Plenty of Books to Inspire

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Hatch Show Print, the History of a Great American Poster
It’s no news that Flutter loves books and Portland loves books as well, so it works out perfectly for everyone.  Each season, Kalaisha and Cindy hand select an amazing library of awesomeness in many categories to admire and inspire.  For Spring, they have curated an extra lot of books in the creative realm. I’m coveting this Book of Old Poster Copies.  They just don’t make them like that anymore do they? Now you can have your own collection to do what you will with….

I can never seem to acquire enough photography books. There are so many great ones out there, perfect for visual inspiration on a whim. The graphic presentation of this book is beautifully detailed with hand painted, quotes. Unknown Halsman, reveals and overlooked, bizarre, playful side of Philippe Halsman, in this magnificent collection

Graffiti Asia
Graffiti Asia

This book shows photos of artists work from many countries in Asia, along with interviews and quotes, about this fascinating and evolving art genre. Far removed from the Western style of graffiti origins, these illustrations offer and entirely new perspective on modern art,from other countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan, as well as China and the Philippines.
The 1000 Journals Project
The curious and voyeuristic side of humans draws us to a look inside the mind of another person.  I’ve often dreamed of writing this very kind of book, and wanting more people to have the courage to put something like this out for everyone to read. The 1000 Journals Project is blowing up because of fascination, pure and simple and sadly, often underdeveloped in today’s world. It’s a rare, intimate look into the mind of an artist. Highly inspirational for designers, artists and really anyone who appreciates a raw, honest and personal look into someone else’s world. 

Berlin, Portrait of a City

This photo is one of my favorite images from this picturesque book.  Nothing is left untouched in this journey through  Berlin, from the two world wars, to the strength in character of the people of this remarkable city.  A photographic travel log into the history of one of the most interesting cities in the world. Berlin, Portrait of a City, has been called the most comprehensive book on Berlin ever made.

The Vegetable Garden
I’m am so in love with these classic, vintage illustrated books popping up at Flutter. Just in time for Spring gardening, this illustrated book of  vegetable prints to keep bound or ready to frame, can only be described as stunning. The Vegetable Garden features some of the most delicately, detailed science illustrations of all time. You’ll find yourself, literally, staring at each page for hours.  

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Rosie Flo’s Travel Book
For the budding artist or the kid in all of us, Flutter has plenty to offer (I’m not ashamed to admit now that I have colored one of these books and thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you very much). The illustrated, creativity is endless with this series, once you color it in and add your own elements, you become the designer. Perfect for Spring is this new to Flutter coloring book, Rosie Flo’s Travel Book. Snap one up quickly before they all fly out the door and around the globe!

Photo Booth Dogs

For fans of dogs (who isn’t), this is the most delightful little book of photo booth shots of dogs and those who love them. The author, Cameron Woo has included over 100 beautiful photos, spanning over eighty years, capturing the bond between man, woman and his and her, eternal, best friend.

Stop in on a rainy afternoon, curl up on a soft chair and thumb through the library, you never know what will strike your fancy?  See you soon….