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An inside look at select artists & firms
Select designers or their firms get a whole book(s) to themselves and their particular style.



Trek NEW.
Trek is a collection of David Carson's most evocative photographs: everyday people, places and objects transformed through an extraordinary sense of color, free association, and vision. An original way of seeing that elevates deceptively ordinary snapshots into elegant 'painted' images that are charged with an eerie kind of beauty. With Trek, David Carson is deftly shuffling the deck, bridging an elusive gap between two different genres.
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Fotografiks - David Carson NEW.
David Carson first made a name for himself debunking high-brow design aesthetics with a decidedly impulsive and intuitive approach to the printed page. Here he similarly debunks high-brow photography, with this collection of obscured, abstracted and often out-of-focus photographs. These lo-fi photographs are then elevated to another level by Philip Meggs's typically lofty writing.. be sure to check out Carson's grungy photograph of an empty chair, which Meggs decides is a study about "the absence of people." (That put a smile on my face, at least.)
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graphic design
		booksChalet
Francois Chalet's style has become a trademark, inspiring other graphic designers to take the creative challenge of developing an own metaphorical language - and is very fun. The book does not only show this well-known side of his, but gives insight into the working methods and ideas of graphic conceptions which often blend with his illustrations. Chalet is happy, colourful, funky and at the same time , like the Buro Destruct book, a universal statement on the way-of-life.
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graphic design
		booksMaeda @ Media
This is the first publication to present a complete overview of Maeda's work and philosophy. A glorious visual exploration of ideas and graphic form, Maeda @ Media is a compendium of experience and experimentation that has taken a decade to gather. Twelve thematic chapters provide an overview of his entire career and research. But this is not just a showcase: interspersed between the chapters is riveting imagery that has been created exclsively for this publication to demonstrate Maeda's powerful, long-term vision.
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graphic design booksWolfgang Weingart: Typography
A classic in the making over 30 years finally arrives! A must have for every graphic designer. Sysnopsis: "Wolfgang Weingart's influence on the development of typography since the 1970s is unparalleled. In Typography, Weingart sums up an impressive lifework in 500 pages that describe his own development and the foundations of his teachings. This is a long-awaited book of epochal significance." Format: Hardcover, 450pp. Owned by DT: Not yet, but ordered.
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graphic design
		booksFutura
Think sketchbook, confessional, photo album and archive-not just an overview but an extension of his work. He tells his enthralling story in his own words-some handwritten-while the flow of images, chosen both from his massive archive and work-in-progress, show he has developed his highly personal language of values and storytelling in many media. Be prepared to be gripped by Futura's story, moved by his ideals and inspired by his art. And count yourself lucky that you can now buy an original!
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Futura
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Futura


graphic design booksJosef Muller-Brockmann: A Pioneer in Swiss Graphic Design
One of our guiding lights in this world of often obfuscating design, this amazing artists works are now being reprinted in a new edition (with a new cover). Amazon Editorial Review: "In this illustrated essay, Lars Muller traces the history of "Swiss Graphic Design" from the 30s to the 60s....Muller-Brockmann created a body of work in which timeless principles of visual communication are inscribed." Format: Paperback, 264pp. Owned by DT: Yes.
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graphic design books Cipe Pineles : A Life of Design
The life and work of the first woman art director of a mass-market publication, an early role model for women in design. One of the unsung pioneers of American graphic design, Cipe Pineles was art director of Glamour, Seventeen, Charm, and Mademoiselle magazines between 1930 and 1960, helped to create the institutional identity for Lincoln Center in the 1960s, and taught generations of students at Parsons School of Design. Format: Hardcover, 190pp.
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graphic design booksPaul Rand
A classic in the making over 30 years finally arrives! A must have for every graphic designer. From the publisher: " Paul Rand (1914-96) was a pioneering figure in American graphic design. [He] drew on the ideas of European avant-garde art movements, such as Cubism, Constructivism and De Stijl, and synthesized them to produce his own distinctive graphic language. [This] definitive collection... explores the full range of his advertising, publishing and corporate identity work [and] marks the first complete retrospective of Rand's powerful body of work." Format: Hardcover, 255pp. Owned by DT: Yes.
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graphic design books Paul Rand : A Designer's Art
Paul Rand was one of the world's leading graphic designers. Format: Paperback, 242pp.
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graphic design books Life Style
Life Style is the first book to fully explore Bruce Mau's creative process, document his studio practice, and offer up his perceptive, thought-provoking, and often playful statements about the trends that influence today's design culture. Added bonus: it's available in a variety of colors! Format: Hardcover, 624pp.
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graphic design books Alexey Brodovitch
Alexey Brodovitch and his contributions to Harper's Bazaar remain the reference point for several generations of photographers and art directors. Brodovitch was one of the first to incorporate the space available into the overall design--for example, in his pioneering use of the double-page spread. Format: Hardcover, 128pp.
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Colors: Issues 1 to 13 by Tibor Kalman NEW.
Over the course of 13 controversial issues, influential designer Tibor Kalman (1949-1999) used his position as Editor in Chief of the international magazine Colors to challenge the status quo. Through a highly visual language, he creatively explored the world's problems--racism, AIDS--and preoccupations--sports, shopping--to propel social change. Kalman's previously unpublished notes and sketches, plus commentary by his partner, Maira, complete the collection.
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Shepard Fairey NEW.
It was 1989 when Shepard Fairey, a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, first created the now-infamous THE GIANT HAS A POSSE sticker. The black and white image of the huge wrestler's subdued and vacant stare became an underground icon and by the mid-90's about a half-million had been posted around the world. This monograph is a reprint of a limited edition paperback published in Japan.
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graphic design books Vaughan Oliver : Visceral Pleasures
Vaughan Oliver's remarkable and unmatched oeuvre as regular designer for London record label 4AD won him an international following among fellow designers and also, unusually, among music fans, who savor his emotive graphic imagery as an essential part of the 4AD experience. Format: Hardcover, 224pp.
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graphic design
		booksTibor Kalman, Perverse Optimist
Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist is the definitive and exuberant document of the late Tibor Kalman's work and ideas. This full-color, oversize title reveals Kalman's thoughts on magazines, advertising, sex, bookstores, food, and the design profession. Product designs, stills and storyboards from his film and video projects, and spreads from his book and magazine work are included. The impressive list of contributors includes Kurt Andersen, Paola Antonelli, David Byrne, Jay Chiat, Steven Heller, Isaac Mizrahi, Chee Pearlman, Rick Poynor, and Ingrid Sischy.
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graphic design booksSoak Wash Rinse Spin : Tolleson Design
A great look into the works and processes of Tolleson Design. The book is wonderfully crafted, bringing a focused yet fun introspective and commentary on projects ranging from motion to web and many media inbetween. The book is medium format and is thick with great graphic showcases. Format: Paperback, 288pp. Owned by DT: Yes
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Soak, Wash, Rinse, Spin: Tolleson Design
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Soak Wash Rinse Spin : Tolleson Design

