• Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2015

      Sweet Rosa

      by Kingsley Osei, David Asimeng

      Sweet Rosa is a picture book which details the brave stance of a young African-American woman named Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat to a white person on bus in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. Ms. Parks' actions led to the infamous Montgomery bus boycott and helped establish the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The bold and courageous act of Ms. Parks, Dr. King and thousands of boycotters and civil rights advocates eventually pushed the Supreme Court to declare segregation on buses unconstitutional, helping to put racial discrimination to rest. This book takes young readers on an historic, illustrious journey through this staple event and how it has forever shaped the racial outlook of equality for adults and children alike in today's society.

    • Graphic novel & Manga artwork
      April 2015

      The Grand Legend Ramayana vol.1

      by Is Yuniarto

      Grand Legend Ramayana is an adaptation of classic tale of Ramayana, which is derived from India and has become one of the most popular folklores in Indonesia. Telling the adventure of a young prince from Ayodya Kingdom, Rama, with his brother, Laksmana. Along with Shinta, a beautiful yet fearless princess from Mithila Kingdom, together they fight the horde of Yaksha, monstrous beings that threaten their kingdoms. Written as a modern adaptation with artistic illustration, Grand Legend Ramayana has become the flagship title in re:ON Comics with a planned run of 30 chapters. Is Yuniarto, the comic artist, has been professionally involved in Indonesian comic scene since 2001 and he has already amassed tens of thousands of fans across the country.

    • Graphic novel & Manga artwork
      April 2015

      Me vs Big Slacker Baby vol. 1

      by Annisa Nisfihani

      Me VS Big Slacker Baby (BSB) tells a story about Arin, a high school girl with obsessive compulsive toward cleanliness, who encounters Alvan, her schoolmate who stays at a boarding house owned by her parents. Alvan’s behavior is the polar opposite of Arin, in which, although he is a very bright student but he is also one of the laziest and messy guys Arin has ever known. This establishes an interesting and hilarious conflict between them, where Alvan learns from Arin in becoming a tidier person, while Arin also learns from Alvan in improving her mark in school assignments and exams. This romantic-comedy masterpiece is written and illustrated by Annisa Nisfihani, a young and talented comic artist from Tenggarong, East Borneo. Even though her hometown is quite far from the big cities and blackouts also occurred quite often, Annisa’s perseverance in pursuing her dreams ultimately paid off as BSB got its second reprint within less than a month of its initial publication.

    • Graphic novel & Manga artwork
      November 2015

      Tawur vol. 1

      by C. Suryo Laksono

      Tawur is an action-comedy comic, which tells the story of a group of students from an impoverished high school, who has to fight against other schools in order to secure the grand prize of a grant from the government. Little they know that this entire scheme has been set up by a sinister organization in order to skew media exposure from something bigger and more diabolical. C. Suryo Laksono is the creator behind this freshly conceived series in re:ON Comics. Currently, he is developing the second season of Tawur with a bigger cast of characters.

    • Graphic novel & Manga artwork
      November 2015

      Galauman vol. 1

      by Ockto Baringbing & Ino Septian

      Galauman is an action-comedy comic that tells the mishaps of Gabriel Laurent, a single guy who (always) tries too hard to get the love of his life, yet always fails miserably. The thing is, every time his love is rejected, he would turn into a superhero named Galauman to save the day. And to make things worse, Gabriel can only transform into Galauman if his love confession is rejected by a girl. There is no direct translation of the term “galau” in English as it is a combination of sadness, worry, anxiety, and uneasiness. Written by Ockto Baringbing, the winner of Silver Award at the 11th International Manga Award in Japan and illustrated by Ino Septian, Galauman has become one of the most anticipated titles in re:ON Comics, especially popular among adolescents.

    • Product design
      October 2018

      Creative Souvenirs Design

      by Zhu Yue, Yang Meng

      It is quite significant for the souvenirs for travellers to mould fine figures of tourism and make brands for tourism and promote the development of tourism. The souvenirs for travellers which adopt the people's ideas in particular regions, give expressions to the history of the regions, prolong the folk contradition and make the regional culture be rich and bring forth new ideas. No matter who they are, Whatever they are, famous specialized working men or new hands, they have the same wish to activate the regionous culture, then, improve people's income and raise their consumption. The author of the book collects many concrete examples showing the design of the unique keepsakes by outstanding designers from all over the world into the book. Following the publishment of this book, more and more readers will suely become better and better designers of tourist souvenirs.

    • History of fashion
      September 2011

      100 Ideas that Changed Fashion

      by Harriet Worsley

      100 Ideas that Changed Fashion chronicles the most influential fashion ideas through which womenswear has evolved, offering a unique and engaging perspective on the subject. Charting the movements, developments and ideas that transformed the way women dress, the book gives a unique perspective on the history of twentieth-century fashion. But rather than just documenting these changes in fashion, it crucially explains why they happened. From the invention of the bias cut and the stiletto heel to the designers who changed the way we think about clothes, the book is entertaining, intelligent and a visual feast.

