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Francine Broos

Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
2008 / English & Dutch / Hardcover
11 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches / 176 pp / 140 color
ISBN: 978-90-5973-074-8 · Retail Price: $98.00

Butterfly

100 royalty free jpeg files

BNN INC., JAPAN
2006 / Softcover with CD-ROM / 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
100 pp / 100 full color
ISBN: 4-86100-419-5 · Retail Price: $59.95

Camouflage Patterns

100 royalty free jpeg files

BNN INC., Japan
2002, 2004 / Softcover with fold back flaps & CD-ROM / 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
108 pp / 100 full color
ISBN: 4-86100-158-7 · Retail Price: $59.95

LIBIA CASTRO & ÓLAFUR ÓLAFSSON

Under Deconstruction
Icelandic Pavilion – 54th Venice Biennale, 2011

Ellen Blumenstein

The internationally renowned Spanish-Icelandic duo of Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson bring their uniquely attentive, analytical gaze to the Icelandic Pavilion at 2011 Venice Biennale. This book, like the Venice installation, is conceived as a first comprehensive overview and in-depth analysis of more than ten years of their artistic practice, leading up to their most current works. Ólafsson and Castro are known for working in situ, tailoring their media and approach to environments ranging from museums and galleries to radio, newspapers, television and public spaces. Their collaborators can be CEOs, fortune tellers or the homeless; their sites, the streets of Istanbul or the catacombs of Naples.

Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York
October 2011 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 7 1/2 x 10 inches
144 pp / 80 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-44-3 · Retail Price: $29.95

COMFORT ZONE AND DISILLUSION

Freek Lomme (Ed.)

We surround ourselves with objects that enable us to “get away from it all.” These comfort zones are the cultural denominator for a very narrow understanding of what is private in contemporary culture. Onomatopee presents Eindhoven’s top design and art talents and reflects on currents in their practice in collaboration with the Royal College of Art’s Critical Writing in Art and Design course. The project’s “unsolicited advisers”—DIY event stylists heyheyhey, architect Willem Claassen, ecologist Nacho Carbonell and urban cartographer Jozua Zaagman— offer their design strategies.

ONOMATOPEE, THE NETHERLANDS
2012 / Exhibition catalog / Slipcase w/ 5 volumes
6 2/3 x 9 inches / 272 pp / 184 b&w and 78 color
ISBN: 978-90-78454-81-6 · Retail Price: $67.00

COPY

Sarah Kueng and Lovis Caputo

This picture book documents how these two young Swiss product designers have copied objects seen at international design fairs over the last few years. Each of these copies is juxtaposed with the original, mostly on a double page spread. Using a precise approach, they exaggerate significant aspects of the original. In this way the dialog between the original and the copy represents an homage to the authors. Moreover, the originality of the copy shows what inspirational reading this makes. This wonderful artist book shows the Swiss duo’s incredible sense of humor besides their original vision and innovative design. An edition of 200 copies.

PASSENGER BOOKS, BERLIN
2009 / Softcover / 8 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches
78 pp / 17 color and 21 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-940215-07-9 · Retail Price: $24.95

COPY NATURE

Elementary Sentiments

Ellen Zoete (Ed.)

These 10 talented designers add extra cultural value by developing the economic durability of raw materials through experimental production methods. Their unique, innovative products stimulate and chart the course of a new cultural economy— one that is independent of financial-economic value. Designers include Alexander Pelikan, Mieke Meijer, Max Lipsey, Daphna Laurens, BCXSY, Rachel Griffin, Julien Carretero and Charlotte Dumoncel d’Argence. Texts from Frederick Baas and Simone de Waard.

ONOMATOPEE, THE NETHERLANDS
2011 / English & Dutch / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches / 90 pp
30 b&w and 30 color
ISBN: 978-90-78454-73-1 · Retail Price: $26.00

WIM CROUWEL

A Graphic Odyssey

Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy (Eds.)

Hands down, Wim Crouwel is one of the graphic design titans of the 20th century. His clear understanding of the new modernity, innovative use of the grid system and hunger for typographic experimentation pushed him far ahead of the design world of the 1950s. These staggering accomplishments are recognized in a sixty- year retrospective at the London Design Museum, documented in this unorthodox exhibition catalog. Featured here is everything from his innovative typographic poster designs for the Stedelijic Museum to his visionary designs for IBM, from postage stamps to his personal photos. But instead of seamless reproductions, the works are documented in the raw, bare-concrete setting of the Crouwel archive, giving new life to works that were created to live within the public domain. Adding to this amazing document is a rare interview with Crouwel by the exhibition’s curator, Tony Brooks.

BNN, INC., JAPAN
March 2013/ Japanese & English/ Exhibition catalog Hardcover/
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches/ 176 pp/ Extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-834-4 · Retail Price: $39.95

BLACKMAN CRUZ

Adam Blackman & David Cruz (Eds.)

A granite sphinx by sculptor David Edstrom from the 1915 SF Panama-Pacific Expo, gnarled wood and root lounge chairs from Al Capone’s Wisconsin hideout and a 1951 Bianchi motorcycle are just a few of the fascinating works included in this auction catalog from renowned Los Angeles dealers and arbiters of taste Adam Blackman and David Cruz. Lavishly styled for their joint exhibition with Wright, the catalog includes furniture, design, art and objects typical of their selective and inquisitive eye. Composed of a wide-ranging assortment of good design from antiques to their own contemporary productions and accompanied by brief and enlightening narratives by the duo, this collection is united by a distinct aesthetic sensibility celebrating the virtues of drama, humor, ingenuity and sculptural boldness. The inclusion of work by designers Josef Hoffmann, Carlo Bugatti, Andre Sornay, Paolo de Poli and Arturo Pani makes this alluring catalog an enduring historical document.

WRIGHT, CHICAGO
July 2015 / Softcover
8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches / 240 pp / 241 color
ISBN: 978-0-9862138-5-4 · Retail Price: $29.95
 

DE STIJL 1917-1932

Art and Environment

Treville Co. Ltd., Japan / Sezon Museum of Art, Japan
1998, Exhibition catalog
Japanese and partial English text
Softcover, 8 3/4 x 12 inches
306 pp, 309 b&w and 197 color reproductions
ISBN: 4-309-25512-4 · Retail Price: $56.00