From the author of the bestsellingRead This If You Want To Take Great Photographs series, this jargon-free introduction covers all aspects of photographing places, including landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, and interiors.Whatever your camera, whatever your interest, whatever your level, this indispensible guide gives you all the essential techniques and demystifies the work of acclaimed photographers. Packed with practical tips and iconic images, this accessible book will arm you with the know-how you need to take meaningful pictures of th... + Read More
So you've got an Instagram account, you're posting pictures, but your follower count has flatlined.Read This If You Want to Be Instagram Famous holds the answers to fixing up your feed and finding thousands of new followers.Packed with the essential secrets of the hottest Instagrammers around, the book features tips covering photographic techniques, captioning, codes of conduct, kit, and managing your account. Put the advice into practice and soon you too will be hailed as an Instagram icon.
Series: Tongue in ChicThe Fabulous Fashion World of Angelica HicksPaperbackAngelica Hicks9781786270030$20.99DESIGN Apr 25, 2017
From the runways to the glossies, supermarkets to the Supermodels... enter the fashionable world of Angelica Hicks as the it-gang of the Instagram generation get reimagined in her cult "tongue-in-chic" illustrations.Grouped into six categories including Fashion Weak and High-powered Hybrids, here the who's who of fashion are illustrated and re-imagined, reinvigorated and celebrated in a collection of witty visual puns.With introduction by American Vogue's Hamish Bowles if you know your Moschi-NOs from your Azzedine Alai-YAHs, your Angels from y... + Read More
MEGAMUNDEN, creator of the best-sellingThe Tattoo Coloring Book, takes coloring to the next level in this stunning collection of tattoo art. More than 60 pages of elaborate flash sheets depict themes from ghost trains to Venice Beach, pinball to pin-ups, with all artwork drawn specially for the book. Includes a full-color, pull-out gatefold, and two sticker sheets.A perfect gift book that will appeal to anyone who loves tattoo imagery, or is looking for inspiration for their next piece of body art.
Series: The Flower YearA Coloring BookHardcoverLeila Duly9781780679549$20.99GAMES Apr 25, 2017
Leila Duly's new coloring book is a celebration of a year of flowers. Month by month, follow the progress of the seasons with intricate illustrations of flowers, birds, butterflies, and other insects and small creatures to color in. There are two pages per week, adding up to a year's worth of coloring enjoyment.
Series: Alan KitchingA Life in LetterpressHardcoverAlan Kitching9781780677729$100.00DESIGN Apr 04, 2017
Designed by Simon Esterson of Esterson Associates, this long-awaited monograph documents the work of world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching.Spanning over fifty years, this lavish volume leads us from Kitching's first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his most iconic creations at The Typography Workshop. It covers his years designing alongside Derek Birdsall, as well as his time teaching letterpress at the Royal College of Art, and showcases his most colourful and ... + Read More
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is the most renowned and popular architect and designer in America. His buildings, including Fallingwater and New York's Guggenheim Museum, are iconic landmarks. Now you can create 14 of his best loved buildings using the art of kirigami (cutting and folding).Each project features step-by-step instructions and a template that you remove from the book. You follow the lines on the template, cutting and folding to make your own model. All you need is a craft knife, a cutting mat, and a ruler. Clear cutting tips help ... + Read More
This is the long-awaited coloring book from illustrator Yuko Higuchi. Follow a brother and sister on their magical, and at times surreal, trip through Yuko Higuchi's museum, where they are transformed into the creatures they encounter — plants, mushrooms, mammals, reptiles, molluscs, stones, and ancient creatures. Let your imagination run riot by adding color to the illustrations. Created by cult Japanese illustrator Yuko Higuchi, this is a must for lovers of all things fantastical and bizarre.
