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New titles 2003

A persian contemporary image - The selected works of Majid Abbasi
by Majid Abbasi; self promotion published on the occasion of the exhibition "A persian cry" at Les silos, Chaumont (FR), (Sep 2003); 64 pages, 11 x 16 cm, about 75 color images; hardcover; in english and farsi
Posters and book covers from one of the leading young iranian graphic designers who has the talent to blend tradition and modernity, simplicity and elegance. .
Morteza Momayez Works
by Morteza Momayez; Mahriz Publications, Tehran (IR), (2002); 64 pages, 11 x 16 cm, about 50 color images; softcover; ISBN 964-7729-25-1; in english and farsi
A concentrated review of the work of the grand master of persian graphic design, with 20 posters, 10 book covers, 20 logos and drawings, from 1978 to 2002.
Made in Belgium - un siecle d'affiches belges
by Jacques Mercier and Karl Scheerlinck; La Renaissance du Livre, Tournai (BE), (Nov 2003); 120 pages, 25 x 31 cm, about 200 color images; hardcover; ISBN 2-8046-0795-X; in french; Euro 35 (about US$ 43 )
The history of belgian brands illustrated by a century of belgian posters.
X-Book 2003, Collection of the "Mark X" International Poster Show
Posters submitted to a show organized by the School of Design, Southern Yangtze University, Wuxi (CN) in 2003, with an introduction by Yu Bingnan, and a postscript by Guo Weimin; 194 pages, 29 x 28 cm, about 300 color images, many full page; soft cover; ISBN 7-112-04194-5; in chinese and english; CNY 258 (about US$ 31). The book will be sent to all foreign contributors to the show.
A highly interesting presentation of posters from 28 foreign and 130 chinese designers on an unusual subject.
Republica Sociale - I manifesti
CD edition; with a half page introduction by Ernesto Zucconi; Novantico, Pinerolo (IT) (2002); 202 pages reproduced as 26 pdf files for a total of 13 Mbytes, more than 200 color images of about 500x700 pixel; Requirements: Intel, 64 Mb RAM, Win 95, 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP; introduction in italian, french, german and english; Euro 20 (about US$ 24 ); A hardcover paper edition is available for Euro 45.
Propaganda posters, mostly from Boccasile and Coscia, glorifying the italian fascist republic 1943 - 1945. The introduction and figure captions give no historical background information but praise their "inspiring ideology" and "pleasure of seeing". It makes you wonder at what audience this heap of italian war hero worship is directed.
L'affiche au Quebec, des origines a nos jours
by Marc S. Choko; Les Editions de l'Homme, Montreal (CA) (2001); 288 pages, 25 x 29 cm, about 300 color images; hardcover; ISBN 2-7619-1609-9; in french; CA$ 65 (about US$ 50 )
The long awaited standard work on french canadian posters, well researched and presented, with artist biographies, a list of printers and a two page bibliography.
Black and white Poster Collection 08, Museum fuer Gestaltung Zuerich
Essay by Lars Mueller; Published by Felix Studinka / Lars Mueller Publishers CH-5401 Baden (CH)(2003); 78 pages, 115 illustrations; 17 x 24 cm; softcover; ISBN 3-03778-014-2; in german and english; Euro 20 (about US$ 24)
Contemporary international black and white posters from the museum's collection, from A.G. Fronzoni to Han Jiaying
Manifesti di Mattotti
with texts by Antonio Faeti and Carlo Mazzacurati; Edizioni Nuages, Milan (IT) (2003), available from Hoepli; 96 pages, 24 x 27 cm; about 90 color images; softcover; ISBN 88-86178-13-1; in italian; Euro 30 (about US$ 37 )
The colorful posters of the italian illustrator Lorenzo Mattotti, from 1977 till 2002.
Revolucion! Cuban poster art
by Lincoln Cushing; Chronicle Books, San Francisco CA (US) (2003), available from Powell's Books workers union site; 132 pages, 21 x 27 cm; 150 color images; softcover; ISBN 0-8118-3582-0; in english; US$ 19.95
An essential and indispensable book on cuban posters from an insider. There is a collection of reviews and an abstract of the book on the page Cuban poster art.
Rijden en gereden worden, Affiches 1875 > nu
catalogue of an exhibition of transportation posters at the Affichemuseum, Hoorn (NL), (May 2003); 80 pages, 16 x 21 cm; 133 color reproductions; softcover; ISBN 90-77402-01-2; in dutch; Euro 12.50 (about US$ 15)
With a text by Herbert Mattie, and an index of designers. The catalogue of the first exhibition of the new dutch poster museum shows vintage posters for bicycles, trains, cars and airplanes.
