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Image for Amazing Collection of Over 1,800 Contemporary Tattoo Artist Business Cards [Tattoos, Graphic Design]

Amazing Collection of Over 1,800 Contemporary Tattoo Artist Business Cards [Tattoos, Graphic Design]

By: N/A

Price: $2,000.00

Seller ID: 2969

Condition: Fine


An impressive collection of 1,856 tattoo business cards from 49 states and the District of Columbia (lacking examples from only South Dakota). The bulk of the cards are from California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington; while a few states have only a couple cards, including Alaska, Idaho, Mississippi, DC, and Wyoming. The cards were originally arranged by state, with no further organization (they are not sorted by city or alphabetically). Following the states, there are sections... View more info

Image for Slaps Illustrated: The Premiere Street Art and Graff Slap Mag For These Troubled Times, Summer 2014 [Graffiti, Street Art, Sticker Art]

Slaps Illustrated: The Premiere Street Art and Graff Slap Mag For These Troubled Times, Summer 2014 [Graffiti, Street Art, Sticker Art]

By: Anon. [Slaps Illustrated]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Slaps Illustrated: Summer 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2865

Condition: Fine


Staple-bound self-wraps, 14 by 21.5 cm, [56] pp. inlcd. wraps, heavily illustrated in full color; housed in the original mylar sleeve with 36 stickers, a 28 by 43 cm black and white poster of tag slaps (folded), a 27 by 36 cm color print by Valda of Italy that is pencil signed and numbered 13/30 (folded), and a loose spray can cap. Fine. The first of two issues published of this sticker art magazine. The zine is completely filled with color reproductions of stickers, each identified by artist and city. A great capsule of graffiti art from ’14. Of the 36 stickers included, some are humor... View more info

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Every Thing Design: The Collections of the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

By: Brändle, Christian, editor; Glenn Adamson; Verena Formanek; Paola Antonelli; Irma Boom, design

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Ostfildern, Germany, Hatje Cantz with Museum für Gestaltung Zürich: 2009

Edition: first English edition

Seller ID: 3041

Condition: Near Fine


First English edition (published simultaneously with the German-language edition). Hardcover, black paper over illustrated boards, all edges black with the term “Wertewandel” (a change in values) printed around the edge, 12.7 by 15.7 cm, approx. 800 pages (not numbered), illus. Near fine with faint shelf wear. As much a wonderful object as a book, this volume features full-page color images for 700 objects – design, graphics, posters, and applied arts – from the exhibit of the same name. “The collection of the museum asks and answers five questions – how is a design object perc... View more info

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Bombin’ Magazine, Volume 3.5 [Graffiti, Street Art]

By: Dershowitz, Craig, editor-in-chief

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Bombin’ Magazine: [2008]

Seller ID: 2863

Condition: Very Good


Glossy, staple-bound self-wraps, 12.7 by 12.7 cm, 32 pp. incld. wraps, heavily illus. in full color. Very good with only faint signs of edge wear and a light scratch on the back cover. Bombin’ was a serious try at a graf lifestyle magazine with coverage of music, fashion, cars, skating, vinyl toys, and graffiti – LOTS of graffiti, including bombin’ tips, paint reviews, artist interviews, arrest and near-miss tales, and a lot of color photos from everything from tags to full-blown murals. Volume 3.5 was a miniature issue—the size of a CD—that is entirely interviews and graffiti pho... View more info

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Bauhaus 1919-1933

By: Droste, Magdalena; Bauhaus Archiv

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berlin, Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung/Benedikt Taschen: 1998

Seller ID: 2848

ISBN: 3822876275

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 24 by 30.5 cm, 256 pp., heavily illus. Near fine hardcover in near fine jacket – read gently, if at all. From the publisher: “The Bauhaus Archiv Museum of Design in Berlin holds the most important collection on the Bauhaus today. Documents, workshop products from all areas of design, studies sketches in the classroom, and architectural plans and models are all part of its comprehensive inventory. "The Bauhaus Archiv" is dedicated to the study and presentation of the history of the Bauhaus, including the new Bauhaus in Chicago and the Hochschule fur Gestaltung ... View more info

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Word and Image: Posters from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art

By: Fern, Alan M.; Mildred Constantine, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Museum of Modern Art: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3027

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, unfinished boards with black cover titles over a white cloth spine with black spine titles, lithographic dust jacket, 26.8 by 26.9 cm, 160 pp., illus. primarily in black and white with a few color images. Very good with a name in pen on the ffep; the jacket is very good with light edge wear and small chips at the corners and head of the spine. “In the last 100 years the poster has been an enormously popular art with a growing audience not only among professional enthusiasts, but the public at large. This pictorial history considers the poster as an art form inte... View more info

