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Archives for Book Reviews

Reviews and recommendations of the latest art, illustration and graphic design books.

The Art of Fred Gambino

  • The Art of Fred Gambino - Dark Shepherd
  • The Art of Fred Gambino - Dark Shepherd
  • The Art of Fred Gambino - Dark Shepherd
  • The Art of Fred Gambino - Dark Shepherd
  • The Art of Fred Gambino - Dark Shepherd
  • The Art of Fred Gambino - Dark Shepherd
  • The Art of Fred Gambino - Dark Shepherd

For all the enthusiasm with which Fred Gambino discusses his work in this new Art of  book - a collection of sci-fi landscapes, giant robots and fantasy worlds – it sadly treads very familiar ground that offers little in the way of new or fresh design to really get excited about. Known as a cover artist and concept designer for animated films…

Tiki Pop

  • Tiki Pop by TASCHEN Books
  • Tiki Pop by TASCHEN Books
  • Tiki Pop by TASCHEN Books
  • Tiki Pop by TASCHEN Books
  • Tiki Pop by TASCHEN Books
  • Tiki Pop by TASCHEN Books
  • Tiki Pop by TASCHEN Books
  • Tiki Pop by TASCHEN Books
  • Tiki Pop by TASCHEN Books
  • Tiki Pop by TASCHEN Books
  • Tiki Pop by TASCHEN Books
  • Tiki Pop by TASCHEN Books
  • Tiki Pop by TASCHEN Books

How Tiki Became An American Dream Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Quai Branly museum in Paris, Sven A. Kirsten’s Tiki Pop traces the history of America’s most colorful cultural trend - a manufactured Polynesian paradise of hula girls, rum cocktails and the leisurely sounds of steel guitar. So seductive was its influence on the American…

Herman Schultheis and the The lost Notebook

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  • Herman Schultheis - The Lost Notebooks 1
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  • Herman Schultheis - The Lost Notebooks 1

Reading through The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis and the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic, John Canemaker paints a picture of a rather curious man. A self-aggrandizing and maybe even delusional character, Schultheis was undoubtably enthusiastic and keen to get involved with the burgeoning film industry of the 1930s. Through countless experiments with new sound technologies and special effects…

Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy

  • Star Wars Storyboards - The Original Trilogy
  • Star Wars Storyboards - The Original Trilogy
  • Star Wars Storyboards - The Original Trilogy
  • Star Wars Storyboards - The Original Trilogy
  • Star Wars Storyboards - The Original Trilogy
  • Star Wars Storyboards - The Original Trilogy
  • Star Wars Storyboards - The Original Trilogy
  • Star Wars Storyboards - The Original Trilogy
  • Star Wars Storyboards - The Original Trilogy
  • Star Wars Storyboards - The Original Trilogyy

From the surprisingly violent opening sequence of A New Hope, to the early concept designs of now familiar characters, there’s an uncanny feeling attached to viewing these storyboards. It’s the original Star Wars trilogy that we all know and love, but with countless subtle differences that effectively describe an ongoing filmmaking process. What appears to be…

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