There are 3 books included in this bundle:
Chip Kidd: Book One: Work: 1986-2006
Described as "the closest thing to a rock star" in graphic design today (USA Today), Chip Kidd is universally recognized as an American master of contemporary book design. At the forefront of a revolution in publishing, Kidd's iconic covers, with their inventive marriage of type and found images, have influenced an entire generation of design practitioners in many fields.Chip Kidd: Book One collects all of his book covers and designs for the first time, as well as hundreds of developmental sketches and concepts-annotated by Kidd and by many of the best-selling authors he's worked with over the years. The result is an important contribution to the design canon today as well as a visually dazzling (and often hilarious) insider's look at the design and publishing process.The book also showcases Kidd's work with comics and graphic novels, including his collaborations with leading artists and writers in the field. Featured are projects for DC Comics, including Batman and Superman, as well as Kidd's award-winning exploration of the art of Charles M. Schulz. Chip Kidd: Book One is sure to enthrall design aficionados, book lovers, pop-culture fanatics, comics fans, and design students.
Close Cover Before Striking: The Golden Age of Matchbook Art (Recollectibles), by H. Thomas Steele
Briefly describes the history of matchbooks, shows examples of covers featuring advertising, patriotism, movie stars, animals, hotels, restaurants, and sports, and discusses collecting.
Illusive: Contemporary Illustration, by Robert Klanteen and Hendrik Hellige
Even more cutting-edge illustration talents scouted from around the world and indexed into the definitivereference for contemporary illustration. Over the past four years, Illusive and Illusive 2 have documented the flourishingdiscipline of illustration and established its expressive, poetic and esteemedvoice in contemporary visual culture. They introduced world-class illustrators ofthe time as well as discovering fresh talent still yet to be found by the mainstream.The third volume of the series, Illusive: Edition 2010 further documents the thrivingmedium of contemporary illustration with work by illustrators curated fromaround the globe.Independent from fleeting trends, illustration continues to burgeon on its owngrounds. Illusive: Edition 2010 addresses the inexhaustible possibilities of stylesand techniques that are practised today. The lavish illustrations covering pageafter page and copious texts and interviews with leading design agencies.
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