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The Art of Disney’s Inside Out

The Art of Disney's Inside Out
A picture-book behind-the-scenes look at Disney's latest feature, Inside Out. In a commercially brave move away from the fairy tale world of Frozen, Disney and Pixar have explored the unusually abstract concept of the human mind for their latest film Inside Out - the story of a 12-year-old girl named Riley and the emotions that live inside her head. In this accompanying book from Chronicle Books readers are again treated to a behind the scenes look at the making of the film and the evolution of characters such as Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust. Conceptually it reminds me of Disney's 1943 awarding cartoon Reason and Emotion, but while concerning itself less with World War Two propaganda, explores the growing pains to which we can all relate....

Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer

Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer
Playboy cartoonist, political satirist, screenwriter and children's book author - this is the amazing art of Jules Feiffer. While his art style might not have been immediately attractive to me, i’m glad to have read Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer, because it's introduced me to an artist and writer that I found extremely easy to admire. You quickly realise that his deceptively simple line-work adds an accessible and comic quality to what is often serious political satire, social commentary and controversial (for the time) opinion. Introduced by the late film director Mike Nichols (with whom he collaborated on several theatre productions) and with text by Martha Fay, this particularly enjoyable book tells of Feiffer’s rise to stardom, starting as an apprentice for the...

The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
With a brilliant cast of characters boasting furry pants and spring-action waists, The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe reveals fond memories with every page. With a finger running over a double-page spread which displays packaging illustrations for those great, now vintage He-Man action figures, I could have been heard counting to myself, “Had that one, had that one…oh yeah, my brother had that one,” re-discovering the inventive characters such as Man-At-Arms, Ram Man and Man-E-Faces that made this universe so rich as a kid. A colourful journey into the past and tribute to a long-running range of toys, comics, Saturday morning cartoons and even a movie, there’s much more here than simple nostalgia. Beneath its surface is a detailed look at a true pop-culture phenomenon, with detailed designs and concept drawings alongside interviews with the illustrators, writers, animators and actors...

Masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration

The Golden Age - Masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration by Daniel Zimmer
A stunning collection of work that celebrates America's golden age of illustration. Daniel Zimmer, editor and publisher of Illustration Magazine, takes advantage of a vast image archive for The Golden Age: Masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration. A celebration of the period between 1880 and 1920 where illustration dominated American entertainment, and it's artists enjoyed fame, wealth and demand. Featuring full-page reproductions taken from original art, work from artists such as Dan Smith, Howard Pyle, Coles Phillips and Ruth Eastman make a rare appearance in an unashamedly text free presentation that allows readers to indulge in a legacy in commercial arts. A broad range of work from 154 artists cover everything from pin-ups to adventure stories, to fashion and advertising in a collection that fans will treasure. Funded through a Kickstarter campaign, this edition is limited to only 1000...
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