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ophelia pang’s interactive art book | book review

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Ophelia Pang's interactive art book | book review

ophelia pang’s interactive art book* – £14.99

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i was already a fan of Ophelia Pang’s bright, minimal, colour block style work before i received this book, so i knew on some level i would enjoy it, but the joy of holding something in your hands rather than seeing it on a computer screen can’t be beaten!

Ophelia Pang’s Interactive Art Book is, well, quite self-explanatory. it fits in nicely with the current trend for colouring and interactive books but stands out due to its bold and straightforward style, and i feel it encourages you to think and (perhaps unintentionally) learn a bit more than other books of this style.
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how to draw type and influence people | book review

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how to draw type and influence people | book review

how to draw type and influence people* – £12.99

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if you just quickly glanced at the cover of this book, you’d probably think this was a book on type and lettering basics. in fact, if you look a little closer (or, look inside) you’ll see it’s actually an activity book. jam packed at that!

as i mentioned in my post about book covers, type (and lettering) is an important aspect in book covers, but unless you’re interested you might not realise how much of it is in your daily life, from packaging, tv and film graphics, posters and much, much more.
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tattooage: wild & blossom | book review

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tattooage: wild & blossom | book review

tatouage: blossom* | tatouage: wild* – £12.99

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tatouage, both ‘blossom’ and ‘wild’ are books of mini prints, and temporary tattoos. within ‘blossom’ is floral and botanical imagery, and in ‘wild’, there are sea creatures, birds, butterflies and more. both contain over 100 beautifully drawn and coloured temporary tattoos.

i really like creative books that have this sort of interactive element to them. you can keep them as is, or you can cut out and use the tattoos, give them to friends, and put up the prints around your home. they’d also make lovely little presents.
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judging a book by its cover

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alexander girard book

erwin blumenfeld book

buy these: alexander girard | erwin blumenfeld: blumenfeld studio

artist, illustrator, photographer, designer, or just a person that appreciates visual stimulus ..we all do it. judging books by their covers. i mean this in a literal sense, not the metaphorical line about judging people and situations. it can be looked down upon, but i say embrace it!

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