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Custom Lettering of the 20s and 30s

Custom Lettering of the 20s and 30s by Ryan Hughes

Following on from two books that have become a cherished addition to my reference library comes Custom Lettering of the 20s and 30s by Rian Hughes. Offering over 500 pages jam-packed with authentic examples of hand-drawn logos, signage, movie titles and vintage ads, this is the most comprehensive collection of Art Deco, Modernist and decorative type you’ll find in…

New York Is…

  • New York Is... The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • New York Is... The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • New York Is... The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • New York Is... The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • New York Is... The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • New York Is... The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through it's 180 images by painters, photographers, architects and fashion designers - all from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York Is... hopes to paint an evocative picture of New York, shown through the various perspectives of some the worlds greatest creative figures. As an unashamed fan of Manhattan, this book need not try very...

Magic 1400s – 1950s

  • Magic 1400s - 1950s
  • Magic 1400s - 1950s
  • Magic 1400s - 1950s
  • Magic 1400s - 1950s
  • Magic 1400s - 1950s
  • Magic 1400s - 1950s
  • Magic 1400s - 1950s
  • Magic 1400s - 1950s
  • Magic 1400s - 1950s
  • Magic 1400s - 1950s
  • Magic 1400s - 1950s

Of the many pleasures in running a design studio and writing these book reviews are the wonderful treats that often come through our doors. The best of these offer visual delights and fuel for our imaginations. A highlight of 2014 so far comes in the shape of Magic 1400s – 1950s from TASCHEN – an eye-popping…

Captain Rugged

  • Captain Rugged by Keziah Jones and Native Maqari
  • Captain Rugged by Keziah Jones and Native Maqari
  • Captain Rugged by Keziah Jones and Native Maqari
  • Captain Rugged by Keziah Jones and Native Maqari
  • Captain Rugged by Keziah Jones and Native Maqari
  • Captain Rugged by Keziah Jones and Native Maqari

Concept Albums or book/album combo projects conjure fond memories of Jeff Wayne’s ambitious War of the Worlds, or even those great Book and Record Sets from the 70s, with their excellent short stories accompanied by soundtracks and effects that bathed you in sonic atmosphere. Such were my hopes for Captain Rugged, the new graphic novel…

History of Pin-Up Magazines

  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines

Although essentially a re-formatting of previously released books, those unfamiliar with Dian Hanson’s History of Pin-Up Magazines are well served by this new edition that collects all three volumes and presents them with a flair we now come to expect from publishers TASCHEN. My initial interest in this series were the countless examples of classic…

100 Illustrators

  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review

In 100 Illustrators, Steven Heller and Julius Wiedemann offer a selection work from a wide variety of contemporary artists previously featured in TASCHEN’s successful series Illustration Now! It’s a sumptuous double-volume, hardback coffee table book containing profiles of artists ranging from the well-established to those just making their mark in the industry. And while I usually…

The Noble Approach – Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design

  • The Maurice Noble Approach
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09

Along with Walt Disney, Tex Avery and Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble stands among a group of men who changed the business of animation forever. But unlike Disney’s traditional approach to animation with realistic characters and highly detailed backgrounds, Maurice Noble applied his own sense of modern graphic design (often with creative partner Chuck Jones) to…

Soho Dives, Soho Divas – Rian Hughes Sketches London’s Burlesque Artistes

  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas

While living and working in a remote part of the Somerset countryside has its advantages, suitable venus to acquire that all important art training via life-drawing are few and far between. Rian Hughes rubs this in with his new book, Soho Dives, Soho Divas: Rian Hughes Sketches London’s Burlesque Artistes, a collection of sketches and more…

Star Wars Art: Concept

  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
The award-winning director Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer, Captain America) introduces Star Wars Art: Concept with an affectionate look back at his early career working as a storyboard artist on the original trilogy. An experimental time where Star Wars wasn't yet the cultural phenomenon we all now know and a fitting introduction to this new book...

Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines

  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines

In Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines, the illustrator Samantha Hahn presents a collection of portraits imagining 50 of the best-loved female characters from literary classics of the last century. The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan, Scarlet O’Hara of Gone With the Wind and Doctor Zhivago’s Lara Guishar count among an impressive list, illustrated in…

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