Regularly updated collection of great design books.
When you think of the ugly architecture that thrived in Soviet-era Eastern Europe, “playful” is probably not the first word that comes to mind. Zupagrafika decided that commie blocks could be fun, and released a book, “The Constructivist”, that lets you play with cutouts of Eastern blocks. The Polish design studio sells the book on […]
Designing stamps is a great exercise for any graphic designer. In a tiny format, you need to convey ideas and try to make it beautiful. A book was recently published to honor the designers who did the best job at designing stamps. Graphic Stamps: The Miniature Beauty Of Postage Stamps was published by Unit Editions. […]
German publisher Taube released a book that will rejoice people who like colorful architecture. Peter Ganser wrote about the work of Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani Silvestre, a self-taught architect who designed more than 60 buildings in El Alto, Bolivia, and found inspiration in the native roots of the country.
Some famous books shape the world for the unique influence they have on people’s ideas and actions. Some other, less famous, books also have a tremendous influence in their field, but just don’t get the same global recognition and stay in the shadow. Depero Futurista is one of those. This design book, considered by some […]
The image above has been going viral on the Internet for quite a while now. It shows a bench that is not usable by anyone who is slightly overweight, in memory of Leonard Ball, who supposedly hated fat people. I don’t know if this bench exists of if it’s fake, but it doesn’t matter, it […]
If you take a walk in the Swiss Alpes, you’ll get the chance to see stunning landscapes, some animals, and traditionnal chalets. However, not all chalets were made equal. Some of these mountain houses are actually not what they seem. With their fake front walls and roofs, some chalets were just made to hide some […]
If you are interested in the Swiss influence on graphic design worldwide, this is the book you should buy to get a good overview of the history of Swiss graphic design. Published in 2014 by Lars Müller, it features texts by a number of authors with a design layed out by the talented people of […]
It’s been a long time since I last opened a graphic design textbook. With the “Guide to Graphic Design”, I have now refreshed my design school memories. Thanks to the author, Scott Santoro. When opening this book, the fist good thing for me was the structure of the book. The textbook I had in Switzerland was […]
For 14 years, Russell spread the word among the design cognoscenti about design titles published by Princeton Architectural Press. His new venture is an online bookshop called New Metaphor Books that features a nicely curated selection of rare, out of print, and unusual graphic design, architecture, art, film, and visual culture books. While many of the […]
If you are looking for some inspirational books to learn about packaging design then here are top five books that will help you out. Check it out below! 1. Packaging Design: Successful Product Branding From Concept to Shelf Packaging Design is a fully updated single source guide that allows you to create successful packaging designs […]
Every month hundreds of books are released on design-related topics. In this post you can find the books released in May that I found worth sharing. Show Your Work! Ten ways to share your creativity and get discovered. Adventures in Letterpress Adventures in Letterpress features over 200 examples of the resulting work: elegant cards, edgy […]
Every month hundreds of books are released on design-related topics. In this post you can find the books released in May that I found worth sharing. 3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers The 3D printing technology has the potential to change the world. Even if it didn’t change the world, it is still a […]
Every month hundreds of books are released on design-related topics. In this post you can find the books released in May that I found worth sharing. Lettering Large A selection of dramating and telling examples of huge lettering. A book by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic. Manifesti posters A book that collects advertising and Italian […]
Every month hundreds of books are released on design-related topics. In this post you can find the books released in May that I found worth sharing. Shady characters The secret life of punctuation, symbols, and other typographical marks. Graphic icons Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design. Yearbook of type ‘The Yearbook of Type‘ is an […]
Every month hundreds of books are released on design-related topics. In this post you can find the books released in June that I found worth sharing. Shadow type Steven Heller’s new book on type, this time discussing shadow type. Conditional Design: Workbook Conditional Design provides beautifully simple ideas for open, collaborative processes in art and […]