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One Pencil! Easy Illustration Exercise Book

Nozomi Kudo (2020) I was looking for a book to walk me through drawing icons and illustrations for my various projects and One Pencil fit the bill. The illustration styles are simple, friendly, and …
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By Radley
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April 30, 2021
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Made in Japan

Awe-inspired graphics from Japan today Viction:ary (2019) I’ve been picking up design books from Kinokuniya in San Francisco for over 20 years, so I’ve naturally become a huge fan of Japanese design. Made in …
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By Radley
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September 18, 2019
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Branded Interactions: Creating the Digital Experience

Marco Spies, 2015 (2018 reprint) Branded Interactions is a heavy, comprehensive book that dives into five phases of band-based design: discover, define, design, delivery and distribute. My personal experience is almost entirely in design …
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By Radley
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June 4, 2019
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Pencil Me In: The Business Drawing Book for People Who Can’t Draw

Christina Wodtke, 2017 I used to be able to sketch really well in high school and college, but what I really dreamed of was cartooning. Years later I discovered Illustrator. My cartooning dreams came …
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By Radley
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September 10, 2018
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Illustration 2018

平泉 康児, 2018 Illustration 2018 features 150 illustrators from all over Japan, showing off what they’re doing right now. Just tune out and let the images overwhelm you with all of the talent, color, …
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By Radley
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January 21, 2018
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Asian Typography

Sandu Publishing, 2017 A fascinating look at how designers in Asia stylize their pictographic languages for various markets. It’s a outside look at type design without interference of actual (Latin-based) words, experiencing something between …
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By Radley
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December 4, 2017
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The Life Changing Manga of Tidying Up

Marie Kondo, 2017   If you’re a fan of Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, there’s now a manga version available. Just as charming as the nonfiction, the book stars Marie …
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By Radley
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October 15, 2017
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Graphic Recording – Live Illustrations for Meetings, Conferences and Workshops

Anna Lena Schiller, 2017 Graphic recording is the rapidly growing practice of visualizing the content of a presentation or meeting by drawing it live with markers and a large sheet of paper. Hand-drawn cartoons …
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By Radley
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February 27, 2017
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From Design To Design: Masaaki Hiromura

Masaaki Hiromura, 2016 Based on an exhibition of Masaaki Hiromuras personal repertoire as a designer and architect, he addresses questions of whether new designs are of added value, or if such a design is …
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By Radley
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June 24, 2016
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Draplin Design Co. – Pretty Much Everything

Aaron James Draplin, 2016 Draplin has reinvigorated American design with a modern aesthetic rooted in classic industrial and cultural themes. It's a very open tour of his design history, including clothing and board design, …
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By Radley
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May 15, 2016