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New Products: Designer Stationery Boxes

Grady McFerrin Stationery Box – Php480.00

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French General Stationery Box – Php450.00

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Paper Patisserie Stationery Box – Php480.00

Happy Shopping!

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Creativity, Graphic Design and Logos

Design Basics Index by Jim Krause – A graphic designer’s guide to designing effective compositions, selecting dynamic components & developing creative concepts.

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Logo: Lab (18 Logos) by Christopher C.H. Simmons – Featuring 18 case studies that demonstrate identity creation from concept to completion.

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Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration – From the original trailblazers to the new groundbreakers.

And more listed on the website:

Creativity for Graphic Designers by Mark Oldach

Logo: Lab (18 Logos) by Christopher C.H. Simmons

New Logo: A Collection of Corporate Identities- One (HB)

The Best in World Trademarks: 2 Books set with CD-ROM

It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden

Have fun!

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and yes I know my website needs a serious eye-candy overhaul 🙂

Featured Item: The DC Comics Action Figure Archive

By demand, additional images.

Hardbound, 9.0?x12.0?, 208 pages. Chronicle Book (January 2008).

Condition: varies, please e-mail. Most have light transit wear to dustjacket 1?-2? closed tears. Originally unread overstock copy, remainder marked. Overall vg- condition. Most flaws on dustjacket.

USD40.00, local price: estimated Php2,000.00 – Php2,400.00.

For a limited period– Avalon.ph price: Php800.00

Amazon.com Best of the Month, January 2008. For the legions that collect the immensely popular DC Comics action figures, we have good news: the official visual compendium of more than 1,400 characters has finally arrived. The DC Comics Action Figure Archive is the definitive reference for the serious enthusiast. Assembled by lead collector Scott Beatty and the experts at DC Comics, this sturdy hardcover features more than 600 full-color photographs and an easily navigable A-to-Z structure. Here, too, are previously impossible-to-find release dates, variants and “redecoes,??? as well as detailed information on action figure scales and articulation points. From Ace the Bat-Hound to Zauriel, with lots of Batman and Superman in-between, this collector’s must-have guide doesn’t miss a beat.

Order/inquiries, please use this link.

Interesting Books in Stock: Blahnik, Nerve, DC Comics…

Blahnik by Boman: Shoes, Photographs, Conversation

Hardbound, 11.0″x14″, 224 pages. Chronicle Book (October 2005).

Condition: sealed in original wrapping, very very minor bump on corner, remainder marked. Very heavy book, shipping will cost extra or pick-up recommended.

USD85.00, local price: estimated Php3,500.00 – Php4,000.00 or more.

Avalon.ph price: Php2,500.00

Only 1 copy available!

Long before their supporting role in Sex and the City, Manolo Blahnik’s shoes were legendary—exquisitely detailed, unabashedly luxurious, and impossibly sexy. The epitome of sophistication and taste, they have graced the feet of royalty, supermodels, and movie stars. In these breathtaking pictures by Blahnik’s longtime friend, photographer Eric Boman, the shoes take center stage in a dazzling array of intriguing and often lighthearted scenes and settings. A white leather stiletto plays an incriminating role in a suggested crime worthy of Hitchcock. A pale green mule nestles among ferns in homage to Blahnik’s recurring botanical themes. The straps of a sandal echo the strands of spaghetti in which it lays entwined. Boman’s unerring eye and oddly keen understanding of Blahnik’s creations make for spellbinding pictures, full of wit, playfulness, and sole. Elegant allusions to Blahnik’s eclectic influences abound—from the cinema to history, from the natural world to art and literature. As covetable as a pair of Manolos, this is a book of consummate creativity, addictive power, and unrivaled individuality: a cult object on a cult designer.

The Review: Blahnik by Boman (Why Fashion? website, & extra images)

Order/inquiries, please use this link.

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Nerve: The First Ten Years
Essays, Interviews, Fiction, and Photography

Hardbound, 9.0″x10.0″, 272 pages. Chronicle Book (December 2008).

Condition: very good condition, unread overstock copy, very minor shelf wear, remainder marked. Pink plastic glow-in-the-day cover jacket

USD40.00, local price: estimated Php1,500.00 – Php2,000.00.

Avalon.ph price: Php1,000.00

Stocks limited.

