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Graphic Art Collection Summer - Fall 2013

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MANGA the Pre-History of Japanese Comics Art / Japanese Culture Size: 210 x 148mm Pages: 280p (240 in color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4357-7 Release date: July 2013 Price: US$39.95

The influence of manga on international comics had grown considerably over the past two decades. The origins of manga can be traced back to the Edo Period (1600 to 1868) of Japanese history, specifically to popular t ype of books using uk iyo - e, Japanese woodblock prints. These books contained humorous content and featured humans, fantastical creatures and even references to celebrities of the period. As literacy rose in Japan throughout the 18th Century (part of the Edo Period) and into the 19th and early 20th Century (the Meiji Period), these kind of illustrated novels became popular and it is from here that we actually get the first recorded use of the term manga to describe a words-and-pictures based story. This book includes those kinds of origin works of manga dated from 17th to early 20th Century. It is a great source book for graphic designers as well as comic book artists, and also Japanese art lovers who can find some great works of well-known ukiyo-e artists such as Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Hokusai Katsushika, and Yoshitoshi Tsukioka. The book will present works in chronological order. * This book contains a small amount of artistic nudity.

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Hokusai Manga

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Katsuya Terada 10 Ten 10 Year Retrospective Art / Illustration & Design / Manga Size: 210 x 140mm Pages: 328p (64p in 4 Color + 264p in 2 Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4376-8 Release date: July 2013 Price: US$39.95

Katsuya Terada is one of Japan’s most sought-after illustrators who is known as the character designer for the animated film, Blood: The Last Vampire. This book is a catalogue for his exhibition (held at Kyoto International Manga Museum, Japan / March 16 - June 30, 2 0 13 ) o f hi s w o r k s in t h e r e c e n t decade. The book contains most of the works featured in the exhibition such as mangas, illustrations, as well as preliminary sketches, production drawings, that are around 600 pieces. It will be an ultimate book for Terada’s fans and also a great reference book for illustrators and manga artists. *The author’s interview is included in the English jacket.

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Maija Isola art, fabric, marimekko Art / Design / Fashion Size: 210 x 148mm Pages: 160p (Full color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4366-9 Release date: July 2013 Price: US$29.95

Maija Isola (1927–2001) was the first designer hired by Marimekko. Her most famous print, Unikko, has become the most recognizable icon of the Marimekko Company. Her early work was inspired by nature, a nd her f ir s t pr in t s wer e cr ea ted through a photographic process whereby actual plants were projected onto a screen. As she matured, her designs became bolder and less detailed, containing large areas of color. Her travels also played a role in her designs; she spent time in Yugoslavia, Italy and Algeria, incorporating stylistic elements from these varied cultures. These experiences gave her a vast palette from which to draw, and this range is clearly evident in her far-ranging designs. Most of the contents of this book are her textile works but also her lifestyle is featured. This is a valuable title for all sort of designers, textile lovers, those who are interested in Nor thern European designs, and by all means for Marimekko fans all over the world.

Marimekko shop, Piironki, on Fabian street in the center of Helsinki, 1964. Piironki specialized in interior fabrics. Photo: Design Museo

Right:Maalaisruusu, 1964 68

Contents Chapter 1: The beginning of Maija Isola’s legend Chapter 2: Work, Travel, Life / Sketchbook Chapter 3: Maija’s late years, and legacy

Related Title Color samples of Max ja Moritz (1968). The design is inspired by a darkly humorous German tale from 1865.

Colors For her new designs, Maija carried out test prints in original colors first and then in black and white. In this way, she obtained the desired screens and saw how colors with strong contrasts affected the patterns. According to the many color swatches, Maija experimented repeatedly before she found the ideal color combination. A great number of color tests were performed in the 1960s and 1970s. Sometimes up to fifty tests were done for one pattern. At that time color charts like Pantone did not exist, so Maija created her own color charts. She mixed the desired hue in gouache before painting. Then she showed it to Marimekko’s paint workshop. Maija had an amazing eye for color.

Katsuji Wakisaka

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Left:Max ja Moritz, 1968 Chapter 2 91


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William Morris: Father of Modern Design and Pattern Textile, Book & Editorial Designs and More Art / Illustration & Design Size: 257 x 186mm Pages: 296p (Full Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4336-2 Release date: July 2013 Price: US$38.00

William Morris (1834 - 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and even a libertarian socialist. His flower patterns are well-known worldwide, but his other design works such as editorial and font design are also worth watching and appreciating. This book presents not only his textile patterns but also book design, font design, posters, stamps and various artworks including painting, all of which will become precious reference for desingers as well as for art lovers.

