2003 / 50 minutes, 7 interviews and 6 motion graphics
DVD in plastic jewel box, 4:3/ Color/ NTSC
5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
ISBN: 4-86083-395-3 · Retail Price: $49.95
At last! The third edition of the hit book 123 Royalty-Free Background Motion Pictures! Here you will find an immense sampling of background movies—123 in total!—that are very easy to use and most important, royalty free. Even more convenient, these samples are applicable to 16:9 widescreens too. Crammed with more animated stock footage backgrounds, the DVD-ROM is the same format, same brilliant content, same opportunity to make yourself look very, very good. In full HD, an incredibly valuable resource, reference tool and source of inspiration for professional video creators and anyone making original videos or posting on video sites such as YouTube or Nico Nico Douga. Another well-made design tool from the brilliant minds at BNN, Japan.
January 2015 / Japanese w/ limited English
Softcover w/ DVD / 7 1/4 x 9 inches
176 pp / 400 color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-923-5 · Retail Price: $45.00
Royalty-Free Background Motion Pictures
Double the size of last year’s edition! The fourth edition from the popular Royalty-Free Background Motion Pictures series has been expanded to include two image-packed DVD-ROMs with 168 license-free background motion-picture files. This exciting compendium includes a whole new selection of new samples of moving graphics on everything from animated countdowns, from 9 to 0, to leaves falling to psychedelic color explosions. The screen dimensions are adopted for three sizes: 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720 and 630 x 360. Easy access and use of the film files makes this the perfect tool for the creative professional and DYIer who want to make movies for a presentation, a wedding, or for posting onto video sharing websites like YouTube. Instructions on using movie editing software such as iMovie or AviUtl are included but only in Japanese. Background Motion Pictures continues to be a go-to source for royalty-free animated footage and backgrounds.
July 2016 / Japanese w/ limited English
Softcover w/2 DVDs / 7 ¼ x 9 in.
232 pp / Full color
ISBN: 978-4-8025-1010-3 · Retail Price: $45.00
Mapping the Power, Mapping the Commons
Bureau d’études is a Paris-based conceptual art group founded in 1998 by Léonore Bonaccini and Xavier Fourt. They produce maps that depict relationships and ownership ties between, for example, transnational organizations and the European Union. The maps typically reveal links between think tanks, financial firms, regulatory bodies, intelligence agencies, media groups, networks of consumer distribution, weapon makers and satellite companies. Other maps explore anarchist positions, dissident knowledge producers, squats and charts that relate to various forms of non-capitalist exchange. Reproduced in this large-scale publication is not only a concentrated overview of the collective’s work, but a chance to intimately experience their intricate and information layered maps. Despite their heady content, infographics are anything but bland and computer-generated. Bright colors, lively type and a profusion of overlapping forms and networked systems approximate the messy and ultimately human source of knowledge. Here, knowledge—and open access to it—is paramount.
Release Date: October 2014
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9 x 11 3/4 inches / 270 pp / 168 duotone and 86 color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-22-9 · Retail Price: $49.95
2002 / Hardcover / 9 x 11 1/2 inches / 106 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 4-86083-268-X · Retail Price: $39.95
World Photoshop Brush Collection
From material elements such as trees, skies, animals, frames and ruffled borders to textures including actino, ink stain and balled-up paper, BRUSH UP! features numerous clipart downloads to, figuratively, “brush up” your design creativity. This book introduces 141 brushes selected from designers around the world. The data for each font is also included in the accompanying DVD-ROM. Since they are Photoshop brushes, you can get a high-quality graphic in just one click. Whether you supersize them as a main graphic, or superimpose and juxtapose as stylish accents, this collection of clipart can play an active part in any graphic project. Enjoy exploring this highly refined brush world!
September 2013 / English & Japanese
Softcover w/ DVD-ROM / 6 x 8 inches
310 pp / Full color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-858-0 · Retail Price: $38.00
A new series of BNN’s brilliant collections of copyright-free clip art, this book takes the Japanese fascination with picture-perfect food and applies it to the menu at the typical European or American café. Sweet and tasty images span French press coffee, butter croissants with jam, cupcakes, cookies, fabric napkins and more. The attached DVD-ROM includes about 1,600 “copyright free” clipart in JPEG (with path), PNG (transparent background), and EPS formats to use for point design, background texture, frame and line. Vignettes combine foods such as a cup of coffee with cookies, napkins, spoons and sugar cubes. A huge bag of goodies for designers, crafters and bloggers or anyone else who is looking for fresh and appetizing food photography.
September 2013 / English & Japanese
Softcover w/ DVD-ROM / 6 x 7 1/2 inches
176 pp / Full color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-838-2 · Retail Price: $35.00
Another visual feast of innovative design ideas from BNN! This time we are being treated to the world of decorative lettering—the moment when lettering meets design. Varying from delicate to bold, from freehand to traditional, the fonts in Decorative Lettering explode with design and colors; freehand calligraphy flows with organic lines; decorative logotypes and creative typography are gathered from Japan and around the world. Hundreds of illustrated examples in color are presented, each identifying the author or design group and the form it was used in—newspaper, books, greeting cards, textiles, signage, packaging, bookbinding, posters, websites and so on. With 160 pages, this rich visual reference book provides more than enough examples of the creative use of lettering to satisfy any professional designer, illustrator or DIYer. Decorative Lettering is translated into both English and Japanese.
July 2016 / English & Japanese / Softcover
7 ¼ x 9 ½ in. / 162 pp / Extensive color
ISBN: 978-4-8025-1023-3 · Retail Price: $45.00
You’ve seen these logos before advertising your favorite new clothing brand or outside your neighborhood pour-over coffee shop. The connoisseurs at BNN have picked their favorite logos from around the globe and separated them into seven types: modern, comic and illustration, European, American, stamps and handwriting, letterpress, and package and labeling. As expected, hundreds of stimulating examples are featured along with informative profiles on each graphic designer and firm. Flip through these pages whenever you find yourself in need of inspiration for graphic design purposes or just to find the best new brands!
July 2014 / English & Japanese
Softcover / 7 x 9 1/2 inches / 208 pp / 300 color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-904-4 · Retail Price: $45.00
Why We Need Images To Live?
With Japan acknowledged as the world center for the digital image (be it static or streaming video), it seems appropriate that the International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009 addressed the crossover of art and graphic design. A combination of exhibition, symposium and competition, the festival was a platform for the CREAM Competition Awards for a new phase of visual expression. The book documents this journey through new and old thinking about the role of the image in our global community, encouraging the reader to think of today’s wealth of easily distributed, digital images as a deep sea of history and memory. Embracing a variety of genres including contemporary art, media art, graphic design, animation, film and photography, the festival’s aim was to encourage discussion of new forms of expression and new directions for the future, for making and viewing artworks of all kinds.
2010 / English & Japanese / Softcover / 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches / 168 pp / 60 b/w and 42 color
ISBN: 978-4-8459-0938-4 · Retail Price: $29.95