100 Communication Design Books
Recommended list of 100 essential books:
Methodolgy, Issues, History, Firms, Designers, Media, Layout, Production
How? Design Process:
by John Christopher Jones
'seminal work on design methodology - to find a method that suits a particular design situation'
Design Research : Methods and Perspectives
by Brenda Laurel
Publisher: The MIT Press, 2003
'this book help designers to investigate people, form, and process in ways that can make their work more potent and more delightful. Introduces designers to the many research tools'
Visual Research : An Introduction to Research Methodologies in Graphic Design
by Ian Noble, Russell Bestley
Publisher: AVA Publishing, 2005
'quantitative and qualitative research methods in visual communication. Fully illustrated with eye-opening real-life case studies, it focuses on the relatively unexplored process of design analysis.'
Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to the Interpretation of Visual Materials
by Gillian Rose
Publisher: SAGE Publications, 2001
'Overview of different reaserch methods for understanding the visual'
Process Visual: Development of a Corporate Identity
by Wolfgang Schmittel
Publisher: Hastings House Pub, 1978
Text in English, German and French, 225 pages
Visual Literacy: A Conceptual Approach to Graphic Problem Solving
by Judith Wilde, Richard Wilde
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000
'understanding design through student assignments with problems, ideas and solutions'
by David Lauer Publisher: Wadsworth
Publishing; 5th edition, 1999
'popular introduction to graphic design, its elements and principles'
Principles of Form and Design
by Wucius Wong
Publisher: Wiley, 1993
'an important essential references in the principles and practical fundamentals of design'
Design Principles and Problems
by Paul Zelanski, Mary Pat Fisher
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 2 edition, 1995 'helpful in learning the language and basics of Graphic Design'
Design for Communication: Conceptual Graphic Design Basics
by Elizabeth Resnick
Publisher: Wiley, 2003
'coverage of basic design principles illustrated by student examples'
Notes on Graphic Design and Visual Communication
by Gregg Berryman
Publisher: Crisp Publications; Rev. ed. edition, 1990
'essential design information intended to provide a solid, basic "visual vocabulary" for the understanding of graphic design'
Signs and Symbols: Their Design and Meaning (Paperback) by Adrian Frutiger, Andrew Bluhm (Translator)
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications; Reprint edition, 1998
'classic book - about history and evolution of symbols - its meaning and variations''
The Big Book of Design Ideas
by David E. Carter (Editor)
Publisher: HBI, 2000
'new reference source containing numerous inspiring examples of fine graphic design for projects of all kinds. The book contains an assemblage of visual concepts from all over the world.'
When? Past, Present and Future :
A History of Graphic Design
by Philip Meggs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 3 edition, 1998
'an essentail book chronicalling the history of western graphic design'
Graphic Design History
by Steven Heller (Editor), Georgette Ballance (Editor)
Publisher: Allworth Press, 2001
'a selection of forty short essays on key designers, publications, and history of graphic design'
Typology: Type Design from the Victorian Era to the Digital Age (Paperback)
by Steven Heller, Louise Fili
Publisher: Chronicle Books, 1999
' history of type face, cultural and economic aspects and with examples of good design'
by Whom? Design Firms:
MetaDesign: Design from the Word Up
by Fay Sweet
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1999
'Founded by Erik Spiekermann, explains the philosphy and methodology applied with its varied clientele
Design: the World of Minale Tattersfield
by Jeremy Myerson, Edward Booth-Clibborn
Publisher: Booth-Clibborn Editions, 1990
'about the sucessful brand building campany'
by Who? Designers
Paul Rand : A Designer`s Art
by Paul Rand
Publisher: Yale University Press, 2000
'Paul Rand was one of the world's leading graphic designers.Features some of his best works
ABC of Design
by Josef Muller-Brockmann
Publisher: Chronicle Books (May 1, 1996)
'provides introduction to some of the world's most important designers'
Milton Glaser: Graphic Design
by Milton Glaser
Publisher: Overlook Press, 1990
'about his work - on integrating image and text with meanings'
What? Objects: Posters, Books, Maps etc.
On/Off: New Electronic Products
by Mel Byars
Publisher: Universe Books 2001
with What? Type, Visuals and Layout:
Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works, Second Edition
by Erik Spiekermann, E.M Ginger
Publisher: Adobe Press; 2 edition, 2002
'its all about type - how to increase legibility, meaning and aesthetics'
by Rob Carter, Ben Day, Philip Meggs
Publisher: Wiley; 3rd edition, 2002
'about the fundamental concepts of typographical design'
Type and Image: The Language of Graphic Design
by Philip Meggs
Publisher: Wiley; Rep edition, 1992
'about how graphic designers solve problems, organize space and impart meaning'
Thinking With Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students (Design Briefs)
by Ellen Lupton
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004
'shows about typographic skills in three sections on letter, text, and grid' Amazon.com
The Elements of Graphic Design: Space, Unity, Page Architecture, and Type
by Alexander W. White
Publisher: Allworth Press; 1st edition, 2002
'reveals the secrets of successful graphic design from the unique perspective of the page's 'white space"
Grid Systems in Graphic Design (Hardcover)
by Josef Muller-Brockmann
Publisher: Arthur Niggli; Bilingual edition, 1996
'using grid systems in graphic design - provides a crystal-clear framework for graphic problem-solving
Primer of Visual Literacy
by Donis A. Dondis
Publisher: The MIT Press, 1973
'about the basic elements and techniques of visual messages'
Design in India
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