Monday, January 30, 2012

February is Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with these true originals from Insight Editions.

Reggae Scrapbook
by Roger Steffans
Photography by Peter Simon

Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley in Jamaica and Beyond
Written and photographed by David Burnett

Bob Marley (One on One series)
by David Burnett

The Experience: Jimi Hendrix at Mason's Yard
by Gered Mankowitz

Knockout: The Art of Boxing
by Ken Regan
Preface by Liam Neeson
Introduction by Norman Mailer

The Complete Quincy Jones: My Journey and Passions
by Quincy Jones
Preface by Maya Angelou
Introduction by Bono

Receive 20% these featured titles when you enter promo code: ORIGINALS at check-out. Offer ends 2/2/2012.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Book of Cain

Thanks to Diablo IncGamers for sharing this awesome video from last month's appearance at Book Soup in L.A. by the Blizzard Entertainment crew and artists who came out to share details on Diablo III: Book of Cain.

If you haven't picked up a copy yet, we highly recommend it as do those who have read it, including a reviewer from Nerd Mentality who said Diablo III: Book of Cain was ‎"...the most badass piece of gaming literature I've ever had the pleasure of getting my hands on."

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mission: Impossible (Giveaway)

Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to share with us your favorite movie moment from the Mission: Impossible movie franchise starring Tom Cruise. 

Maybe it was the scene in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol filmed in Dubai or perhaps it was a scene from an earlier film in the series?

My personal favorite scene (which can be found in the official Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Shooting Diary, as opposed to the film) can be found at the very beginning of the book where you see Tom Cruise sitting, comfortably and with true confidence, on top of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khlaifa in Dubai.

David James, an award-winning photographer who was invited to join the IMF team by Tom Cruise, was there in Dubai, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Prague to document every moment of principal production with the stars of the latest Mission: Impossible film. The Shooting Diary is a remarkable, visual record of these extraordinary stunts and exotic locations - the features that make Mission: Impossible one of the most exciting film series in history.

Giveaway Details (ended 2/9/2012): 
We're excited to announce that we will be giving away - to one lucky winner - a set of the first three Mission: Impossible DVDs along with a copy of the Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Shooting Diary. Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. One random winner will be announced and notified on February 9th. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Animated Feature Film Academy Award nominees announced

This year's Academy Award nominees were announced this morning and we're pleased to share the three animated "making of" books that we've published from movies that made the list.

The Ballad of Rango: The Art and Making of an Outlaw Film

The Art of Puss in Boots

The Art of Kung Fu Panda 2

Visit the entire Film & Animation section of our online catalog, where you'll find some of your favorite films and characters along with a behind-the-scenes look at how these movies were made.

Which of the Featured Animated Films do you think will take home an Oscar? The Live awards show will be held on ABC Sunday, February 26th at 7pm (EST).

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bruce Springsteen releases new album

Bruce Springsteen's 17th studio album is scheduled to be released in early March. The new album title was announced this morning. "Wrecking Ball" contains 11 brand new songs. A deluxe edition is set to include two bonus tracks and exclusive photos.

photo by Frank Stefanko
Photographer Frank Stefanko captured Bruce Springsteen during the height of his career and the intimate portraits are included in our hardcover book, "Days of Hope and Dreams," a photo collection of over 130 pages, both black and white and color images taken between 1978 and 1982.

Die-hard Springsteen fans will want to pick up a copy before his new album becomes available.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Titanic Anniversary Cruise

It's been exactly 100 years since the Titanic first set sail. With the film returning to theaters and the Titanic Anniversary Cruise departing in April from New York, we know there are many people thinking about this momentous voyage.

The Titanic Notebook provides an inside look at the ship itself, complete with a 27-inch long Titanic model to assemble, the fact-packed pages and imaginative paper engineering are a unique record of her story from the fanfare of her launch to her final resting place.

Available for pre-order and ready to ship out (pun intended) in March, The Titanic Notebook: The Story of the World's Most Famous Ship is a pop-up book unlike any other you have ever encountered.

The Titanic Notebook
by Claire Hancock

Friday, January 6, 2012

Golden Globe nominees announced

We're very excited to share  the books associated with 
two films that were nominated for a Golden Globe this year.

Best Animated Feature Film: 
Rango and Puss in Boots (along with a few others)

The Ballad of Rango: 
The Art & Making of an Outlaw Film
Hardcover / $39.95

The Art of Puss in Boots
Hardcover  / $39.95

To see the complete list of nominations, please visit the official website for the Golden Globes Awards. The award ceremony will be aired LIVE on NBC, January 15th at 8pm (EST).

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Make Art Not War

John Lennon is an artist that continues to influence musicians and artists. In his book of illustrated art he created with and for his son, Sean, we see another side of John as his playful and creative genius shines through in the fun and quirky drawings that are captured in this collection.

Real love means different things to different people but for this father and son, their shared love for art and nature are expressed on every page of this colorful book for kids, and the parents who love them.

Real Love: The Drawings for Sean
Hardcover / 48 pages

Monday, January 2, 2012

Advice from the World's Wisest Women

Whether searching for inspiration or a chance to commiserate with someone who understands, women continue to give one another advice just as often as they support their girlfriends through the rough times and celebrate the good.

Pick up a glass of champagne and toast the girlfriends in your life - you know who they are - the ones who offer advice when you need it most, even if you never asked for their opinion!

In The World's Best Advice from the World's Wisest Women, BJ Gallagher compiles quotes from powerful, successful and humorous ladies that continue to inspire females at every stage of their lives.

With Valentine's Day coming up, we thought we'd share some quotes from the chapter on Love & Marriage to remind you what this February holiday is all about.
"The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands." - Alexandria Penney, author

"Love is a fire, but whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell." - Joan Crawford, actress