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Books for designers this month: May edition

Posted: 28 May 2013 05:29 PM PDT

Every month hundreds of books are released on design-related topics. In this post you can find the books released in May that I found worth sharing.


To create the award-winning animated movie Logorama, Ludovic Houplain amassed a stunning archive of over 7000 logo specimens organized alphabetically in this Logobook. A very inspiring book for graphic designers or anyone working with branding.


Draw Your Own Fonts: 30 Alphabets to Scribble, Sketch and Make Your Own

If you ever wanted to create your own font but don’t know where to start, this workbook is for you. It presents you thirty alphabets and teaches you how to modify it to make it your own.


Eric Gill’s Masterpieces of Wood Engraving

Most designers know Erik Gill’s last name because of Gill Sans, the iconic typeface. The work you’ll see in this book has nothing to do with typography, but it is truly gorgeous and inspiring.


47th Publication Design Annual: The Best Magazine Design

An awesome inspiration book that brings you the very best of editorial design.


Punk: Chaos to Couture

Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this book examines the impact of punk's aesthetic of brutality on high fashion.


Vintage Swimwear: Historical Patterns and Techniques

This book takes a look at patterns for retro swimwear, from 1880 to 1970.


The Designer Says

The Designer Says is a compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history’s leading practitioners, where a designer from the nineteenth century might sit next to a contemporary one.


iF Design Awards 2013

This book is a feast for the eyes of product design lovers.


Freebies wednesday

Posted: 28 May 2013 03:12 PM PDT

Every wednesday, we share a few freebies that'll make your designer toolbox a bit more useful.

430+ FREE storyboard illustrations

A huge collection of storyboard illustrations found on Dribbble.


The Camera Collection

A collection of 100 pixelated camera illustrations for anybody to download and use in whatever way they see fit.


Flat design icons

Flat icons set with a minimalist and clean style inspired by the flat design UI trend led by google and others.


Transform each

A Photoshop script that lets you transform several selected layers as if each was transformed individually.



Muchacho is a western-style serif font with quirky legs. You can get it for free by paying with a tweet.



A free display font designed by Natalia Kasatkina.


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