Top 10 Best Books to Read in Graphic Design - August 2021



Books in the graphic designing non-fiction genre belong to making visual art by using certain elements to convey a message. This genre consists of the knowledge of using modern techniques for design making. These books include step-by-step guides for design creation using typography, animations, playful illustrations, and other latest techniques. In addition, this genre covers branding, typeface design, environmental design, infographics, postcard flyers, multimedia advertisements, etc. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Graphic Design.

1. You Fucking Got This : Motivational Swear Words Coloring Book: Swear Word Colouring Books for Adults: Swearing Colouring Book Pages for Stress Relief ... Funny Journals and Adult Coloring Books)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Graphic Design - August 2021

Relax Your Mind With This Beautiful Sweary Adult Coloring Book . Be Honest, You’ve had a Shitty Day. Work? Neighbors? Pets? Kids? They all love to stress you out. Don’t bottle it up, color what you want to say! With 30 designs , we’ve got any curse, swear, or put down you can imagine, ready to fucking color! Express how you really feel about your boss, bad grades, your neighbor or the DMV. Color your way to less stress! Color to your fucking hearts content! Sit down, relax and color the heck out of this book! Stress Relieving Designs Sweary Words Single-sided Pages Suitable for All Skill Levels Makes A Great Gift

  • Author: Bridget Coloring Press
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 6, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 979-8717920988
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.15 x 11 inches

                 

2. Chanel: Collections and Creations


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Graphic Design - August 2021

Chanel's combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. Here the House of Chanel opens its private archives, revealing a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from the 1920s onwards, and now reinterpreted to become the motifs for brand new garments, accessories and beauty products. Inspired by the House's signature fragrance, the legendary ‘Chanel No 5’, the book explores five central themes – the suit, the camellia, jewelry, fragrances and make-up, and the little black dress – and follows the threads from past to present to show how these key items have been rediscovered and reinvented by fashion designers working in the footsteps of their illustrious predecessors. This visual journey is enhanced by previously unpublished archive photographs and original drawings by Karl Lagerfeld, as well as glorious images from some of the greatest names in fashion photography. Dazzling clothes, intricate accessories, beautiful models and timeless design leave no doubt as to the lasting fame of the brand and embody everything that has come to symbolize the magic of Chanel. llustrations: 159

  • Author: Daniele Bott
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1st Edition (January 1, 2007)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-0500513606
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 1 x 11.3 inches

                 

3. The Ultimate Guide to Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering for Beginners: Learn to Letter: A Hand Lettering Workbook with Tips, Techniques, Practice Pages, and Projects


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Graphic Design - August 2021

GIFT IDEAS | CRAFTS & HOBBIES | CALLIGRAPHY Hello there crafty friends of mine! I’m Kristin - mama to the most incredible little human around, graphic designer, hand letterer, and creator of June & Lucy. I love the 4 C’s in my life: cats, coffee, couches, and cooking, and as you can tell from my Instagram captions, I think I am much funnier than I probably am. My goal with this book is to help you avoid the countless months of research, trial and error, and mistakes that I made along the way, by giving you a straight forward, easy to understand explanation of the process behind hand lettering so that you can start your lettering journey with a strong foundation. I can’t wait to see what you beautiful people create! Product Details: Premium matte-finish cover design High quality 60lb (90gsm) paper stock Large format 8.5" x 11.0" (21.5cm x 28cm) pages

  • Author: June & Lucy
  • Publisher: June & Lucy (August 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1646081493
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches

                 

4. Katie Daisy 2021 - 2022 On-the-Go Weekly Planner: 17-Month Calendar with Pocket (Aug 2021 - Dec 2022, 5" x 7" closed): Wild Beauty


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Graphic Design - August 2021

Celebrate your daily adventures with the whimsical and uplifting artwork of Katie Daisy as your companion. Each month of this colorful planner begins with a captivating two-page color spread of illustrations in Katie's signature watercolor style. 5" x 7" weekly planner (10" x 7" open). 17-month calendar — August 2021 through December 2022 — excellent for school and academic planning. From the creator of the New York Times best-selling book How to Be a Wildflower: A Field Guide . Thoughtfully-crafted wildflowers, butterflies, birds, and nature textures guide you through the weeks. Great for students, teachers, parents, and anyone seeking creative inspiration. Compact planner is perfect for your bag or backpack. Be organized and inspired throughout the year. Monthly 2-page-spread views facilitate big-picture planning. Weekly spreads with ample writing space. Extra lined pages to record notes and reminders. Elastic band closure. Inside pocket for storing receipts and mementos. White Wire-O binding offers lie-flat ease and convenience. Includes US and Canadian legal holidays, phases of the moon, and important observances of the world's major religions. Printed on paper sourced from a combination of recycled materials and wood harvested from socially and environmentally sustainable forests. WE PLANT TREES — Amber Lotus Publishing, an independent carbon-negative US company, has planted MORE THAN ONE MILLION trees since 2008 to offset our carbon footprint and resource usage.

