50 Stories about 50 Things
Author: Grace Lees-Maffei
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
By returning to the etymological roots of iconicity and showcasing objects which are distinctive, memorable, internationally recognised and the subject of significant media attention, this text addresses what we mean by 'iconic' and how that aids our understanding of design and of iconicity. 50 compact chapters examine designs ranging from everyday goods to high-end 'designer' objects and explores how iconicity was established and how it contributes to our understanding of iconic design, by considering production, consumption and legacy alongside similar or contemporaneous objects. The book is divided into five parts, each addressing a thematic locus, arranged in a sequence from the public to the personal. This structure demonstrates that icons are not only a public phenomenon but infiltrate our intimate self-identity, in the form of objects which we carry with us and contribute to our sense of self. With significantly longer object entries than standard texts, this is essential reading for students and scholars of design history, design criticism, design studies and material culture studies, museum studies, art and architectural history, architecture and design practice.
The mid-twentieth century was one of the most popular, collectable, and dynamic periods of international design. Drawing on the inventive style of the era, this box of 100 postcards features exclusive illustrations of iconic mid century designs, from Eames chairs to Poul Henningsen lamps and George Nelson clocks, all rendered in a distinctive graphic style befitting the era. One hundred postcards depict the best mid-century modern design in the same playful, vintage graphics, with key information about the product on the reverse.
The Iconic Transport Designs that Shaped our City
Author: London Transport Museum
Publisher: Random House
Curated and designed by the experts at The London Transport Museum, this collection showcases London's 100 greatest transport design icons from the past 150 years. From TfL's exclusive Johnston font; Westminster Station's ground breaking architecture; Paolozzi's Tottenham Court Road Station mosaics; the classic S-Stock Underground train; Henry Beck's original tube map, and even Oxford Circus' 'Scramble Crossing', to the Black Cab, and the Routemaster - old and new - London by Design delivers behind-the-scenes analysis of these iconic designs from industry experts, accompanied throughout by beautiful images, drawings, artwork and photography, from the London Transport Museum's archive. This beautiful book is a ideal for any art, architecture or design lover, as well as any passionate Londoner or tourist to our world-famous capital.
A Sourcebook of Iconic Designs for the Home
Author: Charlotte Fiell,Peter Fiell
Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
Showcasing the very best in domestic design--room by room--from cutlery to countertops, table lamps to teapots, this exhaustive guidebook is essential for anyone interested in well-designed objects.
Iconic Designs and the Stories That Made Them
Author: Chris Sidwells
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Cycling jerseys represent many different things. For a cyclist they must be functional. For team sponsors they must stand out, and in doing so they must increase brand awareness. For cycling fans they help pick out their favorites or a race or competition leader. Jerseys show who is a world or a national champion. And in some races, jerseys tell of a competitor's nationality. But cycling jerseys have evolved into something bigger than all those things. Some jerseys are iconic, others stylish, and some are beautiful. They can evoke good times or bad times, success or failure. Above all, jerseys mark the great occasions of cycling, they speak of its history, its personalities and its style. And all jerseys have an element of art in their design. Cycling Jerseys celebrates the cycling jersey in all its forms. With stunning pictures and snatches of history, this is the story of the cycling jersey told in 192 gorgeous pages. From the first simple garments that early cyclists raced in, to the technologyladen jerseys top riders use today. This book looks at the iconic jerseys associated with great riders and with great teams, the jerseys of champions and nations, and the jerseys that leaders wear in the most famous races.
20 Iconic Designs
Author: Laurel Burch
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Coloring is a great way to relax and spark your inner creativity. From esteemed 21st-century artist Laurel Burch comes collection of perforated postcards featuring her most renowned artwork to color and send to friends and family or keep for yourself. Printed on high-quality, heavyweight paper for use with colored pencils, markers, gel pens, watercolors, and more, this small-format book invites you to step into Laurel s vivid world of decorative cats, mythical creatures, and human figures!"
