Books

Title: Hello Mr. – Issue 02
Publisher, editor & creative editor:Ryan Fitzgibbon
On Sale: 2013
Format: 17x 24cm
Pages: : 160
Price: : $20.00 USD



Everything you loved about issue 01 and more is back in this second issue of Hello Mr. Our cover story is a conversation with Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste about travel, instagram, and breaking away from distractions to find creative clarity and inspiration. We also hear stories of ex-loves or ex-could-have-beens and how their absence helps us reflect on where that leaves us now, and we are reassured that the mistakes we make/made in our 20s are/were just character-building exercises on the road to adulthood. Meditation on manhood and the pressure to be more or less of something continues an ever-going dialogue in gay culture. And to truly understand what defines us as a community, we round out the issue with a “Gay Livability Index” (and a healthy dose of satire, of course).

Hello Mr. is a magazine about men who date men. Published twice annually, each issue chronicles everyday life and the narratives which define it through a diverse collection of essays, interviews, short stories, illustrations, and photography.

More than just a magazine, Hello Mr. is a global community of men who seek relevant material for their evolved range of interests by starting new conversations about their values, their aspirations, and their fears. It’s the coy introduction to a new generation, and it’s something we can all relate to.





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Title: Slanted Magazine #23 – Swiss Issue
Editors: MAGMA Brand Design
On Sale: May 2014
Format: 16 x 24 cm
Pages: 336
Price: EUR 18



The Editors of Slanted magazine embarked on a two week “Tour de Suisse” and talked to some of the most innovative and interesting Swiss designers about tradition, transgression and progression. The resulting photos, text and video interviews with the 23 designers and studios give insight to contemporary design work in Switzerland and a glance behind the scenes.

The 23rd issue of Slanted magazine contains numerous essays reflecting Swiss graphic design, an illustrated section “Helvetica Illustrated”, a photo series of the former Bond-girl, Ursula Andress, interviews and a Carte Blanche in cooperation with form magazine. Also, included is a special “work and life” of typographer and graphic designer Hans Rudolf Lutz, edited and designed by students of the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design under the Direction of Prof. Urs Lehni.

Furthermore, this 336-page issue utilizes materials to interpreted the opposing sides of Switzerland: A very shiny and structured surface against the raw and rough. This juxtaposition is represented in this issue with the use of the Chromolux-material. On the high glossy side, readers can follow the Tour de Suisse and the uncoated side features content of the Suisse Issue.

Thanks to Augmented Reality and the Junaio app, readers can easily watch embedded videos of the Tour de Suisse on mobile devices.

Tour de Suisse: Eric Andersen, Ludovic Balland, Angela Thomas (über Max Bill), Jacques Borel, Bringolf Irion Vögeli, Büro Destruct, Claudiabasel, Heyday, Hi, Hochparterre, Jost Hochuli, Matthias Hofmann, IDPURE, Komet, Matrix, Norm, Feixen, François Rappo, Rawcut, Aurèle Sack, Niklaus Troxler, Von B und C, Wolfgang Weingart

Suisse Issue: Essays, Helvetica Illustrated, Ursi National, Interviews, Carte Blanche / form, Lutz Special / HfG KA

The booklet “Contemporary Typefaces” presents fourteen recently published typefaces we think are important and interesting: Allegra (Jost Hochuli / abc litera), Apeloig Type Library (Philippe Apeloig / Nouvelle Noire), Austin Text (Paul Barnes / Commercial Type), Balto (Tal Leming / Type Supply), Camingo Mono (Jan Fromm), Coperto (Alexander Colby / Milieu Grotesque), DF Riga (Ko Sliggers / Dutchfonts), Duplicate Collection (Christian Schwartz, Miguel Reyes / Commercial Type), FS Maja (Jason Smith / Fontsmith), Karloff (Peter Bi’lak, Pieter van Rosmalen / Typotheque), Lalola (Laura Meseguer / Type-Ø-Tones), Odesta (Ondrej Jób / Urtd), Shameless (Neil Summerour / Positype), Voyage (Emil Bertell / Fenotype)









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Title: Romka #8
By: Joscha Bruckert
Design: Lysanne Bellemare, Benedikt Bock
Published ine: 2013
Format: 20×25cm
Pages: 78
Features: edition of 2,000
Price: EUR 11.5 – free shipping worldwide


romka is a collective photo album in which people from all over the world share the stories behind their favorite photographs.

romka #8 features photos and stories by Aaron McElroy, Alex Thebez, Anna Walker, Bradley Peters, Brian St. Denis, Christian Patterson, Darja Nagel, Dragana Damjanovic-Schachner, Elisabeth Jayot, Hans-Christian Schink, Harry Griffin, Jan Adriaans, Jason Fulford, Jason Lazarus, Juan Pablo Garza, Lena Guimont, Lindsay Varvari, Marcel Casado, Mariken Wessels, Matt Colquhoun, Mikal Strøm, Nathanael Turner, Peter Watkins, Robert Häusser, Robin Schwartz, Roxana Azar, Ruth van Beek, Shauna Greyerbiehl, Stine Sampers, Thomas Hauser, and Zachary Norman.







