Chronicle Books

Sign Painters Chronicle Books

There was a time as recently as the 1980s when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our visual landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade. This book documents a collection these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. It provides a history of the craft, features stories and photographs of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States.

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The PANTONE Fashion Sketchpad Chronicle Books

With expert guidance from the color authorities at Pantone, this sketchpad will help both budding and seasoned Fashionistas design chic and colorful looks with confidence. This fashion sketchpad has 60 stylish color palettes, room to create new ones and more than 400 figure templates that conveniently disappear when photocopied, thus eliminating the need to fuss with light boxes or tracing paper.

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Archidoodle Chronicle Books Special Order Only

This book provides a fun and interactive way to learn about architecture. Filled with an array of beautiful and elegant drawings, it poses all manner of architectural challenges for the artist including designing your own skyscraper, drawing an island house and creating a Constructivist monument, plus many more. Aimed at anyone who loves drawing buildings, it encourages the user to imagine their own creative solutions by sketching, drawing and painting in the pages of the book. In so doing, they will learn about a whole range of significant architectural issues, such as the importance of site and materials, how to furnish a space, how to read plans and how to create sustainable cities. It also includes numerous examples of works and ideas by major architects to draw inspiration from. This 160-page book appeals to everyone including children, students and architects.

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Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book Chronicle Books Special Order Only

This stunning new coloring book by Johanna Basford takes readers on an inky quest through an enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle at its heart. As well as drawings to complete, color and embellish, there are hidden objects to be found along the way including wild flowers, animals and birds, maps, lanterns, keys and treasure chests. Beginning at the entrance to the forest, the journey progresses through woodland, rocky caves and tree-lined mazes, over streams and a waterfall, across the trees tops, to finally reach the castle.

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Game of Thrones Coloring Book Chronicle Books Special Order Only

Immerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones through this beautifully and intricately illustrated coloring book for adults. Complete portraits of your favorite characters and experience the dramatic landscapes and cities of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. This is a coloring book of truly epic proportions.

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Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book Chronicle Books Special Order Only

Tumble down the rabbit hole and find yourself in an inky black-and-white wonderland. This interactive activity book takes you on a ramble through a secret garden created in beautifully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations – all waiting to be brought to life through coloring, but each also sheltering all kinds of tiny creatures just waiting to be found. There are also bits of the garden that still need to be completed by you! Appealing to all ages, the intricately-realized world of the Secret Garden is both beautiful and inspirational.

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The Ceramics Bible Chronicle Books Special Order Only

Ceramicists have been plying their art and craft for thousands of years, and are still very prolific today. This book is both comprehensive and brimming with more than 700 full-color photos and illustrations. It is a great guide for serious ceramics practitioners. Inside this book the artist will find step-by-step instructions for molding, firing and glazing techniques, each technique generously accompanied by detailed photographs. Also included are beautiful examples of contemporary work, historical information, artist profiles, troubleshooting tips as well as an extensive resource section. Great for students, artists and collectors, this book will make a valuable contribution to any library.

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The Tattoo Coloring Book Chronicle Books Special Order Only

Packed with stunning illustrations, this unique coloring book celebrates the art of the tattoo. The tattoo designs were specially drawn for the purpose of this book and range from traditional motifs of hearts, sailors, girls, skulls and roses to more elaborate compositions with a contemporary edge. A perfect gift book that will appeal to anyone who loves tattoo imagery or for someone who is looking for inspiration for their next piece of body art.

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