  • Author: Katie Daisy
  • Publisher: Amber Lotus Publishing; First edition (May 21, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1631368318
  • Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 7 inches

                 

5. 100 Flowers: An Adult Coloring Book with Bouquets, Wreaths, Swirls, Patterns, Decorations, Inspirational Designs, and Much More!


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Graphic Design - August 2021

2021 Gift Ideas | 100 Unique Images Enjoy beautiful flowers and simple designs with this relaxing coloring book from bestselling publishing brand, Jade Summer. Our 100 Flowers coloring book is a wonderful way to show your love of flowers while your stress fades away. Each design features simple elements which allow you to effortlessly fill pages with any of your favorite colors. We have included many popular types of flowers and arrangements, so you will always have plenty to color! You get to color a variety of fun flowers, including roses, daisies, tulips, orchids, sunflowers, violets, and many more. We also included mandala-style flower designs and various other objects which make the flowers into decorations. You can color each flower design with realistic colors or let your imagination run wild and use whichever colors you choose! Why You Will Love this Book Relaxing Coloring Pages. Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Beautiful Illustrations. We’ve included 100 unique images for you to express your creativity and make masterpieces. Which colors will you choose for this book? Single-sided Pages. Every image is placed on its own black-backed page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books. Great for All Skill Levels. You can color every page however you want and there is no wrong way to color (even if you are a beginner). About Jade Summer 100+ Coloring Books. Explore the entire Jade Summer collection and find an amazing book for your next coloring adventure. As a Jade Summer fan, you have access to books in a variety of popular themes, including animals, mandalas, fantasy, inspirational, and many more! 6,500+ 5-star Amazon Reviews. Jade Summer is one of the premier coloring book brands and a frequent bestseller on Amazon. When you buy a Jade Summer coloring book, you know it's a product you'll love. Fun Online Community. Our fun, friendly, and supportive community on social media is an entertaining way to view completed pages from other Jade Summer fans, meet other colorists, and share your masterpieces with the world. Buy Now & Relax... Scroll to the top of this page and click the Add to Cart button. Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too! Coloring books make wonderful gifts. Which gifts will you need soon? Buy now and have your gifts ready in advance. Coloring books are great for any holiday or special occasion. Christmas Gifts, Stocking Stuffers Easter Baskets, Gift Bags Family Vacations & Travel Birthday & Anniversary Presents Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day Build your Jade Summer collection. Shop for our coloring books on Amazon. Simply use the Jade Summer link near the top of this page.

  • Author: Jade Summer
  • Publisher: Independently published (January 16, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1661264109
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.47 x 11 inches

                 



6. Amazing Patterns: Adult Coloring Book, Stress Relieving Mandala Style Patterns


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Graphic Design - August 2021

For more information on this book, visit our author profile on Amazon. Relaxing adult coloring book with hand-drawn mandala style patterns. Fantastic and relaxing patterns will allow you to break away from the chaos of everyday life and plunge into the land of peace and relaxation. Originality. All drawings are hand drawn. Individual patterns are always created with passion. This guarantees the uniqueness and originality of the performance. Quality 50 different models, finished with attention to every detail, guarantee high-quality workmanship. Diversity Every project is different. Which guarantees fantastic and creative play with colors. Single-sided pages Each image is placed on its own page. Relax Coloring amazing patterns is a great way to get away from any problems and enter the world of colors. Creativity Creating the world with your own colors creates a sense of independence and fosters creativity, improves self-esteem and builds confidence. A great gift This coloring book is a great gift for anyone who needs a moment of peace and relaxation. Specifications: Premium Soft Cover Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches 50 individual projects.

  • Author: Coloring Book Kim
  • Publisher: Independently published (September 4, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN: 979-8682830084
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches

                 

7. Lettering and Modern Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide: Learn Hand Lettering and Brush Lettering


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Graphic Design - August 2021

Learn to letter! Learn to letter and create beautiful designs with this beginner's guide and workbook! Every page is filled with tips, tricks encouragement and practice space to kickstart your lettering journey! Learn 5 different alphabet styles, upper and lower case letters, practice connections and dive into design and composition with this beautiful lettering book. At the end of this book, there are also 15 beautiful lettering projects to help you bring together your knowledge and skill and help you begin to create beautiful works of art! You can do this!! Let us teach you how to upgrade your handwriting and learn this amazing and fun form of art The Book Contains: Learn five different alphabet styles Upper and lower case letters Detailed instructions 15 beautiful lettering projects

  • Author: Paper Peony Press
  • Publisher: Paper Peony Press (October 27, 2017)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1948209007
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.26 x 10 inches

