Showing posts with label Graphic design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Graphic design. Show all posts

Jul 25, 2013

Basic Infographics

Written by the operator of the website "VISUAL THINKING," this book explains the basic techniques of how to design infographics to analyze information and visualize the essence of subject so as to be able to present it effectively. The author sees infographics as units of pictograms and graphics. Beginning with exercises on how to draw each of them as a warm-up, and the book explains step-by-step how to create infographics. The book shows how one can pass on what one wants to others.
Author: Jun Sakurada
Price: 2,200 yen+tax (ISBN 978-4-86100-853-5)
Format: 150×210 mm /196 pages, Softcover with Jacket
Language: Japanese / 24th May 2013

Jun Sakurada
Born in Tokyo. Graduated Gakushuin University, Faculty of Economics. Worked as a programmer, SE, and web designer.
He is the  operator of VISUAL THINKING since 2010 http://www.visualthinking.jpas well as designs pictogram, grahic, infographics.
Visualized work for 'WIRED' magazine and 3.11 project 'Tasukeai Japan' pictograms are known as his remarkable works.

preface― round off the world with the power of visualization
 angulated world
 why visialization?
 what is an infographic?
 necessary literacy to create infographics
 start with climbing up a small mountain
 about this book
 infographic samples

Part 1 basic exercise 1―pictogram
 what is a pictogram?
 necessary literacy to create pictograms
1-1 infographics and pictograms
 usable ambit
 images of pictograms
1-2 workflow of pictograms
 whole scheme
 Step 1―understanding the purpose
 Step 2―understanding objects
 Step 3―sketch
 Step 4, 5―design and adjustment
 various pictogram design
1-3 pictogram design for infographics
 Amazon bestseller in books
 Tips to give variety in pictograms
1-4 training 1_pictogram  

   choose a theme you like
 training -
introduction, development, turn, conclusion 
   pictogram summary
Part 2 training 2_schema
 what is a schema?
necessary literacy to create schemata
2-1 infographic and schema
 difference between infographic and scheme
 spruce up information
2-2 workflow of schemata
   whole scheme
 Step 1―
understanding the purpose  
   Step 2―sort the information
 Step 3―put the information in order
 Step 4―storytelling
 Step 5―design
 Step 6―
TED presentation schemata
2-3 from schema to infographic
 whole scheme
 Step 1―preparation of schemata
 Step 2―make a picture
 Step 3―add information
 Step 4―add visual expression
 Step 5―complete an infographic
infographics with charts 

schema summary
Part 3 infographic
 why infographic now?
 infographics in web era
 data and visualization
3-1 infographic contents
  usable ambit
 suitable contents
3-2 infographic design pattern
 5 representative patterns
3-3 infographic common formats
 4 common elements
3-4 how to design an infograhic
whole scheme  
   Step 1―understanding the purpose  
   Step 2―choose a subject and research
 Step 3―decide contents and a concept
 Step 4―design
 Step 5―
verification 3-5 
   open to the public
 whole scheme
infographic summary

 how to find information
 web tools to create infographics  

   hearing sheet

Jun 11, 2013


This book features 300 or so posters selected from around the world. The poster has been one of the main media for graphic designers, through which they can express their creativity. This book focuses on posters as graphic works and presents a wide variety of excellent works that go far beyond commercial advertising. The cutting edge of graphic design can be seen here.

Editor: Yusuke Shouno
Price: 3,200 yen+tax (ISBN 978-4-86100-884-9)
Format: 184×257 mm /272 pages, Softcover with Jacket
Language: English-Japanese Bilingual / 24th June 2013

Feb 5, 2013

Wim Crouwel
A Graphic Odyssey

Wim Crouwel's design is not in the past but always ahead of the times, making him one of the most outstanding graphic designers of the 20th century. This omnibus book covers his entire career, which started in the Netherlands after the end of World War. Crouwel is well known for his rigid grid system that brooks no exceptions, his experimental typographies for computers, his disciplined art direction for museums, and his projects for Total Design—which he founded. This book gives a chronological overview of his work spanning 60 years.
Author: Tony Brook, Adrian Shaughnessy 
Translator: Ichiro Saga
Price: 2,500 yen+tax (ISBN 978-4-86100-834-4)
Format: 190×240 /176 pages, Hardcover with Jacket
Language: English-Japanese Bilingual / 19th September 2012