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Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers

By: Heller, Steven; Lita Talarico

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Monacelli Press: 2010

Edition: first American edition

Seller ID: 2847

ISBN: 1580932975

Condition: Very Good +


Softcover, 22 by 29.7 cm, 351 pp., heavily illus. Very good, unread copy with only a faint crease on the back cover. From the publisher: “We are constantly surrounded by design—in advertisements, in books and magazines, on the Internet, on television—and each graphic element we see was carefully constructed through a designer’s very personal process. Yet only the finished article is presented. Rarely do we gain insight into how visual solutions have been reached or the exploration, experimentation, and ideas behind them. In this ambitious publication, some one hundred of the world’... View more info

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Frank Book Chapter 21: Italian Vs. Italian-American [Frank151 Magazine]

By: Johnsen, Greg, guest ed.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Frank151 Media Group: nd

Edition: Book 21

Seller ID: 2851

Condition: Very Good


Very good with light shelf wear to the wraps and corners. Guest curated by Greg Johnsen for SNAFU and Supernova. View more info

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Language of Vision

By: Kepes, Gyorgy; S. Giedion; S.I. Hayakawa

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Paul Theobald: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2908

Condition: Fair


Black cloth with silver spine and cover titles, lacking dust jacket, 22 by 28.3 cm, 228 pp., illus. Fair with wear at the spine ends and corners, a few scuff marks on the boards, a light musty smell, and a small spot of skinning on the rear pastedown. A classic exploration of optical communication, “one of the strongest potential means both to reunite man and his knowledge, and to re-form man into an integrated being.” Well-illustrated with examples of classic and modern art, advertising, and typography. Chapters include “Plastic organization,” “Visual representation,” and “T... View more info

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Show Card Writing Course

By: Koester School

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chicago, Extension Division of the Koester School: nd

Seller ID: 3022

Condition: Fair-Good


Not dated (c. 1910s). Chicago’s Koester School campus taught young up-and-comers the art of window dressing, card writing, and advertising. “Decide now that you too are going to get Koester School training and immediately put yourself in position to hold down any of the better paying positions in the country – Koester Men Make Good.”1 This oblong 38 by 29 cm portfolio contains thirty-two 35.7 by 28 cm instructional cards (numbered 1-7, 7A, 8-31). The cards offer basic instruction on card writing, like “Elementary Lines and Curves for Modern Show Card Single-Stroke Roman Letter an... View more info

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Designing and Painting for the Theatre

By: Pecktal, Lynn

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1975

Seller ID: 2947

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with glossy, illustrated boards, 21.5 by 28.5 cm, 411 [1] pp., heavily illustrated. Very good with only light fading on the spine – appears unread. The classic text on “the creation of scenery for theatre, opera, and ballet. It presents a realistic professional picture of the designing process from the point of view of both the stage designer and the scenic artist – esthetics, steps of a design’s realization, and the progression of execution. More than 700 illustrations fuse with the text to give a sense, as well, of the beauty and excitement that can result from that pro... View more info

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Quilts

By: Stevens, Christine

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dyfed, Gomer Press/National Museum of Wales: 1993

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 137

ISBN: 086383941X

Condition: Very Good +


Dyfed: Gomer Press/National Museum of Wales, 1993. First edition. Paperback. Very Good +. Book is in very good condition with only very faint cover wear. Softcover. No writing, names, or bookplate. NOT ex-library. First Edition. View more info

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Die Kunst: Monatshefte für Freie und Angewandte Kunst - The Art: Monthly Magazine for Fine and Applied Arts, German

By: Verlagsanstalt F. Bruckmann, Editor

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Munich, Verlagsanstalt F. Bruckmann A.G.: 1906

Edition: Bound Volume

Seller ID: 112

Condition: Very Good


Bound edition of volume fourteen, 1905-1906. Features articles on fine art (including some bookplates images), book design, furniture, pottery, textiles, gardening, printwork, architecture, and much more. Text is IN GERMAN. Includes the finely designed bookplate of Rudolph Henrich on the front pastedown (please see all our photos of this volume under "customer images"). Bound in burgundy cloth with gilt titles/decorations. 520 pages, heavily illustrated with black and white photos and some color images. Firmly bound with cloth hinges, with all pages intact. There is some light wear to the boa... View more info