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  • Your Favorite Graphic Design Book

    I know this can span a wide variety of topics, but I'm curious what your favorite design book is.
    My focus is branding and logo design, but trying to build a library of design books.

    I appreciate any recommendations!

    (I am having trouble with the website and searching so I'm sorry if this has been asked before)

    Thank you!

  • #2
    I read the Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type. So as for my it's very cool book. Printed with semi-transparent overlay pages. Super informative. If you want to be a designer, get it.

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    • #3
      Graphic Style, From Victorian to Digital, by Heller and Chwast.

      Also, everything else by Steven Heller.
      Some advertising layout book from the 50s that I got once at the library.
      Various type specimen books.

      People will believe anything, which means I will believe anything…I want to start believing in things that have shapeliness and harmony.
      -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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      • #4
        Was going to post a topic about books and then found this post so thought I would re visit it instead.
        Anyone else have some insight on good books to get??

        Thanks!

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        • #5
          Hi Br490 and welcome to GDF.

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          • #6
            You can look at pretty pictures all day but if you don't know how to produce them, you only know half your job.

            This is a little old, but still relavent
            https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Pal-Gr...rts+production

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            • #7
              A good book is Logo Modernism by Jens Muller. It will be helpful for design. I hope it can inspire you!

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              • #8
                Love this topic!

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                • #9
                  If you haven't already checked it out, a good typography-focused book—arguably the typography book—is The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst.

                  Since your focus is on branding and logo design, I bought Logo, Font, and Lettering Bible by Leslie Cabarga awhile ago and it's really good. Making and Breaking the Grid and the book Rexus mentioned, ​Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type, are both great for learning and understanding grids and hierarchy.

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