Today I’m sharing one of my absolute favourite books on illustration. It’s a short review, but I’ve loved Anna Kiper’s work for a long time.
The edition I’m reviewing has the following details: Bloomsbury, 2016 | ISBN 978-1-4725-6729-1. There is a newer edition here. I’ve written a smidgen about design development before, but somehow not yet got around to showcasing this book on the blog.
Another formative influence. I learnt about the elements and principles of design whilst studying, but it took several years for me to track down the source. The quantity of exercises and interdisciplinary nature of this book make it a must-read for me.
This was the book that made me see that perhaps I could be a designer after all. The focus on product design, engineering and empathy was refreshing because of the focus on people, and designing products and systems that work for the people using them, not the other way around.