La Lombardia nei manifesti d'epoca
by Francesco Ogliari, published by De Ferrari Editore, Genoa (IT), (July 2003); 176 pages, 22 x 30 cm; about 90 color reproductions, many full page; hardcover; ISBN 88-7172-489-5; in italian; Euro 45 (about US$ 53)
With an introduction by Matteo Fochessati, one page comments on each poster, biographies of 28 artists and an index of place names, the books shows posters from 1893 to 1955 from northern Italy
Marcello Dudovich - Oltre il manifesto
by Roberto Curci, published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Civico Museo Revoltella in Trieste (IT) by Edizioni Charta, Milan (IT), (Dec 2002); 270 pages, 24 x 29 cm; more than 300 color reproductions and many b/w photographs; softcover; ISBN 88-8158-417-4; in italian
A detailed study on the life, the family, the paintings and posters of the great italian artist Marcello Dudovich, 1878 - 1962, with a list of exhibitions, a bibliography and about 80 pages of text contributions from various authors.
Blind Spot
by Otto Mittmannsgruber and Martin Strauss, published on the occasion of the billboard campaign "Blind Spot" by Revolver, Archiv fuer aktuelle Kunst, Frankfurt/M (DE), (June 2003); 64 pages, 21 x 27 cm; 30 color reproductions; softcover; ISBN 3-936919-34-8; in german and english
The authors and five of their artist friends (Olaf Breuning, Tomaz Gregoric, Roy Villevoye, Jan Dietvorst and Erwin Wurm) put up 5 x 160 large posters across the austrian countryside, with mysterious or confusing text and images. Conceptual art ment to shock and induce thinking, a refreshing exploration of the no man's land between art and commerce.
Burkhard Mangold Rheinbilder
by Andrea Vokner, published by Christoph Merian Verlag, Basel (CH), (Oct 2003); 136 pages, 23 x 29 cm; 87 color reproductions (5 on posters); hardcover; ISBN 3-85616-202-X; in german; CHF 68 (about US$ 50)
The biographical book on one of the swiss poster design pioneers concentrates on Mangold's murals and paintings with the river Rhine as subject.
Buero Destruct 2
Published by Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin (DE), (2003); 224 pages, 24 x 28 cm; hundreds of color pictures; softcover; ISBN 3-89955-002-1; in german and english; Euro 39.90 (about US$ 45)
The second wild child of a young swiss graphic design group presented here previously. A taste of things to come.
Chance & Fortune, affiches & loterie
Published by Centre de l'Affiche, Mairie de Toulouse, under the direction of F.R. Gastou, Toulouse (FR), (2003); 246 pages, 23 x 30 cm; more than 200 full page color reproductions; softcover; ISBN 2-912329-08-600; in french
Posters of the french "Loterie Nationale", with a short introduction, and biographies of 28 poster designers, and a list of the 200 who have worked for the lottery. It is the catalogue of an exhibition in Toulouse.
Area - 100 graphic designers, 010 curators, 010 design classics
Published by Phaidon, London (GB), (2003); 448 pages, 26 x 30 cm; more than 1000 color reproductions; hardcover; ISBN 0-7148-4325-3; in english; US$ 69.95
Ten famous graphic designers (Anthon Beeke, Nick Bell, Ken Cato, Shigeo Fukuda, Fernando Gutierrez, Werner Jeker, Uwe Loesch, Stefan Sagmeister, Serge Serov and Omar Vulpinari) acted as curators and picked 10 each "of the most significant new graphic designers" for an "exhibition in a book" of 100 young talents, from Majid Abbasi to Viola Zimmermann.
J. Mueller-Brockmann - The Graphic Artist and his Design Problems
Published by Verlag Niggli, Sulgen (CH), (2003), first published in 1961; 200 pages, 27 x 23 cm; 734 b/w and color reproductions; hardcover; ISBN 3-7212-0466-2; in german, english and french; Euro 49.50 (about US$ 53)
An unabbreviated reconstruction of the 1961 standard graphic design book, but with Mueller-Brockmann's 1983 additions and an updated bibliography and exhibition list.
Gijon trasatlantico
Published by Autoridad Portuaria de Gijon, Gijon (ES), (2002), with texts by B. Riego Amezaga, M. Calleja Gonzalez, J. Castanedo Galan, M.A. Pesquera Gonzalez; 204 pages, 28 x 29 cm; 50 color reproductions of posters and many b/w photos; hardcover; ISBN 84-7782-958-6; in spanish; Euro 49.50 (about US$ 53)
Ship posters from the collection of Andres Diego Diestro from 1850 to 1960, and a history of the port of Gijon.
Kraftflaechen - Wiener Plakatkunst um 1900
by Ursula Storch, published by Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Vienna (AT), (July 2003); 144 pages, 22 x 31 cm; 83 color reproductions and about 20 b/w photos; hardcover; ISBN 3-902312-05-X; in german; Euro 25 (about US$ 29)
Catalogue of an exhibition in 2003, with texts by Ursula Storch, Eva-Maria Orosz, Wolfgang Kos and Lisa Woegenstein. A special attraction are old photographs of viennese streets from which some of the posters can be identified.
The Tricontinental Solidarity Poster
by Richard Frick, published by Comedia-Verlag, Zuerich (CH), (Oct. 2003); 448 pages, 22 x 28 cm; 340 color reproductions printed on special paper; hardcover; ISBN 3-9522520-2-6; in german, spanish, english, french; CHF 148 (about US$ 110) for the standard edition, CHF 248 (about US$ 184 US$) for the special edition with a poster by Alfredo Rostgaard and one by Olivio Martinez.
