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9 Books to Help You Become a Better [Graphic] Designer

9 Books to Help You Become a Better [Graphic] Designer

Whether you're a graphic designer or not, typography, logos, print, and web have become the scent of our lives. Every book, magazine, product, or website we see has had a designer behind it — some better than others.

Here are 9 of the most useful books I have read in my development as a graphic designer.

Never the Same

Never the Same

This artwork project is called "Never the Same" and simply expresses the concept of transition/change in a individual's life.

After getting in contact with some people I thought would work well as models for this project, the purchase of some green face paint (I'll explain why it was green below) and organising to borrow a white background and lights, the project was underway.

Different People in Different Spaces

Different People in Different Spaces

Nearly five years ago, caught out by a snow storm with my second cousin Chanel, we took shelter in a giant glass and concrete block on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue, home to the Rockefeller Centre and more importantly the Rockefeller Centre branch of Starbucks Coffee. The mood inside the café was solemn and concentrated. Customers were sitting alone, reading newspapers and magazines or staring at grey tiles. The café’s true talent lay in the generation of anxiety. The harsh down lighting, the intermittent sounds of the coffee machine and the frenzied behaviour of the counter staff who yelled out misspelled names written on takeaway cups invited thoughts of loneliness and meaninglessness of existence in a random and violent universe. The only solution was to continue to drink what Americans think is coffee (I actually had a chilled drink) in an attempt to compensate for the discomfort brought on by the location in which one was doing so.