Design

Apocalypse: The Great East Window Of York Minster

Apocalypse: The Great East Window Of York Minster

$29.95
More Info
This is the tale of a medieval masterpiece. York Minster boasts one of the great artistic achievements of the Middle Ages - a stunning expanse of stained glass of unparalleled size and beauty in Britain. The Great East Window, created by the 15th-century glass painter John Thornton, contains over 300 glazed panels, including a remarkable sequence depicting that most inspiring and controversial Biblical text, the Revelation of St John. The four horsemen, the Archangel Michael and the dragon, the whore of Babylon, the coming of the new Jerusalem - all of the famous phantasmagorical images of John's vision are here in searing colour and detail. Specially commissioned as the Minster received a generous grant to clean and preserve this masterwork, Apocalypse reproduces the entire cycle in colour for the first time. Expert commentary by medieval stained glass expert Sarah Brown is supplemented by a chapter on the interpretation of the Apocalypse by theologian Paula Gooder and an introduction by the Dean of York.
Stencilled Ornament & Illustration

Stencilled Ornament & Illustration

$9.95
More Info

There has never been anyone in the design world like William Addison Dwiggins (1880–1956). The first American to call himself a graphic designer, he applied his prodigious talents in the fields of typography, calligraphy, illustration, and even puppeteering—a more fitting title might have been Renaissance man. He is best known for his book designs, which combine his expertise in calligraphy, use of stencils, and typography. Very little has been published on Dwiggins, until now.

Vintage Costume Inspirations

Vintage Costume Inspirations

$15.95
More Info

Vintage Costume Inspiration is full of wildly creative pictures and ideas. Most of the images in this book are from mid-century French and German costume magazines and catalogs. This book has everything, from costumes that will challenge even the most serious crafters, to simple and striking details for more casual creators.

A great costume can often come from a simple idea. Therefore, Laughing Elephant has selected images that capture some of those wonderful costumes and compiled them in this book to spark the imaginations of parents and children alike. A few of the best and most whimsical ideas include: an artist's palette (complete with paintbrush hat!), a carrot, a box of chocolate, a telephone, and even an alluring version of a high-tension wire.

These costumes are beautifully illustrated and sure to ignite your child's imagination. Have the most original costume at the next Halloween party with our retro costume look book!