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Graphic Design Bookshelf

Graphic Design Bookshelf

Information design pioneer Edward Tufte sums up the ever-increasing relevance of graphic design to our times with his observation that “clutter is a failure of design, not an attribute of information.” In the golden age of paraphernalia, it falls to the graphic designer to clarify the clutter, and the ability to compose visual and linguistic data so that it grabs both eye and mind determines the success of just about every merchandized product, from a flyer in the mailbox to the web. Historically, graphic design has also defined the look of entire avant-garde art movements and even whole eras, through album art and movie posters. Below is a selection of our finest monographs and surveys on graphic design, from modernist Italian travel posters to web design.

Recommended Reading: A Book List on Graphic Design

                                                                    
ABC of De Designpolitie
ABC of De Designpolitie
VALIZ

Hardback, 6 x 8.5 in. / 480 pgs / 800 color / 50 bw. | 11/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9789078088219 | $45.00


Alex Wollner: Brasil Design Visual
Alex Wollner: Brasil Design Visual
WASMUTH

Hbk, 10.5 x 10.25 in. / 324 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 5/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783803032140 | $75.00


American Illustration 32
American Illustration 32
AMILUS INC.

Hbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 384 pgs / 369 color. | 1/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781886212398 | $75.00


And/Or: On Contradiction in the Work of Jan van Toorn Extended
And/Or: On Contradiction in the Work of Jan van Toorn Extended
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 7 x 9 in. / 88 pgs / 85 color. | 9/30/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9789462081116 | $29.95


Art of the Japanese Postcard
Art of the Japanese Postcard
MFA PUBLICATIONS

Hbk, 8.5 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 350 color / 20 bw. | 4/2/2004 | In stock
ISBN 9780878466689 | $45.00


Artemio Rodriguez: American Dream
Artemio Rodriguez: American Dream
RM

Hbk, 8.75 x 10.25 in. / 160 pgs / 211 bw. | 3/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788415118411 | $29.95


Beauty Is in the Street
Beauty Is in the Street
FOUR CORNERS BOOKS

Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 272 pgs / 200 color / 100 bw. | 8/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780956192837 | $40.00


Brandon Graham: Walrus
Brandon Graham: Walrus
PICTUREBOX

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 112 pgs / 32 color / 80 duotone. | 7/31/2013 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780985159597 | $19.95


Brian Roettinger: Reproductions
Brian Roettinger: Reproductions
THE THING QUARTERLY

Boxed, Flexi, 6.5 x 9 in. / 412 pgs / 32 color / 384 bw. | 2/24/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9780984915057 | $60.00


Bruno Munari: Il Disegno, Il Design
Bruno Munari: Il Disegno, Il Design
EDIZIONI CORRAINI

Pbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 248 pgs / 514 color. | 3/1/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9788875701604 | $65.00


Buddy Esquire: King of the Hip Hop Flyer
Buddy Esquire: King of the Hip Hop Flyer
SINECURE BOOKS

Hbk, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 320 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 12/29/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781938265068 | $50.00


Day Dreams, Night Thoughts: Fantasy and Surrealism in the Graphic Arts and Photography
Day Dreams, Night Thoughts: Fantasy and Surrealism in the Graphic Arts and Photography
LA FáBRICA/FUNDACIóN JUAN MARCH

Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 332 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 5/31/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788415691495 | $60.00


Design for People
Design for People
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Flexi, 6.75 x 9 in. / 256 pgs / 1,000 color. | 10/27/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781938922855 | $40.00


Disco
Disco
SOUL JAZZ BOOKS

Hbk, 12 x 12 in. / 360 pgs / 600 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780957260023 | $49.95


Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California and Graphic Design, 1936-1986
Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California and Graphic Design, 1936-1986
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Hbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 432 pgs / 275 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781938922619 | $55.00


Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art
Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art
DAMIANI

Pbk, 9.5 x 10.25 in. / 208 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 2/29/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9788862082044 | $39.95


Enjoy the Experience
Enjoy the Experience
SINECURE BOOKS

Hbk, 8.75 x 11 in. / 512 pgs / 1,241 color / 29 bw. | 6/30/2013 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781938265044 | $65.00


Ezra Petronio and Suzanne Koller: Selected Works, Subjective Inventory
Ezra Petronio and Suzanne Koller: Selected Works, Subjective Inventory
JRP|RINGIER

Clothbound, 6.75 x 9 in. / 244 pgs / 717 color. | 8/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783905829549 | $89.00


For the Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis: Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey Powell
For the Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis: Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey Powell
PICTUREBOX

Hardback, 9.25 x 12.25 in. / 224 pgs / 450 color. | 12/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780981562216 | $45.00


