Thursday, 4:13pm
28 June 2012

Books received

Children’s Book Covers

By Alan Powers

Mitchell Beazley £20

Designers in Handcuffs

By Pat Matson Knapp

How Design Books, £19.99

Fashion Icon: Selling Fashion

with Graphic Design

By Mike Toth

Rockport, £34.99

Grids for the Dynamic Image

By Tanju Diezmann and

Tobias Gremmler

AVA Academia, £27.50

Inside Design Now: A catalogue

of The National Design Triennial Exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt

By Ellen Lupton, Donald Albrecht, Susan Yelavich and Mitchell Owens

Princeton Architectural Press, .95

A selection from the work of 80 designers featured in the exhibition, including typefaces by Jonathan Hoefler, magazine design by J. Abbott Miller, an interative music project masterminded by MIT Media Lab’s Tod Machover and plenty of ‘cool stuff’.

Krazy & Ignatz 1929-1930

By George Herriman

Fantagraphics, .95

Norman McLaren: Collector’s Edition

National Film Board of Canada

bfi Video, £54.99

Two DVDs in a special package. One comprises fourteen remastered films

by McLaren, including Boogie-Doodle (1940), Neighbours (1952) and A Chairy Tale (1957, soundtracked by Ravi Shankar). The other DVD contains the carefully assembled biographical documentary Creative Process / Le Génie créateur, plus two accompanying books (one in French, the other in English) of detailed notes compiled and edited by director Donald McWilliams.

Marc Newson

By Conway Lloyd Morgan

Thames and Hudson, £15.95

Small-format monograph of this product designer.

On Screen In Time: Transitions

in motion graphic design

By Melanie Goux and James A. Houff

RotoVision, £29.99

Features the work of sixteen motion graphic designers.

Quimby The Mouse

By Chris Ware

Fantagraphics, .95hb, .95pb

Real Spaces: World Art History and the rise of Western Modernism

By David Summers

Phaidon, £49.95

A new theory of Art, using concepts of ‘Virtual’ and ‘Real space’ as a primary distinction.

Retail Desire: Design, Display

and Visual Merchandising

By Jonathan Tucker

Rotovision, £27.50

Signs: lettering in the environment

By Phil Baines & Catherine Dixon

Laurence King, £25

To be reviewed in a future issue.

Strangely familiar: Design and Everyday Life

Edited by Andrew Blauvelt. Essays

by Aaron Betsky, Jonathan Bell and Jamer Hunt.

Walker Art Center, .95

A catalogue of the eccentric exhibition.

The Tomorrow People: Future Consumers and How to Read

them Today.

By Martin Raymond and

Christopher Sanderson

FT/Prentice Hall, £22.99

Type for the Internet and other

digital Media

By Veruschka Gotz

AVA, .95

What Is Web Design?

By Nico Macdonald

Rotovision, £19.99

To be reviewed in a future issue.


By Misha de Ridder

Artimo, €35

A large-scale, wordless book of atmospheric woodland photography.

XXX: The Power Of Sex in Contemporary Graphic Design

By Joshua Berger. Designed by Plazm. Rockport, £34.99

A rubber-bound selection of graphic design. To be reviewed in a future issue