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Graphic Art Collection Spring / Summer 2014

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Yurio Seki’s Designs and Patterns Art / Illustration & Design Size: 210 x 148mm Pages: 192p (Full Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4502-1 Release date: April 2014 Price: £22.00

This is the second comprehensive collection of design works by Yurio Seki, whose patterns are used not only for textiles but also for interior products and product packages. This book also features her extensive design works including towel, notebook, honey package as well as various craftworks. The tutorial pages of her craftworks will help craftlovers make their own works. In addition, the book contains 16 sheets of papers with her colorful patterns on them. Profile of Yurio Seki Yurio Seki is a Japanese graphic designer who draws warm, mellow, brightly colored designs, and whose portfolio includes magazine art direction, bookbinding, package design, CD jackets and logos. In 2001 she launched the “Salvia” brand, and since then has unveiled a myriad of textiles, apparel, interior goods, books and more, all using her designs inspired by the desire to create “little things that make life more fun”. Her colorful and heart-warming design is influenced by her life in Sweden where she spent a year working and creating her own works.

Related Titles Yurio Seki’s Scandinavian Design PAPER BOOK

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Maija Isola

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Keisuke Unosawa Paper Folding Designs Design Size: 257 x 182mm Pages: 248p (Full color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4426-0 Release date: January 2014 Price: £28.50

This is the first comprehensive collection of design works by Keisuke Unosawa, whose representative project is the well-known pop-up greeting cards for The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MOMA). His simple, stylish, and surprising designs are eye-catching and appealing to many people in the world. This book presents his commercial works as well as selected private works. The inclusive items are advertisements, greeting cards, logo designs, store displays, package designs, and more. All templates of his paper designs are available so that users can enjoy creating seasonal greeting cards or gif t packages. This book also should be an excellent resources for package designers and graphic designers of all levels.

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New Encyclopedia of Paper-Folding Designs (with CD-ROM)

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Package Form and Design (with CD-ROM)

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LIFECYCLING The Story of 16 Inspiring Homes Lifestyle / Interior Size: 255 x 190mm Pages: 208p (200 in color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4407-9 Release date: January 2014 Price: £18.95

As every bird’s nest is unique, we have a multitude of individual lifestyles. Since we surround ourselves with a lot of “things” and “stuff”, how do we figure out a way to choose what is import a n t i n o r d e r f o r u s t o li ve w e ll ? “LIFECYCLING”, a web magazine created by a Japanese interior brand IDÉE, introduces people who are passionate and picky about these “things” and “stuff” in their attractive “nests”. This title turned the contents of the web magazine into a book with 16 persons’ examples. Most of them are living in Japan, but 4 of them are from Los Angeles to make the title fresh and impressive. With the interviews of these people from various aspects, this book presents tips and ideas that are useful to enhance readers’ lives. And it also contains a lot of beautiful photographs which show their unique but harmonious lives. We can grasp their sense of aesthetics - how they choose things and have fun with them. This book helps readers to get inspired in a creative way for a better life in near future.


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Traditional Japanese Patterns and Motifs Art / Design / Japanese Culture Size: 210 x 148mm Pages: 196p (Full Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4424-6 Release date: January 2014 Price: ÂŁ25.00

Many motifs in use today’s Japan originated in China, India and other Asian countries, however, they were adapted to Japanese tastes in the ninth century. The Japanese aesthetic sensibilities continued to develop through Momoyama and Edo periods (1568-1868) owing to both Japan’s rich natural environment with delightful seasonal changes and the Buddhist awareness of the evanescence of human life. The traditional motifs presented in this book are organized in terms of designs derived from natural forms (plants, animals natural phenomena, man-made objects) and more abstract, symbolic designs (geometric, stylized and auspicious motifs) with many visual examples such as kimonos, ukio-e (woodblock prints) and table wares. Whether realistic or abstract, they offer a host of inspiring designs and an insight into a longsustained, living tradition at the core of Japanese culture.


