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Judge This By Chip Kidd

First impressions are everything. They dictate whether something stands out, how we engage with it, whether we buy it, and how we feel. In Judge This, renowned designer Chip Kidd takes us through his day as he takes in first impressions of all kinds. We follow this visual journey as Kidd encounters and engages with everyday design, breaking down the good, the bad, the absurd, and the brilliant as only someone with a critical, trained eye can. From the design of your morning paper to the subway ticket machine to the books you browse to the smartphone you use to the packaging for the chocolate bar you buy as an afternoon treat, Kidd reveals the hidden secrets behind each of the design choices, with a healthy dose of humor, expertise, and of course, judgment as he goes.

Judge This is a design love story, exposing the often invisible beauty and betrayal in simple design choices—ones most of us never even think to notice. And with each object, Kidd proves that first impressions, whether we realize it or not, have a huge impact on the way we perceive the world.

The 120 page hardcover will be released on May 5, 2015.

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Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Comic Art

Marvel Comics will celebrate 75 of years of comics excellence in 2014. DK commemorates this special anniversary with Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Comic Art, a beautiful, large-scale book featuring some of the most impactful, inspiring, and unusual comic cover art to come out of the Marvel vault.

With access to the rarest and most interesting cover art in Marvel’s 75-year history, DK brings together an unforgettable gallery spotlighting the most iconic covers along with never-before-seen concept art from all over the world. Featuring the likes of Spider-Man, Iron Man, and The Avengers, as well as the writers and artists who gave them life, including Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, this book brings together the beloved Marvel characters like no other has done before.

Spreads feature blown-up versions of the beautiful comic art capturing every detail while captioning facts and information about each cover’s artist, storyline, and history. Marvel Comics Cover Art is the only book of its kind to span the breadth of Marvel’s cover art and is an imperative addition to any collection.

The 320 page hardcover will be released on July 21, 2014.

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StephenKing.com Reveals The Cover of The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner #2

StephenKing.com revealed the cover of Marvel’s The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner #2. Check out the artwork by Julian Totino Tedesco below.

Coming September 17, 2014 The Drawing of the Three: The Prisoner#2 features scheming mobsters and sinister low men making their moves to corrupt the good that lies within eight-year old Eddie Dean and his troubled older brother Henry. The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner is a comic book adaptation based on the novel by Stephen King.

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Stephen King Announces That His Novel Mr. Mercedes Is The First Book In A Trilogy; Next Book “Finders Keepers” Due In 2015

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Stephen King announced on Twitter yesterday that Mr. Mercedes is the first novel in a proposed trilogy about Hodges, Jerome and Holly.

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The characters will all return in the book Finders Keepers in 2015.

Following up on his Tweet earlier this week, Stephen King posted a message concerning his projected Mr. Mercedes trilogy and 2015 publication plans. You can read his message in its entirety here.

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CBS To Air Under The Dome: Inside Chester’s Mill, An Exclusive One-Hour Special Looking Back At The The First Season And Ahead To The Second Season Premiere, On Monday June 23, 2014

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CBS will air Under The Dome: Inside Chester’s Mill on Monday, June 23, 2014 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). This exclusive one-hour special looks back at the premiere season of the hit summer series, featuring highlights from last season as well as new interviews with the cast and executive producers. In addition, the special will tease what lies ahead for the residents of Chester’s Mill who are still trapped under the mysterious dome with an advance sneak peek at the season two premiere.

Under The Dome returns for its second season Monday, June 30, 2014 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, with an episode written by bestselling author and executive producer Stephen King.

Under The Dome was last summer’s #1 program and the most-watched scripted summer series premiere in 21 years. Under The Dome is also licensed in 200 markets worldwide by CBS Studios International, and was recently named one of the most-watched dramas in the world by Eurodata TV Worldwide.

Under The Dome stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill, Alexander Koch, Nicholas Strong, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz, Karla Crome, Natalie Martinez and Britt Robertson. It is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan are executive producers.

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Star Wars Art: Posters

Few pieces of artwork distill the passion for Star Wars as do posters. From Tom Jung’s iconic one-sheet for Episode IV to Roger Kastel’s Gone with the Wind–inspired painting for Episode V and beyond, Star Wars has enjoyed nearly four decades of poster art from some of the most renowned artists working in movies.

The fifth book in the George Lucas–curated Star Wars Art series, Posters collects the best artwork from all six Star Wars films, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series, and limited-edition prints. This collection unites all of the action, artistry, and drama of a galaxy far, far away into one lavishly produced tome.

The 180 page hardcover includes 120 illustrations and will be released on October 18, 2014.

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Enter Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes Sweepstakes

You could be one of the first people to read Stephen King’s upcoming novel Mr. Mercedes or listen to the Mr. Mercedes Audiobook! Enter for a chance to win a Mr. Mercedes Hardcover or CD Audiobook delivered to you on publication day, June 3rd, 2014.

