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Noma Bar

Author: Noma Bar

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500094006

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Page: 680

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Noma Bar's innovative, playful style has made him one of the most sought-after illustrators working today, with a broad range of commissions from magazines and newspapers - including Empire, the New York Times, Wired, the Guardian and Time Out - and numerous private and advertising clients. His use of negative space and minimalist forms creates images with multiple readings that can delight and shock in equal measure. Each of Bar's illustrations tells a story that is hidden in the details, with the message revealing itself as you look more closely. Noma Bar has handpicked his most iconic illustrations and favourite works, each one displaying the distinctive style that has established his reputation. The works are organized into thematic chapters such as 'Pretty Ugly' (portraits), 'In Out' (sex), 'Life Death' (conflict), and 'Less More' (daily life). Alongside the images, Bar reveals his working methods and the stories behind his often idiosyncratic inspiration for different illustrations, and reflects on how his life experiences have shaped him as an artist. As a collection, the whole is much greater than the sum of these many, many-layered parts. It is destined to become a must-have reference source for all professionals in the worlds of graphic design and illustration, while also being an enthralling treasury for any follower of visual and popular culture. This limited, slipcased edition includes an exclusive screen print. One copy in this release of 1000 copies contains a one-of-a-kind gold-leaf print.

Negative Space

Author: Noma Bar

Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher

ISBN: 9780981780559

Category: Design

Page: 125

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An artist using negative space re ies on t e space that surrounds a subject to provide shape and meaning. Of course, the term also refers to any topic that conjures feelings of unease and discomfort. In Negative Space, Noma Bar plays with this pun, focusing on subject matter ranging from sex, global warming and nuclear warfare to religion, crime and corporate greed, solidifying his reputation as an artist able to convert complex topics into clean, provocative and revealing lines that viewers take in with ease, though they are not easily forgotten.

Noma Bar

Graphic Story Telling

Author: Noma Bar,Michael Bierut

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500021293

Category: Design

Page: 400

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A career retrospective of one of the world's most inventive contemporary illustrators, curated by the artist

Guess Who?

The Many Faces of Noma Bar

Author: Noma Bar,Steven Heller

Publisher: Mark Batty Pub

ISBN: 9780977985074

Category: Art

Page: 127

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Wholly unique vector-art illustrations that mold the subjects? actions into visual identities.

Killing Adonis

Author: J.M. Donellan

Publisher: Pantera Press

ISBN: 192199729X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A TRAGICOMIC TALE ABOUT LOVE, DELUSION, CORPORATE GREED AND THE HAZARDS OF USING A PINEAPPLE CUTTER WHILE HALLUCINATING LIGHT DUTIES, LARGE PAY, NO QUESTIONS ASKED... OR ANSWERED After seeing a curious flyer, Freya takes a job caring for Elijah, the comatose son of the eccentric Vincetti family. She soon discovers that the Vincetti’s labrynthine mansion hides a wealth of secrets, their corporate rivals have a nasty habit of being extravagantly executed, and Elijah is not the saint they portray him to be. As well, Marilyn Monroe keeps showing up, unaware she’s very much deceased. And there’s something very strange about the story that Elijah’s brother Jack is writing...

MasterChef: Street Food of the World

Author: Genevieve Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472946219

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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MasterChef: Street Food of the World is a no-holds-barred celebration of a food trend that continues to grow exponentially, delighting and enticing foodies. This exciting new book takes inspiration from the hugely successful pop up restaurants that continue to delight in their sheer theatre, as well as the street food vans and street food festivals that proliferate worldwide. From burritos, churros and pretzels to shrimp po' boy, Pad Thai or aromatic buns, it is estimated that 2.5 billion people per day eat street food across the world – a staggering figure. From affordable snacks to the more up-market, this collection will focuses on the celebration of fresh and local ingredients and different cultures and cuisines. Often quick and easy to make, these recipes will delight the home chef who wants to create sensational street snacks in their own kitchens. Written by the brilliant Genevieve Taylor, the book also features recipe contributions from MasterChef winners from around the world, such as Ping Coombes, Brent Owens and Claudia Sandoval. Chapters celebrate the best of each nation and continent, with photography from the legendary David Loftus to create a striking, vibrant and colourful book.

