Finding all that is relevant to graphic design regarding software and resources is one thing, but you also need to find information and anything that might be significant to your progress in a career as a graphic designer. And what better way search for knowledge than in books. Here is a list of best graphic design-related books that you must have your hand on if you want to live this life.
How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul
This great book, written by Adrian Shaughnessy, will show you another angle of graphic design. The story follows a young designer that want to follow its own path without falling under influence of companies and starting his drone working, 9-5 job. It teaches us to follow our own ideas and to have integrity without losing opportunities that appear around us. The book is available on Amazon, and you can get it for around 15 pounds.
Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for Whole Branding Team
Everything from research and analysis trough brand strategy, and all the other important topics that are mentioned in this book will without any doubt prove to be quite useful for your career. It features more than 30 case studies, where we see the examples of what bad is and what good should be. Kindle edition goes around 19 pounds and as for hard copy, you can get it for 32 pounds.
Makin and Braking the Grid: A Layout Design Workshop
Not enough praise can be said about this book as it is truly something that every web developer must have in their private collection. Everything about layout and design but also ends users and focus on that aspect of the problem. You can see examples of what can be easily considered as the best approach to design in early stages, but also in further stages as the project progresses. The book was written by Timothy Samara, who is also known for books like Design Elements A Graphic Style Manual, Typography Workbook, Graphic Stew, and many other.
100 Ideas that Changes Graphic Design
This pretty straightforward book with examples of great designs that may or may not have influenced graphic design world into becoming what it is now can be bought for around 15 pounds. The writer Steven Heller had other successful publishes but this one remains his most successful one. He is considered to be one of the leading authorities on graphic design so let’s just say that his opinion on the matter might count for something.
There are plenty more great books to discover if you’ve finished this one, be sure to check for fresh releases on a daily basis.