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Best Brand Identity Designs of the week 43

Best Brand Identity Designs : In Weekly Best Brand Identity Design we Showcasing top 6 Brand Designer, Identity Designer every week.

This compilation includes style guides, brand identity, animated logos and similar works related to brand identity design.

Take a look at our last week Best Brand Identity Designs of the Week here.

1.Vera Sambucus Branding By Marka Network , Mustafa Akülker

Branding & packaging design for Vera Sambucus

 

Branding,Packaging,Graphic Design

2.Mars Music Festival (Adobe Live) By Adobe Live

A fictional holographic music festival created on Adobe Live.

Branding,Graphic Design,Editorial Design

3.By Monotypo Studio , Daniel Barba , Eduardo Mejía

Corporate identity project for a company near to open operations in Guadalajara Jalisco, specializing in the sale of pots and plants, in addition to different design items. We take as reference the Mexican culture, the tradition of the mud, the ocher, and the botanical culture, as well as the creation of a space where the work is linked with Mexican artisans.

Art Direction,Graphic Design,Branding

4.Town Squares By Makers Company

A tribute to the art of postage stamp design featuring cities and towns the world over.

Illustration,Graphic Design,Editorial Design,branding

5.Logo Reference By Alex Angel

Graphic Design,Branding,Web Design

6.By cheeer STUDIO

Branding,Graphic Design,Art Direction

7.Personal Branding By Arina Pramudita

A personal branding project for college.

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Best Brand Identity Designs of the week 42

Best Brand Identity Designs : In Weekly Best Brand Identity Design we Showcasing top 6 Brand Designer, Identity Designer every week.

This compilation includes style guides, brand identity, animated logos and similar works related to brand identity design.

Take a look at our last week Best Brand Identity Designs of the Week here.

1. Coapofloss Neapolitan By Anagrama Studio

The Client : Cocofloss is a Californian company transforming the use of dental floss through a fun and pleasant experience for everyone.

The Objective :Design the Cocofloss packaging line for their three new flavors, giving them a fun and friendly visual language.

The Solution :Our design is inspired on the yesteryear Neapolitan ice cream packaging. The concept maintains the same typographical lines and visual components that link us with that time, triggering a nostalgic feeling.

The holographic finish yields a modern touch to the design, while retaining the brand essence.

Branding,Graphic Design,Illustration

2.Melissa Coppel By Zoo Studio , Gisela Solé , Xavier Castells Vilà

Melissa Coppel is one of the chocolate chefs with most international recognition in the fields of patisserie and chocolate. In 2016, she opened a school in Las Vegas, and she asked us to create the design of her brand, the packaging, and the web where she will sell her creations.​​​​​​​

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3.Spatial Studio By Ryan Romanes Studio

Brand identity and website for Auckland-based interior design firm, Spatial Studio. We worked with the founder Kristen Basra to refresh Spatial Studio’s identity and design a custom website to reflect her business in 2020. The new identity puts Spatial Studio’s precision-led approach at front of mind with a contemporary logotype emanating structured beauty. The brand flows effortlessly through the new custom site where a play on space sees the studio’s body of work float amongst a palette of complimentary natural hues and elegant typography. spatialstudio.co.nz​​​​​​​Branding & Digital Design: Ryan Romanes Studio Website Development: Studio Six Portfolio Renders: Paul Milinski

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4.Music and Arts Festival – Identity Concept By Broklin Onjei , Creative Invention

This year event inspired us to create a fun concept Identity for the upcoming event in 2020. Expanding our creative thought seeing something new and different in 2020, we used abstract contemporary modern geometric shapes with trendy and fashion colours to reach the audience.

Art Direction,Branding,Graphic Design

5.salt By Aleksandra Iakimchuk

salt is a fictional restaurant located in the heart of New York. My goal was to create a modern and unique identity for the restaurant. The restaurant specializes in seafood and is a relaxing and modern restaurant in a medium price range.
And as usual, I wanted to create something minimalistic and simple, something that is easy to recognize and that sticks in one’s memory.

Graphic Design,Packaging,Branding

6.Character design & illustration By Shaivalini Kumar , Supernova Design

Character design and illustration done during the past year

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Best Brand Identity Designs of the week 41

Best Brand Identity Designs : In Weekly Best Brand Identity Design we Showcasing top 6 Brand Designer, Identity Designer every week.

This compilation includes style guides, brand identity, animated logos and similar works related to brand identity design.

