Learning is a life-long process and in today’s hi-tech world, technology has made it easier for us to learn things that interest us. Today, the internet is full of learning tools and means but nothing beats a good, handy “book” on a subject you want to explore. Whether you wish to know about latest trends in graphic design or wish to pursue further studies in the subject, books never fail to supplement required information.Therefore, we have rounded up 20 must-read books for the graphic design students who are keen to explore the designing books in order to have a conceptual understanding and awareness of designing.
1. The Essential Principles of Graphic Designing by Debbie Millman
The Essential Principles of Graphic Designing Book
The Essential Principles of Graphic Design is an incredibly handy book for the designing students. It consists of five dynamic sections which highlight values, rudiments, method, performance, and production that give students a systematic foundation and basic knowledge of designing to create their own genuine work. The book begins with comprehensible guidelines of the basic rules of designing then moves on to explain the process of graphic designing in detail. From the guidelines of the technical processes required to get a job done to the tools and resources needed to plan, produce, and publish, everything is explained marvelously. The following chapters deconstruct the work of esteemed professionals and rising talents. Chapters on images and designs include guidance on sourcing images and details specifically on what will and won’t provide quality and reproducible work.
2. Global Corporate Identity by David E. Carter
Global Corporate Identity Book
Global Corporate Identity has 3 editions. The series offer some of the best international corporate identity design in present use today.
David E. Carter in the third edition has highlighted hundreds of unmatched examples of design used on an international level. The book, undoubtedly, is a welcome addition and an excellent guide for the students and amateur designers as it has work from 30 various regions and countries and five continents making it a first-rate guide.
Designing for customers who carry out business on a global level isn’t as exceptional as it once was. Due to internet communication, even small companies and freelance designers have the opportunity to take their work and company to a bigger level through internet. So, being exposed to themes, notions and design implementations that cross cultural lines is priceless in the current world.
3. 100 Habits of Successful Graphic Designers – written and designed by Plazm
100 Habits of Successful Graphic Designers Book
If you are in need of an advice then reading this book would be a great idea. 10 Habits of Successful Graphic Designers highlights the habits that motivate the designers to be creative, productive and successful. It has organized sections that underline multiple working styles and points of view that at times lead to conflicting tips. The thoughts of various designers are jotted down into concise, to the point quotes that represent their personality and reveal their beliefs and views on the world around them.
4. Digital Information Graphics by Thames and Hudson
Digital Information Graphics Book
Even in this media-savvy era, information design remains one of the most unnoticed areas of graphics, despite the fact that it is one of the most basic elements of success for any business or firm. With examples fetch from top information designers around the globe, this book sets out to create a fundamental part of design available to everyone living and working in the digital and hi-tech age.
5. The Complete Guide to Digital Graphic Design by Thames & Hudson
The Complete Guide to Digital Graphic Design Book
If you are involved in the fast-changing world of graphic design then this book will certainly be an essential reading for you. The authors of the book have covered huge numbers of technical issues that the designers of today face along with some incredible illustrations and examples of graphics from around the globe. This book is not only perfect for the students but also for those who are already employed in the field of graphics and feel the need to enhance their technological skills. The book starts with some of the of best graphics professionals in the field of print, advertising, multimedia, web, signage and packaging. It also offers comprehensive information on design basics like, color and images.
6. Becoming a Graphic Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design by John Wiley & Sons
A Guide to Careers in Design Book
“Becoming a Graphic Designer” offers a complete survey and knowledge of the graphic design market. It even includes comprehensive coverage of print and electronic media and focuses on today’s most preferred and desired jobs in the various and fast-growing disciplines of graphic designing. The book prepares the students to enter