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New titles 2009

  Zoografika - 8. Gnieznienskie Spotkania z Plakatem (Zoographism - The 8. Gniezno Encounter with the Poster)
Catalogue of a poster exhibition at the Muzeum Poczatkow Panstwa Polskiego in Gniezno (PL) in 2009 with posters from the collection of the National Museum in Poznan (PL), curated by Anna Grabowska-Konwent, published by MPPP, Gniezno (PL) (2009); 192 pages, 30 x 21 cm, 189 color illustrations and 350 color thumbnails ; softcover; ISBN 978-83-61391-16-6; in polish and english; PLZ 49 (about US$ 17)
Another stunning poster exhibition from one of the worlds best poster curators, both in the quality of posters shown and in the amount of poster research collected in the catalogue.
  London Transport Posters - A Century of Art and Design
Edited by David Bowes and Oliver Green, published by Lund Humphries / London Transport Museum , London (GB) (2008) ; 240 pages, 26 x 22 cm, 240 color and 30 b&w illustrations ; hardcover; ISBN 978-0-85331-984-9; in english; GBP 30 (about US$ 48)

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  E Pluribus Venom
by Shepard Fairey, published by Gingko Press , London (GB) (2008) ; 144 pages, 31 x 24 cm, 120 illustrations ; hardcover; ISBN 978-1584232957; in english; US$ 29.95
"E Pluribus Venom collects a large body of posters produced by Shepard Fairey and presented at the Jonathan Levine gallery during his massive exhibition in the summer of 2007."
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  Graphic Design: A User's Manual
by Adrian Shaughnessy, with a foreword by Michael Bierut, published by Laurence King , London (GB) (2009) ; 320 pages, 24 x 19 cm, 120 illustrations ; softcover; ISBN 978-1-85669-5916; in english; GBP 19.95 (about US$ 32)
Written in the format of an encyclopedia, with one page articles about keywords like "French graphic design", "Internships", "Presentation skills" etc. I bought the book after reading the texts on "Criticism in design" and "Posters".
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  Saed Meshki
by Saed Meshki, Vol. 10 in the series Iranian Contemporary Graphic Designers, published by the Yassavoli Publications , Tehran (IR) (2007) ; 120 pages, 22 x 22 cm, about 90 color reproductions ; softcover; ISBN 978-964-306-313-9; in iranian and english
Posters, book design, book and CD covers between 1999 and 2006, and a two page biography of the well know iranian graphic designer.
  A selection of graphic design by Ali Vazirian
by Ali Vazirian, published by the Nazar Research and Cultural Institute, Tehran (IR) (2007) ; 108 pages, 16 x 12 cm, about 100 color reproductions ; softcover; ISBN 978-964-6994-71-3; in iranian and english
Logotype, book and magazine covers, digital art, movie and religious posters.
  Autism Poster Design Contest
Catalogue with selected entries from a poster contest organized in 2009 on Facebook by Sergio Olivotti / Associazione Diversamente Onlus, Cagliari (IT) (2009) ; 74 pages, 20 x 20 cm, about 60 full page color reproductions ; softcover; in english;
The Poster Design Contest Autism Group in Facebook reached 790 members, and the jury received more than 200 posters before the contest finished in March 2009. It has now become a traveling exhibition, see the web site for more information. The catalogue cover is based on the winning entry by Letizia Guagnini.
  So nicht! Umstrittene Plakate in der Schweiz 1883 - 2009
by Rolf Thalmann, published by Hier+Jetzt Verlag fuer Kultur und Geschichte, Baden (CH) (December 2009) ; 256 pages, 28 x 20 cm, 489 color and 39 b&w reproductions ; hardcover; in german; ISBN 978-3-03919-130-7; CHF 58 (about US$ 56)
Controversial swiss posters, from green horses to pregnant women, from minarets to cruzified cats, feminists and communists, pornography and politics, a rich and detailed documentation.
  Hungarian Karma
Catalogue of a poster exhibition traveling in Denmark in 2009, published by Poster'V Design Studio, Budapest (HU) (2009) ; 72 pages, 16 x 12 cm, 50 color reproductions ; softcover; in danish, hungarian and english; ISBN 978-963-06-7897-1
Political posters from 1988 - 2009 by the hungarian designers Krzysztof Ducki, Istvan Orosz and Peter Pocs, with introductions by Bent Hansen and Per Nyholm. "Dort wo die Tyrannei ist, ist die Tyrannei". See the web exhibition for more information.
  Pierwsze polwiecze polskiego plakatu 1900 - 1950 (Polish posters in the first half century)
Edited by Piotr Rudzinski, published by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej Lublin (PL) (2009) ; 324 pages, 24 x 17 cm, 74 color reproductions ; hardcover; in polish with english summaries; ISBN 978-83-227-2958-8; PLZ 48 (about US$ 17)
A historical survey in texts by Florian Zielinski, Janusz Antos, Magdalena Czubinska, Paulina Zarebska, Andrzej Kisielewski, Katarzyna Kulpinska, A.A. Szablowska, Dorota Sobczyk, Waldemar Baraniewski, Mariusz Knorowski and a fictitious discussion between Szymon Bojko and Tadeusz Gronowski.
