Textile Design in the Digital Age

Title Textile Design in the Digital Age Author Tamasin Doe Publisher Goodman Description  Complex prints, an unlimited palette and imagery that reaches the outer limits of the imagination: digital technologies have enabled fashion designers to achieve a whole new level of creativity. Armed with pixels and the latest printing techniques, they have overwhelmed our senses with colour and…

The Urban Sketcher

Title The Urban Sketcher Author Marc Taro Holmes Publisher North Light Books Description  This self-directed workshop shows you how to draw inspiration from real life and bring that same excitement into your sketchbook. Inside you’ll find everything you need to tackle subjects ranging from still lifes and architecture to people and busy street scenes. A 15 step-by-step demonstrations…

SKETCH!

Title SKETCH! Author France Bellenille-Van Stone Publisher Watson-Guptill  Publications Description Anyone can be an artist by sketching for just ten minutes a day. In this inspirational guide, self-taught French artist France Belleville-Van Stone encourages you to sketch for the pure joy of it and to document your life and the world around you – whether you’re an established…

Classic Human Anatomy

Title Classic Human Anatomy Author Valerie L. Winslow Publisher Watson-Guptill Publications Description  The book includes many extraordinary features in which they show an illustrated overview of the history of artistic anatomy, tracing its development to the present day. An introduction to the “language of anatomy” that makes the meaning of anatomical terms transparent, accessible, and memorable is also…

Sketching: the basics

Title Sketching: the basics Author Koos Eissen & Roselein Steur Publisher Page One Publishing Pte Ltd Description This book concerns the study of form. Sketching: The Basics contains many step-by-step guides to making drawings. It is about learning to draw efficiently by employing different techniques, both manual and digital. Drawing an object or idea is not a…

DIY Furniture: A step-by-step guide

Title DIY Furniture: A step-by-step guide Author Christopher Stuart Publisher Laurence King Publishing Description Featuring 30 designs by leading designer-makers from around the world, DIY Furniture shows how to use simple techniques to make stunning designer furniture from scratch. All the projects can be easily assembled using common materials to be found at the local DIY…

Draw People in 15 minutes

Title Draw People in 15 minutes Author Jake Spicer Publisher Alastair Campbell Description Professional art tutor Jake Spicer takes you through every aspect of drawing from life, from sketching out and about to drawing a model or even from a photograph. Carefully crafted exercises break the drawing process down into easily digestible chunks, while step-by-step tutorials demonstrate…

Logo Design

Title Logo Design Author Ed. Julius Wiedemann Publisher TASCHEN Bibliotheca Universalis Description  A good logo can glamorize just about anything. This sweeping compendium gathers diverse brand markers from around the world to explore the irrespressible power of graphic representation. Organized into chapters by theme, the catalog explores how text, image, and ideas distil into a logo across events,…

Colour in Design Pocket Essentials

Title Colour in Design Pocket Essentials Author Tom Fraser & Adam Banks Publisher ILEX Description  Possibly the most powerful tool in the designer’s armoury, colour is also the most difficult to use successfully. Colour in Design Pocket Essentials demystifies colour theories and systems, before looking at how we live with colour and use it creatively – whether it’s…

Loveworks: How the World’s Top Marketers Make Emotional Connections to Win in the Marketplace

Title Loveworks Author Brian Sheehan Publisher powerHouse books Description This book provides real world business examples and outlines the roadmaps followed by several famous brands to achieve Lovemark (Kevin Roberts 2004) status. Loveworks shows in detail how many of the world’s top marketing companies, including Proctor & Gamble, Toyota, Visa, General Mills, and Diageo have won in the…