Spiroglyphics: Rock Heroes
By Thomas Pavitte
Spiroglyphics are a totally original idea from the twisted mind of genius puzzle-designer Thomas Pavitte! Spiroglyphics are even more incredible than anything he has done before. At first glance, spiroglyphics appear to be nothing but simple spirals. But if you look a little closer you'll see that the spiroglyphics are in fact two spirals, joined at the middle, and varying subtly in width as they wind to the centre. It's only when you pick up a pen and start to colour them that they come alive. As you fill in the lines you'll find yourself creating surprising, eye-popping portraits of musical icons such as:· David Bowie · Michael Jackson · Amy Winehouse · Beyoncé · Elton John Fun to create and amazing to look at, the Spiroglyphics will blow your mind, and make amazing artworks for your wall!
Stop Look Breathe Create
By Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
h3>Stop Look Breathe Create is a simple four-step process for exploring mindfulness through creativity, and in turn, developing creativity through mindful practice.The book engages the reader with ten everyday subjects, from 'The Ground Beneath Our Feet' to 'Returning Home' and for each of these there are three projects: one drawn, one photographic, one written. All are based on the effective mindfulness techniques that Wendy Ann has developed in her successful workshops and courses, and the book is filled with simple techniques and ideas to help the reader enjoy their artistic endeavours while being in the moment.A timely introduction to the benefits of mindfulness through creativity, Stop Look Breathe Create offers an oasis of calm in a frantic world.
South Africa: The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle
By Abi Daker
Following the huge success of Ilex's 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, we bring you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This beautifully designed hardback book concertinas into a stunning frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing several satisfying hours of mindful dot-joining fun. The perfect souvenir of your trip to South Africa, this fabulous original illustration features the country's most famous buildings and landmarks, including the Pretoria Union Buildings, the skylines of Cape Town and Johannesburg, and the Soweto Towers. To enable you to enjoy your handiwork to the full, the ends of the design are perforated: you can easily remove your completed masterpiece, and display it on your wall.
Superstars of YouTube
By Abi Daker, Abi Daker
Combining the extraordinary success of the 1000 dot-to-dot puzzles with the jaw-dropping popularity of the world's top YouTubers, Ilex has created an original celebrity puzzle book like no other. Even if you can't name a single YouTuber there is no doubt that they are the idols of generation Y. Where once a teenager would tear out pages from a magazine to add their idols to their wall, now they can create their own portraits of their favourite YouTubers. It may even take them away from that screen for a while.The twenty complex and satisfyingly time-consuming puzzles in this book include portraits of Zoella, Alfie Deyes, Thatcher Joe, Dan and Phil, Marcus Butler, Ryan Higa, Pewdiepie, Roman Atwood, Tanya Burr and KSI.
Star Wars Crochet Pack
By Lucy Collin
Ignite your crochet hook and get ready for a crafting adventure from that galaxy far, far away. With nearly 80 full-color images and easy-to-follow directions, this kit is perfect for the Padawan crocheter and Master crafter alike. Create Luke, Leia, Yoda, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, a stormtrooper, and many more - all in the popular Japanese style of amigurumi. Whether for playing, reenacting, or displaying, who can resist these beloved Star Wars characters? Star Wars Crochet contains everything you need to make two adorable characters (Yoda and a Stormtrooper) including five colors of yarn, a crochet hook, stuffing, eye beads, and a yarn needle.
The Student's Manga Cookbook
By Cara Frost-Sharratt, Yishan Li
Many students have barely cooked before leaving for college, and suddenly find that the kitchen can be an intimidating place if you don't know where to begin! This is where the expert step-by-step assistance of the Student's Manga Cookbook will turn a hungry novice into a skilled chef.Any young or beginner cook will find that this fresh approach to cooking makes classic dishes easy, and is a speedy way to learn key culinary techniques. With the friendly visual guidance of Sue Shi, Hungry Hiro, and Noodles the cat, you'll swiftly master such perennial favorites as Sweet & Sour Pork, Spaghetti Bolognese, Minestrone Soup and Ramen.There's a photograph of every dish completed, so you know what you're aiming for, and the step-by-step manga strips will take you through the preparation in easy steps.The perfect gift for college students, young chefs, or anyone who wants to master the kitchen, The Manga Cookbook is a uniquely fresh take on a perennial topic.
By Adam Duckworth, Franki Falkow
With Shooting Models, photographers and models alike will learn the key skills to help them advance in the business: top model Franki Falkow and pro photographer Adam Duckworth collaborate to cover all the bases, from booking models to lighting technique. Breaking the process down into logical stages means you won't put a foot wrong: results will be stunning, and it will be an experience you'll repeat time and again.
By Daniela Bowker
Hot photo apps come and go, but the practice of shooting and sharing is universal and is now a fundamental part of the way that we communicate with each other. Photos aren't printed on paper anymore they are displayed on screens; and everywhere they are shown, the viewer is invited to like or share. Social Photography will show you how to create photos that will be clicked on, liked, shared, and if you want go viral. A must-read for anyone who takes their online presence seriously, this book will show you how to give your photos a fresh look, give you hundreds of posing and shooting ideas, and let you share your life's most exciting moments wider than ever before.
By Haje Jan Kamps
Turn your camera on the world's most fascinating and attractive model yourself! Take part in the new wave of expressive self-portraiture, enjoy unlimited creative control over your subject, and reveal your hidden side with confidence!- Hundreds of inspiring self-portraits from creative photo stars.- Go on location, add props, get dressed up, or even bare it all dozens of styles are explored.- Get inspired and gain the confidence to visually tell your own unique story.- With simple post-production techniques to add style and amazing surreal effects.
By Daniela Bowker
Ever since Man Ray imposed the sound holes of a violin onto his model's back, photographers have been enthusiastic practitioners of surreal art. Now with the advent of high-quality digital photo-manipulation the possibilities for creativity have become infinite. This book reveals the latest techniques in the field of surreal photography and features art from a host of the very best modern surreal photographers.- Breaks down the shooting and editing process so any photographer can make their own impossible images- With processing walkthroughs from contributing artists including Natalie Dybisz, Julie de Waroquier and Sarolta Bán- Step-by-step instructions for creating extraordinary scenes- Covers many different styles, from impossible landscapes to unsettling portraits
Simple Scene Sensational Shot
By Simon Bond
By Ryan Armbrust
Sci-Fi Art Now
By John Freeman