Graphic Design Books

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  1. 20th Century Design - A Decade-by-Decade Exploration of Graphic Style

    20th Century Design: A Decade-by-Decade Exploration of Graphic Style

    Each chapter of the 20th Century Design contains an expansive overview of graphic design in one decade, with information about influences from other areas like politics, architecture, technology, and more. Each chapter also provides profiles of prominent designers, as well as a timeline of graphic design and other relevant fields.

  2. 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design

    100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design

    100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design takes a fresh look at Swiss typography and photo-graphics, posters, corporate image design, book design, journalism and typefaces over the past hundred years. With illuminating essays by prominent experts in the field and captivating illustrations, this book, designed by the Zurich studio NORM, presents the diversity of contemporary visual design while also tracing the fine lines of tradition that connect the work of different periods.

  3. The Poster - Art, Advertising, Design, and Collecting, 1860s-1900s

    The Poster: Art, Advertising, Design, and Collecting, 1860s-1900s

    The Poster: Art, Advertising, Design, and Collecting, 1860s-1900s is a cultural history that situates the poster at the crossroads of art, design, advertising, and collecting. Though international in scope, the book focuses especially on France and England.

  4. Thoughts on Design

    Thoughts on Design

    One of the seminal texts of graphic design, Paul Rand's Thoughts on Design is now back in print for the first time since the 1970s. Writing at the height of his career, Rand articulated in his slender volume the pioneering vision that all design should seamlessly integrate form and function. This facsimile edition preserves Rand's original 1947 essay with the adjustments he made to its text and imagery for a revised printing in 1970, and adds only an informative and inspiring new foreword by design luminary Michael Bierut.

  5. Abbott Miller - Design and Content

    Abbott Miller: Design and Content

    Abbott Miller: Design and Content is the first monograph on the award-winning graphic designer known for his innovative work at Pentagram, where as a partner he leads a team designing books, magazines, catalogs, identities, exhibitions, and editorial projects, creating work that is often concerned with the cultural role of design and the public life of the written word. Collaborating with performers, curators, artists, photographers, writers, publishers, corporations, and institutions, Miller has created a unique practice that alternates between the printed page and the physical space of exhibitions. In his work as an editor and writer he pioneered the concept of designer-as-author, both roles he assumes for this beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated edition.

  6. Knife and Fork - Visual Identities for Restaurants, Food and Beverage

    Knife and Fork: Visual Identities for Restaurants, Food and Beverage

    Knife and Fork presents unconventional visual identities for restaurants, food, and beverage from around the world. All of the showcased hospitality projects prove that even small enterprises can create big design concepts (despite limited budgets). Yet however different their styles might be, they all represent a new generation of gastronomers who do not dismiss design as a side dish. Get a taste of the pleasurable worlds they have created.

  7. Making a Splash - Graphics that Flow

    Making a Splash: Graphics that Flow

    Fluid forms are visual analogues for change and endless possibilities. Manifesting a capricious state of matters that take on its own life once leaving our hands, physical paints and digital paintbrush fuel artists and designers with inspirations, building a unique spectrum of work that breaks from sheer control into wild movements. Collating some 150 fascinating visual projects, Making a Splash: Graphics the Flow showcases how liquid mediums transfigure in brand identities, print & packaging, typography, visual arts and product design.

  8. The Graphic Designer's Guide to Clients

    The Graphic Designer's Guide to Clients

    Renowned designer Ellen Shapiro reveals time-tested tricks of the trade-for making sure the clients you want to work with know about you, become your clients, and work with you productively.

  9. 100 Classic Graphic Design Journals

    100 Classic Graphic Design Journals

    100 Classic Graphic Design Journals surveys a unique collection of the most influential magazines devoted to graphic design, advertising, and typography. These journals together span over 100 years of the history of print design and chart the rise of graphic design from a necessary sideline to the printing industry to an autonomous creative profession.

