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Type Teams

by Tony Seddon How Books (August 01, 2014)

Every creative brief requires its own unique typographic solution to achieve both individuality and visual harmony. This is why the question "what's the best typeface combination?" is impossible to answer succinctly....

Show Me, Don't Tell Me

by Dave Holston How Books (May 14, 2015)

A guide to strategic communication for stronger brands!

Powerful brands succeed because of the quality of the long-term relationships they establish with customers and stakeholders. At their foundation, these...

Kawaii Not, Too

by Meghan Murphy How Books (March 22, 2012)

Cute Gets Badder

After the success of her first book, Kawaii Not, Meghan Murphy's fans have been begging for a second volume. Here it iswhere cute gets badder. Each 4-panel comic features adorable versions of...


by Robin Landa How Books (May 14, 2015)

In graphic design, creative thinking skills are undoubtedly important, but sometimes the importance of critical thinking skills is overlooked.

Nimble will help you discover how to develop a creativity that is...


by Nikki Villagomez How Books (June 25, 2015)

Inspire your type designs with the side-by-side travel photo comparisons in Culture+Typograhpy by Nikki Villagomez. Each image features examples of typography in culture and is accompanied by cultural and historical...

Shut Your Monkey

by Danny Gregory How Books (February 15, 2016)

Hear that voice inside your head?

The one that nitpicks all your new ideas?

That's your monkey.

This hypercritical little critter loves to make you second-guess yourself. It stirs up doubt. It kills your creativity....


by Haje Jan Kamps How Books (February 12, 2014)

Selfies by Haje Jan Kamps is ultimately a celebration of the culture of social networking, the world where you aren't anybody until you have a photo of yourself, and what that photo says is critically important....

Breakthrough Thinking

by Thomas Vogel How Books (June 23, 2014)

Harness your creative potential!

Make no mistake; creative thinking is a skill. As with any skill, it can be strengthened, honed and mastered. And just like any endeavor, mastery of creativity requires thoughtful...

Just Design

by Christopher Simmons How Books (November 11, 2011)

For many, doing good work that also does good in the world is part of the ethos of design practice. Just Design celebrates and explores this increasingly critical aspect of design by showcasing a diverse collection...

The Designer's Guide To Marketing And Pricing

by Ilise Benun & Peleg Top How Books (March 10, 2008)

Do what you love and make money!

The Designer's Guide to Marketing and Pricing will answer all the common questions asked by designers trying to stay afloat in their creative business - and also successful designers...

The Design Activist's Handbook

by Noah Scalin & Michelle Taute How Books (September 07, 2012)

We Want You!

Will you join the ranks of design activists?

Doing good is too important to think of as work better left to those fictitious "other" designers. People more famous. More talented. More connected. Richer....

The Creative Professional's Guide to Money

by Ilise Benun How Books (February 04, 2011)

The Creative Professional's Guide to Money teaches creatives everything they need to know about the financial side of running a creative business.

Creatives - which include anyone promoting their own creative...

The Strategic Designer

by David Holston How Books (March 31, 2011)

The design profession has been asking itself some important questions lately. How do designers deal with the increasing complexity of design problems? What skills do designers need to be competitive in the future?...

The Strategic Web Designer

by Christopher Butler How Books (August 22, 2012)

Expand your strategic capabilities and technological understanding!

Your clients are looking for an expert--someone who understands rapidly changing technology and can provide strategic insight into their web...

Live Now

by Eric Smith How Books (April 27, 2011)

Inspiration for Every Day

When illustrator Eric Smith was diagnosed with cancer, he chose to turn his illness into a gift and started the Live Now Project, a website that collects inspiring, illustrated quotations...

Using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

by Wood Brian How Books (September 01, 2013)

Using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is for those who want to create apps for devices like iPad using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. In this book, we will cover the entire creation process...

Design for Online Engagement

by David Holston How Books (September 30, 2013)

The world changes on a daily basis. People's needs change, political, technical and social thinking changes, and your site will need to change to reflect the world around it. On a daily basis you need to be...

