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Fading Ads of Detroit (Paperback): Robert C. Allen Fading Ads of Detroit (Paperback)
Robert C. Allen
R543 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R112 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Strangeling - Jasmine Becket-Griffith Mini Wall calendar 2021 (Art Calendar) (Calendar, New edition): Flame Tree Studio Strangeling - Jasmine Becket-Griffith Mini Wall calendar 2021 (Art Calendar) (Calendar, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio 1
R140 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R26 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Self-employed fantasy artist Jasmine-Becket Griffith has been working on her art professionally since 1997. She spends all of her time painting in her studio in Florida, working with water, paints and wood to produce beautiful and gothic artworks of faeries, mermaids, princesses and more. This mini calendar features 12 images showcasing her impressive and instantly recognizable style. Informative text accompanies each work in this art calendar and the datepad features previous and next month's views.

Brian Cook's Landscapes of Britain - a guide to Britain in beautiful book illustration, mini edition (Hardcover, Mini... Brian Cook's Landscapes of Britain - a guide to Britain in beautiful book illustration, mini edition (Hardcover, Mini ed.)
Brian Cook 1
R333 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R71 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The illustrations of Brian Cook from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s have become iconic. His heightened use of colour, in a flat colour poster style, is much imitated, but never surpassed. His jacket covers for the Batsford series of books that celebrated British life are now very collectable. This collection of his best work is a beautiful publication that should be enjoyed not only by collectors but all lovers of good design and illustration. Brian Cook describes his working processes, the then-new printing process that allowed him to pioneer his characteristic bold colours, and the design principles and practical methods of his craft. A stunning book for designers.

What Becomes a Legend Most - A Biography of Richard Avedon (Hardcover): Philip Gefter What Becomes a Legend Most - A Biography of Richard Avedon (Hardcover)
Philip Gefter
R710 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R146 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first definitive biography of Richard Avedon, a monumental photographer of the twentieth century, from award-winning photography critic Philip Gefter. In his acclaimed portraits, Richard Avedon captured the iconic figures of the twentieth century in his starkly bold, intimately minimal, and forensic visual style. Concurrently, his work for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue transformed the ideals of women's fashion, femininity, and culture to become the defining look of an era. Yet despite his driving ambition to gain respect in the art world, during his lifetime he was condescendingly dismissed as a "celebrity photographer." What Becomes a Legend Most is the first definitive biography of this luminary-an intensely driven man who endured personal and professional prejudice, struggled with deep insecurities, and mounted an existential lifelong battle to be recognized as an artist. Philip Gefter builds on archival research and exclusive interviews with those closest to Avedon to chronicle his story, beginning with Avedon's coming-of-age in New York between the world wars, when cultural prejudices forced him to make decisions that shaped the course of his life. Compounding his private battles, Avedon fought to be taken seriously in a medium that itself struggled to be respected within the art world. Gefter reveals how the 1950s and 1960s informed Avedon's life and work as much as he informed the period. He counted as close friends a profoundly influential group of artists-Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, James Baldwin, Harold Brodkey, Renata Adler, Sidney Lumet, and Mike Nichols-who shaped the cultural life of the American twentieth century. It wasn't until Avedon's fashion work was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the late 1970s that he became a household name. Balancing glamour with the gravitas of an artist's genuine reach for worldy achievement-and not a little gossip-plus sixteen pages of photographs, What Becomes a Legend Most is an intimate window into Avedon's fascinating world. Dramatic, visionary, and remarkable, it pays tribute to Avedon's role in the history of photography and fashion-and his legacy as one of the most consequential artists of his time.

