Graphic Design Books
Selection of great Graphic Design books.
Kenya Hara: Designing Japan: A Future Built on Aesthetics by Kenya Hara: A foundation course into the essence of Japanese aesthetics with a practical approach to Japan's current circumstances and future possibilities reveals the methods used by Japanese designers while working with the government and industry explores how design can bring around solutions for Japan with its aging population.
Mid-Century Modern Graphic Design by Theo Inglis: This stunning volume features the works of hundreds of international and influential artists such as Charles and Ray Eames, Paul Rand, Alvin Lustig, Elaine Lustig, Alexey Brodovitch, and many more from advertising, magazine and record covers to textiles, travel posters, and children's books.
Women in Design: From Aino Aalto to Eva Zeisel by Charlotte Fiell: This book features the profiles of 100 women designers in the fields of fashion, graphics, textiles, and product design who have made immense contributions to the material culture and built environment although some of them have not gained popularity despite their influence.
Fully Visualized: Branding Iconography: Creating a strong visual identity is a vital step towards developing relationships with consumers. It's a designer's job to create a visual signifier with a thorough understanding of a brand that allows them to tell that brand's story through powerful graphics. This book explores how various cafes, restaurants, and media organizations have come up with ways to tell consumers their stories featuring over 100 designs.
It's a Match!: Creating Color Palettes in Design by Sandu Publications: Color has visual impact and psychological influence on the viewer. Combining two or more colors effectively can be challenging without a good understanding of color theory. This book provides an introduction to color while exploring six key methods of color matching.
It's a Match!: Creating Color Palettes in Design by Sandu Publications: Colors play a highly significant role in design due to their visual impact and psychological influence on the viewer. Working knowledge of color theory helps on to combine two or more colors effectively in a single layout. It's a Match! demystifies the process by providing an introduction to color along with an exploration of six key methods of color matching.
The Art of Graphic Design by Bradbury Thompson: This true landmark in fine bookmaking was praised by The New York Times as a book in which "art and design are gloriously and daringly mixed." The author, Bradbury Thompson is a highly influential graphic designer who trained an entire generation of design students at the Yale School of Art for over three decades.
Paper: Material, Medium, Magic - This fascinating book looks at every aspect of paper: its history, composition, production, application, and trade. Beginning with the anatomy of paper and its earliest forms, this book looks at paper as a symbol of political and economic importance and as a carrier of ideas, from literature to art, design, and music.
New Graphic Design: The 100 Best Contemporary Graphic Designers | $49.95 - A trademark Charlotte & Peter Fiell title following on from the huge success of their two previous major titles on graphic design: Graphic Design for the 21st Century and Contemporary Graphic Design which are still bibles for graphic designers and students today.
Typographic Universe - From machine-made and sculptural forms to flora and fauna, from the fading ghost types on buildings from a pre-digital age to the subterranean forms found beneath our urban centers, from crowd-sourced creations to the popular vernacular, there is a universe of letterforms all around us. ' A celebration of the world of letters found or created in unexpected places: natural, artificial, and urban alike. | $50.00 | HennesseyIngalls.com
Shepard Fairey Inc.: Artist/Professional/Vandal | $35.00 - is the first treatment of his extraordinary domain that is not an authorized product of his studio. From clothing and advertising to the world of fine art, the reach of this 'street artist' extends to all aspects of society; yet given his great success, he is also the target of critics and detractors. He has challenged conventions, formulas, paradigms, and traditional borders that make many uncomfortable....