Journey around the world through 199 flags! This striking visual book explores the shapes, figures, and colors of flag design.
Whether a national flag features vertical stripes or horizontal ones, two colors or more, symbols drawn from nature or from history-each detail of its design is intentional and loaded with meaning.
Graphic designer Orith Kolodny demystifies the recurring colors and visual components of national flags.
Through the study of flag design, this book shows that countries with vastly different climates and cultures often have more in common than one might expect.
This book is:
- Organized by design rather than geography - Divided into categories such as stripes, diagonal lines, triangles, circles, crosses, and natural forms (like suns, moons, stars, and trees) - A stylish introduction to the iconography of independence 199 Flags explores the meaning behind each flag in an entertaining and accessible way.
Through a captivating combination of design theory and world history, you''ll learn how to decode the symbols and interpret shapes of flags through a designer''s eye.
- A perfect gift for dads, designers, travelers, geography nerds, and history buffs - Learn about our world in a unique way that prioritizes design and meaning over rote memorization.
- Great for fans of Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities by David Airey, The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman, Flags of the World by Sylvie Bednar, and Draplin Design Co. by Aaron James Draplin
From photographer Susan Kaufman, an intimate celebration of the beauty and charm of New York City For some people, New York City exists only in their imaginations, a big-screen beacon of wonder and twenty-four seven delight. For others, it's a dream destination: the diverse urban center where they will finally feel they belong. And still for many, it's the place they already call home. No matter how you view New York, longtime fashion editor and photographer Susan Kaufman will help you see the city with fresh, appreciative eyes.
As she travels with her camera through New York, Susan Kaufman invites readers to see the city as she does: from the sidewalk. She explores the beauty of the city found in its charming townhouses, decorated shops, lovely parks, shop facades, and serene streetscapes. New York may be known as the city that never sleeps, but beneath the bustle, there's a soulful side, with its own quiet power and universal allure. Walk with Me New York invites readers to appreciate the streets and buildings that have made the world's most iconic city survive centuries of change yet retain its vitality and aspirational magnetism.
A comprehensive photographic exploration of the diverse terrain of the Sahara features two hundred images ranging from the white sands of Arguin, to the colorful banks of the Niger river, to the lakes of Ennedi, in a volume complemented by text on the region's history, people, and landscape. 15,000 first printing.
'365 Ways to Save the Earth' takes the reader on a daily journey through our planet, revealing its hidden face. For every day it proposes a photograph and a simple everyday action that allows the reader to take part in the protection of planet Earth.
Mankind has plied the waves of the ocean since the dawn of recorded time, seeking sustenance, riches and adventure. This book maps out some of the world's great sailing venues, as shared by champion racers and celebrated adventurers. The venues range from ports like Newport to the passage around Cape Horn to idyllic island retreats like Mopelia.
Showcasing drawings by a noted fashion illustrator, this guide, presented by a French Vogue correspondent, reveals the current hotspots, classic haunts and hidden gems of one of the world's greatest fashion destinations and features recommendations from local fashion celebrities.