Way back in the early days of the Internet Nerve.com challenged the best writers and photographers of the generation to create work that was explicit in both senses of the word: honest and sexy. Now ten years later Nerve.com is renowned for its bold and intelligent publishing on sex. This stunning retrospective celebrates Nerve’s impact on popular culture with its stimulating essays interviews fiction and photography. Encased in an electric vinyl case the book is provocative all the way through—with seductive photographs and contributions from celebrated writers such as Jonathan Lethem Chuck Palahniuk and Em & Lo on topics ranging from monogamy to hand jobs to the best (and worst) sex of a lifetime.

Order/inquiries, please use this link.

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The DC Comics Action Figure Archive

Hardbound, 9.0″x12.0″, 208 pages. Chronicle Book (January 2008).

Condition: varies, please e-mail. Most have light transit wear to dustjacket 1″-2″ closed tears. Originally unread overstock copy, remainder marked. Overall vg- condition. Most flaws on dustjacket.

USD40.00, local price: estimated Php1,800.00 – Php2,400.00.

For a limited period- Avalon.ph price: Php800.00

Stocks limited.

Amazon.com Best of the Month, January 2008. For the legions that collect the immensely popular DC Comics action figures, we have good news: the official visual compendium of more than 1,400 characters has finally arrived. The DC Comics Action Figure Archive is the definitive reference for the serious enthusiast. Assembled by lead collector Scott Beatty and the experts at DC Comics, this sturdy hardcover features more than 600 full-color photographs and an easily navigable A-to-Z structure. Here, too, are previously impossible-to-find release dates, variants and “redecoes,” as well as detailed information on action figure scales and articulation points. From Ace the Bat-Hound to Zauriel, with lots of Batman and Superman in-between, this collector’s must-have guide doesn’t miss a beat.

Order/inquiries, please use this link.

Most Interesting Book in stock lately…

pictoplasma

UPDATE: SOLD!

PICTOPLASMA: The Character Encyclopaedia

by: Pictoplasma Publishing, Berlin

date: November 2006
editor: Peter Thaler, Lars Denicke

pages: 396
size: 18.4 x 22.3 cm / 7.24 x 8.78 in
features: full colour, special hardcover

ISBN: 3-9810458-3-1

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…”

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides -Book Review on Radio Jam88.3

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, from the bestselling author of The Virgin Suicides. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Jam 88.3FM: Shelve-It – the book lover’s haven on radio hosted by DJ Lana will feature and review this book on November 13, Thursday at 8:00pm.

Copies of the book will be given away at the end of the show, courtesy of Avalon.ph. Tune in!

Three Books to Bond with your Personal Library

I seldom source out classic works of literature because they are easily available in local bookstores.  However, I just have to get this set- The Midpoint Press Limited Edition series.  Soon for sale.  See for yourself why.

Here are images of the books in stock right now:

The Illustrated Library: Shakespeare
The Works of Oscar Wilde
The Original Illustrated Strand Sherlock Holmes

Hard-to-find hardcover, all in limited edition. Over 1100 pages, special antique-cream paper. Size 12.0″x9.5″. Bound in full cloth, foil-blocked cover and front board. Gilt edged pages.  Just beautiful.

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Online Buzz- The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (Debut Novel)

One upcoming debut novel that’s been getting intense coverage online is Andrew Davidson’s The Gargoyle. An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time.

Andrew Davidson’s agent initially rejected a cool US$1 million offer for the book, and it turned out to be a wise move as Doubleday wounded up paying US$1.25 million – for a debut novel!

Doubleday publishing has been working overtime pushing the publicity buttons for this title taking advantage of the vast resources available online.

From USA Today:

The campaign is burning up online. At burnedbylove.com, visitors are sharing details about intense relationships. A Gargoyle Flickr Group lets people post gargoyle photos. There’s content on MySpace, Facebook and Doubleday’s YouTube channel.

“It’s definitely our most ambitious in terms of creating a campaign that engages the current social-networked way people are using the Net,” says Doubleday’s Jeffrey Yamaguchi….

For full The Gargoyle details visit: http://doubleday.com/thegargoyle

You can also read an excerpt of the book on the site, or download it as a PDF.

Also be sure to check out the online elements to the book: http://burnedbylove.com

For early reviews and pre-order, check out the Amazon.com page.

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson will be out August 5, 2008 (USA).