Breaking Into Freelance Illustration

by Holly DeWolf How Books (August 24, 2009)

Build Your Own Thriving Illustration Business

The boundaries between art, design and illustration are blurring, and with all the new opportunities for visual creatives, now is the perfect time to unleash your...

Creative Grab Bag

by Ethan Bodnar How Books (July 31, 2009)

Push the Limits of Your Creativity

Creative Grab Bag captures the spirit of exploration and innovation—inside, you'll find inspiring work from 101 artists from around the world. Ethan Bodnar asked each artist...

Creative Workshop

by David Sherwin How Books (October 28, 2010)

Have you ever struggled to complete a design project on time? Or felt that having a tight deadline stifled your capacity for maximum creativity? If so, then this book is for you.

Within these pages, you'll find...

Look Both Ways

by Debbie Millman How Books (September 11, 2009)

In Look Both Ways, respected branding consultant and design community leader Debbie Millman has constructed a series of essays that examine the close relationship between design and everyday life. You'll find...

Mail Me Art

by Darren Di Leito & Darren Di Lieto How Books (February 03, 2009)

Art on a Journey

It started with an idea Darren Di Lieto had: Challenge illustrators and designers to create works of art on packages, envelopes and postcards - then actually send them to him through the mail....

Photo Idea Index - Things

by Jim Krause How Books (August 11, 2009)

Discover the things around you through the eye of your camera

Photo Idea Index: Things is a photography book unlike any other. Rather than focusing on the "how to" aspects of digital photography, author Jim Krause...

An Illustrated Journey

by Danny Gregory How Books (February 06, 2013)

Travel + Sketching = Inspiration

When we travel, we don't want to follow the same itinerary as everyone who's come before us. We want to feel like explorers, adventurers in undiscovered territory. And that's...

Toy Confidential

by Aled Lewis How Books (December 04, 2012)

Who says toys are just for kids?

Remember the days when a dinosaur could have a conversation with a cowboy and everything was just fine? And then somewhere along the way someone suggested you put your action...

Zombie Haiku

by Ryan Mecum How Books (June 30, 2008)

In your hands is a poetry journal written by an undead poet, recounting his firsthand experience during the zombie plague. Little is known about the author before he turned into a zombie, but thanks to his continued...

The Book of Rules

by Joshua Belter How Books (December 09, 2011)

Become a productive member of society!

Which way should the toilet paper be dispensed from the roll? Who goes first at an intersection in a grocery store? What is the proper placement of ketchup on a plate? When...

Above the Fold

by Brian D Miller How Books (February 15, 2011)

This is a different kind of web design book. Above the Fold is not about timely design or technology trends; instead, this book is about the timeless fundamentals of effective communication within the context...

Monster Spotter's Guide to North America

by Scott Francis How Books (July 11, 2007)

Like a bird-watching guideà only for monsters

Monsters represent the dark side of humanity–the primal, animal impulses that reside in every single one of us. They have preyed upon our imaginations and our fears...

Caffeine for the Creative Team

by Stefan Mumaw & Wendy Lee Oldfield How Books (March 20, 2009)


In your office, your school or your group, it may have already become a bad word. You're charged with generating a great ideaà the next big thing... the perfect concept. But you only have a...

The Web Designer's Idea Book

by Patrick Mcneil How Books (September 08, 2008)

Inspiring Web Design at a Glance

The Web Designer's Idea Book includes more than 700 websites arranged thematically, so you can find inspiration for layout, color, style and more. Author Patrick McNeil has cataloged...

The Art of Manliness

by Brett McKay & Kate McKay How Books (September 17, 2009)

Man Up!

While it's definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous.

Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such...

The Designer's Guide to Business and Careers

by Peg Faimon How Books (May 15, 2009)

Find Your Niche and Be Successful

Inside are the tools you need to get your design career off to a strong start–and maintain it for the long haul. Peg Faimon provides a comprehensive guide to basic business...

The Alien Invasion Survival Handbook

by W.H. Mumfrey How Books (April 15, 2009)

Resistance is Your Prime Directive

Have you ever experienced a sensation of missing time? Have you ever found a metallic implant somewhere in your body? It's likely that you're a victim of alien abduction, and...

