Figure 1 Publishing Winter 2020

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    Rethink the Business of Creativity Ian Grais Canada, Tom Shepansky Canada, Chris Staples Canada
    9781773271057 Hardcover BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Advertising & Promotion On Sale Date:February 25, 2020 Print Run:3000
    $36.99 CAD 8.31 x 9.06 x 1.21 in | 1070 gr | 224 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      Trade Tips from one of the country's leading creative agencies
      If you think doing consistently great creative work inevitably leads to long hours, chaos and burnout, we have just one thing to say: Rethink. Rethink your priorities. Rethink your approach. And rethink your product in the process. Rethink is a one-word business plan for any company in the creative arts - from advertising, to design, to publishing, architecture or software development. Rethink is also one of the world's most consistently awarded advertising and design agencies. Headquartered far off the beaten track in Vancouver, Rethink has been radically breaking rules for two decades, proving that you can do work that gets the world's attention, without sacrificing efficiency and a balanced life. Now, for the first time, Rethink offers you a how-to manual of their 55 best tools for creating a sustainable, successful creative culture - tools that will help you inspire your people, boost your bottom line and take your creative product to the next level. Tried, true, constantly tweaked and consistently proven, these tools are simple and effective ways to inspire teams, boost creativity and cut through the bullshit at every stage of the process. Rethink's step-by-step plan is radical, refreshing and relatable to any business striving for creative excellence.
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      IAN GRAIS was born and raised in Western Canada. He studied economics at the University of British Columbia and then advertising and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, prior to founding Rethink in 1999 with partners Tom Shepansky and Chris Staples. Ian has been ranked the number one art director and also the number one creative director (with Rethink co-creative director Chris Staples) in the country for the past decade. At Rethink Ian creates and directs a wide range of projects encompassing design, interactive, installation and advertising. Ian has served on the jury of many industry award shows, including the ANDYs, Cannes, the CLIOs, Communication Arts, D&AD, and the One Show. Currently Ian serves on the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Urbanarium Society as well as the Professional Advisory Board for the Photography program at Sheridan College in Ontario.

      TOM SHEPANSKY grew up in Edmonton and studied marketing at NAIT and the University of Alberta. After gaining experience at two Edmonton agencies, Tom moved to Vancouver to work at Palmer Jarvis, where he advanced to the role of director of client services. In 1999, Tom founded Rethink with his two creative partners, Chris and Ian. At Rethink, Tom helps drive the strategic process in both Vancouver and Toronto. With his help, clients get the right strategy that ultimately leads to the best creative idea. Tom also manages the business side of the business--negotiating contracts and ensuring the agency delivers on those contracts. On top of that, he plays a leadership role within the account service, production, administration and accounting groups, and also provides direction on IT and finance. In his spare time, he loves to play with his kids, Nolan and Julia, and travel with his wife, Roxanne. He also enjoys cycling, fly-fishing, golfing, cooking, and relaxing on Salt Spring Island.

