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22 Best Design Books of All Time


Our goal: Find the best Design books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best design books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! šŸ˜Š
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Tuesday 16 Jan, 2024

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  1. 5
    Geometry of Design

    Geometry of Design

    Kimberly Elam

  2. 6
    How To

    How To

    Michael Bierut

  3. 7
    The Design of Everyday Things
  4. 8
    Interaction of Color
  5. 10
    Graphic Design
  6. 11
    Know Your Onions
  7. 13
    The Elements of Typographic Style
  8. 15
    The Art of Looking Sideways
  9. 16
    Branding
  10. 20
    Designing Type

    Designing Type

    Karen Cheng

  11. 21
    100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design

FAQ

  • How was this Design books list created?

    We searched for 'best Design books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Design books are in this list?

    There are 22 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Design books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Design books on the internet.

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