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1. Brandfolio vol. 01 By David Silva

A selection of 14 visual identity designed by Estúdio Kuumba between 2018-2019

Branding,Graphic Design

 

2.Eurobail, investment firm – Brand Design By Graphéine

Design of Eurobail’s visual identity Graphéine worked on the creation of Eurobail’s new visual identity design. Eurobail is a real estate investor with an expertise in the management and leasing of commercial spaces. It is a family enterprise headed by Chuck Hoang and Nicolas Hoang. Founded in 1972, the company never had a visual identity before. And for good reason: Earlier, Eurobail never needed to communicate to the general public. However in today’s rapidly evolving real estate sector, brand image has become the key differentiator in the larger competitive landscape. To stay relevant in this context, Eurobail felt the need to consolidate its brand image through a strong visual identity. To respond to this need, we provided the brand with a logotype and brand identity guidelines. The objective was to develop Eurobail’s brand story: the values it embodies, the personalities who run it. 

Branding,Graphic Design,Art Direction

 

3.Hubu ® – Brand Identity By Saul Osuna , Samuel Samuel

There is power in togetherness. This was our philosophy for this project, which was to create a complete visual identity from scratch. We set on the name Hubu as the starting point; a compound of ‘hub’ (the effective center of a network) and ‘ubuntu’ (a South African ideology meaning “I am because we are”).  Saul Osuna (graphic designer and art director). Samuel T. Scofy (project manager, creative director and editor). Samantha Ripley (copywriter).

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4.P.Y.E Optics Identity 2.1 By Lesha Galkin , Olia Marchenko

Here are the highlights of the P.Y.E Optics identity from 2019. Business cards, client cards, microfiber cloths, bags, etc. A big step for us was to design P.Y.E Optic’s online store. Happy to be a part of the amazing P.Y.E family, who always encourages us to do whatever we want to do in design.

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5.ON!Fest RE branding By Stefan Chinoff

ESL Gaming festival rebrand + guidebook, font, dynamic identities, shapes, colours and more ..

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6.Logos & Marks By Logaze

Branding,Illustration,Graphic Design

 

7.Polza By PG Brand Reforming

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Best Brand Identity Designs of the week 40

Best Brand Identity Designs : In Weekly Best Brand Identity Design we Showcasing top 6 Brand Designer, Identity Designer every week.

This compilation includes style guides, brand identity, animated logos and similar works related to brand identity design.

Take a look at our last week Best Brand Identity Designs of the Week here.

1.Porsche Rebranding Concept By Marc Prades

Rebranding a brand as recognized and prestigious as Porsche was an idea that occurred to me when analyzing the shield of the company and realize that the actual logo represented in just one color dont look really good and the difficulty of reading when the logo is reproduced in the smallest sizes. The objective of the project was clear, change the logo enough to fit the current design trends and solve the small problems that I think the current model has but all this without losing the essence and sophisticated image that so long It has cost the company to achieve.

Branding,Graphic Design,Print Design

 

2. By Épica Branding & Packaging

Branding, Graphic Design,Illustration,Product Design

 

3. By Anagrama Studio

Branding,Graphic Design

 

4.Horizon By Tunde Molnar

I decided to create a fictional yoga studio brand that represents the antique traditional and fresh modern qualities of the yoga culture. First I came up with the name The Inner Horizon that symbolises the intrinsic mental and extrinsic physical growth the of human soul and body,

Branding,Graphic Design,Art Direction

 

5. By TRÜF Creative

Caprock is a leader in managing family wealth with their personalized, hands-on approach. Pioneers in the impact investing space, they wanted to modernize their identity and create a cohesive visual system. To revitalize this decade-old brand, we started with a monogram “C” that’s always moving forward and speaks to financial growth and flexibility.

Branding,Graphic Design,Web Design

 

6.SUSHI JUNCTION By  Lee Ching , Hidenori Fujiwara

Sushi Junction serves the most authentic Sushi rolls in an online delivery model in Delhi NCR.

Branding,Graphic Design,Packaging

Branding,Graphic Design,Web Design

 

7. Type Logos – Volume 6 By Ofelia Andronic

A tribute to finding my way back to the Christian Orthodox Faith

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Best Brand Identity Designs of the week 39

Best Brand Identity Designs : In Weekly Best Brand Identity Design we Showcasing top 6 Brand Designer, Identity Designer every week.