All the posters published by OSPAAAL, the cuban Organisation for Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia and Latin America, between 1966 and 2003, with contributions by Ulises Estrada Lescaille, Mirta Muniz, Reinaldo Morales Campos, Jorge R. Bermudez, Rene Lechleiter, Alfredo Rostgaard, Olivio Martinez and Lazaro Abreu Pardon.
Benito Cabanas - exposicion itinerante 2003
Catalogue of a traveling exhibition, With an introduction by German Montalves, published by Grupo Abracadabra, Puebla (MX), (Feb. 2003); 64 pages, 14 x 21 cm; about 100 color illustrations; softcover; in spanish
The catalogue shows posters from 1996 to 2003 from this talented young mexican graphic designer
Plakate aus Wien
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Wiener Stadt- und Landesbibliothek, curated by Markus Feigl, with texts by Markus Feigl, Severin Filek and Bernhard Denscher, Vienna (AT) (2003), Publication Nr.8; 56 pages, 14 x 23 cm; 20 full page color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 3-902053-08-9; in german
The illustrations range from a Julius Klinger poster for a War Loan in 1918 to a poster for a Donald Judd exhibition in 1995, and the texts are tightly packed with facts on viennese poster history.
Kampf der Symbole - Plakate zu den Nationalratswahlen, 1. Republik Oesterreich
CD ROM edited by Ernestine Bennersdorfer, published by Kulturmanufaktur, Vienna (AT) (2001); System requirements: Win 95/98/ME/NT/2000, 64 Mb RAM, 800x600 pixel display; contains more than 500 poster pictures, about 300 x 400 pixels each, searchable for keyword, title, artist, printer, political parties, campaigns and more; in german; Euro 42 (about US$ 49)
The CD presents austrian political posters between 1919 and 1930 from the collections of The Austrian National Library, the Wiener Stadt- and Landesbibliothek and other archives, together with press clippings about them. It has detailed biographies on about 30 designers, a thumbnail preview, and is very easy to use due to its clear menu and search functions.
Cuban posters 1937 - 2003
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Ogaki Poster Museum, curated by Noboru Matsuura; 40 pages, 21 x 30 cm; more than 150 color illustrations and photographs; softcover; in japanese, figure captions in english
A well organized and well presented visual survey of OSPAAAL, COR, ICAIC posters and latest developments
Die Lawine von morgen und der Schnee von gestern - Dialoge mit Kunst, Gesellschaft und Zeit.
Catalogue of an exhibition of Manfred Butzmann, Anke Feuchtenberger, Klaus Staeck, Schuetz-Weiberg, Ernst Volland and Henning Wagenbreth at the Galerie im Koernerpark, Berlin-Neukoelln (DE), curated by Richard Gruebling; 96 pages, 24 x 32 cm; more than 100 color and b/w illustrations; ISBN 3-00-012200-1; in german
With texts by Barbara Straka, Bernd Hueppauf, Reiner Diederich, Christoph Tannert, Andrea von Hegel, Georg Bussmann, Richard Gruebling, Eckhart Gillen, Juergen Rennert, Detlev Luecke, Matthias Fluegge, Eugen Blume, Klaus Werner, and Erich Spiekermann, the authors and poster designers take an inventory of german society, politics and art.
Affiche Kunst an Zee (Poster art by the sea)
by Karl Scheerlinck, published by Uitgeverij Van de Wiele, Brugge (BE) (2003), ; 176 pages, 25 x 32 cm; 175 color and 50 bw illustrations; ISBN 90-76297-18-5; in flemish; Euro 49.50 (hard cover) (about US$ 41 / 58 )
A detailed study of the tourist poster for the belgian coast from 1887 to 1970, this standard reference book includes more than 100 previously unpublished works, a 30 page reference section with a poster catalogue, footnotes, biography of the designers, bibliography, register of places, years, designers and printers.
Katalog: Jan Lenica. Labirynt
by Zdzislaw Schubert, published by Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu, Poznan (PL) (2003); 36 pages, no illustrations; softcover; ISBN 83-89053-02-0 (same as main album); in polish and english
"The present catalogue supplements the "Jan Lenica.Labirynt" album published by the National Museum in Poznan, accompanying an exhibition under the same title. The catalogue consists of lists of exhibited works, solo exhibitions, awards and films as well as the artist's biography."
"Als regne es hier nie" - Plakate / affiches
by Anne Pastori Zumbach, volume 4 of a series of 5 edited by Susanne Bieri, Graphische Sammlung der Schweizerischen Landesbibliothek, available from Schwabe, Basel (CH) (2003); 112 pages, 18x23 cm, 24 b/w and 28 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 3-7965-2034-0; in french and german; CHF 28 (about US$ 21)
Published on the occasion of an exhibition of small paintings, postcard, photographs, posters of swiss landscapes at the Swiss National Library in Berne (CH). There is a good book review with 6 posters at the Schwabe web site.
