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PIE International publishes Pretty, Impressive and Entertaining (=PIE) books and distribute for all over the world!

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  • Graphic Art Collection Spring / Summer 2014

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    SpecialBonusPoster(515 x 728mm)



    Otomo Katsuhiro is one of the most respected and influential Japanese art-ists/storytellers in the history of mod-ern comics. He has also worked exten-sively in animation; from his own, huge-ly successful adaptation of his epic manga, Akira, which is widely consid-ered to be a pinnacle of the form - a work of astonishing power and vision-ary scope, with unsurpassed artistry.This book, as the second title of Otomo Katsuhiro published by PIE International, exclusively features more than 150 posters, all of which use Otomos great illustration works. In addition, all post-ers are finely finished by professional graphic designers, so that this tit le presents a variety of great hybrid works of Otomos illustrations and pro-fessional graphic design works.Roughly half of inclusive works are the posters of his movies such as Akira, STEAMBOY, SHORT PEACE and so on, while the rest of the works are con-sist of various advertisements: atre Kichijoji (Department Store), Geopolice (indoor amusement park in Tokyo) or BRUTUS (Japanese Magazine).Special bilingual (Jpn/Eng) interview with Otomo and a graphic designer will also be included in the last 6 pages. This title can be popular among not only Otomos fan but those who are interest-ed in illustrations and graphic designs.

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    Art / Illustration & Design / MangaSize: 364 x 257mmPages: 176p (Full color)Bound: Softbound + Supplementary PosterISBN: 978-4-7562-4447-5Release date: April 2014Price: US$69.00

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    Dreaming GirlsArt Collection of Macoto Takahashi

    Macoto Takahashi (1934-) is a promi-nent artist well known for his illustra-tion of gorgeous girls. In the 1960s to 1980s, his illustrations of young girls with big eyes were very popular among young gir ls in Japan and he keeps working actively despite of his age.The style of his illustrations is obviously influenced by Art Deco, and they are typical of Japanese manga drawings that are popular today.His illustrations characteristics are his decorative and precise depiction as well as his gorgeous and naive coloring.This book is to celebrate his 60th anni-versary since his debut. As it complies his work thoroughly, it will be a trea-sured book for not only fans of his romantic and girly ar tworks but for cosplay girls as a great reference.

    Art / Illustration & Design / MangaSize: 297 x 210mmPages: 208p (Full Color)Bound: SoftboundISBN: 978-4-7562-4380-5Release date: February 2014Price: US$43.00

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    Shop Image Graphics in Tokyo+

    About 90 unique shops and restaurants in Tokyo and their design-related works are precisely introduced in this book. Today, all design works such as shop interior, logo, plastic/paper bag, cata-logue, flyer, furniture, utensils etc. can be the media for communication with customers. Therefore, attractive and conceptual shop designs are absolutely essential for successful shop operation.A plenty of examples for shop images in Tokyo are available in this book, and at the same time, they provide fresh ideas for professional designers and shop owners. Good things come in small packages; independent ly-operated cafs and small shops in some provincial cities far from Tokyo also attract many people recently. Some examples of this book are from such category as Hot Local Design. Readers dont have to travel throughout Tokyo or Japan for seeking useful designs, but simply open the pages and find them there.

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    Shop ImageGraphics in NY


    Design / GraphicSize: 306 230mmPages: 192p (Full color)Bound: HardboundISBN: 978-4-7562-4454-3Release date: June 2014Price: US$87.00

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    Yurio Sekis Designs and Patterns

    This is the second comprehensive col-lection of design works by Yurio Seki, whose patterns are used not only for textiles but also for interior products and product packages. This book also fea-tures her extensive design works includ-ing towel, notebook, honey package as well as various craftworks. The tutorial pages of her craftworks will help craft-lovers make their own works. In addition, the book contains 16 sheets of papers with her colorful patterns on them.

    Profile of Yurio SekiYurio Seki is a Japanese graphic design-er who draws warm, mellow, brightly colored designs, and whose portfolio includes magazine art direction, book-binding, package design, CD jackets and logos. In 2001 she launched the Salvia brand, and since then has unveiled a myriad of textiles, apparel, interior goods, books and more, all using her designs inspired by the desire to create little things that make life more fun. Her colorful and heart-warming design is influenced by her life in Sweden where she spent a year working and creating her own works.

