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Applied Typography 27
Applied Typography 27
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The year°«s best 400 works selected by the Japan Typography Association

This is the latest yearbook of outstanding typography designs selected by a 13-member jury from the Japan Typography Association.
An interview with the Grand Prix winner, features on other award winning designs and 400 selected works are all showcased in one volume.
A great reference for all kinds of graphic designers to follow the latest trends in typography.


Author : Japan Typography Association
Size°ß297°Ŗ210mm
Pages°ß272Pages° Full Color°ň
Binding°ßHardbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-4884-8 £√3070
Release Date : Apr/2017
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $12,000.00
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The Art of Decadence: European Fantasy Art of the Fin-de-Siècle°°
The Art of Decadence: European Fantasy Art of the Fin-de-Siècle°°
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A magnificent visual history of Decadence, Aestheticism and Symbolism presented by Hiroshi Unno

Across time and space, the motifs and images of Decadence are repeatedly depicted in literature, fine arts, music and other art forms. This book presents numerous historically important art works spanning from the 19th century to Surrealism, including notable European illustrators such as Odilon Redon, Gustav Klimt, Gustave Moreau, Aubrey Vincent Beardsley and much more.

Each chapter comprehensively showcases such art works, grouping them by stylistic category or artistic movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; Symbolism in France, Germany and Belgium; Wiener Secession; Art Nouveau and Art Deco; Eroticism; book illustrators; Surrealist artists and so on. This collection also explores the theme of the femme fatale through representations of Sirens, mermaids and witches, as well as characters from Greek mythology, modern literary works, and so on.

Approximately 370 great art works are presented in a stylish layout designed by Reiko Harajo, the renowned book designer and creator of the gorgeous book designs of past PIE titles: George Barbier, William Morris and Harry Clarke. These art titles are available in English and include columns on themes related to these works.

The Art of Decadence is sure to become a most treasured book for artists and illustrators, especially those with a keen interest in 19th century European Art.

About the author:
Hiroshi Unnno was born in 1939 in Tokyo. Unno writes on art, cinema, music, urbanism, novels, flower arranging and more. His recent titles released by PIE International – °»Avant-Garde Graphics in Russia°…, °»William Morris°…, °»Harry Clarke°…, °»Beautiful Book Design°…, °»The World of Mucha°…, °»A Thousand and One Nights°… – are recognizable all over the world.
Author : Hiroshi Unno
Size°ß257°Ŗ186mm
Pages°ß400Pages (Full Color)
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-4841-1 £√0071
Release Date : Apr/2017
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,800.00
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Animals by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book
Animals by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book
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Experience the humorous and satirical Ukiyo-e world of Kuniyoshi Utagawa.

In old Tokyo, known as °»Edo°… during the early modern period, fashion snaps and entertainment magazines came in the form of °»Ukiyo-e°… (°»pictures of the floating world°…). There were many Ukiyo-e shops in Edo, which sold various woodblock prints, just as news agents or book shops sell magazines or posters today. Each Ukiyo-e print was sold individually to customers, who bought these beautifully printed sheets of paper to learn the most up-to-date trends of the day, and who also sometimes enjoyed them as artworks or as interior decor by displaying them on their walls.

Following the success of Cats by Kuniyoshi and Surprise! by Kuniyoshi, this new title showcases 60 art reproductions of various animals featured in the woodblock prints of the outstanding Ukiyo-e master UTAGAWA Kuniyoshi (1792-1892). Sparrows, foxes, whales, goldfishes, octopus and many other animals are depicted humorously and satirically alongside human subjects.

For added interest, each of the 60 prints can be removed easily, offering today°«s readers a fun and authentic way to appreciate Ukiyo-e. The simple, yet unique, design on the back side of each page offers readers even more creative ideas.

Publisher: Daifuku Shorin

Author : Nobuhisa Kaneko
Size°ß257°Ŗ182mm
Pages°ß152 Pages (Full Color)
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-4759-9 £√0071
Release Date : Apr/2017
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $1,800.00
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Local Event Graphics
Local Event Graphics
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A special collection of flyers and posters promoting local events, markets and various festivals

The trend for organizing local °»small town-style°… events, such as festivals and markets, has recently become popular all over Japan. This book is a great collection of posters and flyers that present the details of each event and encourage people to attend through attractive, easy-to-understand and inviting graphic design.

Covering many kinds of events, from local festivals to large-scale events, this book is sure to be an excellent reference not only for graphic designers and illustrators but also for event planners and organizers as well.
Author : PIE International
Size°ß257°Ŗ182mm
Pages°ß272pages (Full Color)
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-4874-9 £√3070
Release Date : Mar/2017
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,900.00
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Innovative Local Designers Profiles
Innovative Local Designers Profiles
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Check out these outstanding designs by the most talented local designers from Hokkaido to Okinawa.

This new updated edition of °…Hot Local Designers Profiles°… (2013) introduces more than 100 designers who are active in local areas throughout Japan. These talented designers create designs for various community-based projects, from branding local products to promoting regional tourism. Their works, including package designs, pamphlets, advertisements, and much more, have been getting a lot of attention recently, especially as design plays an increasingly important role in a wide range of publications and projects.

Contents are grouped by local area and covers the length of Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Each designer°«s most successful works are included along with their contact information. This book is a useful reference not only for people who are involved in local projects who are looking for new designers, but also for designers who are looking for fresh inspiration.
Author : PIE International
Size°ß257°Ŗ182mm
Pages°ß240 Pages° Full Color°ň
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-4856-5 £√3070
Release Date : Feb/2017
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $5,800.00
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