Art and Design Books

We have carefully selected and compiled the most comprehensive art and design books on graphic design, typography, art, and photography for design and art professionals and anyone interested in visual arts. Our goal is to make it easier for designers, artists, and painters to access regular information in art and design books to help them work with new ideas and productively. We think that design books published for design students and art educators will make a significant contribution to the transfer of knowledge between generations.

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Guided by structured knowledge, you can learn about pioneers in design, art, and photography and discover writers experienced in these subjects. Free e-books and e-magazines published for graphic designers, artists, and all design professionals are also waiting to be discovered here. We hope that the best and most comprehensive art and design books you will review here will be a valuable resource for your research and projects and will enrich your production. Explore the most comprehensive books where you can learn more about the elements of good design, the origins of communication design, the basis of art, and the magic of photography.

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Logo: The Reference Guide to Symbols and Logotypes

Corporate identity book, branding reference for graphic designers and graphic design students. Published by Laurence King, this is a complete, taxonomical guide to the history, development, and style of identity design.

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Art of Color and Design

Identifies and analyzes the core principles of visual design in one of the most important art reference books of the 20th century. A comprehensive analysis of all facets of design, this text is essential for all visual artists, designers, students, and instructors.

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NASA Graphics Standards Manual

The NASA Graphics Standards Manual is a futuristic vision for an agency at the cutting edge of science and exploration. A historically inspiring book about brand identity design.

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House Industries Lettering Manual

Learn the history and techniques of hand lettering from a renowned design studio. This guide features exercises, and typographic models for letter styles such as serif, sans serif, brush, and script.

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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

This accessible book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design. Lavishly illustrated, it is both a great source of inspiration and a provocative record of some of the best examples of graphic design from the last hundred years. The entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical to stylistic, objects, and methods.

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Vivian Maier: Street Photographer

The original, instant classic which set the world afire. The first book to introduce the phenomenon that is the life story and work of Vivian Maier.