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Eat & Go: Branding And Design Identity For Takeaways And RestaurantsEat & Go: Branding And Design Identity For Takeaways And Restaurants by

Takeout food is a booming business, with more and more restaurants providing not only in-house table service, but also dishes to be eaten elsewhere. However, providing suitable packaging for their food that allows diners to enjoy the restaurant experience at home represents a real challenge, for both restaurants and designers.

Infographics: Designing & Visualizing DataInfographics: Designing & Visualizing Data by

In a world shaped by waves of information, it is of vital importance to develop effective strategic methods of making key data stand out to its target audience. Infographics, which are now used regularly by organizations worldwide, have become a key method for achieving this aim. This book is a comprehensive reference guide for this vital technique.

Logograma: Logo Design For Dynamic IdentitiesLogograma: Logo Design For Dynamic Identities by

By varying its logo, an organization can create a brand which is vivid, fresh, and expressive. Infinite possibilities are unleashed through the vitality of the dynamic logos featured in this book. Each project highlights the secrets to successfully making changes in logo colors, form, and typography, demonstrating the visual impact such changes have on audiences and adaptation in quickly changing environments.

New Signage Design: Connecting People And SpaceNew Signage Design: Connecting People And Space by

The proliferation of public places and spaces has created a shared environment which increasingly interacts with people living or passing through them. In such a context, signage design has become a decisive element when connecting spaces and people, going beyond orientation skills in order to create a deeper sensorial experience, which this book reflects in great detail.

Fashion: The Ultimate History Of Costume, From Prehistory To The Present DayFashion: The Ultimate History Of Costume, From Prehistory To The Present Day by

Fashion is one of the defining features of human evolution and culture. Spanning from the first civilizations to today's most recent trends, this book analyses the importance and meaning of this captivating area of human behaviour with an in- depth approach to its subject that is illuminated by a rich, iconographic display of illustrations and photographs. The lavish visuals truly bring the topic to life. With this book the reader will discover the beauty and mystery of the history of fashion, the roles it has played in society and the creativity and power of invention it has often brought out in man.

Thoughts On Designing InformationThoughts On Designing Information by

Eighteen internationally reputed designers were interviewed by the editors Inge Gobert and Johan Van Looveren. All are active in the broad field of information design: interactive, editorial, and environmental design, data visualization, wayfinding, typography, cartography. This book contains reflections on the field of information design and its boundaries, working methods, client-designer relations, attitudes, dreams, and frustrations. Special emphasis is placed on how future information designers can be effectively prepared to work in a world that is supposed to provide constant access to information. Interviews with: Johannes Bergerhausen, Peter Crnokrak / The Luxury of Protest, Brendan Dawes, Rose Epple, Tim Fendley / Applied, Joost Grootens / Studio Joost Grootens, Fernando Gutiérrez / Studio Fernando Gutiérrez, Joe Malia / BERG, Joris Maltha / Catalogtree, Morag Myerscough / Studio Myerscough, Maria da Gandra & Maaike van Neck / MWMcreative, Mark Porter / Mark Porter Associates, Lizá Ramalho & Arthur Rebelo / R2, Andréas Uebele / Büro Uebele Visuelle Kommunikation, Gerlinde Schuller / The World as Flatland, Karsten Schmidt, Andrew Vande Moere, Marius Watz.

100 Years Of Swiss Design100 Years Of Swiss Design by

100 Years of Swiss Design offers a new perspective of Switzerland's achievements in furniture and product design. The book presents the essential historical designs in chronological sequence, from the regional roots of the early days around 1900 to the globalized network of today. Thirty essays by known experts shed light on themes typical of their times in word and image. Besides the design process, manufacturing techniques, distribution, and reception, the changing roles of the designer--from mediator between form and function, entrepreneur, social worker, to branding architect--are examined. Featuring one hundred key works from the Designsammlung, the world's largest collection of Swiss design, this reference work is the first to present and discuss a comprehensive show of Swiss designers' achievements, from the anonymous to the famous.