graphic design booksBuro Destruct
This is the first compilation of works from Bro Destruct, a groundbreaking Swiss design group. From the publisher: "The [book] shows a huge variety of layouts and logos, 3D renderings, web- and multimedia designs, print-fonts, offering a wide variety of styles and techniques in which the group of classically trained designers often combines most sophisticatedly computer graphics with hand-drawings or analogue material combinations." Format: Paperback, 192pp. Owned by DT: No.
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Buro Destruct

graphic design books Jan Tschichold : A Life in Typography
Jan Tschichold's would incorporate the dash and elegance of Bauhaus form, but never sacrifice legibility for flair. Function, in his case, would always follow form. His aesthetic, however, was indelible. With his early training in lettering and calligraphy, Tschichold "... became the first to offer a coherent philosophy of design by which all typographic problems ... could be tackled in ways that were rational, suited to modern production techniques, and aesthetically satisfying." Format: Paperback, 128pp.
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graphic design booksA Designer's Perspective
A look into the design, concepts and visual communications of Bruno Monguzzi, a "Poet of Form and Function". This great Italian designer had an impactful role in the history of Swiss Design. His works - while still retaining the classic structures and typographical rules - exude energy and action, and this book effortlessly squeezes the essence of his ideas into it's small format, minimalist pages and selected reproductions. This showcase is more of a exhibit rather than a retrospective, and the editorial - including interviews and commentary from the artist and editors - provides a great insight into the artists spirit in addition to his perspectives on modern design. Format: Paperback, 144pp. Owned by DT: Yes.
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graphic design books For the Record: The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss
Steinweiss's idea to create a package that would protect the record and that had something visual on the outside to lure the consumer was a huge success; sales of the record "Smash Song Hits by Rodgers and Hart" soared. That simple idea revolutionized the record business and spawned an entire new field of illustration-album cover art-that is now inseparable from the product it announces. Format: Paperback, 208pp.
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graphic design books Pentagram Book Five
Pentagram Book Five is the company's fifth monograph, highlighting 50 case studies of its projects from the last five years -- 1993 through 1998 -- across the fields of graphic design, industrial design, and architecture. Pentagram Book Five is both a celebration of the creativity and a testimony to the collaboration of Pentagram's partners, each of whom brings an individual voice to the firm's idea-based design. Format: Hardcover, 496pp.
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graphic design books Philippe Starck
There is no one way to describe Philippe Starck - architect, inventor, pop star, philosopher, celebrity, and all of these par excellence, but it is as a designer that he has made such a huge impact on contemporary culture. Format: Paperback, 448pp.
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Philippe Starck


graphic design books Stenberg Brothers : Constructing a Revolution in Soviet Design
(See also: Themed Design)
The Stenberg brothers embodied the graphically striking, post-Bolshevic Revolution, pre-Stalin-era Soviet aesthetic. This catalog is printed in conjunction with the spring of 1997 Stenberg exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Format: Paperback, 96pp.
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graphic design books Designagent Km7 : License to Design
This book showcases the various missions km7 has accomplished for clients like Jam and Spoon, Volkswagen, Nike and Sony - within an overall design structure of covert Bond style operations. The book roller-coasters through his contemporary world of graphic design with top print quality and overall humorous design. Format: Paperback, 160pp.
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Designagent Km7 : License to Design
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