It’s critical to keep up with the latest apps, technology, and trends in the fast-changing world of visual communication, but it’s also critical to have a good understanding of design as a subject of study with a long history of lessons to learn. With that in mind, here are a few must-have books for any designer. The books are significant, educational, and reasonably priced.
Long before people were creating color palettes from beloved films or matching food to their Pantone colors , Emily Noyes Vanderpoel was revolutionizing color theory. The Victorian collector, artist, and scholar published Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color in 1901 as a breakthrough manual for examining color .
Through essays, interviews, artwork, typeface and beyond, lesser heard voices at various stages of their careers are given a platform to share insights from the inside. Along with information on hiring processes, power structures, mentoring, workplace discrimination and more, Extra Bold aims to make the world of design a little more accessible.
Vault Editions’ pictorial archive includes more than 540 engraved and printed European and British emblems, symbols, and coats of arms dating from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. You can expect to find many detailed images, including snakes, skulls, eagles, devils, memento mori, dragons, serpents, hourglasses, anchors, globes, hammers, hands, lions, crosses, banners, borders, ornaments, insignias, and more.
Alexander Girard, one of Herman Miller’s famous designers in the 1950s and 1960s, added creative textiles to Eames’ and Nelson’s furniture. He produced some of the most vibrant and vibrant fabrics available anywhere as the head of Herman Miller’s Textile Division since its inception in 1952. He also created the Girard Group, a 25-piece modern furniture collection, and the Environmental Enrichment Panels, a 40-piece series for Action Office 2.
The psychology of design is an essential ingredient in connecting people to place. More than simply decorating the side of a building, architectural graphic design is critical to establishing the purpose of a space, the visitor’s place within it, and helping to shape the overall experience.