East Coast - West Coast, graphistes aux etats-unis
Book edited by Michel Bouvet on the occasion of the exhibition "East Coast/West Coast" during the Mois du Graphisme d'Echirolles 2002, published by Les Editions Textuel, Paris (FR) (November 2002); 424 pages, 16 x 21 cm; many hundred color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 2-84597-068-4; in french and english; Euro 53 (about US$ 50)
The heavy book offers a detailed look at 17 US graphic designers, starting with Seymour Chwast and ending with Rudi Vanderlans and Zuzana Licko from Emigre Magazine. It is rich in all kinds of new graphic design but has not so much on posters.
Trnava Poster Triennial 2003
Catalogue edited by Maria Riskova, curator of the Triennial, published by Jan Koniarek Gallery Trnava (SK), (2003); 176 pages, 21 x 30 cm; about 500 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 80-85132-40-0; in slovak and english; SKK 400 (about US$ 11)
Catalogue of the Trnava Triennal 2003, including at least one poster from each of the almost 500 participants, and the jury exhibitions, in very high printing quality.
Trnava Poster Triennial
Edited by Chen Fang, published by People's Fine Arts Publishing House, Beijing (CN) (2001); 180 pages, 23 x 26 cm; about 400 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 7-102-02456-8; in chinese; CNY 74 (about US$ 9)
Catalogue of the Trnava Triennial 2000, including prize winners and jury exhibition, supplemented by the award winning posters from all previous triennials since 1991, in very high printing quality..
22. Grafik Urunler Sergisi 2003 (22. Graphic Design Exhibition 2003)
Published by GMK Grafikerler Meslek Kurulusu (Turkish Society of Graphic Designers),, Istanbul (TR) (2003); about 108 pages, 14 x 16 cm; about 120 color illustrations; softcover; in turkish and english
Catalogue of a competition of 100 turkish graphic designers in Istanbul (TR) of posters, packaging, press campaign, letterhead, CD magazine and book cover, logo and calendar ..
Grafist 7, International Istanbul Graphic Design Week 2003
Published by Mimar Sinan University, Fine Art Faculty, Graphic Design Departement, Istanbul (TR) (2003), Project Manager Sadik Karamustafa; 232 pages, 16 x 23 cm; about 300 color illustrations; softcover; in turkish and english
A summary of the yearly workshop and meeting of the Turkish Society of Graphic Designers, with articles on the exhibitions of Sadik Karamustafa, Irma Boom and Massin, and the next generation graphic designers Mark Fernandes, Stepan Hrabec, Karen Irmer, Thomas Krach, Severin Klaus, Kati Stahmer, Ludwig Uebele, Cem Akar, Kamer Altinova, Sinan Niyazioglu, Kenan Unsal, Umut Suduak and Elif Yalcinkaya
Katalog 7, Schoene und seltene Plakate
Published by Burkhard Suelzen, Stromstr. 23, D-10551 Berlin (2003), Fax 030 39036377, email; 64 pages, 15 x 21 cm; 146 b/w illustrations; softcover; in german
Sales catalogue for 146 "beautiful and rare posters", and poster publications, mostly from Germany and Austria
Plakat! Poster art from Poland
Catalogue of the exhibition at the University Museum - John Sutton Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana PA (US) (2003), edited by Krzysztof Dydo, published by Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana PA (US) (2003); 48 pages, 23 x 30 cm, 80 color illustrations; softcover; in english
With introductions by Irena Kabala and Krzysztof Dydo, and short biographies of the 50 artists, with posters from 1990 - 2003.
Roman Kalarus plakat - grafika
Catalogue of the exhibition at the Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesnej BWA, Katowice (PL) (2003), published by Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesnej BWA, Katowice (PL) (2003); 64 pages, 22 x 27 cm, 80 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 83-88254-21-9; in polish and english
With an introduction by Maciej Szczawinski, and a detailed biography of the supreme master of erotic poster art.
11 Salon Plakatu Polskiego
Catalogue of the exhibition at the Poster Museum Wilanow, Warsaw (PL) (2003), curated by Michal Warda, published by the Muzeum Plakatu w Wilanowie; 76 pages, 14 x 23 cm, 103 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 83-7100-332-3; in polish
With an introduction by Michal Warda, and a detailed list of the 420 posters selected for the Salon, almost all from the young generation of polish poster designers, including Wiktor Gorka.
Un cri persan (Graphistes d'Iran)
Catalogue of an exhibition in Echirolles (FR) (2002), curated by Alain Le Quernec, designed by Reza Abedini; 64 pages, 16 x 21 cm, 51 color illustrations; softcover; in french, english and farsi
The beautiful catalogue of the groundbreaking exhibition that introduced Europe to the rich and flowering graphic design culture of Iran. Shown are mostly posters, and some book covers, with an introduction of Alain Le Quernec.
integral ruedi baur et associes graphiste
With an introduction by Hans Hoeger, published by Pyramyd ntcv, Paris (FR) (2003), as number 012 in the series "designer & design", including a CD for PC and Mac; 96 pages, 16 x 16 cm, about 80 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 2-910565-40-8; in french and english; EUR 13 (about US$ 14 )
An overwhelming aggregation of thousands of graphic elements, most reduced to a size of a few milimeters, all printed sideways, with little explanation of what's going on, and the CD could not be read in my PC. Some of the pictures in the book may well be posters.
