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Thextension - Graphic Design Consultants - Hastings, UK. Specialising in book design.
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01 Sep The Adventures of Azuki the Miniature Hedgehog

The Adventures of Azuki the Miniature Hedgehog Shuichi Tsunoda Shuichi Tsunoda, a Tokyo-based commercial photographer and Azuki’s owner, started an Instagram account for his pet hedgehog in 2016, and a star was born. Hedgehog_azuki currently has over 400,000 avid followers … The Adventures of Azuki the Miniature Hedgehog is a perfectly-formed, tiny gift book for anyone who clicks on Cute Overload for a break from the news, and for Azuki and his daughter Monaka’s still-growing fan base. Designed by Thextension The Adventures of Azuki the Miniature Hedgehog was published in September 2019 by Robinson, London....

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07 Apr Japanese Gardens

Japanese Gardens Monty Don & Derry Moore Monty Don and Derry Moore travelled to Japan in both spring and autumn, and this book guides us through some of the history and beauty of Japanese gardens in these spectacular seasons. Monty Don also explores the creative forms uniquely associated with Japanese gardens from stonemasonry and ikebana, to the intricate skill of bonsai. Stunningly photographed by Derry Moore, Japanese Gardens is a fascinating exploration of a unique relationship with gardens. The perfect complement to the BBC2 series, Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens. Published by Two Roads in Spring 2019....

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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 Frida Kahlo

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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17 Jan Gunnersbury Park

Gunnersbury Park This new guide details the fascinating story of Gunnersbury Park in West London, where the place name was first recorded in 1347. It highlights its eventual purchase by Ealing Borough Council in the 1920s, and the current restoration being undertaken to celebrate the public Park’s centenary in 2026. An intriguing variety of historic material shows the transition from country estate to peoples park, making it a fascinating social document. Elegantly designed by Thextension. Published by Scala Arts & Heritage 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. 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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