A DIY Attitude to Graphic Design and Illustration
Author: Kate Moross
Publisher: Prestel Pub
One of today's most refreshing young creatives gives the inside scoop on how to make it as a graphic artist. Irreverent and packed with helpful tips for designers of all stripes, Make Your Own Luck is certain to become an indispensable guide for anyone interested in graphic art as a vocation or hobby.
From Sheet to Form
Author: Paul Jackson
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal, and many other materials. This unique book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling. An elegant, practical handbook, it covers over 70 techniques explained by clear step-by-step drawings, crease-pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography.
Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Starting and Running a Successful Design Business
Author: David Airey
Publisher: New Riders
Unlike other dry business books, this refreshing, straightforward guide from Logo Design Love author and international designer David Airey answers the questions all designers have when first starting out on their own. In fact, the book was inspired by the many questions David receives every day from the more than 600,000 designers who visit his three blogs (Logo Design Love, Identity Designed, and DavidAirey.com) each month. How do I find new clients? How much should I charge for my design work? When should I say no to a client? How do I handle difficult clients? What should I be sure to include in my contracts? David’s readers–a passionate and vocal group–regularly ask him these questions and many more on how to launch and run their own design careers. With this book, David finally answers their pressing questions with anecdotes, case studies, and sound advice garnered from his own experience as well as those of such well-known designers as Ivan Chermayeff, Jerry Kuyper, Maggie Macnab, Eric Karjaluoto, and Von Glitschka. Designers just starting out on their own will find this book invaluable in succeeding in today’s hyper-networked, global economy.
Author: Debbie Millman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Debbie Millman's illustrated essays and visual poems are part philosophy, part art, part deeply personal memoir exposing the universal triumphs and tribulations of being human. Her hand-lettered typography - sometimes tender, sometimes gritty, always breathtaking in its visceral candor - makes Self Portrait as Your Traitor a moving masterpiece of a singular art form that speaks to our deepest longings for beauty, honesty, and the ineffable magic of what it means to live.
A Philosophy and Process for Functional Visual Communication
Author: Eric Karjaluoto
Publisher: Pearson Education
Presents advice on creating quality design work using repeatable process that solves visual communications issues.
Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever
Author: Matthias Hollwich,Bruce Mau Design
Aging is a gift that we receive with life—and in New Aging, the architect Matthias Hollwich outlines smart, simple ideas to help us experience it that way. New Aging invites us to take everything we associate with aging—the loss of freedom and vitality, the cold and sterile nursing homes, the boredom—and throw it out the window. As an architect, Matthias Hollwich is devoted to finding ways in which we can shape our living spaces and communities to make aging a graceful and fulfilling aspect of our lives. Now he has distilled his research into a collection of simple, visionary principles—brought to life with bright, colorful illustrations—that will inspire you to think creatively about how you can change your habits and environments to suit your evolving needs as you age. With advice ranging from practical design tips for making your home safer and more comfortable to thought-provoking ideas on how we work, relax, and interact with our neighbors, and even how we eat, New Aging will inspire you and your loved ones to live smarter today so you can live better tomorrow. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Book and Guided Sketch Pad for Creative Mark Making
Author: Timothy Goodman
Make your mark and explore hours of exercises using everyone's favorite marker- anywhere! Now in an all-new format, the creative technique exercises from Sharpie Art Workshop by designer, artist, and art director Timothy Goodman are reconfigured into this useful art pack which includes an informational book and companion sketchpad featuring prompts and drawings to get you started. Sharpie Art Pack includes a wide range of Sharpie techniques that demonstrate how to make different kinds of marks, patterns, images on a variety of surfaces, and mixing media with Sharpie. Be bold, and work through this inspiring book and enjoy the intricate and impressive works created from an everyday tool.