Pierre di Sciullo graphiste/typographe
With an introduction by Guillaume Po, published by Pyramyd ntcv, Paris (FR) (2003), as number 008 in the series "designer & design", including a CD for PC and Mac; 96 pages, 16 x 16 cm, about 80 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 2-910565-31-9; in french and english; EUR 13 (about US$ 14 )
The witty, experimentation-driven typographer and magazine publisher has also produced some posters of which a handfull are shown in this book. The CD has 7 movies in *.mov format explaining how to pronounce the artists fonts.
Paul Cox imagier
With an introduction by Franck Mallet, published by Pyramyd ntcv, Paris (FR) (2003), as number 007 in the series "designer & design"; 96 pages, 16 x 16 cm, about 80 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 2-910565-28-9; in french and english; EUR 11 (about US$ 12 )
An all-round artist, painter, sculptor, illustrator, childrens book designer born 1959 in Paris. The book includes a few posters, and book and magazine covers, prints, sculptures, books and photographs.
tous des k designers graphiques
With an introduction by Marianne Barzilay, published by Pyramyd ntcv, Paris (FR) (2003), as number 005 in the series "designer & design"; 96 pages, 16 x 16 cm, about 80 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 2-910565-28-9; in french and english; EUR 11 (about US$ 12 )
The group founded in 1992 in Marseille by Didier Deroin and Stephan Muntaner is active in the graphic design part of the dance and music scene (posters, promotion, CD covers, flyers, videos).
Alain Le Quernec graphiste/affichiste
With an introduction by T.A. Lewandowski, published by Pyramyd ntcv, Paris (FR) (Nov 2002), as number 002 in the series "designer & design"; 96 pages, 16 x 16 cm, about 80 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 2-910565-23-8; in french and english; EUR 11 (about US$ 12 )
A very good summary and intruduction to the posters of the leading french poster designer, with an excellent text by his polish-french colleague T.A. Lewandowski.
Pascal Colrat photo/graphiste
With an introduction by Frederic Bonnet, published by Pyramyd ntcv, Paris (FR) (Nov 2002), as number 001 in the series "designer & design"; 96 pages, 16 x 16 cm, about 80 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 2-910565-22-X; in french and english; EUR 11 (about US$ 12 )
"Pascal Colrat calls himself a "Photo-graphic artist" and uses his own photos in his designs". The book includes photos from his recent series "Signes de la Bielorussie" and photos from Los Angeles.
International Poster Design
Compiled by Xiao Yong, published by Shandong Fine Arts Publishing House, Beijing (CN) (2001); 144 pages, 21 x 28 cm, 141 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 7-5330-1505-3; in chinese and english; CNY 98 (about US$ 12 )
An excellent selection of contemporary posters, planned as an annual edition, very well printed.
Franciszek Starowieyski - Plakaty. Retrospektywa
From the collection of Piotr Dabrowski & Agnieszka Kulon, published by The Muzeum of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn (PL) (2003); 96 pages, 21 x 28 cm, 61 color illustrations, many full page, and 287 color thumbnails; softcover; ISBN 83-915298-5-1; in polish and english
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Castle of Reszel (PL); with texts by Franciszek Starowieyski and Piotr Dabrowski, and a catalogue section by Zdzislaw Schubert with very detailed descriptions of each Starowieyski poster, including thumbnail, exhibition history, prizes, different versions, number of copies printed, and so on.
Russkii Reklamnyi Plakat (The russian advertising poster)
Selected by Aleksander Snopkov, Pavel Snopkov, Aleksander Shkliaruk, text by Nina Baburina and Svetlana Artamonova, published by Kontakt-Kultura, Moscow (RU) (2001); 224 pages, 24 x 33 cm, 196 full page color illustrations; hardcover; ISBN 5-93882-007-3; in russian; RUR 990 (about US$ 33)
A selection from the Russian State Library in Moscow that starts with a chocolate poster in 1897, and ends with a poster for soviet champagne in 1952, but also includes the famous "Books" of Rodchenko, or Maiakovskii's "Nothing but Mosselprom" (the russian food company).
Uwe Loesch
Series "The books of the graphic designers", edited by Pan Qing, designed by Pan Qing and Jiang Hua, published by Jiangxi Art Publications, Ningbo (CN) (2003); 102 pages, 18 x 26 cm, more than 100 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 7-80690-096-9; in chinese and english; CNY 55 (about US$ 7)
Posters!, with a short text by Bruno Monguzzi, revealing the secret behind Loesch's black and white shoes and white and black socks.
