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Pictoplasma: The Character Encyclopaedia [Hardcover]

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From the worlds of drawing, graphic design and painting, Pictoplasma examines the latest tendencies in character design. Having closely coincided with the character design movement since 1999, Pictoplasma presents a new, incomparable collection of what has become the world's most popular visual language. Through playful sampling and visual remixing, these characters evade established pictorial norms, and confront the viewer directly and emotionally, regardless of cultural background. Focusing on the graphical roots of contemporary character culture, this volume examines the essential qualities that empower these reduced character depictions with an universal, anthropomorphic appeal. Over 360 pages feature the fresh and surprising work of over 250 international artists, designers and newcomers, including Ana Bagayan, Friends With You, Fons Schiedon, Akinori Oishi, Koralie, Klaus Haapaniemi, Eun-Ha Paek, Nicholas Deakin, and Gary Taxali, among others.Vast in scope and always at the forefront, The Character Encyclopaedia is a comprehensive guide to the most intriguing figures populating the character universe.

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Pages   396
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 7.4" Height: 1.5"
Weight:   2.87 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 20, 2006
Publisher   Pictoplasma Publishing
ISBN  3981045831  
ISBN13  9783981045833  

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Computer Science & Information Systems > Graphics & Visualization
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Regional > Asian
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Graphic Arts > General
4Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Graphics & Illustration > General
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Nicely presented  Jun 20, 2008
Excellent value for money. Not all the designs in the book are fantastic, some quite below average. Still, many shine through and make this book truly worthy of any animator/character designers shelf.

I find these types of books indispensable when designing because of their unique views on motion, character and setting.
The best pictoplasma so far!  Dec 28, 2007
This is the best book they have released yet. If you already know what pictoplasma is all about, dont exitate, if you are new to this, well pictoplasma is a character design oriented book and they are always looking for the best and more simple designs, like less is more thingy. Great design from so many talented artist around the globe! Definetly a must buy!
Great book for get inspiration  Sep 21, 2007
Reecently,i discover the world of character design, and im start to research for sites, tecnichs, styles books etc etc, and i find this book.
and the book its realy awesome, u can find tons of character for all over the world.

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