20 Best Free PDF and E-books on Graphic Design

Inspiration Feed

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.

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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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. The post The Secret Life of Books appeared first on I Love Typography.

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

Illustration Age

See more images from this project here >> Books Don'tMiss Highlight

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Unusual Augmented Reality Book Merges Dance, Theater, Literature, and Technology


Acqua Alta turns a seemingly simple pop-up book into an animated black-and-white world. “After considering the AR algorithm, it was important to find a solution for the book to be a plane for each of the 10 double pages,” Mondot explains.

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5 Inspiring Photo Books That Spark Creativity

Feature Shoot

With the holiday season in full swing, we put together this list of five photo books to help you get inspired in the New Year. The post 5 Inspiring Photo Books That Spark Creativity appeared first on Feature Shoot. Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures by Claire Rosen.

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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.

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Coloring For Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book

Design You Trust

Two veterans of offbeat Internet humor hilariously combine the mindless fun of children’s coloring books with the mind-numbing realities of modern adult life. Inspirations adults book humor

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My Book, ‘Embroidered Life: The Art of Sarah K. Benning’ is Out Today!

Brown Paper Bag

I’m so excited to announce that my book Embroidered Life: The Art of Sarah K. Whether you’re an embroiderer or an independent maker trying to grow your business, you’ll find something in this book that speaks to you. About the book: This is not your grandma’s embroidery book.

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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Only on Saturday: A new book celebrates the wood type prints of type legend, Jack Stauffacher

Creative Boom

Jack Stauffacher was one of the world’s most celebrated book designers and fine printers. A fixture of San Francisco’s creative community, he was a celebrated teacher and the brilliant craftsman behind many publication designs and renowned editions put out by his own Greenwood Press.

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Design Wattpad Book Covers (With Downloadable Freebies!)


Books need covers to appeal to a reader’s eyeballs, so let’s jump into how you can go about designing your own. Fit Your Design To Your Book Content. Depending on what your story is about, try to fit the design so that it suits the contents of your book.

The Secret Lives of Animals book

Communication Arts

While a seemingly cute book about animals, The Secret Lives of Animals reveals the truth about animal cruelty in an eye-opening way. Article

“Books remain stubbornly, thrillingly relevant”: the enduring value of book design

Design Week

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) has been judging books by their covers for over 100 years. As book production expanded, so did the AIGA’s outlook. In the 1960s, it started to evaluate covers distinct from the books inside. The book has an air of spontaneity.

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A New Book Compiles Work from 84 Contemporary Artists Who are Reinventing Embroidery


A new book by Charlotte Vannier considers how embroidery has evolved from a domestic task mostly done by women into an art. Craft books embroidery fiber art history“The Height of Folly” (2017) by Michelle Kingdom, linen and embroidery thread.

‘Joy of Reading’: A New Book of Illustrations by Christoph Niemann Promotes Free Press


Illustrator Christoph Niemann ( previously ) has released The Paper , a book celebrating what he calls “the joy of reading magazines and newspapers.” Niemann says his intent for the book was to highlight the problems surrounding attacks on the media and press freedoms.

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New Book Collects ROA’s Black-and-White Creatures in Photographs from Around the World


Released by Lannoo Publishers , the 352-page book contains four chapters centered on Eurasia, Africa, America, and Oceania, regions where ROA’s depictions of local animals blanket building walls. Art animals books murals photography public art street art

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The 20 Best Free Fonts for Comic Books & Cartoons

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Comic fonts are a natural choice for comic books and cartoons. Some of them can also be used in children’s books to make them easier to read. For a long time, Comic Sans was one of the few choices available for any design projects that needed a comic book feel.

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Illustration Art

The very first book about the great illustrator Austin Briggs has just been published by Auad Publishing (previous publisher of books about Robert Fawcett, Albert Dorne, Henry Raleigh and other classic illustrators). I had the great pleasure of writing the text for the book.

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How to Launch Your Blog or Portfolio in 2020 (3,500+ Word Start to Finish Guide)

Inspiration Feed

The graphic design industry is tough. No matter where you go, you’ll see amazing talent through the work of other designers in the field.

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Books For Free!

Emmeline Illustration

Free books?! Books For Free (as part of Healthy Planet) has actually been open for a while now in its Preston branch, and it's great to see it's still running. I spent a long time looking through the shelves at every kind of book. north west picture book preston publishing

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Propaganda Art & the Book Cover

Thinking Design

Because it was published at the end of WWII, Animal Farm manufacturing and design benefited from advances and changes in industry standards for book production, and you can trace the modern evolution of the approach to the book cover as a marketing tool through its many covers.

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Books Are Magic

Diana Toledano Illustration & Education

Happy World Book Day! Books were a fundamental part of my childhood. Growing up I didn’t always had friends… but I always had books, and for that, I’m grateful. What were your favorite books growing up? Feliz Día del libro!

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The Typographic Ticket Book

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

By special issue, then, from the 100% totally real Typographic Violations Division, the Uniform Ticket Book is standard equipment for the modern design enforcer, and it’s now available for a mere $15 from the H&Co Design Shop.

