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What Graphic Design Book?!


philjohns

Senior Member
#1
ITs about time I got round to buying another design book - Im in the need of something to spark my imagination with great design for print.

Nothing too expensive - just something that will get me going on a creative streak, with examples of great design, tips/hints etc.

BASICALLY! what book do you use most for graphic design?!
 

Greg

Active Member
#2
Some of the Rockport books on Letterhead & Logo Design or Brochure Design are good, but read up on reviews of them first as some are much better than others, should be a good point of inspiration for print design though. Have you got a budget in mind as decent design books can be very expensive...
 

philjohns

Senior Member
#3
Weel, I was given a £10 amazon voucher for christmas - i figured ide be putting some towards tho - lets say I'll pay an extra tenner so...

Budget of £20
 

Kevin

Senior Member
#5
There is an entire series of a publisher called ICONS... but I can't remember the titles, they're at the office so I can't immediately let you know. But these books just showcase some very inspirational websites with a short introduction. There are like 150 designs in each book I think... I'll get back to you :)
 

berry

Active Member
#6
Theres a great set of really THICK books just filled page to page with great stuff by Rockport called 1000 Great...
Grahic elements, Type treatments, retail elements etc. We have about 6 of these they are wall to wall inspirations. NO words just pictures!!!!
 

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Adam

Senior Member
#9
Berry, thank you for those suggestions! I've just been looking online and they look amazing for a source of inspiration.

I'll be purchasing one today I think, then another at the end of the month! 1000 font treatments first I think!

Regards,
Adam
 

Adam

Senior Member
#10
Ok Berry i've gone from loving you for giving the name of those books to hating you.... I have 7 of the books in my basket costing way over £100 these Rockport books look priceless, gone from buying 1 now to thinking of getting 3 now and 4 at the end of the month!
 

Krey20

Senior Member
#12
I've always got a lot out of a book called "A Smile in the Mind".

Mostly examples, with a few articles, but good samples of clever and witty design.
 
#13
Not sure why it didn't come to mind when I first read this thread, but The Art Of Looking Sideways by the late Alan Fletcher is a very interesting and inspirational book.
 

Adam

Senior Member
#17
My Rockport 1000 type treatment book should arrive Monday! I only got one in the end, and have decided i'll try to pick up 2 month for the next few months.

I met up with a mate who has his studio and he happened to have a couple in there, I looked through and realised how valuable they will become. It's so much easier to flick through a book to get inspiration than to trawl through websites looking for them
 

Adam

Senior Member
#20
My 1000 type treatments just arrived in the studio, good times!

It's the more compact version of the bigger books, I actually like it in this size as its easier to flick through, might see if I can collect them all in this smaller size!