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Truly unique, Closet offers a visual celebration as exceptional as its author. As Nataniel looks back on his 30-year career, he takes us into his closet, showing his first self-made costumes, introducing his three designers and sharing close-up details of the most astounding costumes from his shows. Also with photo shoots, magazine and CD covers, Closet is a visual feast, a collector's item and an ode to an exceptional South African artist.
Closet is ’n unieke, luukse visuele viering en versamelstuk. NataniŽl kyk oor sy roemryke loopbaan van 30 jaar terug wanneer hy sy aanhangers ’n kykie in sy klerekas gee. Hy wys van sy eerste kostuums, stel sy drie kostuumontwerpers voor, en vertoon sy heel beste kostuums van naderby. Closet, wat ook fotosessies, CD-omslae en katalogusse insluit, is ’n fees vir die oog en ’n ode aan ’n besondere kunstenaar.
Karl Lagerfeld is a modern master of couture. He is also famously outspoken: his wise, surprising statements pop up like offbeat news flashes. This collection of quotations pays homage to the legendary eminence grise of the fashion world.
Lagerfeld's pronouncements - on fashion, women, art, politics, love, and life high and low - are famously oracular, seized upon by fashionistas, acolytes and sages around the world. Created with the full approval of the designer himself, this cornucopia of Lagerfeld's maxims is required reading for us all today as we negotiate the trickiest curves of modern life.
Cultivated, unpredictable, provocative, sometimes shocking, Lagerfeld's `bons mots' are always impossible to ignore.
Grace Kelly s life may have transformed from Hollywood star to Princess of Monaco, but her status as a style icon remained constant throughout her life, as evidenced by her thirty-year-long relationship with the illustrious house of Dior. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Musee Christian Dior in Granville, France, this sophisticated volume celebrates the close collaboration between Grace Kelly and Dior s artistic directors, from Christian Dior to Marc Bohan, who dressed her and her family for more than twenty years. This in-depth overview explores the evolving relationship between Dior s designers and their muse through insights from experts on Dior and Monaco s royals including a text penned by Princess Grace s favorite couturier Marc Bohan and beautiful images from Dior s archives as well as an exclusive photo shoot in the Prince s Palace of Monaco. Fashion-loving readers will be delighted to rediscover the classic elegance of Grace Kelly s wardrobe through the gorgeous designs created for her by Dior.
"A longstanding excellent primer, in an equally excellent updated edition."-Print Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips's celebrated introduction to graphic design, available in a revised and updated edition. Graphic Design: The New Basics explains the key concepts of visual language that inform any work of design. A foundational graphic design book for students, Lupton and Phillips explore the formal elements of design through visual demonstrations and concise commentary. From logos to letterhead to complex website design, this is a graphic design book for everyone, no matter your design project or focus. Topics include: * Color * Texture * Rhythm and balance * Hierarchy * Layers * Grids * And much more! The new revised edition features new chapters on: * Visualizing data * Typography * Modes of representation * Gestalt principles Sixteen new pages of student and professional work covering such topics as working with grids and designing with color make this a course adoption favorite in any graphic design program and graphic design school. Graphic Design: The New Basics is an invaluable introduction to the field of graphic design from two accomplished designers and design educators.
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.
Putting on a fashion show is not the preserve of big fashion houses. Anyone with creativity and some energy can put one on. There are some practicalities involved and this book takes you through them all, whatever your budget. How to find the right venue; getting sponsorship; designing and making your own clothes or acquiring clothes from designers and shops; finding the right models; how to market and promote the show; troubleshooting and coping when things don't go exactly to plan. The book has lots of practical advice and examples as well as case studies. Every question is answered, from what theme to choose for your show to music selections. Fashion shows are a key part of any fashion house or brand whether it's at New York Fashion Week, a start-up label, or a local college show. Being able to plan, schedule and be creative at the same time are the key skills of any fashion show producer. Whether it's a one-off show you want to do well or it's the beginning of a fashion career, this book is an invaluable guide to the fashion show world.