Melchior Imboden
Series "The books of the graphic designers", edited by Pan Qing, designed by Pan Qing and Jiang Hua, published by Jiangxi Art Publications, Ningbo (CN) (2003); 112 pages, 18 x 26 cm, more than 100 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 7-80690-095-0; in chinese and english; CNY 60 (about US$ 7)
Posters, book design, photography, with short texts by Anne Melcher and Anita Kuehnel on the famous swiss graphic designer and photographer.
Michael Bierut
Series "The books of the graphic designers", edited by Pan Qing, designed by Pan Qing and Jiang Hua, published by Jiangxi Art Publications, Ningbo (CN) (2003); 120 pages, 18 x 26 cm, more than 100 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 7-80690-094-2; in chinese and english; CNY 65 (about US$ 8)
Posters, book, magazine and brochure design, Corprate Identities, with a short text by Michael Bierut, the president of New York Pentagram Design.
Mieczyslaw Wasilewski
Series "The books of the graphic designers", edited by Pan Qing, designed by Pan Qing and Jiang Hua, published by Jiangxi Art Publications, Ningbo (CN) (2003); 112 pages, 18 x 26 cm, more than 100 color and b/w illustrations; softcover; ISBN 7-80690-093-4; in chinese and english; CNY 60 (about US$ 7)
Posters, magazine covers, illustrations and logos, personal photos, with a short text by Danuta Wroblewska, and a quote from Henryk Tomaszewski: "Professor Mieczyslaw Wasilewski - in the international band of concert playing graphic artists plays the flute and the ocarina".
International Poster School Posters for World Environment Day, Seminar with Niklaus Troxler
Edited by Gianfranco Torri, published by Privincia di Torino / IPS, Turin (IT) (2003); 26 pages, 15 x 21 cm, about 40 color illustrations, and many b/w portraits; softcover; in italian and english
Posters and portraits from the italian, czech and polish students of Troxler's workshop held in February 2003 at the IPS Albe Steiner in Turin, including 12 posters from the master himself.
The 1st Korea International Poster Biennale
Edited by CHUNG Kyung-won, published by Korea Institute of Design Promotion, Seoul (KR) (Nov 2002); 174 pages, 21 x 28 cm, 236 color illustrations; softcover; in korean and english; KRW 40'000 (about US$ 34)
A well designed and printed catalogue with the winners works and the selected entries, of both students and professionals, and 3 works of each jury member.
Aleksandr Chantsev
Edited and published by Sergei Serov, Moscow (2003), with texts by Tatiana Chantseva, Iurii Bokser, and Igor Maistrovskii; 80 pages, 21 x 28 cm, more than 100 color illustrations; softcover; in russian
A beautiful memorial catalogue for one of the great russian graphic artist who died in 2002, showing circus, film and political posters, and graphics
Mirko Ilic
Edited by Laetitia Wolf and Wang Xu, published in the series "design focus Graphic" by China Youth Press, Beijing (CN) (2001); 144 pages, 13 x 18 cm, 143 color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 7-5006-4166-4; in chinese and english; CNY 45 (about US$ 5.40)
The book about the brilliant bosnian illustrator and art director who emigrated to the US in 1986 also includes 10 posters, (besides many of his Time Magazine covers).
Helmut Brade Plakate Nr. 3 1993 - 2003
Catalogue of an exhibition curated by Anita Kuehnel at the Kunstbibliothek in Berlin, and at the Galerie Moritzburg in Halle (DE) (2003); 112 pages, 17 x 23 cm, more than 100 b/w and color illustrations and photos; softcover; ISBN 3-86105-127-3; in german
The catalogue lists all of Brade's posters since the publication of the last catalogue raisonne, and also includes photos of his stage design works. See also the corresponding web exhibition.
Blickpunkt 1926 - Die Anfaenge der Neuen Sammlung Muenchen: Internationale Plakate
Edited by Robert Stalla and Florian Hufnagel, published by Deutscher Kunstverlag, Muenchen (DE) (2003); 208 pages, 25 x 34 cm, about 80 color illustrations, many double page; hardcover; ISBN 3-422-06405-2; EUR 39.90 (about USD 45); in german
The exhibition catalogue of the last exhibition of the Neue Sammlung in it's old building. It is a reconstruction of the first poster exhibition of this museum, which was held in 1926, and showed works from 18 international designers.
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typography today (new edition)
concept and design by Helmut Schmid, published by Seibundo Shinkosha Publishing Co., Tokyo (1980 / 2003), available from Seibundo Shinkosha or Nijhof & Lee; 184 pages, 23 x 30 cm, many b/w and color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 4-416-60302-9; JPY 3800 (about USD 32) / EUR 49.50, in japanese and english
This new, expanded edition of a book originally published by Idea magazine in 1980 includes 88 designers from 15 countries, from pioneers like El Lisitskii to latest works by Ahn Sang-Soo.
