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Illustration & commercial art

See below for a selection of the latest books from Illustration & commercial art category. Presented with a red border are the Illustration & commercial art books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Illustration & commercial art books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Palate Palette

Palate Palette

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2021

PALATE PALETTE was inspired by a simple question that floated around the Victionary studio one day: 'What do the best artists/illustrators around the world love to eat?' Brimming with colourful and characterful artwork, the book features a variety of mouthwatering illustrations as well as charming personal anecdotes hand-drawn by the artists/illustrators themselves - making it a feast for the senses that will fill fans of visual appeal (and food) with delight. Besides savouring the scrumptious drawings, wannabe-gourmands who draw inspiration from the pages will be able to try out some of the recipes included!

Railways Studios

Railways Studios

Author: Peter Alsop, Neill Atkinson, Katherine Milburn, Richard Wolfe Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2021

For many decades the Railways Department's design studios, Railways Studio, was New Zealand's 'go-to' advertiser. Its tourism and product ads appear on railway-station hoardings and billboards throughout the land, and it developed some of New Zealand's most iconic graphic images. This big, beautiful book brings this treasure trove of design together for the first time.

Shigenori Soejima: Art Works

Shigenori Soejima: Art Works

Author: Shigenori Soejima, Shigenori Soejima Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2021

This beautiful art book features Shigenori Soejima's best work from the Persona 3 and Persona 4 games, as well as other projects such as Stella Deus and Momoiro Taisen Pairon. Also includes an exclusive interview with the artist himself!

Shigenori Soejima & P-Studio Art Unit: Art Works 2

Shigenori Soejima & P-Studio Art Unit: Art Works 2

Author: Shigenori Soejima, Shigenori Soejima Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2021

Master artist Shigenori Soejima returns with a new collection of gorgeous illustrations. Included are amazing visuals for video games Catherine and Persona 5, plus a bevy of new pieces for other installments in the Persona series and its many spin-offs. It's all topped off by exclusive interviews with the artist himself and the creative team at P-Studio Art Unit.

The Orientalist Poster

The Orientalist Poster

Author: Abderrahman Slaoui Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2021

The romance of the Muslim East proved a magnet to European artists travelling in the Middle East and North Africa in the late 19th century. The orientalist painting tradition which resulted was far-fetched in its imagery but tremenduously influential, and soon spread to other art forms. One of these was poster art, executed in a boldly-coloured graphic style which swiftly captured the public imagination. At first it was the great shipping lines who advertised their cruises with innovative depictions of exotic destinations, but they were soon followed by other businesses promoting food products, exhibitions, automobiles, railways and tourism. Many of the resulting posters are now highly prized by collectors. The collection of one such enthusiast forms the basis of this book, which contains a treasury of images presenting a distinct vision of the Middle East - ranging from the casbahs and souks of North Africa (as seen by Majorelle and the leading French poster designers) to the minarets of Istanbul and Cairo, the great Mediterranean liner ports, and the crusader castles of the Levant.

The Art Of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

The Art Of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Author: Naughty Dog Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2021

47 Ronin, The: Samurai Art By Kunisada

47 Ronin, The: Samurai Art By Kunisada

Author: Jack Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2021

The Art Of Gears Of War 4

The Art Of Gears Of War 4

Author: The Coalition Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2021

The World Of The Witcher

The World Of The Witcher

Author: CD Projekt Red Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2021

The Art Of Fallout 4

The Art Of Fallout 4

Author: Bethesda Softworks Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2021

Vogue Covers: On Fashion's Front Page

Vogue Covers: On Fashion's Front Page

Author: Robin Muir, Robin Derrick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2021

Inventive, glamorous, gorgeous - since the beginning VOGUE has set the platinum standard for fashion magazines the world over and has become an icon in its own right. VOGUE's covers sum up the superlative visual ideals of the whole magazine. For the first time, this book brings together in one volume nearly a century of covers both illustrated and photographic. Over two hundred stunning images have been selected from an archive of more than fifteen hundred. What sets VOGUE's covers apart is that each is so bold, so beautiful and so emphatically different. They mark the course of history, chart changing fashions and ideas of beauty and hold up a mirror to the cultural and social revolutions of the twentieth century. Since 1916 VOGUE's covers have celebrated the most striking women of our age, captured by the century's leading photographers, the greatest artists and the most inventive fashion. Brilliant, captivating and full of life, this is the face of the world's most influential magazine and the original style bible.

John McConnell: Design

John McConnell: Design

Author: Robert McCrum Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/04/2021

John McConnell's list of collaborators includes many household names - Boots, Faber & Faber, Halfords, Clarks, John Lewis. The man behind the Biba logo (for which he won the D&AD Silver in 1969), the logo of the National Grid and the covers of a Penguin student textbook series from the early '70s has exerted a quiet influence over British design since the sixties. His awards alone speak to his prowess: the Prince Philip Designers' Prize (2002) and the title of RDI (Royal Designer of Industry, 1987) among them. Part biography, part showcase for some of McConnell's most celebrated designs, this book gathers McConnell's exclusive redesign for Faber & Faber - a revolutionary new approach to book covers from the early 1980s.