I think art and design books will be a common genre on this site. It is a personal matter as well as a professional matter. If I were a niche, this is exactly where I would be.
Today’s review is one I read some time ago, and this will probably be my last review this year. Although I have a long list, I did not have much of a mood to read anything other than art books and reference design.
GO: A children’s guide to graphic design
By Chip kid
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summary of the story
Kids love to express themselves, and they shape by nature, whether making posters for school, deciding what to hang in their rooms, or creating personalized notebook covers. go, Is an introduction to the ways in which a designer conveys his ideas to the world. It was written and intended only for those curious children, not to mention their understanding parents, who want to learn the secret of how to make things dynamic and interesting.
* A copy of this book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
When they say “do not judge a book by its cover, they mean this book, especially this one.
‘Go’ is an easy-to-understand introduction to graphic design written for younger audiences or for readers interested in engaging in graphic design. It explains common terminology, color theory, typography and other elements, but it also emphasizes the rationale of the design, which I very much admire.
Other than that, I appreciate how Kidd gave at the end a list of design projects to apply what you learned. This is a fun activity you can do without the need for Canva or Adobe, but only with paper, paints, magazines – any material you can get your hands on. This is a great way to unleash your creativity and explore what kind of design style you enjoy.
I love the humor and through the author’s story and it was so much fun to read. Even if it is aimed at children, it is such a pleasure for adults as well. I was also very surprised to find that he designed many book covers, many of which I recognize and love. However, I might make a personal beef with it for Kafka’s gate on the beach that continues to make me nightmares.