This compilation includes style guides, brand identity, animated logos and similar works related to brand identity design.

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1.Global Fund for Children By Belu

Global Fund for Children advances the rights of children and youth facing poverty and injustice, and supports them to reach their full potential. They do this by partnering with innovative, locally led organisations, helping them deepen their impact and build their capacity for social change. I was approached to create a new brand for them that reflected their mission and values. Global Fund for Children helps transform lives through their different focus areas: education, gender equity, youth empowerment and freedom from violence and exploitation. This lead to the creation of graphic elements that represented these areas. The colour palette — bright and colourful — helps to portray the positive work they do. And the logo explores the fact that children are at the core of everything they do.

Branding,Graphic Design,Editorial Design

 

2.Brand emic By Julián Pascual

I’ve always had the idea of ​​creating a personal brand to do the things that I love. A space to work on projects or innovative concepts for mere pleasure, beyond everyday work.

Branding,Web Design,Interaction Design

 

3.My Daily Logo Challenge By Eugene Stepanov

Graphic Design,Branding,Icon Design

 

4.Samsonite Campaign Rebranding By Wunderman  , jo van grinderbeek , VIRGINIE ROSSEEL , Inge Vanhees , Sébastien Greffe , Matthias Berghmans

Samsonite was faced with the problem that they did not connect with Millenials. Our approach was to refresh the samsonite brand identity in a critical way, together with an innovative and bold launch campaign. This visual identity relied heavily on bold animated typography and color contrast, together with a refresh of the brand color scheme and photographic material.

Advertising,Branding,Graphic Design

 

5.DOER By Parámetro Studio

Graphic Design,Illustration,Branding

 

6.Logo of “The Silicon Valley Post” By Felix Baky

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Best Brand Identity Designs of the week 38

In Weekly Best Brand Identity Design we Showcasing top 6 Brand Designer, Identity Designer every week.

This compilation includes style guides, brand identity, animated logos and similar works related to brand identity design.

Take a look at our last week Best Brand Identity Designs of the Week here.

1.KUYAY · Cacao Lovers By Fibra · Estudio , Luana Cieza , Pancho Muñante , Andrea Gálvez

Kuyay is a brand of organic chocolates that is characterized by focusing on research on cocoa and its properties. The brand has specialized plantations where it is researched and genetically experimented with hundreds of cacao strains that they use to make their products. The name of the brand means love in Quechua (Native Peruvian language), since what drives Kuyay to continue researching and innovating in the cocoa industry is they love for chocolate.

Branding,Packaging,Illustration

 

2.Capeesh Cucina Italiana Lounge Sky bar Branding By Mustafa Akülker , Marka Network , Firat Ayas

Boasting a huge dining area with high ceilings and classic furniture, our restaurant in Canary Wharf really is a flexible setting for a night of fun, a relaxed dinner or a romantic cocktail for two. Complimented by exceptional Italian food, great cocktails, luscious wine and and fresh coffee. It’s really no surprise why as to why Capeesh Italian is becoming a local (and further afield!) favourite restaurant in Canary Wharf.

Branding,Packaging,Art Direction

 

3.Museum of Humanity By Ozan Karakoc

Brand identity, key art and brochure design for the Museum of Humanity Los Angeles (MOHLA).

Branding,Graphic Design,Print Design

 

4.Clove By the branding people

Clove is a modern eatery based in Abu Dhabi. Its mission is to offer customers a piece of home, regardless of their diet. In other words, Clove allows busy people to take a break from everyday chaos by enjoying nourishing meals with a homemade touch in a cozy environment. tbpmx created a project that involves a fresh, yet warm design that seeks to communicate a homestyle atmosphere inspired in Abu Dhabi’s landscape. This brand uses classic typefaces and friendly icons thought out to guide customers in identifying what suits their diet best. Simultaneously, it communicates a non-pretentious, yet elegant and modern feel. Give your body exactly what it needs: real food that’ll comfort your soul. — Eat well, just like home.

Art Direction,Branding,Graphic Design

 

5.Mimigram identity By Veronika Levitskaya , Daria Malysheva

Logo, package design and design for mobile printing app from Russia, where everyone can turn their best moments into awesome products, such as photos, photo albums, photo collages etc. and get them in modern packages. Millennial women are a prime target audience, that’s why we chose fun and modern Memphis style. The main goal was to make low-cost production with beautiful package design, for that we used basic crafting post boxes and designed them in main style.

