Graphic Design Books

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.

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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.

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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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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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Graphic Design Handbook

The Graphic Design Handbook will ease your work by providing you lots of structured information and practical advice on the following topics: Color theory, color psychology, shape psychology, typography, branding, logo design; flyer and brochure design, and more.

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Free graphic design ebooks: Reflective Journal, Regional Design Annual 2015, University of Baltimore Graphics Standards and Style Guide. Free ebooks for graphic designers.

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Free graphic design ebooks: Indigo Design Award, British Book Design Awards 2008-2010, Graphic Design Opening Analysis. Free ebooks for graphic designers.

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Meggs’ History of Graphic Design

Presents an all-inclusive, visually spectacular arrangement of graphic design knowledge for students and professionals. The text includes classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and the advent of postmodern design.