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Japanese Style Materials Ready-to-Use Objects, Lines, Frames and Background Patterns (with DVD-ROM) Clip Art / Design Size: 150 x 148mm Pages: 176p (Full Color) Bound: Softbound + DVD-ROM ISBN: 978-4-7562-4431-4 Release date: January 2014 Price: ÂŁ19.00

This is a resource book including materials of traditional Japanese motifs, paper, textiles and patterns which are re-designed to suit modern designs. All data is on an attached DVD-ROM with JPEG, PNG and TIFF in part. Designers can arrange them variously into their works whenever they need fresh, Asian inspiration. On the other hand, general users can also enjoy using the materials into their handmade stuffs such as greeting cards, wrapping paper, envelopes, zine and whatever they like. Contents: Part 1. tag, frame, tape Part 2. background Part 3. illustration Part 4. line Part 5. text Part 6. motif

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Japanese Paper & Cloth

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Asian Creatives 150 Emerging Talents in Art, Design, Illustration and Photography Art / Design Size: 257 x 186mm Pages: 320p (Full Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4438-3 Release date: April 2014 Price: ÂŁ32.00

Designs and arts created in Asia or by Asian designers have become a dynamic and hugely exciting sphere of interest, and some of them are univer sally acknowledged and appreciated by designers of other areas and by all kinds of companies that are seeking for new talents to offer job. T his book showcases the gr aphic designs, photographs, and illustrations of Asia. From China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Japan - introducing over 150 creators who are expected to gain attention in the upcoming generation in the world. This is a must-have reference tool, not only for established advertisers and designers, but also for those studying the graphic arts, and professionals who need a breath of fresh air into their creative lives.


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Shop Image Graphics in Tokyo+ Design / Graphic Size: 306 × 230mm Pages: 192p (Full color) Bound: Hardbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4454-3 Release date: June 2014 Price: £55.00

About 90 unique shops and restaurants in Tokyo and their design-related works are precisely introduced in this book. Today, all design works such as shop interior, logo, plastic/paper bag, catalogue, flyer, furniture, utensils etc. can be the media for communication with customers. Therefore, attractive and conceptual shop designs are absolutely essential for successful shop operation. A plenty of examples for shop images in Tokyo are available in this book, and at the same time, they provide fresh ideas for professional designers and shop owners. Good things come in small packages; independently-operated cafés and small shops in some provincial cities far from Tokyo also attract many people recently. Some examples of this book are from such category as “Hot Local Design”. Readers don’t have to travel throughout Tokyo or Japan for seeking useful designs, but simply open the pages and find them there.

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Shop Image Graphics in NY

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POSTERS OTOMO KATSUHIRO X GRAPHIC DESIGN Art / Illustration & Design / Manga Size: 364 x 257mm Pages: 176p (Full color) Bound: Softbound + Supplementary Poster ISBN: 978-4-7562-4447-5 Release date: April 2014 Price: £43.00

Otomo Katsuhiro is one of the most respected and influential Japanese artists/storytellers in the history of modern comics. He has also worked extensively in animation; from his own, hugely successful adaptation of his epic manga, Akira, which is widely considered to be a pinnacle of the form - a work of astonishing power and visionary scope, with unsurpassed artistry. This book, as the second title of Otomo Katsuhiro published by PIE International, exclusively features more than 150 posters, all of which use Otomo’s great illustration works. In addition, all posters are finely finished by professional graphic designers, so that this title presents a variety of great “hybrid” works of Otomo’s illustrations and professional graphic design works. Roughly half of inclusive works are the posters of his movies such as “Akira”, “STEAMBOY”, “SHORT PEACE” and so on, while the rest of the works are consist of various advertisements: “atre Kichijoji (Department Store)”, “Geopolice (indoor amusement park in Tokyo)” or “BRUTUS (Japanese Magazine)”. Special bilingual (Jpn/Eng) interview with Otomo and a graphic designer will also be included in the last 6 pages. This title can be popular among not only Otomo’s fan but those who are interested in illustrations and graphic designs.

Special Bonus Poster (515 x 728mm)


Related Title


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GAKI A Girl and Monsters’ Night Parade Art / Illustration & Design / Manga Size: 257 x 182mm Pages: 88p (Full color) Bound: Hardbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4352-2 Release date: January 2014 Price: £19.95

Sawaki Takeyasu, the author of the book, is a popular Japanese game character designer. He used to work for CAPCOM, and his representative works are El Shaddai and Okami. This book is his first picture book to be published. The story of the book is about a girl happened to face a monsters’ night parade, however, the book is mainly visual. Many types of Japanese monsters appear each turn of the page that will take audiences to a fantastic, mythical world. Video game/ animation fans will of course adore this book, but the exotic touch of Takeyasu’s work will also attract oriental art lovers.

