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
An effective branding approach, which includes a visual presentation as well as a story, is required not only to recruit capable new employees but also to acquire their sympathies and support so that a company can meet its goals and realize its vision. Branding professionals seeking to plan strategies and fully realize the potential of modern communication tools will find in this colorful 168-page volume filled with many valuable tips and ideas for the future. Recruiting affects companies and their management significantly after a few decades. A variety of examples are included in this well-illustrated softcover guide to show what goes into making attractive narratives, websites, printed media and movies. Branding of Recruiting will be a useful guide not only for employees in human resources and communications, but also for the planners and the designers who work with them to create innovative branding strategies for recruitment.
April 2017 / Japanese w/ limited English / Softcover
8 ¼ x 11 ¾ in. / 168 pp / Full color
ISBN: 978-4-8025-1039-4 · Retail Price: $49.95
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
This attractive softcover coloring book features many lovely designs inspired by traditional cross-stitching patterns from Europe. With colored samples of the patterns illustrated at the beginning of the book and traceable patterns in the back, Cross Stitch Coloring Book is a useful collection of embroidery cross-stitching. It may also be used for the practice of embroidery thread color matching. Coloring the designs is an enjoyable way to learn how to create beautiful traditional motifs as well as one’s very own original embroidery sampler! Cross Stitch Coloring Book is the perfect source of inspiration and relaxation. The author—known as “artist in”—started organizing “Embroidery CAFÉ” in 2005, which is a series of embroidery workshops held in a coffee shop. To spread ideas for embroidery and the joy of thread and needle, today she organizes the publication of the books in addition to continuing to hold workshops regularly.
April 2017 / Japanese only / Softcover
7 x 9 ⅘ in. / 120 pp / 95 b&w and 24 color
ISBN: 978-4-8025-1035-6 · Retail Price: $22.00
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