Building a Library of Must-Have Graphic Design Books

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In 2013 I'm building a professional library of must-have reference and inspiration sources for graphic design. This past week I've been researching the bookstore and the internet for must-have books and this is the list I've compiled for myself.

TYPOGRAPHY


Designing with Type: The Essential Guide to Typography
by by James Craig, William Bevington and Irene Korol Scala
Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles, Vol. 1 
by Jan Tholenaar and Cees De Jong

THE BASICS



The Essential Principles of Graphic Design
by Debbie Millman


The Elements of Graphic Design
by Alex W. White

COLOR
The Art of Color
by Johannes Itten


Complete Color Index
by Jim Krause

GRAPHIC DESIGN STYLE


Graphic Style: From Victorian to New Century
by Steven Heller and Seymour Chwast


Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual
by Timothy Samara

THE BUSINESS OF GRAPHIC DESIGN


How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul
by Adrian Shaughnessy

FOR THE LOVE OF GRAPHIC DESIGN


How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer
by Debbie Millman


Look Both Ways
by Debbie Millman

What's in your library?

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