Dreaming Girls Art Collection of Macoto Takahashi Art / Illustration & Design / Manga Size: 297 x 210mm Pages: 208p (Full Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4380-5 Release date: April 2014 Price: £28.00

Macoto Takahashi (1934-) is a prominent artist well known for his illustration of gorgeous girls. His illustrations of young girls with big eyes were very popular in Japan and he keeps working actively despite of his age. The style of his illustrations is obviously influenced by A r t Deco, and they are typical of Japanese manga drawings that are popular today. This book is to celebrate his 6 0 th anniversary since his debut, and it will be a treasured book for not only fans of his romantic and girly ar tworks but for “cosplay” girls as a great reference. 14

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Yokai Museum The Art of Japanese Supernatural Beings from YUMOTO Koichi Collection Art / Japanese Culture Size: 257 x 182mm Pages: 288p (272 in Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4337-9 Price: £24.00

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.

Katsuya Terada 10 Ten 10 Year Retrospective Art / Illustration & Design / Manga Size: 210 x 148mm Pages: 328p (64p in 4 Color + 264p in 2 Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4376-8 Price: £24.00

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 showcases 600 of his works in the recent decade which consist of mangas, illustrations, as well as preliminary sketches, production drawings. 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. *All English translations are available at


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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 Price: £22.00

The origins of manga can be traced back to the Edo period (1603 - 1868) of Japanese history, specifically to popular type of books using ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints. These books contained humorous content and featured humans, fantastical creatures and even references to celebrities of the period. This book includes original 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.

Traditional Japanese Stencil Patterns (with DVD-ROM) 1600 images of Ise Katagami from Isetan Mitsukoshi collection Japanese Culture / Clip Art / Design Size: 240 x 176mm Pages: 362p (4 Color / 2 Color) Bound: Softbound with plastic jacket + DVD-ROM + small booklet ISBN: 978-4-7562-4330-0 Price: £39.00

This is a resource book of traditional Japanese stencil patterns for textiles, named “Isekatagami”, which is said to be initially created 1000 years ago. Isetan Mitsukoshi, a Japanese up-scale department store chain and a collector of those precious patterns’mocks, has generously decided to open their collection to public in book form with those patterns in JPEG and PNG format for use. This book will definitely be a precious resource for texitle and fashion p r o f e s s i o n a l s a s w e ll a s g r a p hi c designers. The accompanying booklet contains the designs of Furoshiki, Japanese wrapping fabric, with Isekatagami patterns on it. 16

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Girly & Cute Graphics Design / Graphic Size: 306 x 230mm Pages: 200p (Full Color) Bound: Hardbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4313-3 Price: £60.00

The girly image has been having unfailing power with great impact these days, which attract a broad range of audience. 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 such as “Glamorous & Poisonous”, “Sweet & Natural”, “Pop & Rock” and “Romantic & Fairy tale”. Color palette will be included on the front page of each chapter. Contents: Glamorous & Poisonous / Sweet & Natural / Pop & Rock / Romantic & Fairy tale / Logo & Mark

Tadanori Yokoo: Complete Book Designs Art / Design / Graphic Size: 245 × 188mm Pages: 538p (Full color) Bound: Hardbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4281-5 Price: £85.00

Tadanori Yokoo, born in 1936, is one of the most successful and internationally recognized graphic designers and artists in Japan. In the late 1960s he became interested in mysticism and psychedelia, deepened by travels in India. Then he achieved international recognition for his works and was exhibited solely in MoMA in early 70s. His complex and multi-layered imagery shown on his works is entirely original so that they have been attracted audiences for more than half century. This book is the first and one-and-only collection which covers all of his book designs in past 55 years. In total, around 900 pieces, of his works are included. 17

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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 Price: ÂŁ22.00

Maija Isola (1927–2001) was the textile designer hired by Marimekko. Her most famous print, Unikko, has become the most recognizable icon of the Marimekko Company. 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 Scandinavian designs, and by all means for Marimekko fans all over the world.

William Morris: Father of Modern Design and Pattern Textile, Book & Editorial Designs and More Art / Illustration & Design Size: 257 x 182mm Pages: 296p (Full Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4336-2 Price: ÂŁ24.00

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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Ornament and Initial : Beauty of Graphic Design, 17 - 20th Century Design / Graphic Size: 265 × 190mm Pages: 362p (320 in Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4284-6 Price: £30.00

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. Also included are borders, ornaments, initial letters and decorations and many magnificent examples. This will be a valuable reference book for graphic designers and students studying design, and will be a completed edition of typography in Medieval and Modern European history.

