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Ever have trouble finding your pencil for your travel sketchbook? That is a problem of the past with the handy dandy Bookaroo Pen Pouch. Simply slide in the cover of the book of you choice and keep stocked with your drawing or writing implement of choice. Never lose another expensive pen or pencil again!
Illuminated maginfiers are a marvel for those who need a little extra light and maginification. The simple, easy to handle design let you set the glass on the page and instaly see 2x magnification with a 4x inset. Turn the light on and off with the touch sensor.
ACME Studio's Felt Tip Refill, is a medium sized tip with black ink. Each refill is packaged in a sealed plastic sleeve.
Our 888 Roller Ball Refills, come in a pack of 5 refills, in either black, blue, red, or rainbow variety 5-pack. Each refill is packaged in a sealed plastic sleeve, which is packaged in a black ACME refill box.
Like the ACME Studio writing instruments, the Acme business card cases are well designed and manufactured. Cases have mirror chrome metal finish inside and out with a unique image applied to the lid. For an artist's business cards or the cards of an enthusiast with a keen sense of style.
ACME chrome front section to fit all standard roller ball pens.
"Ray Gun" Desk Pen, a design by Ben Hall, comes from ACME Studio's line of designer desk pens. Each desk pen is made to be a unique one of a kind design. This desk pen represents a comical "Ray Gun". It features a special "Gun Sight" shaped clip and a twist to open/close mechanism. This pen can clip to your pocket or can sit on your desk. The pen is made of silver plated brass with a hand applied acrylic lacquer. The base of the pen is a hand applied lacquered acrylic. ACME is placed on the top of the pen while the designers signature and ACME logo is placed on the base.
ACME Studio's New P900 Ballpoint Refill, comes in black ink. It is packaged in a sealed plastic sleeve, comes with extra parts.
ACME Studio writing instruments are well designed with a comfortable weight and shape. Pens are constructed using metal barrels with hand applied color images - the finest lacquers are used. Quality manufacturing is demonstrated by metal-to-metal threading.
Gain insight into methods of the best contemporary acrylic artists in the 2nd edition of AcrylicWorks. Features more than 125 paintings by about 100 artists selected from hundreds of acrylic painters across the world. Each painting is accompanied by an instructive and inspiring caption discussing the artist's radical breakthrough in the painting process.
Many urban sketchers have a natural interest in the structures and cityscapes that make up their drawings, and Archisketcher offers these readers a fun and accessible way of learning a little more about their surroundings, helping them to spot and recognize a wide range of common architectural styles and characteristic features.
Adding an interesting slant on the subjective nature of sketching, two-page spreads present the work of various artists who offer their own interpretations of famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower or the New York skyline. The book also features a series of spotlights on international sketchers who discuss the architectural styles and features that they like to sketch in their own neighborhoods (including artists from San Francisco, Montreal, Madrid, Amsterdam, and Berlin, to name but a few).
• Packed with accessible bite-sized tips for spotting and sketching different architectural styles and characteristic features
• Features fresh, appealing work from an international selection of contemporary urban sketchers
• Urban/on-location drawing continues to be a hot trend
Artwork for you to colour in, frame, use in collages, decoupage. This bumper art sketch pad is the perfect activity for artists of all ages who enjoy drawing and colouring. Let your creativity run wild as you fill in each captivating page of collage. Featuring instructions, suggestions and explanations about how to get the most from The Art Colouring Book, you can explore the pages designed for colouring in and get experimental on the pages left for you to add collage and colour to. Including information and guides for technique, materials and the use of colour, this really is the perfect gift for any aspiring creative!
Jacqui Small publishes high-quality, beautifully illustrated books, covering Interiors, Crafts, Food and Drink, and Flowers and Gardening. Our books are written by the best authors in their field and photographed by the best photographers in the world.
