The Monocle Travel Guide series reveals our favourite spots in each city, from the ideal route for an early-morning run to the best streets for independent retail. Full of surprising information you won't find elsewhere, they feature detailed design and architecture pages, neighbourhood walks that take you away from the crowds and our pick of the places to eat, be it tasty fast food or something truly celebratory.
Cities: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Berlin, Chicago, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Venice, Vienna, Zurich (Geneve + Basel)
Nachtclubs und Diskotheken sind Epizentren der Popkultur. Seit Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts versammeln sich hier Avantgarden, die gesellschaftliche Normen infrage stellen und andere Ebenen der Wirklichkeit erkunden. Viele Clubs werden so zu Gesamtkunstwerken, bei denen sich Innenarchitektur und Möbeldesign, Druckgrafik und Kunst, Licht und Musik, Mode und Performance auf einzigartige Weise verbinden.
Mit dem Buch Night Fever. Design und Clubkultur 1960 – heuteerscheint erstmals ein umfassender Überblick zur Architektur- und Designgeschichte des Nachtclubs. Die Beispiele reichen von italienischen Clubs der 1960er Jahre, die von Vertretern des Radical Design geschaffen wurden, bis zum legendären New Yorker Studio 54, in dem Andy Warhol Stammgast war, vom Palladium in New York, das von Arata Isozaki entworfen wurde, bis zu neuen Konzepten des Architekturbüros OMA für den Nachtclub Ministry of Sound in London.
Reich illustriert mit Abbildungen von Clubinterieurs, Plakaten, Flyern, Protagonisten des Nachtlebens und deren Mode begleitet Night Fever die Leser auf einer faszinierenden Reise durch Subkulturen und Glitzerwelten – auf der Suche nach der Nacht, die kein Ende nimmt.
So you’ve graduated. What now? Where do you live? Can you afford to live? How can you make money doing design? How do you get a job? Who do you want to work for and are you good enough?
This book is a comprehensive and insightful guide to anything and everything that is of use to those looking to break into the creative industries,sharing experiences, ideas, advice, criticism and encouragement. With sections covering education, portfolios, jobs/freelancing, working process and personal development, this straight-talking, funny and frequently irreverent guide is a must-read for all creative arts students.
Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist’ – Picasso
Whether it’s through disrupting a routine, turning an idea on its head or challenging the norm, Brief Lessons in Rule Breaking will give you the confidence to take creative risks and experiment, free from self-doubt. Be inspired by the artistic avant garde with wise words from Abramovic, Duchamp and more.
viction:ary’s original PALETTE colour-themed series has been one of the most sought-after references for designers around the world. Each edition has formed the basis of a classic collection that continues to be relevant and reliable through the variety of compelling concepts and visuals featured. In keeping with the ever-changing demands of creative practitioners today, we are introducing the PALETTE mini series – redesigned in a convenient size for instant inspiration. Packed with style and substance like their predecessors with the addition of several new projects, they serve as instrumental and timeless sources of inspiration.
Colours have the ability to elicit a broad range of emotions and responses; forming a powerful and accessible language that can transcend all sorts of communication barriers. PALETTE mini 02 – Multicolour takes a look at 110+ creative projects from around the world that feature an infusion of hues in clever ways to engage viewers and evoke distinct emotions.
How to be a Graphic Designer without losing your soul
Graphic designers constantly complain that there is no career manual to guide them through the profession. Adrian Shaughnessy draws on a wealth of experience to provide just such a handbook. Aimed at the independent-minded, it addresses the concerns of young designers who want to earn a living by doing expressive and meaningful work and avoid becoming a hired drone working on soulless projects. It offers straight-talking advice on how to establish your design career and suggestions – that you won’t have been taught at college – for running a successful business.
This revised edition contains all-new chapters covering professional skills; design thinking; and global trends, including social responsibility, ethics and the rise of digital culture. Also included are interviews with leading designers: Jonathan Barnbrook, Sara De Bondt, Stephen Doyle, Ben Drury, Paul Sahre, Dmitri Siegel, Sophie Thomas and Magnus Voll Mathiassen.
DAS DETAIL IN DER TYPOGRAFIE BUCHSTABE, BUCHSTABENABSTAND, WORT, WORTABSTAND, ZEILE, ZEILENABSTAND, KOLUMNE
Das Detail in der Typografie ist eine knapp gefasste Einführung in jene Fragen, die den Buchstaben, das Wort, die Zeile und den Zeilenabstand betreffen, also jene Elemente, die für die Lesbarkeit eines gedruckten Textes unerässlich sind. Ein ansprechendes, interessantes Layout mag zwar Leserinnen und Leser erfreuen und anziehen; wenn das Detail aber nicht stimmt, wird das Lesen mühsam und die Freude ist von kurzer Dauer. Wem daran liegt, dass seine gedruckten Texte nicht nur angeschaut, sondern auch gelesen werden, der hat mit diesem Büchlein einen unverzichtbaren Leitfaden gefunden. Das Detail in der Typografie von Jost Hochuli erschien zum ersten Mal 1987 bei Compugraphic in den USA und wurde in sechs weitere Sprachen übersetzt und war auch im deutschsprachigen Raum sehr erfolgreich. Nun liegt das gefragte Büchlein wieder vor, völlig überarbeitet und erweitert.
Packed full of beauty wisdom, Pretty Iconic takes us from the evocative smell of Johnson’s baby lotion through to Simple Face wipes, NARS Orgasm and beyond, looking at the formative role beauty plays in our lives.
Considering which much-hyped beauty buys are worth the buzz, and who they might be best suited for, in Pretty Iconic Sali Hughes uses her witty, inclusive and discerning style to look at some of the most significant products in beauty – from treasured classics such as Chanel No 5, to life-changers such as Babyliss Big Hair, and the more recent releases from Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley and others that are shaping the beauty industry today.