Mushroom Botanical Art Art / Illustration & Design Size: 210 x 148mm Pages: 240p (Full Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4258-7 Price: £20.00

This book is a collection of mushroom a n d f u n g i b o t a n i c a l p a i n t i n g s by European and Japanese naturalists in the 18th to the 19th century. Beautiful color plate illustrations of each mushroom are vividly shown on this book and they should attract both botanical art fans and mushroom lovers. It is pleasant to look and taste the beauty of these mushrooms, also useful for your own drawing and paiting.


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Drawing and Handwriting Textures Ready-to-Use Frames and Background Patterns (with DVD-ROM) Clip Art / Design Size: 257 x 182mm Pages: 128p (Full color) Bound: Softbound + DVD-ROM ISBN: 978-4-7562-4388-1 Price: ÂŁ21.00

This book is a clip art collection, which is drawn by Yoko Kibamoto, an illustrator who is popular with her softly-colored touch and heartwarming illustrations. Most clip arts are not concrete things but abstract patterns - such as stripes, dots, scratches, etc. - so that users can turn the patterns into whatever they like, and can apply them in their works. The digital files are on the accompanied DVD-ROM in the format of JPEG and PNG (350dpi), all of which are suitable for professional use.

Retro Designs of Japan Ready-to-Use Lines, Frames and Background Patterns (with DVD-ROM) Clip Art / Design Size: 257 x 182mm Pages: 128p (Full color) Bound: Softbound + DVD-ROM ISBN: 978-4-7562-4335-5 Price: ÂŁ22.00

This book is a collection of small m o t i f s , lin e s a n d f r a me s , w hi ch 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. The digital files are on the accompanied DVD-ROM in the format of TIFF (1200dpi), JPEG and PNG (350dpi), all of which are suitable for professional use.


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Paper & Cloth Ready-to-Use Background Patterns (with DVD-ROM) Size: 257 x 182mm Pages: 128p (Full Color) Bound: Softbound+DVD-ROM ISBN: 978-4-7562-4026-2 Price: £19.95

This volume includes more than 300 paper and cloths patterns, such as antique paper, craft paper, notebook, label, tag and ribbon, all of which are on the attached DVD. The data format is JPEG and PNG, which are useful for both graphic and web designs. All images and some examples using these patterns are shown in the book.

Japanese Paper & Cloth

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Ready-to-Use Background Patterns (with DVD-ROM) 257 x 182mm 128p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4219-8 £19.95

Softbound + DVD-ROM

This is a resource book including materials of Japanese paper and cloth patterns, all of which can be used for the background design. All data are on attached DVD-ROM with JPEG and PNG image.

Natural Style Materials Ready-to-Use Objects, Ornaments, and Background Patterns (with DVD-ROM)

257 x 182mm 128p (Full Color) Softbound + DVD-ROM 978-4-7562-4267-9 £22.00

These days, eco-friendly and organic designed products/stores are in mode. This is a resource book 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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Shop Image Graphics in NY Food, Fashion, Living

306 x 230mm 192p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4256-3 £60.00


Many shops in NY like an artistic boutique, an organic cosmetic store, a contemporary café, etc., are full of cutting-edge original designs. Loosely grouped under the three categories of food, fashion and living, this book introduces from store interior to graphic communications, such as shop cards, flyers, direct mails, menus, shopping bags and more.

Hello! UK Graphics

Graphic Design in the UK since the 1980s 297 x 210mm 224p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4036-1 £28.00


Hello ! UK Graphics introduces the designers who became “a histor y maker” from 1980, when Tomato and Neville Brody appeared, to the present with their superior works. Covering from the history of the UK graphic design through to the newly possible movement, this is a bible for the UK graphic lovers!

New Eco-Style Graphics

More Graphic Simplicity

Corporate Brochure Designs

257 x 182mm 192p (184 in Color) 978-4-7562-4057-6 £50.00

306 x 230mm 192p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4076-7 £60.00

306 x 230mm 224p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4051-4 £60.00


“Eco” is a worldwide interest and important key word when a company considers launching a new product or service these days. Focusing on successful graphic works for “eco” products and services as well as graphics using “eco” materials, this book shall be a “must” reference for the designers in need of a good idea for their next works. 22


Concisely designed advertising that reflects a clear understanding of what elements are necessary and what elements are not, that conveys the concepts behind a product at a single glance, is extremely effective for the visual communication that takes place between the designer and the viewer.