ImagineFX: Sci-Fi - The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Digital Painting Techniques (Paperback): Imagine FX ImagineFX: Sci-Fi - The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Digital Painting Techniques (Paperback)
Imagine FX
R527 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R143 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Following the success of Fantasy Workshop, Fantasy Creatures and Manga, the ImagineFX team have turned their expertise to Sci-Fi art for digital artists who want to progress to the next level. With reference to creative painting programs (including Photoshop, Illustrator and Corel Painter), the book explains, with the help of step-by-step instructions, Q&A's, screen grabs, how to progress from basic 'pencil' roughs to first stage line art and, ultimately, finished colour art. Creating all sorts of amazing Sci-Fi characters, futurescapes and stunning scenarios using the very latest expert techniques, you'll soon be able to design your own digital paintings and first-class Sci-Fi art. Other titles in the Imagine FX series: Fantasy Workshop (9781843404729), Fantasy Creatures (9781843406020) and Manga (9781843405788), available August 2011. Word count: 25,000

Manhood - is a serious business (Hardcover): Cath Tate Manhood - is a serious business (Hardcover)
Cath Tate 1
R392 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R217 (55%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the realm of amusing, deadpan greetings cards, Cath Tate is the original and best. In her thirty-year career she has created thousands of witty, original and often subversive cards, featuring grim-faced old ladies, ludicrously dressed 1920s gentlemen and bizarre-looking children, paired with text that perfectly captures her highly individual and devastatingly funny view on the world. This hilarious book - a perfect gift for the man in your life, or perhaps an unsuspecting bride-to-be - brings together the best of Cath's work on men. Packed with mirth-making images of men in all their ridiculous glory and insights into the mysterious way their minds work, this is a perfect reflection of modern-day manhood.

Signs of Life: Why Brands Matter (Hardcover): Stephen Bayley Signs of Life: Why Brands Matter (Hardcover)
Stephen Bayley
R699 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nietzsche said all of life is a question of taste. And he was right. But nowadays all of life is also a question of branding. A brand is not something concocted by graphic designers and marketing consultants: it is "the intangible aspects of an intangible thing", as Massimo Vignelli (who re-branded the New York subway) explained. Brand values are the expectations and associations that all successful (and, indeed, unsuccessful) products and services possess. And now they are under threat from Health & Safety. Ugly, generic packaging for cigarettes will soon be mandatory. Bans on attractive presentation for sugar, alcohol and cars will logically follow. Simultaneously, brands are vulnerable as conventional advertising becomes redundant and younger affluent consumers suffer from consumer fatigue. With Signs of Life Stephen Bayley makes the case that far from being pernicious, manipulative voodoo, brands and branding should be regarded as the contemporary equivalent of folk-art.

Chronicles: The Art of War (Hardcover): Daniel Falconer, Weta Chronicles: The Art of War (Hardcover)
Daniel Falconer, Weta 1
R1,016 R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Save R375 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ultimate celebration of the spectacular battle in the final Hobbit movie reveals in stunning detail the full creative vision of Peter Jackson and the filmmakers, together with extensive commentary from the director, cast, crew, and almost 2,000 exclusive photos, illustrations and visual effects imagery. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles - The Art of War goes behind the lines to explore how thousands of artisans brought the defining film of Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit to the screen. More than 1,000 intricate illustrations, stunning photographs and never-before-seen imagery illuminate fascinating insights shared by cast and crew, including exclusive content from the extended edition of the final film. Also included is an exclusive fold-out battle map illustrated by Weta Workshop Designer, Nick Keller! From the sorcerous ruins of Dol Guldur and the fiery conflagration of Lake-town, follow the filmmakers on to the blood-soaked battlefields of the Lonely Mountain, and climb the steps of Ravenhill to witness the final, tragic duel of Thorin Oakenshield and Azog, the Pale Orc. Discover the challenges and reactions of the stars of The Battle of the Five Armies as they recount their experiences and excitement. Join the choreographers of the film's action to examine the battle strategies and formations of each of the five armies, and learn how a dozen stunt performers became thousands of digital troops. Pore over archive-quality photography of staggeringly detailed weapons and armour and browse galleries of fearsome war beasts and monsters. As the story of The Hobbit reaches its shattering climax amidst an epic landscape of war and tragedy, join Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer behind the scenes one last time as this sumptuous final book in The Hobbit: Chronicles series celebrates the epic conclusion of The Hobbit film trilogy.

Erte Mini Wall calendar 2021 (Art Calendar) (Calendar, New edition): Flame Tree Studio Erte Mini Wall calendar 2021 (Art Calendar) (Calendar, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio 1
R140 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R26 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Immediately recognizable, Erte is quintessentially Art Deco in design. With his elegant and glamourous figures, his work dominated fashion magazines, jewellery, sculpture and the stage. This mini calendar features 12 of his exquisite works. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.

