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NEW YORK DRAWINGS
by Adrian Tomine
Two strangers, both reading the same novel, share a fleeting glance between passing subway cars. A bookstore owner locks eyes with a neighbor as she receives an Amazon package. Strangers are united by circumstance as they wait on the subway stairs for a summer storm to pass.
Adrian Tomine’s illustrations and comics have been appearing for more than a decade in the pages (and on the cover) of The New Yorker. Instantly recognizable for their deceptively simple and evocative style, these images have garnered the attention of The New Yorker’s readership and the approbation of such venerable institutions as the Art Directors Club and American Illustration.
New York Drawings is a loving homage to the city that Tomine, a West Coast transplant, has called home for the past seven years. This lavish, beautifully designed volume collects every cover, comic, and illustration that he has produced for The New Yorker to date, along with an assortment of other rare and uncollected illustrations and sketches inspired by the city. Complete with notes and annotations by the author, New York Drawings will also feature a new introductory comic focusing on Tomine’s experiences as a New York illustrator.
2:53 pm 12 notes
“From flowers and bees to dinosaurs and skeletons. Let the inky fingers begin!”
— from Let’s make some GREAT FINGERPRINT ART by Marion Deuchars
Now available at BooksActually!
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Unicorn Being a Jerk
by C W Moss
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RMM Journal is a platform where RMM shares different ideas with readers. There will be reports of interesting stories and exclusive interviews from time to time. The mission of RMM Journal is to cover excellent lifestyles of our tastes with concise language and beautiful pictures.
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“This experience reinforced a business lesson my late father had drummed into me at an early age, one that has become increasingly important, I belive, for restaurateurs and chefs. `Any fool can sell,´ he used to say, `but there is far more skill required in buying.´ Looking after your suppliers, above all paying them on time, is an increasingly important aspect of the restaurateur’s role, and one that pays significant dividends. Not only do the suppliers give you the best and most timely advice (crucial when planning menu changes), but they also become customers, using your restaurant as the location for a business lunch or a place to celebrate. It is an approach that makes for very good business and long-lasting friendships.”
— Nicholas Lander, The Art of the Restaurateur
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by Al MacCuish
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p r e s e n t s
AROUND THE WORLD
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
by Phunk Studio
: launch :
13th September 2012, Thursday
7.30 pm at BooksActually
LIMITED COPIES OF ‘Around The World Across The Universe’ are now up for sale. This collection presents a selection of works produced by famed art & design collective PHUNK. From their Universe and New World series, the book chronicles PHUNK’s evolving visual system and seamless interweaving of popular culture, art and design. Exquisitely produced in this 173 page hardcover edition, Around The World Across The Universe illuminates the collective’s cutting edge style, a manifestation of their multicultural identity and diverse influences.
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Around The World Across The Universe
Artworks: 2007 - 2009
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A set of Classical Myths:
The Penguin Book of Classical Myths, by Jenny March
Men and Gods, by Rex Warner (with illustrations by Edward Gorey)