Reddit mentions: The best individual artists books

We found 186 Reddit comments discussing the best individual artists books. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 72 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

1. Codex Seraphinianus

Codex Seraphinianus
Sentiment score: 7
Number of mentions: 28
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8. Mark Twain. The Complete Novels

Mark Twain. The Complete Novels
Sentiment score: 2
Number of mentions: 13
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11. The Art of Josh Barkey

The Art of Josh Barkey
Sentiment score: 1
Number of mentions: 2
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14. The Art of Richard Thompson

The Art of Richard Thompson
Sentiment score: 1
Number of mentions: 1
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u/kneeltothesun · 3 pointsr/TheOA

Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World
by George Gilder

The computer age is over.
After a cataclysmic global run of thirty years, it has given birth to the age of the telecosm -- the world enabled and defined by new communications technology. Chips and software will continue to make great contributions to our lives, but the action is elsewhere. To seek the key to great wealth and to understand the bewildering ways that high tech is restructuring our lives, look not to chip speed but to communication power, or bandwidth. Bandwidth is exploding, and its abundance is the most important social and economic fact of our time.

George Gilder is one of the great technological visionaries, and "the man who put the 's' in 'telecosm'" (Telephony magazine). He is equally famous for understanding and predicting the nuts and bolts of complex technologies, and for putting it all together in a soaring view of why things change, and what it means for our daily lives. His track record of futurist predictions is one of the best, often proving to be right even when initially opposed by mighty corporations and governments. He foresaw the power of fiber and wireless optics, the decline of the telephone regime, and the explosion of handheld computers, among many trends. His list of favored companies outpaced even the soaring Nasdaq in 1999 by more than double.

His long-awaited Telecosm is a bible of the new age of communications. Equal parts science story, business history, social analysis, and prediction, it is the one book you need to make sense of the titanic changes underway in our lives. Whether you surf the net constantly or not at all, whether you live on your cell phone or hate it for its invasion of private life, you need this book. It has been less than two decades since the introduction of the IBM personal computer, and yet the enormous changes wrought in our lives by the computer will pale beside the changes of the telecosm. Gilder explains why computers will "empty out," with their components migrating to the net; why hundreds of low-flying satellites will enable hand-held computers and communicators to become ubiquitous; why television will die; why newspapers and magazines will revive; why advertising will become less obnoxious; and why companies will never be able to waste your time again.

Along the way you will meet the movers and shakers who have made the telecosm possible. From Charles Townes and Gordon Gould, who invented the laser, to the story of JDS Uniphase, "the Intel of the Telecosm," to the birthing of fiberless optics pioneer TeraBeam, here are the inventors and entrepreneurs who will be hailed as the next Edison or Gates. From hardware to software to chips to storage, here are the technologies that will soon be as basic as the air we breathe.

Migration on Wings
Aerodynamics and Energetics
Authors: Kantha, Lakshmi

This book is an effort to explore the technical aspects associated with bird flight and migration on wings. After a short introduction on the birds migration, the book reviews the aerodynamics and Energetics of Flight and presents the calculation of the Migration Range. In addition, the authors explains aerodynamics of the formation flight and finally introduces great flight diagrams.

Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique
by Sophie Calle

The haunting story of Sophie Calle’s mother, told through diary excerpts and family photographs
“She was called successively Rachel, Monique, Szyndler, Calle, Pagliero, Gonthier, Sindler,” reads the first lines of Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique, embroidered on the cover. “My mother liked people to talk about her. Her life did not appear in my work, and that annoyed her. When I set up my camera at the bottom of the bed in which she lay dying―fearing that she would pass away in my absence, whereas I wanted to be present and hear her last words―she exclaimed, ‘Finally.’”
Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique tells the story of Monique Szyndler, Sophie Calle’s mother who died in 2007, through diary excerpts and photographs selected by the artist from family albums. Described as “haunting” and “a mystery novel that tirelessly searches for a missing person,” the Rachel Monique project honors a daughter’s complicated relationship with her mother and the artist’s deeply felt grief.
This volume, presenting Calle’s installation of Rachel Monique at the Palais de Tokyo, was designed in close collaboration with the artist. The cover text is embroidered to create a precious object, and all of the texts relating to the installation are beautifully embossed. Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique is a highly personal and moving book, intimate and universal in its expressions of mourning and memory.

