Alles nur geklaut
Author: Austin Kleon
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
Cool, originell und am Puls der Zeit! Austin Kleon wirft einen trendigen und sehr originellen Blick auf das Thema Kreativsein: Jeder braucht es, jeder kann es! Das Einzige, was man wissen muss: Gute Ideen von anderen wie ein Schwamm aufsaugen und alles neu mixen, zu der ganz eigenen, aufregend neuen Schöpfung. Also los! Sei schlau und klau! Worauf wartest du noch?
Author: Brendan Gill
Publisher: Artisan Books
Offers brief profiles of seventy-five men and women whose greatest achievements came or were recognized in later life
Author: Austin Kleon
Publisher: Harper Collins
“Some of the results are hilarious, some are profound and even unsettling, but they are never bland or boring.” — Ephermerist Newspaper article + sharpie = Newspaper Blackout Poetry: Instead of starting with a blank page, poet Austin Kleon grabs a newspaper and a permanent marker and eliminates the words he doesn’t need. Fans of Not Quite What I Was Planning and Post Secret will love these unique and compelling poems culled from Austin’s popular website.
Just My Type
Author: Simon Garfield
A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks, What does your favorite font say about you? Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy. But where do fonts come from, and why do we need so many? Who is responsible for the staid practicality of Times New Roman, the cool anonymity of Arial, or the irritating levity of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)? Typefaces are now 560 years old, but we barely knew their names until about twenty years ago when the pull-down font menus on our first computers made us all the gods of type. Beginning in the early days of Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Simon Garfield explores the rich history and subtle powers of type. He goes on to investigate a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took over the world, what inspires the seeming ubiquitous use of Trajan on bad movie posters, and exactly why the all-type cover of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus was so effective. It also examines why the "T" in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters and how Gotham helped Barack Obama into the White House. A must-have book for the design conscious, Just My Type's cheeky irreverence will also charm everyone who loved Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Schott's Original Miscellany.
Offers advice and encouragement to help readers foster creativity and be artistically productive in a wide variety of endeavors.
Show Your Work!
Author: Austin Kleon
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Presents practical advice for increasing productivity on creative projects and improving their chances for success through strategies of networking and sharing works and ideas with like-minded members of the community and on the Internet.
Author: Michael Draksal
Publisher: Draksal Fachverlag
WHERE IDEAS ARE NEEDED, IMAGINATION COMES INTO PLAY. With the "inkblot dreams" you can develop your personal creative potential. The 50 inkblot pictures in this book can be used to find answers to your unanswered questions, e. g. "What job is right for me?", "What products should my company develop next?" or "Where could I travel next?". An inspiring gift for everyone who is looking for answers. www.tintenklecks-dreams.com
Ever Increasing Faith
Author: Smith Wigglesworth
Smith Wigglesworth was born to a very poor family. At the age of six he had to go to work. As a consequence, he never learned to read well until he was an adult. He became a plumber by trade. As a minister, Wigglesworth was hardly known outside of his hometown until 1907. In 1907, he received the baptism in the Holy Ghost, which changed his life forever. It was then, at the age of 48, that God moved Wigglesworth from a small relatively unknown ministry to conducting powerful meetings throughout the world, stirring the faith of thousands to receive healing and salvation. Wigglesworth would usually conclude a sermon by praying for the sick; regardless of what text he had ministered. Smith Wigglesworth's ministry centred on salvation for the unconverted, healing for the sick, and a call to believers to be baptized in the Holy Ghost. He was filled with God...with love, compassion, and faith. On March 12, 1947, Smith Wigglesworth, in perfect health, closed his eyes and slipped into eternity, at the age of 87.