Designing DesignDesigning Design by

Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) pays tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked Japanese icons and images in much of his work. In Designing Design, he impresses upon the reader the importance of "emptiness" in both the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan, and its application to design, made visible by means of numerous examples from his own work: Hara for instance designed the opening and closing ceremony programs for the Nagano Winter Olympic games 1998. In 2001, he enrolled as a board member for the Japanese label MUJI and has considerably moulded the identity of this successful corporation as communication and design advisor ever since. Kenya Hara, among the leading design personalities in Japan, has also called attention to himself with exhibitions such as Re-Design: the Daily products of the 21st Century of 2000.

Typography: My Way To TypographyTypography: My Way To Typography by

Since the 1970s Wolfgang Weingart has exerted a decisive influence on the international development of typography. In the late 1960s he instilled creativity and a desire for experimentation into the ossified Swiss typographical industry and reflected this renewal in his own work. Countless designers have been inspired by his teaching at the Basle School of Design and by his lectures. In Typography Weingart gives an unusual and frank narrative of his early life and development as a designer. For the first time he gives a comprehensive survey of his works over the past forty years, most of which are unknown.

Nothing To ValueNothing To Value by Carl Cheng Chi Ming

This monograph, complied by the artist himself, documents all projects done from 2006 to 2014 with dialogues between artists and scholars, philosophy and art critique written by professors, art critics and artists. Nothing to Value ambitiously questions the destructive nature of human civilization such as the development of urbanity, capitalism, communication and technology. Carl Cheng Chi Ming is one of the most active contemporary Hong Kong artist who is widely known for his large scale site-specific installations.

Hong Kong/ China Photographers Eight: Julian Lee By Calvin HuiHong Kong/ China Photographers Eight: Julian Lee By Calvin Hui by Hui, Calvin

Movie stars from the 80s, from gay icon to decadent abandon; lonesome gaze on strangers and encounters; nude male a la Michelangelo; religious objects of spiritual redemption and desire; meditative landscapes after the photographer's cancer. A perfumed gala of visual senses from the Mishima look of Zhang Yi Mou to a phallic memento mori. The 102 photos in this retrospective transform the gallery into an empire of sensuality that defines the obsession of Julian Lee.

Image & Illusion: Video Works From The Yokohama Museum Of ArtImage & Illusion: Video Works From The Yokohama Museum Of Art by

Image & Illusion: Video Works from the Yokohama Museum of Art explores this very contradictory nature of image-making through the works of five artists: Peter Coffin, Takashi Ishida, Lyota Yagi, Tadasu Takamine and Tsai Charwei. While their practices span across a diverse range of concerns, their works reveal how they negotiate with the subtleties of image-making and their reception, each seeking to expand possibilities of representation form the very structures of the image itself. The discipline of animation, film, painting, performance, sound and multimedia coverage in this selection of video works, and here, the medium of video is a critical channel for the artists to articulate new dimensions of thinking about the complexities o the contemporary global condition today. Image & Illusion is a co-curatorial partnership with the Yokohama Museum of Art. This exhibition catalogue features the highlighted artists' works in the museum collection and two curatorial essays.

Afterimage: Contemporary Photography In Southeast AsiaAfterimage: Contemporary Photography In Southeast Asia by

Afterimage: Contemporary Photography from Southeast Asia is a survey of the photographic practices of thirteen artists that expand the medium's field of operations as art, visual language and social practice. Using the photographic image to articulate a range of concerns related to the idiosyncratic cultural, social, political and alternative histories of Southeast Asia, these artists trace links to national and transnational iconographic legacies and shared aspects of the physical landscape. The critical essays and detailed artworks commentaries in this publication explore the commonalities and antimonies between artists, and map the ways geographic proximity informs contemporary photographic narratives produced in the region. Afterimage is an essential tool for scholars of Southeast Asian contemporary art and photography.

Time Present: Photography From The Deutsche Bank CollectionTime Present: Photography From The Deutsche Bank Collection by

Time Present: Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection is the first Deutsche Bank exhibition on international photography and features works from the 1970s to the present day by 28 renowned photographers from regions such as Japan, China, India, Europe, and North and South America. Shedding light on the relationship between photography and time, the exhibition explores the myriad ways that photography has made sense of a changing world while highlighting the various technical, formal, and conceptual methods undertaken to expand the artistic potential of the medium. This fully illustrated exhibition catalogue includes artwork captions and essays by the exhibition curators that address the complexities of seeing, and making images, through the photographic medium.

