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If you thought surfing was a male-dominated sport, think again. The thirty women surfers profiled in this thrilling collection can rip a wave with the best of them. Hailing from all over the world, each surfer is featured in spectacular photography and with their own inspirational words. There's American professional surfer Lindsay Steinriede on how her father's death has inspired her career; French board shaper Valerie Duprat on how she got her start sculpting foam ; Conchita Rossler, founder of Mooana Retreat in Portugal, on connecting mind, body, and spirit; and Australian photographer Cait Miers on empowering women. You'll also meet surfers who are over sixty, who surf while pregnant, who captain boats, teach yoga, and make movies. Breathtaking photography captures these women from every angle, on and off the waves, in some of the world's most visually stunning locations. The perfect gift for surfing enthusiasts, this unique compilation of stunning pictures and hard-won wisdom proves that the thrill of catching a wave, riding it, and kicking out belongs to everyone.
Skateboarding originated in California, and early board designs were simple. By the 1980s, skateboarding had reached all corners of the country and was becoming popular worldwide, as kids adopted the culture and took over public spaces to practice the sport. This book highlights the work of forty-four artists who exemplify the seemingly boundless evolution of skateboard design.
This superbly illustrated volume is a tribute to David Bowie, who was an inspiration to several generations of musicians, artists, and performers around the world. David Bowie: Tribute brings together the work of 41 artists who have expressed their admiration for one of the world's best known and loved musicians through their art.
Collage art is a lot more than just cutting and pasting, it's a refined technique which shows a peculiar vision of the world, it's a true creative tool. Collage Makers took us closer to the spacious world of collage and its different artists. Now we expand this marvellous world with Collage Makers II. Artists like Ernesto Artillo, Lola Dupr , Damien Blottiere, Pablo Thecuadro, Roc o Montoya... show us their techniques and explain to us the way they normally work in their exclusive and unrepeatable creations due to the raw materials used, magazines, pieces of wood, photographs, news papers, everyday objects, etc.
Geometry imposes on the design. It not only manifests itself in clothing--dresses, skirts, shorts, pants, blazers--but also in accessories such as rings, necklaces, handbags, and even tattoos. The concept is to use simple lines, embellishing in a minimalist way, no matter the shape or colors involved. In this book you will see how different design studies use geometry to decorate the interior of the home, the skin, or to use in corporate settings.
In an age where technology is a basic work tool for almost everyone, it sometimes seems incredible that there are still artists and designers creating works of art purely by hand that can stop us in our tracks. Handmade Graphics presents readers with a glorious full-colour celebration of the work of some of the finest artists, illustrators, and designers from around the world who create handmade works of art. From drawing and paintings to 3D graphics with unusual materials, fantastic paper or collage creations, readers will find a wide range of handmade projects that show the only limitations to art is imagination.
This superbly illustrated volume presents a stunning visual showcase of some of the finest examplesof packaging designs that have used illustration as a key element. Divided into sections coveringFood, Drink, and Cosmetics, these stunning design reveal the latest trends and innovations inpackaging design from around the world.
The magic of painting has been present throughout human history, serving as a faithful narrator and mirror of times past, reflecting society's dreams and concerns. With an infinite number of different techniques and styles, from the purest realism to symbolism, abstraction, and expressionism, painting has allowed artists to create works that will appeal to everyone. Each painting becomes a means of expression in and of itself, we live in a time in which we enjoy total creative freedom and are exposed to a large quantity of visual information. So much so that the multidisciplinary approach, the simplicity of lines, the blend of textures, and experimentation with styles and techniques are constant factors in the work of every artist.This magnificently illustrated book brings together the best works of artists from all over the world, showcasing an extraordinary breadth of talent and creativity.
Over the last few years, illustration has become ever more popular and critically regarded as an art. Cool Illustration provides a superb showcase for the work of illustrators - both well known and up-and-coming - from all over the world, working in a range of styles. The work of each artist is accompanied by a short biography that explores the inspiration, ideas, and influences behind their work and their distinctive style
This lavishly illustrated volume showcases lettering and typographic work from some of the world's most exciting, innovative and talented designers. As well as featuring full-page examples of their best work, Lettering also includes a brief introduction to each artist/designer which explores their techniques and inspirations.
The Pattern Book brings together artists from different backgrounds - graphic designers, illustrators, painters, collage artists, photographers, and more - who design prints for everything from fabrics and wallpapers to books and magazines, and even packaging. The works of each featured artist are accompanied by a brief biography in which they talk about their creative process, their inspirations, their personal style, and their professional journey.
Art of Ceramics, takes readers on a voyage of discovery through of the world of ceramics today. A material so fragile yet so bold, every piece is an extraordinary work of art.Filled with glorious full-colour illustrations, this volume showcases different artists who accentuate their messages through images, transforming ceramics into a visual identity, the objective of which is to inspire.Amongst those featured are Barnaby Barford, Foekje Fleur and Kate Macdowell, Lenneke Wispelwey, Ende, Jonathan Adler and Piselli Projects, who put their stamp on our everyday objects, introducing art into our most habitual moments. All of the artists display their most inspiring pieces accompanied by a short biography outlining their visions and career.
Needle Work: Stitched Illustrations is a lavishly illustrated volume that explores the growing trend in textile-based art and illustration. The works of each featured artist are showcased with full-page illustrations, alongside a brief biography that examines their work, inspiration, and artistic vision.
This is a delightful collection of more than 40 Do It Yourself projects to make at home. DIY (do it yourself) is filled with more than 40 wonderful projects for readers to create at home. Featuring full-colour illustrations, and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, you'll discover ideas for creating everything from a hobby horse and tea-cup candles to baby moccasins, bracelets and necklaces, even a t-shirt dress.