Books you should check out

Here is a humongous list by UnderConsideration of design books you should checkout !

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Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit

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Women Of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit

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The Word It Book: Speak Up presents a gallery of interpreted words by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit

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MONOGRAPHS

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Seymour: The Obsessive Images of Seymour Chwast by Seymour Chwast

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Max Huber by Stanislaus von Moos

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For the Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis by Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson

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Daniel Eatock Imprint: Works 1975-2007 by Daniel Eatock

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Graphic Thought Facility (A+D Series) by Zoe Ryan

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Peter Saville: Estate 1-127 by Peter Saville

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My work is not my work: Pierre Bernard – Design for the public domain by Hugues Boekraad

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Reasons to be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles by Paul Gorman

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Active Literature: Jan Tschichold and New Typography by Christopher Burke

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Otto Neurath by Nader Vossoughian

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Modern Dog: 20 Years of Poster Art by Modern Dog

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Massin by Laetitia Wolff

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Vignelli From A to Z by Massimo and Leila Vignelli

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AGI: Graphic Design Since 1950 by Ben and Elly Bos

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Paul Rand: Conversations with Students by Michael Kroeger

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Alan Fletcher: Picturing and Poeting by Alan Fletcher

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Otl Aicher by Markus Rathgeb

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Alphabet Stories: A Chronicle of Technical Development by Hermann Zapf

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Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album by Matthew Robertson

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Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita by Julie Ault

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Josef Muller-Brockmann by Kerry William Purcell

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Soak Wash Rinse Spin by Tolleson Design

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It Is Beautiful… Then Gone by Martin Venezky

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The Push Pin Graphic: A Quarter Century of Innovative Design and Illustration by Steven Heller, Martin Venezky, Seymour Chwast

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Paul Rand by Steve Heller

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Robert Brownjohn: Sex And Typography By Emily King

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House Industries by House Industries

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Profile: Pentagram Design by the Editors of Phaidon Press

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Typographically Speaking: The Art of Matthew Carter by Margaret Re, Johanna Drucker, James Mosley

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karlssonwilker inc.’s tellmewhy: The First 24 Months of a New York Design Company by Clare Jacobson, Hjalti Karlsson, Jan Wilker

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Emotion as Promotion by Rick Valicenti

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Make It Bigger (Paperback) by Paula Scher

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SPECIAL INTEREST

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Corporate Diversity: Swiss Graphic Design and Advertising by Geigy 1940 – 1970 by Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

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Fingerprint: The Art of Using Handmade Elements in Graphic Design by Chen Design Associates

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D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself by Ellen Lupton

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Soviet Posters: The Sergo Grigorian Collection by Maria Lafont

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Universal Principles of Design by William Lidwell, Kritina Holden and Jill Butler

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New Masters of Poster Design: Poster Design for the Next Century by John Foster

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Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005 by Phil Baines

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By Its Cover: Modern American Book Cover Design by Ned Drew, Paul Sternberger

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This Ain’t No Disco: New Wave Album Covers by Jennifer McKnight-Trontz

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False Flat: Why Dutch Design is So Good by Aaron Betsky

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BUSINESS

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The Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design Into Goods That Sell by Steven Heller, Lita Talarico

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Ballsy: 99 Ways to Grow a Bigger Pair and Score Extreme Business Success by Karen Salmansohn

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Creating the Perfect Design Brief by Peter L. Phillips

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Inside the Business of Graphic Design: 60 Leaders Share Their Secrets of Success (Paperback) by Catharine Fishel

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CAREER

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NEVER SLEEP: Graduating to Graphic Design by Andre Andreev, Dan Covert

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All Access: The Making of Thirty Extraordinary Graphic Designers by Stefan G. Bucher

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How To Be A Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul by Adrian Shaughnessy

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Becoming a Graphic Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design, 2nd Edition by Steven D. Heller, et al

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Inspirability: 40 Top Designers Speak Out About What Inspires by Matt Pashkow

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100 Habits of Successful Graphic Designers: Insider Secrets on Working Smart and Staying Creative by Plazm, Sarah Dougher, Joshua Berger

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PRINCIPLES

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SustainAble: A Handbook of Materials and Applications for Graphic Designers and Their Clients by Aaris Sherin

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The Essential Principles Of Graphic Design by Debbie Millman

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The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques by Ann d’Arcy Hughes, Hebe Vernon-Morris

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How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer by Debbie Millman

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Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton

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Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type by Kimberly Elam

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The Designer’s Guide to Astounding Photoshop Effects by Steven Heller, Gail Anderson

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Logo, Font & Lettering Bible by Leslie Cabarga

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Designing Books: Practice and Theory by Jost Hochuli, Robin Kinross

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Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition by Kimberly Elam

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Forms Folds and Sizes: All the Details You Can Never Find but Need to Know (Turtleback) by Poppy Evans

