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A Map of the World

Publisher: Gestalten / Editor: Antonis Antoniou, R. Klanten, H. Ehmann, H. Hellige

This book features a bunch of high-quality map illustrations and graphics created by outstanding illustrators.

This new generation of graphic designers, illustrators, and mapmakers are masters of various forms and artisitc styles of illustrative cartography.

The book is available for purchase on Amazon.com

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Brand Design Guide by Alina Wheeler

This book by author Alina Wheeler is the ultimate guide for graphic designers. With latest research and analysis of brand strategies you will learn how to develop a successful brand identity. The book includes more than 30 case studies and shows a five-phase process for creating a brand identity.

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Logotype

Author: Michael Evamy

This book by Michael Evamy is a huge collection of contemporary logotypes, monograms, and other text-based international corporate marks.

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Design Book Recommendation: Stop, Think, Go, Do: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior.

Author: Steven Heller / Mirko Ilic

Stop, Think, Go, Do demonstrates how typography and graphic design influences our human behavior. The book is full of examples and imagery from around the world that show creative ideas and innovative messages which lead us, move us to act, inform or simply entertain us.

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Design Book Recommendation: 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design

Author: Steven Heller and Veronique Vienne

The book shows how great ideas influenced and characterized graphic design and how those groundbreaking ideas expressed themselves in design objects.

100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design is available on Amazon.com

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Bodyscapes - Body Art Book Recommendation

Selected images of a photographic body art series by artist Jean-Paul Bourdier. The artist created stunning photographic images that show a visual symbiosis between the landscape and human bodies. Jean-Paul Bourdier painted the bodies of several models and let them interact with the nature. For more images of this amazing series we highly recommend to buy the book here.

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Designing with the Mind in Mind

Author: Jeff Johnson

Designing with the Mind in Mind is a book by Jeff Johnson, best selling author of author of GUI Bloopers. This book is not just a list of rules what you have to do in user interface (ui) design. With background information in perceptual and cognitive psychology, it helps to understand why and how to design intuitive design.

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Redesign The Web - The Smashing Book #3 - Kindle Edition.

Author: Smashing Magazine

The new Smashing Book number 3 is out with the main theme: ‘Redesign The Web’. This book is your professional guide and reference on how to redesign websites to make them more user friendly and give them a modern look. With useful advices on innovative UX techniques and an extensive overview of advanced HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript techniques - it’s your perfect web design guide.

Available on Amazon.com

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HTML and CSS - Design and Build Websites

Author: Jon Duckett

A well and understandable written book with full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS. This book is the perfect suggestion for beginners, students, but also for professionals. With its simple manuals and examples it makes web design and developing accessible to everyone.

Available on Amazon.com

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Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines.

The 13th edition of the popular “Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines” comes out with proven and a lot of new information about listings and pricing based on surveys of working graphic designers, artists, and illustrators. It provides knowledge about legal rights and copyright laws.

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The Guggenheim - Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum

The Book (designed by the design consultancy Pentagram) is documenting the creation of the iconic building and the final project of the renowned architect.

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Occupants

Author and Photographer: Henry Rollins

Book Description: For the past twenty-five years, Henry Rollins has searched out the most desolate corners of the Earth—from Iraq to Afghanistan, Thailand to Mali, and beyond—articulating his observations through music and words, on radio and television, and in magazines and books. Though he’s known for the raw power of his expression, Rollins has shown that the greatest statements can be made with the simplest of acts: to just bear witness, to be present.

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The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching & Learning (Architecture)

Author: Inc. OWP/P Cannon Design, VS Furniture, Bruce Mau Design

Book Description: Created by an international team of architects and designers concerned about our failing education system, The Third Teacher explores the critical link between the school environment and how children learn, and offers 79 practical design ideas, both great and small, to guide reader’s efforts to improve our schools. Written for anyone who has school-age children in their life, from educators and education decision-makers to parents and community activists, this book is intended to ignite a blaze of discussion and initiative about environment as an essential element of learning. Including a wealth of interviews, facts, statistics, and stories from experts in a wide range of fields, this book is a how-to guide to be used to connect with the many organizations, individuals, and ideas dedicated to innovating and improving teaching and learning. Contributors include children’s singer and advocate Raffi, author and creativity consultant Sir Ken Robinson, scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki, inventor James Dyson, and other experts who are working to create fresh solutions to problems and create a new blueprint for the future of education.

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The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.

Author: Andy Warhol

First published in 1977.

"In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol—which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and Back Again)," is less a memoir than a collection of riffs and reflections—he talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, and success; about New York, America, and his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; about his good times and bad in New York, the explosion of his career in the sixties, and his life among celebrities."

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Creative, Inc. - The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business

Authors: Joy Deangdeelert Cho, Meg Mateo Ilasco

Book Description: As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own.

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