Recently Received

new design books

Fresh treats from the mail bag. This week’s entry includes pieces from Nobrow, PA Press, Relay Room and Wiley.

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Round Robin

round robin

I recently received a wonderful set of books from Pixar artists Jennifer C. Chang, Daniela Stijleva and CinderBiter art director Katy Wu. The collaborative illustration project entitled Round Robin consists of three books, each centered on a series of fifteen illustrations that are connected through an “add-on” word game. Each artist took a turn in providing a word inspired by the one previously supplied, until 15 two-word combinations were completed.

For the next two weeks the artists involved will take turns revealing the process within each illustration. The first post in this ongoing series is now online.
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Recently Received

design books

Here’s the latest titles to hit our shelves. This week’s entry includes pieces from Nieves, Pie Books, Nobrow, Chronicle Books, and Lars Muller.

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From the Shop

design books

Jacqueline Casey – Thirty Years of Design at MIT

If you’re looking for some last minute gifts we still have a few items left in the grain edit shop.

*All U.S. based orders received before 11 am on Tuesday Dec. 21, 2011 will ship priority mail.

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Recently Received

bob gill

Bob Gill, so far.

Here’s the latest round of books/guides to hit our shelves. This batch includes exciting new reads and beautiful work from B.u.l.b Comix, Chronicle Books, Plazm Magazine, Princeton Architectural Press, Laurence King Publishing, Herb Lester, Nobrow and AVA Academia.

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Typography Sketchbooks by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico

typography sketchbooks

I recently received a copy of the newest book by the great Steven Heller & Lita Talarico called Typography Sketchbooks, showcasing pages from the sketchbooks of 100+ typeface designers and letterers. The scope of this book is actually slightly overwhelming, drawing attention to the fact that what we normally think of as a small group of specialists actually is a vast spectrum of people doing different sorts of type-related work.

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Recently Received

nobrow

Forming Vol.1 featuring the illustration work of Jesse Moynihan

Fresh from the mailman, here’s the latest titles to hit our shelves.

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Hans Hartmann: Ein Leben fur die Grafik

hans hartmann

I was excited to receive a package from Hans Harthman’s daughter, Fanny Hartmann last week. Contained within was a copy of Hans Hartmann: Ein Lebenfur die Grafik, a 1991 monograph compiled by Fanny with contributions from Joseph Marti and Fred Zaugg. The book is filled with full-color illustrations and photos from Hans’s prolific career as a designer and artist that spanned over 5 decades. Hans Hartmann’s name is often absent from design history books, so most of the pieces are new to me. I’m surprised by the breadth and depth of is work.  I’ve seen examples of his posters and logos in the past, but I was unaware that he had ventured into sculpture, stained glass windows and exhibition design.

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Bike Stamps from Italy

italy stamps

Italian postage stamps designed by E. Consolazione, R. Cuzzani, and A. de Stefani in 1967 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Giro d’Italia cycling championship.

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Function, Restraint, and Subversion in Typography

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We recently received this title on contemporary typography from the friendly folks at Princeton Architectural Press. The book takes a look at the minimalistic typographic work of a variety of well-known and not-so-well-known designers.

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