GAS TV 06 features the work of Cartsten Nicolai. Including filmed footage of his 2003 visual performance interview. Included are his friends Atsushi Sasaki (Headz), Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK), Takashi Ikegami, Myeng-Hee Lee (Matt).

Gas As Interface Co. Ltd., Japan
2003 /69 minutes / artist interview and visual performance / DVD in plastic jewel box / 4:3/ Color/ NTSC / 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
ISBN: 4-86083-375-9 · Retail Price: $39.95


Surprise & Impact

Pow! Zap! Boom! This first entry in BNN’s explosive new Graphic Elements series packs together spot-on graphics that express surprise and shock. Some are obvious - such as bullet marks, blazes and lightning bolts - and others more subtle, like police caution tape, raised eyebrows, and cresting ocean waves. As usual, a wonderland of more than 500 illustration cuts and patterns for advertisements, publications, websites, packages, apparels, and comics, all royalty-free and ready for commercial purposes on the included CD-ROM in both EPS and JPEG data, readable by both Mac and Windows. A fabulous section details methods of production for original goods where the designs can be applied.

August 2009 / Softcover w/CD-ROM
7 x 8 1/2 inches / 128 pp / 534 b&w
ISBN: 978-4-86100-602-9 · Retail Price: $48.00


If you want wedding invitations, baby announcements, party invites or New Year’s cards that veer 180 degrees from the ordinary, check out this amazing collection of graphic design for important occasions from Japanese publisher BNN. The inspiration here is endless: laser-cut lace, collage, manipulated photography, comic books, gilt-edged china, rubber stamps, etched crystal. They all come together with Japanese minimalist brilliance, gorgeous craftsmanship and paper so beautiful you can practically feel its texture through the photographs. In addition to clarifying the occasions being celebrated, the designs’ English captions provide the added bonus of a humorous take on the language. A fantastic resource for graphic designers, wedding and events planners, brides-to-be and public relations specialists who want to stand out.

August 2012 / English & Japanese
Softcover / 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 160 pp / Full color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-812-2 · Retail Price: $48.00


For the hands-on bride or groom comes this beautifully illustrated compendium of imaginative designs for wedding announcements, place cards, menus and even seating charts. It is just chock full of ideas! From song-themed cards to restaurant flag motifs, theatrical and animal motifs, to invite and place cards constructed into fans and puzzles, this rich array of over 100 innovative designs is for anyone looking to be inspired to think outside the traditional mold when it comes to all card and invitation wedding needs. An invaluable reference tool not only for graphic designers, paper designers, wedding planners and printing-related businesses but also for anyone who loves design and has a wedding to plan. Do it yourself (DIY), or if you have a big budget, hand this book over to your designer and let them go at it!

July 2015 / English & Japanese
Softcover / 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 160 pp / 200 color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-974-7 · Retail Price: $35.00


Rock & Punk

Whether it’s Heavy Metal, 50s Rock’n’Roll, Summer of Love, British Invasion, or London Punk that rocks your world, this awesome collection of about 500 illustrations, cuts and patterns is for you. Flaming guitars, vintage amps, plenty of Goth frou-frou, and even a few hippies in VW vans – what a cornucopia of resources for advertisements, publications, websites, packages, apparels, and comics. As usual, all design elements are royalty-free and can be used for commercial purposes, easily grabbed from the included CD-ROM in both EPS and JPEG formats, readable by both Mac and Windows. Also contains a section on producing stuff like posters, t-shirts, and CD jackets. Rock on!

2009 / Softcover w/CD-ROM
7 x 8 1/2 inches / 128 pp / 534 b&w
ISBN: 978-4-86100-603-6 · Retail Price: $48.00

Gas Book 01


Gas As Interface Co. Ltd., Japan
2002 / Hardcover / 9 x 11 1/2 inches / 106 pp /100 color
ISBN: 4-86083-181-0 · Retail Price: $39.95

Gas Book 18


Gas As Interface Co. Ltd., Japan
2005 / Hardcover / 9 x 11 1/2 inches / 106 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 4-86100-225-7 · Retail Price: $39.95


240 JPG Images, 102 Handwriting Fonts

A breath of fresh air for graphic artists in our standardized, digital age: a book of fonts with the warmth and texture of hand-lettering. This inspirational book from the wizards at BNN is chock-full of charming, imaginative design applications using 102 different fonts that emulate script, stencils, typewriters, rubber stamps and all that great stuff human beings used to do before computers took over. All the fonts (plus the 240 illustration images) can be downloaded from an included, easy-to-use DVD-ROM that supports both Macintosh and Windows users. Photos and fonts can be manipulated to create your own notebook, sketchbook, t-shirt, wrapping paper, posters, you name it. Includes a handy key to the fonts at the back, and full, clear instructions on using the DVD-ROM.

BNN, Inc., Japan
December 2011 / Softcover w/ DVD / 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches
232 pp / Full color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-733-0 · Retail Price: $59.95


In the era of computer graphics, how do you give images an analog feel, as if a real human hand has created them? This warm and cuddly collection from the design wizards at BNN brings together artwork with an organic touch. The selected works by Japanese designers and artists – images of gardens, ocean life, fruits and vegetables, children and animals abound – have the shadows and textures unique to handmade design. Works are divided into sections by medium, including posters and magazine ads; books, magazines and CD/DVDs; photographs and interactive design; and motion graphics. A thick volume of inspiration and wit, full of color and influences from the natural world.

BNN, Inc., Japan
July 2010 / Japanese text only / Softcover / 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches / 184 pp / Full color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-657-9 · Retail Price: $35.00


Rewind DVD

Gas As Interface Co. Ltd., Japan
2003 / 62 minutes, 12 motion graphics
DVD in plastic jewel box, 4:3/ Color/ NTSC
5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
ISBN: 4-86083-219-1 · Retail Price: $49.95