By Chas Newkey-Burden
We wouldn't have Bluetooth or Wi-Fi today without the ingenuity of an actress once described as "the most beautiful woman in the world."And we might have had mobile messaging as early as 1901, were it not for the fickleness of a banker. From celebrated prodigies and self-proclaimed geniuses to history's hidden heroes-64 GEEKS brings you the incredible stories of the world's best brains, all presented alongside clever 8-bit likenesses.
By Ella Kasperowicz
Everbody has their own squad, a group of friends who you can rely on. There's the sassy one, the brainiac, the hot mess, the dizzy one, the party animal, the compulsive messager, the surrogate mum. Squad Goals celebrates all the facets of friendship, with burning issues for you to debate such as: 'Which cockatil would you be?" and "Who is the most likely to live to 100 or spend a night in jail?". Illustrated throughout by talented artist Ella Kasperowicz, this book is the perfect gift for birthdays, bachelorette parties and graduation. Chapters include:Meet the squad - friend archetypes, the friend most likely to...In squad we trust - what holds friendships together, group chat...Squad adventures - bachelorette party, hobbies, vacations, city breaks, party time...Inspirational squads - Mean Girls, Power Rangers, Harry Potter...
501 Dot-to-Dot Cities
By Francesca Protopapa
Take a puzzling journey round the world's most exciting cities with this new collection of fun dot-to-dot puzzles. 40 locations include Rio de Janeiro, Chicago, Moscow and Tokyo, all presented as you've never seen them before!From the team who brought you the million-selling 1000 Dot-to-Dot books, 501 Dot-to-Dots is the new, accessible format with puzzles from talented line artist Francesca Protopapa. Each puzzle takes 20-30 minutes to complete and provides you with revealing, relaxing fun for all ages
501 Dot-to-Dot Animals
By Francesca Protopapa
Create your own artwork and watch a collection of 40 extraordinary animals come to life before your eyes. From the chameleon to the cobra, parrot to the panda, each animal is revealed as you pick up a pencil and join the dots.From the team who brought you the million-selling 1,000 DOT-TO-DOT BOOKS, a new, accessible format with puzzles from talented line artist Francesca Protopapa. Each puzzle takes 20-30 minutes to complete: puzzling, revealing, relaxing, fun, for all ages
The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Wonders of the World
By Thomas Pavitte
Thomas Pavitte's 1000 Dot to Dot books have delighted puzzlers and artists worldwide since the appearance of his first title in 2013. More than one million copies later, in 2016 he will take you on a journey of discovery to some of the world's most amazing places. Recreate the mysterious heads of Easter Island, discover the mysterious lost city of Macchu Picchu, and reveal the ancient monuments of Stonehenge. Every location starts life as a baffling page of 1,000 dots, and only reveals itself as you work on the puzzle - an absorbing and relaxing process, perfect for recharging your mental batteries. You'll create your own fabulous line art versions of these iconic places that you can easily remove or colour in - and who knows, perhaps you'll be inspired to make the trip of a lifetime!
100 Years of Colour
By Katie Greenwood
This beautiful book features 100 carefully chosen images from the graphic arts, each representing a colour palette for every year of the 20th century. The images are taken from a variety of sources including magazines, book covers, adverts, posters, illustrations and postcards.A perfect source of inspiration for any professionals in the creative arts, the palettes taken from the images are displayed in a number of ratios, demonstrating the different effects achieved when altering the dominant colour. Ten palettes per decade gives an authentic overview of the colours and trends of an era, making this an ideal historical reference for anyone working in set or interior design, graphic design, illustrations or fashion. Not just a collection of pretty palettes, but a fascinating compendium of 20th-century imagery and artistic styles, this book aims to please the eye on more than one level.
The 1000 Dot-To-Dot Book: Animals
By Thomas Pavitte
It's dot-to-dot gone wild in this addition to the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, as author Thomas Pavitte sets out to explore the animal kingdom. Enjoy bringing your favourite animals to life with The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Animals, featuring popular pets such as cats and dogs, alongside the more exotic beasts of feathers, fur and scales - each rendered in 1000 dots, and resulting in beautifully detailed line drawings that you'll want to keep.