LEGOŽ Still Life with Bricks: 100 Collectible Postcards (Postcard book or pack): Lego LEGOŽ Still Life with Bricks: 100 Collectible Postcards (Postcard book or pack)
Lego
R480 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R96 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

LEGOŽ bricks meet art!

Share the LEGOŽ love with this delightful collection of 100 postcards. Featuring 50 images of everyday objects and scenes recreated with LEGO bricks, these postcards transform the mundane into beautiful works of art and are a fun way to share joy and creativity with friends and loved ones.

• These deceptively simple but meticulously executed constructions made from LEGO bricks transform the way you'll see this classic toy―and the world around you. Send the postcards to friends and family, or display them as playful, unique wall art.
• 4 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 2 ˝-inch box with hinged lid, 100 postcards (50 full-color images, repeating twice)
• A perfect gift or stocking stuffer for adult fans of LEGO (AFOL) and art lovers alik

Wrapping It Up: 50 Years of British Packaging Design 1920-1970 (Paperback): Ruth Artmonsky, Stella Harpley Wrapping It Up: 50 Years of British Packaging Design 1920-1970 (Paperback)
Ruth Artmonsky, Stella Harpley
R292 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Packaging is something of a hot topic at the moment, but in our eagerness to get rid of as much of it as possible we need to be careful not to throw the baby out with the bath water. Wrapping It Up gives an account of the usefulness of packaging to all involved - manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer and consumer - beyond its commercial value as a marketing and advertising tool. Homage is paid to the many graphic artists and designers - whether employed by manufacturer or retailer, by a design studio or an advertising agency - whose ingenuity was so successfully applied to the problem of how to protect goods in transit and in storage as well as having them attract attention. A visit to a super-market or a daily check in kitchen cupboards will never be quite the same.

400 Floral Motifs for Designers, Needleworkers and Craftspeople (Paperback): Briggs &. Co 400 Floral Motifs for Designers, Needleworkers and Craftspeople (Paperback)
Briggs &. Co
R361 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R65 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Victorian-era designs for borders, wreaths, cushion squares, sprays, etc. Patterns for verbena, strawberry, lily, many more.

Powering the Home: Fifty Years of Advertising Home Appliances (1920-1970) (Paperback): Ruth Artmonsky, Stella Harpley Powering the Home: Fifty Years of Advertising Home Appliances (1920-1970) (Paperback)
Ruth Artmonsky, Stella Harpley
R286 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The mid-20th century brought about an advertising renaissance in the western world. Technology boomed. Standards of living increased, innovation abounded, and 'luxury' consumer products such as TVs, fridges and gas heating became readily available to the public. In order to sell them, ads needed to be as quirky and appealing as the new commodities themselves. This compact yet comprehensive book, written by an experienced design historian, explores the hand-in-hand development of advertisement and the many household amenities that we take for granted today. This book began its life as an offshoot of another, also written by Ruth Artmonsky, but focusing on the advertising of furniture. Her research led her to discover the expansive genre of domestic appliance advertising - not relevant to her book, but more than interesting enough to merit a new text in its own right. Adverts that caught Ruth's eye include "an advertisement for a gas iron, and a rare one of a man admitting he might be able to do the laundry when the house purchased a washing machine." Discover all this and more in Powering the Home.

Arthur Rackham: A Life with Illustration (Hardcover): James Hamilton Arthur Rackham: A Life with Illustration (Hardcover)
James Hamilton
R761 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R216 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The definitive and sumptuous biography of the one of the world's most collectible illustrators contains a richly detailed account of his life along with beautifully enchanting pictures Examining the work of the illustrator Arthur Rackham, this monograph traces his achievements throughout his illustrious career. Rackham's illustrations for such works as "Alice in Wonderland," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens," and "Rip Van Winkle" have attained the classic status of the writings themselves--and indeed, in some cases, they have become synonymous with them. His works were also included in numerous exhibitions in his lifetime, including one at the Louvre in Paris in 1914. Rackham himself, however, has previously remained a shadowy figure. As well as featuring exquisite illustrations and sketches, extracts from Rackham's correspondence and insightful commentary shed new light on this much-collected illustrator.

