VOL 13 – Morteza Zahedi
VOL 14a – Carin Goldberg
VOL 14b – Tomi Um (pictured)
CHINESE GRAPHIC DESIGN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Scott Minick, Jiao Ping
Thames & Hudson, $35
From posters and advertisements to book covers and magazines, this volume presents a dazzling panoply of graphics, brilliantly uncovered by the authors from long-forgotten sources, mostly in China itself, after surviving innumerable upheavals: natural catastrophes, war and revolution. Beginning with the basic traditions of Chinese graphics, the authors show how the writer and artist Lu Xun became the centre of cultural revival in the new China. We see Art Deco making its mark in the Shanghai Style, and the birth of a national design aesthetic, born of Russian Constructivism and Chinas own drive for new technology. The Socialist Realist art of Mao in turn adopted folk traditions to fuel the Revolutionary machine, while the continuing search for a new identity can be seen in the graphic images of protest from the summer of 1989. Throughout, creative design ideas are expressed with a freshness and vitality that recalls the beauty and character of Chinas own traditions.
Filed under: Design
GOOD 50×70: THE SOCIAL COMMUNICATION PROJECT
BIS Publishers, $45
No one is better at conveying a message and getting people to act on it than those in the communications industry. But, sadly, the industry spends little time on issues that really matter. Work for charities is nice, but it doesn’t pay the bills. The creators of the Good 50×70 project found this incredibly frustrating. They decided to create their own project to reward creativity in social communication and provide charities with a database of posters they could use for free in their campaigns. This book collects the best responses to seven design briefs from seven charities addressing seven critical global issues.
Filed under: Design
FORM: BOOK & PROMOTION
Page One, $90
More than ever, design is the essential element that makes book and printed promotional pieces more valuable. Form showcases the aesthetic potential of the traditional medium with unique materials, unusual forms, interesting foldouts, innovative prints and special bindings. This lavishly illustrated volume is an exciting celebration of the tactile and aesthetic qualities specific to printed matter.
FASHION JEWELLERY: CATWALK AND COUTURE
Laurence King, $65
Fashion Jewellery is created with the catwalk and couture in mind, characterized by its creativity and originality. It is arguably the most exciting field in fashion today. Arranged by designer, this is the first book to showcase contemporary catwalk and couture jewellery, profiling 33 international fashion jewellers who combine traditional techniques and ultra-modern methods to create this new style of jewellery. Among the stunning images of work shown are collaborations with leading fashion designers and brands such as Lanvin, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Comme des Garçons, as well as collections for directional fashion stores such as Colette and 10 Corso Como.
BRITISH DESIGN 2010
British Design 2010 is the fourth edition in this series on British Design. The book is divided into five sections: graphic design and branding, packaging design, new media, interior, retail and event design and product design. The changes in the UK design industry over the last two years are of course reflected in this latest edition. A lot of new names present themselves for the first time, along with many established firms. Designed by Taxi in Bristol, this edition offers a handsome survey of recent work by a large number of outstanding British design agencies.
PRINTED MATTER IN FASHION
The graphic design business holds the fashion industry very close to its heart. Mainly because no other industry is as dependent on – or as interested in – their corporate identity as the fashion industry. Fashion brands survive by being at the forefront of design developments. This book conveys the ever-developing partnership between graphic designers and the fashion industry, demonstrating some of the most interesting and modern design solutions for printed matter in fashion.