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A true Scandinavian classic, the Moomins, created by Tove Jansson, have been captivating audiences with their adventures - in both book and television form - for decades. Featuring 12 touching illustrations of the much-loved characters of Moominvalley, this art calendar depicts all your favourite characters, from Moominmamma and Moominpappa to Little My and Snorkmaiden. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
Go behind the scenes of HBO's global television phenomenon with Game of Thrones: The Storyboards - an official collection featuring striking storyboard art. Go behind the scenes of HBO's global television phenomenon with Game of Thrones: The Storyboards - an official collection featuring striking storyboard art. In this exceptional art collection, Game of Thrones storyboard artist William Simpson shares the brilliant work that is an integral part of assembling each episode of the award-winning series. This gorgeous book features a unique behind-the-scenes look into pivotal moments and early conceptual art from Game of Thrones. Curated from Simpson's extensive archive, this revealing collection represents the exemplary artistic development involved in one of the most visually dynamic shows on television. Game of Thrones: The Storyboards is the definitive compendium of storyboards for this hit series and captures the impressive scope of its rich development and artistry. This unique collection is housed in a finely crafted, deluxe slipcase and is a must-have for all fans of this breathtaking show.
Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this gorgeous month-to-view year planner, with protective plastic wallet, features on its cover a design based on the cover of The Flowers of Shakespeare (1845), a collection of lithographed hand-coloured plates by artist and lithographer Jane Elizabeth Giraud, from the collection of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, making it the perfect gift or a special treat for you.
The paintings and drawings of J.R.R. Tolkien are featured in this illustrated study, seen in the context of his writing. He is the author of "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Silmarillion". This book explores Tolkien's art at length, from his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. Central to the book are his illustrations for his works, especially his tales of "Middle-earth". Also examined are the pictures Tolkien made for his children, notably in his "Father Christmas" letters and for the story of "Mr Bliss", his calligraphy, his love of decoration, and his contributions to the typography and design of his books. Wayne G. Hammond is the author of "The Graphic Art of C.B. Falls" and "J.R.R. Tolkien: a Descriptive Bibliography" and he is a contributor of notes on Tolkien to the journal "Mythlore". Christina Skull is the author of "Soane Hogarths" and she edits the journal, "The Tolkien Collector".
This richly illustrated book explores the huge creative endeavour behind Tolkien's enduring popularity. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 images of his manuscripts, drawings, maps and letters, the book traces the creative process behind his most famous literary works - 'The Hobbit', 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Silmarillion' and reproduces personal photographs and private papers,some of which have never been seen before in print. Tolkien drew on his deep knowledge of medieval literature and language to inform his literary imagination. Six introductory essays cover some of the main themes in Tolkien's life and work including the influence of northern languages and legends on the creation of his own legendarium; his concept of 'Faerie' as a literary construct; the central importance of his invented languages in his fantasy writing; his visual imagination and its emergence in his artwork; and the encouragement he derived from the literary group known as the Inklings. This book brings together the largest collection of original Tolkien material ever assembled in a single volume. Drawing on the archives of the Tolkien collections at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, and Marquette University, Milwaukee, as well as private collections, this exquisitely produced catalogue draws together the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien - scholarly, literary, creative and domestic - offering a rich and detailed understanding and appreciation of this extraordinary author.
The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense. 'A genius book about a bookish genius' Daniel Handler, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth. But who was this man, who lived with over twenty thousand books and six cats, who roomed with Frank O'Hara at Harvard, and was known - in the late 1940s, no less - to traipse around in full-length fur coats, clanking bracelets, and an Edwardian beard? An eccentric, a gregarious recluse, an enigmatic auteur of whimsically morbid masterpieces, yes - but who was the real Edward Gorey behind the Oscar Wildean pose? He published over a hundred books and illustrated works by Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Edward Lear, John Updike, Charles Dickens, Hilaire Belloc, Muriel Spark, Bram Stoker, Gilbert & Sullivan, and others. At the same time, he was a deeply complicated and conflicted individual, a man whose art reflected his obsessions with the disquieting and the darkly hilarious. Based on newly uncovered correspondence and interviews with personalities as diverse as John Ashbery, Donald Hall, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, and Anna Sui, Born to be Posthumous draws back the curtain on the eccentric genius and mysterious life of Edward Gorey.
Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this luxurious week-to-view pocket diary has a foil and embossed cover with magnetic closure. Featuring on its cover a gorgeous design based on Josephine Wall's enchanting Spirit of Flight, this diary makes a perfect gift or a special treat just for you.
Following the hugely successful "Big Book of Fashion Illustration," this exciting new volume covers the broadest range of illustration available today. From digital drawing, pixilated pictures, and Photoshop fantasies to traditional sketching and painting, it's a showstopping display of style and technique from more than 160 international artists. With close to 1,000 images, the illustrations range over such categories as architecture, fashion, logos, manga, maps, nature, people, packaging, and pop culture. This is an essential anthology for artists, creative professionals, students, and anyone who appreciates the fine art of illustration.
Discover a whole new way to colour with this small-scale, pocket-sized edition of Johanna Basford's bestseller Secret Garden. Sharpen your pencils for this mini inky adventure created in beautifully detailed, intricate pen-and-ink illustration, all ready for you to bring to life with colour. Printed on ivory paper with lay-flat binding allowing for a smooth and seamless colouring experience. It also features two brand-new illustrations.
Artist Chris Pendleton is clearly a passionate lover of animals, having drawn and painted birds and wildlife for as long as he can remember. In this charming mini calendar, you'll find many a beloved garden visitor - from a barn owl at moonlight to a Siskin or Song Thrush - represented in striking linocut form. Informative text accompanies each work in this art calendar and the datepad features previous and next month's views
Spanning decades of digital history, this is the ultimate travel guide and atlas of the gamer imagination. Dimopoulos invites readers to share his vision of dozens of different gaming franchises like never before: discover Dimopoulos's Half-Life 2's City 17, Yakuza 0's Kamurocho, Fallout's New Vegas, Super Mario Odyssey's New Donk City, and many more. Each chapter of this virtual travel guide consists of deep dives into the history and lore of these cities from an in-universe perspective. Illustrated with original color ink drawings and-of course-gorgeous and detailed maps, readers can explore the nostalgic games of their youth as well as modern hits. Sidebars based on the author's research tell behind-the-scenes anecdotes and reveal the real-world stories that inspired these iconic virtual settings. With a combination of stylish original maps, illustrations, and insightful commentary and analysis, this is a must-have for video game devotees, world-building fans, and game design experts.
The only comprehensive volume of Homer's magazine illustrations, with extensive scholarly treatment. Winslow Homer (1836-1910), arguably the best-known American artist of the nineteenth century, created three distinctly different bodies of work in the course of his long career: paintings, book illustrations, and illustrations for the pictorial press, the magazine-like illustrated journals of his day. A number of books and exhibition catalogues have dealt with his career as a painter, and historian David Tatham treated all of Homer's work as an illustrator of literature in his Winslow Homer and the Illustrated Book. Now, ten years later, Tatham has completed a full, scholarly account of Homer's work for pictorial magazines such as Harper's Weekly, Appleton's Monthly, and Every Saturday. Homer's work for pictorial magazines is substantial, to say the least. It amounts to some 250 wood-engraved images published between 1857 and 1875. These wood engravings are collected assiduously and are exhibited frequently in museums. They differ from Homer's book illustrations in that they are independent from the texts; Homer chose and treated the great majority of his magazine subjects much as he did his paintings. They are, in essence, original works of graphic art. The illustrations reproduced here cover a remarkable range. They constitute the first substantial body of American art about the life of the city streets, the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, abolition, and the New Woman. They include compelling treatments of the Civil War, rural childhood, and wilderness. They also comprise an essential contribution to the study of one of the masters of American art.
