20 Best Free PDF and E-books on Graphic Design

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Just because you’re creative and innovative does not mean you can conquer the design industry. Thought these are among the most important ingredients, there’s a lot more to the recipe.

Printed Pandemic: Plague Books

I Love Typography

The post Printed Pandemic: Plague Books appeared first on I Love Typography. typography 5-minute books typographic firstsThe Black Death of the fourteenth century, a disease named after the symptomatic boils and darkened skin caused by internal bleeding, claimed as many as 200 million lives. Even by the fifteenth century, when populations were just beginning to recover, outbreaks of the same plague were still regularly reoccurring throughout Europe.

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Daydreaming in Japan: a colouring book inspired by the streets of Nippon

Creative Boom

But with global travel a little restricted right now, a new colouring book from German artist Denise Rashidi may be a better way to quench your thirst for the land of sushi, manga and 24-hour karaoke.

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The Oldest Book in America

I Love Typography

The first book issued from his press in Mexico City was Doctrina breve, a Spanish handbook of Christian doctrine, written by Juan de Zumárraga, Mexico’s first bishop, and printed in 1539 — making it the Western Hemisphere’s first printed […].

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Albert Oehlen Book by Zak Group


The post Albert Oehlen Book by Zak Group appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion. Opinion by Richard Baird. Albert Oehlen is a German contemporary artist.

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Pentagram's new identity for illustrated book publisher Thames & Hudson

Creative Boom

Believe it or not, the company is still family-owned to this day with over 2,000 books in print, featuring everything from high-end art and fashion titles to children's books. But despite this rich history, there was a need for the new identity to be modernised and work across a wide range of applications in print and digital, and at a broad range of sizes, from book spines to banners. Thames & Hudson Book case blocking, designed by Pentagram.

A book for typography lovers: London Street Signs tells the story of the capital's cherished nameplates

Creative Boom

Almost four years and over four thousand photographs later, he has pulled his pictures together for this book. Follow London Street Signs on Instagram or grab a copy of the book via www.londonstreetsigns.info.Street signs are everywhere in London.

Wonders is a new poetry book with a modern appeal


Wonders is a poetry book by a Montreal-based Studio Monozygote featuring a collection of poems and illustrations by a local artist Karim. With 75 original texts and 69 images, the publication was imagined as an art book but suitable to be read on the go. Words Marta Knas.

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“Field Book” by Photographer Jordan Putt


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Ben Tallon's new graphic book rips open Britain's dirty underbelly with a heaping of dark comedy

Creative Boom

The book's own film trailer features an exclusive guest dialogue by Shaun Ryder, the infamous Happy Mondays and Black Grape front-man. It is released on 22 October 2020 in limited edition paperback, e-book and audiobook formats.

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The Secret Life of Books

I Love Typography

I seldom write book reviews. Despite reading many good books, it’s quite an effort, for me at least, to gather my scraps and notes and thoughts and hone them into a few hundred words. But Tom Mole’s latest book is worth the effort – and worth more than a retweet or a half-hearted thumbs-up emoji. The post The Secret Life of Books appeared first on I Love Typography. typography book review

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New book offers a jargon-free guide to design systems

Creative Boom

In which case, here's a book to set you straight. Laying the Foundations: A Book About Design Systems is the self-published creation of two well-known voices in the web community: the husband-wife creative partnership of Andrew Couldwell (author and designer) and Meagan Fisher (editor).

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Brilliant Book Dedications

Design You Trust

Instead of writing boring, generic book dedications, these authors decided to make theirs as funny and creative as possible. Inspirations books dedications humorEnjoy! h/t: Source.

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Books for March: Five inspiring reads for creatives this spring

Creative Boom

March has some great titles on offer, too, from a companion piece to A—Z of The Designers Republic to a terrific kids' book by doodle artist Jon Burgerman. Now, hot on its heels comes the equally snappy OOHAAHTDR, a volume of Designer Republic "rarities and B-sides" produced initially for Kickstarter backers of the AZTR book. Priced at £35 – Buy the book. Priced at £6.99 – Buy the book. Priced at £11 – Buy the book. Priced at £10 – Buy the book.