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    Yurio Sekis Scandinavian DesignPAPER BOOK

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    Art / Illustration & DesignSize: 210 x 148mmPages: 192p (Full Color)Bound: SoftboundISBN: 978-4-7562-4502-1Release date: February 2014Price: US$29.95

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    Keisuke Unosawa Paper Folding Designs

    This is the first comprehensive collec-t i on o f des ign works by Ke i suke Unosawa, whose representative project is the well-known pop-up greeting cards for The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MOMA). His simple, stylish, and surprising designs are eye-catching and appealing to many people in the world. This book presents his commer-cial works as well as selected private works. The inclusive items are adver-tisements, greeting cards, logo designs, store displays, package designs, and more. All templates of his paper designs are available so that users can enjoy creat-ing seasonal greeting cards or gif t packages.This book also should be an excellent resources for package designers and graphic designers of all levels.

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    New Encyclopedia of Paper-Folding Designs (with CD-ROM)

    Package Form and Design (with CD-ROM)



    DesignSize: 257 x 182mmPages: 248p (Full color)Bound: SoftboundISBN: 978-4-7562-4426-0Release date: February 2014Price: US$44.95

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    LIFECYCLINGThe Story of 16 Inspiring Homes

    As every birds nest is unique, we have a multitude of individual li festyles. Since we surround ourselves with a lot of things and stuff, how do we fig-ure out a way to choose what is impor-t an t in o rder f o r us t o l i ve we l l ? LIFECYCLING, a web magazine creat-ed by a Japanese interior brand IDE, introduces people who are passionate and picky about these things and stuff in their attractive nests. This title turned the contents of the web magazine into a book with 16 persons examples. Most of them are living in Japan, but 4 of them are from Los Angeles to make the title fresh and impressive.With the interviews of these people from various aspects, this book pres-ents tips and ideas that are useful to enhance readers lives. And it also con-tains a lot of beautiful photographs which show their unique but harmoni-ous lives. We can grasp their sense of aesthetics - how they choose things and have fun with them. This book helps readers to get inspired in a creative way for a better life in near future.

    Lifestyle / InteriorSize: 255 x 190mmPages: 208p (200 in color)Bound: SoftboundISBN: 978-4-7562-4407-9Release date: February 2014Price: US$29.95

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    Asian Creatives150 Emerging Talents in Art, Design, Illustration and Photography

    Designs and arts created in Asia or by Asian designers have become a dynamic and hugely exciting sphere of interest, and some of them are universal ly acknowledged and appreciated by designers of other areas and by all kinds of companies that are seeking for new talents to offer job. This book showcases the graphic designs, photographs, and illustrations of Asia. From China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Japan - introducing over 150 creators who are expected to gain attention in the upcom-ing generation in the world.This is a must-have reference tool, not only for established advertisers and designers, but also for those studying the graphic arts, and professionals who need a breath of fresh air into their cre-ative lives.

    Art / DesignSize: 257 x 186mmPages: 320p (Full Color)Bound: SoftboundISBN: 978-4-7562-4438-3Release date: February 2014Price: US$49.95

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    Japanese Style MaterialsReady-to-Use Objects, Lines, Frames and Background Patterns (with DVD-ROM)

    This is a resource book including mater ials of t radi t ional Japanese motifs, paper, textiles and patterns which are re-designed to suit modern designs. All data is on an at tached DVD-ROM with JPEG, PNG and TIFF in part. Designers can arrange them vari-ously into their works whenever they need fresh, Asian inspiration. On the other hand, general users can also enjoy using the materials into their handmade stuf fs such as greeting cards, wrapping paper, envelopes, zine and whatever they like.

    MJ Illustrations Book

    An exciting collection of unpublished works by 93 of Japanese newcomer illustrators.All of them are from the same illustra-tion school run by Toru Minegishi, a Japanese popular illustrator. The illus-trations are in gentle and heartwarming style following their teachers tone, which is a trend touch in Asian coun-tries and which might bring a breath of fresh air