Newest brochures and annual reports for enterprises and various facilities from many countries are presented in this single volume. Such practical information as size, format, table of contents, and the design concept of each work is also included. As a reference for those graphic works and trends of graphic design, this is a must-book for graphic designers.

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The Art of Paper Folding for POP-UP

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Size: 192 x 160mm Pages: 34p (30 Samples + 4) Bound: Hardbound ISBN: 978-4-89444-686-1 Price: £20.00

Following the first edition, this reprint edition is now available at a more reasonable price for broader audience. 30 pop-up sheets held together by two screws which not only hold the book together but are also easily removable, offer a feast of useful pop-ups that can be used as greeting cards, hangings, decorations or whatever your heart desires.

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Beauty & Healthcare Package Design

New Encyclopedia of Paper-Folding Designs (with CD-ROM)

Package Form and Design

286 x 230mm 160p (Full Color) 978-4-89444-729-5 £40.00

280 x 216mm 240p (160 in Color) 978-4-89444-271-9 £38.00

280 x 216mm 240p (Full Color) 978-4-89444-591-8 £38.00


This book will present pretty, attractive and fashionable selected highquality package designs by product category. You can see the beauty & healthcare industries as a treasury of the designs that catch women’s heart.


A special collection focusing on “folding” as a form of graphic expression. From direct mail pieces and cards we encounter everyday to products involving complex folding methods, the works are presented in photographs as they are effected by folding, with flat schematics (on CD-ROM) of their prefolded forms as reference.

Encyclopedia of Paper-Folding Designs (with CD-ROM) Softbound

This is the third title focusing on paper packaging in “Encyclopedia of Paper Folding Design” series. The 150 high quality works are all created by the industry professionals. The template files are included in PDF files on the accompanied CD-ROM.


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Fujiwo Ishimoto Works Textile and Ceramic

220 x 148mm 192p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4301-0 £22.00


Fujiwo Ishimoto is a Japanese texitile and ceramic ar tist who has been known as a designer for Marimekko and Arabia. Inspired by traditional Asian art and culture but also by Finnish traditions and nature, Ishimoto has continued to reinvent himself. Most of the contents are his textile and ceramic works in his 40 years’ career.

Katsuji Wakisaka: Japanese Textile Designer

Marimekko, SOU SOU and 10,000 Postcards to His Wife 210 x 148mm 192p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4268-6 £22.00


Katsuji Wakisaka, a Japanese textile designer, started his career as the first Japanese to work for Marimekko, the Finnish tex tile company, in 19 68. Surrounded by the beautiful nature of Finland, he developed an aesthetic for organic shapes and bold colors. This is a title for designers, textile lovers and those who are interested in Finnish and modern Japanese designs.

Olle Eksell

Hervé Morvan

The Sixties by Kishin

The Genius of French Poster Art

308 x 236mm 400p (B/W) Hardbound 978-4-7562-4077-4 £60.00

210 x 148mm 268p (224 in color) 978-4-89444-840-7 £20.00

A collection of photographs in the ’60s of Japan by Kishin Shinoyama, at once a monograph on the artist but also an accurate portrayal of a time and place. About 400 b /w and some full color photographs are presented in this volume.

Hervé Morvan (1917-1980) is a great French poster artist and designer who became well-known for his advertising poster for Perrier in 1950. This collection contains around 280 of Morvan’s creations ranging from the advertising posters for kids, food/drink, household, fashion, travel, campaigns, alcohol, cigarette, film and music, and the greeting cards.


Swedish Graphic Designer Softbound

257 x 182mm 240p (224 in Color) 978-4-89444-547-5 £20.00


This book collects about 400 outstanding graphic design works of Olle Eksell, one of the most respected and distinguished Swedish graphic designer. Olle Eksell, who passed away in April 2007, is well known as a creator of Mazetti Cacao Eye, and contributed to advertising campaigns, book covers, drawings for picture books, packaging and textiles.

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George Barbier: Master of Art Deco

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Fashion, Illustration and Graphic Design 257 x 182mm 296p (288 in Color) 978-4-7562-4144-3 £24.00


George Barbier (1882–1932) is one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century. He is famous for his elegant art deco works that were heavily influenced by orientalism and Parisian couture. This book is perfect reference for both fashion and graphic designers as well as a beautiful gift for someone special.

George Barbier Postcard Book 160 x 120mm 16p + 24 Postcards (Full Color) Hardbound 978-4-7562-4204-4 £9.99

24 post cards and an essay about George Barbier in one book. Almost all illustrations are from the original book George Barbier: Master of Art Deco (ISBN: 978-4-7562-4144-3), however, 1 illustration is newly included.