The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes
By Thomas Pavitte
In The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes, Thomas Pavitte takes his incredible 1000 Dot-to-Dot series to the urban jungle.Tackle the iconic skylines and landmarks of Paris, New York, London, Venice and many more besides, and experience the cities of the world in a whole new way as each one comes to life beneath your pen.
The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Masterpieces
By Thomas Pavitte
After the phenomenal success of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, for his fourth outing author and artist Thomas Pavitte takes on the challenge of recreating some of the world's finest works of art - all in 1000 dots!20 masterpieces by the likes of Van Gogh, Michelangelo and Hokusai are rendered in exquisite line drawings for you to complete yourself. Not only will you discover the satisfaction of seeing each artwork come to life as you join up the dots, but once you've finished, the perforated pages make it easy to tear out your masterpiece ready to be proudly displayed!
The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Icons
By Thomas Pavitte
The first collection in Thomas Pavitte's internationally best-selling 1000 Dot-to-Dot series features 20 iconic portraits, including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon and Albert Einstein, to complete yourself.With each drawing consisting of 1000 dots (handily colour-coded in groups of 100 to help you keep your place), you'll have hours of fun creating images that are not only satisfying to complete, but also cool enough to put on your wall.
101 Top Tips for Digital Landscape Photography
By Carl Heilman II
A comprehensive guide to improving your landscape photography by one of today's foremost landscape photographers.Landscape photography is perhaps the single most popular genre among DSLR owners. In 101 Top Tips for Digital Landscape Photography, experienced professional landscape guru Carl Heilman II gives the benefit of a lifetime spent shooting spectacular wilderness and mountain shots, offering a host of targeted tips and tricks that will allow photographers of all abilities to lift their landscape work to the next level.The reader will learn how to harness natural drama, use difficult lighting situations to your advantage and capture unusual perspectives, all the while benefiting from Carl's clear instruction and beautiful landscape work.
101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists
By Meredith Walsh, Sonia Leong
As a sophisticated and highly stylised art form, Manga presents a series of challenges for budding artists, from character and set design to creating dynamic page layouts, perfectly paced narrative and panels with ever-changing camera angles.Here, award-winning professional Manga artist Sonia Leong and a collective of acclaimed creators lay bare the expert techniques that you need, from essential drawing tips to designing characters, painting vivid illustrations and exciting storytelling.Manga comes in a variety of styles, from kawaii (cute) to hyper-realistic. 101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists identifies the key features of each, enabling you to develop your individual style.Including both traditional and digital art methods alongside tips on becoming a professional, 101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists is the ultimate resource for beginners and more experienced artists alike.
101 Top Tips for Black & White Digital Photography
By John Beardsworth
A comprehensive look at black & white photography by one of today's leading experts on digital-editing software and black & white conversion techniques.John Beardsworth explores the most powerful software for converting your color shots into stunning, high-quality black-and-white photos, with detailed explanations of how each tool works and why to try it out on your own images. His streamlined methods will optimise your workflow and inspire your photography.In addition to providing an abundance of step-by-step instructions with brilliant imagery, Beardsworth also teaches the aesthetic value of black and white, and how to visualise the creative potential of each shot. With its fun and approachable tips-based structure, this book will motivate you to experiment with impressive effects and innovative tools, ensuring that you make full use of the B&W software at your disposal.
101 Top Tips for DSLR Video
By Adam Juniper, David Newton
Following the arrival of game-changing new cameras from Nikon and Canon, the hottest area in the world of photography has been combining high-definition video capability with all the advantages of SLR's interchangeable lenses. For the first time, full cinematic creativity is within anyone's grasp.With its tips-based structure, this book can be dipped into for reference for movie-makers of any background, or read cover to cover for a complete course in movie-making. With four case studies from real-world professional projects, including a TV advertisement and a music video, 101 Top Tips for DSLR Video provides invaluable guidance for any budding filmmakers.Top Tips for DSLR Video also includes four case studies from real-world professional projects, including a TV advertisement and a music video. Taking you all the way from understanding and choosing the technology, to planning, shooting, editing, and finally publishing your movie, this book contains everything you really need to know about making video with your digital SLR camera.