The 400 marks reproduced within these pages represent the diverse array of identity work produced by Pentagram's partners, past and present, since its founding in 1972. Over the past four decades, Pentagram has designed marks for large corporations and small businesses, government agencies and nonprofit institutions, clubs and societies, and evenindividuals, all of whom were seeking a representative symbol to appear on letterhead and books, buildings and websites, and everywhere else imaginable. Isolating them in black and white helps us appreciate these marks as unique pictorial or abstract symbols. Buta logo is rarely a solitary commission. Often produced in conjunction with a unified graphics, architecture or product design program, it is only part of the work Pentagram does. But regardless of the nature of the assignment, clients all share the same desire to be identified, and the belief that the right mark is a crucial starting point for a comprehensive visual identity. Limited edition, only 1,000 copies for sale.
The Dreamday Pattern Journal is a new concept in luxury stationery. Each journal contains patterned pages for colouring-in and doodling interleaved with blank pages for taking notes and drawing. Each has a visual theme associated with a particular period or place, whether modern Kyoto, 1920s Manhattan or Mid-Century Scandinavia. Composed of cream and grey stocks and featuring coloured endpapers, richly patterned covers and a bellyband, the journals are a perfect blending of the traditional blank journal and the current craze for colouring-in books. This is a series that can be used as beautiful, functional stationery but each volume will also become a unique personal notebook with your own designs and colouring.The first six titles in the series are: Renaissance -Florence * Art Deco - Manhattan * Heraldic - Paris * Mid-Century Modern - Scandinavian Design * Japanese Style - Kyoto * Marrakech - Moroccan Style
Containing 21 detachable postcards of miniature scenes in which naughty little people engage in surprising, funny, titillating, or simply obscene behavior, this book gives readers a humorous look beneath the veneer of polite society. Artists Vincent Bousserez, Etienne Clement, Daniel Dorall, Jonah Samson, and Lisa Swerling make stunning use of miniature scenes to create startling situations and amusing, memorable images. The pictures play with the notions of surprise and hidden drama, inviting the viewer to take a peek into the darkly funny depths of human behavior—from the silly and the crude to the disturbing and the mysterious. Ideal for sharing with or sending to friends, this postcard book is an original, fun and amusing gift for adults (or overgrown kids!)
This Idea Generation sketchbook includes 136 blank pages with idea prompts for creative thinking, plus 16 pages of exercises and useful information on how to get from a problem to a solution, the four stages of the creative process, mind mapping and free association, reframing your proposition and using random stimulus.
Typography is no longer the specialist domain of the typesetter: these days anyone who uses a computer has access to a wide range of typefaces and effects. This book offers an introduction to the basics of typography, including choosing which typeface to use; adjusting letter-, line-, and word-spacing for improved legibility; understanding kerning and leading; and mastering typographic details, such as italics, punctuation, and line endings. The book is illustrated throughout with practical examples demonstrating good and bad solutions. There are tips for specific design tasks, such as letters, charts, tables, and design for the screen, and a glossary explaining typographic terms.
Have you ever dreamt of acquiring the most amazing collection of robots? What about being able to take them apart and rebuild them to bring the machines of your imagination to life? Well, here's your chance. This box-set includes fifteen different robot templates designed by Roger Fawcett-Tang, twelve of which have been illustrated and customized by a different trend-setting artist. Though varying in shape, the parts are interchangeable. Three blank DIY sheets also allow you to customize the templates with your very own designs. For robot obsessives of all ages, this playful but also intensely desirable object should become a collector's item in no time. Make sure you buy more than one set, and put at least one aside for the future. They may not change the course of technology or space travel, but they will certainly form a colorful and animated line-up on your shelf.
Until recently, radical architecture has had no place in a rural context. But now people are beginning to buck this trend, taking powerful design statements into the countryside. This title uses 30 case studies to show how modern approaches are now being used to challenge the notion of the traditional 'country house'.