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The Most Dangerous Book in the World

I Love Typography

The post The Most Dangerous Book in the World appeared first on I Love Typography. On a cold morning in early autumn of 1536, in a small town on the outskirts of Brussels, William Tyndale was led from a tiny prison cell, then chained to a stake, strangled and burned. His crime?

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Classic book and album covers brought to life in gorgeous, hypnotic animations

Creative Boom

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could see what some of our favourite vintage book and album covers look like in motion? Called Books & Sleeves , the project is something the German freelance designer and motion graphics artist began in 2015. "As But as I am mainly working as a motion designer, the next question came up to my head immediately, how would these great book graphics from the past look like when they are set in motion?".

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50 Inspiring Iranian Women, a book beautifully illustrated by Roshi Rouzbehani

Creative Boom

Within just 12 hours of launching her Kickstarter campaign to bring her book to life celebrating 50 remarkable Iranian women, London-based illustrator Roshi Rouzbehani more than reached her target. The illustrated biography pays tribute to Iranian women who have played significant roles in art, science, sport, education and philanthropy. "I

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Illustrated book The Etiquette of Flight pokes fun at awful airline passengers

Creative Boom

A limited-edition signed coffee table book created by Floridian artist Cayla Birk , it takes a comical approach to issues we often face during travel. Ever been annoyed by your fellow passengers on a flight?

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50 Essential Books Every Graphic Designer Should Read in 2020


The best graphic design books are not dry and dusty academic tomes, but take you on an exciting journey of the imagination and transport you to new creative worlds. From classics of the discipline to the best of new releases, these books should be on every designer’s reading list.

Graphic Design Books Every Designer Should Read in 2020


That’s where the graphic design books come into play. There are so many great books written by experienced designers, and we’ll try to go through a few of them in this article. Without further ado, here are the graphic design books you should read if you are looking for a career in graphic design. Graphic Design Books. The book is not particularly focused on the technical or artistic aspect of graphic design, it’s more about the business side of it.

[Logo Award Winner] 10 Consecutive Years, 10 Books, 58 Awards

Just Creative

Logo Lounge is the most respected and best-selling logo design book series in the world and I’m happy to share that 5 logos of mine were selected to be published in the upcoming Logo Lounge Volume 12, which is my 10th consecutive Logo Lounge book feature. This marks my 58th logo published in their amazing book series. 10 Years of Recognition: 10 Years, 10 Books, 58 Awards. — Logo Lounge Books. LogoLounge Book 12 is due to come out late 2020.

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Darwin’s Rival – A New Book Illustrated by Harry Tennant

Illustration Age

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Ekta: 160 Faces by Lundgren+Lindqvist


The book collates 160 drawings made by the artist in 2019, and sequenced, rather than in logical pairs and with a curated rhythm, but by […].

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Girl on Girl [Book]


Charlotte Jansen ’s Girl on Girl book collects female identities worldwide captured by female photographers, a necessary rejection of patriarchy with unapologetic softness. BOOK & MAG FEATURED book female identities feminism girls on girls photography woman

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Children's stories brought to life in colourful new book designed by Fieldwork

Creative Boom

Manchester studio Fieldwork has created a new book based on the delightful, often "bonkers" children's stories told through storytelling platform, Fabled. The book follows a successful Kickstarter campaign last July when it attracted over 20 per cent more funding than its goal. We had to resist a natural urge to complicate and get distracted by the endless other things that a book like this might be able to do," says Fieldwork Co-Founder, Andy Gott.

A printed book that can only be read in 360-degrees

Creative Boom

The studio worked with the Observatory of Ville-Marie Tower, a unique point of view in Montreal where you have a 360-degree view of the city, on a new 192-page historical book titled Montreal 360°. The book is aimed at tourists as a memento of their time in the city; and as such, the designers chose a square format to create a piece that was "not too big nor too heavy" to take home.

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Photography Books That Inspire

Creative Live

Check out one of these photography books written by one of their favorite CreativeLive instructors. It is an actionable book perfect for anyone trying to tap into their creativity, not just photographers. Great photography captures the imagination and pushes us to do ever-better work.