Vintage Fabric from the States 148 x 210mm 216p (Full Color) 978-4-89444-488-1 £16.00

60’s Fashion Style Softbound

The patterns of American fabrics in the late 19th to the 20th century are presented in this single volume. Each page presents one to six fabrics, so readers can enjoy the details of each pattern.

189 x 149mm 416p (Full color) 978-4-7562-4291-4 £20.00

Swinging 60s Fashion Style Softbound

Most people may think of 60’s fashion as hippie or Mod fashions. But 60’s fashion is actually much more complicated and varied. Readers must reaffirm great tastes and spirit of 1960s when you turn the page, and the book will be a great source of ideas not only for readers’ fashion but also for graphic or textile designs.

289 x 228mm 208p (Full color) 978-4-89444-675-5 £30.00


People may think of 60s fashion as hippie or Mod fashions. 60s fashion is actually much more complicated and varied with carrying down the style from 50s. This book brings out retrospective 60s fashion by showing hairstyles, knick-knacks, interiors and more from the magazine clips. It’s a kind of the book that you keep it your permanent collections. 25

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Cats in Ukiyo-e Japanese Woodblock Print of UTAGAWA Kuniyoshi Size: 210 x 148mm Pages: 192p (Full Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4287-7 Price: £20.00

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: £28.00

Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797-1892) was one of the great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. The range of Kuniyoshi’s preferred subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, mythical animals, and cats. More than any other Japanese artist, Kuniyoshi depicted cats humorously and satirically, with great accuracy and careful observation. T his book is a collec tion of Kuniyoshi’s works that featured cats. It will attract ukiyo-e lovers and cat lovers, while it provides valuable inspiration to designers or illustrators.

Modern Patterns of Japan

The Traditional Colors of Japan

Traditional Japanese Color Palette

210 x 148mm 184p (Full Color) 978-4-89444-819-3 £16.00

210 x 148mm 192p (176 in Color) 978-4-89444-578-9 £20.00

210 x 148mm 192p (176 in Color) 978-4-89444-806-3 £20.00

Sweet & Nostalgic


This book presents a collection of patterns created by Yonagado, an artist who creates lovely and yet nostalgic pat terns and products inspired by those items originally produced around the ’60s. The patterns of such items as kimonos for girls and boys, papers, packages and stationeries are colorfully presented in this single volume.



This book is a distinctive encyclopedia of Japanese traditional colors. The colors live on in paintings, crafts, textiles, literature and performing arts, playing a profound role in Japanese life and culture. This book presents 250 of traditional Japanese colors with photographs and explanation of their names and CMYK/RGB data.


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 traditional Japanese art works, which constitute the exquisite world of color. About 100 examples of two, three or more color combinations in various fields are included.

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Bonsai 225 x 165mm 288p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4094-1 £28.00


In Japanese culture these graceful creations are often displayed in living rooms as symbols of the beauty of nature. People not only enjoy it s appearance but also appreciate the effort put into their creation. This book is a collection of exquisite photographs of bonsai grouped by month –featuring many seasonal examples of these miniature trees from January to December.


210 x 140mm 208p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4134-4 £16.00

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nobu’s Vegetarian Cookbook

Sushi Softbound

Renowned sushi chef Kazuo Nagayama’s own personal recipes are presented here with exquisitely photographed examples that provide a glimpse into the painstaking art that goes into making each piece that is sure to leave the reader salivating! Sushi is arranged by season reflecting the availability of the main ingredients while it includes thoughtful descriptions.

267 x 218mm 176p (Full Color) 978-4-89444-905-3 £25.00


nobu’s restaurants are known the world over for the quality of their ingredients and for the tecnique and originality with which the food is prepared and presented. Now, in this first cookbook by nobu to focus on vegetable dishes, the master chef shares his exper tise and deep knowledge of Japanese cuisine in sixty recipes that showcase vegetables in all their variety.


The Art of Japanese Wrapping Fabric


264 x 157mm 256p (240 in Color) 978-4-7562-4156-6 £24.00

151 x 105mm 480p (B/W) Softbound 978-4-7562-4157-3 £16.00

210 x 130mm 288p (Full Color) 978-4-89444-846-9 £20.00

Katachi – a Japanese sacred geometry-, such as paper, wood, bamboo, fiber, clay, metal and stone. This book showcases about 600 pieces of the natural feeling and sense of beauty that Japanese people have been cultivating and passing on over the years. This is an anticipated reprint edition of Katachi (978-4-89444-462-1).

