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Paul Cox: Design and Art

Beautiful Scenes from a Fantasy World: Background Illustrations and Scenes from Anime and Manga Works

Fancy Pop Design

Innovative Local Designers Profiles

Shop Renovation Graphics°°

Cute Hand-drawn Patterns: A Collection of Ready-to-Use Background Patterns (with DVD-ROM)

MJ Illustrations Book 2017

Make It Visible: Informative & Cool Infographics: Maps, Charts, Pictograms & More

Gotta Have It!: The Best Packaging Designs of Hit Products

Third Wave Design: Cool Coffee-inspired Designs for an Easygoing, Natural Lifestyle

SMALL SHOP PRINTINGS: Striking Designs for Shop cards, Direct Mailings & Flyers for Small Businesses

London: Beautiful Designs on the Street Corner<br>Shop Interior, Wrapping Tools, Catalogues, and more

Designs that Grab Families°« Attention

Numbers in Advertising Design: A Handbook for Designers with a Good Eye for Numbers

Little Presses & Small Magazines in Japan: Publications to Promote Local Communities

Branding, Revealed: Ways to Build a Stronger Brand Image

Applied Typography 26

Come to My Town! : Effective Designs to Promote Local Communities

Creativity is Born: Issey Miyake & Reality Lab.

Nihongo Logo 2

Wagokoro Design: Ideas of the Latest Japanese Style Designs

Advertising Design by Layout Technique

Small Shop Graphics in Japan: 87 Inspirational Design Ideas

Erik Bruun: Finnish Graphic Designer

MAP MANIA: Ideas of Effective Map Design

Japanese Font Library with Examples

Successful Before and After Designs in Local Communities: Renewals to Activate the Regional Industry

Finland Design by Great Masters

SOU°¶SOU  Textile Design Collection: 380 Patterns from Kyoto

Avant-Garde Graphics in Russia: Posters, Book Design, Children Books, Typography and more

Comic Mix Design: Advertising, Promotional Tool and Packagings featuring Comics and Animation

Branding Today: Effective Branding Process to Create New Value

PARIS: Beautiful Designs on the Street Corner  -   Shop Interior, Wrapping Tools, Catalogues, and more

More Designs of Paper Folding for POP-UP: Samples and Templates for Cards and Crafts

A New Trend in Letterpress Printing

Shop Image Graphics in Tokyo+

HISUI SUGIURA°ßA Pioneer of Japanese Graphic Design

Yurio Seki's Designs and Patterns

Japanese Style Materials: Japanese Style Materials Background Patterns (with DVD-ROM)

Drawing and Handwriting Textures; Ready-to-Use Frames and Background Patterns (with DVD-ROM)

Ornament and Initial: Beauty of Graphic Design, 17-20th Century

Tadanori Yokoo: Complete Book Designs

Retro Designs of Japan: Ready-to-Use Ornaments and Frames (with DVD-ROM)

Traditional Japanese Stencil Patterns (with DVD/ROM): 1,600 images of Ise Katagami from Isetan Mitsukoshi collection

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100 Years of Japanese Graphic Design
100 Years of Japanese Graphic Design
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PIE announces the 30th Anniversary Edition of °»Collected Masterworks of Graphic Design°…

This 30th Anniversary Edition from PIE International is a remarkable history book of graphic design. Covering a period of 100 years, this title showcases masterworks of Japanese graphic design placed in their cultural and historical contexts: early graphic design works from the end of the 19th century; high-impact designs created in the postwar era; original advertisement styles that developed alongside Japan°«s rapidly growing economy in the latter half of the 20th century; and modern graphic design that takes a comprehensive approach to designing both products and spaces.
Author : Toshio Yamagata
Size : 257°Ŗ182mm
Pages : 368 Pages (Full Color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Dec/2017
Language : Japanese, some English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,900.00
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The legendary artist THE MACH55GO reveals secrets of Anime, Movie and Music Designs!