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George Barbier

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Cats in Ukiyo-e Japanese Woodblock Print of UTAGAWA Kuniyoshi Art / Japanese Culture Size: 210 x 148mm Pages: 192p (Full Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4287-7 Release date: July 2013 Price: US$29.95 Limited edition With Kuniyoshi cat print cotton towel produced by Yamamoto Jin Shoten, a long-established fabric item manufacturer in Kyoto. ISBN: 978-4-7562-4298-3 Price: US$34.00

Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797-1892) was one of the great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. Born in 1797 to a silk-dyer, he helped his father’s business as a pattern designer. His drawing talent from an early age attracted the attention of the famous print master Toyokuni U t agawa , and Kuniyoshi became one of his apprentices in 1811. The range of Kuniyoshi’s preferred subjects included many genres : lands c apes, beau tif ul women, K abuk i actors, mythical animals, and cats. More than any other Japanese artist, Kuniyoshi depicted cats humorously and satirically, with great accuracy and careful observation. This book is a collection of Kuniyoshi’s works that featured cats. It will attract ukiyo-e lovers, cat lovers, and also provides valuable inspiration to designers or illustrators.


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Shop Image Graphics in NY Food, Fashion, Living Design / Graphic / Shop Interior & Exterior Size: 306 x 230mm Pages: 192p (Full Color) Bound: Hardbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4256-3 Release date: July 2013 Price: US$93.00

New York City has been at the forefront of new trend in art and design and it is a place where artists and creatives from around the world gather. Many shops in NY like an artistic boutique, an organic cosmetic store, a contemporary cafĂŠ, etc., are full of cutting-edge original designs. Loosely grouped under the three categories of food, fashion and living, this book introduces retailers who have successfully created unified images that extend from store interior to graphic communications, such as shop cards, flyers, direct mails, menus, shopping bags and more.

Yokai Museum The Art of Japanese Supernatural Beings from YUMOTO Koichi Collection Art / Japanese Culture Size: 257 x 182mm Pages: 304p (272 in Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4337-9 Release date: October 2013 Price: US$39.95

Yokai are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. Yokai have attracted the artists and have been a common theme in art works until these days because of their unique forms and their mysterious behaviors. This book is a visual collection of art works of Yokai in Japan since the Edo period (1603 - 1868). The works are not only paintings but also wood block prints, scrolls, ceramics, kimonos, children’s playthings such as board games, and more. All items that are featured in the book come from personal collections by Koichi Yumoto, who has the largest Yokai art collection in Japan. 10

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Cool Japan design

Inspired Graphics of Japanese Manga, Animation and Game Art / Illustration & Design / Manga 257 x 182mm Softbound 224p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4257-0 July 2013 US$48.00

This book features many kinds of book designs, shop tool designs, advertising designs, CD/DVD jacke t designs, and novel t y designs wi t h Japanese manga, animation and video game characters.

Girly & Cute Graphics Design / Graphic 306 x 230mm 192p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4313-3 July 2013

Hardbound US$97.00

This is the third edition of our “Girly Graphics” series, featuring current advertisements, catalogues, posters, shop cards, direct mail, and logos. The works will be classified by the image words and color palette will be included on the front page of each chapter.

Applied typography 23

Ornament and Initial : Beauty of Graphic design, 17- 20th Century

tadanori yokoo: Complete Book designs

Design / Graphic

Design / Graphic

Design / Graphic

297 x 210mm 272p (248 in Color) Hardbound 978-4-7562-4349-2 July 2013 US$98.00

265 × 190mm 320p (160 in Color) 978-4-7562-4284-6 October 2013

This is the latest yearbook of the typography designs juried by Japan Typography Association. Select 420 works picked up from over 1,200 applicants are showcased in one volume. A great reference for all kinds of graphic designers and art directors.

This enthusiastic selection of typographic fonts and styles, from 17th to early 20th century in Europe, traces the modern evolution of the printed letter, reproducing pages from exquisitely designed catalogs and books showing type.

Softbound US$51.00

245 × 188mm 534p (Full color) Hardbound 978-4-7562-4281-5 October 2013 US$135.00

Tadanori Yokoo, born in 1936, is one of the most successful and internationally recognized graphic designers and artists in Japan. This book is the first and only collection in which all of his book cover designs in past 55 years, that are around 1,000 pieces, will be included.