Titles of unidentified books: "How to Love.." "Birds..."

Book about "Beatrix Potter" (haven't identified the particular publication)

Though Potter was typical of women of her generation in having limited opportunities for higher education, her study and watercolours of fungi led to her being widely respected in the field of mycology. In her thirties, Potter self-published the highly successful children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Following this, Potter began writing and illustrating children's books full-time.

Potter was also a prize-winning breeder of Herdwick sheep and a prosperous farmer keenly interested in land preservation. Beatrix and her brother were allowed great freedom in the country and both children became adept students of natural history. he Journal, decoded and transcribed by Leslie Linder in 1958, does not provide an intimate record of her personal life, but it is an invaluable source for understanding a vibrant part of British society in the late 19th century. It describes Potter's maturing artistic and intellectual interests, her often amusing insights on the places she visited, and her unusual ability to observe nature and to describe it. Started in 1881, her journal ends in 1897 when her artistic and intellectual energies were absorbed in scientific study and in efforts to publish her drawings.

Beatrix Potter was interested in every branch of natural science save astronomy. By the 1890s her scientific interests centered on mycology.

Walk Through Walls: A Memoir
by Marina Abramovic

“I had experienced absolute freedom—I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn’t matter, that nothing mattered at all—and it intoxicated me.”

In 2010, more than 750,000 people stood in line at Marina Abramović’s MoMA retrospective for the chance to sit across from her and communicate with her nonverbally in an unprecedented durational performance that lasted more than 700 hours. This celebration of nearly fifty years of groundbreaking performance art demonstrated once again that Marina Abramović is truly a force of nature.

The child of Communist war-hero parents under Tito’s regime in postwar Yugoslavia, she was raised with a relentless work ethic. Even as she was beginning to build an international artistic career, Marina lived at home under her mother’s abusive control, strictly obeying a 10 p.m. curfew. But nothing could quell her insatiable curiosity, her desire to connect with people, or her distinctly Balkan sense of humor—all of which informs her art and her life. The beating heart of Walk Through Walls is an operatic love story—a twelve-year collaboration with fellow performance artist Ulay, much of which was spent penniless in a van traveling across Europe—a relationship that began to unravel and came to a dramatic end atop the Great Wall of China.

Marina’s story, by turns moving, epic, and dryly funny, informs an incomparable artistic career that involves pushing her body past the limits of fear, pain, exhaustion, and danger in an uncompromising quest for emotional and spiritual transformation. A remarkable work of performance in its own right, Walk Through Walls is a vivid and powerful rendering of the unparalleled life of an extraordinary artist.

u/AlfredoEinsteino · 3 pointsr/latterdaysaints

I second the recommendation for Garden of Enid. It's smart, funny, thought provoking, and deeply Mormon. Always fun to read her t-shirts
or the titles of the books she's holding. Start from the beginning, though, because there is a narrative to it.

Maybe I'm oldschool, but I usually read newspaper funnies. But I read them online--does that count as a web comic?

Pickles is very consistently funny and it's by an LDS cartoonist (it's fun to spot the temple pictures in the background or see that Earl and Opal are reading the Ensign).

I'm a big fan of Cul de Sac. It's my favorite comic and I feel that the humor (although not the same as Calvin and Hobbes) will appeal to anyone who likes Calvin and Hobbes. Sadly, the cartoonist passed away from Parkinson's not too long ago, so the strip is no longer running. He was a political cartoonist and a caricaturist before creating Cul de Sac--if you can get your hands on a copy, I recommend looking through a retrospective of his work that was published a few years ago: The Art of Richard Thompson.

