New Graphic Design Books

In our September selection: some new takes on folding, cutting, colour, type & other elements of graphic design. Have a browse!

Syndetics book coverFolding techniques for designers : from sheet to form
“Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal, and many other materials. This unique book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling. An elegant, practical handbook, it covers over 70 techniques explained by clear step-by-step drawings, crease-pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverPaper cutting : contemporary artists, timeless craft / edited by Laura Heyenga ; preface by Rob Ryan ; introduction by Natalie Avella.
“There’s a renaissance underway in the art form of cut paper, with an explosion of raw talent and an abundance of amazing work produced in the medium in recent years. This gorgeous volume features work from 26 contemporary international artists who are creating images of astonishing intricacy, using little more than paper and blade. Featuring a host of new discoveries and including art by such stars as Nikki McClure, Rob Ryan, and Thomas Allen, as well as a number of emerging practitioners, Paper Cutting is sure to engage art buffs and indie crafters alike… (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverDesigning with one color and two colors / Maia Francisco.
“”Designing with One and Two Colors” is a visually rich compendium of innovative graphic designs comprised of only one or two colors. Even if you’re restricted by color options or budgetary constraints, you’ll find plenty of inventive inspirations in “Designing with One and Two Colors.”” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverHandmade type workshop : techniques for creating original characters and digital fonts / Charlotte Rivers.
“Taking font creation back to basics, this comprehensive book explores innovative ways to design contemporary lettering of all kinds, examining everything from classic design examples to 3D and illustrated fonts, digital lettering and radical conceptual alphabets. “Handmade Type Workshop” is ideal for anyone looking to move beyond existing typography and fonts to create, explore and use original or customized letterforms.” (Amazon)

Syndetics book coverThe elements of graphic design : space, unity, page architecture, and type / Alex W. White.
“This very popular design book has been wholly revised and expanded to feature a new dimension of inspiring and counterintuitive ideas to thinking about graphic design relationships. The Elements of Graphic Design, Second Edition is now in full color in a larger, 8 x 10-inch trim size, and contains 40 percent more content and over 750 images to enhance and better clarify the concepts in this thought-provoking resource…”–Provided by publisher.