  Dansk Plakatmuseum - World of Posters
Edited by Peder Stougaard, Erik Meistrup, H.E. Andersen and Thomas Kruse, published by Dansk Plakatmuseum and Den Gamle By, Aarhus (DK) (2009) ; 324 pages, 30 x 22 cm, about 600 color reproductions ; softcover; in english; ISBN 87-90552-21-0; EUR 26.21 (about US$ 36)
Catalogue for the opening exhibition 2009 of The Danish Poster Museum's new exhibition building in the old town, Aarhus, with posters from about 120 leading international poster designers, each with a portrait and a short biography.
  The 9th International Poster Triennial in Toyama, 2009
Edited and published by the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama (JP) (October 2009) ; 156 pages, 24 x 26 cm, 432 color reproductions ; softcover; in japanese and english
With introductory texts by the jury members Mitsuo Katsui, Koichi Sato, Michel Bouvet, Werner Jeker, and an afterword from curator Shoji Katagishi with the remarkable insight ".. we no longer see the poster as something we make only when someone else commissions us to do so, but also as a single sheet of paper that can serve as a medium for creative self-expression."
  Il mondo come design e rappresentazione Ritratti d'occasione per ventisette maestri dell'illustrazione e della grafica.
by Andrea Rauch, published by Volo Publishers / La Casa Usher, Florence (IT) (October 2009) ; 264 pages, 24 x 18 cm, about 500 color reproductions ; hardcover; in italian, ISBN 9788895065373; EUR 40 (about US$ 57)
Italian master Andrea Rauch assembles 27 masters of graphic design and illustration, all friends of him : da Steinberg a Glaser, da Sendak a Lionni, da Innocenti a Mattoni, da Fletcher a Fukuda, da Iliprandi a Mariscal, da Guidotti a Luzzati .. See the News for more information.
  Vivat Plakat! Polnische Plakatkunst Posters from the Piotr Kunce's Poster Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow
Catalogue of an exhibition "Posters from the Piotr Kunce's Poster Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow" in Unterschleissheim (DE) in 2009, curated by Piotr Kunce and Wojciech Kwasniewski, published by Forum Unterschleissheim and Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (PL) (2009) ; 176 pages, 23 x 16 cm, 341 color reproductions ; softcover; in german, english and polish; ISBN 978-83-87651-52-7
Posters from the students of Piotr Kunce, from 2004 - 2008, mostly for real events like exhibitions, opera and theater, some social posters, even some advertising for Posterpage. Good catalogue, good students, good teacher ;-)
  La conquete de l'air a travers l'affiche suisse (Conquering the skies in swiss poster art)
by Jean-Charles Giroud, published by Patrick Cramer Publisher, Geneva (CH) (November 2008) ; 160 pages, 32 x 23 cm, 159 color reproductions, many full page ; hardcover; in french, an edition in english is also available
A well researched and documented history of swiss aviation as seen through swiss posters, from the balloon flights of 1837, the pre WW2 pioneer days to the publicity for the national airline Swissair in the 1950s and 60s. About 40 pages of text, detailed descriptions of each poster and a list of names. See the the book description by the editor for more information.
  Poster Design Group Exhibition Mokarab, Tehran
Catalogue of an exhibition in Tehran in 2009, published by Nashr-e-Sharins, Tehran (IR) (2009); 118 pages, 19 x 21 cm, 77 full page color illustrations; softcover; in farsi and english; ISBN 978-964-238-096-1;
Catalogue of a poster exhibition of 11 international and iranian young graphic designers at Laleh Gallery, Tehran in August 2009. A short biography and a portrait is given for each designer.
  Koichi Sato
Catalogue of an exhibition in Torun (PL) in the series "Persona" from the collection of The National Museum Poznan (PL) in 2009, curated by Zdzislaw Schubert, published and available from by Galeria Wozownia, Torun (PL) (2009); 32 pages, 32 x 24 cm, 42 color illustrations and 110 color thumbnails; softcover; in polish and english; ISBN 83-89657-59-7; PLZ 30 (about 11 US$)
This excellent catalogue about the important graphic designer Koichi Sato from Japan continues the exemplary high standards in poster research and exhibition set by the previous personal exhibitions for Mitsuo Katsui (2000), Guenther Kieser (2002), Istvan Orosz (2004) and Hans Hillman (2006).
  Jan Bons - ontwerpen in vrijheid a designers freedom
A short biography by Paul Hefting and a film (on DVD) by Lex Reitsma, published on the occasion of Jan Bons 90. birthday and an exhibition at the Konsthall Rotterdam, by Uitgeverij De Buitenkant (NL) (2008) ; 98 pages, 19 x 14 cm, more than 200 color illustrations; softcover; in dutch and english; ISBN 978-90-76452-19-7; EUR 24 (about 34 US$)
"Dutch graphic designer Jan Bons is best known for his striking posters for De Appel theater company and the IDFA film festival. His posters, murals and stamp designs typically feature torn and hand-drawn letters and bright colors." Includes a poster catalog with descriptions and thumbnails of 230 posters.
