Creogram Out & About,Design inspirations 17th June 2016

10 essential books every designer should read

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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

Why?

To know that good design is more than meets the eye.

 

 

 

2. The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst

Why?

The Bible of typography.

 

 

 

3. Rework by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

Why?

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

Why?

A must read for anyone involved with design.

 

 

 

5. How to by Michael Bierut

Why?

To learn how graphic design sells products.

 

 

 

6. Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton

Why?

The definitive guide to using typography in visual communication.

 

 

 

7. The Layout Book by Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris

Why?

The fundamentals of layout within the field of graphic design.

 

 

 

8. Logo Modernism by Jens Müller

Why?

The distillation of modernism in graphic design.

 

 

 

9. American Trademark Designs by Barbara Baer Capitman

Why?

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

Why?

The book, which breaks down the symbols and characters into prime factors.