Behind every typeface is a story - who designed it, and why? What are its distinctive characteristics, and what cultural baggage does it carry? This book explores fifty of the most remarkable typefaces, dating from the birth of European printing in the fifteenth century (and the type used in the Gutenberg Bible - the first significant book to be printed in Europe) to the present day. It features key examples in the aesthetic development of typography (Caslon, Baskerville, Bodoni) and those fonts which have made a significant impact on the wider world. Many fonts have added style to something culturally important (such as Johnston Sans on the London Underground), or assumed a cultural significance of their own, sometimes by accident. The designer of Comic Sans, for example, created the typeface for use in speech bubbles for a Microsoft programme, never expecting it to become one of the world's favourite - and also most maligned - fonts. Through the fonts this book also examines the often colourful lives of the key designers in the evolution of typography: Johannes Gutenberg, William Caslon, Nicolas Jenson, Stanley Morison and William Morris, among others - including one who threw his unique set of metal type into the Thames to prevent others from misusing it - and the enduring influence they have had on print culture. Of equal appeal to general readers, designers and typographers, this book is a vibrant cultural guide to the aesthetic choices we make in order to spread the word.
The bestselling visual bible for fashion illustrators and graphic designers now in a mini edition. It provides an unprecedented variety of approaches for illustrating fashion with hundreds of stunning images. the work ranges from pencil drawing and use of stitch through watercolour, oils, collage and the latest digital techniques. The book covers Womenswear, Menswear, Youth culture, Children, Sport, Accessories and Beauty. Illustrators from all over the world show a range of techniques and styles. With illustrators from Singapore to Italy, America to New Zealand, it is the ultimate resource for fashion expression.
London based design consultancy Browns are five years old. In that time they have achieved an award-winning global reputation based on their ability to bridge the gap between the cultural and corporate arenas, manifesting itself as a successful design business. This is the fourth in the 'GCE Directions Series' that takes a look at famous design groups around the globe. In an amazingly short space of time and on top of their expanding brand/identity work, Browns have designed and published some thirteen award-winning books. The books have not only been influential from a design point of view but have also forced the design world to re-think how the barriers separating publishing and design can be broken down. From a New York Sex Club to a frozen Scottish Loch, the book takes a look at how six of these books came to be. In a visual scrap book format, the book tells the story of the personalities, adventures, travels and process surrounding each book, visually all laid bare on the printed page. It gives an insight into the level of commitment, drive and passion required for designers to successfully enter the publishing arena.
Kaleidoscope Colouring: Manga Art is a vivid, thrilling journey into
the world of Japanese comic book art. With dream-like worlds,
adventurous characters and fantastic creatures, manga sparks the
imagination with its truly unique style.
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.
What is fashion? Where does it come from? Why has it come to permeate modern life? In the last half century, questions like these have drawn serious academic reflection, resulting in a new field of researchafashion studiesaand generating a rich multidisciplinary discussion. Yet theology's voice has been conspicuously absent in this conversation. The time has finally come for theology to break her silence and join this decades-long conversation. Fashion Theology is the first of its kind: a serious and long-overdue account of the dynamic relationship between theology and fashion. Chronicling the epic journey from ancient Christian sources to current developments in fashion studies, cultural theologian Robert Covolo navigates the rich history of Christian thought as well as recent political, social, aesthetic, literary, and performance theory. Far from mere disparity or quick resolution, Covolo demonstrates that fashion and theology inhabit a mutual terrain that has, until recently, scarcely been imagined. Covolo retraces the way theologians have taken up fashion across history, unveiling how Christian thinkers have been fascinated with fashion well before the academy's current focus, and bringing these insights into the conversation with fashion itself: the logic by which fashion operates, how fashion shapes our world, and the way fashion imperceptibly molds our personal lives . Within fashion's realms reside some of life's greatest challenges: the foundations of political power, the basis for social order, the nature of aesthetics, how we inhabit time, and the means by which we tell stories about our livesachallenges, it turns out, that theologians also explore. Fashion favors the bold; theology demands humility. Holding the two together, Fashion Theology trailblazes an interdisciplinary path informed by a thoughtful engagement with the Christian witness. For those traversing this spectacle of unexpected crossroads and hotly contested terrain, the promise of fashion theology awaits with its myriad unexplored vistas.
