Top 10 Design Books

In no particular order, these are my favourite design books at the moment. They are a great source of inspiration and if you get a chance, check them out.

– Los Logos 4

The latest in the series of contemporary books about logo design. Even bigger than the rest in the series, this is a great book


– Narita Inspected

This is a fantastic book showcasing some great graphic designers from Japan. There are a lot of inspiring illustrations within it.


– Trek by David Carson

Any book by David Carson is worth a look and this one, his latest, is no exception. I’ve always found his books inspirational as they make you think outside the box.


– All Messed Up

This is a great book by Anna Gerber that is a breath of fresh air in a world of sterilized computer graphics. Definitely worth checking  out in the library.


– Street Sketchbook

Although not technically a graphics book, this is still a great source of inspiration as it contains many of the design sketches from our most famous graffiti artists.


-Buro Destruct II

This Swiss graphic design company produces many of my favourite pieces of work. The ideas in this book have always been very useful for me.


– The Art of Looking Sideways

This book by Alan Fletcher is a bit of a cliché as everyone picks this as a design favourite. However, it is with good reason that this is picked. You can open it at any page and find something new and inspirational.


– Printwork

This is quite a new book by Victionary that shows you many new and exciting ways of printing and producing work. Well worth a look.


– Logology

Anyone interested in the process of logo design should definitely get a copy of this book. It has been a great help to me in my work.


– Illustration Play

It is no coinsidence that there are three books by Victionary in this list. I find any of their books are fantastic and I urge you to check them out.



~ by gakka30 on January 10, 2009.

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