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The Community creates brutal kids’s book for Peta featuring the screams of animals

Its Nice That

Masterminded by agency The Community and illustrated by Cristian Turdera, The Secret Lives of Animals is styled like an average children’s book but reveals the appalling conditions in farms, circuses and labs.

Laphroaig Ian Hunter Series Uses Books To Honor A Legacy

The Die Line

Honoring the last family member to manage their distillery, the new Ian Hunter Series pays homage while telling Hunter's story with book-inspired packaging

Measurements AR Cocktail Book


Measurements AR Cocktail Book. abduzeedo Oct 21, 2019 Measurements AR Cocktail Book In 2014 Nick Barclay had an idea on a plane to show people what goes into making people’s favorite cocktails. I have since worked with publishing house New Heroes & Pioneers to create a 98 page book as part of their collective shorts range. The book is available here & from various online bookstores

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Studio Anorak book celebrates “wonderful differences” of people with ADHD

Design Week

Studio Anorak has launched a new book that seeks to celebrate the experiences and lives of people with ADHD. “Nothing is ‘dumbed down’ and this is why I think people will have such an emotional connection to the book.”

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Making a book: Volwassen worden is optioneel

Marloes De Vries

The last couple of months I worked incredibly hard on one of my biggest projects to date: my comics book Volwassen worden is optioneel. What started as a personal project in my sketchbook, blossomed into a book with beautiful pink stitching and end papers I drool over. Book tour.

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Found Photographs and Book Pages Weave into Textured Collages by Hollie Chastain


“Vintage book covers became a favorite substrate,” she says. ” To share her appreciation of the versatile medium, Chastain published an instructional book detailing various techniques and methods. “Psychopomp.”

This Book Is Dedicated To Arcade Game Typography, And Only 1000 Copies Available!

Design You Trust

The first book of its kind – a definitive and beautifully designed survey of ’70s, ’80s and early ’90s arcade game pixel typography.

Making Inclusive Books

Diana Toledano Illustration & Education

When kids open our books, they step into our worlds and go off to live adventures. I didn't realize back then (7 years ago), but my first book was not very diverse. So, are your books diverse enough? who is quietly reading a book?,

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Illustrating 'The No More Bulling Book For Kids' - New Book News!

Emmeline Illustration

I'm really excited to finally share the new book I've illustrated - which is out right now! The No More Bullying Book For Kids is written by Vanessa Green Allen, and it was a joy to work with the team at Rockridge Press and Callisto Media to create the illustrations for this important (and charming) book. The book aims to help young people and their parents through the horrible experiences of a wide range of bullying. The book is out right now! Hey everyone!

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Kristine Kawakubo presents ideas and information through unconventional book design

Its Nice That

When we first came across the Edinburgh-based graphic designer last year, we were wowed by her unique handmade books. One year on, she continues to challenge our preconceived notions of book design both conceptually and technically.

Give Chapter Books a Try

Diana Toledano Illustration & Education

But there is one thing that I never expected doing and that I am very happy about: working on chapter books. Back when I was starting out, creating picture books was the dream. Picture books are so clever, and beautiful, and full of possibilities… Oh, aren’t they gorgeous?

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Help & Free Books!

Diana Toledano Illustration & Education

In exchange for your feedback, you might get a FREE book! I’m giving away 5 of my books and a couple of small original drawings among those of you who help me improve my website. A favorite book or illustration? I will chose which of my books I'm sending at random. Hola!

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Kids and books

Emmeline Illustration

I have to say, seeing photos like this of kids on the other side of the world enjoying a book you've illustrated is SUCH a brilliant feeling. It's got a nice little review of my next book One More Candle. picture book read reading singapore

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'It's a Whole Spiel' Book Cover Illustration

Lisa Maltby

I was commissioned by Knopf Young Adult books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, to illustrate a book cover for the anthology ‘It’s a Whole Spiel.’ The book is a collection of stories about Jewish life, edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman with a foreword by Mayim Bialik.

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Russian Illustrator Recreates All Episodes Of The Mandalorian As Vintage Comic Book Covers

Design You Trust

The Star Wars saga of 42 years wrapped up at the end of 2019, but a Disney+ hit show The Mandalorian came to save the day by taking us back to the Star Wars universe set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order.

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Bear Mountain Books

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Maria Schneider at Bear Mountain Books, has very kindly posted about my artwork. Art bear mountain books Chris Dunn illustration maria schneider Paisley Rabbit And The Treehouse Contest pencilI also gave her a little bit of extra information regards inspiration for my characters.

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I've Illustrated A New Non-Fiction Book! ' You Can Two! The Essential Twins Preparation Guide '

Emmeline Illustration

A new book I've illustrated is out now! The team at Rockridge Press got in touch after I'd illustrated their 'No More Bullying Book For Kids' earlier this year, and said my illustrations would be perfect for the calming, cosy and optimistic vibe they were looking for for the book. The book features twelve full-page colour interior chapter illustrations, as well as small spot illustrations dotted around the pages. art babies baby books drawing.

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