1000 Packages has been reprinted in 8 languages.
Grip has authored and designed 2 books on packaging.
The client brief
The authority on design & publishing asked us to author & design a series of books.
Each book creation began with a collaborative brief with our Rockport editor which lead the way for the vision and direction of each volume. Using Rockport Publishers’ experience in the market to identify gaps in the book world, we collectively decided on the format of each book that would drive the type of content, or rather: what we would author, design and curate. Each book was intentionally created to be informative, attract the reader and of course, to sell.
For example, our second book on packaging called Best Practices for Graphic Designers took a more instructional approach. The writing was drawn from our own 15+ years of experience in package design. However, we also included anecdotes, pitfalls, procedures, and hard work by our friends and respected peers from around the world who contributed their own experiences, tips and words of wisdom.
The books we authored present a wide range of topics, specialties and design work from many industries. They include a landscape of well-curated work that the book cover must sell to a potential buyer. The cover of Best Practices for Graphic Designers employs a cheeky typographic image to carry out the concept of the book, referencing the 3D nature of packaging by illustrating the letterforms as 3D objects.