Lio has a distinct Addams Family vibe (the Addams Family was originally a New Yorker comic before it was a TV show, by the way). None of his characters ever speak, so sometimes it's like the comic strip version of an old silent film.

One Big Happy is written by a Catholic cartoonist (not that it matters, but I guess it's interesting since this thread is in a religion subreddit). It's witty, sometimes a little irreverent (but totally G-rated).

Rip Haywire is a comic much in the flavor of a Dick Tracy serial, but it's filled with funny pop culture references and lots of explosions and fistfights. This one is narrative-heavy, so it takes reading a few before getting into the swing of what's going on.

I think Basic Instructions was originally a web comic. It isn't much like a traditional 4-panel newspaper strip--it's hard to describe. It's consistently clever though.

Speed Bump is an underrated gem. It's a one-panel comic that likes visual gags, puns, and occasional (very mild) potty humor. It nearly always gets a laugh from me.

If you're looking for artistic inspiration, maybe look through the lists of past Reuben award winners? The Reubens are like the Academy Awards, but for cartoonists and illustrators. There's an overall winner and then winners for specific categories. I think they added a web comic category just last year.

u/Y3808 · 2 pointsr/enoughpetersonspam

Jonathan Swift has the most lasting influence. Not just for the Gulliver's Travels novel but his satires and political activism in general. A dramatist named John Gay had the most theatrical notoriety of the time. Gay had wild success with a satire of Handel's Rinaldo titled The Beggar's Opera. It was a satire that equated highway robbers with the nobility and was hugely popular both in England and in pre-revolutionary America. George Washington called it his favorite play; it was performed over 50 times in America and over 80 times during Gay's lifetime in England. There is a BBC performance of it on youtube and the text is on Gutenberg.

From a literary standpoint William Blake and Alexander Pope were probably the most relevant of the age in terms of original poetical talent. Blake was certainly the more politically revolutionary of the two in his personal beliefs, but the criticism in his poetry is subtle. There's a book length criticism of him from the 1950s that is still the canonical examination of the times from his perspective, titled Blake: Prophet Against Empire.

In addition to being a novelist, Henry Fielding founded London's first police force and was a magistrate. Most of his letters were assumed lost but batches were found in the early 1900s and 1970s, A memoir based on the early letters is on Gutenberg

If there is one figure that a large number of these surviving literary figures of the day were against, it was the first prime minister, Robert Walpole. Walpole was seen as corrupt in the press of the time, mostly because of his interest in the South Sea Company (a joint venture with Spain involving slaves and colonial goods from the Americas). Walpole invested in the company early in his life and cashed out before the value of shares in the company crashed, which happened while he was in office. It was England's first big financial scandal involving laypeople as investors, afaik. Pope and Gay in particular lost money in the same investments. Gay was bankrupted by the loss, and satirized Walpole constantly thereafter.

A LOT of what we know about these people is from Swift's letters to and from them, which were largely preserved, and Samuel Johnson's Lives of the English Poets (available on Gutenberg). Swift was in constant correspondence with the others mentioned above over a period of decades, and we still have a lot of those letters today. Johnson is the first example of what we would call a literary critic today.

There's a relatively new collection, The Practice of Satire in England, 1658–1770 from 2013 that I have not read but seems to be well reviewed. Available here if you have university subscription access.

I don't think this era is as popular as others for many reasons. Most obviously in America, because it's overshadowed by our own revolution. In Europe it's overshadowed by the French revolution. Comparatively, England was relatively peaceful at the time. But peace and a monarch friendly to the arts and literature makes for an abundance of critics, too. It's fascinating to me that England went through the same issues as America and France without a large scale revolution, particularly considering how lax Charles II was in terms of censorship compared to his predecessors and how much social/political criticism was floating around in the presses.

u/Sypheck · 1 pointr/Design

Also I forgot the book, I recommend Giovanni Civardi's Complete Guide to Drawing. I started with this book and as a complete beginner I loved it. The illustrations are sometimes criticized by experienced artists as lacking tonal range (in-depth shading) but for a beginner I find this book to be a great resource and at its current price its a steal considering this book combines all his other drawing books into one (I paid $40 for it at the time ಠ_ಠ)
. It basically provides the fundamentals in a 'crash course' style, definitely a great read. Despite the criticism I find the sketches in this book to be quite beautiful.