Artist Chris Pendleton is a passionate lover of wildlife, having drawn and painted birds and wildlife for as long as he can remember. This charming wall calendar features 12 beautiful watercolours of Garden Birds - from a Marsh Tit perched in blossom to a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this luxurious week-to-view pocket diary has a foil and embossed cover with magnetic closure. Featuring on its cover a charming design based on Kipling's evocative image of The Cat That Walked by Himself, this diary makes a perfect gift or a special treat just for you
"Counterweight" is a collection of images, observations, and concepts by artist/creator Rick O'Brien. For the last eight years, Rick has been a one-man art department in Hollywood, designing, constructing, and painting sets and props for such clients as Victoria's Secret, Luxor Las Vegas, Nikon, London IMAX, Konica, Tevo, Motorola, Honda, United States Postal Service, Proctor & Gamble, The Contender, and The Apprentice. Compiling stunning images from experiences, environments, and the emotions perceived on these diverse projects, as well as from his everyday life, Rick captures the human condition like no one else. Through traditional mediums ranging from egg tempera and oil to gouache, wood, ink, resin, and plaster, "Counterweight" beautifully scrutinizes Man and his journey, showcasing captivating images that unequivocally resound O'Brien's motto, "Fortitude."
Best known today as the illustrator for Lewis Carroll's Alice books, John Tenniel was the Victorian era's chief political cartoonist. This extensively illustrated book is the first to draw almost exclusively on primary sources in family collections, public archives, and other depositories. Frankie Morris examines Tenniel's life and work, producing a book that is not only a definitive resource for scholars and collectors but one that can be easily enjoyed by everyone interested in Victorian life and art, social history, journalism and political cartoons, and illustrated books.
In the first part of the book, Morris looks at Tenniel the man. From his sunny childhood and early enthusiasm for sports, theater, and medievalism to his flirtation with high art and fifty years in the close brotherhood of the London journal Punch, Tenniel is shown to have been the sociable and urbane humorist revealed in his drawings. According to his countrymen Tenniel's work--and his Punch cartoons in particular--would embody for future historians the "trend and character" of Victorian thought and life. Morris assesses to what extent that prediction has been fulfilled.
The biography is followed by three parts on Tenniel's work, consisting of thirteen independent essays in which the author examines Tenniel's methods and his earlier book illustrations, the Alice pictures, and the Punch cartoons. She addresses such little-understood subjects as Tenniel's drawings on wood, his relationship with Lewis Carroll, and his controversial Irish cartoons, and inquires into the salient characteristics of his approximately 4,500 drawings for books and journals.
For lovers of Alice, Morris offers six chapters on Tenniel's work for Carroll. These reveal demonstrable links with Christmas pantomimes, Punch and Judy shows, nursery toys, magic lanterns, nineteenth-century grotesques, Gothic revivalism, and social caricatures.
In five probing studies, Morris demonstrates how Tenniel's cartoons depicted the key political questions of his day--the Eastern Question, which brought into opposition the great rivals Gladstone and Disraeli; trade-union issues and franchise reform; Irish resistance to British rule; and Lincoln and the American Civil War--examining their assumptions, devices, and evolving strategies. An appendix identifies some 1,500 unmonogrammed drawings done by Tenniel in his first twelve years on Punch.
The definitive study of both the man and the work, "Artist of Wonderland" gives an unprecedented view of the cartoonist whose adroit adaptations of elements from literature, art, and above all the stage succeeded in mythologizing the world for generations of Britons.
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Available in the British Commonwealth, excluding Canada, from Lutterworth Press
This voluminous and diversified collection contains more than 5,000 examples of two-, three-, and four-letter combinations in a rich variety of styles. Arranged alphabetically in columns, each series is grouped under an appropriate head. Crowns, coronets, and a number of ancient and modern alphabets are displayed in the final plates, with many quaint and beautiful specimens of ornamental lettering found throughout the work. Indispensable to commercial artists and designers, the comprehensive sourcebook of royalty-free design will also be a boon to craftworkers.
Sold in packs of 6. Gorgeous, foiled, handmade greeting cards, blank inside and shrink-wrapped with a gold envelope. Themed with our art calendars, foiled notebooks and illustrated art books. Our greeting cards are printed on FSC paper and wrapped in biodegradeable cellobag, and are themed with our art calendars, foiled notebooks and illustrated art books. This example features Aimee Stewart's Garden Bookshelves. Aimee Stewart is a self-taught artist, photographer, and writer. Having started her adventure with digital media in 1999 as a website designer, she has since become an expert in the digital manipulation of images. The arched doorway in the middle shelf of the wondrously detailed Garden Bookshelves invites the viewer to delve into her world.