Author: Oscar Asensio
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
What happens when form follows function, and the only boundaries are the laws of physics? As innovative materials and manufacturing techniques become readily available, the limitations of design are rapidly falling away. These advances have led to a redefinition of the spaces we inhabit, as everyday items become objects of art. DesignDesign: Furniture & Lights is a celebration of originality and innovation, featuring hundreds of beautiful full-color photographs of works by highly acclaimed designers such as Xavier Lust, David Abad, Guido Rosati, Oscar Tusquets, Alvaro Sizaand, Ingo Maurer, and many more. Curated by renowned design expert Oscar Asensio, DesignDesign is an essential sourcebook for astute interior designers, collectors, and connoisseurs on the cutting edge
Publisher: Phaidon Press
A fun and fabulous take on the art of making mistakes. Erik Kessels celebrates imperfection and failure and shows why they are an essential part of the creative process. Failed it! celebrates the power of mistakes and shows how they can enrich the creative process. This is part photobook and part guide to loosening up and making mistakes to take the fear out of failure and encourage experimentation. It showcases the best and most hilarious examples of imperfection and failure across a broad range of creative forms, including art, design, photography, architecture and product design, to inspire and encourage creatives to embrace and celebrate their mistakes. We live in an era when everyone is striving for perfection and we have become afraid of failure, which limits our potential. Mistakes help us find new ways of thinking and innovative solutions, and failures can change our perceptions and open up new ways of looking things. This book transforms mistakes from something to be embarrassed about into a cause for celebration. It includes over 150 visual examples drawn from Kessels personal collection of artworks and found photographs, along with tips, quotes, anecdotes and wisdom for celebrating with failure. To quote Kessels: 'the ubiquity of Apple + Z, means that we can literally undo any mistake before it has had time to breathe, be considered and — perhaps — evolve into something else: a fascinating, strange, provocative or even original piece of work. This book asks readers to embrace their fuck-ups, learn from them and celebrate their tawdry glory'.
The Snowden Files
Author: Luke Harding
Now a major motion picture, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass surveillance programs of the United States government. His whistleblowing has shaken the leaders of nations worldwide, and generated a passionate public debate on the dangers of global monitoring and the threat to individual privacy. In a tour de force of investigative journalism that reads like a spy novel, award-winning Guardian reporter Luke Harding tells Snowden’s astonishing story—from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Honolulu carrying a hard drive full of secrets, to the weeks of his secret-spilling in Hong Kong, to his battle for asylum and his exile in Moscow. For the first time, Harding brings together the many sources and strands of the story—touching on everything from concerns about domestic spying to the complicity of the tech sector—while also placing us in the room with Edward Snowden himself. The result is a gripping insider narrative—and a necessary and timely account of what is at stake for all of us in the new digital age. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Innovator's Dilemma
Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: Harper Collins
A thought-provoking analysis of the new business paradigm shows how firms that do "everything right" can nevertheless fail because of new technologies and disruptions in the market structure. Reprint.
Author: Janet Kellough
In this third novel in the series, Thaddeus Lewis and his son journey into the heart of disaster. When the bloated corpse of a man dressed in women’s clothing washes up on the shore of Lake Ontario near Thaddeus Lewis’s home, nothing is found on the body except a small scrap of green ribbon. The year is 1847 — "Black ’47" — and 100,000 Irish emigrants are fleeing to Canada to escape starvation. The emigrants bring with them the dreaded "ship’s fever," and soon Canadian ports are overflowing with the sick and dying and entire families are being torn apart. Lewis’s youngest son, Luke, who has aspirations of becoming a doctor, volunteers in the fever sheds in Kingston. When he finds a green ribbon on the lifeless body of a patient named John Porter, he is intrigued by the strange coincidence. Though dealing with demons of his own, young Luke enlists his father’s help to uncover the mystery, a tale of enmity that began back in Ireland. Their search leads them to the heart of the criminal underworld of Toronto, where the final acts of vengeance play out against the tragedy of the fever sheds.
Where is she?’ I cannot find my friend who visits me in my garden. ‘Have you seen my friend?’ Come and join me on an adventure in my garden and help me find my little Fairy friend.
A revised edition of the standard guide to the avant-garde origins of modern graphic design and typography, illustrated with many iconic examples.