Here’s our recommendations for some of the best books you can buy as a creative in 2015 (including new and old releases), which are you going to add to your Library today?
‘A guidebook from the profession for the profession.’
This book is suitable for those who work with automated text and image design. It shows examples of working correctly on a conceptual level. Exact directions for using all of the grid systems presented (8 to 32 grid fields) are given to the user. These can be used for the most varied of projects. The three-dimensional grid is treated as well.
‘Documenting the work of the best designers in the field, the book will be an invaluable source of reference and inspiration for surface designers.’
The latest book based on the popular Print & Pattern website, Print & Pattern: Geometric celebrates beautiful surface designs, patterns and motifs made from geometr ic shapes such as circles, triangles, hexagons, etc. The patterns included reflect current trends for tribal, Aztec and Native American designs, along with Scandinavian influences and more mathematical and scientific looks.
A revised new edition of the bestselling toolkit for creating, building, and maintaining a strong brand From research and analysis through brand strategy, design development through application design, and identity standards through launch and governance, Designing Brand Identity, Fourth Edition offers brand managers, marketers, and designers a proven, universal five–phase process for creating and implementing effective brand identity.
This follow-up to Jason Brooks’s highly successful Paris Sketchbook is a stunning gift book that brings the big smoke to life through beautiful imagery. From the West End to the Square Mile and from Liberty to hipster hang-outs, Brooks explores modern-day London through his unique visual repertoire that unites high fashion, fine art and traveller’s sketches made on the fly.
Containing essential advice and guidance, this book uses step-by-step sketches and instructions throughout to reveal the techniques and skills required to illustrate children’s books. It explains how to tackle fantasy, fairy tales, realism and nature drawings using a variety of media and advises on the different aspects needed when working for differing age groups.
The Creative Therapy Colouring Book by Hannah Davies (Author, Illustrator), Richard Merritt (Author, Illustrator), Jo Taylor (Author, Illustrator)
Unleash your creative spirit with this sophisticated anti-stress colouring, doodling and drawing book. The flowing lines, sweeping swirls and highly-detailed patterns on every illustration have been created so that anyone and everyone can enjoy making something beautiful and calming.
Appealing to all ages this gorgeous & inspiring colouring book reaches deeper and further than ever before. Beautifully detailed illustrations and motivational words encourage us to listen to the voice within ourselves and take your colouring journey into a new and thoughtful dimension.
Wes Anderson’s eighth feature film, a meticulously crafted, visually resplendent matryoshka-doll caper set primarily in an alternate-history version of 1930s Europe, The Grand Budapest Hotel is, perhaps, the fullest expression to date of Anderson’s varied thematic and stylistic idiosyncrasies, influences, and obsessions.
Logotype is the definitive modern collection of logotypes, monograms and other text-based corporate marks. Featuring more than 1,300 international typographic identities, by around 250 design studios, this is an indispensable handbook for every design studio, providing a valuable resource to draw on in branding and corporate identity projects.
Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content, including the latest information on style sheets for print and the web, the use of ornaments and captions, lining and non-lining numerals, the use of small caps and enlarged capitals, as well as information on captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces, and hand lettering.
A sourcebook of visual ideas and strategies for visual communication An AZ of Ideas explains the key ideas, sources of inspiration and visual techniques that have been used throughout design history.
A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Penguin book jacket. From classics to crime, here are over seventy years of quintessentially British design in one box.
Creative Lettering and Beyond: Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art by Gabri Joy Kirkendall (Author), Laura Lavender (Author), Julie Manwaring (Author), Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn (Author)
Creative Lettering & Beyond combines the artistic talents and inspirational tips and tutorials of several professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive learning experience. After a brief introduction to the various tools and materials, artists and lettering enthusiasts will learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through engaging, easy-to-follow step-by-step projects, prompts, and exercises.