Reviews - What do customers think about Structural Packaging?
This book is Amazing! Mar 30, 2008
I am in love with this book, it is complete in every sense. It provides examples of outstanding packaging, those of which display the layout of form, the graphics and even how some of them are made through a few procedures! It is every packaging fans ideal to possess. I might add that the cover is quite unique and that the interior design is impecable and very well designed. A delight!
Great Ideas with little explaination Nov 26, 2007
This book is great! The moment I opened the book, I wanted to create packaging for everything in my room. The only down fall is that even though they provide the CD with all the templates, there is little to no description on how to complete certain projects. Most of the packaging is self explanatory, but there are others which (involve rope) I found very difficult to accomplish because no instructions were given. Very inspiring book, but it lacks instructional content.
It's open some Secret of Packaging Aug 9, 2007
I get many idea of design from this book. It's useful for me so I think for everyone too.
Buy this book and a Graphtec Craft ROBO and you're instantly in the package design business! Aug 7, 2007
This is one of the best deals out there for designers and art directors. Mr. Garrofé encourages the buyer to use all of the designs to make your own new packages. The templates are pretty good, although some may need some tweeking here and there, but that doesn't matter compared to the hidden benefit: These vector-based templates and dielines are "ready-to-ROBO" for those who are familiar with the new CNC cutting machines normally marketed to scrapbook moms and sign shops. I am extremely pleased with the ability to take artwork, insert it into one of the templates, print with special register marks, then diecut automatically with Graphtec's Craft ROBO machines--literally in less than fifteen minutes! I'll also mention that the photography and layout are first-rate, and compete with any of the top design how-to books without any templates! Garrofé even discusses his firm's design "commandments" that many designers need to heed.
Structural Packaging Jan 21, 2007
This book is amazing for graphic designers, package designers, and design students. The CD that comes with the book has helpful templates, which the packages shown were made from. The ideas and concepts this book displays are amazing. In the field of design, there is a lot that can be learned from this book by viewing these packages. I would recommend this book.