We hope that graphic design books on visual design, communication design, and branding will expand the perspectives of advertising and design industry professionals and inspire their production. From logo design to marketing communication, you can improve your graphic design skills with tips in the most legible, up-to-date, understandable, and guiding graphic design books. In the meantime, we hope that the typography books we have compiled for font enthusiasts will expand your vision.
For beginners and those who need a graphic design idea book, it will be very helpful to learn the basics of good design from their masters. The development of poster design from the beginning in the history of graphic design to the present (1890-2019) can inspire you from the past. The examples, ideas, and graphic styles in the graphic design books we carefully selected for independent designers and art directors who want to expand their understanding of effective design will inspire your creativity.
- Logo: The Reference Guide to Symbols and Logotypes
Corporate identity book, branding reference for designers. Complete guide to the development of ID design. An indispensable sourcebook for graphic designers.
- Art of Color and Design
In The Art of Color and Design, a comprehensive analysis of all facets of design, this text is essential for all artists, designers, students, and instructors.
- NASA Graphics Standards Manual
The NASA Graphics Standards Manual is an inspirational book, a futuristic vision for an agency at the cutting edge of science and exploration.
- 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design
Showing how ideas affect graphic design, this book is a great source of inspiration with lots of pictures. You can find the best graphic design examples here.
- Creating a Brand Identity: A Guide for Designers
This bestselling book is a guide for designers, students, professionals, and agencies working in graphic design, branding, advertising, and marketing.
- Graphic Design Play Book: An Exploration of Visual Thinking
An entertaining and highly original introduction to graphic design. The Graphic Design Play Book is about typography, logo design, posters, and branding work.
- Graphic Design Handbook
The Graphic Design Handbook was named "One of the best graphic design books of all time" by book authority. Structured information and practical advice.
- Graphic Design, Third Edition: A History
For the third edition of Graphic Design Stephen Eskilson has, with the aid of 540 new and existing images, updated key parts of the book. For all designers.
- Identity Designed: The Definitive Guide to Visual Branding
ID Designed is the definitive guide to visual branding for students, designers, entrepreneurs who want to expand their understanding of effective design.
- Meggs’ History of Graphic Design
All-inclusive, visually spectacular arrangement of graphic design knowledge for students and professionals.
- The Psychology of Graphic Design Pricing
Price creative work with confidence. Win more bids. Make more money. By Michael C. Janda.
- Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills
Have you ever struggled to complete a design project on time? If so, then this book is for you. Creative workshop: Sharpen your design skills by David Sherwin.
- Design Is Storytelling
Ellen Lupton, the author of Thinking with Type, demonstrates how storytelling shapes great design. Design is storytelling, good design brings ideas to life.
- Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities
Updated and expanded, the second edition of David Airey’s Logo Design Love contains more of just about everything that made the first edition so great.
- The Non-Designer’s Design Book
Its 4th edition, The Non-Designer’s Design Book offers even more practical design advice, new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity.
- Duotone: Limited Colour Schemes in Graphic Design
Explores the possibilities and applications of the duotone printing technique, which applies either two shades of the same color, black, and one tint.
- The History of Graphic Design. Vol 1. 1890-1959
This book is it traces the evolution of this creative field from its beginning as poster design to its development into advertising and editorial design.
- The History of Graphic Design. Vol 2. 1960-2019
This second volume rounds off in-depth exploration of graphic design, spanning from the 1960s until today.
- How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things
Michael Bierut, one of the world’s most renowned graphic designers a retrospective that showcases more than thirty-five of his most noteworthy projects.
- Logo Modernism
This unprecedented Taschen publication, authored by Jens Müller, brings together 6,000 trademarks, focused on the period 1940-1980 to corporate identity.
- Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything
Esquire. Ford Motors. While all of these brands are vastly different, they share at least one thing in common: a teeny, little bit of Aaron James Draplin.
- Graphic Design School: The Principles and Practice of Graphic Design
The essential introduction of graphic design. By David Dabner, S. Stewart and A. Vickress.
- The Graphic Design Idea Book
Inspiration from 50 Masters by Steven Heller, Gail Anderson. This book serves as an introduction to the key to good design.