28 June 2012
100 Posters. 134 Squirrels
By Jay Ryan. Punk Planet Books / Akashic Books, USD 21
At the Edge of Art
By Jon Ippolito and Joline Blais. Thames & Hudson, £19.95
Cutting-edge art at digital media’s brave new frontier.
Avati: The Paperback art of James Avati
By Piet Schreuders & Kenneth Fulton
010 Publishers, €29.50
Raunchy but carefully crafted pulp imagery from the artist whose 40-year career began during the paperback revolution of the 1950s. Was Avati the ultimate anti-Rockwell?
Bad Girls: Film Fatales, Sirens & Molls
By Tony Turtu. Collectors Press, £22.50
Becoming Animal: contemporary art in the animal kingdom
MASS MoCA / MIT, USD 28
Sumptuous but distinctly weird take on animal kingdom.
Beyond Graphic Design.
Self-published portfolio by Amsterdam-based design and advertising agency.
Character design collection
Pie Books, £26
Japanese collection of characters and symbol marks from companies, organisations, products and events.
Chip Kidd: Work: 1986-2006. Book one
Rizzoli, USD 39.95
Weighty collection of Kidd’s work, including his acclaimed book covers and personal projects, complete with detailed, witty captions.
To be reviewed in a future issue.
Color Design Workbook
By AdamsMorioka and Terry Stone. Rockport, £27.50
Concrete to Canvas: Skateboarders’ Art
By Jo Waterhouse and David Penhallow. Laurence King Publishing, £12.95
Device Fonts: Ten Year Itch
By Rian Hughes, limited edition
Witty and generous, the complete Device Fonts collection, 1995-2005. ‘More is better. Keep it coming,’ writes Erik Spiekermann, and who can argue with that?
Dirty Blonde at the Cash Machine
By Ray Hollingsworth.
Photography by Stuart Nicholls.
Kiss Production, £9.95
Monochrome graphic poetry from British poet / designer Hollingsworth, previously featured in Wig-01’s Graphic Poetry (reviewed in Eye no. 57 vol. 15).
The Doodle Book 2: draw! colour! create!
By Taro Gomim. Thames & Hudson, £9.95
Unfinished doodles; English version of a popular Japanese title.
Drip-dry shirts: the evolution of the graphic designer
Designed and written by Lucienne Roberts. AVA Academia, £24.95
A highly personal collection of stories and impressions of graphic design practice and history, generously illustrated, including interviews with Margaret Calvert, Wim Crouwel, Ken Garland and Milton Glaser.
Duran Duran Unseen . . . Paul Edmond – Photographs 1979-82
Written and designed by Kasper de Graaf / Malcolm Garrett. Reynolds and Hearn. £14.99
Paul Edmonds, brother of Swans Way’s Maggie, was part of the Birmingham club scene that spawned musicians, posers, clothes designers and milliners.
The Education of an art director
By Steven Heller and Veronique Vienne. Allworth Press, USD 19.95
By Harriet Russell. Foreword by Lynne Truss. Random House, USD 16.95
Quirky and charming exercise in illustrative ‘mail art’.
Experimental Eco -> Design
Architecture / Fashion / Product
By Cara Brower, Rachel Mallory and Zachary Ohlman. RotoVision, £30
Self-styled ‘hip’ design that is also sustainable.
Exploitation Poster Art
Eds. Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh. Aurum Press, £18.99
Exploring Visual Culture
Definitions, Concepts, Contexts
Ed. Matthew Rampley. Edinburgh University Press, £16.99 published June 2005
A introduction for visual arts students on key ideas and debates in design, fashion, architecture etc.
By Sven Zimmermann, Prestel, £8.99
Record of transitory illegal street art in the German capital.
Gavin Ambrose & Paul Harris. AVA Basics Design, £14.95
Financial + Social + Environmental + Personal = Sustainable: An introductory guide to sustainability for designers
By Rupert Bassett and Lunne Elvins. A420.com, £42.50, USD65
An ambitious, colour-coded, fold-out ‘Image Map’, designed to help designers interrogate the sustainability of their work.
Forms in Modernism: A Visual Set
By Virginia Smith. Watson-Guptill, £14.99
To be reviewed in a future issue.
The Fundamentals of Illustration
By Lawrence Zeegan. AVA, £19.95
How to generate ideas, interpret briefs and promote oneself.
