|Graphic Design major, Mitchell Green|
The books I have chosen are books that either represent a contemporary or historical view of graphic design as well as a few design reference books. I enjoy that the MCAD Library not only offers the latest and greatest in Graphic Design, but also older, and in some cases hard to find, out of print graphic references. This range offers us designers a great survey of, and foundation to help position ourselves in the design world. Several of the books in this collection are published by Gestalten, an amazing publisher on the topics of art and design and a must know for any designer.
Turning Pages is an amazing book looking at the world of publication design and the designers who are redefining the boundaries of print media. Regular Graphic Design Today is a broader survey of design media and looks at the current state of graphic design and presents a new generation of creative excellence.
For the older books I picked one that references the old styling of wood type, and one that explores the creative genius of an old master. Wood 2 is a beautiful book showing the nuances of the old wooden type. The layout of the book is incredibly exciting as it is all about the forms. Printed Matter is a book that looks at the process of one of my Graphic Design heroes, Karel Martens (he’s also featured in the current issue of Idea Magazine), and his experimental approach to form making.
One of the reference books I choose, Biblio Graphic is a book that highlights 100 books about graphic design which are must reads for any aspiring designer!
Here is Mitchell's full list of recommendations:
Turning Pages : Editorial Design for Print Media
Z246 .T87 2010
Regular Graphic Design Today
Die Gestalten Verlag, 2009
NC998.4 .R45 2009
Neogeo : a new edge to abstraction
Gestalten Verlag, 2007
NC997 .N46 2007
SHD : Super Holland Design : new graphics
Actar Barcelona ; 2008
NC998.6.N4 H37 2008
Stereographics : graphics in new dimensions
NC997 .S847 2008
Tokyo TDC. Vol. 19, The best in international typography & design
NC997.A1 J357 2008
Tres logos : [a collection of selected logos]
DGV, die Gestalten Verlag, 2006
T325 .T74 2006
Hyphen Press, 1996
NC999.6.N4 M37 1996
Handbook of early advertising art, mainly from American sources
Dover Publications, 1956
NC997 .H58 1956
The encyclopaedia of type faces
Blandford Press ; Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling, 1983
Z250 .J37 1983
Morgan Press, 1964