Design inspired by Nature: Flora & Fauna

Hong Kong based publisher Viction:ary have released yet another gorgeous design book: Flora & Fauna, Design inspired by Nature. The focus certainly rings a bell with the current, fascinating "Fashioned From Nature" exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum in London (sponsored by the European Confederation of Linen). Over 256 pages, the book explores various projects that took nature as a focus point - or main inspiration. "Besides providing the setting for ideation and imagination, (Nature) is a canvas full of complex shapes and lines interwoven with each other, countless varieties of colour palettes, as well as diverse tones and textures that set distinct moods and atmospheres. Flora & Fauna, Design inspired by Nature explores the ways with which these timeless elements have been re-interpreted and incorporated into modern branding and design work. Spanning a wide range of project types such as logos, icons, packaging and print ads, it showcases a world of creativity as diverse as nature itself."    

Studio Job: Monkey Business

Publishing house Skira Rizzoli will release on March 22nd « Studio Job: Monkey Business » . The book is a collective work between designer Job Smeets, who founded Studio Job in 2000 with Nynke Tynagel, Glenn Adamson, Ronald Labaco, respectively director and senior curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Loic Le Gaillard and Julien Lombrail, principals at Carpenters Workshop Gallery (Paris and London). Blurring the lines between industrial design and art installation, Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of Studio Job have vaulted into the top ranks of contemporary design. (…)

“Dixonary”, Tom Dixon x Violette Editions

The "Dixonary" is out! In his own words, Tom Dixon reveals for the first time his inspirations of the last 30 years. Hundreds of pictures illustrate the book, published by Violette Editions.  If the name of Robert Violette doesn't ring any bell, suffice to say the publisher is responsible for Damien Hirst’s first monography (published in 1997, before the Hirst-mania hit the world) as well as The Jeff Koons Handbook, and many other books dedicated to the works of Louise Bourgeois, Gilbert & George, Sophie Calle, or fashion designer Paul Smith. London-based Robert Violette was also the editor of the late and renowned "Tate Magazine".