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Regularly updated collection of great design books.

August 8, 2014
5 books to learn more about packaging design
5 books to learn more about packaging design

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 […]

March 30, 2014
Design books of the month: March 2014 edition
Design books of the month: March 2014 edition

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 […]

January 27, 2014
Books for designers this month: January 2014
Books for designers this month: January 2014

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 […]

November 24, 2013
Books for designers this month: November edition
Books for designers this month: November edition

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 […]

September 25, 2013
Books for designers this month: September edition
Books for designers this month: September edition

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 […]

August 28, 2013
Books for designers this month: August edition
Books for designers this month: August edition

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 […]

July 28, 2013
Books for designers this month: July edition
Books for designers this month: July edition

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. Branding typography Branding Typography gathers a selection of the most original type design of recent years, used to promote products and companies through game changing graphics in print, fashion, […]

June 27, 2013
Books for designers this month: June edition
Books for designers this month: June edition

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. Design/Portfolio: Self promotion at its best Get inspired by successful designers’ portfolios. This books contains approximately 300 exquisite designs, along with essays from designers in the field about the […]

May 28, 2013
Books for designers this month: May edition
Books for designers this month: May edition

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. Logobook To create the award-winning animated movie Logorama, Ludovic Houplain amassed a stunning archive of over 7000 logo specimens organized alphabetically in this Logobook. A very inspiring book for […]

June 22, 2012
10 books for graphic design students
10 books for graphic design students

As some of you probably already know, I am also a regular contributor on Graphicdesign.com. I’d like to attract a bit of attention to my latest column there: The top 10 books for graphic design students. It’s a short list of recommended books for the students out there. Of course the list is not comprehensive, […]

May 14, 2012
The best rejected New Yorker covers
The best rejected New Yorker covers

The New Yorker is famous for its gorgeous illustrated covers, but the published covers are only the tip of the iceberg. Many, many cover proposals stay unpublished for various reasons. Fran├žoise Mouly, who has been chosing covers since 1993 as art director, authored a book giving these rejected covers some exposure. You can see some […]

April 8, 2012
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information

Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information is perhaps the most comprehensive book about complex information design. The Internet and globalization made information much more complex to conceptualize without visualizing it. For example, complex social networks or the American government’s debt are pretty much impossible to understand without infografics. This book explains how these complex visualization […]

October 23, 2011
Recently published books for designers
Recently published books for designers

As a graphic or web designer, you should always be looking to complete your design knowledge or improve your skills. For that, books are still an excellent source. Here is a quick selection of upcoming and recently published books. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson The first recommended design book is… not a design book! However, […]

August 29, 2011
10 design books to consider for graphic design students
10 design books to consider for graphic design students

Learning graphic design is a lifelong process, so graphic design students don’t worry: you’ll have plenty of time becoming an expert in your field. This said, I know that when you are getting started you are really eager to learn more quicker, that’s why I’m suggesting a selection of design books that are in my […]

November 17, 2010
Just My Type: a book about fonts
Just My Type: a book about fonts

I just finished reading “Just My Type – a book about fonts”. I was expecting a more professional and technical book, but I enjoyed reading it nonetheless. The book is basically a bunch of type-related stories, anecdotes about fonts and more. I would recommend any font lover to read it, you’ll probably learn a lot […]