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Regularly updated collection of great design books.

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 Many, many cover proposals stay unpublished for various reasons.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 […]