Book of Ideas, 2 - a journal of creative direction and graphic design - volume 2 (Paperback): Radim Malinic Book of Ideas, 2 - a journal of creative direction and graphic design - volume 2 (Paperback)
Radim Malinic
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Book of Ideas, 1 - A Journal of Creative Direction and Graphic Design - Volume 1 (Paperback): Radim Malinic Book of Ideas, 1 - A Journal of Creative Direction and Graphic Design - Volume 1 (Paperback)
Radim Malinic
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Book of Ideas is just that: an outpouring of what one creative director and designer has discovered from many years working in the strange and endlessly fascinating world of the creative industry. Sharing advice on everything from inspiration to inbox control, facing your fears, finding happiness in your work, the art of self-promotion and beating creative block. It is also illustrated with some of the most important and resonant portfolio projects. Book of Ideas is an invaluable tool to any creative at any stage in their career.

Drawn to Drink: 50 Years of the Advertising and Illustration of Drinks (Paperback): Ruth Artmonsky Drawn to Drink: 50 Years of the Advertising and Illustration of Drinks (Paperback)
Ruth Artmonsky
R294 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Guinness has attracted so much attention from advertising historians that many other brands, many illustrated by well-known artists and imbued with just as much humour, have been neglected. Drawn to Drink does something towards redressing this, covering some dozen drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, from whiskey and gin to tea and waters. Amongst the illustrations included are George Him's illustrations of Schweppshire, Ashley Havinden's 'Stick to Beer' for the Brewer's Society, and the 'little man' for John Jamieson, Ronald Searle's series of Mr. Lemon Harte for the rum company; and Edward Bawden's humorous offerings for tea. Other artists' work covered are David Gentleman's wood engravings for Harvey's and Edward Ardizzone's sketches for both advertising and his own book, along with that of the many artists who contributed to 'The Compleat Imbibe' .

The Art of Anne Stokes - Mystical, Gothic & Fantasy (Hardcover, New edition): Anne Stokes, John Woodward The Art of Anne Stokes - Mystical, Gothic & Fantasy (Hardcover, New edition)
Anne Stokes, John Woodward 2
R318 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R49 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Anne Stokes is a phenomenally popular artist in the field of gothic and magical fantasy, with fans all over the world. Her roots in design and illustration have led to supremely well-crafted paintings that have been licensed for use on all manner of merchandise and her followers eagerly await each new piece. This long-overdue book showcases Anne's oeuvre in all its glory, accompanied by illuminating text about Anne and her inspirations, techniques and processes. The book is divided into thematic sections covering the full range of subjects that she has portrayed: her early work (like that for Dungeons & Dragons), the dark and the gothic, dragons, unicorns, fairies, mermaids and all that is mystical and magical. From the dark allure of Summon the Reaper to the opalescent beauty of Stargazer, this is a real treat for all fans and anyone who loves fantasy and stunning art in general.

IMAGINAIRE X (Paperback): Fantasmus IMAGINAIRE X (Paperback)
Fantasmus
R1,012 R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Save R381 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Jazz (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed): Henri Matisse Jazz (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed)
Henri Matisse; Foreword by Riva Castleman
R472 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R86 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Late in his life, confined to a chair or bed, Matisse transformed a simple technique into a medium for the creation of a major art. I have attained a form filtered to its essentials. Cutting dynamic shapes from painted paper, Matisse created his images. While producing pieces for Jazz, the artist used a large brush to write notes to himself on construction paper. The simple visual appearance of the words pleased Matisse, and he suggested using his reflective handwritten thoughts in juxtaposition with the images. The original edition of Jazz was an artist s book, printed in a limited quantity. This selection from the original is an exquisite suite of color plates and text that, like the music it was named for, was invented in a spirit of improvisation and spontaneity. These magnificent cut-outs of pure color celebrate the radiance and emotional intensity of the artist s oeuvre. "

Alphonse Mucha Mini Wall calendar 2021 (Art Calendar) (Calendar, New edition): Flame Tree Studio Alphonse Mucha Mini Wall calendar 2021 (Art Calendar) (Calendar, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio 1
R140 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R41 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Instantly recognizable, Alphonse Mucha's artwork epitomises Art Nouveau. The commerciality of his artworks made him immensely popular, with his richly decorative images adorning everything from advertising posters to biscuit tins. This mini calendar celebrates Mucha's work and continues to make incredible artwork accessible to all. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.