And since you're a designer I'd also recommend conceptual drawings from the world's most influential designers for inspiration. It gives you a practical view of how designers sketch out ideas, not really what I'd consider essential but I like looking at this book from time to time. I collect lots of graphic design books lol.

u/alenalazareva · 1 pointr/u_alenalazareva

COLOR YOU DREAMS .Adult Coloring Book.
It's the PERFECT GIFT for friends and family who love to color.
70 pictures to color! 60 full color original art illustrations.
This coloring book include 50 of the finest greyscale pictures and 20 beautiful line art illustrations from my collections of four books: Amazing Coloring Book, Fantasy Kingdom, Funny Animals, Fantasy Mermaids & Fairies.
Also, includes 60 full color original art illustrations by Alena Lazareva.

u/AlastorCrow · 1 pointr/TokyoGhoul

If you liked this, please don't hesitate to show some love for the series by purchasing a copy of the Tokyo Ghoul [Illustrations] art book. I own both a Japanese and an English copy and it's certainly worth every penny. Not only does it come with interesting insight and commentary from Ishida Sui himself, the English version is printed on high quality paper that helps showcase every last bit of detail of the artwork and comes with a sturdy and gorgeous hardcover.

You can purchase them online or in-store through:

Barnes & Noble




>Product description

>A full-color art book showcasing the terrific and terrifying work of Sui Ishida, creator of the hit manga and anime Tokyo Ghoul.

>Tokyo Ghoul Illustrations: zakki features artwork and behind-the-scenes notes, commentary and ruminations from  Tokyo Ghoul creator Sui Ishida. Discover the creative process that brought the hit manga and anime to life, in gloriously ghoulish full color.

u/Tsunder-plane · 5 pointsr/lifeisstrange

I'm aware that some of his work has been featured on this subreddit before but I wanted to congregate it all into a single post for everyone's convenience!. Kuvshinov is one of my favorite artists and is known for beautiful portraiture. I particularly love his ability to work in different styles.

Check out more of his work on his tumblr ( and instagram( You can support him on his patreon ( or get a hold of his new artbook (!

EDIT: sorry for anyone seeing this post 3 times in different ways. I'm relatively new to posting on Reddit and was having issues. I've hidden the other posts so hopefully I don't mess up your feed

u/faerylin · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

best of summer jade coloring book
I love to color to relax, and de stress. It’s something that I do as bonding with my daughter. This coloring book she has asked for and I would enjoy it also, as it comes with alittle bit of everything coloring wise. Summer jade is my favorite coloring book artist and have never found a bad book from her.

It’s also getting colder here in Ohio. (First light snow yesterday) so there is nothing better then hot cocoa and coloring on a snow day.
Thanks for the fun contest and have a great week!!

u/soft_distortion · 1 pointr/RandomActsofCards

[Offer / Exchange]

Duration: Ongoing/depends on my stamp supply tbh (I'll edit this or let you know)

From Canada to Canada (always have stamps), US (pretty regularly have stamps), Worldwide (less often have stamps, see Postage Paid cards for WW).

For non-Canada users, comment if you're interested in something and I'll let you know if I can fulfill it right now, if not I will keep you on a list for when I get US/WW stamps (Sorry, I don't always have the $$ for them).