By Fañch Le Henaff. Editions Cloître, €28
Book featuring the work of the Breton graphic designer.
By Tristan Manco, Lost Art & Caleb Neelon. Thames & Hudson, £9.95
Handwritten: Expressive lettering in the digital age
By Steven Heller and Miko Ilic. Thames & Hudson, £17.95
Paperback edition of the 2004 publication, which claimed that ‘the hand is mightier than the pixel.’
How to draw and sell Comic Strips
By Alan McKenzie. Third Edition, Titan Books, £12.99
New edition of best-selling classic.
Inspired: How creative people think, work and find inspiration
By Dorte Nielsen and Kiki Hartmann. BIS Publishers, €39
Big cheeses explain how their methods.
Katalogue Volume One
New Art. 43 Contributors. Katalogue, £19.99
Intriguing compendium of art, graphics and photography from around the world curated by art director Wilhelm Finger.
Lightness: The inevitable renaissance of minimum energy structures
Adriaan Beukers and Ed van Hinte. 010 Publishers, €24.50
Fourth edition about lightness in its material and immaterial forms in industrial design, architecture, engineering, sports and vehicle technology.
Made in the UK: The Music of Attitude, 1977-1983
By Janette Beckman. Powerhouse Books, £21.99
She was there; she took the pictures.
Metropolitan World Atlas
By Arjen van Susteren. Book and map design by Joost Grootens
010 Publishers, €34.50
A Meeting on Paper
By Laurence Aëgerter. Meetings with NEROC’VGM
Sixth book in a series commissioned by Amsterdam-based marketing company. Comes with a DVD / CD-Rom.
Neo Japanese Graphics
Pie Books, £60
Hardback compendium of ‘Japanese-style graphics from a Japanese publisher. Captions in Japanese and English.
New Design Cities / Nouvelles Villes De Design
Ed. Marie-Josée Lacroix with Laetitia Wolff and Josyane Franc. Infopress / Pyramid, €29,
The Philosophy, Art, and Science of Ambigrams
By John Langdon. Transworld, £12.99
Ambigrams and symbols by the man after whom Dan Brown named his Da Vinci Code protagonist.
New Photographers 2006
Curated by Getty Images
Showcase for ‘the new people behind next year’s ads,’ claim Getty.
By Buzz Poole. Mark Batty, Publisher, .95
Curious collection of card backs.
Poster Collection 12. Catherine Zask
Lars Müller Publishers, €19.50
Work by the French designer.
Prints Now: Directions and definitions
By Gill Saunders and Rosie Miles
V&A Publications, £30
Sales Strategy and Design
Pie Books, £61
By Bruce Sterling. Design: Lorraine Wild and Stuart Smith of Green Dragon Office. Mediawork Pamphlet Series. The MIT Press, .95
To be reviewed in a future issue.
The Signs of our Times
By John Tylee. Clear Channel, £50
Campaign associate editor Tylee presents a packed array of outdoor advertising, from Toulouse-Lautrec to electronic billboards.
Swiss Graphic Design: The Origins and Growth of an International Style 1920-1965
By Richard Hollis. Laurence King Publishing, £35
To be reviewed in a future issue. See this issue’s Reputations, pp.26-35.
Type in Motion 2
Matt Woolman, Thames & Hudson, £24.95
Six years on from book one, overview of animated digital typography and motion graphics.
Video Game Art
By Nic Kelman. Assouline, £19.95
Eye-popping collection of cyber-flesh and fantasy: skateboarders, aliens, superheroes and pixelleens.
We All Die Alone
By Mark Newgarden
Ed. Dan Nadel / Picturebox.
Design: Helene Silverman. Fantagraphic Books, USD29.95
Collection of work by acclaimed cartoonist and Garbage Pail Kids co-creator.
By Show-n-tell. Eighteen publications,
Pixellated porn – artist’s documentation of an adult video Web community.
What’s so great about SE8
Published by Creative Lewisham Agency
Directory of creatives in Deptford, in a boosting exercise for the area.
Woody Guthrie Art Works
By Steven Brower and Nora Guthrie. With contributions from Billy Bragg and Jeff Tweedy. Rizzoli, USD45
Pages from the great musician’s journals and sketchbooks. To be reviewed in a future issue.
Robert L. Peters. Rockport, £29.99
Logos, identities etc from 40 countries.