The 10 Best Graphic Design Books

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Megg's History
The Non-Designer's Design Book
Interaction of Color

This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Whether you’re a professional in the field, contemplating starting a business or just a rogue creative, you’ll find the graphic design books on our list both inspiring and instructive. In addition to being visually stimulating, they include everything from essential advice and handy techniques to branding guidance and problem-solving for when you get stuck. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best graphic design book on Amazon.

10. Interaction of Color

9. Megg's History

8. Symbols: A Handbook

7. Grid Systems

6. The Non-Designer's Design Book

5. Super Graphic

4. 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design

3. Show Your Work!

2. Pretty Much Everything

1. Logo Modernism

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on February 25, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.

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