Featuring much-loved characters from classic fairy tales such as Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, and Peter Pan, illustrator Patricia McCarthy beautifully recaptures the magic of fairy tales in this calendar. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
Now in spectacular full colour throughout, a special 10th anniversary edition of the internationally bestselling journal that started it all--with more than 7 million copies sold! Perhaps you're a seasoned Wreck-er, having made your way through one or more copies of Wreck This Journal. Or maybe you're new to the phenomenon (little do you know, this experience might just change your life). Whatever the case, you've found the perfect book to inflict damage on... The revolution is now in colour. Why colour? Because it's dangerous. And if it isn't dangerous, then it isn't worth doing. You are hereby challenged to now try everything you've never done with colour. Everything. Mixing, ripping, spewing, streaming, hurling, blowing up, throwing, dropping, exploding. Welcome to an all new-edition of Wreck This Journal, now in spectacular full colour! With a mix of new, altered, and favourite prompts, Wreck This Journal: Now in Colour invites you to destroy with colour. What colours will you use to &*%$ it up?
Perhaps best known as the co-creator of and writer for the Goon Show, Spike Milligan has received accolades as a comedian, musician, poet and playwright. This mini wall calendar features a selection of his hilarious cartoons. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
Presents botanical studies by sixty gold medal winning artists, from the Lindley Collections at the Royal Horticultural Society, the country's leading gardening charity. A historical essay explores the long-standing relationship between artists and the RHS. Introduces each medallist with a short biography and discussion of their winning composition. Features a diverse range of artists from across the globe. Botanical Illustration: a genre of art that endeavours faithfully to depict and represent the form, colour and detail of a plant. Abiding by this definition, the RHS Lindley Library has secured approximately 30,000 splendid illustrations of buds, fruit, flowers and leaves since they first started commissioning artists in 1806. RHS Botanical Illustration - Gold Medal Winners represents a cross-section of recent gold medallists from around the world. The RHS only award their gold medal to the most outstanding exhibitions, encouraging the international artistic community to perform to the highest standard. This gold medal is a highly-coveted testament to an artist's abilities, and the illustrations gathered in these pages demonstrate great attention to detail, masterful colour work and outstanding technical skill. Insightful commentary on the artists' creative process accompanies each picture. The perfect book for the lover of horticulture, as well as an excellent reference both for botanists and aspiring artists, this collection also includes an introductory essay that delves into the history of the RHS.
The story of one of the world's greatest cover artists told through his iconic 1960s and 1970s Agatha Christie paperback designs, which influenced a generation of readers and artists. Includes a variety of other art and illustration from his 50 year career. The Agatha Christie covers painted by Tom Adams constitutes probably the most famous body of paperback art ever produced by a single artist. Between A Murder Is Announced in 1962 and Miss Marple's Final Cases in 1979, Tom was commissioned by Fontana in the UK and Pocket Books in the USA to paint covers for almost every Agatha Christie book, most of them more than once, totalling around 150 different paintings over two decades. They have been reproduced in many languages all over the world, defining the style of paperback artwork throughout the sixties and seventies and influencing a generation of artists and designers ever since. Tom's unique interpretations of the themes and stories in the books, often hiding clues about the plots within his paintings, have left an indelible mark on those who read those editions, and they are now highly sought after by fans of both Agatha Christie and Tom Adams. And Agatha Christie is only half the story. Concurrent with this extraordinary achievement, Tom was also producing art for other publishers, including an iconic series of Raymond Chandler covers and some brilliant jackets for books by John Fowles (The Collector, The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman), Patrick White (The Vivisector), David Storey (Saville), Peter Straub (Ghost Story), and Kingsley Amis (his James Bond pastiche, Colonel Sun). Tom Adams Uncovered is a showcase of the artist's best work from a career spanning more than 50 years. In addition to his many cover paintings, it features examples of Tom's broader work, including award-winning advertising, portraits, album covers, poster prints, and his work on the films 2001, Flash Gordon and Lifeforce. With captions by Tom and a commentary by the Agatha Christie historian John Curran, and concluding with previously unpublished Agatha Christie paintings, this book is a treasure trove for both crime fans and art lovers, and a fitting celebration of one of the world's finest cover artists.
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