The 400 marks reproduced within these pages represent the diverse array of identity work produced by Pentagram's partners, past and present, since its founding in 1972. Over the past four decades, Pentagram has designed marks for large corporations and small businesses, government agencies and nonprofit institutions, clubs and societies, and evenindividuals, all of whom were seeking a representative symbol to appear on letterhead and books, buildings and websites, and everywhere else imaginable. Isolating them in black and white helps us appreciate these marks as unique pictorial or abstract symbols. Buta logo is rarely a solitary commission. Often produced in conjunction with a unified graphics, architecture or product design program, it is only part of the work Pentagram does. But regardless of the nature of the assignment, clients all share the same desire to be identified, and the belief that the right mark is a crucial starting point for a comprehensive visual identity. Limited edition, only 1,000 copies for sale.
A comprehensive and practical guide for students and experienced designers alike, this carefully structured text is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams. Featuring examples from various kinds of book, it takes the reader through every aspect of the subject. In addition, there is information on styling the text, an extensive glossary defining editorial, design and production terms, and a further reading list.
Over the last five years, China has experienced an unprecedented boom in architecture and has become the most dynamic and active region in the world. The complex fusion of both Chinese and Western influences has given its architecture a unique style. This comprehensive, wide ranging book showcases the most exciting projects of recent years, with extensive imagery together with clear line drawings. It covers buildings all over China and of every type and scale: houses, schools, universities, offices, retail spaces, galleries, and museums. Across its 480 pages this book provides the most complete survey of contemporary Chinese architecture to date and will be indispensable for architects, students, and all those with an interest in architecture.
Have you ever dreamt of acquiring the most amazing collection of robots? What about being able to take them apart and rebuild them to bring the machines of your imagination to life? Well, here's your chance. This box-set includes fifteen different robot templates designed by Roger Fawcett-Tang, twelve of which have been illustrated and customized by a different trend-setting artist. Though varying in shape, the parts are interchangeable. Three blank DIY sheets also allow you to customize the templates with your very own designs. For robot obsessives of all ages, this playful but also intensely desirable object should become a collector's item in no time. Make sure you buy more than one set, and put at least one aside for the future. They may not change the course of technology or space travel, but they will certainly form a colorful and animated line-up on your shelf.
Containing 21 detachable postcards of miniature scenes in which naughty little people engage in surprising, funny, titillating, or simply obscene behavior, this book gives readers a humorous look beneath the veneer of polite society. Artists Vincent Bousserez, Etienne Clement, Daniel Dorall, Jonah Samson, and Lisa Swerling make stunning use of miniature scenes to create startling situations and amusing, memorable images. The pictures play with the notions of surprise and hidden drama, inviting the viewer to take a peek into the darkly funny depths of human behavior—from the silly and the crude to the disturbing and the mysterious. Ideal for sharing with or sending to friends, this postcard book is an original, fun and amusing gift for adults (or overgrown kids!)