Still Moving: A Triple Bill On The Image (Box Set)Still Moving: A Triple Bill On The Image (Box Set) by

Still Moving: A Triple Bill on the Image is a compendium of three publications, focusing on the nature of the image as explored in the art of photography and new media, seen through three co-curated exhibitions at the Singapore Art Museum. In Afterimage: Contemporary Photography from Southeast Asia, artists use non-traditional photographic techniques to articulate concerns about the cultural, political and social landscapes of the region. In Time Present: Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection, renowned international artists show the multiple possibilities of photography in history over time. Image & Illusion: Video Works from the Yokohama Museum of Art features new media works that expand their subject matter beyond the limits of the medium and representation. This compendium offers an illuminating perspective on both emerging and established photographic practices internationally. It features over 40 photographers and artists such as Andreas Gursky, Cai Guo-Qiang, Dinh Q Le, Gerhard Richter, Gary-Ross Pastrana, Hiroshi Sugimoto, John Clang, Takashi Ishida, Tadasu Takamine and Yee I-Lann.

Sarong Kebaya: Peranakan Fashion In An Interconnected World 1500-1950Sarong Kebaya: Peranakan Fashion In An Interconnected World 1500-1950 by Lee, Peter

This book traces the history of the costume of Peranakan women; specifically, the sarong, kebaya, and baju panjang. The sarong kebaya is only a starting point, however, for a rich history of language, women, trade, slavery, community formation, and education. Profusely illustrated with a wealth of historical photographs and beautiful images of sarongs and kebayas from a large donation to the Peranakan Museum, as well as those in a private collection, the book will become a valuable reference. Independent scholar Peter Lee has amassed impressive documentation from primary and secondary sources in this highly readable, visually stunning book.

Cleavages Fractures Folds by

Cleavages Fractures Folds debuts Tay Bak Chiang's first-ever complete solo exhibition featuring Chinese ink and pigment works on canvas instead of the traditional rice paper. Merging the historical genre of ink painting on contemporary canvases creates a significant exploration and breakthrough, and Bak Chiang is the first Singapore artist to experiment and successfully present a contemporised style of the traditional 3000-year-old Chinese ink painting through a clever manipulation of ink, pigments, canvases and raw linens. He has developed an innovative technique of using powdered colour pigments to produce distinct texture in traditional Chinese ink painting. This set of works also marks his progressive attempts to move away from representational forms and introduce new perspectives in the portrayal of nature with minimalistic simplicity. Stones, to him, are not lifeless objects, but are bestowed with worldly experiences and personal expressions. This which, he expresses through his unique visual language that is in synch with current contemporary art ideas.

Quaint Quarterly Issue #01: NostalgiaQuaint Quarterly Issue #01: Nostalgia by Gonzalez, Jonathan (Ed.)

Quaint Quarterly is an independent print journal curating curiosities from the four corners of the web. Primarily focused on long-form articles and eye-catching illustrations, all the content is handpicked for readers who want to read challenging and insightful materials in a well-crafted format. This issue, number 01, features the work of thinkers, writers, and artists whose work is heavily influenced by the idea of Nostalgia. From personal blogs to international publications, from opinion pieces to academic papers, from amateur photographers to award-winning painters, the work gathered is a snapshot of all the incredibly thought-provoking content that can be found online and yet does not necessarily reach all constantly-connected people.

Equilibrium: Wong Perng FeyEquilibrium: Wong Perng Fey by Kiwitt, Ronald; Martina Ziesse; Haffendi Anuar

This large format book is a groundbreaking body of work by Wong Perng Fey. Wong Perng Fey (b. 1974, Kuala Lumpur) is an artist that has built his reputation as an experimental and versatile painter. His works are in many prominent public collections. His gestural paintings of figures, nature and natural vistas fluctuate between abstraction and figuration with an acute sensitivity to colours, layers and textures. With writings by Ronald Kiwitt, Martina Ziesse and Haffendi Anuar.

Edward Hopper MasterpiecesEdward Hopper Masterpieces by Ormiston, Rosalind

This glorious book allows the reader to revel in Hopper's most well-known and masterful works; but it also enables you to rediscover the artist, to delve further than the obvious paintings in order to fully understand his motivations, and then to reassess his works in a fresh light. All the while his works are cross-referenced, so you get the most out of the paintings.