Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Know Your Onions - Graphic Design: How to Think Like a Creative, Act like a Businessman and Design Like a God Paperback – January 31, 2012
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
Drew de Soto: Proprietor of Nancy Victor Gallery and Director of Navig8 Ltd
Top customer reviews
"Always name your files properly and consistently.
Use an intuitive folder structure.
Test your system; if a complete stranger was to open your job folder, would they know which was the most up-to-date version?
Mock people who do not have a system."
Of interest to all designers (especially those who work with clients) are his chapters on creative process, working with clients, conceptual sketching, color, and typography. Of special interest to designers who work in print are chapters on paper, the printing process, and binding.
I loved that it challenges the reader to take action rather than hand-holding them through a process. This was exactly what I was looking for in a design book and I applaud the author for constructing his narrative as such.
Also, another shout-out to the book design itself. Great approach that makes you want to carry it around with you wherever you go. Color helps it pop out on your bookshelf while the compact size allows it to be easily transported. Bonus points for the strap which allowed me to have an improptu bookmark. The cardboard cover was an interesting approach; the text on it printed well, however it is prone to creasing. Considering I bought this for the knowledge, it's hardly a dealbreaker.
All in all a great addition to any designer's collection, and a book I wished that I had five years ago.