Archive for Items Categorized 'Art, Artists and Design', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

British Aviation Posters: Art, Design and Flight

by Scott Anthony and Oliver Green

Illustrated with advertising posters and photos, this book explores the 90-year history of Britain’s national airline from rickety biplane to the Concorde and its place in the world.

The Art of Gordon Crosby

by Peter Garnier

This prolific illustrator was held in wide regard but little had been recorded of his life. When this book was first published in 1978 it was the first attempt at organizing the snippets of fact and sort out the hearsay.

Pontiac Concept & Show Cars

by Don Keefe

Pontiac was once an important test bed for new ideas and this book by an expert’s expert covers almost 70 years of concept cars and traces their influence on production models.

Cruise O Matic: Automobile Advertising of the 1950s

by Yasutoshi Ikuta

Relive an exuberant period in American auto history through ads that are as flamboyant as the cars.


by Luciano Rigolini

A book without words. Audience participation required, otherwise the book will just waste 1.5 inches of shelf space. It’ll still look good, and with this kernel of wisdom you’re already in the thick of things.

Il Cavallino Nel Cuore, Autobiography of a Designer

by Leonardo Fioravanti

From junior stylist to Managing Director at Pininfarina, high-level positions at Fiat and Ferrari, his own design-engineering-architecture firm—this fabulously illustrated book offers rich detail of a rich life.

Locomotive Portraits

by Jonathan Clay

For the first time in book form one of the UK’s best-known Transport Artists is showing his work, as well as explaining his method, to a wider audience.

David Kimble’s Cutaways: Techniques and the Stories Behind the Art

by David Kimble

If you read about cars, you have seen Kimble’s work. His brilliant cutaways invite/require hours of study and really do show things no one could see this way on their own. Here he explains how he does it.

The Pininfarina Book

by Günther Raupp (editor)

Is there such a thing as quintessential Italian style? Pininfarina, now 85 years in business, says yes. This book is supposed to make the case.

Drawn to Speed: The Automotive Art of John Lander

by John Lander

A hundred little ink drawings to while away the time, perchance to dream.

Yoko Ono, One Woman Show, 1960–1971

For many, Yoko Ono is merely John Lennon’s widow. But before she even knew about The Beatles, she was an artist in her own right. For decades, her standing in the art world has been on the fringe—until now: MoMA gave her her own show.

Kayser, Driving Crazy

If you could only feel this book cover you’d know right away this book is up to something. If you like photography and book design and graphic novels, go find a copy.