Series: The Short Story of ArtA Pocket Guide to Key Movements, Works, Themes & TechniquesPaperbackSusie Hodge9781780679686$27.99ART May 02, 2017
The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes, and techniques.The design of the book allows the student or art enthusiast to easily navigate their way around key periods, artists and styles. Accessible and concise, it simplifies and explains the most important and influential concepts in art, and shows how they are linked.The book expl... + Read More
Series: Girl on GirlArt and Photography in the Age of the Female GazeHardcoverCharlotte Jansen9781780679556$41.99ART Apr 18, 2017
A new generation of female artists is emerging who have grown up in a culture saturated with social media and selfies.This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art.Forty artists are featured, all of whose principal subject matter is either themselves or other women. Each is accompanied by a short profile based on personal interviews with the author, giving a fascinating insight into this exciting shift in female cre... + Read More
We are all type consumers and interact with type in our everyday lives. Typefaces in all shapes and sizes evoke an emotional response and trigger associated memories before we've even read the words.How to Draw Type and Influence People shows how we use type to understand different messages. Each typeface is introduced and explained and then creative exercises show the reader how to draw each font and invite them to explore the associations evoked by the styles, to reveal why they have come about and how to create their own versions.Ideal for a... + Read More
Series: Archidoodle CityAn Architect's Activity BookPaperbackSteve Bowkett9781780676081$27.99ARCHITECTURE Feb 28, 2017
Following the success of Archidoodle, this new title focuses on the city. Filled with an array of beautiful and fun drawings, it poses 75 architectural challenges for the user: from building an underground community or designing your own imaginary city to creating a new park for New York, plus many more.Aimed at at anyone who loves drawing buildings and cities, it encourages the users to imagine their own creative solutions by sketching, drawing, and painting in the pages of the book. In so doing, they will learn about a whole range of signific... + Read More
Why do we find the idea of a multi-colored Parthenon so shocking today? Why was the Eiffel Tower such a target for hatred when it was first built? Is the Sagrada Família a work of genius or kitsch? Why has Le Corbusier, one of the greatest of all architects, been treated as a villain?This book examines the critical legacy of both well known and either forgotten or underappreciated highpoints in the history of world architecture. Through 70 engaging, thought-provoking, and often amusing debates, Jonathan Glancey invites readers to take a fresh l... + Read More
Series: The Problem with My GardenSimple Solutions for Outdoor SpacesPaperbackKendra Wilson9781780679266$25.50GARDENING Feb 14, 2017
Do you long for a beautiful garden but hate weeding? Are you intimidated by roses or worried about watering? Do your neighbor's trees block your sunlight? Is your outdoor space too big? Too small? An awkward shape? Or maybe you just don't know where to begin...Whether you are seeking a solution to a specific problem or just need some inspiration, this handy guide leads the way with smart design advice, beautiful plant combinations, and easy planting tips. Read this book and the prospect of tackling your yard will suddenly seem less daunting and... + Read More
The latest book based on the popular Print & Pattern blog, Print & Pattern: Nature celebrates beautiful surface designs, patterns, and motifs of leaves, insects, grasses, butterflies, and trees. Product areas covered include stationery, cards and giftwrap, fabrics, wallpaper, rugs, ceramics, homewares, gadget skins, and more.Documenting the work of the best designers in the field, the book is an invaluable source of reference and inspiration for surface designers, designer-makers and craftspeople, graphic designers, illustrators, and textile de... + Read More
This book will show you inspirational ways in which paper can be used to create textured and relief surfaces. These techniques are mostly intuitive and easy to make, requiring no origami or paper engineering knowledge.There are 12 different techniques: Twisting narrow strips to make "paper string," Weaving strips, Layering, Coiling, Tearing, Bending, Incising and Lifting, Crumpling, Pleating, Cutting Pleats, Stippling, and using Translucent Surfaces. Each is beautifully illustrated with creative examples, first made in white paper and then in p... + Read More
Series: Form + TechniqueBiomorphic StructuresArchitecture Inspired by NaturePaperbackAsterios Agkathidis9781780679471$20.99ARCHITECTURE Jan 31, 2017
From leaves to liquids, caves to crystal formations, nature has always been a major source of inspiration for architects. This book examines how nature can act as a precedent for design solutions through twelve case studies. Packed with computer drawings, sketches, models, and photographs, this will be an ideal resource of ideas for students in their studio work, as well as for practicing architects.