A Guide to Creative Thinking and Idea Generation
Author: Thomas Vogel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Harness your creative potential! Make no mistake; creative thinking is a skill. As with any skill, it can be strengthened, honed and mastered. And just like any endeavor, mastery of creativity requires thoughtful study and practice. This book gives you the tools you need to make creative thinking a part of your approach to every aspect of your life. Breakthrough Thinking is a holistic approach to creativity complete with industry examples from successful creative professionals and some of the top creative organizations in business today. Within the pages of this timely and comprehensive guide to idea generation and problem solving you'll find techniques and exercises to help you: Develop critical understanding of concepts, theories and trends in creativity Learn how to develop and apply creative concepts and strategies within today's competitive business environment Brainstorm, analyze and evaluate innovative ideas and solutions Empower your team's creative process And much more Let Breakthrough Thinking be your guide and tap into your creative potential today! "This book represents an important contribution to our growing understanding of creativity in professional practice. Vogel's take on it from a variety of perspectives and contexts is rich and rewarding." --W. Glenn Griffin, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Advertising, The University of Alabama and co-author of The Creative Process Illustrated "A resource not only for industry innovators, but also for academic mentors who aim to provide rich learning environments for creative leaders of the future." --Joann M. Montepare, Professor of Psychology, Lasell College
It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful
Author: Myquillyn Smith
Popular blogger and self-taught decorator Myquillyn Smith (The Nester), helps readers accept and find beauty in imperfection, and find the freedom to take risks to create the home—and life—they’ve always wanted. This beautiful four-color book is full of photos and creative, easy ideas for arranging, decorating, and building a welcoming home. Myquillyn Smith is all about embracing reality—especially when it comes to decorating a home bursting with boys, pets, and all the unpredictable messes of life. In The Nesting Place, Myquillyn shares the secrets of decorating for real people—and it has nothing to do with creating a flawless look to wow your guests. It has everything to do with embracing the natural imperfection and chaos of daily living. Drawing on her years of experience creating beauty in her 13 different homes, Myquillyn will show you how to think differently about the true purpose of your home and simply and creatively tailor it to reflect you and your unique style—without breaking the bank or stressing over comparisons. Full of easy tips, simple steps, and practical advice, The Nesting Place will give you the courage to take risks with your home and transform it into a place that’s inviting and warm for family and friends. There is beauty in the lived-in and loved-on and just-about-used-up, Myquillyn says, and welcoming that imperfection wholeheartedly just might be the most freeing thing you’ll ever do.
And Own It Free and Clear in Five Years
Author: David Cook
Publisher: Warbeck Pub
Category: Technology & Engineering
REVIEW "Dear Mr Cook, Thank you for writing this book. With the help of your techniques and sweat equity, we are living in our dream home and not affected by the recent housing market crisis." -- The Yang Family, California "To assert that a house can be built 'for a song' may be slightly hyperbolic, but David Cook's book is so laden with intriguing, money-saving ideas that any owner-builder who uses just a handful of Cook's ideas is bound to save thousands of dollars on the construction of a house. Full of fascinating money-saving ideas..." -- George Ehrenhaft, author, The Builder's Secret "Cook's book is the best advice we have seen for buying land at tax auctions and construction materials at salvage." -- Mark Smith, author, The Owner-Builder Book BOOK DESCRIPTION "Build Your Dream House for a Song -- and own it free and clear in five years " by David Noel Cook is a different breed of self-help book. Instead of step-by-step instructions, it offers an extraordinary strategy for building the house you've always wanted-whether it's a timber-frame retreat or a California contemporary. The author explains numerous tactics for saving tens of thousands, including how you can buy land for twenty percent of its retail value at tax-defaulted land sales, buy building materials at auctions for next to nothing, design for ease of construction, avoid paying rent while you build, and get the best help for the least money. Since building his dream house in Northern California, the author has taught thousands of aspiring homebuilders his secrets to home ownership-truly believing that everyone should be able to live in a dream home he or she owns free and clear. The author's hard-earned insights could change the life of anyone who has ever yearned to live in a beautiful house-without a mortgage.
