Thursday, 4:13pm
28 June 2012

New books

100 Years of Magazine Covers

By Steve Taylor

Black Dog Publishing, £29.95

With images from Vogue, Life, Time, The New Yorker, Mayfair, Oz and Sniffing Glue. Written by ex-Face journalist Taylor.

9 Femmes Graphistes / 9 Women in Graphic Design

By Michel Bouvet

Centre du Graphisme d’Échirolles, €20

Bilingual catalogue of French exhibition.

ADC Young Guns 5

The Art Directors Club, USD40

Moleskine notebook and CD, showcasing work by designers under 30.

Advertising: New Techniques for Visual Seduction

By Uwe Stoklossa. Edited by Thomas Rempen. Thames & Hudson, £35

All Points North: Shetland / Estonia /Finland / Iceland / Norway / Latvia

Edited by Robyn Marsack. Caseroom Press / Scottish Poetry Library, £26

Analog In, Digital Out: Brendan Dawes on Interaction Design

By Brendan Dawes. New Riders, £28.99

Valuable musings on creativity by the designer behind magneticNorth, the Manchester Web and interaction design practice. Dawes seeks inspiration in the most unlikely places: photos of cheese, anonymous notes, plumbing fixtures, jazz, Lissajous waves, computer code . . .

The Art of Street Jewellery

By Christopher Baglee & Andrew Morley. New Cavendish Books, £35

A guide to enamelled advertising signs.

Book Design

by Andrew Haslam.

Laurence King, £24.95

A practical guide, by the award-winning science writer, designer and teacher.

British Design 2007/08

BIS Publishers, €49

Details of more than 80 creative consultancies in a silver-foiled book with white flocking. Really.

The Color of Jazz: Album Cover Photographs by Pete Turner

Rizzoli International, £27.50, USD45

Close to original size reproductions of more than 100 album covers produced in collaboration with jazz producer Creed Taylor. To be reviewed in a future issue.

Crossfields 2: Home

Wire Design, £19.99

Provocative writing and images by designers and illustrators such as Yacht Associates and Paul Davis, as well as the Big Issue writing group for the homeless.

The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora

By Irwin Chusid & Barbara Economon.

Fantagraphics Books, USD34.95

Unsettling cartoonish images by a prolific American artist best known for his jazz LP covers of the 1940s and 50s.

Design Management: Managing Design Strategy, Process and Implementation

By Kathryn Best. AVA Publishing, £24.95

A textbook for students.

Dot Dot Dash: Designer Toys, Action Figures and Character Art

Robert Klanten & Matthias Hübner.

Die Gestalten Verlag, £32.50

Hundreds of illlustrations of character design ‘families’ (see Eye, vol.16 no 62).

FlatPack / PlaskaPaczka

Edited by Gordon Brennan & Ken Cockburn. Texts by Jason Goodwin.

Caseroom Press, £25.

A bilingual (English and Polish) artists book and catalogue for an exhibition of Gordon Brennan, Barrie Tullett, John Borwn and Mike Docherty.

Fuc*sia: A Handbook of Graphic Counter-Culture for the New Generation

By Giacomo Spazio. Air Studio,

Bilingual (Italian and English) portfolio from a Milan-based studio, printed in fuchsia and black ink, with a shocking pink cover and a lenticular title panel.

The Fundamentals of Creative Advertising

K Burtenshaw, N Mahon, C Barfoot

AVA Publishing, £19.95

The Fundamentals of Typography

By Gavin Ambrose & Paul Harris.

AVA Publishing, £19.95

Good: An Introduction to Ethics in Graphic Design

By Lucienne Roberts.

AVA Publishing, £24.95

See Monitor, pp. 74-75.

Graphic 10: Diaries, Notebooks + Sketchbooks

Edited by Magma. BIS Publishers, £10 per issue (€45 annual subscription)

The Great Escape

Edited by R Klanten & H Hellige.

Die Gestalten Verlag, £23

Fancy illustrations and photographs from around the world, selected for their relevance to ideas of dreams and escapes.

Hommage à Morteza Momayez

By l’Association des Graphistes Iraniens.Centre du Graphisme d’Échirolles. In French

Catalogue of work honouring the Iranian graphic artist Morteza Momayez (1936-2005) in Echirolles, France in 2006. Artists include Milton Glaser and the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.

Hoopla: A Book About Crispin Porter Bogusky

By Warren Berger. BIS Publishers, €45

How a small advertising agency in Miami came to win some of the most important creative prizes in the advertising world. The volume is bound in sandpaper, with a booklet (Hooplanetics) that claims to reveal how the agency’s principles can make you a better and more lovable person.

Human Problems

By Francis Upritchard. Text by Hari Kunzru. Kate MacGarry / Veenman Publishers, €35

Photographs of works by the New Zealand artist Francis Upritchard (b. 1976) who remakes nick-nacks and souvenirs into ‘memories’ to set against death.

