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Great books covering a wide range of design themes, eras and concepts.



Obey the Giant: Life in the Image World NEW.
Rick Poyner chimes in on pop culture throughout this series of essays, which collectively produce a loud, clanging wake-up call. If you are a creative professional or student, you MUST read this book! Mr. Poyner provides an accessible, but unflinching look at the role of our profession and it's impact on humanity.
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365: AIGA Year in Design 21
"This annual is a good example of how pretentious, self important design of a book can ruin it. Otherwise (probably) terrific examples of the latest in American design are reduced to irresponsible unreadable game of the apparently self-important book designer (J. Sterling?) who thinks that her design is more important than the actual pieces selected for this prestigious contest. A complete parody of the functionality of graphic design. 4 stars for the work itself." - Amazon readers' Review (ouch!)
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Graphic Style : From Victorian to Post-Modern
By tracing the roots and development of style, the authors aim to show how graphic design has interacted with the material culture, how it has served both as an adjunct to and as the vanguard in the development of broader period styles. Format: Paperback, 240pp.
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graphic design books Trigger
Trigger presents a wide variety of design solutions in the field of layout, logo, CI, flyers and print-fonts and may serve well as a kind of reference tool for everybody involved in the ever changing world of styles and visual codes. Format: Paperback, 200pp. Owned by Digitalthread = Yes.
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graphic design booksSpark
From the publisher: "Spark is the highly entertaining collection of one of Europe's finest and most influential graphic designers, Dirk Rudolph. Those not familiar with his name may well remember some of his significant artworks for musicians like Rammstein or Bryan Adams - amongst others. What makes his style so unique is his uncompromising talent of combining photo material with graphical elements and text, leading to solutions which often leave the viewer in an uncertainty whether any other solution could have ever applied." Format: Paperback, 160pp.
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graphic design books The End of Print
The End of Print tracks David Carson's career from skateboard and surf magazines, to the landmark Beach Culture magazine and his groundbreaking grid-breaking work for Ray Gun, and finally to handling major corporate identity accounts. Format: Paperback, 172pp.
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The End of Print: The Graphic Design of David Carson
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graphic design booksBareback: A Tomato Project
This kid knows of what he speaks... BN Customer Review: "Don't expect any of the old work you saw from 'mmm.. skyscraper I love you'. This is new... much of it like the cover design of Beaucoup Fish. Very solid works. Very simple. Nevertheless, it's visually stunning, and a must have for any Tomato, or Underworld, fan alike." Format: Paperback, 192pp.
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graphic design books New Design : London : The Edge of Graphic Design (New Design)
This city-by-city tour is the insider's guide to dozens of design firms that are making an impact on the industry. Format: Hardcover, 208pp.
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graphic design books New Design: Tokyo
This city-by-city tour is the insider's guide to dozens of design firms that are making an impact on the industry. Format: Hardcover, 208pp.
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graphic design books See!
See! features a multitude of yet unreleased material exclusively created for this book. See! presents brandnew evidence of km7's various talents through finely honed layouts, bullet-proof spreads and more style defining visuals from one of the globe's most sought-after spymasters. Paperback, 160pp.
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graphic design booksCool Type 2wo
This book showcases a great number of new and notable type designs, presenting many examples per page. Large format - hardcover. From the Publisher: "The profusion of new and innovative fonts has created a strong interest in how these typefaces can be used in actual designs. Cool Type 2wo shows how it's done through the cutting-edge work of 44 international type artists and design firms, including The Attik, Elan M. Cole, and Imaginary Forces. The [book] features high-quality reproductions, along with insights from the designers on how the typefaces were created or manipulated." Format: Hardcover, 160pp.
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From Lascaux to Brooklyn
One of the world`s leading graphic designers here awakens readers to the lessons of the cave paintings of Lascaux-that art is intuitive, autonomous, and timeless. Paul Rand shows how this is so in works of art regardless of era, place, purpose, style, or genre. He presents a primer on aesthetics and illustrates his ideas with examples of his own stunning graphic work as well as with an eclectic collection of masterpieces. Format: Hardcover, 187pp.
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The Designer's Lexicon : The Illustrated Dictionary of Design, Printing, and Computer Terms
The digital revolution has brought with it a dizzying multiplication of new styles and techniques in the field of graphic design-not to mention a whole new professional jargon. The Designer's Lexicon is the only cross-disciplinary technical dictionary that captures this rich and often confusing profusion of design-speak. Format: Spiralbound, 320pp.
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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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graphic design books Emigre : Graphic Design into the Digital Realm
Oversized to do justice to its highly pictorial contents. Emigre's ninety-six 11 X 15 pages brimming with ground-breaking Mac-generated typography, illustration, and graphic design culled from the pages of Emigre magazine. Format: Paperback, 95pp.
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graphic design books 6 Chapters in Design
Esteemed by designers around the world, these are the visionaries who created the identities of some of the world's largest corporations; the shower scene in Psycho; film titles for The Shining, Cape Fear, and scores of other productions; sculptures; posters; advertisements; packages; and memorable images of every sort. Format: Paperback, 368pp.
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graphic design books The Book of Design Ideas
This book contains an assemblage of visual concepts from all over the world. Categories include designs for annual reports, books, calenders, catalogs, editorial layouts, exhibits, labels and tags, letterheads, menus, outdoor advertising, packaging, posters, promotion materials, shopping bags, T-shirts, and even more. Format: Hardcover, 384pp.
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Smile in the Mind
A Smile in the Mind focuses on the graphics which give the most pleasure - the ideas that prompt a smile. These are the jobs that people remember, the projects that make designers famous. The book includes hundreds of examples for all kinds of graphics, covering the main business sectors including work from over 300 designers in the USA, Britain, Europe and Japan. Its most intriguing feature is the collection of interviews with the world's top designers which reveal the secret of secrets, how to get ideas. Format: Paperback, 240pp.
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A Smile in the Mind: Witty Thinking in Graphic Design
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Smile in the Mind


