The influence of traditional motifs in Chinas visual identity continues to be a source of inspiration for todays designers who incorporate updated versions into their finished designs to reflect cultural continuity and an awareness of the past. Chinese Motifs in Contemporary Design collects numerous examples of these ancient decorative elements and combines them with modern examples of their use in branding, packaging, promotion, fashion and more. From face makeup for the Chinese Opera to paper cutting, New Year paintings and auspicious patterns, or animal and plant motifs, the variety is staggering with over 700 individual graphics. Includes interviews with a select few designers and design studios.
Synesthetic design strives to develop products that systematically incorporate all five senses. In future, the current wealth of medical technical insights in psychology, physiology, motor functions, and neurology and the development of innovative materials with astonishing new properties will open up almost unlimited opportunities for the designer?s creativity. Haverkamp brings together for the first time precisely those aspects of this fundamental knowledge that are specifically relevant for designers. The result is a book that offers designers of all schools a clear and well-organized practical handbook and a solid foundation for their own designs.
Designers often look to earlier decades or generations for inspiration, borrowing motifs and palettes that are recognizable through their ability to elicit nostalgia. From the ever-popular 50s and 60s to the growing interest in the early years of the 20th century, this rejuvenated aesthetic can influence everything from fashion and hair (or beard styles) to housewares and furniture. New Retro focuses specifically on graphic designers that evoke bygone eras with their creative work. The first section showcases logo design and examines the ways in which designers are able to incorporate vintage typefaces and imagery to create new and innovative brand identities and logotypes. The second section presents highly skillful graphic output ¿ from poster and print design to fashion, product, packaging design and more ¿ that nods back while leaning forward.
Filled with hundreds of color photographs, this comprehensive handbook in the highly successful 150 Best design series showcases the latest in successful small house design from some of today´s most distinguished international architects and designers. Bursting with ideas for designing, building, and decorating, this outstanding compendium features an extensive collection of cottages and cabins from around the world. Adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of individual clients, these idyllic getaway homes and country hideaways incorporate practical, innovative, and stunning solutions for a variety of design needs. 150 Best Cottage and Cabin Ideas embodies the diversity of current trends in house design and provides an inspirational source of ideas-whether you´re looking to design and build a new home or renovate and redecorate an existing structure.
Renowned Italian architect and interior designer Michele Bönan likens each of his ventures to a film script, composed of dynamic narrative, wit, and irony. An aspiring architect from the age of five, Bönan attended Florence´s Accademia di Belle Arti, which he credits with compelling his freedom of expression. Bönan´s first great success came at twenty, when a magazine published his work for the home of famous tennis player friend Adriano Panatta and other high-profile clients immediately took notice. Whether for private clients or public buildings, Bönan´s designs--ranging among hotels, restaurants, estates, and even yachts--each possess a distinctive virtuosic excellence. His aesthetic incorporates modern elements and luxuries; but historical architecture, particularly that of his native Florence, always informs his style choices. ´´Truth before all things´´ is the inspiration behind all Michele Bönan´s work, a mantra he manifests by carefully arranging the desires of his clients into their ideal environment, ´´translated with pure Italian flair.´´ Notable projects highlighted in this beautifully illustrated edition include the J. K. Place Hotels in Capri, Rome, and Florence; the Hôtel Marquis Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris; Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence; Jagdgut Wachtelhof Hotel in Austria; and many more.
This is a collection of maps that tread off the beaten path of mapmaking and redefine exactly what a map can do. Some incorporate strategies from infographics, such as one that uses abstract depictions of public transportation lines to display riders travel patterns, while others use traditional strategies to explore contemporary subjects such as maps of countries in video games, gentrification in Brooklyn, or the geology of Great Britain. With hundreds of innovative maps from cartographers around the world, in which innovation, observation, and artistic vision are linked as one.
Collects Juan Ortiz´ unique retro-style artwork for each of the 80 episodes from ´´Star Trek: The Original Series´´. ´Captures all of the boldness of the original show´ ´´io9.com´´ A Disney and Warner Bros. illustrator, comic-book publisher and avid Star Trek fan presents an ambitious collection of original artwork that imagines a movie poster for each of the original series´ 80 episodes and incorporates retro-style, era-specific elements reminiscent of period coms, pulp novel covers and advertisements.
In Vogue is a fascinating look at the history of the world´s most influential magazine. The complete compendium is illustrated with hundreds of covers and archival interiors of past Vogue editions, featuring the work of some of the twentieth century´s most respected artists, cover illustrators, and photographers-from Edward Steichen, Toni Frissell, and Erwin Blumenfeld to Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Bruce Webber, and Herb Ritts. In 1909, an entrepreneurial New Yorker named Condé Nast took charge of a struggling society journal and transformed it into the most glamorous fashion magazine of the twentieth century. In Vogue traces the history, development and influence of this media colossus-from its beginning as a social gazette in the late nineteenth century, to the exploration of modern fashion photography and new visuals in the mid-twentieth century, to its status as the top style magazine today. The book explains the makings of the magazine-from runways, to editorial meetings, to the pages of Vogue.The thoroughly researched story incorporates first-person accounts, interviews with editors and photographers, and excerpts from stories written in the magazine by many world-renowned writers, including Truman Capote, Aldous Huxley, Richard Burton, Federico Fellini, and Marcello Mastroianni. Unparalleled in its scope and exceptionally illustrated, In Vogue is sure to be among the most important publications on the subjects of culture, art, fashion, photography, and media.
As a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, Dolan conducts original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences, including the effects of our behaviour. Here he creates a new outlook on the pursuit of happiness - it´s not just how you feel, it´s how you act. Happiness by Design shows that being happier requires us to actively re-design our immediate environment. Enough has been written on how to think happy. Happiness by Design is about how to behave happy and how to incorporate the most recent research findings into our everyday lives.
VHDL, the IEEE standard hardware description language for describing digital electronic systems, has recently been revised. The Designer´s Guide to VHDL has become a standard in the industry for learning the features of VHDL and using it to verify hardware designs. This third edition is the first comprehensive book on the market to address the new features of VHDL-2008. First comprehensive book on VHDL to incorporate all new features of VHDL-2008, the latest release of the VHDL standard Helps readers get up to speed quickly with new features of the new standard Presents a structured guide to the modeling facilities offered by VHDL Shows how VHDL functions to help design digital systems Includes extensive case studies and source code used to develop testbenches and case study examples Helps readers gain maximum facility with VHDL for design of digital systems