Author: Robin Sharma
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
"Release any concerns that you have about this path you’re about to walk on, and just go into it with the curiosity of a child, knowing that you’ll come out on the other side as a new person, or to be more accurate, far more of the person who you truly are and have been created to be." Jack Valentine seemed to have it all. He made good money as an adman, and looked good doing it. He had a hot apartment, cool friends, even a slick car—at least until the hectic Monday morning a truck smashed into it, sending the critically injured Jack to the hospital. Everything happens for a reason, though, and Jack’s reason reveals itself in the silver-haired cancer patient who becomes his roommate one evening. The elderly man, Cal, shares his life story—one not dissimilar to Jack’s—of material wealth masking a gaping hole within. Cal ultimately found salvation through philosophy ("the love of wisdom"), and now offers to help Jack by prepping the younger man for the Final Questions we all must face: Have I lived wisely? Have I loved well? Have I served greatly? Presenting Jack with three plane tickets, each accompanied by a map marked with a red X, Cal sends Jack to meet with three great teachers, each of whom will help Jack answer one of the Final Questions—just as they once helped Cal. First, in Rome, Jack will meet "the Saint." Then a haunted beach in Hawaii introduces him to "the Surfer." And finally the grandeur of New York City sets the stage for his last encounter: with "the CEO." Along the way, Jack will learn to do his interior work, discover that our negative traits offer gateways to higher versions of ourselves, and understand that figuring things out in your head can distract you from the powerful whispers of your heart. Join Jack on his journey and step into the you that you were always meant to be.
Strategies for print and new media designers
Author: Curt Cloninger
Publisher: New Riders
Design philosophies can be useful, but inspiration, creative strategies, and efficient work habits are what really get the job done. Designer, instructor, and author Curt Cloninger provides a multitude of strategies, tools, and practices that readers can use to inject a big dose of creativity into just about any design project. With illustrations drawn from 20th-century French philosophy, medieval manuscripts, punkrock posters, and more, Curt’s innovative text introduces readers to his personal toolkit for hot-wiring the creative process. You’ll learn strategies to: • Recognize and believe in your creative powers • Develop effective methods for evaluating your own work • Draw inspiration from the past • Use standard software in experimental ways, and find nonstandard applications to create new effects • Maintain a personal design playground • Mine your subconscious with the Oblique Strategies Cards, developed by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt • Un-stick your imagination by “blitz-designing” mock-ups Curt Cloninger is an artist, designer, author, and instructor in Multimedia Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His book Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Eye Candy from the U nderground (New Riders, 2002) is an industry standard on creative Web design solutions. Curt’s art and design work has been featured in I.D. Magazine, HOW Magazine, The New York Times, Desktop Magazine, and at digital arts festivals from Korea to Brazil. He regularly speaks at international events such as HOW Design, South by Southwest, Web Design World, and FILE. His pirate signal broadcasts from lab404.com to facilitate lively dialog.
Author: Sophy Henn
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Hello! My name is Edie. I am EVER so helpful. In fact I think helping is one of the things i am best at. Edie certainly is a very good helper, whether it's helping Mummy wake up bright and early, helping Daddy to get everything at the shops or helping her little brother with sharing and knowing what's what. Sophy Henn's Edie is a stunning and stylish picture book that will be instantly familiar to parents and small children
The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition
Author: Ben Laurie,Peter Laurie
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Apache is far and away the most widely used web server platform in the world. This versatile server runs more than half of the world's existing web sites. Apache is both free and rock-solid, running more than 21 million web sites ranging from huge e-commerce operations to corporate intranets and smaller hobby sites.With this new third edition of Apache: The Definitive Guide, web administrators new to Apache will come up to speed quickly, and experienced administrators will find the logically organized, concise reference sections indispensable, and system programmers interested in customizing their servers will rely on the chapters on the API and Apache modules.Updated to cover the changes in Apache's latest release, 2.0, as well as Apache 1.3, this useful guide discusses how to obtain, set up, secure, modify, and troubleshoot the Apache software on both Unix and Windows systems. Dozens of clearly written examples provide the answers to the real-world issues that Apache administrators face everyday. In addition to covering the installation and configuration of mod_perl and Tomcat, the book examines PHP, Cocoon, and other new technologies that are associated with the Apache web server. Additional coverage of security and the Apache 2.0 API make Apache: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition essential documentation for the world's most popular web server.
Transform Your Problems into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity
Author: Phil Stutz,Barry Michels
Publisher: Random House Canada
A groundbreaking book about personal growth that presents a uniquely effective set of four tools that bring about dynamic change in the present and impart a greater understanding of the depth and complexity of the human condition over the longterm. The Tools addresses the most common complaint patients have about psychotherapy: the interminable wait for change to begin. Barry Michels, an LA-based therapist, was frustrated by his inability to bring his patients faster relief from the issues that plagued them. He found a mentor in Phil Stutz, a psychiatrist who years before devised a methodology that arose from a similar disenchantment. The traditional therapeutic model sets its sights on the past, but Stutz and Michels employ an arsenal of tools--exercises that access the power of the unconscious and effectively meet the most persistent problems people face--and the results are electrifying. Stutz and Michels are much sought-after--a recent profile in The New Yorker touted them as an "open secret" in Hollywood--and treat a high-powered and creative clientele. Their first work, The Tools transcends the typical self-help genre because of its paradigm-changing material, the credibility of its authors, and the instant appeal and empowerment of its message.
Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Author: Ellen Lupton,Jennifer Cole Phillips
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Our bestselling introduction to graphic design is now available in a revised and updated edition. In Graphic Design: The New Basics, bestselling author Ellen Lupton (Thinking with Type, Type on Screen) and design educator Jennifer Cole Phillips explain the key concepts of visual language that inform any work of design, from logo or letterhead to a complex website. Through visual demonstrations and concise commentary, students and professionals explore the formal elements of twodimensional design, such as point, line, plane, scale, hierarchy, layers, and transparency. This revised edition replaces sixty-four pages of the original publication with new content, including new chapters on visualizing data, typography, modes of representation, and Gestalt principles, and adds sixteen pages of new student and professional work covering such topics as working with grids and designing with color.
Funny Stories and Pretty Projects
Author: Mr. Kate
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
In this beautiful paperback edition featuring French flaps, hugely popular lifestyle blogger, YouTube star, and designer Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects—woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes. Do you dream of finding ways to infuse do-it-yourself projects into every aspect of your life and have fun doing it? From the quirky personality behind the Mr. Kate brand comes a not-so-average DIY lifestyle book that will make your dreams of creating unique how-to projects become reality. Filled with 50 unique and approachable projects, along with hysterical, unfiltered stories from Mr. Kate’s crazy life, A Hot Glue Gun Mess will show how life can inspire art. Growing up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mother, Kate Albrecht had a childhood that was anything but normal. From how her first period influenced her to become an artist to how her friendship with a high-priced hooker encouraged DIY beauty products, Mr. Kate’s stories are weird, wonderful, personal, inspiring, and downright hilarious. Her love of self-expression inspired Mr. Kate to create her own DIY life and a social media platform to connect with young women everywhere. Her projects involve style, home design, and beauty, including DIY nail art techniques, upcycled projects for your old jeans , and watercolor curtains. You don’t have to be a seamstress, metalsmith, or expert at anything to enjoy these projects, all of which are doable in under two hours and require a minimal number of supplies. Now you, too, can become a DIY diva!
How to Draw the Coolest, Cutest Characters, Animals, Mascots, and More
Author: Camilla d'Errico,Stephen W. Martin
Renowned manga artist and comics creator Camilla D'Errico's beginner's guide to drawing her signature Japanese-style characters. From comics to video games to contemporary fine art, the beautiful, wide-eyed-girl look of shoujo manga has infiltrated pop culture, and no artist's work today better exemplifies this trend than Camilla D'Errico's. In her first instructional guide, D'Errico reveals techniques for creating her emotive yet playful manga characters, with lessons on drawing basic body construction, capturing action, and creating animals, chibis, and mascots. Plus, she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at her character design process, pointers on creating their own comics, and prompts for finishing her drawings. Pop Manga is both a celebration of creativity and an indespensible guide that is sure to appeal to manga diehards and aspiring artists alike.
How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
Author: Don Tapscott,Anthony D. Williams
Category: Business & Economics
The acclaimed bestseller that's teaching the world about the power of mass collaboration. Translated into more than twenty languages and named one of the best business books of the year by reviewers around the world, Wikinomics has become essential reading for business people everywhere. It explains how mass collaboration is happening not just at Web sites like Wikipedia and YouTube, but at traditional companies that have embraced technology to breathe new life into their enterprises. This national bestseller reveals the nuances that drive wikinomics, and share fascinating stories of how masses of people (both paid and volunteer) are now creating TV news stories, sequencing the human gnome, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding cures for diseases, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, and even building motorcycles.
Author: Lee Crutchley
An interactive guide to promoting creativity draws on the author's own struggles with creative blocks while explaining the painstaking process through which he has found inspiration, offering a range of lively prompts, activities and challenges designed to shift perspective and enable productivity. By the creator of Quoteskine. Original. 35,000 first printing.