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DESIGN FOR LOCAL PAPER MEDIA IN JAPAN

Earthquakes, social issues, an aging population! Many factors recently have been leading an exodus from Japanese cities to the countryside. As a result, local governments and business people need to provide more information on outlying provinces and towns. In response, a wide array of printed materials— pamphlets, maps, small circulation magazines, photography books and local newspapers—are now being redesigned and produced by these young urban professionals. The best of the movement are presented here in this beautifully illustrated book from BNN. Hundreds of examples are garnered from a variety of sources and gathered into sections: Culture-Historical, Tourist Information, Community Design and Local Branding, each illustrated in a treasure trove of material with accompanying texts on design intent and their creators. Featured are public-relation magazines by local governments, free newspapers, zines, sightseeing information magazines, ramen shop flyers and local maps. Highly recommended not only for graphic designers, but also for global travelers looking for unique crafts and food throughout rural Japan.

BNN, INC., JAPAN
July 2015 / English & Japanese
Softcover / 9 x 11 1/2 inches / 192 pp / 200 color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-954-9 · Retail Price: $45.00

DESIGNS FOR KIDS

Design dwells in every possible thing! From a single sheet of paper to a large space—color, shape, comfort and usability are all design considerations. Designs for Kids looks at design ideas for everything from food packaging, learning materials, toys, workshops, art exhibitions to clothing, school bags, workbooks, sign projects for libraries, schools and hospitals, and encourages both kids to be more active and creative and adults to explore that creativity with them. This catalog is a visual tool for anyone, from interior designers or artists who may have a commission to work on a public space for children to a DIY mom or dad wishing to bring a little creative vision to their children’s spaces. As BNN always does best, each chapter is chock-full of ideas and inspiring visual examples that can be directly adopted or used as inspiration. An important tool for all design libraries! Limited English.

BNN, INC., JAPAN
February 2016 / Japanese w/limited English / Softcover
9 x 11 ½ inches / 176 pp / Extensive color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-996-9 · Retail Price: $45.00

DIE NOT HAT EIN ENDE

The Swiss Art of Rock

Lurker Grand (Ed.)

Album covers, concert posters, flyers, fanzines, comics and photographs by Swiss graphic designers, musicians and photographers from the past 50 years of rock and pop history make The Swiss Art of Rock a terrific graphic design document and resource. Lurker Grand’s third and most recent book project in a trilogy published by Edition Patrick Frey, Die Not hat Ein Ende (Need Comes to an End) is packed with images and interwoven with texts on both musical and graphic history. Here the focus is not so much on a musical era and its protagonists as on the visualization of the subcultures. In addition to visualizing the music, much space is devoted to the history of the music itself. Music journalist, collector and curator Samuel Mumenthaler, co-author of this book, offers a detailed chronology of the development of rock music in Switzerland. Roland Fischbacher, Director of the Visual Communications Program at the Bern School for the Arts, and Robert Lzicar, design researcher and designer, discuss the roots of Swiss rock graphics. Additional essays cover international influences, montage and image construction, sampling, remix and craft. Also featured is an extensive artist index including works by contemporary greats from H. R. Geiger and Peter Fischli to R. Crumb and Roy Lichtenstein, plus an index of bands from Aerosmith to Frank Zappa. This is a pioneering work that no one in Switzerland has undertaken to date, making for a fascinating and comprehensive study of the aesthetics of an artistic avant-garde.

EDITION PATRICK FREY, ZÜRICH
2015, English & German
Softcover / 8 3/4 x 13 inches
500 pp / 535 color
ISBN: 978-3-905929-77-5 · Retail Price: $65.00

Gas Book 12

ELISABETH ARKHIPOFF & LAURENT FÉTI

Gas As Interface Co. Ltd., Japan
2003 / Hardcover / 9 x 11 1/2 inches / 106 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 4-86083-363-5 · Retail Price: $39.95

FREE STYLE SCRAPS

Pixel

The latest in graphic inspiration from the Freestyle Scraps series by the wizards at BNN: over 1000 illustrations from a wide range of themes, all based on the ubiquitous pixel. Who would have thought there was so much joy in this apparently boring element of computer displays? But the endlessly inventive artists have gone places you’d least expect – from Sushi to Hieroglyphics to Yoga to Japanese History to Dinosaurs – turning ordinary scenes and symbols into adorably pixilated icons. As always, all illustrations are royalty-free and ready for commercial use. The included CD-ROM offers both EPS and JPEG data, readable by both Mac and Windows.

BNN, INC., JAPAN
2009 / Softcover w/CD-ROM
6 x 7 1/2 inches / 226 pp / full page color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-607-4 · Retail Price: $48.00

Free Style Scraps

Frame/Line

These books and discs of clever, iconic clipart will serve as the kindling for a roaring fire of creativity. Each book/disc includes 1000 designs. You can change sizes and add a rainbow of color to the black and white originals (CMYK-adaptable). All are presented in EPS files for Illustrator and JPEG files for Photoshop.

BNN, INC. Japan
July 2007 / Softcover / 6 x 71/2 inches
207 pp / full page color reproductions
ISBN: 978-4-86100-434-6 · Retail Price: $48.00

Free Style Scraps

Pictogram

These books and discs of clever, iconic clipart will serve as the kindling for a roaring fire of creativity. Each book/disc includes 1000 designs. You can change sizes and add a rainbow of color to the black and white originals (CMYK-adaptable). All are presented in EPS files for Illustrator and JPEG files for Photoshop.

BNN, INC. Japan
July 2007 / Softcover / 6 x 71/2 inches
223 pp / full page color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-413-1 · Retail Price: $39.95

Free Style Scraps

Silhouette

These books and discs of clever, iconic clipart will serve as the kindling for a roaring fire of creativity. Each book/disc includes 1000 designs. You can change sizes and add a rainbow of color to the black and white originals (CMYK-adaptable). All are presented in EPS files for Illustrator and JPEG files for Photoshop.

BNN, INC. Japan
July 2007 / Softcover / 6 x 71/2 inches
255 pp / full page color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-412-4 · Retail Price: $48.00

Free Style Scraps

Girlie

These books and discs of clever, iconic clipart will serve as the kindling for a roaring fire of creativity. Each book/disc includes 1000 designs. You can change sizes and add a rainbow of color to the black and white originals (CMYK-adaptable). All are presented in EPS files for Illustrator and JPEG files for Photoshop.

BNN, Inc., Japan
November 2007 / Softcover / 6 x 71/2 inches / 224 pp / full color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-534-3 · Retail Price: $39.95

FREE STYLE SCRAPS

Decoration

Rather like the most fascinating artist’s attic you can think of, this collection of royalty free drawings has in common whimsy, grace and attention to detail. The grouping called Fairy Tale includes enchanted toys, an ornate puppet-show proscenium and circus animals; Marker Music includes 1960s rock images, t-shirts, amps and mics; 80s Feelings revisits the era of shoulder pads and disco balls; French Royalty conjures up elegant teapots, chandeliers, long-stemmed roses and a carriage worthy of Cinderella. More evocative motifs from these talented Japanese artists and designers.

BNN, INC., JAPAN
April 2009 / Softcover w/CD-ROM
6 x 7 1/2 inches / 256 pp / full page color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-606-7 · Retail Price: $48.00