When it comes to graphic design books and books for designers and creative individuals I have read hundreds over the years some good, some great but there are some that just stand out the cream of the crop!, books that I have gained so much knowledge and inspiration from that they make my hall of fame or in other words, they are higher up the bookshelf sitting on the thrown overlooking the studio. Let dive in and take a look at the Best Books For Graphic Designers 2019
In this book review, we take a look at Brand By Hand by Jon Contino, It’s the first monograph on the work and career of New York Graphic Designer Jon Contino, and the book was published by Abrams in 2018.
The logo design idea book by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson and published by Laurence King on 5th August 2019 is an accessible introduction to the key elements of good logo design including insights into the logos of iconic brands.
Logo-a-gogo is a logo book that’s Jam Packed with almost 5,000 images, Logo-a-gogo is an inspirational visual history of the iconic brand identities created by British designer Rian Hughes who has over three decades of experience as a comic book illustrator and type designer. The book was released in the UK in April 2018.
It features iconic characters and brands such as Batman, Hed Kandi, Spider-Man, James Bond, The Avengers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
In this book review, we are reviewing Lance Wyman: Process. A proposal for the 1976 USA Bicentennial identity by Unit Editions
This book is a near reproduction of the one-off, leather-bound ‘sketchbook’ that Lance Wyman made to document his design process for the creation of a logo and identity design for the 1976 American Bicentennial celebrations to mark the creation of the USA as an independent republic. It’s a record of the creative process that Wyman went through to arrive at a refined and workable solution.
Michael Johnson is one of the world’s leading graphic designers and brand consultants. His studio, johnson banks, is responsible for the rebranding of many notable clients, including Virgin Atlantic, Think London, BFI, Christian Aid, and MORE TH>N, and he has garnered a plethora of awards in the process.
In early 2014, Michael Johnson started work on a key book he felt was missing from his shelves – a definitive guide to the entire branding process that wasn’t biased to either strategy or design, but treated both as equals. Two and a half years later the project came to fruition in Branding: In Five and Half Steps, published in Autumn 2016 by Thames and Hudson.
Graphic designer Aaron Draplin looks back on his career so far in this colourful, detailed and heartfelt book.
Aaron Draplin is the graphic designer behind the branding of Ford Motors, Esquire, and even the Obama Administration. This big colourful book takes a look back on his amazing career so far in this heartfelt and pointed retrospective.
Designer Aaron James Draplin’s book Pretty Much Everything certainly lives up to its name. This mid-career retrospective is stuffed with countless examples of his influential work, ranging from snowboard graphics to logo designs, and insights into Draplin’s unruly career path.
In this Logo Book Review, we are going to be taking a look at Logo Design Love by David Airey – A guide to creating iconic brand identity’s published in 2009 and a popular logo design book by David Airey an Irish Graphic Designer. The book has received a vast amount of credit from the design community and can be found on the bookshelves of thousands of logo designer’s around the world.
I have had this book since it was first released and it’s been a very valuable resource for me over the past 9 years. It’s one of those books I think every logo and brand identity designer should own. It’s perfect if you’re just starting out or if you’re like me and experienced designer whos been in the game for near two decades it’s also worth owning!
In this book review, we are looking at Logo Modernism by Jens Müller and Julius Wiedemann a book that has become a must-have for logo designers and a holy grail for logo fanatics and enthusiasts.
In this book review edition, we are going to be taking a look at a special book called Time Flies When You’re Having Fun by John Spencer it was sent to me by Author and founder / creative director of Offthetopofmyhead John Spencer.
John is lined up to take part in our designer interview and we have been collaborating over the months on the interview to get it just right.
I was thrilled when John emailed me to tell me about the book and offered to send me a signed copy before release and it’s a book I will cherish. So thanks John much appreciated and well done with the book!