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Our top picks from the inception of the Design Books area on Digitalthread to the present.



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graphic design booksWolfgang Weingart: Typography
A classic in the making over 30 years finally arrives! A must have for every graphic designer. Sysnopsis: "Wolfgang Weingart's influence on the development of typography since the 1970s is unparalleled. In Typography, Weingart sums up an impressive lifework in 500 pages that describe his own development and the foundations of his teachings. This is a long-awaited book of epochal significance." Format: Hardcover, 450pp.
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Wolfgang Weingart : Typography
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Wolfgang Weingart: Typography
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Wolfgang Weingart: Typography

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graphic design booksMaeda @ Media
This is the first publication to present a complete overview of Maeda's work and philosophy. A glorious visual exploration of ideas and graphic form, Maeda @ Media is a compendium of experience and experimentation that has taken a decade to gather. Twelve thematic chapters provide an overview of his entire career and research. But this is not just a showcase: interspersed between the chapters is riveting imagery that has been created exclsively for this publication to demonstrate Maeda's powerful, long-term vision.
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Maeda @ Media
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Maeda @ Media
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Maeda @ Media

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graphic design books Marks of Excellence : The History and Taxonomy of Trademarks
An amazing book for anyone embarking on a logo design or identity project. The book traces the origins of the trademark and discusses its development, style, classification and contemporary relevance. Particular attention is to corporate identity communication and design name marks, picture marks, and a very cool alphabetical index of trademark themes from animals to word puzzles. Format: Paperback, 240pp.
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Marks of Excellence : The History and...
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Marks of Excellence: The History and Taxonomy of Trademarks
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Marks of Excellence : The History and Taxonomy of Trademarks


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graphic design books Vaughan Oliver : Visceral Pleasures
Vaughan Oliver's remarkable and unmatched oeuvre as regular designer for London record label 4AD won him an international following among fellow designers and also, unusually, among music fans, who savor his emotive graphic imagery as an essential part of the 4AD experience. Format: Hardcover, 224pp.
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Vaughan Oliver : Visceral Pleasures
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Vaughan Oliver: Visceral Pleasures
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Vaughan Oliver : Visceral Pleasures


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graphic design booksDutch Graphic Design: A Century
A great large format collection covering a century of Dutch graphic styles. If you appreciate these masters of type, this review beautifully illustrates their rich type history. From the Publisher: "Richly illustrated with 550 full-color plates... portrays a remarkable diversity of styles and techniques in a wide range of media and applications: books and typeface design, commercial printing, posters, postage stamps, corporate identity programs, logos, signage, and much more." Format: Paperback, 224pp. Owned by Digitalthread = Yes.
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Dutch Graphic Design: A Century
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Dutch Graphic Design: A Century
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Dutch Graphic Design: A Century

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graphic design booksSymbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide...
The indispensible soucebook for icons and symbols - the result of years of work - should be an 'icon' in every web designer's library. From the Publisher: "This dictionary of universally used symbol designs is organized into categories by basic symbols, disciplines, color, and graphic form for easy access." Format: Paperback, 292pp. Owned by Digitalthread=Yes
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Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols
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Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols
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Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols

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graphic design booksJosef Muller-Brockmann: A Pioneer in Swiss Graphic Design
One of our guiding lights in this world of often obfuscating design, this amazing artists works are now being reprinted in a new edition with a new cover (not pictured). Amazon Editorial Review: "In this illustrated essay, Lars Muller traces the history of "Swiss Graphic Design" from the 30s to the 60s....Muller-Brockmann created a body of work in which timeless principles of visual communication are inscribed." Format: Paperback, 264pp. Owned by DT: Yes.
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Josef Muller-Brockmann: A Pioneer in Swiss Graphic Design
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Josef Muller-Brockmann: A Pioneer in Swiss Graphic Design

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graphic design booksSoak Wash Rinse Spin : Tolleson Design
A great look into the works and processes of Tolleson Design. The book is wonderfully crafted, bringing a focused yet fun introspective and commentary on projects ranging from motion to web and many media inbetween. The book is medium format and is thick with great graphic showcases. Format: Paperback, 288pp. Owned by Digitalthread=Yes.
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Soak Wash Rinse Spin : Tolleson Design
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Soak, Wash, Rinse, Spin: Tolleson Design
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Soak Wash Rinse Spin : Tolleson Design

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graphic design
		booksBenzin : Young Swiss Graphic Design
Michel Fries and Thomas Bruggisser voyage through Switzerland in search of a new generation of young Swiss graphic designers. What they find is a Swiss design scene as "hip" as anything in London or Berlin. Influenced by the famous "Swiss School" of the 1950s and 60s, young Swiss designers today still hold concept and structure as functional beliefs, allowing artistic freedom in counterbalance to the service aspects of design.
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Benzin : Young Swiss Graphic Design
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Benzin: Young Swiss Graphic Design
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Benzin : Young Swiss Graphic Design

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graphic design
		booksChalet
Francois Chalet's style has become a trademark, inspiring other graphic designers to take the creative challenge of developing an own metaphorical language - and is very fun. The book does not only show this well-known side of his, but gives insight into the working methods and ideas of graphic conceptions which often blend with his illustrations. Chalet is happy, colourful, funky and at the same time , like the Buro Destruct book, a universal statement on the way-of-life.
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Chalet
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Chalet
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Chalet

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graphic design books Sampler 2
Sampler 2 captures and celebrates some of the most innovative and challenging graphic design work from the contemporary music scene, yet offers an even more penetrating and comprehensive examination of radical music packaging. Traditionally occupying the margins of graphic design practice, the record cover is increasingly recognized as a testing ground for innovative visual expression, inspired by, and amplifying our enjoyment of, the music itself. Sampler 2 features the best graphics from cutting edge designers who boldly reject the notion of the record sleeve as ephemeral packaging in favor of creating memorable works of art. Format: Paperback, 144pp.
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Sampler 2
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Sampler 2: Art, Pop and Contemporary Music Graphics
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Sampler 2


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graphic design booksEnvisioning Information
We felt this summed it up pretty well.... Amazon Reader Review: "Envisioning Information is Tufte's best work. It is a catalog of world class information design examples, culled by the author [including] examples from sources as diverse as Gallileo's observations of Saturn, a 3D map of a Japanese shrine... color studies by the artist Joseph Albers, and a New York train schedule.
This is not a "how to" book, but rather a group of inspiring examples... painstakingly argued and illustrated. Tufte is obsessed with quality... One of the best books I have ever read when it comes to visual design!" Edited for length - FS. Format: Hardcover, 126pp. Owned by Digitalthread= Yes.
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Envisioning Information
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Envisioning Information
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Envisioning Information

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