Flats: Technical Drawing for Fashion explains how to create a flat using a simple and straightforward step-by-step method. This second edition includes more information on rendering drawings by hand and using a computer, and a brand new section on knitwear.The main part of the book presents over 600 technical drawings of garment types, styles, and construction details, the basic key shapes of which are shown alongside a specially created and photographed muslin. This unique presentation illustrates the relationship between the three-dimensional... + Read More
Series: In Search of BawaMaster Architect of Sri LankaHardcoverRobson David9781780679136$42.00ART Apr 04, 2017
This book answers some important questions about Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka's pre-eminent architect, and his legacy. A sizeable introductionto Bawa's world, life, education and work is reviewed by eminent Bawascholar, David Robson. This precedes a site-by-site tour of 45 of his buildings scatterd throughout Sri Lanka, Many are considered "pilgrimage sites" by up-and-coming architects, designers and lay people interested in his extraordinary and enduring talent. Insightful texts, contemporary and archive photographs and a plethora of drawings illu... + Read More
Series: The Superhero Handbook20 Super Activities to Help You Save the World!PaperbackJames Doyle9781780679747$17.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Jun 20, 2017
Ever wanted to be a superhero, but just didn't know how to go about it?The Superhero Handbook features 20 exciting activities to help you develop your superhero powers. Choose your superhero name, discover your superpower, make your own superhero costume and gadgets, and much more!
An entertain-your-brain activity book that's creative, clever, and fun—from every angle! Bear, Duck, and Rabbit lead the reader through a topsy-turvy world of opposites and differences, inviting young artists everywhere to pick up pencils, crayons, or paints and let their imaginations soar.
Bear, Duck, and Rabbit take little artists on big adventures—in and out, up and down, left to right, and back again!Yasmeen Ismail's simple, amusing line art helps children identify word meanings, look at things from a variety of perspectives, and get creative on every page.
An endearing and engaging look at emotions and how different situations cause different feelings. What has made Dog happy? Do you know what Cat is scared of? And why is Donkey so excited?A range of fun art activities encourages young readers to explore their feelings and express themselves with drawings, doodles, and decorations.
Series: The LadybugHardcoverBernadette Gervais9781786270023$17.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Mar 07, 2017
Ever wondered how many spots a ladybug has? What it eats? How high it can fly? This sweet and stylish lift-the-flap book reveals all the fascinating facts about every child's favorite beetle – the ladybug.Featuring charming illustrations by Bernadette Gervais, delightful nested flaps and a funÂ spot-the-difference activity,The Ladybug is theÂ perfect introduction to nature for young children, and willÂ encourage little explorers everywhere to take a closer look at the worldÂ around them.
Series: The Painting-In Book30 Paint and Play ActivitiesPaperbackAnna Rumsby9781780679365$20.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Feb 21, 2017
Can you give the gorilla a jungle to hide in? Can you create some honeycomb for the bees? And can you mix up some delicious flavors of ice cream?Create paint masterpieces with nothing more than your poster paints and Anna Rumsby's entertaining activity pages. A great big book of painting fun!Also contains an introduction to mixing colors and simple, easy-to-copy painting techniques.
Series: Make & Move: Bugs12 Paper Puppets To Press Out and PlayKitSato Hisao9781780679570$18.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Apr 25, 2017
Contains nine ready-to-play bugs, plus three to color in with your own fantastic designs.From jumping grasshoppers to stinging scorpions, and everything in between, create fantastic moving bug puppets to play with. Each model comes with easy-to-follow assembly instructions, and no scissors or glue required!Created by Sato Hisao, talented paper artist and engineer.
Pierre has a new picture wall and he needs your help to fill it! Revisit five of the best-loved scenes from The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone to find the pictures he needs, and discover secret stickers on your way!This book contains over 800 stickers fromPierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone, including five full scenes, ten pages full of stickers, and search-and-find activities.A brilliant new sticker adventure for every Maze Detective!
Series: My LondonColor, Draw, ExplorePaperbackMajel van der Meulen9781780679129$17.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Mar 14, 2017
Take a trip through London with this fun activity and coloring book, featuring an exciting fold out scene. Can you draw the people on the London Eye, design your own skyscrapers, and color the boats along the river?Follow the river, spotting buildings, people and famous landmarks, and coloring and drawing as you go! A perfect companion to a day out in London, or a souvenir to take home.Also includes four postcards to personalize and send.