The Nordic Theory of Everything

In Search of a Better Life

Author: Anu Partanen

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062316567

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children. Moving to America in 2008, Finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly went from confident, successful professional to wary, self-doubting mess. She found that navigating the basics of everyday life—from buying a cell phone and filing taxes to education and childcare—was much more complicated and stressful than anything she encountered in her homeland. At first, she attributed her crippling anxiety to the difficulty of adapting to a freewheeling new culture. But as she got to know Americans better, she discovered they shared her deep apprehension. To understand why life is so different in the U.S. and Finland, Partanen began to look closely at both. In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Partanen compares and contrasts life in the United States with life in the Nordic region, focusing on four key relationships—parents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and government and citizens. She debunks criticism that Nordic countries are socialist “nanny states,” revealing instead that it is we Americans who are far more enmeshed in unhealthy dependencies than we realize. As Partanen explains step by step, the Nordic approach allows citizens to enjoy more individual freedom and independence than we do. Partanen wants to open Americans’ eyes to how much better things can be—to show her beloved new country what it can learn from her homeland to reinvigorate and fulfill the promise of the American dream—to provide the opportunity to live a healthy, safe, economically secure, upwardly mobile life for everyone. Offering insights, advice, and solutions, The Nordic Theory of Everything makes a convincing argument that we can rebuild our society, rekindle our optimism, and restore true freedom to our relationships and lives.

A Humument

Author: Tom Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500094044

Category:

Page: 392

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In 1966 the artist Tom Phillips discovered A Human Document (1892), an obscure Victorian romance by W.H. Mallock, and set himself the task of altering every page, by painting, collage or cut-up techniques, to create an entirely new version. Some of Mallock's original text remains in tact and through the illustrated pages the character of Bill Toge, Phillips's anti-hero, and his romantic plight emerges. First published in 1973, A Humument - as Phillips titled his altered book - quickly established itself as a cult classic. Since then, the artist has been working towards a complete revision of his original, adding new pages in successive editions. That process is now finished. This 50th anniversary edition presents, for the first time, an entirely new and complete version of A Humument . This edition includes a revised Introduction by the artist, reflecting on the last 50 years' work on this project, and 92 new illustrated pages. A Special Limited edition is also available: this presents a copy of the 50th anniversary edition in a clamshell box with a limited-edition print, signed by the artist.

People and Print

Author: Marcroy Smith,Andy Cooke

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500293140

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Page: 336

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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 Print is split into three sections: Part 1 features essays by journalist Andrew Losowsky; Danielle Pender, curator at KK Outlet; and Lawrence Zeegen, Profess29or of Illustration at University of the Arts London. It includes interviews with Heretic, a London-based illustration and screen-printing studio, and Jeremy Leslie, Creative Director at magCulture; and a site visit to St Cuthberts Mill, a paper manufacturer in Somerset. Part 2 consists of profiles on such creatives as Brazilian illustrators Bicicleta Sem Freio, Melbourne-based screen-printers Dangerfork, Portland-based letterpress KeeganMeegan & Co., and New York-based design firm Sagmeister & Walsh. Part 3, the Directory, lists a wide selection of print-based websites.

