The best design books in 2023

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The best design books are invaluable fountains of knowledge that provide an insight into the inner workings of all things design. Whether you’re an experienced designer or an aspiring creative, having one (or all!) of these design books on your bookshelf can help further your career and open your eyes to exciting new ideas and inspiration.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best design books for all your designing purposes, including interior, graphic and product design. If you like the sound of any of the titles you see below, simply click the retailer link to find the best prices.

Creative Bloq has covered design since its inception in 2012, so we know a thing or two when it comes to recommending the best design books for all your designing and branding needs. We’ve read and researched a wide range of design books that offer advice, inspiration, tips and tricks, and insider knowledge which will help you become a better, more rounded designer.

For more inspiration, take a look at the best graphic design books, the best branding books and the best illustration books.

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Bethan Girdler-Maslen

Beth is the Home Editor at T3, covering style, living and wellness. If it's something that goes in your house, chances are Beth knows about it and has the latest reviews and recommendations.

Having always been passionate about writing, Beth studied English Literature & Journalism at Cardiff University before diving into copywriting and marketing roles. She has written for websites, newspapers and magazines on a variety of topics, from jewellery and culture, to food and telecoms. Her work has been published across numerous sites and publications, including Wedding Ideas Magazine, Health & Wellbeing, The Bristol Post, Fashion & Style Directory, TechRadar and more.