The revised edition of Noh, published in 2004. With a 600-year history, it is the world’s oldest performing art and designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Beautifully photographed with selected thirty Noh stories among about 100-200 stories still performed in Japan today, this volume pursues the subtle, profound aesthetics and visionary qualities of Noh.


Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, which is frequently used to carry clothes, gifts and other goods and has been a part of daily lives in Japan through the ages. This book features about 150 pieces of furoshiki from the collection of such long-established manufacturers in Kyoto as Miyai, Okaju and etc.

Classical Japanese Performing Art Softbound


Published Titles - Art / Japanese Culture

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Hokusai Manga 304 x 210mm 696p (2&3 Special Colors) 978-4-7562-4069-9 £35.00


“Hokusai Manga” is one of the masterpieces by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849 ) , a master of Ukiyo-e artist. He depicts ordinary people’s lives, animals, plants, landscapes and human figures to historical and supernatural, even demon and monsters, as if it were visual encyclopedia, which amount to 15 volumes.

THE KIMONO History and Style

245 x 182mm 176p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4145-0 £24.00


Developed in 8th century in Japan, kimono –a Japanese traditional garment- is still worn by all Japanese people on special occasions. Sachiko Ito, a fashion director introduces its t ypical st yles of each era and the types of kimono for various occasions.

Kimono and the Motifs of Japan

Kimono and the Colors of Japan

220 x 150mm 256p (Full Color) 978-4-89444-832-2 £20.00

264 x 157mm 240p (232 in Color) 978-4-89444-451-5 £19.00


As a long-waited new volume in the best selling “The Kimono and the Colors of Japan” serial books, this fifth volume serves as an encyclopedia of motifs on kimonos. Not only motifs on kimonos and sashes but also those on various kimono ornaments are presented. This is a “must” book for kimono fans, fashion lovers and those who are interested in Japanese culture. 28

Summer Kimonos and the Colors of Japan Softbound

This distinctive book features various delicate Japanese colors through the practices in kimono. Japanese sensitivity had created such traditional colors, consisting of 9 different colors in the classification of red, so in green, pink, blue, brown, purple, yellow, black & white, gold & silver respectively.

264 x 157mm 232p (224 in Color) 978-4-89444-531-4 £20.00


As the second to “Kimono and the Colors of Japan,” this book features motifs and colors depicted in summer kimonos and obis. Patterns of flowers and grasses, insects, fish and shellfish, and Western landscapes, in addition to daring colors and delicate embroider y, have been brought in these kimonos to the level of art.

Published Titles - Art / Japanese Culture



Decorative Japanese Painting 210 x 148mm 400p (200 in Color) 978-4-89444-898-8 £24.00

Mythical Beasts of Japan

Japanese Erotic Art Softbound

210 x 148mm 400p (210 in Color) 978-4-89444-802-5 £24.00

From Evil Creatures to Sacred Beings Softbound

210 x 148mm 392p (228 in Color) 978-4-89444-788-2 £24.00


Rimpa, one of the major art movements of Japanese painting, was founded in Kyoto in the 17th century. A characteristic feature of Rimpa is its rich decorative style, such as backgrounds with gold leaf, based on the classical Yamato-e style. Simple natural subjects such as birds, flowers and plants were often used as motifs.

Shunga, a type of Ukiyo-e, which is made with the finest Japanese woodblock prints technique, and portrays the erotic expression between men and women with pleasures and pains, and the beauty of their body. This glorious volume features works from the Edo period, including the works by Ukiyo-e artists such as Utamaro and Hokusai.

This book features a variet y of Japanese mythical beasts, such as Karajishi (Chinese Lion), Kirin (Chinese Unicorn ) , Ryu ( Dragon ) and more. Most of featured works, mainly from 12th centur y to 19 th centur y, are painted by well-known artists including Hokusai and Kuniyoshi. Not only paintings but also curved motifs, decorative art collections are included.