                 

8. Where the Wild Things Are


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Graphic Design - August 2021

Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. A must for every child's bookshelf. This iconic story has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. When Max dresses in his wolf suit and causes havoc in the house, his mother sends him to bed. From there, Max sets sail to an island inhabited by the Wild Things, who name him king and share a wild rumpus with him. But then from far away across the world, Max smells good things to eat... Let the wild rumpus continue as this classic comes to life like never before with new reproductions of Maurice Sendak's artwork. Astonishing state-of-the-art technology faithfully captures the color and detail of the original illustrations. Sendak himself enthusiastically endorsed this impressive new interpretation of his art.  Mary Pols of  Time  magazine wrote that "what makes Sendak's book so compelling is its grounding effect: Max has a tantrum and in a flight of fancy visits his wild side, but he is pulled back by a belief in parental love to a supper 'still hot." Generations have shared this beautiful picture book, and children of all ages will want to return to it again and again. New York Public Library's #4 book on the list of "Top Check Outs of All Time" One of the National Education Association's "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children" The top picture book in  School Library Journal's  survey of its readers  Maurice Sendak was also the creator of such classics as  In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There ,  Higglety Pigglety Pop!,  and  Nutshell Library .

  • Author: Maurice Sendak
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (January 1, 1984)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • Dimensions: 10.06 x 0.25 x 9 inches

                 

9. 125 Mandalas: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring 125 of the World’s Most Beautiful Mandalas for Stress Relief and Relaxation (Mandala Coloring Books)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Graphic Design - August 2021

International Best Seller: Discover the Ultimate Collection of the World’s Greatest Mandalas in this Amazing Coloring Book Are you a massive fan of coloring mandalas? Do you want to sample from a collection of the most beautiful mandalas that the world has to offer? Then this is the book for you! Specially crafted by Best-Selling brand of 100+ illustrated masterpieces, Coloring Book Cafe, this incredible book gathers the most elegant and popular mandalas from their entire collection, offering a jaw-dropping range of 125 magnificent mandalas from around the globe. Combining classic spiritual designs with mandalas which reflect the creativity of countless different cultures, inside you’ll find an amazing selection of mandalas to rouse your imagination and help you color your next masterpiece. Inside this collection, you’ll discover: Stained Glass Mandalas: a gorgeous selection of patterns with a classic stained-glass theme Ethnic Mandalas: beautiful cultural designs including Aztec, Native American, African, Celtic, Inuit, Polynesian and more Classic Mandalas: specially crafted to help you practice relaxation and experience mindfulness Gemstone Mandalas: which combine relaxing patterns with vibrant emeralds, rubies, topaz, opal, and diamonds And Greek Mandalas: exquisite mandalas reflecting the artistic taste of classical Greek pottery and architecture Coloring is a scientifically-proven way of promoting feelings of calmness and tranquility. Whether you want to unwind from the day’s stress, hone your artistic talent, or feel the benefits of meditative mindfulness, this coloring book is for you! Book details: 125 hand-drawn images exclusively designed to stimulate your artistic ambition Separately printed sheets to prevent bleed-through and allow you to easily remove and frame your favorites! Suitable for markers, gel pens, colored pencils, fine-liners, and watercolors An assortment of simple and intricate designs to accommodate every skill level And hours upon hours of coloring enjoyment and meditative relaxation So if you need the perfect way of relieving stress, or if you’re hunting for an ideal gift for a coloring fan in your life, then you’ve come to the right place. Scroll up and buy now to bring these mandalas to life!

  • Author: Coloring Book Cafe
  • Publisher: Independently published (August 19, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 979-8677013171
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.58 x 11 inches

                 

10. How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Graphic Design - August 2021

How to Draw Cool Stuff shows simple step-by-step illustrations that make it easy for anyone to draw cool stuff with precision and confidence. These pages will guide you through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings. With the step-by-step guidelines provided, anything can become easy to draw. This book contains a series of fun, hands-on exercises that will help you see line, shape, space and other elements in everyday objects and turn them into detailed works of art in just a few simple steps. The exercises in this book will help train your brain so you can visualize ordinary objects in a different manner, allowing you to see through the eyes of an artist. From photorealistic faces to holiday themes and tattoo drawings, How to Draw Cool Stuff makes drawing easier than you would think and more fun than you ever imagined! Now is the time to learn how to draw the subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing. How to Draw Cool Stuff is suitable for artists of any age benefiting everyone from teachers and students to self-learners and hobbyists. How to Draw Cool Stuff will help you realize your artistic potential and expose you to the pure joy of drawing!

  • Author: Catherine V Holmes
  • Publisher: Library Tales Publishing, Incorporated; Illustrated edition (March 17, 2014)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-0615991429
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.57 x 10 inches