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Title: Hidden Persuasion – 33 psychological influence techniques in advertising
By: Marc Andrews, Dr. van Leeuwen and Prof Dr. van Baaren
Published by: Bis Publishers
Design: andrews:degen
Published in: 2014
Format: 24.5 x 18 cm
Pages: 7 192
Price: EUR 34


Visual messages are omnipresent in our daily life. They are constantly attempting to persuade us to buy, learn and act. Some are more successful than others in infl uencing our behavior and choices. What is the secret power of these messages? How do they succeed in changing our behavior?

This book analyzes advertising beyond the persuasive power of the imagery itself. It explains the psychology behind 33 effective infl uence techniques in visual persuasion and how to apply them.

The techniques range from infl uencing essentials to more obscure and insidious ones. The reader will gain deep insights into how visual means are constructed to infl uence behavior and decisionmaking on an unconscious level.

All techniques are supported by rich visual references and additional information on the psychology of behavior change. This publication is not just an eye-opener for professionals and students in the communications and design field, but also for anybody who wants to understand how our behavior is infl uenced unconsciously by advertising, social campaigns and governmental messages. The book is co-authored by leading figures in social infl uence and visual persuasion. It is designed as an accessible modern reference book for creating and understanding persuasive visual imagery. It will open your eyes, we promise!










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Title: Around the World – The Atlas for Today
Editors: A. Losowsky, S. Ehmann, R. Klanten
Published by: Gestalten
On Sale: 2013
Format: 24.5 x 33 cm
Pages: 272
Price: EUR 39.90



Looking through an atlas has always been a fascinating way to explore the world. Around the World is a contemporary evolution of an atlas tailored to our information age. With eye-catching graphics, current topics, and clear texts, the book is for anyone who is curious about the state of our planet and how we live today.

Alongside classic facts about nature, history, population, culture, and politics, Around the World’s compelling information graphics thoroughly explain complex processes that impact our lives such as global trade and changing demographics. The book gives added insight into our modern world through its visual exploration of subjects such as eating habits, overfishing, and internet providers, as well as events that have left indelible marks on our collective conscience including September 11, the Olympic Games, Japan’s Fukushima disaster, and the sinking of the Titanic.

Enthralling, attractive, and revealing, Around the World is a rich cornucopia of information about local peculiarities of global relevance that bring home the little differences—as well as the astoundingly large similarities—among the citizens of our world.








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Title: Slanted #22 – Art Type / Winter/Spring 2013/2014
Editors: MAGMA Brand Design
On Sale: 2013
Format: 16 x 24 cm
Pages: 320
Price: EUR 18



The 22 Issue of Slanted magazine presents works and texts with the main focus on art. Type Type gathered a large number of works and installation views of international artists, who deal with writing and language, interviews with design studios, design cultural manifestations, as well as numerous essays and interviews that revolve around the topic of art, design and typography.

Contributors: Mirko Borsche, Lars Breuer, Stefan Brüggemann, Sico Carlier, Rosson Crow, Shannon Ebner, Paul Elliman, Experimental Jetset, Hannes Famira, Edward Fella, Lutz Fezer, Luca Frei, Gilbert & George, Liam Gillick, James Goggin, Tommy Grace , Karl Haendel, Alex Hanimann, Helmo, Dennis Hopper, Jeffery Keedy, Astrid Klein, Carolina Laudon, Lola, Chris Lozos, Ian Lynam, M. Michel, Michel Majerus, Stefan Marx, Metahaven, David Millhouse, Kate Moross, Neasden Control Centre Alexander Negrelli, Navid Nuur, Ruben Pater, David Peacock, Daniel Pflumm, Project Projects, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh, Stefan Sandner, Paula Scher, Aurel Schmidt, Pamela C. Scorzin, Jeffrey Shaw, David Spiller , Manuel Raeder, The Entente, Thonik, Mark Titchner, Christian Vetter, John Wohnseifer, Michael Worthington, Zak Kyes









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Title: Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow – Advice by musicians
Author: Marcus Kraft
Published by: Bis Publishers
On Sale: 2013
Format: 18 x 12 cm
Pages: 512
Price: EUR 17



When times are particularly difficult, and you are likely to slip into despair, some of the greatest pop songs can provide genuine comfort to make it through the pain. The great thing about advice songs is that you can listen to someone else coach you through a tough situation while rocking out at the same time.