A Japanese Botanist’s 17th Century Sketchbook: Spring Flowers

A Japanese Botanist’s 17th Century Sketchbook: Autumn Flowers

Cherry Blossoms

257 x 182mm 260p (160 in Color) 978-4-89444-836-0 £24.00

257 x 182mm 242p (140 in Color) 978-4-89444-837-7 £24.00

210 x 148mm 400p (200 in Color) 978-4-89444-748-6 £24.00



Selection of flower sketches from “Soumoku Shasei” by Shigekata Kanoh, a Japanese illustrator in 17th century. Unlike completed painting, these works are rough and simple, which is what makes it so interesting tasteful. Beautiful flowers with Japanese traditional colors will attract botanical art fans and flower lovers. This book includes line drawings that have made newly by tracing those sketches, so that the readers can practice their own painting. It is pleasant to look and taste the beauty of these flowers, also useful for your own drawing and painting.

Traditional Patterns in Japanese Design Softbound

Cherry blossoms are considered as national flower in Japan. They have been celebrated for many centuries and hold a very prominent position in Japanese culture. About 220 works dating from the 8th century through the 20th century are featured in the book including such ar tists as Hiroshige and Taikan Yokoyama.


Stationery / New Titles

Yurio Seki’s Scandinavian Design Notebook Yurio Seki, a Japanese graphic designer who produces a variety of gift items, now presents beautiful notebook collection with Scandinavia-themed 6 patterns printed on their covers. All designs are influenced by her life in Sweden and they can add a nice touch to everyday life.




ISBN: 978-4-7562-4490-1



(plain) ISBN: 978-4-7562-4488-8



ISBN: 978-4-7562-4491-8




ISBN: 978-4-7562-4489-5

ISBN: 978-4-7562-4492-5


ISBN: 978-4-7562-4493-2

SOU・SOU Notebook SOU・SOU is a Japanese brand which produces apparels and accessories with using unique and bold textiles designed by Katsuji Wakisaka, a former textile designer of Marimekko. While creating modern designs based on Japanese tradition, SOU・SOU now presents beautiful notebooks with individual looks.

Chrysanthemum Burst (plain)



Dots and Stripes

ISBN: 978-4-7562-4518-2

To make everyday life more beautiful, all covers of PIE notebook collection are originally designed by renowned designers in Japan. Thick papers are used enough to prevent writings on the reverse side of each page from bleeding through. 30

ISBN: 978-4-7562-4516-8

Plum Trees


ISBN: 978-4-7562-4519-9


ISBN: 978-4-7562-4520-5

SO SU U (10 numbers) (ruled)


ISBN: 978-4-7562-4517-5

(ruled) ISBN: 978-4-7562-4521-2

• Three types of notebooks:




• Saddle-stitched bound using colorful threads • Beautiful colors of inside cover • Using Japanese fine paper

210 x 148mm (A5) 64p Softbound Yurio Seki: January 2014 / SOU・SOU: April 2014 £4.99

Stationery / New Titles

Yurio Seki’s Scandinavian Design PAPER BOOK

ISBN: 978-4-7562-4473-4


ISBN: 978-4-7562-4472-7

All square pages are removable and beautifully designed for your creative works: writing, folding, cutting decorating… enjoy papers in various ways! All papers have some marks on the reverse side to show how to fold the papers to create such shapes as tiny boxes or small envelopes. 182 x 190mm



April 2014


100 Illustrated Papers for Writing and Crafting Designed by 25 contemporary Japanese artists Size: 148 x 210mm Pages: 216p (100 removable sheets + 16p / Full Color) Bound: Softbound ISBN: 978-4-7562-4451-2 Release date: April 2014 Price: £19.50

This book contains 100 various designed removable papers with cute illustrations designed by 25 contemporary Japanese ar tist. Each ar tist dedicated 2 designs for this title, and each design has two sheets. This book consists of a various papers: gloss, rough, craft paper, and so on. So readers can enjoy the book not only for writing letters but also for their handicraft works such as making small envelopes or pochibukuro, a tiny bag for money gift. 31

Published Titles - Comic Art

Heroes & Heroines Japanese Video Game + Animation Illustration 257 x 182mm 208p (192 in Color) 978-4-7562-4169-6 £19.95


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

Cool Japan Design Inspired Graphics of Japanese Manga, Animation and Game 257 x 182mm 224p (Full Color) 978-4-7562-4257-0 £30.00


COOL JAPAN - the Japanese pop cultures that make a strong impact to international interest, such as video games, manga, animation and so on. Growing the market, they have been improved to “well-designed” graphics. This book features many kinds of book designs, shop tool designs, advertising designs, CD/DVD jacket designs, and novelty designs with Japanese manga, animation and video game characters.

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Cover Illustration by Yurio Seki


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