Graphic Design,Packaging,Web Design

 

6.BRANDING • Santa Helena Estate By BIS Studio Graphique , Hugues Carrere , Lilian Chevallier , Philipp Aaron Thelen

Santa Helena’s Estate is a vineyard founded more than 30 years ago, on May 1, 1984 and located in the heart of the Napa Valley in California. Over the years, the winery has made their heritage become a unique experience for its customers. For more than three decades, their specialty has been working their father’s land to extract the best essences and create quality products. Today, Santa Helena’s activities go beyond the simple production of wine, as the winery expands by offering an immersive experience. …

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Daily Dose of Design Inspiration: For this Daily we are selecting in digital art, graphic design, photography, illustration and more; our sources are usually from BehanceDribbble or Unsplash.

it’s an opportunity to feature work from other designers, artists, and creators in general that we haven’t had the chance to write or featured.

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SECOND SERIES OF 3D CHARACTERS, HAIR AND HAPPY CREATURES

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By Orhan Sayin

I started to experiment on the concept development and design process at my free times. After the series of experiments, we decided to bring them all together and create an abstract animation for fun!

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By L’Éloi Productions , LM Chabot

Simple, reliable and fun : these are the keys for Starry. In this international campaign titled “Happy Interneting”, LM Chabot illustrate these values through colours, expressions and even absurd situations. The duo deconstructs the sometimes wrongly perceived reputation of internet. A medium that settled in nicely in our everyday lives.

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very day most digital designers look for inspiration on sources like Dribbble or Behance for mobile and webdesign UI/UX works. In a large stream of the works, it is very easy to miss some quality shots with small number of likes and comments.

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very day most digital designers look for inspiration on sources like Dribbble or Behance for mobile and webdesign UI/UX works. In a large stream of the works, it is very easy to miss some quality shots with small number of likes and comments.

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20 awesome books for web designers and developers

web design books, The books that should be on any web pro’s bookshelf.

Web design books made from dead trees, eh? Things from the past! Haven’t you heard we’ve got that spangly new internet thing now? While you can find a whole world of information online, web design books show no signs of waning in popularity. When you’ve been glued to a screen all day, it can be great to sit back in a comfy chair with a fantastic web design book that can educate and illuminate.

The finest examples provide advice and insight in a manner that few single-shot website articles can compete with. Here leading designers, developers and web industry folk reveal their favorite web design books. The resulting selection is a collection of the very best insight into cutting-edge design and development techniques, inspirational texts, and beautiful volumes to admire.

01. Technically Wrong

20 awesome books for web designers

Sara Wachter-Boettcher’s Technically Wrong explores the (often invisible) biases, that shape the design and engineering of our software.

“Technology designed without considering the ways it can affect people from a multitude of backgrounds can sometimes have devastating consequences, as the book explores,” says Inayaili de León Persson. “Reading it has reinforced the idea that, as designers, we must actively strive to create products that are inclusive and truly consider the impact they will have on society. Since I read it, I always try to keep that in mind, in meetings, workshops, conversations, and to be vocal about those issues.”

02. Make it Now

20 awesome books for web designers

Anthony Burrill’s Make it Now is a a beautiful compilation of his work, stretching from his student projects right through his career. “It’s a great inspiration to find your own voice,” says Fore Design‘s Dan Perrera. “He has a wonderful writing style – short sentences that get right to the point – which made the book a real pleasure to read. Most importantly though, it was a real motivator to bust through my doubts and get started on a project – now.”

03. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

20 awesome books for web designers

In The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, blogger Mark Manson offers a self-help guide with a difference, suggesting we don’t need to be ‘positive’ all the time. It’s a favourite of Sush Kelly, who despite being a designer and developer, doesn’t often read technical books.

“I’ve had as many ‘a-ha’ moments reading it as I would when reading a book on something like CSS Grid,” he says. “With the constant stream of information from social, it’s easy to compare yourself with the prominent designers and developers you see. Not everyone can be exceptional: once you accept this and set your goals appropriately, life becomes much more satisfying. We have a limited amount of fucks to give in life; this book has helped me start to choose them wisely!”

04. The User Experience Team of One

20 awesome books for web designers

The User Experience Team of One: A Research and Design Survival Guide by Leah Buley offers techniques and approaches to help you tackle UX when you don’t have much time or many resources.

