10 essential books every designer should read21
Need a little inspiration? Grab a book. Want to become a better designer? Grab a book. Here are 10 of the books picked by Creogram’s graphic designers. And they know what is best. These books are must-haves for all creatives.
1. Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams by Klaus Klemp
To know that good design is more than meets the eye.
2. The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
The Bible of typography.
3. Rework by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
To gain some distance to business and find out how 37signals do it right.
4. A world history of art by John Fleming, Hugh Honour
A must read for anyone involved with design.
5. How to by Michael Bierut
To learn how graphic design sells products.
6. Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton
The definitive guide to using typography in visual communication.
7. The Layout Book by Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris
The fundamentals of layout within the field of graphic design.
8. Logo Modernism by Jens Müller
The distillation of modernism in graphic design.
9. American Trademark Designs by Barbara Baer Capitman
732 American trademarks and symbols in one book. Do you need any more reasons?
10. Signs and Symbols: Their Design and Meaning by Adrian Frutiger
The book, which breaks down the symbols and characters into prime factors.