A Collection of Graphic Design Books

We have searched libraries across the world to create one of the most comprehensive lists of Graphic Design publications. We hope that this will be helpful to you.

Graphic Design

Graphic design is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. It may be applied in any media, such as print, digital media, motion pictures, animation, product decoration, packaging, and Information signs. Graphic design as a practice can be traced back to the origin of the written word, but only in the late 19th century did it become identified as a separate entity.

The fundamental principles of design are alignment, balance, color, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, proportion, proximity, repetition, rhythm, texture, unity, and white space.

Elements of Design

  • point
  • line
  • form (shape)
  • texture
  • color

Principles of Design

  • balance
  • rhythm
  • proportion
  • dominance
  • unity
[From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.]