Books

The list of the following books was compiled without any browsers or special algorithms. The selection is absolutely subjective.

Fritz Kahn

Uta and Thilo von Debschitz

An interesting monography about the work of Fritz Kahn - the pioneer of infographics, the visionary man of modern data visualisation.

Date: 2013
available: amazon

Our grade: 5

The Best American Infographics 2013

Gareth Cook

The book represents the best and most creative infographics from the last year.

Date: 2013
available: amazon

Our grade: 4

A Logo for London

David Lawrence

The book tells the story of the London underground, which became an icon of commercial design. It also examines how it is used in various enterprises and how big is its cultural significance. 

Date: 2013
available: amazon

Our grade: 5

100 Illustrators

Steven Heller

Presentation of profiles and portfolios of the most significant and creative contemporary illustrators in the world.

Date: February 2014
available: amazon

Our grade:

Proud Too Be Weirrd

Ralph Steadman

First-person narrative takes the reader in the literary journey to the visual world of renowned and provocative works of Ralph Steadman. The journey is full of sarcastic jokes, honest political views and exeptional sense of humor.

Date: 2013
available: amazon

Our grade: 5

Critiqued: Inside the Minds of 23 Leaders in Design

Christina Beard

The book describes the interactive experiment by Christin Beard, which involved top designers, writers and curators. The experiment was presented partly as a diary, which gives the readers insight of the creation process and personality of every participant.

Date: 2013
available: amazon

Our grade: 5

The Art of Rube Goldberg

Jennifer George

Rube Goldberg was the most prominent cartoonist of his time. The publication covers all aspects of his career, from the first cartoons published in the highscool newspaper and his student yearbook, to his iconic inventions, comic books and advertising work, as well as getting  the Pulitzer Prize for political cartooning. Additionally, you will find in the book esseys, rare photographs, letters, souvenirs and patents.

Date: 2013
available: amazon

Our grade: 5

I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic

Sam Barclay

The book of a British graphic, who since his childhood suffers dislexia. The author uses an interesting typography to visualize how it feels to fight with this kind of disorder on a daily basis, when the words resemble piles of abstract shapes instead of clear and meaningful units.

Date: January 2014
available: reedeeng.com

Our grade: 

Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

Chip Kidd

A reliable manual written by the renowned graphic designer, explaining the basics of design - typography, color, form, content and concept.

Date: 2013
available: amazon

Our grade: 4

Storytelling: Branding in Practice

Klaus Fog, Christian Budtz, Philip Munch, Stephen Blanchette

The book about building brands with stories. It tells about the practical tools that are the strarting point for companies wanting to present their own story.

Date: 2010
available: amazon

Our grade: 5

Web Analytics: An Hour A Day

Avinash Kaushik

Is it possible to build 'a good e-marketing strategy' only after reading this book? It's rather doubtful. However, one gets to know more about the website traffic analisys than from any other book.

Date: 2009
available: helion amazon

Our grade: 4

BrandDigital: Simple Ways Top Brands Succeed in the Digital World (Paperback)

Allen P. Adamson

The first book about branding and regarding brands in terms of Digital. Allen Adamson shows how a brand can engage, join and invite consumers to participate in the marketing communication.

Date: 2008
available: amazon

Our grade: 5

The Information Design Handbook

One of the first handbooks for information designers. It teaches how to take into consideration e.g. colors, age of the recipient, environment and other important factors.

Date: 2008
available: amazon

Our grade: 5

Funky Business: Talent Makes Capital Dance (Paperback)

Jonas Ridderstrale, Kjelle A. Nordstrom

It makes that readers start to care. It is inspiring and encouraging. The authors, who are both Swedes describe modern economy. They present a very realistic image of the market with the increasing role of new technology.

Date: 2001
available: merlin amazon

Our grade: 5

Diagrams: Innovative Solutions for Graphic Designers

Jessica Glaser, Carolyn Knight

Like 'Information Design' this book will definetly join our book collection. From personal experience we can say that well selected set of charts and diagrams often comes in handy. For now we give this book 0, because we haven't read it yet. But honestly, can't wait for it. :)

Date: 2009
available: amazon

Our grade: 0/5

The Advertising Concept Book

Pete Barry

The former Oglivi Creative Director has created a set of knowledge about advertising campaigns. The author managed to describe the methodology and tools used by strategists, copywriters and creative directors. What is important, he illustrated it with good examples of campaigns. A very handy book, which not only shows the differences between billboards formart in Great Britain and USA, but also allows to practice your English and terminology.

Datw: 2008
available: amazon

Our grade: 5

The New Typography. A handbook for modern designers

Jan Tschichold

For the first time the book was published in 1928. A classic book. The reader will find in it careful descriptions of design and typography principles. The last chapters of the book cover practical advice for business documents preparation - from the selection of paper to the right application of the fonts.

Date: 2010

available: art.lebedev store

Our grade: 5

Web Design Index 9

Pepin Press

The 9th edition of Web Design Index. Like the previous editions, it covers website projects of the worldwide designers. Unfortunately, the publication of the book takes time and the websites presented in it are often not that "fresh" any more. However, it is a good source of great websites. We bought the previous issues, so the latest one will surely get in our bookshelf too.

Date: 2010
available: amazon

Our grade: 4

The Internet Case Study Book

Rob Ford & Julius Wiedemann

60 cases, 5 chapters: e-Commerce, Corporate Sites, Campaigns, Social Media, Promotional Sites.

Date: 2010
available: amazon

Our grade: 4