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

best graphic design books
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The best graphic design books can help designers at any stage of their career. To curate this list, we've used our own knowledge over 10 years reporting on design, and asked our industry-specialist contributors to pitch in. 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. You may also want to check out our guides to the best branding books, the best drawing books, and the best illustration books.

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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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