This book showcases many of the designs by Toshiaki Uesugi, who is also known as the graphic designer °»THE MACH55GO°…, created for products and used as advertisements and promotions, including CDs, anime collections, manga, DVD box sets, etc. These were all designed Uesugi°«s graphic designs are highly respected by many legendary manga artists, including Katsuhiro Otomo, who is the author of Akira. Uesugi contributed to Akira, MEMORIES, COWBOY BE BOP, and MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT.
This collection of Uesugi°«s artworks shows the creative process of an extremely influential designer, and is sure to be enjoyable for anime fans and useful for graphic designers.
Author : Toshiaki Uesugi
Size : 257°Ŗ182mm
Pages : 176Pages° Full Color°ň
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Oct/2017
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,400.00
Release date in Europe: April / 2018
Tips for Great Designs Using Only Colors, Shapes, Patterns & Letters
Tips for Great Designs Using Only Colors, Shapes, Patterns & Letters
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Effective design ideas that rely on patterns, colors, shapes and letters for visual impact instead of photography and illustrations

All designers have faced the challenge of creating high-impact, visually attractive designs while intentionally avoiding design elements such as photographs or illustrations. This book showcases a wide variety of effective designs that have been created using clever arrangement of design elements such as the letters, lines, squares, circles, color combinations and patterns.

- Shape p.5-
- Pattern p.111-
- Letter p.157-
- Color p.227-
Size : 255°Ŗ190mm
Pages : 272Pages° Full Color°ň
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Aug/2017
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $5,800.00
Release date in Europe: Jan/2018
Paul Cox: Design and Art
Paul Cox: Design and Art
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A look at the charming graphical works and lifestyle of Paul Cox

Born in 1959, Paul Cox is a multi-talented French artist who is well known for his graphic design, illustration and stage art. In 1999, he won the Bologna Ragazzi Award in Fiction at the Bologna Children°«s Book Fair.

Cox°«s artworks are all charming graphic designs. This collection showcases his various works, which were released primarily in France and Japan. Ranging from advertisements for Opéra national de Lorraine à Nancy, the Japanese brand MUJI in Paris and the Hokuriku bullet train in Japan, to unique publications on lettering and shapes, Cox°«s humorous drawings, bright color combinations and characteristic human touch combine to create a graphic design style that is all his own.

This title also features a look at Cox°«s lifestyle by introducing his favorite things at home, rough sketches and an interview with the artist. This is sure to be a treasured collection for Paul Cox fans everywhere, as well as a good reference for those studying design and art.

#1 France p.8 -
#2 Japan p.72 -
#3 Books p.100 -
#4 Artworks p.134 -
#5 Sketches p.152 -
#6 Stage Design & Exhibitions p.174 -
#7 Objects p.198 –
Author : Paul Cox
Size : 257°Ŗ182mm
Pages : 224 Pages (Full Color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Aug/2017
Language : Japanese, some English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,900.00
May / 2018 release in the US /Europe
Beautiful Scenes from a Fantasy World: Background Illustrations and Scenes from Anime and Manga Works
Beautiful Scenes from a Fantasy World: Background Illustrations and Scenes from Anime and Manga Works
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A beautiful collection of fantasy scenes from popular anime, manga and game creators

Have you ever imagined living in the fantasy world? Beautiful castles, islands floating in the air, a ride on an airship or resting with the fairies under a mushroom umbrella°ń

This is the second title in the Everyday Scenes from Parallel Worlds series. It showcases background artworks featuring fantasy worlds: celestial castles, pirate ships sailing through the clouds, retro-futuristic inventions, deserted architectural spaces, towns that have sunk under the ocean, an enchanted forest and a space locomotive that runs in neo-futuristic world. Featuring only a few anthro angels, dragons and other imaginary animals, attention is focused primarily on the beauty of the illustrated backgrounds.

The fantasy illustrations in this collection are beyond your wildest imaginings and will surprise and inspire all kinds of art lovers. It might even make you look at the world differently after reading it.

The works featured in this title are by 32 well-known Japanese creators, illustrators and animators.
Size : 250 x 260 mm
Pages : 160 (Full color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Aug/2017
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,600.00