A Field Guide to Fabric Design by Kim Kight. This is the ideal guide to everything you need to know to start designing and making your very own fabrics. Discover how to add that really personal touch to all your projects by using fabrics you designed yourself! “A Field Guide to Fabric Design” is a comprehensive and refreshingly straightforward guide that teaches you everything you need to know to get started – from design and colour basics to creating repeat patterns and screen-printing tips.
Typography Sketchbooks by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico. Over 1000 of the world’s leading typographers and graphic designers open up their private sketchbooks to reveal their creative processes. Aimed at all those who use type, whether by hand or on screen, and selected by the world’s most knowledgeable and well-connected graphic design commentator, Steven Heller, this survey gets into the minds of designers who create typefaces, word-images and logos through their private sketchbooks.
I Love Stationery by Charlotte Rivers. Despite digital technology dominating the way we communicate and record information, the stationery industry today is thriving, and is home to some of our most interesting examples of illustration and design. I Love Stationery is a luscious collection of the very best of these, from gift wrap to greetings cards, notebooks, journals, invitations and much more. Organised by technique, it covers hand-drawn illustrations, screen prints, letterpress, woodblock, digital illustration, calligraphy, spray paint, papercut, relief print and etchings. We reviewed this lovely book in MOYO Issue 3 (p5).
Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge by Bradley Quinn. Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge showcases a selection of textile designs from all over the world, presented in feature interviews with the world’s most visionary young designers. The book not only features images of completed designs, but also previously unseen archive material, such as work-in-progress photographs and digital drawings. These unique visuals create a stylish picture of today’s textiles, as well as an essential reference guide for those interested in contemporary textile design. We reviewed this book in MOYO Issue 3 (p5).