“Like many other designers, I’ve had frustrations convincing certain clients of the value of UX resources and time on projects,” comments JH‘s Warren Challenger. “This book reminded me that I’m not alone in this fight: larger projects and budgets suffer in the same way. In the book, the author talks you through exercises and teaches you only to do what you need to complete your goals. You can achieve a lot when you remove the formal process: be more flexible and cut to the chase.”

05. Adaptive Web Design

20 awesome books for web designers

Aaron Gustafson’s Adaptive Web Design helps you understand the history, mechanisms and practical application of progressive enhancement.

Jeffrey Zeldman heartily recommends it: “Coined by Steven Champeon of the Web Standards Project in the early 2000s, ‘progressive enhancement’ is the key idea behind standards-based web design. Both a method and a philosophy, it yields experiences that are accessible to all. Through mastery of progressive enhancement, we stop designing for browsers and start designing for people. No one has done a better, clearer, or more thorough job of illuminating progressive enhancement in all its richness than Gustafson… nor is anyone likely to.”

06. Inside the Nudge Unit

20 awesome books for web designers

Inside the Nudge Unit by David Halpern explains how a team of behavioural economists set up the government’s Behavioural Insights Team, with the aim of helping people ‘better choices for themselves’. “I read this book at an important time; I was thinking a lot about psychology and design and how both seemed to be siloed,” says BehaviourStudio founder Lauren Kelly. “Reading this book solidified my ideas that behavioural insight should – and could – be brought into the design process.”

07. Adapt

20 awesome books for web designers

The premise behind this book is that everything we know about solving problems is wrong, and we should instead learn to rapidly experiment and adapt. Although not directly related to the web industry, Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure’s general themes can be beneficial to all.

“Harford provides examples of how trial and error can be a more effective way to solve complex problems, and how trials can be structured to produce the best results,” explains social software consultant and writer Suw Charman-Anderson. Illustrated with examples such as the development of the Spitfire, and the financial crisis, Harford explores what environments encourage innovation and how that innovation can then be adopted and expanded.”

08. CSS3 for Web Designers

20 awesome books for web designers

 

Dan Cederholm’s book aims to show how CSS3 is a “universe of creative possibilities”, providing insight into web fonts, advanced selectors and the many visual enhancements the technology can bring to web pages. A second, updated edition was published in 2015.

Eric Meyer, An Event Apart partner and co-founder, says: “With Dan you know you’re getting great visual design with a fun theme, wrapped around great technical information. This book delivers big time.”

09. Design is a Job

20 awesome books for web designers

Design isn’t all about visuals, aesthetics, usability and crafting something beautiful. It’s also about all the things that surround that, enabling you to build a business. Mike Monteiro’s aim in this volume is to help you do that part of your job better, learning how to deal with clients and contracts. It’s ideal for designers looking to set up shop – or even those who have been running a business for a while.

“It’s basically a compilation of every wrong decision I’ve ever made in my decade of running a business, but it was also a major confidence-booster,” says Fore Design co-owner Amy Parker. “I’ve learned all the lessons of what not to do that Mike outlines in the book and figured out what to do instead.”

“After Mike’s brilliant ‘Fuck You. Pay Me‘ talk at Creative Mornings, it was a no-brainer to buy his book on the topics of contracts, selling design and dealing with clients – this is a must read,” adds creative director Mark Collins.

10. The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding

20 awesome books for web designers

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding by Al Ries and Laura Ries is one of the most influential books in Cheers Creative‘s Dana James Mwangi’s career.

“It was a huge shift in mindset for me, changed my company’s approach to web design, and increased the value of our offerings,” she says. “Just as Mercedes owns the word ‘luxury’, we want to help brands own a word in the minds of consumers. From aesthetic choices like colours and typefaces to tone of voice, 22 Laws helps us develop website strategy and design for clients with this aim in mind.”

11. Don’t Make Me Think

20 awesome books for web designers

If you work in web design and haven’t read this classic tome by Steve Krug, make sure you correct that ASAP. Basically the bible of web usability, it’s written in a concise way that makes it easy to consume on your commute. First published in 2000, an updated version explores mobile as well as web usability.

“Anyone who designs, codes, writes, owns, or directs websites should read and memorise this book,” argues Jeffrey Zeldman. “Whereas earlier usability books are scolding, parental, and anti-creative in tone, Steve makes the case for web usability compelling, friendly, and fun. I naively saw usability as the enemy of design until I read this book. It will work equal wonders for the marketers, developers, project managers, and content folks on your team… or for anyone who wants their website to delight its users.”

