Bloom Choi Hyang Mee This beautiful book contains over 50 designs from the best-selling Korean paper-cutting artist Choi Hyang Mee. The intricate designs are inspired by flora and fauna and printed on three different paper stocks. With clear instructions on how to use the templates and ideas for how to use your finished work, you will soon be creating stunning artworks and decorative pieces.
Fabric for Fashion. The Swatch Book Hallett Clive This book explains the particular qualities of different fabrics and how to get the most out of them. Providing a mix of practical information and the industry vocabulary, Fabric for Fashion will help students gain a clear understanding of how to work with fabrics as an integral component of the fashion design process. With stunning color photographs that show how fashion designers, both past and present, have worked with fabrics, the books prime objective is to stimulate creative exploration of the relationship of fabrics to fashion.
Fashion Drawing: Illustration Techniques for Fashion Designers
Fashion Drawing is a comprehensive, practical guide to fashion drawing for students of fashion design. The book covers men, women and children, starting with how to draw the fashion figure and continuing with garments and garment details, before teaching the reader how to render various types of fabric. This second edition has been updated to include more details on how to draw flats as well as rendering knits, denim, pile weaves and fur. Tips are also included throughout on finishing hand-rendered drawings in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Contemporary in its approach and offering step-by-step guidance, the book emphasizes drawing as an integral function of the garment design process. Students learn how to manipulate various garment details with consideration for scale, construction and color as well as keeping in mind the profile of the potential customer.
Illustrated throughout with a wide range of images from illustrators and designers working in today's market, Fashion Drawing provides both the inspiration and the instruction necessary to allow students to develop their own illustration style.
Fashion + Music
As twin agents of creative expression fashion and music have long shared a powerful mutual attraction: from the Sex Pistols to Madonna, Kylie Minogue to Lady Gaga, fashion has consistently amplified our understanding of the band (and in many cases the brand) – fuelling the fantasy, giving context to the sound and adding depth to artists' wider agendas.
From pop videos to editorial shoots, via the evolution of some of the industry's most significant and era-defining pairings/collaborations this book will focus on the power of fashion as a make-or-break tool within the music industry's creative process – making it an essential reference point for anyone interested in fashion's role as a medium with which to innovate, communicate and build enduring brands.
Providing fascinating insights and behind-the-curtain journeys into the usually closed world of the fashion/music industry it will include original interviews with stylists, photographers, video directors, record label reps, hair & make-up artists, graphic designers and the artists themselves.
Italian Renaissance Courts. Art, Pleasure and Power Cole Alison This text combines a discussion of history and art as it focuses on the smaller courts of Mantua, Ferrara, Naples, and Urbino that produced an extraordinary amount of great art. For introductory college-level courses in art history or the general reader interested in art history, especially the Renaissance.
Lingerie Design. A Complete Course Powell Pamela In this book, Pamela Powell takes a very practical approach, showing how to design and construct lingerie, sleepwear and foundation garments. Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate the basic blocks and show how to manipulate them into different styles. Advice is given about how to work with the speciality fabrics used in the industry including woven, knit, power stretch and bias-cut fabrics. Specially commissioned photographs and diagrams are used to showcase construction techniques specific to lingerie including boning, elastic and lace insertion and how and where to use the myriad of closures available. A final chapter on embellishment shows how to add unique and personal touches to garments and apply that luxurious finish.
Logotype Evamy Michael Logotype mini is the definitive modern collection of logotypes, monograms and other text-based corporate marks. Featuring more than 1,300 international typographic identities, by around 250 design studios, this is an indispensable handbook for every design studio, providing a valuable resource to draw on in branding and corporate identity projects. Logotype mini is truly international, and features the world's outstanding identity designers. Examples are drawn not just from Western Europe and North America but also Australia, South Africa, the Far East, Israel, Iran, South America and Eastern Europe. A must-have companion to Logo and Symbol mini.
Manufacturing Architecture. An Architect s Guide to Custom Processes, Materials, and Applications Dana K. Gulling Manufacturing Architecture is the first reference guide to customizing repetitive manufacturing for architects.
Computer-aided design has greatly expanded the opportunities for architects to create innovative buildings with custom components. While most architects were exposed to CAD when they were students, few of them have in-depth knowledge or experience with using it to customize repetitive manufacturing processes. This book provides designers of all levels with all the information they need to make the most of the exciting opportunities offered by custom manufacturing.