  Posters in Action, Visuality in the Making of an African Nation
Edited by Giorgio Miescher, Lorena Rizzo and Jeremy Silvester, published by and available from Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Basel (CH) (2009) ; 256 pages, 30 x 21 cm, about 150 illustrations; softcover; in english; ISBN 978-3-905758-09-2; CHF 90.00 (about 83 US$, or 500 ZAR in South Africa)
A poster history of Namibia, from the 1930's to the present commercial posters, with a special emphasis of the posters of the indepence war, with many essays by specialists from Namibia and Switzerland, a rich and throrough docummentation, and a profound analysis of the role of posters.
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  Humour posters from around the world
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk in Cottbus (DE) in 2009, curated by Barbara Martin, published by Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus (DE) (April 2009) as Plakatedition Nr. 26 ; 94 pages, 26 x 21 cm, about 100 color reproductions ; softcover; ISBN 978-3-928696-94-4; in german and english; EUR 18 (about US$ 24)
A refreshing catalogue of international humorous posters, with a 8 page introduction and carefully edited biographies of the 96 designers selected for the exhibition.
  A selection of Graphic Design by Ebrahim Haghighi
by Ebrahim Haghighi, published by the Nazar Research and Cultural Institute, Tehran (IR) (2007) ; 108 pages, 16 x 12 cm, about 120 color reproductions ; softcover; ISBN 964-6994-48-2; in iranian and english
Posters, logotype, book and magazine covers, illustration and typography from the eminent iranian graphic designer, from 1969 to 2006, including 9 examples from the painted photo portrait series made in cooperation with photographer Maryam Zandi.
Catalogue of an eco poster exhibition in Brno (CZ) in 2009, curated by Martin Ander, Dana Doricova and Jan Rajlich jun., published by the Brno Biennale Association, Brno (CZ) (April 2009) ; 8 pages, 29 x 21 cm, 41 color reproductions ; softcover; ISBN 978-80-86830-13-1; in czech
The cover of the publication, which shows posters from the Zilina Eco Poster Triennial 2008, is based on the exhibition poster by Jan Rajlich jun.
  Wystawa pedagogow, Katedra Projektowania Graficznego, Akademia Sztuk Pieknych w Lodzi
Catalogue of an exhibition in Lodz (PL) in 2009, curated by Przemyslaw Hajek, published by the Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz (PL) (March 2009) ; 32 pages, 30 x 21 cm, about 60 color reproductions ; softcover; ISBN 978-83-88503-42-9; in polish
Mostly posters, and some logos, designed by the teaching staff of the design departement of the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, with short biographies of the 14 designers.
  From the Eye to the Heart - Armando Milani
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Momayez Gallery, Iran House of Artists, Tehran (IR) in 2008, organized by the Morteza Momayez Foundation, published by Yassavoli Publications, Tehran (IR) (January 2008) ; 96 pages, 23 x 16 cm, about 80 full page color reproductions ; softcover; ISBN 978-964-306-468-6; in iranian and english
The famous italian designer now working in New York says "In this exhibition I'd like to show the two sides of my designer profession, facing 40 logos with 40 posters, design for business in front of the design for a better society and humanity".
  A cultura do cartaz, meio secolo de cartazes brasileiros de propaganda cultural
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in Sao Paulo (BR) in 2008, curated by Paulo Moretto, published by Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo (BR) (April 2008) ; 48 pages, 31 x 23 cm, about 160 color reproductions ; softcover; in portuguese and english
With an introduction by Ricardo Ohtake and a detailed list of the posters, from 1951 to 2007. A rare documentation of the rich, lively and colorful brasilian poster scene. "Over the years, the poster has come to excert a seductive hold not only over city-dwellers, but in particular over its own creators."
  North Korean Posters
by Koen de Ceuster, introduction by David Heather, published by Prestel, New York (April 2008) ; 286 pages, 24 x 20 cm, about 260 color reproductions, mostly full page ; softcover; ISBN 978-3-7913-3967-2; in english; US$ 18
"This rare glimpse into north korean society is the first book of its kind: A riveting collection of state-sponsored propaganda posters that presents the unique graphic sensibilities of this little known country". Interesting posters in the style of 1970's communist agitprop, but the book design is a pain in the neck, as all figure captions are tilted sideways.
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  Global Warming, The works from TPDA Annual Poster exhibition 2009 / Taiwan PoStar Award 2009
Double catalogue of two exhibitions in Taipei organized by the Taiwan Poster Design Association in 2009, curated by Lin Horng-Jer and Yao Tsun-Hsiung, published by Taiwan Poster Design Association, Kaohsiung (TW) (February 2009) ; 96 + 112 pages, 30 x 21 cm, about 77 + 230 color reproductions ; softcover; ISBN 978-986-85101-0-4; in chinese and english
An interesting comparison between the poster works of professional graphic designers and students on the common subject of "Global Warming", with comments by Lin Horng-Jer, a moving obituary of Shigeo Fukuda by Apex Lin and an account of the judging by jury president Stony Cherng. Very well designed and printed, of course. See samples from the professional and the student exhibition.

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