Den Norske Plakaten (The norwegian poster)
by Jorunn Veiteberg, published by Pax Forlag As, Oslo (NO) 1998; about 228 pages, 18 x 25 cm, about 180 color illustrations; hardcover; ISBN 82-530-1933-5; in norwegian
Pocs Peter - United Colors of Hung(a)ry
Catalogue of an exhibition in Budapest, Dec 2000, published by Pocs Peter, Poster V Design Studio, Budapest (HU); avilable from Pocs Peter; 80 pages, 21 x 30 cm, about 100 color reproductions; softcover; Euro 18 (about 20 US$); in hungarian and english.
The catalogue is a history of the hungarian political poster between 1980 and 2000, illustrated through the posters of one of it's main actors, Peter Pocs. There are detailed explanations in hungarian and english of the context of the posters, the difficult circumstances of publication, the response of the public and the authorities. It concludes with 25 poster for a fictitious project "United Colors of Hung(a)ry", that points it's finger to various problems of post-communist Hungary. An essential book, not only for Pocs fans.
Pocs Peter (H)arcok Plakatok (Fights / Faces )
Published by Pocs Peter, Poster V Design Studio, Budapest (HU), 2002; avilable from Pocs Peter; 60 pages, 12 x 12 cm, 53 full page color reproductions; softcover; ISBN 963-204-136-4; Euro 10 (about 11 US$); in hungarian and english.
Including a short biography and a selection of some of Peter Pocs best posters between 1987 and 2002.
Posters from Hungary - Jozsef Arendas, Ferenc Barath, Krzysztof Ducki, Istvan Orosz, Peter Pocs, selected by Kari Piippo
catalogue of an exhibition at the Danish Poster Museum in Arhus (DK), 2001; avilable from Pocs Peter or the Danish Poster Museum; 120 pages, 23 x 23 cm, about 100 full page color reproductions; softcover; ISBN 963-00-7679-9; Euro 26 (about 28 US$); in danish and english.
Including a short introduction by Kari Piippo, and biographies of the artists.
Forschungssemester 1999 - Alex Jordan - Anschlaege
published by bazar politique / la forge, Paris (2002); available from Alex Jordan, Nous Travaillons Ensemble; about 360 pages, 10 x 15 cm, about 180 b/w illustrations; softcover; text in german, many illustrations in french.
Two diaries in one: the first written during a sabbatical in 1999, the second drawn after September 11, 2001.
I blickfanget ( Eyecatcher )
Royal Library Stockholm exhibition catalogue nr. 131 of a traveling exhibition curated by Olof Halldin, published by Kung. Biblioteket, Stocholm (SE) (1999) ; 268 pages, 22 x 28 cm, 254 full page color illustrations; hardcover; ISBN 91-7000-191-X, ISSN 0491-0567; in swedish with english summary
A sample of 254 swedish posters between 1897 to 1998 from the large collection of the swedish national library, with a list of designers and a 2 page summary.
101 ar, 1896 - 1997, den svenska filmaffischen som publikinfangare genom 101 ar
Royal Library Stockholm exhibition catalogue nr. 123 of an exhibition curated by Olof Halldin and Tomas Lidman, text by Jan Olsson, published by Kung. Biblioteket, Stocholm (SE) (1997) ; 72 pages, 21 x 29 cm, 27 full page color illustrations; spiral bound hardcover; ISBN 91-7000-191-X, ISSN 0491-0567; in swedish
The history of 101 years of swedish movie posters.
Fritz Lewy - ein Leben fuer die Form
edited by M. Matzigkeit and B. Bernard, published by Theatermuseum der Stadt Duesseldorf (DE) (2002); 358 pages, 126 illustrations; hardcover; ISBN 3-929945-169; Euro 30 (about US$ 31); in german
felix fecit, Plakate, Grafik, Illustration von Rolf Felix Mueller
text by Hans-Peter Jacobson, on the 70th birthday of Rolf F. Mueller, published by Verlag Dr. Frank Bussert und Helmut Stadeler, Jena (DE) (2002); 319 pages, 17 x 28 cm, numerous illustrations mostly in color; hardcover; ISBN 393290639X; CHF 42 (about US$ 31); in german
Jean Widmer, a devotion to modernism
catalogue of an exhibition curated by Philippe Apeloig at the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography in the Cooper Union School of Art, New York NY (US), from February 24 to April 5th, 2003 (Feb 2003); 96 pages, 17 x 24 cm, about 100 color illustrations; softcover; in english; US$ 37.00
The swiss designer Jean Widmer who lives in Paris, is best known for his logo for the Centre Pompidou. Philippe Apeloig, who designed the catalogue, considers Widmer to be of the same significance as Paul Rand, although he is far less well known.
Up against the wall - International poster design
by R. Bestley and I. Noble, published by Rotovision, (Jan 2003); 160 pages, 24 x 31 cm, 240 color illustrations; hardcover; ISBN 2-88046-561-3; in english; GBP 22.50 (about US$ 35); the sticker on the book reads GBP 29.95 / US$ 45.
A survey of contemporary posters from 32 international designers, including both well known and new blood, with good background information on the posters and interviews with some designers.