Delving into the products that are simply the best at what they do, the inventions that changed our perception of beauty and the launches that completely broke the mould, Pretty Iconic is a treasure trove of knowledge from Britain’s most trusted beauty writer.
Edited by Justin McGuirk, Andrew Nahum and Eleanor Watson
Designed by Studio Julia
Getting humans to Mars has become one of the great challenges of our time. It will be an extraordinary technological feat, but also a feat of design. This is the first book dedicated to designing for the Red Planet. From life on a spacecraft to survival on Mars’ inhospitable surface, new forms of clothing, farming and architecture will be needed. This volume looks at the real work designers and architects are generating now – as well as more speculative proposals of what this future might look like. Some ask whether we should go to Mars at all, while others argue that the rigours of such a mission would force us to design a waste-free way of life.
Illustrated with more than 300 images and featuring original essays by leading thinkers in their field, Moving to Mars: Design for the Red Planet includes projects by NASA, SpaceX and the European Space Agency, as well as new work by designers and architects including HASSELL, Konstantin Grcic, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and RÆBURN. It also includes an interview with the science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson, who addresses why speculative design is the ideal discipline for imagining the ‘material grammar' of a life on Mars
Creative Inspiration and the Art of Getting Things Done
'If you’re stuck for an idea, have a big decision to handle or need a new perspective on a problem, here are some approaches for thinking, communicating and creativity. An upbeat guide that anyone can use to help with the big and small challenges we face every day.’ Anthony Burrill
A life-affirming guide to new thinking, creative problem-solving and getting things done from graphic artist Anthony Burrill. Full of inspiration and ideas, his best-loved prints as well as new work, this book will get you thinking bigger and better and recharge your creativity.
When a product is labelled as “Made in Japan”, it is often a promise of quality, and the consistent clarity, order and precision of Japanese designs definitely ensures that the reputation is not exaggerated. Known for their minimalist, clean lines, the iconic styles of Japanese designs are admired and imitated all over the world. Truly standing forefront in the establishment of a national design identity, it is the prime example of culture-meets-design, mixing history, traditional art and philosophy into contemporary designs.
With the spotlight on 40 local creatives behind all sorts of different projects in different fields, Made in Japan spans from brand identities to spatial design to illustrations and more, examining how variety is held together by the influence of a common culture.
A rich visual history of Architectural Digest, published for the magazine’s 100th anniversary
Architectural Digest at 100 celebrates the best from the pages of the international design authority. The editors have delved into the archives and culled years of rich material covering a range of subjects. Ranging freely between present and past, the book features the personal spaces of dozens of private celebrities like Barack and Michelle Obama, David Bowie, Truman Capote, David Hockney, Michael Kors, and Diana Vreeland, and includes the work of top designers and architects like Frank Gehry, David Hicks, India Mahdavi, Peter Marino, John Fowler, Renzo Mongiardino, Oscar Niemeyer, Axel Vervoordt, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Elsie de Wolfe. Also included are stunning images from the magazine’s history by photographers such as Bill Cunningham, Horst P. Horst, Simon Upton, Francois Dischinger, Francois Halard, Julius Shulman, and Oberto Gili.
Daﬁ Kühne ist ein Schweizer Gestalter, der mit analogen und digitalen Mitteln arbeitet, um frische und einzigartige Plakate im Hochdruckverfahren herzustellen. Mit unterschiedlichen Werkzeugen für die Produktion – vom Computer bis zum Pantograf – verschieben seine Kompositionen die Grenzen der Gestaltung.
Ohne Angst vor schmutzigen Händen integriert Dafi Kühne in seiner Werkstatt den gesamten Schaffensprozess eines Plakats von der ersten Idee bis zum fertigen Produkt. Er verbindet dabei moderne Mittel mit der jahrhundertealten Tradition des Buchdrucks und schafft mittels Typograﬁe und Form ein neues Vokabular zeitgenössischer Kommunikation. Seine Arbeiten sind nicht «retro» und ﬁnden kluge Antworten auf der Suche nach neuen Wegen des grafischen Ausdrucks: echte Druckgraﬁk.
This is a handbook for anyone from holidaymakers to hoteliers. We jump up and down on a few choice beds, check out the start-ups breaking new ground and talk to the CEOs of the best and biggest groups. Don’t expect stuffy five-star finery – our selection errs on the side of the honest, charming, quirky and independent. Through interviews, in-depth reports, essays, insight and opinion, we explore the state of the hospitality industry and make a case for why hotels are resolutely here to stay.
Wherever we go and whatever we do, the printed word plays a part in every aspect of our day-to-day lives. Behind all the messages we see, read, and absorb, the design and choice of typeface dictate the tone, context and immediacy of these words. From advertising and news headlines to book jackets or wayfinding at an airport, choosing the most appropriate typeface is not an easy task, nor one based on aesthetic alone.
With such a diverse and inspiring range of types now on offer, Type Directoryseparates and identifies these forms to provide a comprehensive selection of available typefaces. Over 1,800 typefaces are organized by category – Serif, Sans Serif, Display and Script – and subsequently arranged by recognized sub-categories. This allows the reader to make a direct comparison of typefaces with a similar appearance, thus facilitating a deeper understanding of the design and selection process. A visual celebration of the craft, innovation and beauty of these letterforms is presented throughout, from classic typefaces like Garamond, Bodoni and Times through to the contemporary Bliss, Gotham and Meta.
The ultimate visual encyclopedia, Type Directory is an essential creative tool for novices and aficionados alike. This sumptuous sourcebook will inform, educate, inspire and stimulate as a must-have reference title.
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