There are many graphic design books available for those interested in graphic design, students of graphic design, and those in a graphic design career. Books for graphic designers that are starting out should not try to keep up with books for experienced graphic designers. You should keep in mind your level of expertise in graphic design, as well as your level of interest in graphic design, when deciding what graphic design book to buy or check out from the library. Those looking for information as a student of graphic design will wish to seek out more specific information than those who are seeking knowledge of graphic design as a hobby.
Student Graphic Design Books
A great graphic design book for students wishing to pursue a career in product graphic design is called Design Secrets: Products: 50 Real Life Projects Uncovered. This graphic design book analyzes product graphic design for various projects. It includes information such as the graphic designer's motivation behind the project, client specs, and other information. This graphic design book is a great way for graphic design students to learn more about product graphic design.
Universal Principles of Design: 100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach Through Design (long title, I know) is another great graphic design book for students of graphic design. This graphic design book gets back to basics, leaving the technological and creative aspects of graphic design behind in favor of looking at the general purpose of graphic design. It is a must for starting graphic design students, or those interested in pursuing a career in graphic design.
Hobby Graphic Design Books
A new book called Take Control of Fonts in Mac OS X, Tiger by Sharron Zardetto Aker is a great graphic design book for anyone using a Mac OS X computer operating system. This new operating system makes dealing with fonts very difficult, and this graphic design books gives you hints, tips, and tricks to manage your fonts in this computer operating system more effectively.
The Non-Designers Design Book by Robin Williams (not that Robin Williams!) is another great graphic design book for hobbyists and those in other professions that find themselves using graphic design for work or play. This book has a wealth of information that can also make it a great candidate for students interested in pursuing a career in graphic design.
Graphic Design Books for Extensive Study
The Complete Guide to Digital Graphic Design is a great graphic design book for beginning, student, or experienced graphic designers that are struggling with the technological aspect of graphic design. This book is a must for experienced graphic designers and students of graphic design alike.
Overall, there are so many graphic design books available that it would be impossible to list them all here. If you would like to know more about graphic design or would like to get a graphic design book, check your local book store, your local library, online library catalogs, and online book stores for more graphic design book options.