Series: My New YorkColor, Draw, ExplorePaperbackMajel van der Meulen9781780679624$17.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Apr 18, 2017
Take a trip through New York with this fun activity and coloring book, featuring an exciting fold out scene. Can you build your own museum, design your own Statue of Liberty, or start your own baseball team?Color and draw your way through the city as you spot buildings, people and famous landmarks! A perfect companion to a day out in the Big Apple, or a souvenir to take home.Also includes four postcards to personalize and send.
Series: HipstoryWhy Be a World Leader When You Could Be a Hipster?Postcard book or packAmit Shimoni9781780679983$18.99NON-CLASSIFIABLEFeb 21, 2017
Meet Barack "Barrie OB" Obama, urban forager and burgeoning ukulele player; "Hilly" Clinton, noted jeansmith and heritage denim brand pioneer; and Queen Elizabeth II, normcore fashion goddess and much-vaunted culture-jamming DJ.This set of 20 postcards re-imagines the biggest world leaders as modern-day hipsters. Send one to a friend and see the world in a whole new light!
Series: Magma for Laurence KingTatouage: Blossom102 Temporary Tattoos of Flowers & Plants and 21 Art-Print KeepsakesMiscellaneous printVictoria Foster9781780679389$21.99NON-CLASSIFIABLEApr 04, 2017
Adorn your skin with these beautiful tattoos inspired by the botanical world. With over 100 designs, from peonies, poppies and ferns to wild roses and daisy chains, Tatouage: Blossom also includes 21 art-print keepsakes.A mix of colorful and black-and-white designs, in a variety of sizes and shapes, makes these tattoos suitable for different parts of the body. There is also a book of quality art prints to use for flower and plant identification, as art-print keepsakes, or as a flash sheet to inspire further tattoos.Each tattoo is non-toxic and ... + Read More
Series: Magma for Laurence KingTatouage: Wild108 Temporary Tattoos of Wild Animals and 21 Art-Print KeepsakesMiscellaneous printLucille Clerc9781780679396$21.99NON-CLASSIFIABLEApr 04, 2017
Adorn your skin with these beautiful tattoos inspired by the animal kingdom. With over 100 designs, from birds, beetles, and butterflies to seahorses and ladybirds, Tatouage: Wild also includes 21 art-print keepsakes.A mix of colorful designs in a variety of sizes and shapes, makes these tattoos suitable for different parts of the body. There is also a book of quality art prints to use for animal identification, as art-print keepsakes, or as a flash sheet to inspire further tattoos.Each tattoo is non-toxic and transfers easily, leaving a vibran... + Read More
This beautifully decorated and produced journal has 144 pages of premium-quality unlined paper, a ribbon marker, and 37 illustration details for you to color in. Let Leila Duly's elegant flowers inspire your notes, doodles, and sketches.
Series: Flower FamiliesA Go Fish GameCardsChristine Berrie9781780679358$21.99GAMES Feb 07, 2017
Introduce the Tulip to its relative the Toad Lily, or reunite the Iris family by pairing the Freesia with its siblings – the Crocus and the Gladiolus.Collect illustrated cards of 52 garden flowers, group the individual flowers into their botanical families to form complete sets of four and lay them before your opponent to win!Based on Go Fish, this fun and educational game comes with a booklet describing the features of the different flower families and will delight players of all ages.
This game is based on one of the most unconventional ideas ever to have come out of international warfare – dazzle ships! Inspired by the shock and awe of Cubism and Vorticism, the dazzle ships of the First World War used a striking form of bold camouflage to confuse enemy attackers.Use this wonderfully oddball idea to confuse your opponent and evade attacks on your fleet with this new version of the ever-popular Battleships game. Includes two 64-page map-and-grid books for playing the game and a 16-page booklet explaining the history of the da... + Read More
A unique, Futurist-inspired version of the quick-draw Rock, Paper, Scissors game with illustrations by Mads Berg.The pack contains 40 playing cards and one explanatory instruction card. The twist? There are also four special 'BOMB' cards which beat all the other cards!