Ghanavision
Ghanavision
BONGOUT

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 68 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 8/31/2009 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783940907059 | $25.00


Graphic Design: Now In Production
Graphic Design: Now In Production
WALKER ART CENTER

Pbk, 9 x 12 in. / 240 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 11/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780935640984 | $40.00


Graphis Annual: The Essential 1952-1986
Graphis Annual: The Essential 1952-1986
IDPURE EDITIONS

Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 240 pgs / 200 color / 200 bw. | 3/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9782839905992 | $65.00


Holland on Paper
Holland on Paper
MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

Hbk, 9.5 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / 120 color. | 7/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780878467990 | $50.00


How Posters Work
How Posters Work
COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

Hbk, 9.5 x 9 in. / 208 pgs / 300 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9780910503822 | $29.95


How to Break the Rules of Brand Design in 10+8 Easy Exercises
How to Break the Rules of Brand Design in 10+8 Easy Exercises
EDIZIONI CORRAINI

Pbk, 4.5 x 6.5 in. / 88 pgs / 33 bw. | 3/1/2009 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788875701642 | $15.00


Hugo Puttaert: Think in Colour
Hugo Puttaert: Think in Colour
MER. PAPER KUNSTHALLE

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 369 pgs / 300 color / 100 bw. | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9789491775185 | $60.00


In the Good Name of the Company: Artworks and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Printing Company
In the Good Name of the Company: Artworks and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Printing Company
PICTUREBOX/FORYOURART

Pbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 324 pgs / 300 color. | 11/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781939799036 | $34.95


Jurriaan Schrofer 1926-1990
Jurriaan Schrofer 1926-1990
VALIZ

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 424 pgs / 1100 color / 50 bw. | 3/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9789078088707 | $50.00


Jurriaan Schrofer 1926-1990
Jurriaan Schrofer 1926-1990
VALIZ

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 424 pgs / 1100 color / 50 bw. | 3/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9789078088707 | $50.00


Lance Wyman: México
Lance Wyman: México
RM/MUAC

Flexi, 11 x 11 in. / 264 pgs / 275 color. | 4/28/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9786078295203 | $40.00


Left Wing Political Graphics
Left Wing Political Graphics
LA MARCA EDITORA

Paperback, 6 x 6 in. / 240 pgs / 500 color. | 3/1/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9789508891501 | $25.00


Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures
Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Hbk, 10.25 x 13.75 in. / 272 pgs / 800 color. | 9/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781938922220 | $75.00


Match Day: Official Football Programmes
Match Day: Official Football Programmes
FUEL PUBLISHING

Paperback, 8.75 x 12.75 in. / 208 pgs / 360 color. | 10/15/2006 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780955006142 | $55.00


Mexico Illustrated 1920–1950
Mexico Illustrated 1920–1950
RM/CONACULTA

Clth, 9.5 x 12.75 in. / 336 pgs / 405 color. | 8/25/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788415118961 | $75.00


Mike Mills: Graphics Films
Mike Mills: Graphics Films
DAMIANI

Hbk, 9.75 x 12.75 in. / 176 pgs / 100 color. | 2/1/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9788862080750 | $49.95


Mira Cuba: The Cuban Poster Art from 1959
Mira Cuba: The Cuban Poster Art from 1959
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 256 pgs / 200 color. | 6/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788836626991 | $40.00


Otto Neurath: The Language of the Global Polis
Otto Neurath: The Language of the Global Polis
NAI/D.A.P. DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 89 color. | 5/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9789056627980 | $35.00


Own Label
Own Label
FUEL PUBLISHING

Pbk, 7.25 x 8.75 in. / 208 pgs / 300 color / 107 bw. | 12/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780956356284 | $32.95


Paul Rand: Modernist Designer
Paul Rand: Modernist Designer
THE CENTER FOR ART, DESIGN AND VISUAL CULTURE

Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 334 pgs / 200 color. | 11/2/2003 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781890761035 | $45.00


Peter Saville: Estate 1-127
Peter Saville: Estate 1-127
JRP|RINGIER

Paperback, 8 x 10.5 in. / 272 pgs./ 240 color | 10/1/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9783905701661 | $50.00


Posada: A Century of Skeletons
Posada: A Century of Skeletons
RM/BBVA

Clth, 9 x 12 in. / 376 pgs / 968 color. | 3/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788415118664 | $65.00


Posters: Advertising and Italian Fashion, 1890-1950
Posters: Advertising and Italian Fashion, 1890-1950
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Clth, 9.5 x 11 in. / 238 pgs / 280 color. | 10/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788836623433 | $65.00


Posters: Eat & Drink in Italian Advertising
Posters: Eat & Drink in Italian Advertising
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 250 color. | 10/27/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788836630561 | $65.00


