10 Must-Read Books on Graphic Design

10 Must-Read Books on Graphic Design

Whether you want to learn a design theory, design principles, or other creative skills to elevate your career with a rich skillset. 

Nowadays there are lots of tutorials available on the internet that teaches these things, learning from conventional methods such as a reading book is more effective as it doesn’t distract you with notifications and messages. 

Here, we are listing 10 great books that you can read to enhance your skillset. 

1. Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton

2. Now You See It and Other Essays on Design by Michael Bierut 

3. How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul by Adrian Shaughnessy 

4. Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming by Ellen Lupton 

5. Show Your Work: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon 

6. How to by Michael Bierut 

7. Work for Money, Design for Love by David Airey 

8. Graphic Design Rules: 365 Essential Dos and Don’ts by Peter Dawson, John Foster, and Sean Adams 

9. Interaction of Color by Josef Albers 

10. Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team by Alina Wheeler 


There are so many amazing graphic design books on the market, but starting with a few written by industry leaders and experts, is a good idea. The books above will definitely provide you the knowledge and inspire you to become a better designer. 

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