6 Essential Books for Graphic Designers

6 Essential Books for Graphic Designers
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As a designer, I often have difficulties to find books about design. That's why in this post, I am going to share with you here 7 essential books for every graphic designer. I hope you find them useful and you like them.

Don't make me think

The famous book by Steve Krug. For me, it's the basic guide to usability. You won't understand the simplicity of interfaces until you read this book. If you like web design, you can't stop reading it.

History of Graphic Design

History of Graphic Design

This book is the first of the 5 official books of the London University of Design, specifically those corresponding to the Degree in Graphic Design. Essential everything where you can understand all the historical events that were part of the identity of graphic design. You will know why today is the way it is and we are the way we are.

Logo design love

Logo design love

There are a large number of books on the market that show complete collections of logos. But the work of David Airey is much more than that. It's a comprehensive guide for designers and clients who want to understand what the process of creating a logo consists of, from the start to finish.

Graphic Design, new fundamentals

Graphic Design, new fundamentals

Graphic Design: New Fundamentals has become classic for bringing a new approach to learning graphic design. Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips analyze the formal structures of design and explain them to students in contemporary language, filled with contemporary references and numerous visual examples.

Graphic Design Fundamentals and Practices

Graphic Design Fundamentals and Practices

This revised sixth edition includes specific advice on how to adapt designs to different projects, digital imaging techniques, motion graphics, web designs, and small-screen applications. Design training is a lifelong experience that can bring great personal satisfaction. Technologies, styles, and demands change rapidly in this industry. Thus, the graphic design constitutes a field to be approached with independence and expectations of having to train and maintain a commitment throughout life. With this book as your gateway, a new way of looking at the world could guide you toward a career that will be a constant source of surprise and enjoyment.

The book of ideas for Graphic Design

The book of ideas for Graphic Design

I leave for the end one of the books that have surprised me the most in recent years. No complex data. No technicalities. A clear and accessible introduction to some of the fundamental elements of good design. 50 masters of this discipline illustrate various creative ideas and techniques for you to apply to your own designs.

With this, I finish my list of useful and essential books for every graphic designer. I am aware that several of them require a lot of time, to read and to assimilate them and apply them later. Even so, they are a very good tool to prepare a good path for the personal evolution of each one.

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