Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975

Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975

Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975
M.C. Huhne
$400.00

Arguably no other book has been produced with such technical sophistication in recent years and few design books have received such an overwhelming worldwide media resonance. Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975 rounds up the most imaginative, influential and surprising designs of the airlines’ commercial art from the “golden age of flying.” It provides an unprecedented, systematic outline of the development of the visual identities of thirteen pioneering airlines, combining innovative research and stunning, museum-like presentations of hundreds of spectacular aviation posters, photos and other illustrations.

Conceived by some of the world’s top creative minds, such as Ivan Chermayeff, Otl Aicher, Massimo Vignelli, Academy Award winner Saul Bass, or advertising titan Mary Wells Lawrence, the designs found in the book’s case studies also illustrate the shift from traditional methods of corporate design and advertising to comprehensive modern branding programs which took place in the same period.

To reproduce all of the images as precisely as possible, a total of seventeen different colors, five different varnishes, and two different methods of foil printing and embossing were used. The result is a book of exceptional vivacity that pushes the limits of modern art printing technology. The Premium Edition has received glowing reviews in leading media around the world, including The New York Times, Newsweek, CNN, New Republic, Slate, Adweek, and dozens of others in the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China, Japan, Switzerland, Austria, Australia, Spain, Italy, Norway, and many other countries.

Created by internationally recognized art book publisher Callisto and designed by distinguished Berlin-based designer Yvonne Quirmbach, the volume was produced in a renowned printing facility in northern Italy on deluxe 200g Fedrigoni paper.

The Premium Edition is also available as a Collector’s Edition, limited to 999 copies and presented in a grand clamshell case designed by Yvonne Quirmbach, with a metal cover similar in appearance to the aluminum alloy used to manufacture jet aircraft in the 1960s.

The Flapper Queens: Women Cartoonists Of The Jazz Age

The Flapper Queens: Women Cartoonists Of The Jazz Age

The Flapper Queens: Women Cartoonists Of The Jazz Age
Trina Robbins
$34.99

From the foremost historian of women cartoonists, Trina Robbins, comes an eye-catching collection of comic strips from the Roaring Twenties depicting the high-stepping “Flapper” ― the symbol of women’s newfound freedom ― all drawn by the best female cartoonists of the era! Including Nell Brinkley, Ethel Hays, Eleanor Schorer, Edith Stevens ― and possibly the flappiest of the Flapper Queens, Virginia Huget! This collection not only brings back into the spotlight several legendary women artists obscured by the sands of time but also celebrates an unabashedly feminist movement in our nation’s history. Full-color illustrations throughout.

Underground Cities: Mapping the tunnels, transits and networks underneath our feet

Underground Cities: Mapping the tunnels, transits and networks underneath our feet

Underground Cities: Mapping the tunnels, transits and networks underneath our feet
Mark Ovenden
$40.00

With over 60 per cent of the world’s population living in cities, the networks beneath our feet – which keep the cities above moving – are more important than ever before. Yet we never truly see how these amazing feats of engineering work.

Just how deep do the tunnels go? Where do the sewers, bunkers and postal trains run? And, how many tunnels are there under our streets? Each featured city presents a ‘skyline of the underground’ through specially commissioned cut-away illustrations and unique cartography.

Drawing on geography, cartography and historical oddities, Mark Ovenden explores what our cities look like from the bottom up.

Face to Face: The Photographs of Camilla McGrath

Face to Face: The Photographs of Camilla McGrath

Face to Face: The Photographs of Camilla McGrath
Camilla McGrath
$75.00

Camilla Pecci Blunt, a nonprofessional photographer who grew up between Italy and New York, was well placed to forge the path she did. Her mother was passionate about the arts, took photographs, painted, and collected artists around her, and had galleries in Rome and New York. The more than six hundred photographs in this book from the 1950s to the early 1990s capture our cultural icons in casual, playful moments.

After she married Earl McGrath in 1963, their homes–first in New York and then in Los Angeles–became gathering places for a wholly unexpected mix of people that Camilla documented in these surprising, in-the-moment photographs: Jackie Kennedy, Jerome Robbins, Calvin and Kelly Klein, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Bruce Chatwin, Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers, Jean Tinguely, Frank O’Hara, Jasper Johns, Allen Ginsberg, the Rolling Stones, Bryan Ferry, Bette Midler, Jerry Hall, Keith Haring, Linda Ronstadt, Jerry Brown, Sharon Tate, Roman Polanski, John Waters, Joan Didion, Angelia Huston, Robert Graham, David Hockney, Michael Crichton, and Barbra Streisand, among many others.

Andrea di Robilant’s essay, along with memories from Griffin Dunne, Vincent Fremont, Harrison Ford, Fran Lebowitz, and Jann Wenner, reveal the backstory of this irresistible look at the larger-than-life cultural figures of our time as you have never seen them.