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Book News - A Book for Babies. A Book Full of Leaves

Diana Toledano Illustration & Education

So I’m here to share some very good book news! My first book for babies came out in August! It’s been published by Little Simon as part as their New Books for Newborns collection. Sadly I haven’t been able to hold the book in my hands just yet.

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Sophy Holland’ Super Humans Book


The ' Super Humans ' book by photographer Sophy Holland. BOOK & MAG book editorial design GRAPHIC DESIGNAnother beautiful editorial design project submitted by New York based design studio Yummy Colors. read more articles from TL Team.

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The Secret Lives of Animals might look like a children's book but the story is for adults

Creative Boom

They say you should never judge a book by its cover. The pictures in this new children's book may have pleasing pastels, with cute animals, nursery rhymes, and playful sounds, but PETA invites you to take a closer look. What might look like your average book for bedtime reveals the horrors animals go through on farms, circuses and in labs. "In

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Mac’s Book


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A book that explains what ADHD feels like with personal accounts from ADHD activists, actors and athletes

Creative Boom

A new book by people with ADHD hopes to enlighten us, celebrating and explaining the neurodiverse brain as well as smashing any stigma. Our brief was to create a book ?for Have you ever considered what ADHD might look like if it could be illustrated?

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Books for November: Five recommended reads to add to your shelves this month

Creative Boom

Another month, another roundup of Creative Boom's favourite books to add to your shelves. Brought to you by Unit Editions, this beautiful new book by Ian Anderson, founder of The Designers Republic™, explores the studio's output and its influence over the past 30 years. Hopefully, it’s a book about why we do what we do featuring the usual suspects and a few suspect devices. Priced at £85 – Buy the Book. Priced at £14 – Buy the book. Priced at £26 – Buy the book.

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Counter-Print's new downloadable colouring books featuring Anthony Burrill, Malika Favre, Zipeng Zhu, and more

Creative Boom

Following the closure of UK schools last week, Céline Leterme and Jon Dowling of Counter-Print decided to create a new colouring book for children (and adults) asking some of the biggest names in the creative community to get involved. "We We asked a number of creative friends to contribute a piece they thought people would like to colour in," says Céline. Some contributed existing pieces and others have created entirely new line drawings for us.

A 400-Year-Old ‘Friendship Book’ Contains Hundreds of Signatures of Historical Figures


” Akin to an autograph book, Hainhofer’s register is replete with the marks of Cosimo II de’ Medici, Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, and Christian IV of Denmark and Norway, to name a few. History Illustration books signatures travel

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8 Must-Read Architecture and Design Books This Summer

Azure Magazine

To say that this has been a summer for the (record) books is to put it mildly. This book, published by Thames & Hudson to mark the opening’s first anniversary, more than does justice to the unique facility, cramming many of its 310 pages with sumptuous, full-bleed photos by Iwan Baan and Khalifa Al Obaidly. The book’s observations might inspire a moral reckoning for adherents of modernism; its authors hope it is the beginning of a new genre of criticism.

Picture Hope: A Beautifully Illustrated Coloring Book for Frazzled Adults During COVID-19

Brown Paper Bag

Enter Picture Hope : The Social Distancing Coloring Book created and curated by The House That Lars Built. The downloadable coloring book includes black-and-white illustrations from 64 artists around the world. Illustration adult coloring book coloring book social distancing

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New in the Shop: Tomorrow’s Talent Book


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8 Insightful Design Books to Read While Social Distancing

Azure Magazine

Thankfully, this beloved book (which was also reinterpreted as a cabaret) is redolent with vibrant vignettes by numerous writers who thoughtfully illuminate this dynamic era. This little book keeps it alive. A nostalgic look at the development and expansion of the game to boot, this book will help fill the void until the first pitch of the 2020 season is finally thrown. The post 8 Insightful Design Books to Read While Social Distancing appeared first on Azure Magazine.

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This Artist Updates Classic Dr. Seuss Book Covers And They’re Great

Design You Trust

In a bid to keep the creative juices flowing, Boston-based art director (and self-proclaimed typography nerd) Jim Malloy has been reworking classic Dr. Seuss book covers for the current pandemic. Inspirations book coronavirus covers

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