40 winners will be chosen at random to receive a hardcover or audiobook edition of Mr. Mercedes. The Mr. Mercedes Sweepstakes runs from Friday, May 9th at 12PM EDT through Sunday, May 25th at 12pm EDT.

Click HERE to enter.

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Geek-Art: An Anthology: Art, Design, Illustration & Lightsabers Paperback By Thomas Olivri

Every age has its artistic inspiration. Medieval artists exalted spiritual subjects. Modernists shifted their attention to humanity and the senses. For a generation of artists and fans today, our heroic subjects are Mario, Pikachu, Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Frodo, and a legion of other iconic figures from the geek culture realms of movies cartoons video games and comics.

For the first time Geek-Art collects the work of nearly 100 international illustrators graphic designers photographers and artists whose inspired interpretations of these beloved characters celebrate them with creative brilliance and a true fan’s passion. Featuring more than 750 images this lavish illustrated anthology showcases the inspired energy that drives pop culture and makes geeky fans of us all.

Geek-Art: An Anthology Paperback by Thomas Olivri ($40) will be released on November 18, 2014.

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Cemetery Dance To Release A Simple Plan: The Deluxe Special Edition Hardcover By Scott Smith

Cemetery Dance is pleased to announce that they will be publishing a special signed Limited Edition A Simple Plan by New York Times bestselling author Scott Smith. In addition, they’ll be publishing a special signed Limited Edition of The Ruins by Scott Smith later this summer as well, and collectors who preorder A Simple Plan will get first shot at matching numbers/letters for their collection.

A Simple Plan marked the astonishing debut of a natural born storyteller and is one of the most talked about thrillers of the last two decades.

It’s a novel about a young man, unaware of his own moral fragility, who finds an immense cache of money — and makes a seemingly plausible decision that sets his hitherto “ordinary and ordered” life on the road to chaos and horror. He is Hank Mitchell — steady, solid, devoted husband, proud new father. He tells the story.

It begins on a snowy winter afternoon. Hank is driving on a lonely country road with his brother, Jacob, and his brother’s pal, when suddenly Jacob’s dog leaps into the woods. Following him, the three men come upon the wreckage of a single-engine plane and the body of the pilot. Under the seat they find a duffel bag containing four million dollars in packets of hundred-dollar bills. Shocked, barely able to make sense of what they see, they try to puzzle out the right thing to do.

They arrive at a seemingly simple plan, a plan that will enable them to hide, keep, and eventually share the fortune. They believe it will harm no one, put no one at risk. From the moment the plan is set in motion, Hank’s orderly universe begins to crumble. He is constantly on the watch, trying to prevent his partners — his brother, his brother’s pal, and, ultimately, his wife — from making impulsive or careless moves, triggered by panic or even impatience, that could endanger them all. But soon, himself panicked by his brother’s stupidity and confusion, Hank commits a murder. And his nightmare begins.

Riveting, highly charged at its core, told with extraordinary clarity, coolness, and restraint, Scott Smith’s story of a man driven to acts previously unthinkable seizes the reader and never lets go.

Special Features Exclusive to this Special Collector’s Edition:

– Deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches)
– Full color cover artwork by Glen Orbik
– High-quality endpapers and fine bindings for both editions
– Full-color signature sheets with exclusive color artwork
– Extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the millions of copies of this novel you’ve seen in bookstores — and you will NOT find this edition in chain bookstores!

The book will be published in two states:

- Hardcover Limited Edition of 748 copies signed by the author, bound in full-cloth, and Smyth sewn with a full-color dust jacket ($60)
- Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker ($300)

For more information about the book or to order it, please click HERE.

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Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years of Sideshow Collectibles Art Hardcover

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sideshow Collectibles, the renowned specialty manufacturer of collectible figures and statues beloved for their excellent craftsmanship, attention to detail, and quality. In honor of this landmark, Sideshow teamed up with publisher Insight Editions, known for creating enduring, innovative, and visually stunning books on photography, film, and popular culture.

A deluxe gallery of Sideshow’s best work from its beginning to present day, Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years of Sideshow Collectibles Art (Insight Editions / $50.00 / April 22, 2014) showcases the stunning creations they’ve produced over the past two decades in one breathtaking collection. Featuring iconic and universally adored characters from franchises including Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Lord of the Rings, Capturing Archetypes celebrates Sideshow’s astonishing ability to capture the essence of archetypal characters in their phenomenal art pieces. A must-have collectible in its own right, this elegant book is the artistic culmination of Sideshow’s incredible ambition and undeniable skill. With a removable acetate bellyband over a multilevel debossed cover, Capturing Archetypes will delight pop culture enthusiasts and dedicated collectors alike.

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