    • Graphic design
      April 2012

      100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design

      by Steven Heller, Véronique Vienne

      New in the "100 Ideas that Changed..." series, this book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation). Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on graphic design and lavishly illustrated, the book is both a great source of inspiration and a provocative record of some of the best examples of graphic design from the last hundred years. Also part of the series: 100 Ideas That Changed Architecture (Sep 2011), 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion (Sep 2011) Upcoming titles: 100 Ideas That Changed Film (Spr 2012), 100 Ideas That Changed Art (Aut 2012), 100 Ideas That Changed Photography (Aut 2012)

    • Fashion & textiles: design
      September 2012

      100 Years of Menswear

      by Cally Blackman

      A rich, comprehensive collection of images covering the revolution in menswear over the last 100 years with text by fashion historian Cally Blackman. Rare photography and illustrations reveal the elegant tailoring of Savile Row and tough khaki and denim of the uniform and workplace giving way to an exuberant array of styles and colours as the century progresses. Packed with images of Hollywood style icons, the artist personalities of the 1930s and more, the evolution of menswear from practical to peacock is explored through a wealth of stunning pictures. The impact of Pierre Cardin, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and other designers is contrasted with the street fashion of the 1960s, punk and the clubbing scene to bring together the story of the flourishing menswear scene in one invaluable book. A unique collection, 100 Years of Menswear will prove indispensable for all fashion students, historians of dress and lovers of men's clothes.

    • History of fashion
      May 2012

      100 Years of Fashion

      by Cally Blackman

      This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students. The last hundred or so years bore witness to the transformation of women’s fashion. The restrictive corsetry of the early twentieth century gave way to looser styles such as those made fashionable by French fashion designer Paul Poiret. As women’s lives changed dramatically under the shadow of two World Wars, so the style of female dress was altered beyond recognition. From home dressmaking to couture, from rationing to ‘The New Look’, from the birth of the teenager to mass manufacture, from high society to celebrity culture. Over 400 photographs and illustrations, many published for the first time, tell the stylish story of a fashion revolution.

    • Fashion & textiles: design
      May 2015

      Fashion Visionaries

      by Linda Watson

      Featuring 75 of the world's most legendary designers, this book presents the story of fashion through the fascinating personal lives and innovative collections that have shaped the field over the past century. Arranged in a broadly chronological order, this compelling book outlines the impact that inventive individuals have had on the development of fashion. Using boxed features to display key dates in the designers' careers, the text – written by an expert fashion journalist and historian – delves into the visions behind their most creative and inspirational work. Combining stunning visuals of both exciting and rare designs with insightful text, this is an inspiring guide to the designers whose vision has forged new pathways in fashion design development and forever changed the way we dress today.

    • Graphic design
      August 2015

      Graphic Design Visionaries

      by Caroline Roberts

      Featuring 75 of the world's most influential designers, this book presents the story of graphic design through the fascinating personal stories and significant works that have shaped the field. Arranged in chronological order, the book shows the development of design, from early innovators such as Edward McKnight Kauffer and Alexey Brodovitch to key figures of mid-century Swiss Design and corporate American branding. The book profiles masters of typography, such as Wim Crouwel; visionary magazine designers, such as Leo Lionni and Cipe Pineles; designers who influenced the world of film, such as Saul Bass and Robert Brownjohn; and the creators of iconic poster work, such as Armin Hofmann, Rogério Duarte and Yusaku Kamekura. Combining insightful text and key visual examples, this is a dynamic and richly illustrated guide to the individuals whose vision has defined the world of graphic design.

    • History of Art / Art & Design Styles
      July 2012

      An Introduction to Design and Culture

      1900 to the Present

      by Penny Sparke

      Now in a completely new and updated edition, this introduction to the development of modern (and postmodern) design is ideal for undergraduate students. Divided into four parts, the book covers the major periods in design culture since the start of the twentieth century, beginning by examining the formative years 1900-1914. Two sections on design and modernity explore the periods 1915-1939 and 1939-1969, and a completely new section, design and postmodernity, covers 1970 to the present.New to this edition are:key discussions on postmodernism and designthe alliance between technology and designthe relationship between identity and design.Drawing on a wealth of mass-produced artifacts, images and environments including sewing machines, cars, televisions, clothes, electronic and branded goods and exhibitions, Sparke shows how design has helped to shape and reflect our social and cultural development.