In Almost Every Picture 5

Edited by Erik Kessels & Marion Blomeyer.

KesselsKramer Publishing, €24.95

The latest edition of this vernacular photography series focuses on family snaps of a much-loved dalmation dog.


By Igloo.

Ripe Off The Press, AUSD99

Portfolio by the exuberant Australian agency Igloo Design.

Influences: A Lexicon of Contemporary Graphic Design

By Anna Gerber & Anja Lutz.

Die Gestalten Verlag, £25.99

Two hundred designers were asked about their influences and their answers, which variously (and predictably) range from money to plumbing, John Cage to Piet Zwart, teaching to yawning.

The Last Magazine

By David Renard. Designed by Vince Frost. Universe Publishing, USD45/£27.50

A visual anthology of 150 cutting-edge, independent periodicals, published in association with the traveling exhibition, ‘Magazines in Transition’.

To be reviewed in a future issue of Eye.

The Little Book of Big Packaging Ideas

By Catharine Fishel & Stacey King Gordon.

Rockport, £16.99

The Little Book of Big Promotions

By Cheryl Dangel Cullen, Lisa L Cyr & Lisa Hickey.

Rockport, £16.99

Expect some overlap with the authors’ previous works on the subjects.


Edited and published by Rhinocéros, £10/€15 per issue (€25 annual subscription)

Bilingual (French and English), arts magazine published twice a year by an independent artist-run not-for-profit organisation based in Strasbourg, France.

Logo Savvy: Top Brand Design Firms Share Their Naming and Identity Strategies

By Perry Chua & Dan Ilicic (Wow Branding). Rockport, £27.50

Advice on choosing a company name and logo, with more than 80 case studies.

Look at This: Contemporary Brochures, Catalogues and Documents

By Adrian Shaughnessy.

Design by Non-Format.

Laurence King, £25

An attractive compilation of recent print work, written by regular Eye contributor Shaughnessy. Practices represented include Winterhouse, David Torrents, Stephen Coates and Labomatic.

Morf Magazine #5, November 2006

Premsela, €10

Twice-yearly theoretical magazine aimed at Dutch students (who get it free of charge). Written in Dutch, with summaries in English.

One Hundred and One Things To Do

By KesselsKramer.

BIS Publishers, €39

One Show Interactive Volume IX: Advertising’s Best Interactive & New Media

One Club / Rockport, £34.99/USD49.50

The Pentagram Papers

Edited by Delphine Hirasuna

Thames & Hudson, £35

A history of the 35 private publications distributed exclusively to Pentagram clients and colleagues since 1953. No 36, Marks of Africa, ‘rendered by Fernando Medina’, is boxed into the binding.

Photo by Sammy Davis, Jr.

By Burt Boyar. HarperCollins, £25

Casual and often revealing shots of some of the best-known performers of the twentieth century provide a context for personal memories of the black American performer who took them.

The Picture Book: Contemporary Illustration

Edited by Angus Hyland.

Laurence King, £19.95

Interesting work by 80 illustrators.

Print and Production Finishes for CD and DVD Packaging

Written and designed by Loewy. RotoVision, £30

A cornucopia of formats, bindings, casings, materials, textures and finishes, as well as practical details, such as record company stipulations and budgets.

Purists Are Boring: Work by Studio Kluif

BIS Publishers, €29.90

Serialize: Family Faces and Variety in Graphic Design

Edited by R. Klanten, M. Mischler and B. Brumnjak. Die Gestalten Verlag, £32,50, €44.00, USD60.00

Smart collection of graphic design projects based on systems. Studios whose work is featured include Korczak and Daughters and Martin Venezky (Speak).

SPD41: 41st Publication Design Annual

By the Society of Publication Designers

Rockport, £34.99/USD55

Sticky Graphics: Create Memorable Graphic Design Using Mnemonics and Visual Hooks

By Carolyn Knight & Jessica Glaser

RotoVision, £30/USD40

Memorable mostly for the headache-inducing all-caps intros and spreads.

Useful Photography #006

Collected & edited by Hans Aarsman, Claudie de Cleen, Julian Germain, Erik Kessels, Hans van der Meer.

KesselsKramer Publishing, €20

The latest edition explores the wider implications of ‘before and after’.

Vermillion Editions Limited: A History and Catalogue 1977-1992

Edited by Dennis Michael Jon

University of Minnesota Press, USD54.95

A history of the Minneapolis print workship founded by Steven M. Anderson, who worked with some of the big names of the 1970s US print renaissance, including Johns, Close and Warhol.

The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

By Gavin Ambrose & Paul Harris

AVA Publishing, £14.95

A fat little guide to graphic design terms, from absolute measurements to Z-bind, explained with the help of a range of illustration techniques.


Lachlan Blackley.

Laurence King, £19.95

Widely interpreted to cover anything stuck on walls.

YCN Book 0607

YCN, £25

Work by some of the 30,000 members of the Young Creatives Network (YCN).