Geometric Patterns and Designs for Artists and Craftspeople (Paperback): Wil Stegenga Geometric Patterns and Designs for Artists and Craftspeople (Paperback)
Wil Stegenga
R360 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R64 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dazzling new, original collection by a master of the genre presents more than 260 high-impact, permission-free designs that exploit to their fullest the dramatic potential of squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, and other elements. Invaluable for wallpaper and textile design, packaging and computer art, these eye-catching forms provide artists and craftspeople with angular forms, pleasant symmetries, and other great images for immediate use and inspiration. More than 260 black-and-white designs.

Quality Time? - Celebrating 50 Years of Sailing & the Life of 'the World's Greatest Yachting Cartoonist'... Quality Time? - Celebrating 50 Years of Sailing & the Life of 'the World's Greatest Yachting Cartoonist' (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Mike Peyton
R415 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R90 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Published to celebrate the life of Mike Peyton, `the world's greatest yachting cartoonist', this second edition features personal tributes from some 12 other successful and well-known sailors (including Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Sir Ben Ainslie and Tom Cunliffe). They all recognise Mike's observational talent and comment on how sailors see themselves (or their friends) in his cartoons. Along with 80 of his incomparable cartoons, Mike Peyton recounts how he became a yachting cartoonist and his fifty years of sailing. So as well as chuckling at the cartoons themselves there is the opportunity to learn from Peyton's 50 years of experience of sailing different boats, meeting a variety of sailors, and getting into - and out of - some truly hilarious situations.

Fashion Illustration 1930 to 1970 (Hardcover): Marnie Fogg Fashion Illustration 1930 to 1970 (Hardcover)
Marnie Fogg
R543 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R142 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The art form of fashion illustration goes back to the beginning of the 20th century and today's exponents are still benefiting from some of the styles, shapes and colours of fashion illustrators from decades ago. Whether they work with traditional pencils, crayons and watercolours or with a digital pen, fashion illustrators today will find inspiration from these stunning images. This volume collates the best fashion illustration that were captured in the pages of the iconic Harper's Bazaar magazine from 1930 to 1970. The publication has been at the forefront of fashion since the 19th century and it is no surprise that it published the best work in this art form. From the mannered shapes of Leon Benigni of the 1930s to the looser outlines of the late 1960s, the book is a beautiful resource for all illustrators.

Science Of Creature Design - Understanding Animal Anatomy (Paperback): Terryl Whitlatch Science Of Creature Design - Understanding Animal Anatomy (Paperback)
Terryl Whitlatch; Edited by Gilbert Banducci
R1,076 R727 Discovery Miles 7 270 Save R349 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What is creature design? We all have a notion―mostly consisting of evocative images of otherworldly beings galloping, swimming, flying, and often attacking the hero of an epic film or story. But what makes a creature believable? In the follow-up to her bestseller, Animals Real and Imagined: The Fantasy of What Is and What Might Be, world-renowned artist Terryl Whitlatch reveals the secret behind believable creature design: anatomy. How anatomy applies practically to the natural history and story is the prime cornerstone on which successful creature design hangs, whether the creature is real or imaginary. Studying, understanding, drawing, and applying accurate anatomy to an imaginary creature will make viewers suspend their disbelief to welcome a new vision into their worlds. We invite you to immerse yourself in the intricate workings of numerous animal anatomies―and the beauty they possess―in the Science of Creature Design: Understanding Animal Anatomy. Whitlatch’s delightful and charismatic illustrations will inform and thrill readers with every turn of the page. She shares valuable techniques reaped from years working for Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Feature Animation, and on such films as Jumanji, Brother Bear, and The Polar Express. In addition, Whitlatch exemplifies an endless love for real animals that continues to inspire her fantastic imaginary creatures, which have captivated audiences around the world.

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