile artists and digital innovators, Women Design profiles 27 of the most influential female designers from the twentieth century to the present day, showca..