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Recommended Design Books

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by Cruzini, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Cruzini

    Cruzini Member

    I have been rifling my shelves today for an old text book on graphic design.

    This had me thinking what book you might recommend to newbies.

    My Selection

    Design Basics Index Jim Krausse:icon_tongue_smilie:
  2. LeVon

    LeVon New Member

    I would recommend Logo by Michael Evamy .

    A book filled with categorised logos which sparks instant inspiration with every flick of the pages.
  3. YellowPeril

    YellowPeril Member

    Herb Lubalin

    Anything about Herb Lubalin, it will either make you want to give up now or inspire.
  4. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

  5. dedwardp

    dedwardp Member

    Although I haven't got round to reading this one yet, I have only heard great things about this book and it's one that I can't wait to read!

    Seems to be a book more about life experiences as a designer and something that everyone will be able to relate to. I look forward to reading it :icon_smile:
  6. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Street Art Sketchbook is awesome if anyone ever comes across a copy :)
  7. SparkCreative

    SparkCreative Member

    Anything by Alan Fletcher. And 'A Smile in the Mind' - full of work I wish I'd done.
  8. CarmaCreative

    CarmaCreative Member

    Really enjoyed reading Logo Design Love by David Airey recently. A great book specifically about creating identities.
  9. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking about getting this for a while. Think I'll probably splash out after Christmas.
  10. dedwardp

    dedwardp Member

    Not long to wait then!

    Must say, I've read lots of recommendations and it's another on my 'to get' list. There's so many books I want to get through, really need to get started on buying some soon :icon_blushing:
  11. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Well,I got Penguin By Design for Christmas.
    Excellent book detailing the history of Penguin book covers and their designers etc.
  12. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    I always flick through that when I have time to kill in the library at uni. Great source of inspiration!
  13. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    It really is a great source of inspiration.
    Obviously the ones with pictures are better as the text based covers are all pretty similar lol.
  14. dedwardp

    dedwardp Member

  15. analogmonkey

    analogmonkey Member

  16. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

  17. analogmonkey

    analogmonkey Member

    I recently got the art of district 9 and it's stunning it's not a design book but does have elements of graphic design in it.

    I love books like this as they can give you a different kind of inspiration than standard design books.

    There's a review on parkablogs which is a great site for reviews.

    Book Review: The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop | Parka Blogs

  18. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    So good I bought it twice!

    I actually did!.. well,... My other half bought it for my birthday a couple of years ago but I went and bought it before she got to give it to me!
  19. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    The Art of Looking Sideways.... Alan Fletcher - a book to inspire.
  20. Bonvin

    Bonvin Member

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