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Designer's Library: The Top 10 Layout Design Books

A list with top layout oriented books for designers! If it's not here add it, and vote to create the top 10! :)

Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop: Timothy Samara

Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop [Timothy Samara] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic, and most important, element. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break the rules of grid-based design

The Little Book of Layouts: Good Designs and Why They Work: David E. Carter

The Little Book of Layouts: Good Designs and Why They Work [David E. Carter] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Layout is the fundamental element underlying any design project, of any kind.So when you're undertaking a new project

Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design: Kristin Cullen

Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design [Kristin Cullen] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. An inspired resource for creating meaningful design,   Layout Workbook is one of five volumes in Rockport's series of practical and inspirational books that cover the fundamental areas of graphic design. In this edition

Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids (Essential Design Handbooks): Beth Tondreau

Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids (Essential Design Handbooks) [Beth Tondreau] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Adhering to certain layout and grids standards and principles is important for any job from brochures

Basics Design 02: Layout: Second Edition: Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris

Basics Design 02: Layout: Second Edition [Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. This is an updated version of the popular first edition of this book, in which Ambrose and Harris introduce the fundamentals of layout within the field of graphic design. It provides a guide to the effective arrangement of text and image elements within a design scheme

White Space is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner's Guide to Communicating Visually through Graphic, Web and Multimedia Design

White Space is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner's Guide to Communicating Visually through Graphic, Web and Multimedia Design [Rebecca Hagen, Kim Golombisky] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Designing a brochure or web site without an art background? Step away from the computer and read this breezy introduction to visual communications first. Written for non-designers

Page Unlimited: Innovations in Layout Design: Sandu

Page Unlimited: Innovations in Layout Design [Sandu] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. A comprehensive guide to layout design, this innovative book reviews creative approaches to page building

Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids and Page Layouts

Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids and Page Layouts: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Applying Page Design Principles (Best Practices/Graphic Designr) [Amy Graver, Ben Jura] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. This unique, go-to guide for designers fully details the essential layout and design skills needed to succeed in this competitive industry. With fun and practical application

Graphic Designer's Essential Reference: Visual Elements, Techniques, and Layout Strategies for Busy Designers

Graphic Designer's Essential Reference: Visual Elements, Techniques, and Layout Strategies for Busy Designers [Timothy Samara] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. A good designer, like a good chef, is aware not only of how each ingredient is similar or different

Editing by Design: For Designers, Art Directors, and Editors--the Classic Guide to Winning Readers: Jan White

Editing by Design: For Designers, Art Directors, and Editors--the Classic Guide to Winning Readers [Jan White] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. This completely updated edition of an industry classic shows a new generation of editors and designers how to make their publications sing! Readers will find a treasury of practical tips for helping story and design reinforce each other and create powerful pages that are irresistible to readers. Brimming with hundreds of illustrations

The Layout Book (Required Reading Range)

Gavin Ambrose is a graphic designer. He is the co-author, with Paul Harris, of the books in the Basics Design series, including Image, Colour, and Format, and the author of several other books. He lives in Kent, England. Paul Harris studied at the London College of Communication and has gone on to become a freelance writer and editor.