graphic design booksTypography 21: The Annual of the Type Directors Club
As good a graphic collection as it gets, this competition is published annually. Editorial Review: "Devoted exclusively to typography, this volume is the quintessential source in which to find a complete, up-to-date record of the most exemplary typographic work produced worldwide." Format: Hardcover, 304pp. Owned by DT: No
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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

graphic design booksThe Graphic Edge
A classic design collection edited by Rick Poynor. This book, first printed in 1993, contains hundreds of prints from top designers, hand selected and catelogued into several sections. The focus is on type and design works that push the envelope of classic expectations, delivering a great array of new and 'edgy' concepts. A new printing of this book is arriving October 2000 - probably with a new cover. Format: Paperback, 208pp. Owned by Digitalthread=Yes.
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graphic design books Radical Graphics/Graphic Radicals
Revolutionize your eyes with the amazing work of forty graphic radicals who are redesigning the look of today. Breaking and reworking established rules of order, legibility, and visual logic, these individuals and firms have influenced the look of everything from alternative rook packaging to the ad campaigns of large clients like Levi Strauss and Harley Davidson. Format: Hardcover, 228pp. Owned by Digitalthread=Yes.
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graphic design booksOne and Two Color Graphics
The second volume of One and Two Color Graphics, featuring stunning designs achieved by restricting color. From the Publisher: "An extremely useful book for exploring possibilities of low-cost design." Yes, true - and this applies to maintaining low-Kb web design ideas too. - FS. Format: Paperback, 224pp. Owned by Digitalthread: Yes
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graphic design books Graphic Idea Resource : Black + White and Two-Color Design : Working With Black-And-White and Two-Color Design (Graphic Idea Resource)
Graphic Idea Resource: Black-and-White and Two-Color Design demonstrates how less really is more. A select group of effective package designs, logos, annual reports, newsletters, and more shows the advantage of two-color and black-and-white design and how it works for limited budgets; conveys restrained, tasteful design; and highlights the very basics of design - type and artwork. Format: Paperback, 96pp.
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graphic design books Landmarks of Twentieth-Century Design : An Illustrated Handbook
Hiesinger and Marcus (Phila. Museum of Art) have assembled 400 examples of industrial and graphic design, furniture, lighting, appliances, and decorative objects (100 photos in color). Arrangement is chronological. About half the average page is given to photos. Artifacts are related back and forward in time (direct cross-references would save index use). Format: Hardcover, 431pp.
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