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Graphic design books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Graphic design category. Presented with a red border are the Graphic design books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

The Moderns Midcentury American Graphic Design by Steven Heller, Greg D'Onofrio The Moderns Midcentury American Graphic Design
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The first comprehensive survey of Mid-Century Modern graphic design in America
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Visual Communication Design An Introduction to Design Concepts in Everyday Experience by Meredith (North Carolina State University, USA) Davis, Jamer (Parsons New School of  Design, USA) Hunt Visual Communication Design An Introduction to Design Concepts in Everyday Experience
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This is a foundation level textbook for courses in basic design and introductory courses in visual communication design. The chapters in this book follow the user experience cycle: attention, orientation, interpretation and extension and retention of meaning. Each chapter includes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Color Management Guide Managing Color Throughout the Entire Production Process by Rafiq Refaat (American University, Cairo, Egypt) Elmansy Color Management Guide Managing Color Throughout the Entire Production Process
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This book provides a practical guide in understanding the color management process for both print and digital outputs. This guide is an essential resource for graphic designers and photographers to ensure a professional output for their project colors through different...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Signs of Life Why Brands Matter by Stephen Bayley Signs of Life Why Brands Matter

A sweep across the history and culture of brands and branding, in the first in a series of collaborations between Stephen Bayley and Circa.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Jot Dot Doodle Notebook (Blue and Silver) by Robie Rogge Jot Dot Doodle Notebook (Blue and Silver)

Part of a stylish line of dot-gridded notebooks, this lay-flat paperback is ideal for both jotting down notes and doodling around the dots.
Format: Notebook / blank book - Released: 01/09/2017

The Bolted Book (Depero Futurista): Facsimile Edition by Fortunato Depero The Bolted Book (Depero Futurista): Facsimile Edition


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Insta Grammar Graphic by Irene Schampaert Insta Grammar Graphic

A new addition to the Insta Grammar series, this features graphic design, inspired by Instagram, the most popular social media site of the moment. A hand-picked selection of the best and most inspiring photos Instagram has to offer.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

52 Typo 52 stories on type, typography and graphic design by Etapes Editions 52 Typo 52 stories on type, typography and graphic design

Every day there is something happening in the world of typography and graphic design - something new being created in Buenos Aires, Paris, Tel Aviv, Tehran, Seoul or Melbourne. The most inspiring, trend-setting and enduring stories, events and works have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Thinking in Icons Designing and Creating Effective Visual Symbols by Felix Sockwell, Emily Potts, Steven Heller Thinking in Icons Designing and Creating Effective Visual Symbols
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In Thinking in Icons, artist and designer Felix Sockwell explains the process of creating an icon and offers examples of collaborations with high-profile designers and his work with international brands like Apple.
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/08/2017

Essential Principles of Graphic Design by Debbie Millman Essential Principles of Graphic Design


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/08/2017

Graphic Design for Non-Designers by Tony Seddon, Jane Cooper Graphic Design for Non-Designers
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/08/2017

Jorg Hamburger - Georg Staehelin Poster Collection by Bettina Richter Jorg Hamburger - Georg Staehelin Poster Collection

Poster Collection 29 is the first comprehensive tribute to the designers Jorg Hamburger and Georg Staehelin. Connected by a passion for precision and detail, the two graduates of Allgemeine Gewerbeschule Basel share a creative attitude that continues and reformulates the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Coming Soon

Design School: Type A Practical Guide for Students and Designers by Richard Poulin Design School: Type A Practical Guide for Students and Designers

Design School: Type is an in-depth guide to the rules and practices of typography, you'll learn the essential skills of the professional typographer in the detail.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2017

Design, Form, and Chaos by Paul Rand Design, Form, and Chaos

To have the preeminent graphic designer in America-the leading proponent of the Modern-intelligently and forcefully speak out makes this a document for today and the ages. Rand's book is a classic. -Stephen Heller (1993)
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Made in North Korea Graphics From Everyday Life in the DPRK by Nick Bonner Made in North Korea Graphics From Everyday Life in the DPRK

North Korea uncensored and unfiltered - ordinary life in the world's most secretive nation, captured in never-before-seen ephemera
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970 by Martin Salisbury The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970

A deep dive into the history of the illustrated book jacket, tracing its development across the twentieth century, reflecting some of the most iconic designs of the era
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Bittersweet: Noma Bar by Noma Bar, Michael Bierut Bittersweet: Noma Bar
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A career retrospective of one of the world's most inventive contemporary illustrators, curated by the artist
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

The Pocket Universal Methods of Design 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions by Bruce Hanington, Bella Martin The Pocket Universal Methods of Design 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions
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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.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/10/2017

The Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, and the Resistance by Milton Glaser, Mirko Ilic, Tony Kushner, Steven Heller The Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, and the Resistance
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A global collection of socially and politically driven graphics that voice dissent, challenge status quo, and speak truth to power, curated by Milton Glaser, the dean of American graphic designers, and Mirko Ilic, a leading illustrator and art director.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

Never Use Futura by Douglas Thomas Never Use Futura

Conceived around the directive commonly given to students, this is the first major English-language book to concentrate on Futura, using the foundational typeface to open up an alternate history of modern graphic design.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

Scripted: Custom Lettering in Graphic Design by Shaoqlang Wang Scripted: Custom Lettering in Graphic Design


Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2017

A Brief History of Album Covers (2017 Update) by Jason Draper A Brief History of Album Covers (2017 Update)

In this era of Vinyl revival, celebrate some of the greatest covers of the last 70 years, such as the Beatles' `Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' or Pink Floyd's `Dark Side of the Moon', alongside entertaining and informative text....
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2017

Notebook of Tyranny by Theo Deutinger Notebook of Tyranny

Notebook of Tyranny portrays the routine cruelties of the twenty-first century through a series of detailed non-fictional graphic illustrations. None of these cruelties represent extraordinary violence- they reflect day-to-day implementation of laws and regulations around the globe.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2017

Design, Typography etc A Handbook by Gautier Damien Design, Typography etc A Handbook

Why does a newspaper look different than a magazine or a book? What effect does using a certain typeface or a specific grid have? And why do some layouts just seem right, and others seem simply wrong? This handbook aims...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Beards Rock A Visual Dictionary of Facial Hair by Sarah La Barbiere De Paris Beards Rock A Visual Dictionary of Facial Hair


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

A Japanese Tea House by Wolfgang Fehrer A Japanese Tea House

Japanese culture and architecture have always fascinated the western world. One particular, architecturally complex building type at the intersection of multiple currents of Japanese philosophy, art and esthetics is the Japanese teahouse. It is a very private place of meditation,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Introduction to Graphic Design A Guide to Thinking, Process & Style by Aaris (St John's University, New York) Sherin Introduction to Graphic Design A Guide to Thinking, Process & Style
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For a great foundation as a graphic design student, look no further than Aaris Sherin's Introduction to Graphic Design. Sherin will introduce you to the formal structure of graphic design, so you can understand and utilise the main techniques of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

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Los Logos 8 by Gestalten Los Logos 8


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Digital Painting in Photoshop by Susan Ruddick Bloom Digital Painting in Photoshop

Have you ever considered using Photoshop to create fine art?Photoshop is usually used for enhancing photos, but this extremely powerful software package is capable of so much more. Every feature, from brushes to background, can be customised and optimised for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Draw Your Own Fonts 30 alphabets to scribble, sketch, and make your own! by Tony Seddon Draw Your Own Fonts 30 alphabets to scribble, sketch, and make your own!

A lively mix of inspiration and workbook, it offers 30 complete alphabets, drawn in a variety of styles by a team of designers and illustrators.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2017

Making and Breaking the Grid, Second Edition, Updated and Expanded A Graphic Design Layout Workshop by Timothy Samara Making and Breaking the Grid, Second Edition, Updated and Expanded A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break the rules of grid-based design, one must first understand those rules.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

Floral Patterns & Textures Pops a Porter by Rhino Studio Floral Patterns & Textures Pops a Porter

This book features an infinite array of floral designs in bold eye-catching colours and in different types of retro styles
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

A Designer's Research Manual, 2nd edition, Updated and Expanded Succeed in design by knowing your clients and understanding what they really need by Jenn Visocky O'Grady, Ken Visocky O'Grady A Designer's Research Manual, 2nd edition, Updated and Expanded Succeed in design by knowing your clients and understanding what they really need
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Go beyond crafting a logo or brochure and learn what it takes to design a commercial success.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

Fritz Kahn by Uta Von Debschitz Fritz Kahn

Anatomy of ideas The life's work of an infographics pioneer Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) was a German doctor, educator, popular science writer, and information graphics pioneer. Chased out of Germany by the Nazis, who banned and burned his books, Kahn emigrated...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/06/2017

Pioneers of German Graphic Design by Jens Muller Pioneers of German Graphic Design

The fascinating story of German graphic design analyzed in all its detail for the first time
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

House Industries The Process Is The Inspiration The Innovative Design and Unconventional Creative Process of House Industries by Andy Cruz, Richard Roat, Ken Barber, J. J. Abrams House Industries The Process Is The Inspiration The Innovative Design and Unconventional Creative Process of House Industries
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An illustrated and entertaining journey through the creative process of renowned design studio House Industries, offering innovative and inspirational ideas to help artists, designers, musicians and creative people in any industry develop their best work.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/05/2017

Box Inc. The New Generation of Packaging by Basheer Graphic Books Box Inc. The New Generation of Packaging


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017

Color Design Workbook: New, Revised Edition A Real World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design by Sean Adams Color Design Workbook: New, Revised Edition A Real World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design

From the meanings behind colors to working with color in presentations, Color Design Workbook provides readers with the vital information needed to apply color creatively and effectively to design work.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2017

Fashion Illustration - Daily Look Inspiration by Alena Lavdovskaya Fashion Illustration - Daily Look Inspiration

This book collects over 200 fantastic fashion illustrations ranging from garments to accessories. Illustrators are invited to share their experience in creating exquisite illustrations of clothes and accessories.It is recommended not only for professional illustrators but for those who love...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017

Variations Digitales 2018 Creations Multiples D'objets Numerises. by Redinard Variations Digitales 2018 Creations Multiples D'objets Numerises.

L'art numerique designe un ensemble varie de categories de creation utilisant les specificites du langage numerique. Il s'est developpe comme genre artistique depuis le debut des annees 1960 (Wikipedia). Considere comme un art a part entiere, il ne demande maintenant...
Format: Calendar - Released: 27/04/2017

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Format: Calendar - Released: 27/04/2017

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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/04/2017

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