Run Studio Run is a book that details how to manage and grow a small creative studio. The first edition was successfully funded on Kickstarter and available for purchase through Extracurricular Press in May 2018.
Run Studio Run is a step-by-step guide that helps you look at your studio critically—as a business as opposed to an artistic endeavor. You will establish goals and paths and how to reach them. You will see that the more of your business you can commit to process, the more you will free yourself up to do the work you really love.
Continue reading “Run Studio Run by Eli Altman”
Logo-a-gogo is a logo book that’s Jam Packed with almost 5,000 images, Logo-a-gogo is an inspirational visual history of the iconic brand identities created by British designer Rian Hughes who has over three decades of experience as a comic book illustrator and type designer. The book was released in the UK in April 2018.
It features iconic characters and brands such as Batman, Hed Kandi, Spider-Man, James Bond, The Avengers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Continue reading “Logo-a-gogo By Rian Hughes”
In this book review, we are reviewing Lance Wyman: Process. A proposal for the 1976 USA Bicentennial identity by Unit Editions
This book is a near reproduction of the one-off, leather-bound ‘sketchbook’ that Lance Wyman made to document his design process for the creation of a logo and identity design for the 1976 American Bicentennial celebrations to mark the creation of the USA as an independent republic. It’s a record of the creative process that Wyman went through to arrive at a refined and workable solution.
Continue reading “Lance Wyman: Process. A proposal for the 1976 USA Bicentennial identity by Unit Editions”
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.
Continue reading “Know Your Onions: Graphic Design By Drew de Soto”
The book I had been waiting for after reading the first Book of Ideas that blew me away! which we also reviewed. I was really looking forward to receiving the second coming in vol 2, We had this on pre-order and received it before release giving us time to read and review it. The book was released yesterday on 7th September at a launch event in London and like the first book again I am blown away!
Continue reading “Book of ideas Volume 2 by Radim Malinic”
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.
Continue reading “Branding: In Five and a Half Steps: The Definitive Guide to Creating Brand Identity in Five and a Half Steps By Michael Johnson”
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.
Continue reading “Draplin Design Co. Pretty Much Everything by Aaron James Draplin”
Following on from the previous book review in this edition we will be looking at David’s second book Work For Money, Design For Love by David Airey. This book answers the most frequent questions about starting and running a design business.
Its a refreshing, straight-talking advice guide from the Logo Design Love author and designer that is David Airey. In this book, David answers all the questions designers have about launching and running their own design business. As David explained the idea for the book was inspired by the many questions he receives from designers that visit his blogs.
Some of the most common questions designers ask are ” How do I find new design clients?” “How much should I charge for my design work?” “I have a difficult client how do I handle them?”
Continue reading “Work For Money, Design For Love by David Airey”
In this Logo Book Review, we are going to be taking a look at Logo Design Love by David Airey – A guide to creating iconic brand identity’s published in 2009 and a popular logo design book by David Airey an Irish Graphic Designer. The book has received a vast amount of credit from the design community and can be found on the bookshelves of thousands of logo designer’s around the world.
I have had this book since it was first released and it’s been a very valuable resource for me over the past 9 years. It’s one of those books I think every logo and brand identity designer should own. It’s perfect if you’re just starting out or if you’re like me and experienced designer whos been in the game for near two decades it’s also worth owning!
Continue reading “Logo Design Love by David Airey”
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”.
Continue reading “How to launch a brand by Fabian Geyrhalter”