Dec 13, 2012

world PHOTOSHOP BRUSH collection

From materials such as trees, the sky, animals, frames and ruffled borders and textures such as action, ink stains and crumpled paper, "BRUSH UP!" includes numerous clipart downloads to add a shine to your creativity.
In this book, we showcase 141 brushes selected from around the world. Comprehensive data on each brushes are given in the accompanying DVD-ROM. As they are Photoshop brushes, you can achieve a high-quality graphic with just one click. Make these brushes gigantic as a main graphic, or superimpose and juxtapose them as accents, this collection of clipart can play an active part in any kind of scene.

Price: 2,400 yen + tax (ISBN: 978-4-86100-858-0)
Format: 150 x 210 mm, 310 pages (4c+2c) Softcover with Jacket, contain 1 DVD-ROM 
Language: Japanese/ English Bilingual
Release date: 21th December 2012

Oct 31, 2012

Books on Japan 1931-1972
Japanese propaganda books

In this book 100 propaganda magazines, published between 1931 to 1972, are introduced. The front cover and middle page of each magazine is introduced by year along with a brief overview. By “propaganda magazines” we mean such magazines promoting political, military and cultural ideas as is represented by the magazines NIPPON (Nihon Kobou) and FRONT (Tohosha). Also included in these 100 magazines is tourist guides, export product catalogues, world fair catalogues and Olympic brochures. In such “propaganda magazines” published by the government or large companies generous budgets were provided for such publications. Accordingly, many persons who have contributed greatly to the history of Japanese photography and graphic design are introduced. (For example in NIPPON such persons as; Yonosuke Natori, Takashi Kono, Fumio Yamana, Yusaku Kamekura, Goro Kumada, Ken Domon and Shihachi Fujimoto. In FRONT such persons as; Tatsuo Hayashi, Hiromu Hara, Seiichi Tagawa, Ihei Kimura, Yoshio Watanabe and Hiroshi Hamaya).  As a result, by looking at the graphics in these magazines one can see how the world currents in graphics have been arranged to form a unique Japanese modernism. A look at the news photos and advertisements in these magazines vividly illustrates Japan’s evolution over this time span. The people who lived, the cities that existed and the thoughts that were prevalent at that time are all extensively recorded. Even though time has passed the vitality of these times can still be felt.

Author: Yoshiyuki Morioka 
Price: 3,800 yen + tax (ISBN: 978-4-86100-826-9) 
Format: 182 × 257 mm, 208 pages (Full color) Hardcover with Jacket 
Language: Japanese 
Release date: 26th October 2012

Mar 19, 2012


The designs for celebrating and sharing auspicious events with people you care. Such as paper items for wedding and greeting cards, tools to open a shop or build up a brand, and for anniversaries, this book contains the design for auspicious announcements. From private original works to tools, products, service for clients, it introduces various
works by graphic designers sorted by categories in wedding, greeting, announcement, and anniversary.

Price:2,500yen+tax (
ISBN 978-4-86100-812-2
183×242㎜/240pages, Softcover with Jacket
Language: Japanese / 23rd March 2012


celebration and announcement regarding wedding

anniversary / birthday /public holiday/seasonal greetings

establishment /open/relocation/invitation for a party and an event

year anniversary / jubilee event and announcement

Jan 5, 2012

Cut, Paste, Collective
- Digital x Analog collage techniques -

Skim the cream of the best collage technique!!
This book teaches you the best collage techniques utilizing both Analog and Digital methods.
All collage works in this book are not created just in computer, they are based on handmade artworks.
Throughout this book, you will learn how-to make the hybrid collage works; handmade artworks to scan into a computer and create perfect collages using with Photoshop and Illustration.
Attached CD-ROM includes the collage works in this book; providing you the complete data and sample materials.

The author: TYMOTE, Ayame ONO
Price: 2,400 yen + tax (ISBN: 978-4-86100-803-0)
Format: 182 x 257 mm, 192 pages (Full color) Softcover with Jacket
Include: CD-ROM
Language: Japanese / Release date: 24th January 2012