    • Biography: general

      William Nicholson, Painter

      Paintings, Woodcuts, Writings, Photographs

      by Andrew Nicholson

      William Nicholson (1872-1949), who is known by many for his early woodcuts and the radical posters of the Beggarstaff Brothers in the 1890s, has become recognized as one of the foremost English artists of his time for the whole range of his work. His haunting downland landscapes. his remarkable still lifes, which capture light and colour in an entirely fresh way, and the varied portraits by which he mainly earned his living, form the core of his output and have become greatly prized. This book, compiled by two grandsons, Andrew and Tim Nicholson, is with its representative selection of his pictures the first to do justice to the extraordinary diversity of William Nicholson's oeuvre.;It provides at the same time a documentary account of William Nicholson's life, using contemporary records, articles and reminiscences, and above all quoting extensively from the numerous letters William wrote to his family and friends, many of them to his son Ben Nicholson, and from the letters they wrote to him as well. The majority are from private sources and have never appeared in print before. What emerges in this unique and beautifully illustrated volume is a highly detailed and most appealing portrait of the man and the artist.;What he painted, why and for whom; what spurred him on to experiment and artistic adventure; how he fared in times of elation and anguish; how he combined the serious playfulness of his vision with a deep affection for nature; and how he collaborated with some of the leading men of his day, among them Rudyard Kipling, J.M. Barrie, William Orpen, Edwin Lutyens, Robert Graves, his son-in-law, and Winston Churchill -- all this is revealed, and much more.;William Nicholson, Painter includes 126 colour plates of his oil paintings and 281 black and white reproductions and photographs.

    • General & world history

      World War Ii in Cartoons

      by Mark Bryant

      The old adage that a picture paints a thousand words has never been more true than when applied to the cartoon. Acting as a form of pictorial shorthand, a few strokes of the pen have managed to encapsulate the great dramas of the war in a way impossible in prose. Whether producing strips, social comment in magazines like Punch or Lilliput, savage caricature of allies and enemies, or a daily chronicle of events at home or abroad, little has escaped the cartoonist's pen. The cartoon has a special place in the history of World War II. During the London Blitz the British upper lip was kept resolutely stiff by the antics of Strube's little man growing marrows and the redfaced indignity of Low's Colonel Blimp. Fougasse's Underground posters, Lancaster's pocket cartoons, Pont's unique drawings and the work of Vicky have an immediacy that has been unaffected by the passage of time.;Giles, Searle, Illingworth, Zec and many more portrayed the grim realities and humorous asides of the conflict for British Empire readers while across the Atlantic a discerning public alternately praised and attacked the artists of the New Yorker and the big regional dailies, from Peter Arno to Arthur Szyk and from Saul Steinberg to Daniel Fitzpatrick. Krokodil meanwhile produced its own brand of Soviet humour and satire, and cartoons were an important part of the Resistance movements in all occupied countries. The Axis powers' view of the war has often been glossed over in pictorial histories, but considerable talent existed in Germany, Italy, Japan, and elsewhere between 1939 and 1945, drawing on the genius of such superb prewar publications as Simplicissimus. Also included is the work of cartoonists in Vichy France and other collaborationist regimes. World War II in Cartoons is divided into chapters covering the war year-by-year, each chapter prefaced with a concise introduction that provides a historical framework for the cartoons of that year.;Altogether some 300 cartoons, in colour and black and white, have been skilfully blended by cartoon historian Dr Mark Bryant to produce a unique record of World War II, one which will appeal to a very wide audience.

    • Illustration & commercial art

      The World's Greatest War Cartoonists, 1792-1945

      An A-z

      by Mark Bryant

    • General & world history

      Illingworth's War in Cartoons

      One Hundred of His Greatest Drawings from the Daily Mail, 1939-1945

      by Mark Bryant

    • Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's/YA)
      April 2015

      Wild Cats, around the globe with Suki & Finch

      Volume 1

      by Rebecca Merry Murdock, Isabel Iglesias

      3D Suki and Finch travel the globe investigating the welfare of all 36 species of wild cats. They start in Canada, go over the North Pole into Russia (Volume 1). Then they're off to Mongolia, China and Nepal. Chased by drones, the evil K-POG forest developer is after them in a high octane adventure from one continent to another. Eight volumes in all, WILD CATS, uses 3D characters inside hi-resolution jpegs. Optionally displayed in eBook format, the pictorial series - print book - is a fun way to introduce real life global issues to middle graders. (age 9 - 12).

    • Adventure stories (Children's/YA)
      March 2015

      Chronokari Alpha

      Time is Relative

      by Steve Bynoe

      A collision during gym class opens the doors of destiny for Miles and Derrick, two 15 year-old high school students who were born at exactly the same time. Their fateful meeting unlocks their ability to control time and throws them into a wondrous world of danger and adventure, as they must use their new powers to protect Silverthorne High School and the city of Gateway, Ohio. Unknown to but a few, Gateway, particularly its world famous museum, sits upon a long dormant and defective wormhole. However, mysterious forces have reactivated the wormhole and opened a portal to another dimension filled with monsters and creatures beyond imagination. Miles and Derrick must solve the mystery behind what has activated the wormhole and threatens to tear apart the world and time itself. Chronokari Time is Relative is the first in a series of books chronicling the adventures of chrono twins, Miles and Derrick. For more information on Chronokari Alpha, please visit www.chronokarialpha.com.

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