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The Goyard Book

18 Jun

French trunk maker Goyard has released a book with publisher Devambez which illustrates the brand’s heritage. The Goyard Book features more than two hundred pages featuring photographs and descriptions of all the greatest achievements by Goyard since starting in 1792. The book comes in a specially designed Goyard trunk available to order in any of Goyard’s standard colors. Only 223 editions will be printed and is available for purchase through private appointment only. (via Sybarites)

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Pearls || Human Nature

31 May

Knowledge of Human Nature: Ability to accurately analyze others and the courage to see in them what is there instead of that which one would wish to see.  Many a person goes down to defeat through misplaced confidence in others for no other reason than that of seeing in them those qualities that are not there.  Every man’s own character is written so all who will may read it, in the expression of his eyes, the tone of his voice, the posture of his body, the style of his clothes, and the nature of his deeds! There is no established rule for interpreting human nature through these outward appearances.  Each person must create his own method. – Napoleon Hill

Michael Jackson – Human Nature

Designing Obama | The Book

18 Sep

designingobama

The Obama presidential campaign was innovative. For the first time in American politics, a candidate used art and design to bring together the American people—capturing their voices in a visual way.

The Design Director of the Obama campaign, Scott Thomas, has collaborated with artists and designers to create Designing Obama, a chronicle of the art from the historic campaign. Get the inside story on how design was used by the campaign, and scope out the pieces, created unofficially, by grassroots supporters.

The 360-page book is full-color and hardbound, highly crafted with an embossed sleeve. Forewords written by Steven Heller and Michael Bierut.

If you would like to order multiple copies please pledge the total for the quantity you desire and email orders@designing-obama.com.

Buyology

5 Jun

by Martin Lindstrom

i personally haven’t read this book myself. Waiting for my colleague to finish. BUT i hear it’s really changing the way we think about advertisements. i’d say check it out anyway. And we’ll tell you more in the Sophisticate.

the Ralph Lauren Book

13 Apr

rlbookA coffee table essential for those with a keen appreciation for the world of Ralph Lauren, this eponymous book celebrates Lauren’s commitment and dedication to the fashion world. The breathtaking volume shares an intimate view of Lauren’s professional evolution, design philosophy and personal passions with over 700 illustrations and photographs spanning four decades. From designing and selling ties out of a drawer in the Empire State Building to an ever-expanding exploration of American style, The Ralph Lauren Book offers a unique glimpse into his life and work.

price: $135