Books For Designers No.11

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Books for Designers No.11 – Recommended by Donald Soutar

Detail in Typography by Jost Hochuli
Logo Modernism by Jens Müller
Typography by Emil Ruder
Josef Müller-Brockmann by Kerry W Purcell

Each week a designer or studio recommends four #booksfordesigners. These are an affordable mix of reference, design theory and practical guides that cover graphic design and related disciplines. Today’s collection was chosen by Donald Soutar, a designer at Edinburgh-based studio Touch. He joined the team soon after graduating from ECA and, over the last ten years, has developed an in-depth understanding of branding, a keen eye for consistency and detail in typography and language.

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Books For Designers No.10

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Books for Designers No.10 – Recommended by Robert Holmkvist

Visual Language by Karl Gerstner
Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Müller-Brockmann
A Designer’s Art by Paul Rand
The New Typography by Jan Tschischold

Each week a designer or studio recommends four #booksfordesigners. These are an affordable mix of reference, design theory and practical guides that cover graphic design and related disciplines. Today’s collection, the final one of the series, was kindly chosen by Essen International’s Design Director Robert Holmkvist.

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Books For Designers No.9

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Books for Designers No.9 – Recommended by Loose Collective

The Medium Is The Massage by Marshall McLuhan
The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
8vo: On The Outside by Mark Holt
Visible Signs by David Crow

Each week a designer or studio recommends four #booksfordesigners. These are an affordable mix of reference, design theory and practical guides that cover graphic design and related disciplines. Today’s collection was kindly chosen by Manchester based independent creative studio Loose Collective.

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Books For Designers No.8

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Books for Designers No.8 – Recommended by Karoshi

The Vignelli Canon (Free PDF)
TD 63–73 Total Design and its Pioneering Role in Graphic Design
Josef Muller-Brockmann Pioneer of Swiss Graphic Design
How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul

Each week a designer or studio recommends four #booksfordesigners. These are an affordable mix of reference, design theory and practical guides that cover graphic design and related disciplines. Today’s collection was kindly chosen by the designers at London based multi-disciplinary design consultancy Karoshi.

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Books For Designers No.7

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Books for Designers No.7 – Recommended by Oliver Brown

How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul by Adrian Shaughnessy
Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works by Erik Spiekermann
Design for the Real World by Victor Papanek
Type Only by Tony Brook, Claudia Klat, Mark Sinclair and Adrian Shaughnessy

Each week a designer or studio recommends four #booksfordesigners. These are an affordable mix of reference, design theory and practical guides that cover graphic design and related disciplines. Today’s collection was chosen by Oliver Brown. Oliver is a brand identity, website and graphic designer working with clients from his office in the city of Sheffield.

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Books For Designers No.6

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Books for Designers No.6 – Recommended by Mike Sullivan

Wilhelm Deffke: Pioneer of the Modern Logo
The Graphic Work of Philippe Apeloig
100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design
30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblatter:
TM RSI SGM 1960 – 90

Each week a designer or studio recommends four #booksfordesigners. These are an affordable mix of reference, design theory and practical guides that cover graphic design and related disciplines. Today’s collection was chosen by Mike Sullivan. Mike runs Mister, a studio that delivers design and branding services to cultural and commercial clients, in print, online and across touch based and mobile applications.

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Books For Designers No.5

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Books for Designers No.5 – Recommended by Joseph Bramall

Design for the Real World by Victor Papanek
Design as Art by Bruno Munari
Designing for the Digital Age by Kim Goodwin
Design as a Second Language by Bob Gill

Each week a designer or studio recommends four #booksfordesigners. These are an affordable mix of reference, design theory and practical guides that cover graphic design and related disciplines. Today’s collection was chosen by Joseph Bramall. Joseph is a director at Well Made Studio with a passion for user experience design, human computer interaction and visual design.

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Books For Designers No.4

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Books for Designers No.4 – Recommended by Brent Counchman

Studio Culture by Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy
Saul Bass – A Life in Film & Design
Design Form & Chaos by Paul Rand
ZAG / The Brand Gap by Marty Neumeier

Each week a designer or studio recommends four #booksfordesigners. These are an affordable mix of reference, design theory and practical guides that cover graphic design and related disciplines. Today’s collection was chosen by Brent Counchman. Brent runs San Francisco-based Moniker, a design and branding studio that has worked with non-profit Up Global, sports brand Adidas and furniture manufacturer Herman Miller.

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