Typography for the People

by Daniel Bellon & Klaus Bellon How Books (June 18, 2010)

Street + Art = Inspiration

Designers Daniel and Klaus Bellon have been photographing street signage around the world for more than 17 years. This book celebrates their love of typography, and highlights the beauty...

Paper Wonderland

by Michelle Romo How Books (April 20, 2010)

Get ready to go on the paper adventure of a lifetime in Paper Wonderland!

From the moment you step foot in the Neighborhood, you'll meet new friends to accompany you on your travels. Go hiking through the Forest...


by Sam Harrison How Books (April 14, 2010)

Don't let your creative ideas get picked apart and put down!

If you're like most creative people, chances are high that you've had your share of ideas rejected by clients or decision makers. While we sometimes...

D30 - Exercises for Designers

by Jim Krause How Books (September 19, 2013)

Instructive and enlightening. Fun, too.

D30 is a workout book. In addition to dozens of readily applicable tips, tricks and informational tidbits, D30 contains thirty exercises designed to develop and strengthen...

The Web Designer's Idea Book, Volume 3

by Patrick Mcneil How Books (March 25, 2013)

Quick Inspiration for Web Designers

Featuring more than 650 examples, this third volume of The Web Designer's Idea Book is packed with visual inspiration for creating top-notch web design. Web design expert Patrick...

The Logo Brainstorm Book

by Jim Krause How Books (July 11, 2012)

Don't Wait for Inspiration to Strike

Whether you're facing a new logo project or you've reached a block in your current work, The Logo Brainstorm Book will inspire you to consider fresh creative approaches that...

Build Your Own Brand

by Robin Landa How Books (August 06, 2013)

What is your brand?

As a designer your success depends on how you brand yourself and the service you provide. This book will help you explore, develop, distill, and determine a distinctive brand essence, differentiate...

Cultivating Creativity

by Maria Fabrizio How Books (May 14, 2015)

"Creative longevity is about what you do to prepare yourself for the ripe moment, when the potential of an idea is able to grow into something useful.... This book is for anyone who has a tendency to think visually...

50 Markets of Illustration

by John Roman How Books (August 01, 2014)

This overview of the numerous markets that currently exist for illustrators reveals a vast and wide-ranging pool of potential freelance opportunities. This reference catalogs many lesser-known, supplementary...

Success By Design

by David Sherwin How Books (November 06, 2012)

Want to make your design business a success? Start here.

Fellow Designer,

In your career you may have been like me: Trying to keep projects on the rails and clients happy. Digging through blogs for useful advice....

The Creative Person's Website Builder

by Alannah Moore How Books (November 15, 2013)

So many creative businesses are run online these days. Whether it is used as an online shop, a marketing tool, or a portfolio, a good website is an essential for artists, photographers, designers, and makers...

The Official Underground 2012 Doomsday Survival Handbook

by W.H. Mumfrey How Books (November 04, 2010)

The End is Nigh!

Nuclear holocaust, supervolcano, asteroid impact, mega tsunami, alien invasion, zombie outbreak? Will the world end with a whimper or a bang?

W.H. Mumfrey covers it all. From doomsday predictions...

The Designer's Web Handbook

by Patrick Mcneil How Books (April 20, 2012)

Make the Web Work for You

You know how to design. But you can increase your value as a designer in the marketplace by learning how to make that design function on the web. From informational sites to e-commerce...

Mastering Type

by Denise Bosler How Books (May 16, 2012)

Good Design, Down to the Letter

Packages on store shelves, posters on building walls, pages of a websiteall contain information that needs to be communicated. And at the heart of that communication is type: visually...

Photo Idea Index -  People

by Jim Krause How Books (July 28, 2010)

Rethink, revitalize and reinvent the way you shoot portraits.

Photo Idea Index: People is a photography book unlike any other. Rather than focusing on the "how to" aspects of digital photography, author Jim Krause...


by Tom Geismar, Sagi Haviv & Ivan Chermayeff How Books (October 03, 2011)

The NBC peacock. Chase Bank's blue octagon. Mobil Oil's arresting red O. PBS's poetic silhouettes of "Everyman."

Chermayeff & Geismar's visual identities are instantly recognizable by countless millions around...