Chronicle Books Happy Haul-idays Contest

So, one of my favorite publishers, Chronicle Books is having a holiday contest for bloggers….  essentially, they’re asking people to list $500 worth of book from their site as a wishlist, and then doing a draw for a blogger (and one person who comments on their post) to win their list!!  I couldn’t resist.


So, here’s my list!  I am $1.49 over budget, but I’d gladly pay the extra!  (I do already have a couple of these already, but…. they’re amazing, so I would give them away as gifts!)  Click on the “More” button to be taken to the book’s listing.

Creative, Inc.

Creative, Inc.

By Meg Mateo Ilasco
and Joy Deangdeelert Cho
As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives—illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more—how to build a successful business doing what they love. …   MORE 

$16.95
Fanzines

Fanzines

By Teal Triggs
For more than 60 years, fanzines have been one of the most significant forms of self-expression. Often handmade and disseminated through underground networks, the fanzine is credited as being both the original medium for many of today’s …   MORE 

$40.00
Fashion & Textiles

Fashion & Textiles

By Carol Brown
A must for any fashion student, this book provides an in-depth review of the wide-ranging career options available in the fashion and textile industry, profiling over 50 careers that span the creative, technical, retail, and media …   MORE 

$24.95
By Hand

By Hand

Edited by Shu Hung
and Joseph Magliaro
Available now in a paperback edition, our critically acclaimed By Hand features the work of thirty-two artists whose innovative and unexpected uses of handicraft techniques such as embroidery, sewing, knitting, and crocheting are …   MORE 

$24.95
Exploring Materials

Exploring Materials

By Inna Alesina
and Ellen Lupton
Materials are like words. The richer your design vocabulary, the more distinctive the design solutions you can express. Sketching ideas with a pencil or rendering them with computer software are useful experiences, but there is no substitute for …   MORE 

$35.00
Transmaterial 3

Transmaterial 3

By Blaine Brownell
Since the 2006 publication of his best-selling first volume of Transmaterial, author Blaine Brownell has become the undisputed master of new materials, inspiring architects and designers looking to transform the structure, …   MORE 

$40.00
Street Sketchbook: Journeys

Street Sketchbook: Journeys

By Tristan Manco
Fans of the hit graffiti title Street Sketchbookwill delight in this new volume dedicated to the journeys—both geographical and imaginative—of street artists. Twenty-six of the hottest new artists working worldwide today have …   MORE 

$35.00
Eco Fashion

Eco Fashion

By Sass Brown
This book looks at one of the strongest trends in fashion, towards the production of desirable and well-designed apparel and accessories with a conscience. Eco Fashionshows the range of sustainable and ethical products …   MORE 

$35.00
The Pattern Sourcebook

The Pattern Sourcebook

By Drusilla Cole
This stunning picture book chronicles one hundred years of classic patterns, featuring designs in a wide variety of styles, art movements, and countries of origin to give an overview of surface design from the beginning of the last century to …   MORE 

$35.00
The Map as Art

The Map as Art

By Katharine Harmon
As seen in O: The Oprah Magazine, the New York Times Book ReviewUSA Today, Cool Hunting, and countless other media outlets,The Map as Art is available now in a paperback edition. This volume by …   MORE 

$29.95
The Exquisite Book

The Exquisite Book

By Julia Rothman,
Jenny Volvovski,
and Matt Lamothe
Foreword by Dave Eggers
In The Exquisite Book, one hundred indie artists play an ingenious version of the Exquisite Corpse drawing game. Each adorns a page with artwork—having seen only the page of the artist immediately prior and using a single horizon …   MORE 

$29.95
The Journey Is the Destination

The Journey Is the Destination

Edited by Kathy Eldon
The best-selling and critically acclaimed book The Journey Is the Destination, is now in paperback. Featuring a selection of over 200 pages from the journals of photojournalist Dan Eldon, it is the legacy of a young artist killed …   MORE 
(Pre Ordered)

$24.95
Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio

Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio

By Danny Gregory
and Paul Sahre
To an outsider, the world of ham radio is one of basement transmitters, clunky microphones, Morse code, and crackly, possibly clandestine, worldwide communications, a world both mysterious and geeky. But the real story is a lot more …   MORE 

$24.95
Five Flights Up and Other New York Apartment Stories

Five Flights Up and Other New York Apartment Stories

By Toni Schlesinger
A flop house, a pumping station, a maid’s room, a homeless center, a former brothel, a Richard Meier building, a circus trailer, a sail boat, a skyscraper, buildings named Esther and Loraine—just a few of the places New Yorkers call …   MORE 

$24.95
Soul Catcher

Soul Catcher

By Kathy Eldon
and Amy Eldon
Soul Catcher takes you on a self-guided journey along a spiritual path forged from the realization of your own dreams and wishes, and the utilization of the wisdom of your own inner voice. This beautiful journal will help you find ways to …   MORE 

$18.95
Dan Eldon: Safari As a Way of Life

Dan Eldon: Safari As a Way of Life

By Jennifer New
Photojournalist Dan Eldon left behind much more than the astonishing illustrated journals that would form The Journey is the Destination when he lost his life at age twenty-two while on assignment in Somalia. He also bequeathed a life story …   MORE 
(Pre Ordered)

$24.99
Crafty Stickers

Crafty Stickers

By Cat Head
Filled with 240 peel-and-stick labels and stickers made especially for crafters, this handy portfolio offers the perfect way to personalize homemade gifts and projects, organize around the home, or enliven any correspondence. …   MORE 

$10.95
Drawing From Life

Drawing From Life

By Jennifer New
Who hasn’t, at one time or other, kept a journal? The impulse to record our daily lives on paper is nothing if not universal. Still, only a few of us have the discipline to make it past the first few entries, and fewer still manage to create diaries …   MORE 

$25.00
Total: $501.49


  2 comments for “Chronicle Books Happy Haul-idays Contest

  1. November 28, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    We are touched that you have listed not only the books about Dan Eldon – but also a few others by Kathy and Jennifer.

    People like you help us stay inspired to keep doing the work we are doing at Creative Visions Foundation.

    Best — and many thanks
    Jonathan Bernard
    COO – Creative Visions Foundation
    (and a high school friend of Dan Eldon's)

  2. November 30, 2010 at 3:13 AM

    Awww…. good to hear. He has inspired more people than anyone will ever know. (And I do already own a couple of those books, but think they are amazing, and would give them away as gifts.)

    Jennifer

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