Posters: The Sea Voyage
Posters: The Sea Voyage
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Clth, 9.5 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 280 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788836627981 | $65.00


Posters: Travelling Around Italy Through Advertising
Posters: Travelling Around Italy Through Advertising
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Clth, 10 x 12 in. / 288 pgs / 250 color. | 10/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788836619221 | $75.00


Propaganda! Russian and Norwegian Posters 1920-1939
Propaganda! Russian and Norwegian Posters 1920-1939
FORLAGET PRESS

Pbk, 8.25 x 11.5 in. / 224 pgs / 110 color / 40 bw. | 2/28/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788275476447 | $55.00


Punk 45
Punk 45
SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PUBLISHING

Flexi, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 400 pgs / 800 color. | 10/31/2013 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780957260009 | $39.95


Reading Andy Warhol
Reading Andy Warhol
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 304 pgs / 300 color. | 2/28/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783775737074 | $60.00


Reasons To Be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles
Reasons To Be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles
ADELITA

Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 550 color / 70 bw. | 2/28/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780955201745 | $49.95


Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume One
Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume One
SOUNDSCREEN DESIGN

Hbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 312 pgs / 566 color. | 3/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780984302802 | $59.99


Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume III
Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume III
FUEL PUBLISHING

Hbk, 5 x 8 in. / 400 pgs / 350 bw. | 11/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9780955006197 | $32.95


Signals from Unknown: Czech Comics 1922-2012
Signals from Unknown: Czech Comics 1922-2012
ARBOR VITAE

Flexi, 9.75 x 12 in. / 350 pgs / 280 color. | 9/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788074670138 | $70.00


Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Film Pitch Book
Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Film Pitch Book
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pbk, 2.75 x 4 in. / 244 pgs / 60 color / 40 bw. | 4/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9780884541257 | $20.00


Studio One Records
Studio One Records
SOUL JAZZ BOOKS

Hbk, 12.25 x 12.25 in. / 216 pgs / 200 color. | 11/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780955481772 | $49.95


Takaaki Matsumoto: Design
Takaaki Matsumoto: Design
ACADIA SUMMER ARTS PROGRAM

Clth, 7 x 9.25 in. / 184 pgs / 100 color. | 6/30/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9780979764233 | $30.00


Tattoo
Tattoo
MUSéE DU QUAI BRANLY/ACTES SUD

Hbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 304 pgs / 220 color. | 8/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9782330032463 | $60.00


The Bauhaus at the Newsstand
The Bauhaus at the Newsstand
KERBER

Pbk, 9.75 x 13.5 in. / 160 pgs / 163 color / 90 bw. | 1/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783866782822 | $46.50


The Book Design of Josef Capek: Seeing The Book
The Book Design of Josef Capek: Seeing The Book
KANT

Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 328 pgs / 790 color. | 8/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9788074370144 | $80.00


The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech
The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech
FOUR CORNERS BOOKS/V&A PUBLISHING

Hbk, 8.75 x 12.25 in. / 192 pgs / 124 color / 10 bw. | 7/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781909829015 | $50.00


The Sick Rose
The Sick Rose
D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 250 color. | 5/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781938922404 | $35.00


The Situationist Times
The Situationist Times
BOO-HOORAY

Slip, Pbk, 7 vols 8.75 x 11.75 / 734 pgs / 206 color / 506 bw / Ed of 1,000 | 6/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781938265099 | $180.00


The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941
The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941
STEIDL

Hbk, 10.5 x 11.25 in. / 636 pages. | 1/26/2016 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783958290310 | $150.00


The Work of 75B
The Work of 75B
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Hbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 240 pgs / 2,000 color. | 9/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9789462080409 | $60.00


Thonik: I Am Your Type
Thonik: I Am Your Type
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 250 color. | 12/29/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9789056627447 | $50.00


Toulouse-Lautrec in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art
Toulouse-Lautrec in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 160 pgs / 185 color. | 7/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780870709135 | $45.00


Type Compass
Type Compass
SHS PUBLISHING

Hbk, 4.5 x 6.5 in. / 280 pgs / 188 duotone. | 8/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788890759499 | $32.00


Typemotion
Typemotion
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 7.5 x 9.75 in. / 300 pgs / 900 color. | 12/29/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783775737838 | $70.00


Walter Nikkels: Typography
Walter Nikkels: Typography
VALIZ

Hbk, 8 x 10.75 in. / 528 pgs / 1,125 color / 30 bw. | 8/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9789078088547 | $60.00


Wired Up!
Wired Up!
WIRED UP MEDIA

Hbk, 8.75 x 8.75 in. / 384 pgs / 344 color / 50 bw. | 4/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9780615488769 | $39.95






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