Graphic Design Books Worth A Read
Everyone knows there’s plenty of graphic design information on the web. But some designers still enjoy picking up an actual book from time to time, and books can present information in a completely different way. So which books are worth checking out?
This book contains over 200 website design portfolios, including screenshots and information about the design process, such as how long the project took to complete. This is a great book to browse when you’re suffering from designer’s block.
Struggling with how to effectively use typography in your design? This book shows some great examples of typefaces creatively integrated into different types of design media, from print to logos to websites.
Designing a good logo is something that can’t really be taught. All you need is a creative mind, a good grasp of basic design concepts, and some inspiration. This book contains plenty of the latter, so it’s a great source to flip through when looking for some modern designs.
For Tips and Tutorials
A comprehensive guide to creating your own fonts, this book teaches designers to end reliance on pre-existing fonts. So the next time you’re at a loss for the perfect typeface for your logo or design, you can just create your own.
This is a beginner’s guide and workbook outlining the purpose, theory, and concept of color as a design element.
This book focuses on layout-based graphic design, such as magazines and journals. This book teaches the fundamental rules of grid-based design and how to apply them to your projects.
For Business Practices
The go-to guide for graphic design business owners, this book covers organization, management, marketing, and so much more. It’s a must have for anyone looking into starting a graphic design biz.
Financial business is sometimes difficult for creative types to grasp, but this book will give you some practical guidelines for setting rates and managing your finances.
Tell Me Why is the story of the beginning years of design firm karlssonwilker inc. If you have aspirations of one day starting your own firm, this book will give you a good idea of the trials and tribulations you might run into during your first several months in business.
Whether you’re looking for a bit of tangible inspiration or just some business tips that you can’t find online, books can be a really great source of inspiration. Do you have any favorite design books that aren’t on this list?