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Press kit - Press release - Sketch - Artworks of Karim Rashid - Frame Publishers

Sketch - Artworks of Karim Rashid

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Frame Publishers

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2011-10-19 -

Sketchshowcases the illustrations and digital artwork of New York-based designer Karim Rashid from his early career to the present day. This book comprises a carefully chosen selection of nearly 300 experimental drawings, computer-rendered artistic explorations, and architectural illustrations that were mostly produced for client projects

A talented artist since childhood, Karim’s sketches are bursting with vitality and optimism. His drawings all exhibit a visual consistency and confidence of line that is impressive in its visual form and its communicative power. In his global design practice, Karim’s sketches are the conceptual reference point for all project development work. 

Karim’s award-winning designs include objects such as the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh Chair for Umbra, and interiors such as the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and the Prizeotel in Bremen. Karim has collaborated with clients to create designs for Method and Dirt Devil, furniture for Artemide and Magis, brand identities for Citibank and Hyundai, high-tech products for LaCie and Samsung, and luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Swarovski – all of which are featured in this book. 

Karim has produced thousands of sketches and hundreds of digital illustrations. In the book, there is no need for additional commentary – the drawings speak for themselves – and they offer a visual insight into Karim’s design process. Sketchwill serve as a document of inspirational explorations to Karim fans as well as artists and designers. 

* Sketch is the first comprehensive volume of Karim Rashid’s sketches and artworks.
* Sketch offers an insightful, inspirational view into Karim’s art aesthetic and design process.
* Nearly 300 featured illustrations and digital artwork.
* An extensive index with information about each illustration: name, material used to make the illustration, year of production, name of client, etc.
*A broad introduction written by Karim Rashid himself explaining why he loves to draw.

Book details:
Title: Sketch
Subtitle: Artworks of Karim Rashid
Release date EU: October 2011
Release date NA: November 2011
Author: Karim Rashid
Graphic Design: Stephen Schmidt - Duuplex
Published by: Frame Publishers
Language: English
Size: 230 x 297 mm portrait
Format: 280 pages, full colour, hardcover in PVC slipcase
ISBN: 978-90-77174-61-6
Price: €39.90 excluding shipping costs

About Frame Publishers:
Frame Publishers started over 12 years ago with the bimonthly Frame magazine, a magazine focused on interior design worldwide. Besides its original English version, now the magazine is also available in Chinese, Turkish and Russian. In 2001 Frame started publishing books, first monographs on famous designers and then a broader selection of interior design-related books. In 2005 Mark magazine was launched, a bimonthly magazine focused on architecture. Elephant magazine was added to the list in 2009, this quarterly publication covers art and visual culture. Frame also offers custom-publishing services to companies.

Frame focuses on all angles of the contemporary design culture and over the years has become an acknowledged expert in this field. This has given Frame a very positive reputation. All publications are of very high quality; both in paper and print work as in content and lay-out.

Frame Publishers
Laan der Hesperiden 68
1076 DX Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T: +31 20 4233 717
F: +31 20 4280 653

Publisher: Peter Huiberts, peter@frameweb.com
Book editors: Marlous van Rossum-Willems, marlous@frameweb.com, Sarah de Boer-Schultz, sarah@frameweb.com and Carmel McNamara, carmel@framemag.com

About Karim Rashid:
Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 35 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. Karim’s diversity affords him the ability to cross-pollinate ideas, materials, behaviors, aesthetics from one typology to the next, crossing boundaries and broadening consumer horizons.

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