The 37 best graphic design books on branding, logos, type and more

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You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but the best graphic design books can help designers at any stage of their career.

We’ve covered graphic design for over ten years and asked our industry-specialist contributors to pitch in to help create the list below. We’ve included both classics and new titles, and have selected informative, insightful, and enjoyable books. For each title, you'll find direct links to retailers near you that have the best price.

Whether you’re a newbie wanting to read the essentials, an experienced pro seeking inspiration and developing critical skills, or just buying a gift for the graphic designer in your life, we’ve got you covered. If you have other interests, check out our guides to the best branding books, the best drawing books, and the best art books, and if you need to upgrade your toolkit, try the best software for graphic design.

The best graphic design books

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Typography books

Logo and branding books

Graphic design: practice, theory and history

Designer monographs

Ideas and inspiration

Mark Wynne

Mark Wynne is an art director and designer with more than 20 years' experience in the publishing industry. He's been responsible for art directing and rebranding several popular magazine titles, including Official PlayStation Magazine and cult videogame title EDGE, and he was also Art Editor for Computer Arts magazine. Mark is one of Creative Bloq's go-to experts for all things related to design and branding.

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