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traditional Japanese Stencil Patterns (with dVd)

1600 images of Ise Katagami from Mitsukoshi-Isetan collection Japanese Culture / Clip Art / Design 240 x 176mm Softbound with plastic jacket + DVD-ROM + small booklet 362p (4 Color / 2 Color) 978-4-7562-4330-0 July 2013 US$59.95

This is a resource book of traditional Japanese stencil pat terns, named “Isekatagami�, in JPEG and PNG format for use. The accompanying booklet contains the designs of Furoshiki, Japanese wrapping fabr ic, with Isekatagami patterns on it.

retro designs of Japan: ready-to-use Lines, Frames and Background Patterns Design / Graphic 257 x 182mm 128p (Full color) 978-4-7562-4335-5 July 2013

Softbound US$37.00

This book is a collection of small motifs, lines and frames, which appeared on the print items in the period of Taisho and Showa (the early to mid 20th century). The objects in the book are elegant and useful for those who would love to have retro and vintage flavor.

Japanese Paper & Cloth ready-to-use Background Patterns Clip Art / Design 257 x 182mm Softbound + DVD-ROM 128p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4219-8 July 2013 US$38.00

This is a resource book including materials of Japanese paper and cloths patterns, which will be used for the design of background. All data is on at tached DV D-ROM with JPEG and PNG image.

Natural Style Materials ready-to-use Objects, Ornaments, and Background Patterns Clip Art / Design

257 x 182mm 128p (Full Color) Softbound + DVDROM 978-4-7562-4267-9 July 2013 US$38.00

These days, eco-friendly and organic designed products/stores are in mo de. T his is a r e s our ce b o ok including layout materials that will be useful for designs that give people natural and organic images. All data is on attached DVD-ROM with JPEG and PNG image.


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Katsuji Wakisaka: Japanese Textile Designer Marimekko, SOU SOU and 10,000 Postcards to His Wife Art / Illustration / Fashion 210 x 148mm 192p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4268-6 July 2013

Softbound US$29.95

Katsuji Wakisaka, a Japanese textile designer, started his career as the first Japanese designer to work for Marimekko, the Finnish textile company, in 1968. Surrounded by the beautiful nature of Finland, he developed an aesthetic for organic shapes and bold colors.

Fujiwo Ishimoto Works Textile and Ceramic Art / Design 220 x 148mm 192p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4301-0 July 2013

Softbound US$35.00

Fujiwo Ishimoto is a Japanese texitile and ceramic designer who has been living in Helsinki, Finland for over 40 years. Most of the contents are his textile and ceramic works but the photographs of his relative places and interviews are included.

Modern and Traditional: Japanesque Designs by Style

The Traditional Colors of Japan

Traditional Japanese Color Palette

Design / Graphic

Design / Graphic

Design / Graphic

210 x 148mm 192p (176 in Color) Softbound 978-4-7562-4100-9 July 2013 US$34.00

210 x 148mm 192p (176 in Color) Softbound 978-4-7562-4114-6 July 2013 US$34.00

This book is a distinctive encyclopedia of Japanese traditional colors. T he colors live on in paintings, crafts, textiles, literature and performing arts, playing a profound role in Japanese life and culture.

This is a sister book of “The Traditional Colors of Japan�, and focuses on the beauty of Japanese traditional color combination. It explores the aesthetic of color combination in the traditional Japanese ar t works, which constitute the exquisite world of color.

306 x 230mm 224p (Full color) 978-4-7562-4266-2 July 2013

Hardbound US$98.00

Japanese-style designs are constantly evolving day by day, mixing tradition with modernity. Japanese traditional style package with girly taste, gorgeous poster decorated with Japanese motif collages.




GENGA: Otomo Katsuhiro Original Pictures

364 x 257mm 256p (2&3 Special Colors) Softbound 978-4-7562-4273-0 US$85.00

The book contains full-size illustrations of almost all the works featured in the exhibition held in Tokyo in 2012, as well as preliminary sketches, production drawings, and the domestic advertising pieces that rarely seen outside in Japan.

Girl, Illustrated: Japanese Manga,

Heroes and Heroines: Japanese Video Game + Animation Illustration

257 x 182mm 208p (192 in Color) Softbound 978-4-7562-4008-8 US$29.95

Who are the hottest Japanese video game and animation heroes and heroines? This is the most updated collection by about 100 prominent character designers of video game and animation created in 2010 and 2011.