What I can send:

Postage paid (i.e. Worldwide! Would love to save these for non-Canada/US ppl especially, bc I don't buy int'l stamps often, so if you want one let me know!):

  • 2 Superman postcards

  • 6 Canadian photography postcards


  • Penguin Science Fiction set

  • Postcards from Puffin set (Penguin's publisher for children's books)

  • Urban Sketching set

  • "Live The Life You Love" set (each card has a random saying/text)

  • Adrian Tomine illustrations of New York

  • Frida Kahlo postcards (from a booklet, perforated on one edge)

  • The Art of Classic Comics: 100 Postcards from the Fabulous 1950s set


  • Blank note cards with various different covers (flowers, art, Monet paintings, a bicycle, some with "Hello" or "Thank You")

  • Nice blank paper/envelopes if you just want a letter

  • These Korean Molang stickers (cute fat rabbit)

  • Hello Kitty small lenticular printed Valentine's, I can throw one of these in an envelope or with a card/letter if you want

    What I like sending:

  • Any of the above you want to request

  • I can write as little or as much as you want

  • For any occasion, if you're sick, need cheering up, birthday, etc or just want some mail

  • One-time thing or ongoing/surprise/random mail

    You're under no obligation, but if you want to make it an exchange I'm happy with any random card/mail, just ask for my address if you don't have it.
u/CaptainApollyon · 4 pointsr/C_S_T

I'm not the most prolific reader but there are certainly a few people presenting hypothesis that I enjoy so ill put forward their work.

Ralph Ellis's King Jesus series

also comics, comics are good i bought this book for my brother i've read most of it online it is pretty neat :Moebius Library: The World of Edena

u/euklyd · 2 pointsr/manga

That all being said, as mentioned by /u/TotoroTheGreat, artbooks are actually a really good bet, and since your friend particularly enjoys the colorful art, an artbook would work very well for that, and they won't break your budget.

An example would be something like this, although obviously you should look for something for a series your friend enjoys.

If I had to suggest a completely blind gift, I would go for the Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind box set, which can be found on Amazon for relatively cheap, at least in the US (although still a bit pricey, so it may not match your budget, especially if they live outside the US). It's a classic (the movie based on the manga is fairly well-known even in the West), and the translation and physical media of this release is very high quality.

u/applejade · 3 pointsr/PlannerAddicts

I start with what I want/what I need. I use Google Sheets. I make all the columns the same width as the row height, then draw/re-draw experimental layouts. Then I try to find something that will fit. The backup plan is always to get a blank dot grid journal and draw in my own layouts, but I think it's nice if there's a pre-printed one that's not too expensive where the pages won't go to waste.

My latest thing is for my daughter when she starts Kindergarten in September. I need something that I can put all her school dates and reminders in, so I can't live without some sort of future log. It didn't have to be a Ryder-Carroll-style future log, just somewhere that I can write down future stuff.

I used to track the weather in her Baby Log books (pic 1: newborn to 9 months, pic 2: 9 months to 2 years). I'd like to do it again if I have room.

She's starting piano lessons in September, so I want somewhere to log whether she practiced that day or not and whether I feel like she's getting anything out of it. I'm worried about her eating lunch by herself at school, so I want somewhere to keep notes about whether she ate or not, what worked and what didn't.

I know that her Kindergarten class does a Word of the Day. I thought it would be cute if I kept a log of her words every day. And she picks 4-5 books for her bedtime story, so I'd like to log her reading too. She also constantly borrows and returns books from the library, so we need to stay on top of it (school or public library, book title, check out date, due date and return date, blank means we still have it) to keep the overdues to a minimum.

I ended up with the Katie Daisy 2019-2020 planner. For every month, there's a Month-on-2-Pages view plus 4.5-ish Week-on-2-Pages views. I'm going to use the monthly views as the Future Log for the year. The weeklies are a horizontal layout, each box for the day of the week is going to get sectioned off into something that looks like this.

And I have the Library Book tracker layout that I want, but I'm still thinking about how to work it into the planner. The current plan is to just print out a 5"x7" sheets and glue them onto the September 2020 - December 2020 pages that I won't be using.

u/glowingmember · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Oh man. We have a small collection of these that I am always looking to expand (although my four large billy bookcases groan every time I think about it).

