by Robert Klanten

Introduces a cutting-edge selection of international zines and examines their role as a catalyst in the evolution of media and graphic design today.

by Franziska Morlok & Miriam Waszelewski

Comprehensive reference guide exploring bookbinding techniques in start-to-finish detail, explaining all possible options in clear illustrations and easy-to-follow text.

by Bruno Munari

An illustrated journey into the artistic possibilities of modern design. Munari insisted that design be beautiful, functional and accessible, and this enlightening and highly entertaining book sets out his ideas about visual, graphic and industrial design and the role it plays in the objects we use everyday.


by Victor Papanek

Papanek provides a blueprint for sensible, responsible design in this world which is deficient in resources and energy.

by JAC&

A DIY brand strategy workbook. Home School guides you through each step of the branding process.

by Yayoi Kusama

The story of Kusama’s life and extraordinary career in her own words. A beautiful read from a maverick artist who channels her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends cultural barriers.

by Paul Arden

A handbook of how to succeed in the world. Ad-man Paul Arden offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes, and creativity - all endeavours that can be applied to aspects of modern life.

by Thames and Hudson

Documents Ken's expansive art and design practice over four decades and provides a fascinating insight into the artist and his oeuvre.

by Nicholas Bonner

Uncovers the fascinating and surprisingly beautiful graphic culture of North Korea - from packaging to hotel brochures, luggage tags to tickets for the world-famous mass games.

by London Centre for Books Arts

An easy to follow DIY manual for various bookbinding methods.

by Silva Baum, Claudia Scheer and Lea Sievertsen

Exclusively showcases the work of contemporary female designers. A deliberate gesture that aims to compensate the male dominated discourse in design.

by Michael Bierut

Essays range across design history, practice, and process; urban design and architecture; design hoaxes; pop culture; and an inside look at Bierut’s experience creating the logo for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

by gestalten

Monograph exploring Ricardo Bofill’s work and life. One of the 20th century’s most unique architects and radical visionaries. His visions for urban and communal life challenged preconceived notions of shared space and proposed alternative styles of living.

by Eli Altman

The book is a step-by-step guide that details how to manage and grow a small creative studio. It helps you look at your studio critically — as a business as opposed to an artistic endeavour. Good for freelancers and small studios alike.

by Caterina Bianchini

A visual catalogue of the posters and EP covers created by Caterina Bianchini throughout 2018. 

by Ernst Lehner

Reproducing in historical sequence 1355 signs, seals, and symbols from the simplest drawings of heavenly bodies, through the intricate heraldic devices of the Middle Ages, to modern cattle brands and hobo sign language.

by Ruben Pater

Explores the cultural and political context of the typography, colours, photography, symbols, and information graphics that we use every day.

by Marjanne Van Helvert (Editor)

The intrinsic design ideologies of sustainability and social responsibility are often not new. This book presents a history of socially committed design strategies within the Western tradition, from William Morris to Victor Papanek, and from VKhUTEMAS to FabLab.

by Barbara G. Walker

A guide to the history and mythology of female-related symbols. The book provides both visual and textual studies of sacred and esoteric symbols including magical, sexual, holy, philosophical, ritualistic, natural and supernatural ideas and objects.

by Paul Rand

One of the seminal texts of graphic design. Writing at the height of his career, Rand articulates the pioneering vision that all design should seamlessly integrate form and function.

by John Berger

Based on the BBC television series︎︎︎, John Berger's book is a unique look at the way we view art.

by Paul Arden

Turning logic and common sense on its head. Implores you to be confident, to take bigger risks and enjoy your work more than you can imagine.

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