12. Getting Things Done

20 awesome books for web designers

“One of the greatest problems faced by web design freelancers is stress. Running your own business and dealing with demanding clients leaves many freelancers lying in bed worrying and feeling completely overwhelmed,” comments Paul Boag.

“Allen’s book proposes a way of organising one’s life to strike the balance between work and home. Although not for everybody, it certainly made an enormous difference for me, enabling me to feel in control of my ever-growing workload.”

13. Good Strategy, Bad Strategy

20 awesome books for web designers

Richard Rumelt’s Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why it Matters aims to differentiate itself from its rivals by not stretching an essay like argument to hundreds of pages. Instead, says the author, it “presents views on a range of issues that are fundamental, but which have not been given much daylight”.

This gelled with Leisa Reichelt: “It’s not exactly a web book, but I wish more web industry people would read it so that we could spend more time making better things.”

14. Mobile First

20 awesome books for web designers

Luke Wroblewski’s Mobile First is a strategic guide to mobile web design, which asks and answers why you should go mobile first, and how to achieve such goals. While it’s a little old now (it was originally published in 2011), it still includes plenty of great advice.

“When you want solid research and statistics on any web-related topic, Luke is your guy,” says Aaron Gustafson. “His treatise on mobile is packed with incredibly valuable – and sometimes surprising – information that will help you better understand the mobile landscape and better sell its promise to your clients.”

15. ReWork

20 awesome books for web designers

It’s safe to say Basecamp is not a typical company, but its success shows there can be a better way to work, without meetings, spending your entire savings, or working ridiculous hours. ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever, was written by the company’s founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, and provides a glimpse inside how Basecamp works.

UI designer Maykel Loomans finds it invaluable: “The book’s a staple when anyone asks me about designing, developing or wanting to create just about anything software-related. The power of ReWork lies in how clear-cut all the statements are. It’s not a book that contains information that should be taken at face value, but it does give a lot of empowerment and it’s a breeze to get through.”

16. Steal like an Artist

20 awesome books for web designers

Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist is a book about process, and what the author learned during his design career. “There are many lessons here that are so stupidly obvious, but when they’re written down they bring a lot of empowerment to the reader,” comments UI designer Maykel Loomans. The book began life as a list, and then a slide presentation, before becoming a lively, engaging and entertaining book for improving your creative life.

17. The Elements of Typographic Style

20 awesome books for web designers

Before you understand the technical aspects of typesetting on the web, you have to understand the principles underpinning it. First published in 1992, this beautifully written manual from Robert Bringhurst sets out the history of typography and is a practical guide to its use.

Thanks to technical advancements, web designers have more control than ever over the way their text is displayed. Which means designers need to understand the principles of typography more than ever before.

“This book goes into incredible depth and detail, making it indispensable for anyone wanting to make their web typography both legible and beautiful,” says designer Laura Kalbag.

18. The Happiness Project

20 awesome books for web designers

Are you happy? Gretchen Rubin one rainy afternoon realised she could be happier and embarked on her project, setting resolutions and figuring out what worked for her. The result is a thoughtful, practical and humorous story that could inspire you to your own paths to happiness.

Sarah Parmenter elaborates on why it’s an important inclusion in our list: “It reminded me that there’s more to life than sitting in front of a Mac. Work-life balance is incredibly important in what we do, and this book can be read as a quick pick me up at any time.”

19. Thinking, Fast and Slow

20 awesome books for web designers

Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow is concerned with thought processes and how we make decisions: why we’re more likely to believe something that’s in a bold typeface; why we assume someone who’s good-looking will be more competent; and so on.

Designer and developer Sebastian Green says: “As competition on the web increases, we are all looking for ways to create better sites. Going down the psychology route is the next step, and this book provides insight into how we are influenced, and how we interpret and respond to questions.”

20. The Victorian Internet

20 awesome books for web designers

According to Eric Meyer, this book by Tom Standage is a “compact, fascinating examination of how the internet parallels the telegraph system very closely, and how the world was even more technologically disrupted and future-shocked by the telegraph than we could ever aspire to be”.

Standage himself is proud of the book’s longevity, noting on his website that he got to “make fun of the internet, by showing that even such a quintessentially modern technology actually has roots going back a long way – in this case, to a bunch of electrified monks in 1746”.

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