  10. Cover


    Peter Mendelsund has enjoyed years as a much-sought-after book cover designer and art director. Among the many recognizable jackets he has created are those for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; collections of the works of Joyce, Kafka, Dostoevsky, de Beauvoir, and Foucault; the contemporary works of Martin Amis, Tom McCarthy, Ben Marcus, Jo Nesbø, and James Gleick; and many more. Cover abounds with Mendelsund's completed book jackets along with ephemera from his previously unseen creative method, including jacket sketches, interior art and editorial illustrations, and scores of rejected drafts.

  11. Masterclass - Graphic Design

    Masterclass: Graphic Design

    Masterclass: Graphic Design provides an in-depth overview of thirty leading design schools from all over the world that offer a master's degree in graphic design.

  12. You Are Here

    You Are Here

    You Are Here examines brilliant design solutions to signage and graphics that allow seamless navigation through commercial establishments and public facilities. Aesthetically integrating a building's architecture and interiors with branding, color theory, typography, symbols or pictograms, product design, and more, designers provide new directional systems while creating unique experiences for visitors.

  13. 64GB


    Zooming in on the realm of graphic art and visual communication design, 64GB is a comprehensive profile of 64 goal-driven mavericks who have been aggressively creating high quality solutions for local and international clients from diverse fields.

  14. GO - A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

    GO: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

    Go, by the award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd, is a stunning introduction to the ways in which a designer communicates his or her ideas to the world. It's written and designed just for those curious kids, not to mention their savvy parents, who want to learn the secret of how to make things dynamic and interesting.

  15. Philographics


    Philographics is all about explaining big ideas in simple shapes, merging the world of philosophy and graphic design.

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    The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book

    The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book provides designers with all the little details that can make or break a design, such as how much space to leave in the gutter when designing barrel folds, how to layout a template for a box, and the ratios of each part, as well as metric conversion charts, standard envelope sizes in the USA, Europe, Canada and Asia, and much more.

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    Give a Type a Face

    Give a Type a Face is a book project that mixes some of the most popular fonts with graphic design, paper crafts, photography and other disciplines. The goal was to create a character that suited each font.

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    Latino Restaurant Graphics

    Latino Restaurant Graphics presents the best interior and graphic design in Latin American restaurants.

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    Careers by Design

    Through her work with hundreds of corporations around the world, leading headhunter Roz Goldfarb provides readers a treasure trove of valuable information for thriving in this creatively driven business, including updated hiring criteria, the latest developments in technology, and the marketplace affecting design careers.

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    Design Culture

    Presenting a significant selection of seventy-eight essays, interviews, and symposia from the pioneering AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, Design Culture examines the coming of age of graphic design as a profession and its role in shaping our culture. A diverse group of leading designers, editors, academics, and professionals both within and outside the field offer stimulating views on the impact of graphic design on everyday life.

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    Inside the Business of Graphic Design

    Inside the Business of Graphic Design casts a precise and realistic light on the risks, requirements, and rewards of running a creative and successful design business.

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    Festivals Graphics

    Festivals Graphics explores the use of graphic arts in festivals dedicated to music, design, dance, theatre, cinema and arts. It features 32 different festivals from all over the world, with a special section dedicated to celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sonar, the famed Barcelona advanced music and new media art festival.

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    American Modernism: Graphic Design 1920 to 1960

    American Modernism: Graphic Design 1920 to 1960 is the first comprehensive survey of Modernist graphic design as it emerged in America in the period from 1920 and 1960 in various media-advertising, information design, brand identity, magazine design, book design, and posters. It examines the great works which by mid-century had defined American graphic design.

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    I Love DIN

    Centring on DIN and its variations in contemporary graphic design, I Love DIN is the fourth volume of I Love Type.

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    Geo Graphic

    Geo Graphic celebrates geography and maps in all their creative uses and applications, featuring a wide array of design projects inspired by geographic elements. Using both traditional map imagery and creative new illustrations or interpretations of geography, these projects include everything from product packaging to furniture, all exploring a graphic representation of the geography that surrounds us.