• Size: 8.25"w x 11.5"h
A guide to contemporary ideas, movements, and buzzwords, 1945 to the present
A revised and expanded third edition of the leading lexicon of contemporary art, now illustrated in full color throughout.
The writing is simple, direct, nonjudgmental, and succinct. An essential update. -- Library Journal
ArtSpeak is where you go to find out, quickly and clearly, what Semiotics means... It offers handy short takes on terms like commodification and formalism, along with the who, when, where, and sometimes why of Neo Dada, Neo-Expressionism, Neo-Geo, New Image, the New Leipzig school, New media, New Realism, New Wave, Nouveau Réalisme, Socialist Realism, Social Realism, Social Practice, Space Art, and Spatialism, to name some more of the 146 categories in the book. It also explains what separates Pathetic Art from kitsch, and how Abject Expressionism differs from Abstract Expressionism. -- ARTnews
In the end, ArtSpeak is informative and readable, a friendly invitation to better understand the language of contemporary art. Over its history, the book has transmuted from more or less a dictionary of terms into a relatively comprehensive survey of twenty-five years of art. Now, don’t you want clearer understanding of movement Mono-ha? -- Rain Taxi Review of Books
In this important update of ArtSpeak, Atkins again offers reliable, succinct definitions of some 150 art terms, ideas, and movements, outlined in an easy-to-read, uniform format that gives the who, when, where, and what. Summing Up: Highly recommended -- CHOICE
On the twenty-fifth anniversary of its original publication, the best-selling ArtSpeak returns in a fully redesigned third edition, featuring nearly 150 alphabetical entries—30 of them entirely new, and others updated—that explain the who, when, where, and what of postwar and contemporary art, from Abstract Expressionism to zeitgeist. These concise essays on key artistic terms are written with wit and common sense by veteran art historian and critic Robert Atkins, who also provides a year-by-year timeline of world and art-world events from 1945 to the present. Some 80 images, most in full color, illustrate iconic works of the movements discussed, making ArtSpeak a visual as well as a textual reference.
The new terms in this edition of ArtSpeak include not only recent movements, such as the Leipzig School and San Francisco’s Mission School, but also past movements that have attained a new critical prominence, such as Japan’s Mono-ha group and Brazilian Neoconcretism. Also discussed are the growing constellation of new media and intermedia practices, the social and economic structures of the art world, and the theoretical concepts that interest artists and critics today. Particular attention is given to the key terms of contemporary Chinese art—from Rustic Realism to Political Pop—reflecting China’s growing importance on the global scene.
Long established as an indispensable reference for art-world neophytes and seasoned professionals alike, ArtSpeak will continue to attract a broad and appreciative audience in this attractive new edition.
• Size: 6" x 9"
• 288 pages
• 103 illustrations, most in full color
• Published 2013
• Made in Hong Kong
A guide to modern ideas, movements, and buzzwords, 1848-1944
The successor to the phenomenally popular Artspeak: A Guide To Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords chronicles international art from realism through surrealism.
An invaluable guide through the intricacies of the first century of modern art, ArtSpoke features the same lucid prose, thought-provoking ideas, user-friendly organization, and striking design as its predecessor, ArtSpeak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords.
Chronicling international art from Realism through Surrealism, ArtSpoke explains such popular but often misunderstood movements and organizations as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, the Salon, the Fauves, the Harlem Renaissance, and so on—as well as events ranging from the 1913 Armory Show to Brazils little-known Semana de Arte Moderna. Concise explanations of potentially perplexing techniques, media, and philosophies of art making-including automatism, calotype, found object, Pictorialism, and Readymade-provide information essential to understanding how artists of this era worked and why the results look the way they do. Entries on concepts that were crucial to the development of modern art—such as androgyny, dandyism, femme fatale, spiritualism, and many others—distinguish this lively guide from any other art dictionary on the market.
Also unique to this volume is the ArtChart, a handy one-page chronological diagram of the groups discussed in the book. In addition, there is a scene-setting timeline of world history and art history from 1848 to 1944, overflowing with invaluable information and illustrated with twenty-four color reproductions.