Gunter Rambow - Schule der Plakate
designed by Andi Kliem and Birgit Schmidt, published by Verlag der Kunst, Dresden (DE) (Nov 2002); 192 pages, 17 x 21 cm, 160 full page color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 3-364-00278-9; in german; Euro 19.90 (about US$ 19)
Student posters of Rambow's class at the Hochschule fuer Gestaltung in Karlsruhe (DE), with texts by Gunter Rambow, Rolf Sachsse, Gislind Nabakowski, Melk Imboden.
12 Japanese Masters
by Maggie Kinser Saiki, published by Graphis Press (Dec 2002), available from; 304 pages, more than 200 color illustrations, 18 x 26 cm; hardcover; ISBN 1931241082; US$ 42, GBP 33.28, EUR 58.83
The work of Yusaku Kamekura, Kazumasa Nagai, Kiyoshi Awazu, Ikko Tanaka, Mitsuo Katsui, Shigeo Fukuda, Tadanori Yokoo, Issey Miyake, Eiko Ishioka, Toshiyuki Kita, Koichi Sato and Takenobu Igarashi.
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Make it bigger - Paula Scher
published by Princeton Architectural Press (Aug 2002), available from; 256 pages, 23 x 22 cm; hardcover; ISBN 1568983328; US$ 31.50, GBP 24.96, EUR 44.12
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Zolotaia pchela (Golden Bee)
Posters 90s from the collection of the Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design, edited by Sergei Serov, published by Heidelberg Club (2001); 288 pages, 25 x 32 cm, 267 full page color reproductions; hardcover; ISBN 5-902126-01-0 in russian and english
A final look back on the 5 international poster biennales in Moscow, with an introductiory text, the key posters, a list of laureates and a 137 item bibliography on the events.
Iurii Bokser
Edited by Sergei Serov, published by Studio Designbox (RU) (Sep 2002); 88 pages, 22 x 28 cm, more than 100 color reproductions; softcover; in russian
A memorial volume for Iurii Bokser who died on August 17, 2002, with illustrations of his work in movie posters, political posters, exhibitions, advertising, logos and calendars, including a biography, a list of exhibitions and awards, and reprints about him.
Poster Master in Taiwan Shigeo Fukuda
Catalog of two poster exhibitions in Taipei, curated by Apex Lin Pang-soong, published by the Taiwan Poster Design Association, Taipei (TW) (Jan 2003); 260 pages, 21 x 30 cm, about 100 color reproductions from Fukuda, about 130 from Taiwan designers; softcover; in chinese and english
With texts on Shigeo Fukuda by Apex Lin Pang-soong, Lee Shin-Fu and Shigeo Fukuda; and biographies and portraits of the members of the Taiwan Poster Design Association who participated in an exhibition with the theme "Hommage to Shigeo Fukuda". Well done in all respects.
Dimitris Arvanitis Posters 2001 - 2002
published by Wiredart, Athens (GR) (Nov 2002), available from Dimitris Arvanitis; 48 pages, 12 x 17 cm, about 35 color reproductions; softcover; ISBN960-87118-1-9; in greek and english;
With a 6 page essay on "The greek poster, an undervalued glance", this little jewel of a book shows Arvanitis latest posters, rich and colorful.
Afislerle Türk Sinemasi ( Turkish movie posters )
by Agah Özgüç, published by Mimeray (Aug 2002); 168 pages, 22 x 22 cm, almost 1000 color reproductions and photographs; softcover; in turkish; US$ 15 (on ebay)
A detailed history of turkish movie posters, with designer and illustrator biographies, a register of stars and film titles, well presented and printed.
Discover Asia International Poster Exhibition
Catalog of a poster exhibition in Taipei, curated by Apex Lin Pang-soong, published by the Taiwan Poster Design Association, Taipei (TW) (Sep 2002); 190 pages, 21 x 30 cm, about 140 full page color reproductions; softcover; in chinese and english;
With biographies and portraits of the asian designers who participated, from Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Unites States, and Taiwan
Japanese Movie Posters
Edited by Jennifer Cahill and Richard Jeffery, published by DH Publishing Inc., Tokyo (JP) (Nov 2002); 96 pages, 21 x 30 cm, 80 full page color illustrations; softcover; ISBN 0-9723124-0-4; in english; US$ 30
With texts by Chuck Stephens, Tetsuya Masuda and Kairakutei Black that discuss Yakuza, monster, pink, horror and animation movies.
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Platinum Originality 2002 The Yearbook of Graphic Design in China Academy of Art
Edited by Zhao Yan and Han Xu, designed by Chen Zhengda, published by China Academy of Art Publishing House, Hangzhou (CN) (2002); 151 pages, 21 x 29 cm, about 200 color reproductions, many full page; softcover; ISBN 7-81083-089-9; in chinese
The yearbook presents the winners of the yearly poster competition among the graphic designers at the China Academy of Art, the oldest art academy in China. This year's theme was "Prevent harmful noise, improve the environment". With forewords by Xu Jiang, Song Jianming and Zhao Yan, a list of winners and participants.

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