Anime and Video Game Characters


The Genius of French Poster Art 210 x 148mm 268p (224 in Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-840-7 US$35.00


257 x 182mm 208p (192 in Color) Softbound 978-4-7562-4169-6 US$29.95

George Barbier: Master of Art Deco Fashion

257 x 182mm 296p (288 in Color) Softbound 978-4-7562-4144-3 US$35.00

George Barbier (1882–1932) is one of the great French illustrators of the early twentieth century. He is famous for his elegant art deco works that were heavily influenced by orientalism and Parisian couture.

Modern Patterns of Japan: Sweet & Nostalgic

210 x 148mm 184p (Full Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-819-3 US$19.95

Isetatsu Collection: Traditional Patterns on Japanese Wood-Print Paper 210 x 148mm 192p (Full Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-770-7 US$19.95

Olle Eksell: Swedish Graphic Designer 257 x 182mm 240p (224 in Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-547-5 US$39.95




308 x 236mm 400p (B/W) Hardbound 978-4-7562-4077-4 US$110.00

The Art of Paper Folding for Pop-Up 192 x 160mm 34p (30 Samples + 4) Hardbound 978-4-89444-686-1 US$39.95

Corporate Brochure Designs

306 x 230mm 224p (Full Color) Hardbound 978-4-7562-4051-4 US$75.00

Paper & Cloth: Ready- to-Use Background Patterns

JAPANeSe CuLture

257 x 182mm 128p (Full Color) Softbound + DVD-ROM 978-4-7562-4026-2 US$34.50

Vintage Fabric from The States 148 x 210mm 216p (Full Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-488-1 US$19.95

Tokyo Fashion Graphics

New Food Shop Graphics

@Supermarket: Package Designs

New Encyclopedia of PaperFolding Designs (with CD-ROM)

Package Form and Design: Encyclopedia

New Eco-Style Graphics

306 x 230mm 192p (Full Color) Hardbound 978-4-7562-4142-9 US$75.00

280 x 216mm 240p (160 in Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-271-9 US$65.00

Furoshiki: The Art of Japanese Wrapping Fabric 264 x 157mm 256p (240 in Color) Softbound 978-4-7562-4156-6 US$39.95

306 x 230mm 192p (Full Color) Hardbound 978-4-89444-771-4 US$75.00

of Paper-Folding Designs(with CD-ROM) 280 x 216mm 240p (Full Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-591-8 US$65.00

286 x 230mm 160p (Full Color) Hardbound 978-4-7562-4002-6 US$59.00

257 x 182mm 192p (184 in Color) Hardbound 978-4-7562-4057-6 US$75.00

Hokusai Manga

304 x 210mm 696p (2&3 Special Colors) Softbound 978-4-7562-4069-9 US$49.95



nobu's Vegetarian Cookbook


267 x 218mm 176p (Full Color) Hardbound 978-4-89444-905-3 US$39.95

This is the first cookbook by nobu to focus on vegetable dishes, and the master chef shares his expertise and deep knowledge of Japanese cuisine in sixty recipes that showcase vegetables in all their variety.


Noh: Classical Japanese performing Art

225 x 165mm 288p (Full Color) Softbound 978-4-7562-4094-1 US$39.95

210 x 130mm 288p (Full Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-846-9 US$34.50

Cherry Blossom: Traditional

Shunga: Japanese Erotic Art

Patterns in Japanese Design 210 x 148mm 400p (200 in Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-748-6 US$35.00

210 x 148mm 400p (210 in Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-802-5 US$35.00


151 x 105mm 480p (B/W) Softbound 978-4-7562-4157-3 US$19.95

Mythical Beasts of Japan: From Evil Creatures to Sacred Beings 210 x 148mm 392p (228 in Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-788-2 US$35.00

210 x 140mm 208p (Full Color) Softbound 978-4-7562-4134-4 US$29.95

Kimono and the Colors of Japan

Summer Kimonos and the Colors of Japan

Rimpa: Decorative Japanese Painting

Kimono: History and Style

264 x 157mm 240p (232 in Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-451-5 US$34.50

210 x 148mm 400p (200 in Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-898-8 US$39.95

264 x 157mm 232p (224 in Color) Softbound 978-4-89444-531-4 US$34.50

245 x 182mm 176p (Full Color) Softbound 978-4-7562-4145-0 US$35.00

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PIE International + PIE BOOKS Catalog Summer-Fall 2013  
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