15 Best Books on Graphic Design in 2019

There are thousands of great books out there covering every imaginable corner of the design. With so many new graphic design books published all the time, it can be tough to know which ones you need on your bookshelf.

To make your life easier, we have listed down 15 best books on graphic design to read in 2019. Take a look through this list of design books and see if something sparks your imagination.

The Graphic Design Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters

1. The Graphic Design Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters

by Steven Heller & Gail Anderson

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The History of Graphic Design. Vol. 2, 1960–Today

2. The History of Graphic Design. Vol. 2, 1960–Today

by Jens Müller

Our Rating: 5.00/5

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Graphic Design School: The Principles and Practice of Graphic Design

3. Graphic Design School: The Principles and Practice of Graphic Design

by David Dabner

Our Rating: 4.20/5

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4. 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design

by Steven Heller & Veronique Vienne

Our Rating: 4.70/5

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Book of Ideas: 2: a journal of creative direction and graphic design

5. Book of Ideas: 2: a journal of creative direction and graphic design

by Radim Malinic

Our Rating: 4.00/5

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6. Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter

by Phaidon Editors

Our Rating: 4.03/5

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7. Graphic Design Thinking (Design Briefs)

by Ellen Lupton

Our Rating: 4.10/5

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8. Grid systems in graphic design: A visual communication manual for graphic designers, typographers and three dimensional designers

by Josef Müller-Brockmann

Our Rating: 4.60/5

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9. Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design

by Bryony Gomez-Palacio & Armin Vit

Our Rating: 4.19/5

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10. Graphic Design: The New Basics

by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips

Our Rating: 3.97/5

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11. Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 15th Edition

by Artists Guild Graphic

Our Rating: 4.56/5

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12. How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, and (Every Once in a While) Change the World

by Michael Bierut

Our Rating: 4.38/5

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13. Graphic Design School: “A Foundation Course for Graphic Designers Working in Print, Moving Image and Digital Media”

by David Dabner & Sandra Stewart

Our Rating: 4.71/5

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14. The Elements of Graphic Design

by Alex W. White

Our Rating: 3.80/5

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15. Presentation Zen Design A simple visual approach to presenting in today’s world (Graphic Design & Visual Communication Courses)

by Garr Reynolds

Our Rating: 4.18/5

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