'I saw three ships come sailing in, On Christmas Day in the morning'
Today's thematic gift suggestions are perfect for thalassophiles in your life. In #TheWritersMap authors and illustrators share their personal insights on maps from their books and those that have inspired them, with contributions from #PhilipPullman, #FrancesHardinge, @chris_riddell
We're posting thematic gift suggestions this Christmas, inspired by some of the greatest #Christmassongs.
Hokusai’s The Great Wave is the most famous image in Japanese art, not to mention an iOS emoji 🌊. Hokusai Manga presents the remarkable early sketches that saw him experimenting and perfecting natural motifs.
Visit our homepage to read our new article 'The World Beyond the Great Wave'
Hubert Czerepok 'Nigdy nie będziesz Polakiem!' (You Never Be a Pole!), 2009 taken from p.118 of 'The Word is Art'. 'The Word is Art' offers a rich history of word- and book-based art, showing how words remain critical, powerful and central to art practice.
Thank you @emmaroberts and @belletrist for featuring ‘Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Victorian Home’ by @lucindahawksley in your Christmas Gift Guide. ‘Bitten by Witch Fever’ is ‘a quirky book examining a killer in the Victorian home… Lucinda Hawksley tells the story in chapters interleaved with fabulous designs.’ @guardian
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'The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons' is a two-volume slipcased, 1,600-page A-to-Z curation collection featuring nearly a century's worth of @NewYorker cartoons. It’s the perfect gift for anyone looking for some humour in the evolution of social commentary.
Credit: ‘How about never’ by Bob Mankoff
Own a piece of art history with the Collector's Edition of 'Ballenesque'. Limited to 100 copies, signed and numbered by @Rogerballen and includes a print (Candlelight, 2014).
'Bittersweet: Noma Bar' is the limited-edition career retrospective of one of the world’s most inventive contemporary illustrators. This edition contains an exclusive print.
Noma Bar’s innovative, playful style, use of negative space and minimalist fonts have made him one of the most sought-after illustrators working today, with a broad range of commissions from magazines and newspapers – including Empire, #TheNewYorkTimes, @wireduk, @guardian and @timeoutlondon
'Rockin' around the Christmas tree,
Have a happy holiday!' We're posting thematic gift suggestions this Christmas, inspired by some of the greatest #Christmas songs. Today we're 'Rockin' around the Christmas tree' with our favourite music books.
‘The Book of Trees' is a big, beautifully illustrated book about one of nature’s greatest gifts, the tree. It tracks the history of trees from prehistoric times to today, illustrated by the award-winning author Piotr Socha.
Chef, restaurateur and food writer @ottolenghi has chosen 'Anarchy of Chillies' as one of the most outstanding books he's read this year. '...bold and bright, each variety given its own unique design, represented with brilliant illustrations. It’s a must for anyone who’s serious about their chillies, their graphic design, or both.' This book is a celebration of 100 types of chillies and accompanies the notecard set and gift wrapping paper book.
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'Deck the Halls' with paintings, patterns and #presents
This #Christmas we’re making gift giving a little easier this year with our thematic book selections inspired by some of the greatest #Christmas songs of all time.
'Ocean' is a beautiful lift-the-flap title that brings to life the sea from the shoreline to the inkiest depths. Life the flaps to discover shellfish and crabs hiding under rocks, or zoom in on a giant squid.
Written by renowned biologist Emmanuelle Grundmann and beautifully designed by @helenedruvert.
In 'Morocco From The Air’. the internationally acclaimed aerial photographer #YannArthusBertrand turns his lens on Morocco in this entirely new collection of breathtaking photographs. 'For many years now, I have felt a deep bond with Morocco, a sense of brotherhood. I see this book, therefore, as a natural sequel to my film 'Le Maroc vu du ciel' and I hope that these aerial images will help Moroccans to feel a renewed pride in their country and its richness and beauty.' #YannArthusBertrand