Book Worm

I know you shouldn't judge a book by a cover but let's face it we do. This is such a beautiful book. Perfect for a creative, textiles, fashion lovers coffee table or anyone who appreciates looking at gorgeous and technical brilliant garments.

Does what it says on the tin, Fashion Illustrations by Designers some of which are private and have never been seen. Love this book, It has helped me in many a projects. photocopies of pages don my walls and can be found in various old sketchbooks of mine!
Tim Burton, genius. Nightmare Before Christmas was a favourite of mine when I was a nipper and I still love it today. I had a bit of weird crush on Jack Skeleton but strangely I've heard quite a lot of people say that to... when I went to new york and saw his exhibition at MoMA I was blown away, his work definitely inspired me. There wasn't just the typical Burton animations and drawings but so many private collections of photography, sculptures and sketch books. There was seriously so much it was insane but amazing. This book has quirky little illustrations accompanying short poems and stories it's sure to make you want to pick up a pencil and doodle all over the shop.

Marilyn, Vintage, 50s and 60s are some of my favourite things and pin-up art has that certain air of cheekiness. Elvgren was the best pin-up and glamour artist in the history of American illustration. when I saw this book in HMV for only £6 I had to buy it!  it is chooker full of wonderful paintings that you can spend hours pouring over taking in all the detailing and history of the pieces.

Fashion Now 2 - Tashen
An extensive collection of fashion designers with extracts, quotes and lots of beautiful visuals. Perfect for fashion students looking for refrences or designers they wouldn't necessary think of for a particular project.

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lo said...

great post, will be looking up some of these :) xx

Indigo said...

Thanks for sharing these books! I'm off to the library and bookstore now to try and track down a few.

Rose Davidson-Leech said...

Thankyou for sharing those books! I'm doing fashion/textiles at college so these will help a million xo

Jaymie said...

no problems guys, hope you find them, enjoy!