The Red Thread

Buddhist Approaches to Sexuality

Author: Bernard Faure

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400822607

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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Is there a Buddhist discourse on sex? In this innovative study, Bernard Faure reveals Buddhism's paradoxical attitudes toward sexuality. His remarkably broad range covers the entire geography of this religion, and its long evolution from the time of its founder, Xvkyamuni, to the premodern age. The author's anthropological approach uncovers the inherent discrepancies between the normative teachings of Buddhism and what its followers practice. Framing his discussion on some of the most prominent Western thinkers of sexuality--Georges Bataille and Michel Foucault--Faure draws from different reservoirs of writings, such as the orthodox and heterodox "doctrines" of Buddhism, and its monastic codes. Virtually untapped mythological as well as legal sources are also used. The dialectics inherent in Mahvyvna Buddhism, in particular in the Tantric and Chan/Zen traditions, seemed to allow for greater laxity and even encouraged breaking of taboos. Faure also offers a history of Buddhist monastic life, which has been buffeted by anticlerical attitudes, and by attempts to regulate sexual behavior from both within and beyond the monastery. In two chapters devoted to Buddhist homosexuality, he examines the way in which this sexual behavior was simultaneously condemned and idealized in medieval Japan. This book will appeal especially to those interested in the cultural history of Buddhism and in premodern Japanese culture. But the story of how one of the world's oldest religions has faced one of life's greatest problems makes fascinating reading for all.

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

Design by Nature

Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design

Author: Maggie Macnab

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132622416

Category: Art

Page: 312

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In Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design, author Maggie Macnab takes you on an intimate and eclectic journey examining the unending versatility of nature, showing how to uncover nature’s ingenuity and use it to create beautiful and compelling designed communications. Written for designers and creative thinkers of all types, this book will guide you through a series of unexpected a-ha! moments that describe relationships among nature, art, science, technology, and design. Through explanation and example, you will learn about natural processes, consisting of everyday patterns and shapes that are often taken for granted, but that can be used effectively in visual messaging. Explore the principles all human beings intuitively use to understand the world and learn to incorporate nature’s patterns and shapes into your work for more meaningful design. By recognizing and appreciating a broad range of relationships, you can create more aesthetic and effective design, building communications that encompass the universal experience of being part of nature, and that are relevant to a worldwide audience. Teaches how to understand and integrate the essential processes of nature’s patterns and shapes in design Includes key concepts, learning objectives, definitions, and exercises to help you put what you learn into practice Features a foreword by Debbie Millman and reviews and discussions of practice and process by some of the world’s leading designers, including Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and Ellen Lupton Includes profiles of street artist Banksy, creative director and author Kenya Hara, and typographical designer Erik Spiekermann

A Smile in the Mind

Author: Beryl McAlhone,David Stuart

Publisher: Phaidon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 240

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An exploration of humour, irony and playfulness in graphic design. This book explores so-called 'witty thinking' - arguably the most entertaining area of graphic design. Witty thinking is playfulness with ideas, words playing against images, and unexpected connections prompting new insights. It is clever thinking, not funny drawing. A Smile in the Mind analyses the intricate thought processes behind the apparently forward images. It shows how to make the case for witty solutions and, through a series of in-depth interviews with the world's top designers, suggests how to get inspiration. Gathering together the best examples of graphic wit over the past three decades, this book includes work from over 300 designers in the USA, Britain, Europe and Japan. Written with insight and a subtle lightness of touch, it offers designers a friendly read, a helpful sourcebook and a dynamic trigger for ideas.

The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons

A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive

Author: Bob Mankoff

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316484776

Category: Humor

Page: 1536

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This monumental, two-volume, slip-cased collection includes nearly 10 decades worth of New Yorker cartoons selected and organized by subject with insightful commentary by Bob Mankoff and a foreword by David Remnick. The is the most ingenious collection of New Yorker cartoons published in book form, The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons is a prodigious, slip-cased, two-volume, 1,600-page A-to-Z curation of cartoons from the magazine from 1924 to the present. Mankoff--for two decades the cartoon editor of the New Yorker--organizes nearly 3,000 cartoons into more than 250 categories of recurring New Yorker themes and visual tropes, including cartoons on banana peels, meeting St. Peter, being stranded on a desert island, snowmen, lion tamers, Adam and Eve, the Grim Reaper, and dogs, of course. The result is hilarious and Mankoff's commentary throughout adds both depth and whimsy. The collection also includes a foreword by New Yorker editor David Remnick. This is stunning gift for the millions of New Yorker readers and anyone looking for some humor in the evolution of social commentary.

Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks

Author: Derek Jarman,Stephen Farthing,Tilda Swinton,Edward Webb-Ingall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500516942

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Offers insight into the life and working method of the filmmaker, sharing drawings, photographs, poetry, and working scripts.

How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, and (Every Once in a While) Change the World

Author: Michael Bierut

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500518267

Category:

Page: 320

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A monograph, manual and manifesto by one of the world's leading graphic designers. Protégé of design legend Massimo Vignelli and partner in the New York office of the international design firm Pentagram, Michael Bierut has had one of the most varied careers of any living graphic designer. The 35 projects Bierut presents in this book illustrate the breadth of activity that graphic design encompasses today, his goal being to demonstrate not a single ideology, but the enthusiastically eclectic approach that has been a hallmark of his career. Each project is told in Bierut's own entertaining voice and shown through historic images, preliminary drawings (including full-size reproductions of the notebooks he has maintained for over 30 years), working models and rejected alternatives, as well as the finished work. Along the way, he provides insights into the creative process, his working life, his relationship with clients, and the struggles that any design professional faces in bringing innovative ideas to the world. Inspiring, informative and authoritative, How to...is set to be the bible of graphic design ideas.

Now You See It and Other Essays on Design

Author: Michael Bierut

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616896249

Category: Design

Page: 240

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"Design is a way to engage with real content, real experience," writes celebrated essayist Michael Bierut in this follow-up to his best-selling Seventy-Nine Short Essays on Design (2007). In more than fifty smart and accessible short pieces from the past decade, Bierut engages with a fascinating and diverse array of subjects. Essays range across design history, practice, and process; urban design and architecture; design hoaxes; pop culture; Hydrox cookies, Peggy Noonan, baseball, The Sopranos; and an inside look at his experience creating the "forward" logo for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Other writings celebrate such legendary figures as Jerry della Femina, Alan Fletcher, Charley Harper, and his own mentor, Massimo Vignelli. Bierut's longtime work in the trenches of graphic design informs everything he writes, lending depth, insight, and humor to this important and engrossing collection.

Moleskine How to Play with Letters

Author: Moleskine

Publisher: Moleskine

ISBN: 9788866131618

Category: Design

Page: 112

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The surprising, exciting and playful world of contemporary letter art is brought to life in this book. Berlin street artist RYLSEE takes us on a journey through the creative potential of lettering, showing the many facets of this fresh and powerful art form. This book is an ideal guide for anyone with an interest in cutting edge art and design.

Ronnie Wood - Artist

Author: Ronnie Wood,Keith Richards,Richard Havers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519899

Category:

Page: 256

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The first publication to showcase the visual art of the Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood

Type Tells Tales

Author: Steven Heller,Gail Ande

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500420577

Category:

Page: 224

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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 typographer. This can be quite literal, for example when letters come from the mouth of a person or thing, as in a comics balloon. It can be hand lettering, drawn with its own distinctive peculiarities that convey personality and mood. Precedents for contemporary work might be in Apollinaire's calligram 'Il pleut' or Kurt Schwitters' children's picture book 'The Scarecrow', or in Concrete Poetry, Futurist 'Words in Freedom' or Dadaist collage. Seeking out examples in the furthest reaches of graphic design, Steven Heller and Gail Anderson uncover work that reveals how type can be used to render a particular voice or multiple conversations, how letters can be used in various shapes and sizes to create a kind of typographic pantomime, and how type can become both content and illustration as in, for example Paul Rand's 'ROARRRRR'. Letters take the shape and form of other things, such as people, faces, animals, cars or planes. There are examples of how typographic blocks, paragraphs, sentences and blurbs can be used to guide the eye through dense information. This exciting, fresh take on typography goes far beyond the letter and word, exploding the boundaries of typographic expression. It will enthral designers and illustrators, wordsmiths and literati: anyone, in short, who loves the medium of the message.