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BIS Publishers is an international publisher, based in Amsterdam, of predominantly English-language books for creative people and their clients. Over the last twenty years, BIS has built its name as a publisher with a good nose for the new in content and book design. BIS publishes books in all fields of the creative industries: graphic design, advertising, branding, fashion, product design, architecture, and interior design. Holland is one of the most prolific design countries in Europe, and the best of Dutch design can be found on the BIS list. One iconic example is its biannual collection Dutch Design. Spanning nearly nine hundred pages, this is arguably the most comprehensive reference work on design in any country.
Most successful are the books BIS publishes specifically for design education. The most recent example in this line is the highly successful book Sketching, which was written by teachers in drawing techniques from Delft University and Utrecht Design School. In one year, almost thirty thousand copies were sold all over the world with translations in Chinese, Korean, and German. Sketching is often referred to as the best book available on hand sketching for designers and is used by professionals in studios as well as in many sketching courses at design schools and universities throughout Europe and Asia. Now it is available for the first time in the United States through Consortium.
Other best-selling titles are Folding Architecture (tenth printing) and Supersurfaces (fourth printing). Although BIS publishes mostly for design professionals, occasionally we do projects that reach out to the more general public. Examples of these are the Memory Games: Visual Power Memory Game, Twins Memory Game, and Fake for Real Memory Game. These games are great gifts for anyone who likes visual eye candy.
BIS Publishers also publishes Graphic magazine and is the founder of Frame magazine, the international magazine on interiors and design (www.framemag.com).