Students, specialists, and casual art lovers will all find ArtSpoke an essential addition to their reference shelves and a welcome companion on visits to museums and galleries.
• Size: 6 x 9"
• 224 pages
• 74 illustrations, 24 in full color
• Published 1993
• Made in Hong Kong
These days, there’s one category in particular that is hot, hot, HOT: Coloring Books for Adults. It’s easy to understand why: coloring books offer busy people a chance to relax, focus, and create something uniquely beautiful. To meet this surging demand, Barron’s has created a whole line of best-selling adult Coloring Books that have caught fire with our delighted customers.
We call 'em Coin Purses but they can handle a wad of cash, peanut M&Ms, earrings...Super cute and ready for change - just like you! Charming, slightly rumpled texture adds ultra-cool, handmade appeal.
• 4.3"w x 3.2"h
• Made from 95% post-consumer material.
Sits on your hip nice and sweet. Reinforced floor, super-comfy adjustable strap, strong magnetic closures, and inside pocket perfect for iPads.
• 53" adjustable strap
• 95% post consumer recycled material
• 12" h x 11" w x 3" d
This not-just-for-pencils case keeps your tiny things tidy, fits inside your other Blue Q bags!
• 4-1/4" x 8-5/8"
• 95% recycled post consumer material has a crushed, wrinkled look when sewn. This is normal for the high recycled content.
Perfectly sized for small unrelated doodads. Also acts a a great organizing bag to slip inside a larger Blue Q bag.
• 9.5"w x 7.25"h
• Easy to clean
• 95% recycled post consumer material has a crushed, wrinkled look when sewn into Zipper Pouches. This is normal for the high recycled content.
The fast easy way to organize your cords. For MP3 players and ear buds. Great for Home and Travel.
• Made in China
Slim Pen was designed to be as thin as possible. At only 4mm (1/8 inch") thick, the pen can be safely secured inside your favorite notebook or agenda. #1 Affix the Slim Pen docking tab to the inside cover of your favorite notebook or agenda. #2 Slide Slim Pen off the tab and you are ready to write. #3 Replace the Slim Pen to its docking tab and close your notebook. Slim Pen will be ready and secure for when you need it again.
• Length: 4.4"
• Award winning design
• Made in Malaysia
Canson's Self Adhesive Photo corners allows you the natural beauty of paper photo corners with convenient and easy to use self adhesive backing.
Use this refill in Caran d'Ache pens.
• Made in Switzerland
Use this refill in Caran d'Ache fountain pens.
• Made in Switzerland
Use this refill in Caran d'Ache ballpoint pens.
• Made in Germany
The classic Caran d'Ache ballpoint pen is stylish and practical with a light metal body and classic clip. Includes one Goliath medium ink cartridge with stainless-steel tip.
• Anodized shiny aluminum
• Smooth mechanism
• Made in Switzerland
Use this refill in Caran d'Ache rollerball pens.
• Made in Switzerland
The person who picks up a copy of Mixed Media Play Date will learn everything she needs to know about mixed media materials and techniques. She will be encouraged through playful and imaginative projects and engaging and humorous writing to try something (everything!) new, to use the tools and materials in both traditional and creative ways, and to make art that comes from the heart. • More than 30 techniques arranged in themed chapters including drawing, painting, adding texture, and transfers/resists • More than 40 diverse materials featured, from the everyday (pencils, paint, gel and texture mediums) to the unique (hardware store tapes and texture add-ins for paint, twine and wire) • Unique approach to mixed-media instruction: focusing on project motifs that are simple, meaningful to the core audience, and easy to work with/replicate
No judgment. No fear. No limits! The Creative Edge takes the reader on an amazing exploration of their own artistic potential by exploring ways to use color, design, metaphors and symbols. Features 26 creativity techniques covered in twenty mini and ten full demonstrations.