I think my current favourite is my Chris Foss art book. I'm a huge fan of retro sci-fi artwork, and would love to add some art books of Moëbius or Giger or Syd Mead to my stack.

Seconding what others have said - find a movie or videogame that you love the look of. Chances are they've put out an art book just for people like us who love this shit. Some of the books in my collection include books showcasing visuals from Destiny, Mass Effect, Diablo III, How To Train Your Dragon, Brutal Legend, Myst, Doctor Who... and some others I can't remember and am too lazy to get up and look at.

u/salziger · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is a really sweet contest. Thank you for it!

Instead of for myself, I'd like this for my husband (from his wishlist) and
this for my mom (from my mom's wishlist). They've both done so much for me and it would be nice to surprise them with a little something.

Here, kitty kitty!

u/coogzzz · 2 pointsr/Heavymind

Credit: Josh Barkey

He put out an art book recently which I really enjoyed, check it out if you get a chance and want to support an artist :)

u/workaccountoftoday · 1 pointr/Psychonaut

I don't know if it's really what you're looking for, but I've been interested in getting the Codex Seraphinianus sometime. Not your typical "story" or anything but it certainly would be interesting to run through.

u/MorningNoonNight · 2 pointsr/graphicnovels

Thank you so much for posting these pictures! They look amazing. This is exactly what I'm looking for. World of Edena is being published in english, though I'm not sure if it's the same publisher. Hopefully, this means they'll be publishing the short stories and Airtight Garage as well.

Edit: Found some information about further english releases:

"Following the debut of The World of Edena this fall, Dark Horse and Moebius Production are also announcing the next installments in the Moebius Library over the next few years, including The Art of Edena, Inside Moebius Part 1, Inside Moebius Part 2, Inside Moebius Part 3, and The Art of Moebius."

u/bkr4f · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I don't have a specific one but my interest started as a kid when I had a fascination with old maps. You know how they would have little sea monsters sketched in the oceans? I think what I like so much is the imagery.

I've always wanted to page through the Codex Seraphinianus it's my lazy quest to find it in a dusty corner of a used book shop.

u/the_okkvlt · 33 pointsr/BeAmazed
Here you go boss hog: Sketchy Stories: The Sketchbook Art of Kerby Rosanes

Not the same sketchbook, but another one by the same artist

:EDIT:: I have that one and a couple of his coloring books. They are all amazing and an incredible value.
u/amazon-converter-bot · 1 pointr/FreeEBOOKS

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u/hellraiser401 · 1 pointr/todayilearned

It is believed that the artist (or author, depending on how you classify the piece) was inspired by memories of his childhood of him paging through an encyclopedia before he was able to read. This work is created to replicate that feeling of awe and wonder produced by his experience. The early editions of the book have been sold for thousands of dollars. Attached is an imgur link with additional pictures of the book with descriptions of the believed chapter subjects as well as an Amazon link to purchase the book yourself:

u/bewseyD · 2 pointsr/books

Have you heard of Chris Foss? He is an illustrator who did paintings for innumerable pulp SF covers, mostly in the 70s and 80s. You should check out Hardware, a collection of his prints that was recently published. Fun fact: he was also the illustrator for The Joy Of Sex.

u/kolwrath · 2 pointsr/EliteDangerous

I'd like to more too.

Like this :,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/zswgdysfpugdampmodv4.jpg

The Type-6 turbulence pack was a good start. Don't think it sold well though.

