6 Exquisite Design Book Covers

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I’m a sucker for a nice looking book cover design. If you share my passion, you might enjoy perusing this roundup of some of the best book covers from MyDesignShop.com.

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6 Exquisite Design Book Covers from MyDesignShop

Fingerprint No. 2

The Evolution of Handmade Elements in Graphic Design

By Chen Design Associates

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Fingerprint No. 2 reflects the evolution of those ideas. In this second volume you’ll still find plenty of boutique projects, as well as those created entirely without the aide of computer technology. But you’ll also discover how designers are beginning to incorporate the two aethetics – handmade and digital – in order to best communicate their message.

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Self-Portrait as Your Traitor

by Debbie Millman


Debbie Millman’s illustrated essays and visual poems are part philosophy, part art, part deeply personal memoir exposing the universal triumphs and tribulations of being human. Her hand-lettered typography – sometimes tender, sometimes gritty, always breathtaking in its visceral candor – makes Self Portrait as Your Traitor a moving masterpiece of a singular art form that speaks to our deepest longings for beauty, honesty, and the ineffable magic of what it means to live.

Download the eBook or get a hard copy of Self Portrait as Your Traitor here.

An Illustrated Journey

Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers

By Danny Gregory


Discover the artistic ideas behind the art journal pages of more than 40 famous and up-and-coming artists. Danny Gregory provides you with insights into private travel journals, helping you find artistic inspiration of your own. These art journal ideas are inspiring, creative, and fun to read.

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Typography for the People

Hand-Painted Signs from Around the World

By Daniel Bellon & Klaus Bellon


Vernacular messages are ubiquitous, and that very fact makes them hard to notice. But if you really look, you’ll begin to see plain-talking, hand-crafted and hand-lettered messages everywhere. Look for them on side streets and bulletin boards. There you can see the vernacular messages of the person having a garage sale, the business owner, or the kid who’s lost a pet. See a broad variety of hand-painted signs in this book.

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Playing with Graphic Style

Creating a Design Voice in 50 Exercises

By Steven Heller


Boost your confidence in your personal and professional work with Playing with Graphic Style by Steven Heller. With the 50 exercises included, discover your design voice by exploring the differences between personal, universal, historical, contemporary, and one-of-a-kind design styles. Find out how concepts like lettering, type, and typography have the tendency to define style, and develop an awareness and sensitivity to type styles, forms, and type choices. Explore graphic design fundamentals in a creative, fun, and interactive way, and discover which design styles suit you best!

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Color Inspirations

More than 3,000 Innovative Color Palette Ideas

By Darius A. Monsef IV


Color Inspirations is a collection of over 3000 gorgeous color palette ideas from the award winning website/community COLOURlovers.com. They’ve compiled the best of the best palettes and put them in this book to live on in gorgeous print. They’ve also put them into a CD so you can quickly download any color palette idea you like straight into whatever design program you use!

BONUS! FREE With Your Purchase of Color Inspirations: From Jim Krause’s Color Index and Color Index 2, over 2,600 color combinations in CMYK and RGB, also directly importable into InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. A $34.99 value, yours free with purchase of Color Inspirations.

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