The Creative Company
The Creative Company was founded in 1932 and initially produced maps and diagrams for teachers and students, chalk game sets, and rubber stamps. By the 1960s, Creative were a leading children’s publisher, creating magnificently illustrated school and library books on a multitude of subjects ranging from science to sports. Today, the company is led by third-generation owner and publisher Tom Peterson and features three imprints: Creative Education (nonfiction series), Creative Editions (picture books), and Creative Paperbacks (soft cover versions of nonfiction and picture books). Across all three imprints, The Creative Company maintains its longstanding dedication to publishing innovative and beautiful books that both teach and inspire. Chronicle Books distributes Creative Editions and Creative Paperbacks.
Galison / Mudpuppy
Galison creates beautiful, art-inspired, unique stationery and gifts for people who appreciate style and value.
Their passion for fine arts and contemporary design shapes their vision and helps them drive the newest trends.
Galison wants their products to enhance everyday living and allow for creative self expression.
Mudpuppy combines education and fun within activity based products that foster creativity, and encourage free-play.
Drawing inspiration from classic children’s illustrations as well as contemporary artists, Mudpuppy creates gifts for discerning customers to give proudly to the children they love.
Galison Publishing also creates an annual holiday collection that includes a wide range of boxed greeting cards, gift tags, and other seasonally themed gifts. Their growing Private Label division works with museums, non-profits, and businesses to create custom projects.
Laurence King Publishers
Launched in 1991, Laurence King Publishing grew out of the book-packaging company, Calmann and King Ltd. In its first season Laurence King published A World History of Art by Hugh Honour and John Fleming. Now in its 7th edition, this book has sold more than one million copies and remains at the core of a list that is known for award-winning books on art, architecture, design, graphic design, film, photography, the decorative arts and fashion. Today, Laurence King Publishing seeks out new subjects and approaches to book design, with authoritative and informative texts for a global market. They are known for titles such as The End of Print by David Carson, G1 by Neville Brody, Airline by Keith Lovegrove, Bar and Club Design by Bethan Ryder, The International Design Yearbook, and Key Buildings of the 20th Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations by Richard Weston. It has also published such definitive studies as History of Interior Design by John Pile, The Design Encyclopedia (in association with MOMA) by Mel Byars and Atlas of World Art edited by John Onians.
Moleskine is the legendary notebook used for the past two centuries by great artists and thinkers including Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Bruce Chatwin. The little black notebook, with its rounded corners, elastic closure and expandable inner pocket was originally a nameless object produced by a small French bookbinder, and was brought back to life in 1998 by a small Milanese publisher under the name "Moleskine". Thus was a solid tradition restored and notebookism renewed.
As the reverent keeper of an extraordinary tradition, the legendary notebook once again travels the globe, a companion to the creative professions and an international symbol of contemporary nomadism. Today, Moleskine is culture, travel, memory imagination and personal identity, both analog and digital.
Princeton Architectural Press
Princeton Architectural Press was founded in 1981 and has become a world leader in architecture and design publishing. With over 500 publications to date, they are committed to the highest quality in editorial content, book design, and manufacturing. Their unwavering focus is excellence: they seek the best in their field, and are privileged to be able to attract and publish it. They identify new trends and publish first books on emerging talents as well as definitive works on established names, and cover the rich range of topics that design encompasses.
Their subjects include architectural monographs, cities and landscapes, guidebooks, history, theory, and professional practice. They have published many of the most notable writers in their field (Michael Sorkin, Carol Willis, Lewis Mumford, Ellen Lupton, K. Michael Hays), as well as many of the most important architects practicing today (Steven Holl, Diller Scofidio, Rem Koolhaas, Aldo Rossi, Shigeru Ban, Greg Lynn). They have actively expanded their focus to include graphic design and popular culture.
Princeton Architectural Press has further enhanced their line by distributing high quality publishers including Hyphen Press and Balcony Press.
Highly awarded and lauded in their field and beyond, Princeton Architectural Press is feather in the cap of Chronicle's offerings, and continues to surprise us all with the diversity of their list.
Quadrille is one of the foremost illustrated publishers in the UK. In the two decades since it was founded, the Quadrille list has expanded to include some of the greatest names in the world of cookery, including Michel Roux and Antonio Carluccio, in craft (Cath Kidston), and in stationery, with brands including Liberty and Anorak.
Now a division of the Hardie Grant Publishing Group, Quadrille is a long-time partner of Chronicle Books and the two have enjoyed a successful publishing relationship in the US over the past decades.
Taking that synergy one step forward, Chronicle Books will now be responsible for selling approximately 20 Quadrille titles a season, beginning with Fall 2015.
It’s an exciting new era for both Chronicle and Quadrille!
Each Quadrille book is a bespoke product aiming to give a book experience that is tailored to its author, subject matter and reader. With its beautiful, original and authoritative products, Quadrille puts the emphasis on (in the words of design guru Sir Terence Conran) that extra “two per cent”: aesthetics. This is what differentiates something that is perfectly acceptable and something that is so special that everybody wants to own it.
… Expect more…
Turning heads, shaping minds.
Straight from Paris’s industry-leading Editions Tourbillon, curated with legendary French flair… and grounded in rock-solid early learning principles, Twirl Books offer a winning combination of developmentally sound content, innovative formats, and FUN, FUN, FUN!