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"A welcome reminder, in the age of digital chatter, of the notebook's usefulness as a tool to quiet down."--NY Times
 
Based on one of the first of Ed Ruscha's celebrated "word pictures," this lined journal seems particularly relevant in today's world of nonstop media noise.
An insider's pocket-sized guide to the best shops of Florence
 
Shop and eat like a Florentine with this pocket-sized guide to the best of the magnificent Tuscan city known for its art, culture, and cuisine. Celebrated graphic designer and self-described Italophile Louise Fili, with connoisseur of all things Lisa Apatoff, takes you on eight walks through Florence, discussing more than seventy of the city's most alluring shops--some run by the same families for generations, others offering young entrepreneurs' fresh interpretations of traditional techniques. There is much for discerning travelers to discover in this enchanting introduction to makers and purveyors of clothing, home decor, accessories, specialty foods, and more.
Who can resist the tactile charm of letterpress?
 
Not many, judging by its ever-rising popularity among artists and designers working with old-school printing methods. The Ladies of Letterpress features the best work of the members of an international organization that champions the work of women printers. Valuable as a handy resource, it includes a wide range of pieces, from greeting cards to broadsides and posters, printed in a variety of type and illustration styles. Each piece is accompanied by details of paper, inks, and press used in its printing, and a profile of its printer. Whether you're drawn to elegant greeting cards, humorous note cards, or calendars and posters, you're sure to find inspiration in this volume.
America's secret plan to invade Canada, and theirs to invade us!
 
The world's friendliest border is also the longest, but these peacful neighbors haven't always been so friendly. This lighthearted history describes more than two centuries of border squabbles, battles, culminating in detailed plans for full-on invasions, offering both a quick overview of American-Canadian history along with plenty of unintentional silliness along the way.
Back by popular demand!
 
The Fifteenth Anniversary Edition of our offbeat classic celebrating the love and devotion of pet owners. Despite all the visual distractions of the digital age, one low-tech form of mass communication remains as popular as ever: the lost pet poster. Stapled to telephone poles and bulletin boards in cities and suburbs worldwide, these often hastily made signs are quirky combinations of hand-drawn illustration, emotional longing, and surprisingly offbeat humor. Lost features the most notable selections from artist and animal lover Ian Phillips's international collection. Featuring a veritable Noah's ark of animals--from everyday pets such as dog, cats, hamsters, and turtles to more unusual companions, including ferrets, parrots, cows, and cockatiels--these remarkable posters are a powerful testament to the love and devotion shared by pet owners everywhere.
A riveting tale, a story of success against great odds.
 
In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs that included such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, and Jack Masey landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound-effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, their job was to create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience. This Ghost Army, conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions, and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. The Ghost Army of World War II is the first publication to tell their remarkable story.
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