      CHRIS STAPLES is one of Canada's leading creative thinkers. In fact, since 1997, he has been named the number one creative director in the country an unprecedented nine times (including 2015, with co-creative director Ian Grais). Chris has an honours degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa. He started his career in Edmonton, before moving to Vancouver in 1990 as a writer with Palmer Jarvis (now DDB). Three years later he was creative director, helping lead that shop to three Agency of the Year titles in five years. In 1999, Chris started Rethink with Ian Grais and Tom Shepansky. He splits his time between Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal, working on high-level strategy and creative direction on a wide variety of accounts. Chris has won a slew of national and international awards, and has served as a judge at Cannes (twice), the Clios (twice), the One Show, D&AD and the Communications Arts Annual. In his spare time he travels incessantly and watches far too much reality television.
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        - Canadian authors, Rethink is based in Canada
        - Rethink is a successful advertising agency and this book provides a great guide for anyone in a creative field
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    The Subscription Boom Why an Old Business Model is the Future of Commerce Adam Levinter Canada
    9781773270715 Hardcover BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries On Sale Date:March 03, 2020 Print Run:2000
    $36.00 CAD 6.45 x 9.06 x 0.97 in | 440 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      In this clear and informed guide to the business model that's set to dominate twenty-first-century commerce, Adam Levinter makes a compelling case that the phenomenal success of companies like Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, and Salesforce wouldn't be possible without the foundation they all have in common: subscription. A surge of subscription boxes in 2012 earned buzz for offering everything from razors to meal kits to underwear; since then the model has proven to be adaptable, profitable, and resilient, even as many traditional retailers struggle to stay relevant in the digital economy. Levinter takes a close look at the leaders of the subscription-based economy to pinpoint the essential elements of the model, and prove that while the basic concept may be as old as magazines, the ubiquity of the internet is enabling a new way for businesses to scale and succeed. The Subscription Boom shows that the appeal to both customers and businesses makes subscription a smart play for virtually any business.
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      Adam Levinter is the Founder and President of Scriberbase. He has extensive experience as a founder, operator, and advisor building companies and providing strategic guidance to senior executives. Adam also teaches at the University of Toronto, and is the creator and host of the popular podcast E2: Entrepreneurs Exposed. He is widely considered a "Subscription Expert."
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    Early Snow Michael Snow 1947-1962 James King Canada, Shelley Falconer, Michael Snow
    9781773270982 Hardcover ART / Canadian On Sale Date:January 28, 2020 Print Run:1000
    $35.00 CAD 8.53 x 9.8 x 0.66 in | 760 gr | 160 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      Michael Snow is one of Canada?s greatest living artists, widely acknowledged as one of the most significant figures in twentieth-century Canadian art. Early Snow focuses on the nascent stages of the artist?s career?which is comparatively underexamined in art commentary and critical literature?and demonstrates how wide-ranging were his achievements in painting, drawing, sculpture, foldage, cinema, and photography. Snow?s first achievements may serve as a blueprint for his later career, but they also give ample proof of the creative heights he had already reached by the age of thirty-three. This book reveals a young man whose catholic interests in art and literature contributed to his uncanny ability to create profoundly original works of art. Perceptive essays by James King argue that these artworks are best approached in the context of Snow?s knowledge of modern European art (Paul Klee, Ben Nicholson, Alberto Giacometti) and contemporary American art (Willem de Kooning, Conrad Marca-Relli, Donald Judd, Marcel Duchamp), and that, ultimately, the work created during this era is about transformation.
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      James King, FRSC, is the author of six novels and twelve biographies of writers and artists, including Canadian artists Lawren Harris, David Milne, Greg Curnoe, Bertram Brooker, and Michael Snow. He is a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
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    Toronto's Inclusive Modernity The Architecture of Jerome Markson Laura J. Miller Canada, George Baird, Scott Norsworthy
    9781773270012 Paperback ARCHITECTURE / History On Sale Date:February 04, 2020 Print Run:1000
    $45.00 CAD 8.04 x 9.86 x 1.15 in | 1130 gr | 304 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      Jerome Markson?s nearly six-decade-long architectural practice began in a time of profound transformation during the post-war period. His buildings were harbingers of important shifts in sociopolitical attitudes, urban policies, and modes of architectural production. From speculative homes in fledgling suburbs, to bespoke private houses, to social housing in downtown Toronto, to luxury landmarks like the Market Square condominiums, as well as important cultural and institutional buildings, his architecture reflects his pursuit of a more open and inclusive expression of modernity, one that moved past late-Modernism's formal legibility in favour of an increasingly idiosyncratic formal, spatial, and material expression. Toronto?s Inclusive Modernity: The Architecture of Jerome Markson is the first comprehensive critical assessment of Markson's diverse body of work, interwoven with an account of Toronto's emergence as a cosmopolitan city. Extensive illustrations include wide-format collages by Scott Norsworthy, capturing Markson?s buildings in their urban environments today; architectural drawings; and contemporaneous images from the popular press, such as Maclean?'s and Chatelaine magazines. The significance of Markson's work is examined through three main themes: his prescient use of photography to situate architecture as an inclusive cultural medium and object of human desire; his nuanced responsiveness to Toronto's fast-evolving urban and suburban geographies; and the ways in which his diverse influences?including the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, Britain's Townscape movement, and his encounters with vernacular architecture?were instrumental in his development of a more pluralistic, materially-oriented approach.
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      Laura J. Miller is trained as an architect. She has had a diverse career as a designer, educator, and scholar. She was a member of the architecture faculty at Harvard?s Graduate School of Design for over a decade, and was the American Fellow in Architectural Design at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study (2003?04). Currently, she is Associate Professor of Architecture at the John H. Daniels School of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. A Quite Individual Course: The Architecture of Jerome Markson, an exhibition curated and designed by Miller, opens in Winter 2020. George Baird is emeritus professor and former dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, and founding principal of Baird Sampson Neuert Architects, Toronto. He received the Gold Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (2010), and the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion (2012). Scott Norsworthy is an architect and photographer based in Toronto. He documents award-winning projects for firms across North America, including Arup, Shim Sutcliffe Architects, and KPMB. His work is published internationally and has been included in numerous exhibitions.
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