One of the oldest Italian fashion brands in existence today, Gucci was founded in Florence in 1921. Guccio Gucci established his company with the goal of creating opulent luggage for Italy's wealthy and fashionable upper-classes. With the signature Gucci print of dark brown diamonds on a tan background, interlocking G logo and red and green stripe, the brand has gone on to become the last word in Italian luxury. Gucci's signature items - the belt, the bag, the loafer - transcend fleeting fashion trends, and have remained central to the house's identity into the twenty-first century. Under the stewardship of Tom Ford, Gucci epitomized the louche and mischievous 1990s aesthetic. Today, under Alessandro Michele, the brand's combination of romance and toughness is in hot demand. The Little Book of Gucci tells the story of this historic yet flourishing house, and the visionary looks that have cemented its place in fashion history.
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.
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.
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".
These colourful notebooks stylishly depict iconic London buildings illustrated by the founders of the ceramics company People Will Always Need Plates, most famous for their hugely successful range of plates, mugs and other objects. Their outstanding graphic illustrations combining clean lines and bold blocks of colour make a perfect gift for fans of design and architecture. This notebook, a design object in its own right, depicts the Trellick Tower, Erno Goldfinger's Brutalist masterpiece of a 31 storey block of flats in North Kensington, now a Grade II listed building.
An astounding collaboration between Agent Provocateur, Mike Figgis and internationally revered supermodel Kate Moss, The 4 Dreams of Miss X is the first endeavour of its kind. Genius innovators in haute couture, Agent Provocateur commission Academy-Award nominated director Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas, 1995) to portray Moss in her first acting role, resulting in four uniquely intimate films: Shadows, Scale, Exhibitionist and Narcissus - collectively known as 'The 4 Dreams of Miss X'. Shot in night vision, each film delicately captures a beautiful woman's private dream experiences. First released online in 2006 and 2007, they are now brought together for the first time on DVD. Beautifully presented in a luxury display box, the limited-edition book complete with silk binding, is accompanied by the DVD of all four films and 5 limited edition prints of Kate Moss produced by Mike Figgis.
Nelson Mandela was called a terrorist, forced into hiding, captured, threatened with the death penalty and eventually thrown into jail for twenty-seven years, but nothing could stop him from fighting to liberate his country from the evil of apartheid. A hero in the struggle against a terrible regime, he never gave up. Even when he was a prisoner, he worked secretly with his comrades to undermine the oppressive apartheid government. This is the exciting true story of a young herd boy who was to grow up to become a lawyer, a freedom fighter, South Africaís first democratically elected president and the beloved grandfather of a nation. It is told here in words and pictures for the young and the young at heart: a story to read with enjoyment and remember with pride.
This is the essential book for any fashion student or designer who wants to create stunning fashion illustrations quickly but lacks either the time or the confidence to draw their own. This book provides the answer with over 200 figure templates: figures in movement, with attitude and in classic elegant poses - from a variety of angles, full-length poses, three-quarter length poses, back views and front-on poses. It covers templates for men, women, teens and children. The figures may be copied or photocopied and enlarged from the book or used as a guide to develop your own illustrations. This is a very useful tool for fashion students and designers, providing them with strong visuals for their work by making the most of templates created by one of the world's leading fashion illustrators, Patrick John Ireland. But they can overlay their own designs on to the templates to ensure the work bears their own creativity.
Over 200 of the best illustrated typographical designs in the world today Over 35 of the most innovative designers and illustrators from around the world Features a range of techniques, from traditional drawing, collage and graffiti to the latest software packages The world of design and contemporary illustration is one of the fastest-growing and exciting creative fields in the world today. Illustrative and decorative type is at the core of much of the work of both illustrators and designers. This important book showcases some of the very best illustrated typography in the world today. Over 35 of the most interesting artists and designers from around the world - from South America to Japan, Spain to Australia - are featured in this book, producing a rich resource for those working in design and anyone who loves good illustration. Their work shows a mixture of technique, from traditional drawing and watercolours, to collage, Photoshop, Illustrator and other software. Their typographical work comes in a variety of languages, but all the work has application as well as inspiration for designers worldwide. This is the latest in the hugely successful New Illustration series and should be on the shelf of any designer or illustrator.
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