Good introductory graphic design books for UX people
9 Aug 2010 - 3:12am
5 years ago
I was wondering whether any of you can recommend good introductory books about graphic design.
I am a UX designer/consultant and would like to know more about the principles of good graphic design. During two years I have worked with a graphic designer at my previous workplace. Still, I would like to have a bit more background to be able to spar with graphic designesr, and possibly even do some design of my own for minor, personal projects.
I have taken a look at Andrei Herasimchuk's bookshelf which shows quite a lot of books: http://www.ixda.org/node/18051
Below are some of the books I found more interesting. I am curious about your opinion about them, or whether you have other recommendations.
Graphic Design: The New Basics | http://www.amazon.com/Graphic-Design-Basics-Ellen-Lupton/dp/1568987706
Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual | http://www.amazon.com/Design-Elements-Graphic-Style-Manual/dp/1592532616
Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students | http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Type-Critical-Designers-Students/dp/1568984480
The Elements of Typographic Style | http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Typographic-Style-Robert-Bringhurst/dp/0881792063
I have found these two other recommendations, but taking a look inside I really don't find them appealing, one looks too text-orientated and outdated, while the other seems too frivolous and doesn't fit my taste of design at all.
Basic Visual Concepts And Principles For Artists, Architects And Designers