This wonderful book lists 250 of the best pop songs for those times that solid life advice is needed. The songs represent all popular music styles from the last 50 years, from rock to folk and from punk to hip hop. There are many times, for example, in which the three words ‘Let it be’ are words of wisdom. Although the lyrics may have originally been written in reference to interpersonal difficulties within the Beatles, the song does possess a universality that makes ‘Let it be’ one of the great advice pop songs of all time. Other famous pop music mottos to live by are: You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones, If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free – Sting and Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin.

Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow (Frank Zappa) is a collection of all the famous advice songs and many surprises as well. It gives the reader the song titles, painted by hand by the designer, and a striking quote from the song lyrics, as well as indexes on artist and themes. This well-produced, iconic album of words of advice from musicians is the perfect gift for music lovers of all ages.

Marcus Kraft is a graphic designer and art director based in Zurich, Switzerland. From his studio, he realizes commissioned projects for renown clients as well as self-initiated projects. His focus is on elaborate design concepts, editorial projects and typographical quality. He has been awarded several international prizes for his work. In his spare time, he plays the drums in a rock band.






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Title: Odiseo Vol N°2
Author: Folch Studio
Published by: The Flames
On Sale: 2013
Format: 16,5 x 24 cm
Pages: 128
Price: EUR 10



Odiseo is a publication for adult entertainment. It includes a selection of photographic stories with an erotic point of view, accompanied by cutting-edge ideas by contemporary thinkers.

Volume 2 features Lina Scheynius’ self portrait, Jo Schwab’s “Habitual Grace”, and Amy Hood as seen by the lens of Jonathan Leder. It also includes a critical study on hipsterism today by Eugenia Lpteva, a long-distance call with Yuri Suzuki, and Timo Mashiyi-Veikkola’s view on collective identity in mass culture.

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Title: First Cuts – Harald F. Müller
Published by: Lars Müller Publishers GmbH
Designed by: büro uebele
Edited by: Gerd Blum and Johan F. Hartle
On Sale: 2013
Format: 18 × 24 cm, 7 × 9 ½ in
Pages: 180
Price: EUR 32


Independent and reflective, this artist book is a new take on the design principles of First Cuts by the artist Harald F. Müller. It presents 15 photographic appropriations by Müller that have been installed at Zurich’s Prime Tower, the tallest building in Switzerland, realized by the architects Gigon/Guyer. The photographs deal with pioneering technical, sporting and cultural achievements that created new realities. Not only do they point retrospectively to Modernism’s euphoria of progress, but they also include the latest scientific research and timeless modernity, with motifs such as CERN or constructivist works. Printed onto sound-absorbent sheets of metal with hole matrix on the interior walls of the building, the works refuse a passive decorative function and instead make an architectural proposition relating to abstraction and atomism. Detailed texts by the editors Gerd Blum and Johan Frederik Hartle elucidate First Cuts in relation to Harald F. Müller’s artistic practice and their cultural-historical context. The book translates First Cuts’ design principles into the framework of a unique book object.






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Title: Paye ta Shnek
Editor:Anaïs Bourdet
On Sale: 2013
Format: 11x 18cm
Pages: : 126
Price: : 14 euros


Paye Ta Shnek est un blog participatif qui recueille les meilleures et pires tentatives de séduction en milieu urbain. Créé suite au débat sur le harcèlement de rue, il a pour buts de dénoncer avec humour le sexisme ordinaire, et démontrer que ce phénomène se produit partout, dans toutes les couches de la société, à tous les âges.

Depuis sa création en août 2012, le blog a reçu près de 3000 témoignages anonymes, publiés des quatre coins de la France, mais aussi de Belgique, Suisse, Angleterre, Espagne, Argentine et Mexique. Tout le monde peut publier sur le blog, sans exception. Le résultat de ce recueil témoigne de la variété des techniques d’approche, de l’humour à la brutalité, en passant par l’improvisation maladroite.

PTS est un blog personnel, administré par Anaïs Bourdet, jeune graphiste marseillaise.








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