Archives for design

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…

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…

The Art Deco Poster

  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster

A brief glimpse around the Wing’s Art website reveals that i’m more than a little enamoured by Art Deco design. From its architecture, to furniture and jewelry, few other artistic movements have had such a lasting impact on the creative industries and continue to inspire today. Books on the subject are plentiful, and along with some…

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…

Starstruck – Vintage Movie Posters from Classic Hollywood

  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films

Through his many examples of beautiful vintage movie posters, film historian and collector Ira M. Resnick reveals the history of Hollywood and the leading men and screen goddesses of cinema’s golden-age. From the biographies of silent-era stars such as Louise Brooks and Gloria Swanson, to the personal travel tales as a poster collector, his affection…

Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein by Christopher King
My own take on the original scream queen, Elsa Lanchester as The Bride of Frankenstein. When it comes to memorable characters in horror films, few are as heavily referenced and as recognisable as The Bride of Frankenstein. Like the original Frankenstein's monster, Elsa Lanchester's tortured profile in James Wale's classic Universal horror combines hollywood starlet looks, lightning...

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…

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