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Graphic Design: Books

Here you can find some useful books if you are studying an HE course in Graphic Design.

The Key books sections shows some books that will be useful for your course and New books shows some of the recent additions to our collection. Click on them to see them in the catalogue to find out more details about them or see if they are available to borrow.

These aren't all the books in the Library,  if you are interested in something else you can use the catalogue  to search  for what your are interested in. The books are arranged in the Library using Dewey Decimal Classification. This is a number sequence from 000-999, with each subject having it own number.  See below to see the important numbers for Graphic Design.

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Some key books in stock

Understanding type

Understanding type

Shelfmark:

 

686.22 HAR

Branding in five and a half steps

Branding in five and a half steps

Shelfmark:

 

658.827 JOH

Colour - a workshop for artists and designers

Understanding type

Shelfmark:

 

701.85 HOR

What they didn't teach you in art school

What they didnt teach you in art school

Shelfmark:

 

702.8 DAV.

Comics - a global history

Comics - a global history

Shelfmark:

 

741.5 MAZ

Graphic Design referenced

Graphic Design referenced

Shelfmark:

 

741.6 GOM

A smile in the mind - witty thinking in Graphic Design

A smile in the mind

Shelfmark:

 

741.6 MAC

Vitamin D2 - new perspectives in drawing

Vitamin D2

Shelfmark:

 

686.22/HAR

New books

Advertising concept book

Advertising concept book

Shelfmark:

 

659.1 BAR

Grid systems in Graphic Design

Grid systems in Graphic Design

Shelfmark:

 

686.22 MUL

Kirby - king of comics

Kirby - king of comics

Shelfmark:

 

741.5092 KIR

Marvel legacy of Jack Kirby

Marvel legacy of Jack Kirby

Shelfmark:

 

741.5092 KIR

Secret lives of colour

Secret lives of colour

Shelfmark:

 

701.85 SAI

Big book of contemporary illustration

Big book of contemporary illustration

Shelfmark:

 

741.6 DAW

Lemon poppy seed

Lemon poppy seed

Shelfmark:

 

741.6 LEM

Logoism

Logoism

Shelfmark:

 

741.6 LOG

Sagmeister

Sagmeister

Shelfmark:

 

741.6092 SAG

See red - feminist posters

See red - feminist posters

Shelfmark:

 

741.674 SEE

Leeds Postcards

Leeds Postcards

Shelfmark:

 

741.683 LEE

Greetings from the barricades

Greetings from the barricades

Shelfmark:

 

741.683 MAT

Visual Research or Graphic Design

Visual Research or Graphic Design

Shelfmark:

 

Dawsonera

Useful e-books

The Graphic Designer's Guide to Portfolio Design
Visual Research
The Design Student`s Handbook
White Space Is Not Your Enemy
Drawing For Dummies

Finding books in the Library

These are the main shelf marks numbers for books on Graph Design.  

If you are unsure where to find a specific title you can always ask at the Library Information Desk  or search the Library Catalogue. 

Shelf Mark

Subject

659 Advertising
686.22 Typography 
701.85 Colour theory in Art
709 Art History 
709.2 Artists 
741 Graphic Arts
741.092 Graphic Artists
741.2 Drawing skill
741.5 Comics
741.6 Graphic Design
741.6029 Digital Graphic Design
741.64 Book Illustration
741.66 Music Illustration
741.67 Advertising and Posters
745.4 Principles of Design
750.092 Painters
760 Printmaking
769.92 Print Artists
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