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TYPOGRAPHY

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Made with FontFont: Type for independent minds by Erik Spiekermann, Jan Middendorp

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Typeface: Classic Typography for Contemporary Design by Tamye Riggs

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The Handy Book of Artistic Printing: Collection of Letterpress Examples with Specimens of Type, Ornament, Corner Fills, Borders, Twisters, Wrinklers, and other Freaks of Fancy by Doug Clouse, Angela Voulangas

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Playful Type: Ephemeral Lettering and Illustrative Fonts by R. Klanten, H. Hellige

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Type Addicted (The New Trend of a to Z Typo-Graphics) by Victionary

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Hand Job: A Catalog of Type by Michael Perry

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New Vintage Type: Classic Fonts for the Digital Age by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson

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Mexican Blackletter by Cristina Paoli

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U&lc : Influencing Design & Typography by John D. Berry

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Handwritten: Expressive Lettering in the Digital Age by Steven Heller, Mirko Ilic

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The Education of a Typographer by Steve Heller

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Twentieth-Century Type, New and Revised Edition by Lewis Blackwell

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Thinking With Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students (Design Briefs) by Ellen Lupton

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Radical Type Design by Teal Triggs

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BRANDING

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Logo Savvy: Top Brand Design Firms Share their Naming and Identity Strategies by WOW Branding

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TM, Trademarks Designed by Chermayeff & Geismar by Chermayeff Geismer Inc

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The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design (Paperback) by Marty Neumeier

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Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands (Hardcover) by A. G. Lafley (Foreword), Kevin Roberts

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The Culting of Brands : Turn Your Customers into True Believers (Paperback) by Douglas Atkins

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Citizen Brand: 10 Commandments for Transforming Brands in a Consumer Democracy (Hardcover) by Marc Gobé

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Emotional Branding: The New Paradigm for Connecting Brands to People (Hardcover) by Marc Gobé, Sergio Zyman

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ANNUALS/COMPENDIUMS

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For Sale: 200 Innovative Packaging Designs by John Foster

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Latin American Graphic Design by Julius Wiedemann, Felipe Taborda

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Fully Booked: Cover Art and Design for Books by M. Hubner, R. Klanten

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Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design by R. Klanten, N. Bourquin, S. Ehmann, F. van Heerden, T. Tissot

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Classique: Cover Art for Classical Music by Horst Scherg, Robert Klanten

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Look at This: Contemporary Brochures, Catalogues & Documents by Adrian Shaughnessy

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Logo by Michael Evamy

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Design Life Now: National Design Triennial 2006 by Barbara Bloemink, Ellen Lupton, et al

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C/ID: Visual Identity and Branding for the Arts by Angus Hyland, Emily King

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SPD Solid Gold: 40 Years of Award-Wining Magazine Design by ociety of Publication Designers

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Marks of Excellence by Per Mollerup

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HISTORY

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Iron Fists: Branding the 20th-Century Totalitarian State by Steven Heller

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Graphic Design: A New History Stephen J. Eskilson

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Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide by Johanna Drucker and Emily McVarish

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The Bauhaus Ideal: Then and Now by William Smock

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No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism by Rick Poynor

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Merz to Emigre and Beyond: Progressive Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century by Steve Heller

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A History of Graphic Design by Philip Meggs

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Graphic Design: A History (Discoveries) by Alain Weill

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Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design by Steven Heller

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The Design Of Dissent by Milton Glaser, et al

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WRITING

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79 Short Essays on Design by Michael Bierut

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Looking Closer 5: Critical Writings on Graphic Design by Michael Beirut, William Drenttel, Steven Heller

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Screen: Essays on Graphic Design, New Media, and Visual Culture by Jessica Helfand

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Designing Pornotopia: Travels in Visual Culture by Rick Poynor

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Emigre 69: The End by Rudy VanderLans

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Design Research by Brenda Laurel

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Citizen Designer: Perspectives on Design Responsibility Edited by Steven Heller and Veronique Vienne

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MISCELLANEOUS

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The Anatomy of Design: Uncovering the Influences and Inspirations in Modern Graphic Design by Mirko Ilic, Steven Heller

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The Pentagram Papers: A collection of 36 papers containing curious, entertaining, stimulating, provocative, and occasionally controversial points of view by Pentagram

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On Air: The Visual Messages And Global Language Of MTV by MTV

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Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits by Steven Heller, Louise Fili

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100% Evil by Nicholas Blechman, Christoph Niemann

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Rethink Redesign Reconstruct: How Top Designers Create Bold New Work by Re:Interpreting Original Designs by Mark Wasserman

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The Substance of Style by Virginia Postrel

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Visual Literacy: A Conceptual Approach to Graphic Problem Solving (Paperback) by Judith Wilde, Richard Wilde

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A Smile in the Mind by Beryl McAlhone

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Design By Numbers by John Maeda

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