Top 5 Graphic Design Books to Read in 2019

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I read a lot of articles online about graphics design but nothing compares with reading a good graphic design book. I also have many design books.

I made a list of books that I would like to read in 2019 and the reasons why.

The Graphic Design Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters

by Laurence King Publishing

This book is on my wish list for 2019 because I want to learn how other people come up with new ideas.

Successful designers serve to illustrate technical points and encourage readers to try out new ideas.

Design is Storytelling

by Ellen Lupton

I am a big fan of storytelling… Storytelling makes design better and more human. I am curious about Ellen’s perpective and how she describes this concept.

Definitely on my wish list.

Reason why I want to read it:

I live and breath storytelling. I have to keep up with the best practices and figure out new ways to come up with ideas.


MON: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

by Thames and Hudson

I am a minimalist designer and I believe the best work is minimalist. This book is a mammalian of minimalist designs.

Reason why I want to read it:

In case you didn’t know, I am a minimalist designer. I would love to have this book, only because it is about simplicity.


How to

by Michael Bierut

A career retrospective that showcases more than thirty-five of his most noteworthy projects for clients as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Yale School of Architecture, the New York Times, Saks Fifth Avenue, and the New York Jets.

Reason why I want to read it: I want to read his story… It is always cool to see how other designers design and come in contact with their clients.


Playful Data

by Wang Shaoqiang

And, last but not least, my absolutely favorite book…

Yes, it is about infographics and cool ways to visualize long lists of words and data.

The illustrations are interesting and smart.

If you want to become an infographic designer, than you should take a look at this book…at least the preview on Amazon.

Reason why I want to read it:

I own pretty much every book about infographics. No kidding. I do not own this yet. Soon…very soon.