All Wrapped Up! Paperback – 29 Mar 2005
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About the Author
The nephew of a paper-product salesman, Kevin Akers is an award-winning designer and illustrator. He is principal of Kevin Akers design + imagery, a San Francisco Bay Area firm specializing in identity design, print, and retail packaging.
Top Customer Reviews
Have you ever walked into a bookstore, picked up a book, glanced inside, then walked immediately to the cashier to buy it? Yeah, that was me with this book.
This book has such a great selection of designs each put into categories such as Birthday, New baby, Wedding, Christmas, Animals, sixties patterns, mens interest and woman's world. Each page tends to have one whole side dedicated to one paper, and the other side with 4 samples of other papers and a very small and basic description of each design. It does not have a huge amount of psychedelic patterns, but does contain a few. It has mainly got patterns which involve pictures of animals, babies and identifiable things, rather than pure pattern. The papers are designed in different ways, but I feel they tend to possess a softness about them, which the designs of today do not have. The whole book has a very nostaligic feel to it.
I feel the book is a good size, has been presented well and is printed on good paper. The colours are great, and there are many, making the book very exciting to look at. As an artist myself I also find the book full of inspiration, with so many pages of designs, you see something new every time you open it. It may also be useful for design students wishing to write about such a topic, critically evaluating and comparing the designs with today. There is not much text in the book, however, there are 27 pages at the start which describe some details about the history of wrapping paper and 'the business of wrapping paper'. There is also a page describing each theme of the book before the pictures for that theme are shown.Read more ›