This original range of journals includes sticker sheets you can use to customize the covers and create a unique design. Each journal has a pocket at the back containing four sheets of colorful vinyl stickers specially created by an artist on a particular theme. Two sheets have pictorial stickers, and two have letters and symbols so you can mix words and images to decorate the journals however you wish.Sticker-bomb the white walls of the building on this Graffiti journal with the characters, letters, and tags of artist Dabs1. Add words or names ... + Read More
This original range of journals includes sticker sheets you can use to customize the covers and create a unique design. Each journal has a pocket at the back containing four sheets of colorful vinyl stickers specially created by an artist on a particular theme. Two sheets have pictorial stickers, and two have letters and symbols so you can mix words and images to decorate the journals however you wish.The moonscape covers of this Galaxy journal can be decorated with the spaceships, astronauts, rockets, planets, and aliens of artist Haniboi. Add... + Read More
This original range of journals includes sticker sheets you can use to customize the covers and create a unique design. Each journal has a pocket at the back containing four sheets of colorful vinyl stickers specially created by an artist on a particular theme. Two sheets have pictorial stickers, and two have letters and symbols so you can mix words and images to decorate the journals however you wish.Populate the forest scene on the covers of this Creatures journal with the peculiar creatures of artist iloobia. Add words or names using his cur... + Read More
Twelve cool cosmic stickers from three cutting-edge artists: Andrew Kolb is a Canadian illustrator/designer whose work has appeared in numerous publications; Ghica Popa is known for his distinctive space robots and lunar vehicles, and has collaborated with Pepsi, Nike, and Yahoo; Sam Taylor is a London-based illustrator who has worked with Converse, the BBC, and Nickelodeon.These extra-large stickers (each one is approx. 17x10cm) are durable, splash proof and scratch proof. They'll look great, and last ages, whether decorating your walls or zip... + Read More
Series: Magma for Laurence KingMatch a TrackMatch 25 Animals to Their Paw PrintsBoard bookMarcel George9781780679648$21.99GAMES Mar 07, 2017
Show off your best animal-tracking skills in this brilliant matching game. The task is to match 25 tracks to their animal owners. Has an elephant just crossed your path or was it an echidna? Can you track down a coyote, make out the trail of a peacock, and recognize the paw-print of a panda? Beat your opponents by making as many matches as you can!
Series: Birdtopia20 Color-in PostcardsPostcard book or packDaisy Fletcher9781780679426$13.99NON-CLASSIFIABLEFeb 07, 2017
20 beautiful postcards to color in and send.Featuring birds from across the world, including the European robin, the violet-crowned woodnymph, and the Chilean flamingo.Illustrations fromBirdtopia Coloring Book by Daisy Fletcher, Laurence King Publishing, 2016.
Series: Lord of the WingsA Bird Trump GameCardsChristine Berrie9781780679143$13.99GAMES Mar 07, 2017
Which has the widest wingspan, a California Condor or a Magnificent Frigatebird? Which lives longest, a Wandering Albatross or an Emperor Penguin?This avian trump game rates 32 birds by criteria including Clutch Size, Rarity, and Courtship Display. Find out who's first in the pecking order with these 32 beautifully illustrated trump cards.
Color your way through the year with this gorgeous calendar based on Leila Duly's bestselling Floribunda: A Flower Coloring Book. Each month features an intricate flower illustration to color and display on your wall.
Series: Luis Vidal + ArchitectsFrom Process to ResultsHardcoverMelhuish Clare9781786270436$70.00ARCHITECTURE Apr 17, 2018
Though only founded in 2004, the practice of Luis Vidal (LVA) is now one of the five largest in Spain, and has quickly established an international reputation for its large-scale public buildings. LVA, which took off after Vidal's key role in Madrid Airport's Terminal 4, is particularly renowned for Zaragoza Airport, and Heathrow Terminal 2. With offices in Madrid, Houston, and Santiago, Chile, the practice is also involved in several hospital projects, as well as offices and museums, masterplanning, interior designs, and product designs.This b... + Read More