Big Boat

Text by HUANG Xiaoheng, illustration by GUI Tuzi

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Once the fishing village’s pride, the big boat is now silently docked at the port, watching the alternation of the four seasons and the changes of the times. In the story, the big boat is cleverly designed as a participant and a witness of the small fishing village. It witnesses the small fishing village become a big city and people’s lives get better and better.
Through the eyes of the big boat, children see a colorful city. The stories that the big boat has experienced are like the lighthouses in a long river that help the children understand the abstract concept of time and how the change of time influences things. They unravel the secrets of time for the children.

Tail of Fox

Text by JIANG Yitan, illustration by Kendra Wang

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It is a story that teaches children to do good deeds in a correct manner.
One day in a chilly winter, a cold and hungry fox went through the woods searching for food. He felt so excited at seeing a man sitting on the ice fishing. His mouth couldn’t help watering. He begged the man for a fish to fill his belly, but he still wanted more. It was too cold outside, the man was anxious to go home, so he lent all his fishing gear to the fox for him to fish by himself. Unfortunately, the fox harvested nothing and found his tail frozen to the ice. Then he was desperately shouting the mole, the rabbit and the peacock to come to his rescue. But all of them were victims of his bullying, would they return good for evil?

Open the Package: Creative Process of Packaging Design from Concept to Finishing

Author & editor: gaatii

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We started from the idea of “Open the package”, through a way disassembling step by step, with both images and texts to show the audience how a package comes into being, after a link of Request, Solution, Idea&Concept, Graphic design, Scheme of color, material or finishes, cost, and so on. Meanwhile, we invited two internationally known packaging design group Backbone Branding and David Trubridge, whose specialists analyzing their prize-winning projects detailedly to share their experiences on design.

And the greatest feature of the book is the anatomy steps of every packaging work. Our editorial team cooperated with the packaging designers who cost plenty of time on creating those structures and templates images, for the readers to be able to understand every design details more clearly and directly. This is also the pointe distinguished with other packaging design books in the current market.
We believe that every designer who reads the book can see the highlights of wisdom and be inspired by these cases so that they could create more fantastic works.

Originality in Japanese Layout Design

Author & editor: gaatii

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In order to show the latest, the most popular layout design projects in Japan to designers, we compiled a book with the theme of Japanese layout design. With the subject of Japanese layout design, this book presents over a hundred fascinating Japanese layout design projects that involve originality in posters, leaflets, tickets and books. We classified these projects into 5 sections, which are typography and text layout, illustrations for layout design, approaches of composition, color scheming and while space. Originality about layout design in each selected works is shown with specific and easy-to-understand analysis. As the designer Hirokazu Abeki said in the foreword of this book: “Not preferring fixed values continuesly is one of the features of Japanese aesthetics.” We believe the book is going to be a surprise for those who are learning layout design.

Color Genius

Author & editor: gaatii

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Based on the essential color theory and color psychology, 18 appealing color scheme references are sorted out, which are logically analyzed and presented by data charts such as radar and percentage, to find out the reasons for the psychological effects triggered by colors. Here, more than 45 amazing visual designs from all over the world are displayed in 7 color themes, and 10 internationally outstanding designers and art directors shared their color application approaches, helping readers to unlock more color scheme ideas and get tricks to break the mediocre design style.

Type Scene

Author & editor: gaatii

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The book Type Scene delves into concepts and creative process of type design customized for event publicity. 48 fascinating event visual designs with extraordinary heading typography are selected from performances, exhibitions, campaigns around the world. Presentation in the form of an infographic on the headlines, as well as interviews and various publicity medias demonstrate inspiration, theory and practical approaches of how the type is built. In the discussion part, designers’s insights to type topics explain further the idea of creating the perfect type for a certain event. 

Mind Map of Illustration

Author & editor: gaatii

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Mind Map of Illustration focuses a lot on a fundamental dimension of painting approaches and the creative dimension of storytelling and composing, trying to analysis the creative thinking of each talented illustrator in details.
With the book, you can know more about how to use visual elements playfully and also logically. Another highlight of the book is that each collaborated illustrator has made his or her own mind map. This is the valuable part for all readers. Everyone can learn illustrations better and easier.

Cyberpunk-Steampunk: Sci-Fi Art Collection

Author & editor: gaatii

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This series focus on the art creation of Cyberpunk & Steampunk, excavate the visual and cultural connotation from multiple dimensions, and purifie the profound and diversified concept of the two genres with the form of art presentation. In addition to presenting a variety of art works for readers to appreciate, the series also invite artists to provide some process images of their work, showing the readers how a Cyberpunk or Steampunk project works from concept to finished. The large-type binding design ensures a comfortable presentation of the content, from which readers will enter an immersive, seductive world.

The Story of Modern Chinese Typography

Author: Zhou Bo

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” The Story of Modern Chinese Typography ” records a wonderful development path in the history of Chinese design. It is easy to read, worth reading, and has important academic value. It is beautiful, with rich pictures and texts, and many forgotten text design works have renewed their brilliance, bringing inspiration to designers and bring the joy of viewing! Modern Chinese character design has gone through a magnificent, ups and downs development process like Chinese society, leaving us with a rich visual cultural heritage. This book presents this valuable information to designers and scholars, especially many design students, it is very valuable! ——Wang Min, deputy director of the Academic Committee of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, professor, AGI member

Silent Children

Author: YUAN Ling

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Silent Children is a new nonfiction work by YUAN Ling after his work The Moss Won’t Be Gone.
As one of the outstanding nonfiction writers in China, and the Writer of the Year in 2017 of the Beijing News, YUAN Ling’s works always pays attention to those marginal figures from the lower class, narrating their suffering, disease, death, and loneliness. This time, however, YUAN Ling focused his attention on left-behind children. He spent four years traveling in more than 20 remote mountainous areas in more than 20 provinces and cities, visiting nearing a hundred children, focusing on the left-behind, migrant, dropout, ill, and single-parent children. YUAN Ling is concerned about their living conditions, and the changes in their lives and destiny in the tide of commodification and urbanization.