EDIT : Another one,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/tvandzmo4wnhejndvmj7.jpg

EDIT 2 : Forgot the guys name, but stuff like the Chris Foss's designs

u/aliensun · 3 pointsr/books

Oh, sorry for being vague. The edition pictured has a black cover, released in the early 80s in Italy and eventually the US and is a collectors item (expensive), think it was in two volumes as well. In 2006 they reprinted it, it has a small pamphlet about the author in Italian but translations can be found online. It's not hand drawn or handwritten but it's printed really well so it looks like it. THICK art paper with rugged edges is used, and the ink quality is very nice. The one I have is the 2006 edition 2010 reprint. Here's the Amazon link
EDIT: Sorry, just checked ,edges are not rugged, still a beautiful, weird book nonetheless. And it comes as a single volume just to clarify.

u/americansteel · 2 pointsr/ArtHistory

A lot of the best literary works can depend greatly on your background. For example, I have many friends who are technicians of one sort or another, so technique was one point to strengthen their connection to art. I might get them to watch Tim's Vermeer and then read David Hockney's Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters. I understand that these assumptions about technique are still theory, but many find it interesting and relatable.

u/lobster_johnson · 3 pointsr/bandedessinee

Moebius also created another Incal-like fantasy series that is not as well known: The Edena cycle, originally published in five volumes, and today available in a single volume in English as The World of Edena. It's the only epic series that he wrote himself without any collaborators, but it's about as crazy and imaginative as anything he did together with Jodorowsky. The style is quite close to The Incal, but a little cleaner and less "dirty".

Simon Roy's Prophet series (still ongoing) is fantastic and very Moebius/Jodorowsky at times.

I'd also recommend Benoit Peeters' Obscure Cities series.

u/eleanorxrigby · 5 pointsr/KitchenConfidential

Currently reading Heritage by Sean Brock. I really like Bar Tartine if you have any interest in preservation. Gjelina is on my Christmas list. For something really different, Salvador Dali's cookbook was just released.

edited for formatting

u/amcolley · 1 pointr/toptalent

So beautiful. I teared up a little. I wish he would publish it as a book. I would buy it.


Y’all. Sketchy Stories: The Sketchbook Art of Kerby Rosanes

u/obscure_robot · 6 pointsr/Heavymind

Amazon says the release date is October 29.

Interestingly, they are doing release-date delivery for the Codex as well as the Autechre and Boards of Canada vinyl pre-releases I put in the same order. Amazon used to only do release-date delivery for video games.

u/Thefriendlyfaceplant · 3 pointsr/RetroFuturism

He has a book which is pretty good value considering it's a big heavy full-colour hardcover.
Guardians of the Galaxy istself really is a celebration of concept art as a whole. There's also Oliver Pron who designed the environments which is why they're all so lush, intricate and vast. Same goes for Doctor Strange the weird fractal buildings and everything all have his signature.

u/lickmyplum · 0 pointsr/woahdude

Actually, all you need is a projector. That's how this sort of thing is done - much like paint by number without the outlines done for you. You might like David Hockney's book Secret Knowledge about the use of optics in art.

u/noclipsatwork · 5 pointsr/gifs

Not sure if it's the exact book from the gif but the artist sells one just like it on Amazon

Sketchy Stories: The Sketchbook Art of Kerby Rosanes

u/fersnerfer · 1 pointr/SpecArt

You want books by either Chris Foss or John Harris. Both are cover artists from the 80s and I think still do modern scifi covers as well. John Scalzi's books are all by John Harris.

I have The Definitive Works Of Chris Foss and thumbing through it makes me feel like I am twelve again.

u/MENDACIOUS_RACIST · 2 pointsr/educationalgifs

Wait till you see this

Basically the Old Masters had a bunch of aids like this that helped them create sublime, photorealistic renderings in oil.

u/stumpyking · 2 pointsr/TheCulture

just ordered this, for further inspiration:

Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss

u/r1243 · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

it's not just any Amazon link, it's certain specific links which can essentially be traceable back to you, and usually give you a benefit if someone buys an item through your link. I just gave Amazon as an example as their affiliate links are fairly widespread. this link, for example, is not an affiliate link - it simply directs to the item, and has no additional information linked to it.

u/TecnoPope · 2 pointsr/ImaginaryMindscapes

I'm a moebius fanatic. His artwork lines my walls. Have you gotten Garden Of Aedena yet ? Probably my favorite thing from him.

