Most popular Graphic design books
The most popular Graphic design books currently available. Updated weekly.
Go beyond crafting a logo or brochure and learn what it takes to design a commercial success.
Book of Ideas is just that: an outpouring of what one creative director and designer has discovered from many years working in the strange and endlessly fascinating world of the creative industry.
Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy is an introductory, step-by-step guide to digitizing hand lettering and to lettering on a tablet.
The best examples of the posters, prints and other graphics that have been used for political protest throughout history and right to the present.
Suitable for those who work with automated text and image design, this work shows examples of working correctly on a conceptual level. It gives the user exact directions for using all of the grid systems presented (8 to 32 grid fields).
This book gives away the secrets of graphic design. Filled with things they won't tell you and don't teach.
Deals with graphic design ideas. This title shows historic images, preliminary drawings, working models and rejected alternatives, as well as the finished work.
Drawn from our Illustration Now! series, this book surveys 100 of the makers and shapers of the illustration scene. With featured artists including Istvan Banyai, Mirko Ilic, Anita Kunz, and Christoph Niemann, the international overview provides an invigorating record of the dynamism and diversity of the genre with a self-portrait, portfolio...
Vol.2 continues offering yet more indispensable advice. Chapters cover issues ranging from creativity for good, how to decode creative DNA, embracing limitations, using humour or entertaining the right wrongs. Vol.2 offers holistic guidance on how to approach life and work in a mindful, smart way to make you a better designer, creator and thinker.
Colour plays a significant role in design; it can transform any design, making it more impressive, appealing and distinctive. Working with colour is one of the successful designer's key skills.
But how do fonts affect what we read and influence the choices we make? Fonts have different personalities that can create trust, mistrust, give you confidence, make things seem easier to do or make a product taste better.* Explore how you respond to fonts emotionally and can make fonts work for your message.
Examine the distillation of modernism in graphic design with this vast collection of approximately 6,000 logos from 1940-1980. Ranging from media outfits to retail giants, airlines to art galleries, these clean, clear visual concepts may be seen as the visual birth of corporate identity.
In this second volume, Jens Muller rounds off the most comprehensive exploration of graphic design to date. With around 3,500 seminal pieces and 78 landmark projects, year-by-year spreads, and profiles of industry leaders, discover how graphic design shaped contemporary society from the 1960s until today, from the hippie movement to new forms...
An altogether unusual beauty, Oliver Byrne's edition of Euclid's Elements combines bold primary color with mathematical precision in one dazzling display of color, form, and geometry. A masterwork of art and science, each page anticipates not only the vigor of De Stijl and Bauhaus but also the information graphics that define much of today's...
The ultimate handbook for designers, students, and even educators, this pocket edition is armed with 100 principles of design knowledge to keep your team sharp.
"Thinking with Type" is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen. This edition includes 48 pages of new content and the online companion has been revised to reflect the new material.
Never-before-seen North Korea - a rare glimpse into the country behind the politics and the creativity behind the propaganda
Life Hacks for Dads is your handy guide to making your daily life that little bit easier. This fully illustrated manual covers everything from keeping your car door wonderfully dent-free to making sure your kids stay entertained, and much, much more.
Graphic Design Thinking
The A-Z of Visual Ideas explains the key ideas, sources of inspiration and visual techniques that have been used throughout design history. Showing where ideas and inspiration come from, the book provides numerous strategies to help unlock the reader's creativity.
The Language of Graphic Design provides a foundation in the fundamentals of graphic design for students and young designers.
OFF THE WALL - Art of the Absurd<br>A vivid exploration of peculiar art, Off the Wall is a funhouse tour through the darkly comedic minds of more than twenty-five artists from around the world. From representational to barely recognizable, the illustrations and comics showcased here never fail to evoke the special blend of humor and horror that the subconscious mind finds so irresistible. Talking pets, repurposed pop-culture icons and troubled eroticism are only a few of the odd themes to be found in this one-of-a-kind collection. Short interviews with the artists allow a peek behind the curtain, and offer insight into the creative processes that lead to such off-kilter, unsettling and strangely compelling art. Full of dark humor and self-awareness, Off the Wall is a candy-colored nightmare journey through worlds barely stranger than our own.<br>
365 daily design mantras for both graphic design professionals and the growing group of non-designers who want some guidance.
As the `beautiful book' comes back into vogue, Martin Salisbury delves into the history of the illustrated book jacket, tracing its development across the 20th century through some of the most iconic designs of the era.
Offers an introduction to the key elements of good design. Covering the fundamental elements of design, this title illustrates the technical points and encourage readers to try out new ideas.
Vinyl's back in style and in this selection of 1000 of the most iconic record sleeves from the 60s to 90s, we recall why it's the biggest and best music format ever. Iconic artwork, memorable cover-sleeves, and long-lost classics all jostle for space in this virtual shelf of music history.
The complete catalogue of seminal design collective Hipgnosis, showcasing ground-breaking cover art created for the all-time greatest rock & roll bands, including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
The Beautiful Badge is the first book to explore the history of football club badges. From the original Red Devil to the GBP10 canary, it looks at what inspired them, who crafted them and how fans reacted. Extensive illustrations show how badges followed fashion, negotiated copyright and expressed the aspirations of owners, managers and fans.
With this exquisite illustrative masterpiece, Zack Scott explores in stunning detail the majestic constructions that humans have created on the surface of our own planet. This is SCRAPERS.
From the Jim Heimann collection, a seminal collection of classic car ads-from the populism of the Ford Model T in the 1910s, through the sexy, aspirational cruisers of the 1950s, the quirkiness of the VW Beetle ads in the 1960s, right up to the present day of rugged SUVs and sleek, deluxe sports models.
Manual for young designers. Essential principles and rules for good design. Designed by Massimo Vignelli.
With graceful lines and floral details, Alphonse Mucha gave the Belle Epoque its visual character. His work permeated illustration and advertising of the day, most famously in striking posters of star actress Sarah Bernhardt. Compiled in association with the Mucha Foundation, this book introduces the full reach of his work, from patterned...
Seven years after the publication of Graphic Design: The New Basics, coauthors Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips have updated the book with current content and extended key sections.