Clear diagrams and narratives explain the 20 most useful manufacturing processes for typical building components. Case studies from around the globe show how these processes can be customized in order to create variation, lower costs, decrease production waste, and use a wider selection of materials. With over 1,000 images, including photographs and hundreds of specially created diagrams, Manufacturing Architecture is as inspiring as it is useful.
My Garden is a Car Park
Do you share your garden with a car? Worried that your neighbour's trees are blocking your light? Is your garden too big? Too small? An awkward shape? Or maybe you just don't know where to begin...Whether you are grappling with a particular dilemma or just need some inspiration, this guide leads the way forward with sharp design advice and beautiful images. Read this book and the prospect of tackling your own garden will seem suddenly less daunting and more fun.
Print & Pattern: Nature
The latest book based on the popular Print & Pattern blog, Print & Pattern: Nature celebrates beautiful surface designs, patterns, and motifs of leaves, insects, grasses, butterflies, and trees. Product areas covered include stationery, cards and giftwrap, fabrics, wallpaper, rugs, ceramics, homewares, gadget skins, and more.
Documenting the work of the best designers in the field, the book is an invaluable source of reference and inspiration for surface designers, designer-makers and craftspeople, graphic designers, illustrators, and textile designers.
Read This if You Want to Be Instagram Famous
So you've got an Instagram account, you're posting pictures, but your follower count has flatlined. Read This If You Want to Be Instagram Famous holds the answers to fixing up your feed and finding thousands of new followers.
Packed with the essential secrets of the hottest Instagrammers around, the book features tips covering photographic techniques, captioning, codes of conduct, kit, and managing your account. Put the advice into practice and soon you too will be hailed as an Instagram icon.
Stickyscapes. New York Ellcock Stephen Stickyscapes New York features all of the most iconic sights of 'The Big Apple', from the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty to Central Park and Grand Central station. The city's best-known characters are also included. From skyscraper construction workers to movie stars and presidents, they're all here and ready to be stickered to historical and present-day versions of the city's famous skyline!
The Book of the Bird: Birds in Art
The Book of the Bird celebrates the bird in art with an elegant, international collection of paintings, illustrations, and photographs, featuring all kinds of birds from the smallest tits and wrens to colourful exotics.
Interspersed though the illustrations are short texts giving background to the pictures and information on bird species. This is the perfect gift for all bird lovers.
This is Frank Lloyd Wright Volner Ian Frank Lloyd Wright wasn't just an architect. He was a prophet, a poseur; a beloved teacher, a failed businessman. During his long, eventful life he experienced both incredible misfortune and great success. This Is Frank Lloyd Wright brings his projects and persona into vivid focus. Wit and visual punch have been the hallmarks of the This Is series to date; the first architectural title in the series will give readers an up-close look at Wright's progress from difficult childhood, to struggling apprenticeship, to early success, through mid-life setbacks and on to late-life comeback.
Vintage Menswear. A Collection from The Vintage Showroom Gunn Douglas Classic workwear, sports and military clothing in a new mini format. Curated by connoisseurs of vintage clothing, the Vintage Showroom is a vast collection of rare 20th-century pieces that fashion designers and stylists pay to view, using the cut and detailing of individual garments as inspiration for their own work. Offering one-of-a-kind access, Vintage Menswear now makes this unique resource available in book form. Featuring 130 of the most influential examples of 20th-century and earlier European, American and Asian utilitarian tailoring and design, the book is divided into three sections of sportswear, militaria and workwear, covering everything from 1940s flying jackets and polar exploration suits to vintage French denims. Stunning full-page bleeds and front and back views showcase ground-breaking designs in concept, shape and cut. Providing over 300 lavishly illustrated pages of rare, must-see designs, Vintage Menswear is the essential choice of 20th-century vintage tailoring and detailing and an inspirational resource for students and menswear fashion designers and stylists.
Visual Merchandising Morgan Tony A great introduction for retail students, this book offers a user-friendly reference guide to all aspects of visual merchandising and covers both window dressing and in-store areas. Using examples from a range of shops, from fashion emporia to small outlets, the book offers practical advice on the subject, supported by hints and tips from established visual merchandisers. It reveals the secrets of their toolkit and information on the use of mannequins, the latest technology, and how to construct and source props, and explains the psychology behind shopping and buyer behavior. This new edition contains two new case studies, updated images, and new material on digital and interactive visual merchandising. Presented through color photographs, diagrams of floor layouts, and store case studies, and including invaluable information such as a glossary of terms used in the industry, Visual Merchandising is an essential handbook for anyone working in and learning about this exciting area.