This week we’re excited to feature titles from Flying Eye Books, Laurence King, Peach Pit Press, PA Press, Kat Ran Press and more. See all the books after the jump.
Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design
By John Clifford / Published by Peachpit Press
240 Pages / 6.9″x9″ / English
In this fun, fast-paced introduction to the most iconic designers of our time, author John Clifford takes you on a visual history tour that’s packed with the posters, ads, logos, typefaces, covers, and multimedia work that have made these designers great. You’ll find examples of landmark work by such industry luminaries as El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, A.M. Cassandre, Alvin Lustig, Cipe Pineles, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Wim Crouwel, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Paula Scher, and more.
Twentieth-Century Type and Beyond (mini edition)
By Lewis Blackwell / Published by Laurence King
216 Pages / 6.8″ x 8.7″ / English
This substantially revised edition of Lewis Blackwell’s classic study provides an up-to-date, decade-by-decade analysis of the issues that have shaped the history and development of typographic design. The book provides an informed and accessible guide to the typography of the twentieth century and the key questions that are shaping contemporary graphic practice.
In the City: Drawings by Nigel Peake
By Nigel Peake / Published by Princeton Architectural Press
144 Pages / 6″ x 8″ / English
For the follow up to In the Wilds, his much-loved illustrated ode to rural life, Nigel Peake swaps the bucolic Irish countryside where he grew up for the bustling sidewalks of the city. Peake’s companion volume, In the City, explores the visual details of a variety of urban metropolises including Shanghai, New York, Antwerp, London, Paris, Oslo, Lausanne, Budapest, Istanbul, and San Francisco.
Twisted Fifties & Fluid Animals 2014 calendars
By Ben the Illustrator
Size A3 – 297mm x 420mm
Both calendars are available in Ben’s shop
Postage Stamps by AIGA Medalists
By Michael Russem / Published by Kat Ran Press
24 Pages / 9″ x 12″ / English
From the publisher
“Since 1920 the American Institute of Graphic Arts has been awarding its AIGA Medals “to individuals who have set standards of excellence over a lifetime of work or have made individual contributions to innovation within the practice of design.” To date, 155 designers have been awarded Medals; only a handful have designed government-issued postage stamps. This is their story.”
I Like it. What is it?
By Anthony Burrill / Published by Laurence King
30 pull-out posters / 64 pages / 11″ x 14″ / English
I Like It. What Is It? is a collection of unique posters featuring catchy typographic slogans by designer Anthony Burrill. Simply pull out the detachable prints and display the bright statements on your wall.
2w Box Set Z
Published by Bulb Comix
Features work by Jockum Nordström, Yūichi Yokoyama, Elvis Studio, “Blexbolex” Bernard Granger and Nicholay Baker.
Available at Bulb Comix.
Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space
By Dominic Walliman & Ben Newman / Published by Flying Eye Books
64 Pages / 11.5″ x 11.4″ / English
Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space explores topics such as gravity, extraterrestrial life, time, and many other fascinating subjects that will take you and your children on a journey to the very frontiers of space!
Scratch Your Niche
By Nate Burgos
A booklet by Nate Burgos, of Design Feast, that describes and celebrates passion projects on the Web.
Available at designfeast.com
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