Will check Satania right now.

u/Cultun · 1 pointr/JoeRogan

A re-released version is available soon on Amazon as the author is apparently still alive.

u/the_light_of_dawn · 6 pointsr/RetroFuturism

World of Edena

The Incal

Astounding stuff.

u/nontemperate · 1 pointr/Fantasy

Crazy good price.

Preordered it a couple of months ago and it just came in today.

u/mattreyu · 3 pointsr/news

Thankfully the notebooks have been digitized, so you can even buy a copy off Amazon. You can't really do that with a musical instrument.

u/margalicious · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So cheap!

Thank you for this Halloween contest :3

u/KoffieAnon · 3 pointsr/futureporn

Chris Foss is amazing... I can highly recommend this book here

u/hiyosilver64 · 1 pointr/wallpapers

Just found this at Amazon if anyone is interested:

Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss Hardcover – September 6, 2011
by Chris Foss

u/xtiaaneubaten · 2 pointsr/ArtHistory

Painters have always used various optical devices, I dont think it detracts from their painting, its just another tool.

Its the Hockney-Falco thesis that you are referring to, he discusses it in depth with proof in this book, its an interesting read, Id give it a whirl if I were you.

u/Smugasaurus · 2 pointsr/homeworld
u/km_alexander · 1 pointr/Fantasy

My wife bought me a hardcover copy of the Rizzoli printing of The Code Seraphinius. (This one I think: It's incredible. The printing, binding, and feel of the book is stunning. I have spent many hours flipping through it already.

u/joshbarkey · 1 pointr/Art

If you'd like to see more of my art, check out the "Look Inside" feature on my art-book here:

u/searust · 14 pointsr/WTF

It's actually being reprinted later this year by Rizzoli. It is on Amazon for pre-order at $75... this is the price that the Abbeville edition was back in the mid-80s.

u/owetre18 · 2573 pointsr/interestingasfuck

The album forgot to mention why is was created.

The artist remembered being a little kid, before knowing how to read, and wanted to recreate the feeling of looking at an encyclopedia for the first time. Seeing all of the pictures and charts and diagrams, knowing they mean something but not what that something is.

Edit: You can get the book here. It's hardcover, and also an art piece, so don't be too surprised by the price.

u/WholeBrevityThing · 2 pointsr/books

Codex Seraphinianus is now back in print, my wife bought it for me for my anniversary in January.

u/MrFutur3 · 3 pointsr/drawing

here, he’s also gonna release these water tattoos

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u/jsvegas · 3 pointsr/whatisthisthing

correct! I think a lot of old techniques are explained in this book

u/Do_not_reply_to_me · 6 pointsr/interestingasfuck

> I've heard talk that there may be more pressings made soon at higher volume, making it more affordable

u/TheGoshDarnedBatman · 2 pointsr/books

The post is dated 2013, so the book is already available.

Amazon page

u/SirJoseph366 · 2 pointsr/ArtHistory

Also check on David Hockney's Secret Knowledge, if you find this interesting

u/stopandwatch · 4 pointsr/nottheonion

> Codex Seripiphanus this one? googling Codex Seripiphanus brought up 0 results

u/BrainBrain · 1 pointr/scifi

New Foss book coming out next year...


u/musiu · 7 pointsr/AmateurRoomPorn

Something else came to my mind. I own this book, it's like a pseudo-science encyclopedia from a different world with drawings that make no sense and stuff you can't read. it's awesome.

wiki entry, [Amazon link] (

u/-G-G- · 1 pointr/conspiratard

Just ordered my copy of the new edition of The Codex Seraphinianus, can't imagine how bad it would make the Tin-foilers freak out if they saw it.

u/alienbaconhybrid · 3 pointsr/pics

Because it’s boring and that’s why we have cameras. Why draw if you can’t bring something new into the world?

The way the picture was rendered it’s also likely traced: