November 22, 2021

Must Have Books For Graphic Designers

Books that I recommend

Books have had a great impact on my life tremendously during the past 2 years. During the pandemic I had nothing to do and I felt lost. Books where a great way for me to stay motivated and look at my future in a positive direction. But as a designer there have been lots of books written by professionals who give excellent design tips. Some of these books have inspired me to post more consistently on social media and some have provided great marketing advice. Here are my book recommendations that every designer should read.

This week I wanted to list a couple of books that I recommend that every designer should read.

Interaction of color

Book by Josef Albers

Steal Like an Artist

Book by Austin Kleon

The Elements of Typographic Style

Book by Robert Bringhurst

Grid Systems in Graphic Design

Book by Josef Müller-Brockmann

How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, ...

Book by Michael Bierut

Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team

Book by Alina Wheeler

Thinking with Type

Book by Ellen Lupton

Show Your Work!

Book by Austin Kleon

Logo Modernism

Book by Jens Muller and R. Roger Remington

Principles of Two-dimensional Design

Book by Wucius Wong

Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything

Book by Aaron Draplin

Work for Money, Design for Love: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Starting and Running a Successful Design Business

Book by David W Airey


This week I wanted to

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