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Adventures in Letterpress via grainedit.com

This week we’re excited to feature titles from Laurence King, Chronicle Books and Baron Fig.  See all the books after the jump.

 

 

Adventures in Letterpress via grainedit.com

Adventures in Letterpress
By Brandon Mise / Published by Laurence King
240 pages / 8⅝ x 6⅞ ins

In recent years, the nearly obsolete craft of letterpress has been resurrected by artists and designers who have rescued cast-iron presses from basements and scrap yards. Adventures in Letterpress features over 200 examples of the resulting work: elegant cards, edgy broadsheets, and everything in between. Beautiful, humorous and sometimes just plain weird, the projects featured in the book perfectly illustrate the vibrant future of this once-endangered medium.

Pick up a copy at Amazon, Laurence King or your local book shop

 

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Baron Fig notebooks via grainedit.com

 

Baron Fig notebooks via grainedit.com

 

Baron Fig notebooks via grainedit.com

 

The Confidant: a Notebook by Baron Fig
192 pages / 5.4″ X 7.7″

These simple yet elegant notebooks easily lie flat when opened and feature high quality paper and perforated pages (in the back). Select from dot gridded, blank or ruled paper. Highly recommended!

Pick up a copy in the Baron Fig Shop.

 

Creative Block Book via grainedit.com

Creative Block Book via grainedit.com

Creative Block:  Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas: Advice and Projects from 50 Successful Artists
By Danielle Krysa / Published by Chronicle Books 
288 Pages / 8″x8″

Creative block presents the most crippling—and unfortunately universal—challenge for artists. No longer! This chunky blockbuster of a book is chock-full of solutions for overcoming all manner of artistic impediment. The blogger behind The Jealous Curator interviews 50 successful international artists working in different mediums and mines their insights on how to conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow.

Pick up a copy at Amazon, Chronicle Books or your local book shop.

Book of Hearts via grainedit.com

Book of Hearts via grainedit.com

Book of Hearts via grainedit.com

The Book of Hearts
By Francesca Gavin / Published by Laurence King
160 Pages / 7⅛ x 5⅝ ins

This collection of heart imagery highlights how a universal symbol can be creatively interpreted and constantly reinvented. It captures the breadth of art and design imagery exploring the meaning and representation of hearts.

Although the focus is on the contemporary, it also touches on the history of the symbol—from the Sacred Heart cult to the invention of the Valentine, from heart tattoos to pictograms.

Pick up a copy at Amazon, Laurence King or your local book shop.

Hello NY via grainedit.com

Hello NY via grainedit.com

Hello NY” An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs
By Julia Rothman / Published by Chronicle Books
144 pages / 6″x8″

Anyone who hearts New York will love this illustrated homage to the city. Artist, author, and New Yorker Julia Rothman brings humor and tenderness to an eclectic assortment of historical tidbits (how the New York Public Library lion sculptures got their names), idiosyncratic places to visit (where to find the tennis courts at Grand Central Station), interviews with locals (thoughts on love from a Hasidic Jewish landlord), and personal recollections from growing up in the Bronx (fried fish at Johnny’s Reef)—all illuminated in her beloved signature style.

Pick up a copy at Amazon, Chronicle Books or your local book shop.

 

Meanwhile in SF via grainedit.com

Meanwhile in SF via grainedit.com

Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in it’s own Words
By Wendy MacNaughton / Published by Chronicle Books
176 pages / 6″x8″

Take a stroll through the City by the Bay with renowned artist Wendy MacNaughton in this illustrated collection of everyday observations. With her beloved city as a backdrop, a sketchbook in hand, and a natural sense of curiosity, MacNaughton set out to capture locals in their own words.

Pick up a copy at Amazon, Chronicle Books or your local book shop.

 

Klas Fahlen notecards via grainedit.com

Klas Fahlen Letterpressed Notecards
By Klas Fahlen / Published by Chronicle Books
includes 10 cards

Pick up a box at Amazon, Chronicle Books or your local book shop.

 

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Masako Kubo Letterpressed Notebooks
By Masako Kubo / Published by Chronicle Books
Includes 2 Notebooks

Masako Kubo, who studied illustration in England and is now based in Tokyo, Japan, draws elegant pieces inspired by nature. These feminine, botanical-driven designs—at once classic and uniquely contemporary—are as one-of-a-kind as their lucky recipients.

Pick up a copy at Amazon, Chronicle books or your local book shop.

 

Klas Fahlen notebooks via grainedit.com

Klas Fahlen Letterpressed Notebooks
By Klas Fahlen / Published Chronicle Books
Includes 2 Notebooks

Pick up a copy at Amazon, Chronicle Books or your local book shop.

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