Greville St Bookstore

April 29, 2010, 6:48 am
Filed under: Design, Interior Design

Boutique Hotels

Designer Restaurants

Retail Spaces with Style

All three of these new Page One publications are beautifully illustrated, showcasing an innovative range of tailored design projects.

April 29, 2010, 6:19 am
Filed under: Art, Design

The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age
Edited by David Elliot
17th Biennale of Sydney in association with Thames & Hudson, $45

Featuring stunning design and production, not to mention inspiring and thought-provoking content, this exhibition catalogue for the 17th Biennale of Sydney is an artwork in itself! If you can’t make it to the Biennale in person, this is the next best thing, and if you are lucky enough to experience the art up close, it’ll make for the perfect memento.

April 15, 2010, 2:35 am
Filed under: Design

Steven Heller, Gail Anderson
Thames & Hudson, $65

New Ornamental Type presents a dazzling kaleidoscope of highly animated text and type samples across a broad spectrum of styles and effects. Psychedelia, Hip-Hop, Gothic, flowers, smoke, hair, electricity and monuments are just a few of the creative allusions in the hundreds of dramatic and intricate examples inspired by nature, history and just about anything that is visually expressive. The book begins with a historical outline of ornament and its evolution through the major creative periods from the beginnings of the 20th century to the present. The heart of the book contains hundreds of contemporary examples from around the world, organised into three sections, each with a brief essay introducing the background, influences and outstanding aspects of the graphic works.

April 15, 2010, 12:56 am
Filed under: Art, Design

Mark Ryden
Porterhouse Fine Art Editons, $65

The Tree Show is a showcase of pieces from Mark Ryden’s 2007 major solo exhibition at the Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. The Tree Show features over 130 colour images including Ryden’s paintings, drawings, studies, and sculptural works. This 128-page hard bound full-colour edition also includes a wealth of Ryden’s inspirational reference materials as well as an essay by Holly Meyers and artist’s statement.

April 8, 2010, 6:14 am
Filed under: Design


Locally produced, Process Journal is a gorgeous new quarterly publication that aims ‘to showcase the very best of Australian and International Design’.

Edition one is in store now.

Published by Hunt Studio, $25

March 26, 2010, 5:46 am
Filed under: Art, Design

New issues of Un Sedicesimo from Corraini Edizioni!

VOL 13 – Morteza Zahedi
VOL 14a – Carin Goldberg
VOL 14b – Tomi Um (pictured)

$10 each

March 26, 2010, 5:35 am
Filed under: Art, Design

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.