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

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A Design Repository With Over 1’000 Arabic Book Covers

Designer Daily

This account , dedicated to Arabic book covers and maintained by Egyptian designer Moe Elhossieny, is one of these gems. Elhossieny has catalogued a huge archive of book covers in Arabic on plenty of topics and styles. Blog Inspiration Book covers Graphic design Vintage designs

Inspirational graphic ephemera courtesy of Tat, a new book by Andy Altmann

Creative Boom

From storefronts, books and interiors to packaging, fashion.even 'tat'. It's this 'tat' that designer Andy Altmann is now celebrating in his new book. I’m hoping that people will find that kind of inspiration in this book of complete and utter tat.".

Tips on picture books and having a picture-perfect career

Creative Boom

Book illustration isn't always as simple as editorial work. These are things to bear in mind if you're looking to leap into the picture-book world of book illustration. And finally, you'll need a 'dummy book'.". Shruti Prabhu.

A typography tribute to Darwin's On the Origin of Species shows the book's own evolution

Creative Boom

It must have been some feat for British graphic designer Simon Phillipson to create a new edition of Charles Darwin's classic On the Origin of Species , highlighting all the linguistic changes the famous naturalist made between the book's first and last publication.

Top 25 Fonts for Comic Books and Cartoons (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

If you’re creating comic books or cartoons, a natural choice with their bold designs are comic and cartoon fonts, which are also a great choice for just about any design project. For some time, Comic Sans was one of the few fonts you could choose for a project that needed a comic book look.

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Beatrix Hatcher is a bookworm and future picture book star

Creative Boom

How many books did you read last year? Over email with Creative Boom, the creator tells us their biggest project so far has been her first picture book with Hachette Children’s, due to be published in 2022. "It She also plans to read at least 30 books in 2021. "In

Call to Submit: New Booooooom Photo Book “Magic Hour”

Booooooom

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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. Thames & Hudson Book case blocking, designed by Pentagram.

Albert Oehlen Book by Zak Group

BP&O

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.

Call to Submit: Booooooom Photo Book

Booooooom

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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.

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. Priced at £35 – Buy the book. Priced at £6.99 – Buy the book. Priced at £11 – Buy the book.

This Is Still Not A Book by Jean Jullien is as cheeky and charming as before

Creative Boom

When Jean Jullien published This Is Not A Book in 2016, it was hailed as one of the best books for children by the media, booksellers and librarians alike. It's apparently a collaborative effort with the book's publisher, Phaidon, and its editorial team.

Where the heart is: illustrated book HOME celebrates football stadia and their songs

Creative Boom

And now he's teamed up with creative studio Pim-Pam to create a book, HOME: Volume One , celebrating 30 of the world's greatest club football stadiums and the songs that make them special. "It

Talk Soon is a Surrealist photo book borne from quarantine

Creative Boom

The result is Talk Soon, a tearaway postcard book which allows readers to endlessly juxtapose the delightful photographs selected by the two quarantined artists. Who said social distancing has to be a barrier to creative discourse?

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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

Lucy Farfort is drawing the kids which books never showed her growing up

Creative Boom

Newcastle illustrator Lucy Farfort grew up not seeing a child of colour in a book, let alone a child with a mixed ethnic background (she is Caribbean/English heritage). Working as a children's book illustrator never entered her mind, so for a long time, she wanted to be a fashion designer.

Mimi Mollica’s beautiful and impulsive new photo book takes a microscopic look at East London

Creative Boom

East London Up Close, Mimi Mollica. Sicilian photographer Mimi Mollica is known for his close observations of people and the environments they inhabit, producing community-led photographic exposés that show neither the best nor the worst, but the truth of a place and its people.

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 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

Kris Sowersby of Klim Foundry explores The Art of Letters? in new book

Creative Boom

Kris Sowersby's The Art of Letters is a whopping 800-page book that examines the intersection of art, function and form in type design. Sowersby is founder of Klim Type Foundry , an independent typeface design studio based in Wellington, New Zealand.

“Field Book” by Photographer Jordan Putt

Booooooom

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The Sm;)e Book uncovers the storied history of the iconic smiley symbol

Creative Boom

Now, a new publication titled The Sm;)e Book is being released to celebrate the icon's cultural impact with a particular focus on its role in art and graphic design.

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An illustrated book by Gemma Nics inspired by social media conversations about Covid-19

Creative Boom

British graphic artist Gemma Nics has created an illustrated handbound book containing a series of captions and comments from Instagram that document what it has been like to live through this year's Covid-19 pandemic.

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A picture book for kids and adults about Big Data and its impact

Creative Boom

Glasgow-based artist and illustrator Santiago Taberna and Berlin designer Fred Wordie have collaborated on a new picture book that hopes to educate both adults and children about Big Data in the easiest way possible: through rhyme and drawings.

How Sapiens became a comic book guide to the history of mankind

Creative Boom

His original structure is one of the strengths of the book. Daniel Casanave.

Burp: A book that tells the story behind some of the world's best wine labels

Creative Boom

Now a new book by wine specialist Bas Korpel and illustrator Jur Baart hopes to turn the world of wine upside down. While making the book Bas and Jur discovered stories about "battling armies, a logistical nightmare and an inventive importer". Let's be honest.

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).

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.

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?

The Sm:)e Book Celebrates the Smiley Face

Trendland

The Sm:)e Book is a project curated by DB Burkemam, former UK rave DJ now creative and art curator, and Rich Browd, artist, creative director and designer. BOOK & MAG GRAPHIC DESIGN bookWords Mariana Bettinelli.

Call to Submit: New Booooooom Photo Book “Magic Hour”

Booooooom

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Catwalk? Colouring book Strut with Pup shows we're all on one big dog-walk

Creative Boom

From the streets of New York in the USA to Chengdu in China, dog walkers have been immortalised in a fashion colouring book by designer and founder of clothing brand NOT Jenny Lai and illustrator Icy Tan. At the start of quarantine, I suddenly thought: we should make a fashion colouring book!

10 New Books Pushing the Boundaries of Design

Azure Magazine

For Azure ’s editorial team , being passionate about design means being equally passionate (if not more so) about books on the subject. More radically, the book also questions how we might relate to, and exist within, a rapidly changing environment that is increasingly unnatural.

Wonders is a new poetry book with a modern appeal

Trendland

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.

Paul Thomas Anderson's cinema honoured by new book and some masterful artworks

Creative Boom

A new book from film mag Little White Lies should scratch that itch in the meantime, exploring as it does the career of one of cinema's modern masters with a little help from some of our favourite illustrators.

Girl on Girl [Book]

Trendland

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

[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. — Logo Lounge Books.

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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°.

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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.

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

Illustration Age

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