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Thextension - Graphic Design Consultants - Hastings, UK. Specialising in book design.
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20 Jan The Atlas of Happiness

The Atlas of Happiness Helen Russell From the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, an entertaining, reassuring and charmingly written trip around the world, discovering the secrets of happiness from 30 countries. From Australia to Wales, via Bhutan, Ireland, Finland, Turkey, Syria, Japan, and many more, The Atlas of Happiness uncovers the global secrets to happiness, and how they can change our lives. Beautifully illustrated by Naomi Wilkinson, and elegantly designed by Thextension. ‘It’s a delight’ Grazia Published by Two Roads, an imprint of John Murray Press....

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24 Sep You Are Always With Me

You Are Always With Me Letters to Mama Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo is regarded as one of Mexico’s greatest painters: her extraordinary personal style, her tragic story, her relationship with Diego Rivera, and her passionate paintings have made her a cult figure since she died over sixty years ago. But beyond the familiar images there is a private story about a daughter who confided in her beloved mama. Now, for the first time, fifty of these letters are published in English. Elegantly and thoughtfully designed by Thextension. Published by Virago to coincide with the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V&A....

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24 Jul The Tin & Traybake Cookbook

The Tin & Traybake Cookbook Sam Gates Enthusiastically written by Sam Gates – author, cookery teacher, TV guru and mum, The Tin & Traybake Cookbook shows how the six most popular baking tins can be used to create delicious baking, freezing, setting and roasting dishes for every occasion. Inventively styled, mouth-wateringly photographed, and of course elegantly designed, this new title will surely become a kitchen essential. The Blueberry Tart with Granola Crust is already a family favourite! To be published by Robinson in October 2018....

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17 Apr Paradise Gardens

Paradise Gardens Monty Don & Derry Moore ‘In the Islamic tradition a garden, with its central elements of water, the scent of fruit trees, and places for rest and reflection, celebrates heaven on earth – it is paradise. Monty Don and acclaimed photographer, Derry Moore, journey through six countries visiting spectacular and rarely seen gardens, from the Real Alcazar in Seville, the Maidan in Isfahan and the Amber Palace in Jaipur. This glorious book has been published to coincide with the BBC TV series of the same name. An absolute pleasure to design! Published by Two Roads in March 2018....

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04 Oct Wild Cycling

Wild Cycling A pocket-sized guide to 50 great rides off the beaten track in Britain, carefully chosen by Chris Sidwells The author describes each ride from personal experience, and includes an annotated route map, a ride profile, grid references, and wonderful location images. A  fact file gives further details, including an indication of how hard and how wild each ride is. An indispensable and inspiring  guide, thoughtfully designed by Thextension. To be published by Robinson in September 2017....

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02 Jun Photographing Historic Buildings

Photographing Historic Buildings Steve Cole ‘This book guides the reader through the process of documenting the historic environment using a digital camera. Illustrated with over 500 photographs and diagrams, the book sets out techniques and strategies to ensure the images we make will be a vital record of the past.’ We think this book, our first for Historic England, does just that, and is also elegant, thoughtfully designed, and a pleasure to use! Published by Historic England, and launched at RIBA, London, on 23 May 2017....

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21 Mar Tattoo Miscellany

Tattoo Miscellany Edited by Lal Hardy In this extraordinary book London tattoo legend Lal Hardy reveals the fascinating world of tattoo, past and present. With a wealth of previously unpublished photographs, stories and anecdotes, Tattoo Miscellany showcases many unique and valuable items of tattoo culture. Chapters on historical stencils, customised machines, traditional hand-tools, collector’s cards, toys, ornaments, T-shirts, tattoo legends, and rare ephemera of all kinds, bring a rare insight into this hidden world. Thoughtfully designed by Thextension. To be published by Robinson in May 2017...

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25 Jan Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral Chester Cathedral became a cathedral as a result of Henry VIII’s establishment of the Anglican church and his dissolution of the monasteries in 1541. This new book tells the story of the cathedral and acts as a guide to the buildings and their treasures. Eruditely written, and beautifully designed by Thextension, the book is copiously illustrated with many new and specially commissioned photographs and plans. To be published by Scala Arts & Heritage in the Spring of 2017...

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Pig Pink

01 Oct The Bacon Jam Cookbook

The Bacon Jam Cookbook It’s a proper pig out ‘Eat 17’s Bacon Jam has become a cult phenomenon and is available in shops and delis all over the UK and beyond, including Waitrose and Sainsbury’s. ‘A story of remarkable entrepreneurial success – how two young brothers took a run-down corner shop and turned it into a world-class brand. ‘A small, beautiful* hardback cookbook, jam-packed with quirky recipes from a range of chefs and independent food manufacturers.’ *Beautifully designed by Thextension. 160 pages, full-colour hb To be published by Robinson (Little Brown Book Group) on 17 November 2016...

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14 Jul Artisan Books

Artisan Books Hurtwood Press Limited ‘Artisan Books have been carefully devised for artists, designers, photographers and creative professionals. Beautifully printed on archival paper, hand bound and thread sewn. From one copy to as many as your creative spirit desires.’ Over the last six months Thextension have been working on the development and promotion of three new sizes of Artisan Book, together with the nine choices of cloth binding available. Design, copywriting and art direction by Andrew Barron at Thextension

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