Author: James Styring,Nicholas Tims
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
This flexible course brings together all the tools and technology you expect to get the results you need. Whether teaching general English or focusing on exams, Prepare! leaves you and your students genuinely ready for what comes next: real Cambridge English exams, or real life. The Level 6 Student's Book engages students and builds vocabulary range with motivating, age-appropriate topics. Its unique approach is driven by cutting-edge language research from English Profile and the Cambridge Learner Corpus. 'Prepare to...' sections develop writing and speaking skills. A Student's Book and Online Workbook is also available, separately.
A Cultural History
Author: Joseph J. Darowski,Kate Darowski
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
Frasier is one of the most critically acclaimed series in television history: The series won more Emmys than any show—save SNL. This book shows how the series managed to create its own identity and iconic cast of characters, embraced farce to an unseen level in American sitcoms, and chose to exploit class issues for humor in a unique style.
Author: Ian Graham,Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine Ian Graham
Discover the most amazing gadget designs since 1900. From the Japanese Tamagotchi to the iPhone, this book charts the story of design that led to some amazing games and gadgets. We look at the needs that prompted their design, the designers responsible for breaking boundaries and the technology that made them possible.
Creating Dynamic Concept Imagery for Film and Games
Author: Scott Spencer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Zero in on the most cutting-edge trend in creature design forfilm and games: ZBrush! ZBrush allows you to develop a creature for film and games inrealistic, 3D format. With this book, you will learn how to createa unique creature from start to finish and search for and repairany foreseeable problems. Clear instructions guide you throughusing Photoshop in combination with ZBrush to finely render acreature so you can see how it will appear on screen. ExperiencedZBrush author and designer Scott Spencer shows you how to startwith your concept in ZBrush as a preliminary digital model and thenfurther refine it in Photoshop in order to fabricate ahyperrealistic image. Guides you through artistic concepts to visualize yourcreature Walks you through the process of conceptualizing a creature inZBrush Details techniques for using Photoshop to refine yourdesign Encourages you to use ZBrush as a sculpting and designing tooland then use Photoshop as a painting and finishing tool ZBrush Creature Design helps you bring your creatureconcepts to life.
Author: Carles Broto
Publisher: Gingko Press
Never before has it been more important for hotel operators and designers to understand the concept of what makes for a comfortable stay. Hotels of today have to cater to ever-increasing numbers of travel-savvy customers that emanate from all corners of the globe. These are customers with a wide range of demands and expectations, particularly in relation to the level of comfort they seek. Iconic Design Hotels is packed with innovative designs that are guaranteed to redefine the concept of what a hotel should be. Concepts range from the Plush and lush to minimalist and they are presented in a way that illuminates the design perspective as well as the criteria used for gauging the comfort of customers. Thorough documentation is provided in the form of floor plans, the architects' personal sketches and notes, and gorgeous, full-color photographs.
A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities
Author: David Airey
Publisher: New Riders
There are a lot of books out there that show collections of logos. But David Airey’s “Logo Design Love” is something different: it’s a guide for designers (and clients) who want to understand what this mysterious business is all about. Written in reader-friendly, concise language, with a minimum of designer jargon, Airey gives a surprisingly clear explanation of the process, using a wide assortment of real-life examples to support his points. Anyone involved in creating visual identities, or wanting to learn how to go about it, will find this book invaluable. - Tom Geismar, Chermayeff & Geismar In Logo Design Love, Irish graphic designer David Airey brings the best parts of his wildly popular blog of the same name to the printed page. Just as in the blog, David fills each page of this simple, modern-looking book with gorgeous logos and real world anecdotes that illustrate best practices for designing brand identity systems that last. David not only shares his experiences working with clients, including sketches and final results of his successful designs, but uses the work of many well-known designers to explain why well-crafted brand identity systems are important, how to create iconic logos, and how to best work with clients to achieve success as a designer. Contributors include Gerard Huerta, who designed the logos for Time magazine and Waldenbooks; Lindon Leader, who created the current FedEx brand identity system as well as the CIGNA logo; and many more. Readers will learn: Why one logo is more effective than another How to create their own iconic designs What sets some designers above the rest Best practices for working with clients 25 practical design tips for creating logos that last
Author: Ian Graham,Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine Ian Graham
Discover the most amazing building designs since 1900. From the Empire State Building to modern design, this book charts the story of design that led to some amazing games and gadgets. We look at the needs that prompted their design, the architects responsible for breaking boundaries and the technology that made them possible.
Author: Richard Spilsbury
Discover the most amazing aircraft designs since 1900. From the Wright brothers' Flyer to supersonic jets, this book charts the story of design that led to some amazing machines. We look at the needs that prompted their design, the designers responsible for breaking boundaries and the technology that made them possible.
Author: Richard Spilsbury
Discover the most amazing car designs since 1900. From the Mini Cooper to the gull-wing doors of the Mercedes 300SL, this book charts the story of design that led to some amazing machines. We look at the needs that prompted their design, the designers responsible for breaking boundaries and the technology that made them possible.
The Medellín Miracle
Author: K. Maclean
Category: Social Science
Medellín, Colombia, used to be the most violent city on earth, but in recent years, allegedly thanks to its 'social urbanism' approach to regeneration, it has experienced a sharp decline in violence. The author explores the politics behind this decline and the complex transformations in terms of urban development policies in Medellín.
Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage
Author: Roger L. Martin
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
Most companies today have innovation envy. They yearn to come up with a game—changing innovation like Apple's iPod, or create an entirely new category like Facebook. Many make genuine efforts to be innovative—they spend on R&D, bring in creative designers, hire innovation consultants. But they get disappointing results. Why? In The Design of Business, Roger Martin offers a compelling and provocative answer: we rely far too exclusively on analytical thinking, which merely refines current knowledge, producing small improvements to the status quo. To innovate and win, companies need design thinking. This form of thinking is rooted in how knowledge advances from one stage to another—from mystery (something we can't explain) to heuristic (a rule of thumb that guides us toward solution) to algorithm (a predictable formula for producing an answer) to code (when the formula becomes so predictable it can be fully automated). As knowledge advances across the stages, productivity grows and costs drop-creating massive value for companies. Martin shows how leading companies such as Procter & Gamble, Cirque du Soleil, RIM, and others use design thinking to push knowledge through the stages in ways that produce breakthrough innovations and competitive advantage. Filled with deep insights and fresh perspectives, The Design of Business reveals the true foundation of successful, profitable innovation.
Five Decades of the Ironic, Iconic and Critical in Architecture
Author: Charles Jencks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In The Story of Post-Modernism, Charles Jencks, the authority on Post-Modern architecture and culture, provides the defining account of Post-Modern architecture from its earliest roots in the early 60s to the present day. By breaking the narrative into seven distinct chapters, which are both chronological and overlapping, Jencks charts the ebb and flow of the movement, the peaks and troughs of different ideas and themes. The book is highly visual. As well as providing a chronological account of the movement, each chapter also has a special feature on the major works of a given period. The first up-to-date narrative of Post-Modern Architecture - other major books on the subject were written 20 years ago. An accessible narrative that will appeal to students who are new to the subject, as well as those who can remember its heyday in the 70s and 80s.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
An irresistible set of 100 postcards from the Imperial War Museum collection, in a beautifully designed box. Featuring iconic posters and vintage photographs from WWI and WWII there is something for everyone! Including historical posters ("Don't Take Alcoholic Drinks on Mondays"), as well as iconic designs ("Keep Calm and Carry On"), and beautiful black and white photographs from both world wars. Discover two wartime eras of outstanding design and illustration in one sturdy little box. This collection is a fascinating snapshot into our shared history, with designs that are in turns hilarious, sobering, fascinating - and are always beautifully designed.