PICTOPLASMA: The Character Encyclopaedia
by: Pictoplasma Publishing, Berlin
date: November 2006
editor: Peter Thaler, Lars Denicke
size: 18.4 x 22.3 cm / 7.24 x 8.78 in
features: full colour, special hardcover
Avalon.ph Price: Php3,500.00
Sold out from the publisher! Probably your only chance to get a copy locally, exclusive on Avalon.ph.
Condition: Some light scratches on cover (visible on image), very good condition, unread copy. Only opened (carefully) for images.
From Pictoplasma Publishing website:
“With this long awaited follow-up publication Pictoplasma delivers an in-depth exploration of the latest tendencies in current character design and art, spanning from drawing, design and painting to its use in installations and sculpture.
Pictoplasma not only creates the world’s first Encyclopaedia of figurative design – by cataloguing the characters as independent life-forms of their own right, the compilation enables to examine similarities and permutations of globally recurring motifs and styles.
Building on the graphical roots of today’s character culture, the selection examines the essential qualities that enable these reduced character depictions to hit home with the universal power of anthropomorphic appeal.
By sorting, clustering, cross-referencing and inter-linking the creations of a disparate scene of artists, the encyclopaedia creates a unique cartography of the latest generations populating the character universe.
The 396-page volume features fresh and surprising work by over 250 artists, designers and newcomers, including Ana Bagayan, Friends With You, Fons Schiedon, eBoy, Akinori Oishi, Koralie, Doma, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Klaus Haapaniemi, Eun-Ha Paek, Nicholas Deakin, Shoboshobo, Gary Taxali and many, many more…”