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Know Your Onions - Graphic Design By Drew de Soto

Know Your Onions: Graphic Design By Drew de Soto

Know Your Onions by Drew de Soto is a very enlightening book offering a different view of the things you encounter every day as a designer.

Drew De Soto who is a print-focused designer has been a graphic designer for over 25 years, this book is a guide for working in the Graphic Design industry and first published by BIS Publishers in 2012.

As he says in his Introduction: “After a 25-year career in graphic design, I’ve picked up a few things and turned them into ‘custom settings’. Read this book and save yourself 25 years.”

Drew was kind enough to send us a copy of the book to review and we were looking forward to tucking into this one, Again I would like to thank Drew for sending us the book and answering our questions as part of this review. Let dive in and take a look at Know Your Onions: Graphic Design By Drew de Soto.

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Branding in five and a half steps by Michael Johnson

Branding: In Five and a Half Steps: The Definitive Guide to Creating Brand Identity in Five and a Half Steps By Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson is one of the world’s leading graphic designers and brand consultants. His studio, johnson banks, is responsible for the rebranding of many notable clients, including Virgin Atlantic, Think London, BFI, Christian Aid, and MORE TH>N, and he has garnered a plethora of awards in the process.

In early 2014, Michael Johnson started work on a key book he felt was missing from his shelves – a definitive guide to the entire branding process that wasn’t biased to either strategy or design, but treated both as equals. Two and a half years later the project came to fruition in Branding: In Five and Half Steps, published in Autumn 2016 by Thames and Hudson.

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Draplin Design Co. Pretty Much Everything by Aaron James Draplin

Draplin Design Co. Pretty Much Everything by Aaron James Draplin

Graphic designer Aaron Draplin looks back on his career so far in this colourful, detailed and heartfelt book.

Aaron Draplin is the graphic designer behind the branding of Ford Motors, Esquire, and even the Obama Administration. This big colourful book takes a look back on his amazing career so far in this heartfelt and pointed retrospective.

Designer Aaron James Draplin’s book Pretty Much Everything certainly lives up to its name. This mid-career retrospective is stuffed with countless examples of his influential work, ranging from snowboard graphics to logo designs, and insights into Draplin’s unruly career path.

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How to launch a brand by Fabian Geyrhalter.

How to launch a brand by Fabian Geyrhalter

 

In this book review edition, we are taking a look at “How to launch a brand by Fabian Geyrhalter” your step by step guide to crafting a brand from positioning to naming and brand identity. It’s an easy to read, comprehensive guide to launching your brand.

Back in February this year I contacted Fabian about taking part in our designer interview which he was more than happy to take part in so over the months we have been collaborating to put together Fabian’s interview.

He offered to send me signed copies of his book’s “Bigger than this” and “How to launch a brand” in this article we will be reviewing his first book “How to launch a brand by Fabian Geyrhalter”.

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