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Recommended Graphic Design Reads for Your Bookshelf
March, 2019

Recommended graphic design reads for your bookshelf

Whether you’re a student of design or a well-seasoned designer settled into your career path, each of these creative gems have a little graphic design inspiration to offer.

Hand-picked by our creative studio team, words of wisdom, design expertise and strategic thinking all abound.


  1. The Advertising Concept Book: Think Now, Design Later by Pete Barry

Pete Barry’s coursebook tells you what you need to know about advertising, from how to write copy and choose a typeface, to how agencies work and the different strategies used for print, TV or cinema and other media, including interactive. It includes handy exercises throughout that help the reader judge their own work and that of others.

The Advertising Concept Book: Think Now, Design Later by Pete Barry


2. The Side Project Report by The Do Lectures

The first in the Do Reports’ series includes interviews, Q & As and inspiring thought leader written pieces. Everything to help you make your side project become your main thing.

The Side Project Report by The Do Lectures


3. Black & White: New Monochrome Graphics by Victionary

Black & White is an all-new edition focusing on monochromatic graphic art. Be it a brand element, an aesthetic statement or a low-cost solution, the 130 showcased print art, brand design, art installations and fashion items in this book manifest the versatility and dramatic appearance of black and white blended with photography, special printing, and sometimes shadows and light.

Black and White: New Monochrome Graphics by Victionary


4. Hand to Type: Scripts, Hand-Lettering and Calligraphy by R. Klanten (Editor), J. Middendorp (Editor), H. Hellige (Editor)

The love of the hand-written look is nothing new. Even the oldest printed books pretended to be something unique and not a machine-made mass product. Hand to Type is a collection of some of the best work by today’s lettering artists in the fields of hand-made and digital script forms.

Hand to Type: Scripts, Hand Lettering and Calligraphy by Jan Middendorp


5. Sunday Sketching by Christoph Niemann

Taking its title from his New York Times column Abstract Sunday, this book covers Niemann’s entire career and showcases brilliant observations of contemporary life through sketches, travel journals and popular newspaper features. The narrative guides readers through Christoph’s creative process, how he built his career, and how he overcomes the internal and external obstacles that creative people face.

Sunday Sketching by Christoph Niemann