It is a difficult brief to create a design utilising only a single colour, one that relies heavily on a designer's skill at composition, use of materials and special effects. While some leap at the ch..
Paper Secret 1 reveals the world of paper-based art by detailing a multitude of projects cut, curled, stacked, cast, folded, pulped and slotted together with exceptional results. Laser-cut with all th..
In this series, the Design Museum looks at the fifty design icons of major cities around the world - icons that, when viewed together, inherently sum up the character of their city. Covering anything ..
'No one understands pattern and design quite like Emma. This gem of a book celebrates her passion for British ceramics, her beautiful design and joyful patterns.' Kirstie Allsopp Creativity, collabor..
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 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 ..
Neuroscience research has exploded, with more than fifty thousand neuroscientists applying increasingly advanced methods. A mountain of new facts and mechanisms has emerged. And yet a principled frame..
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..
An elegant exploration of the hugely influential simplicity, beauty, and functionality of Nordic design - timeless, yet on trend From literature to food, lifestyle to fashion, cinema to architecture, ..
"Rethink: The way you live is a book to inspire and challenge people to reconsider how to redesign their homes. Told with beautifully photographed and evocative images of homes across the world, Rethi..
The modern yearning for vintage and classical design work is well-documented in Retro Graphics, an in-depth exploration of diverse applications of retro elements in modern graphic design. The first se..
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..
Discover your inner stylist with the help of this gorgeous book that showcases creative ideas for every room. Drawing from inspirational New Zealand home interiors, stylist LeeAnn Yare and photographe..
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 ..
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..
Design is a multi-disciplined approach to problem-solving that has always uniquely reflected humankind's aspirations, needs and desires. It has both shaped and mirrored the spirit of our times. The St..
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..
Rozsika Parker's re-evaluation of the reciprocal relationship between women and embroidery has brought stitchery out from the private world of female domesticity into the fine arts, created a major br..
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..
What is jewellery? This new publication is a reflection on that question. Here is an interdisciplinary approach transcending the familiar categories crafts or art, applied or fine. What matters here i..
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..
Paul Sahre ranks alongside modern-day design heroes Stefan Sagmeister and Chip Kidd as one of the most influential graphic designers of his generation. Two-Dimensional Man is a fresh take on the tradi..
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..
From Forturny and Worth at the start of the century, Lanvin and Chanel in the 1920s, Balmain and Balenciaga in the 1950s, Bill Blass, and Courreges in the 1960s, Yves St Laurent, Ossie Clark and Celia..
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..
In Visual Contrast, Timothy Rundle reveals key techniques for styling your home by reworking what you already have. He looks at Shape, Colour, Placement and Personality and reveals how these seemingly..
From the Mediterranean to the Pacific Ocean and the tropical idylls of Southeast Asia, this book takes an international trip to the world's most stunning waterside homes. Photographs of each house rev..
"The Way We Live" transcends all other style books to reveal global connections and patterns in home decoration. This world tour of interior design elements is lavishly presented in more than 1,000 co..
This collection of quotes demonstrates the elegant simplicity of Ai Weiwei's thoughts on key aspects of his art, politics, and life. A master at communicating powerful ideas in astonishingly few words..
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 ..
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..