A Lion in Paris is widely regarded as the most accomplished book by multi-award-winning children’s author/illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. It tells the story of a lion who, bored by his rural life in the savanna, seeks excitement and opportunity in the City of Light. Upon arriving in Paris, the lion is disappointed to find that despite his size, people barely pay attention to him, not even when he lets out a ferocious roar on the busy underground Métro.
Revealing the sights and sounds of Paris from Montmartre to the Eiffel Tower, this beautifully illustrated book successfully conveys the experience of being a stranger in a new city and the process of understanding one’s own identity.
We find ourselves square in the middle of one of the greatest periods in music packaging. Events such as Record Store Day have pushed collectible packaging back to the cultural forefront; millennials have started buying physical records; and hip clothing outlets devote massive amounts of space to record players and racks of LPs.
The designers collected here are at the forefront of this movement. Some have been working in the music industry for decades, while others are fresh on the scene. They all share a desire to elevate the simple record cover and the wrapping that surrounds these products into something more, something special, something unique, something memorable.
Lavish and full of fun, this book will appeal to adults and children alike. Alphabet is an extraordinary, multidimensional journey into the alphabet created by one of the world’s most celebrated illustrators, Kv?ta Pacovská. With a rich concoction of textures, reflections, windows, and pop-ups, Pacovská takes the art of the picture book to new levels, absorbing readers of all ages in a playful and imaginative new world.
Ideal for any family planning a trip to the seaside and beautifully illustrated with fun and humor, this book lets readers share in all the excitement of the beach as they follow the characters from page to page. There’s so much to see—every page is crammed with adventures and details. Can you find them all?
Bitterkomix 16 sees the celebration of twenty-one years of artistic genius. In this latest collection, Anton Kannemeyer – aka Joe Dog – unflinchingly explores the vigorous debates around race that enliven and shadow daily life in South Africa.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder (died 1569) has always been acknowledged as one of the greatest and most influential artists in the history of the Netherlands. His fame began to spread in the course of his short life and the popularity of his work continued to rise during the centuries following his death in 1569. It is all the more astonishing, therefore, that we know so very little about the artist’s life, his training, his opinions on art and society, and his doings and whereabouts during his artistic career of just seventeen years.
A whimsical and magical tale of friendship is brought to vivid life by the award-winning and heralded Scottish artist and playwright, John Patrick Byrne.
Benoit lives a life of mundane ordinariness in his seaside town. What could ever liven his droll existence? Enter Donald, the small and mischievous black kitten…
Filled with all the fun and fancy of a classic European tale, readers of all ages will be enchanted by Byrne’s lyrical prose and magical drawings of the sleepy seaside town turned upside down by the rambunctious duo.
This stunning new colouring book by Johanna Basford takes readers on a inky quest through an enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle at its heart. As well as drawings to complete, colour and embellish, there are hidden objects to be found along the way including wild flowers, animals and birds, gems, lanterns, keys and treasure chests. Beginning at the entrance to the forest, the journey progresses through woodland, rocky caves and tree-lined mazes, over streams and a waterfall, across the tree tops, to finally reach the castle.
Faces are all around us, everywhere we look. On every page of this inspiring and imaginative book the reader will encounter unusual and creative ways of making faces, using printing, collage, geometric shapes and sculpture. Surprising details are revealed by lifting flaps, looking through holes or turning the book upside-down.
Foundations of Art & Design, in its new and updated edition, guides artists and designers through the fundamentals of their fields and provides insights into putting these principles into practice. Part 1 covers the elements that can fill a blank page points and lines, shapes, textures and colours to create a sense of space, time…
Rene Gruau has been representing fashion since the 1940s. This talented illustrator with a worldwide reputation is probably the person most responsible for making fashion known in the second half of the 20th century, by understanding it better than anyone. This book, made in collaboration with the artist, contains some of the finest drawings that highlighted his career. It is a fashion show in its own right, signed with the famous signature of Gruau.
This volume includes full-color reproductions of drawings and woodblock prints by Japan’s most beloved artist. These landscapes-including his famous views of Mount Fuji- portraits of lovers and kabuki actors, nature and animal illustrations, as well as scenes of daily life in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Japan reveal the artist’s genius for rendering a wide variety of…