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23 Design Books and Magazines For Upgrading Your Skills

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Do you want to become a better designer? Of course you do! Then you should know that reading lots of design books and magazines is essential for upgrading your skills!

Dedicate at least one hour a day to learning something new or for consolidating your current skills. These 23 web design books and magazines for upgrading your skills are perfect for that!

You can study about more techy stuff such as responsive web design or CSS, or broaden your design knowledge and read about book cover designs, art, selling techniques and more!

These are some fine examples and are definitely worth your time. Get inspired by their designs or read carefully all the info presented in them.

Here they are! By the way, if you’re like me and have a Kindle, you may also want to check out our 20 Kindle Books for Web and Graphic Designers roundup.

Smashing Book: Real-life Responsive Web Design

Smashing-Book-Real-life-Responsive-Web-Design

Sidewalk Flowers

Sidewalk-Flowers

Creative magazine cover designs

creative-magazine-cover-designs

Sketching with CSS eBook

Sketching-with-CSS-eBook

Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus-Bosch

Cover of the Day: Friday Edition

Cover-of-the-Day-Friday-Edition

Animation Sketchbooks published by Thames & Hudson

Animation-Sketchbooks-published-by-Thames-&-Hudson

TIME

TIME

If It Doesn’t Sell …

If-It-Doesn’t-Sell

The New Yorker, June 25, 2012 Art Editor: François Mouly Illustrator: Gayle Kabaker

The-New-Yorker-June-25-2012-Art-Editor-François-Mouly-Illustrator-Gayle-Kabaker

Fortune, July, 2012 Design Director: Emily Kehe

Fortune-July-2012-Design-Director-Emily-Kehe

Little White Lies

Little-White-Lies

PRINT.PM

PRINT-PM

Hattie Stewart doodles on Interview Magazine

Hattie-Stewart-doodles-on-Interview-Magazine

Esquire

Esquire

The shape of towns

The-shape-of-towns

Re cover magazines illustration in Design

Re-cover-magazines-illustration-in-Design

Mid-Century Modern Graphic Design

Mid-Century-Modern-Graphic-Design

The New Yorker

The-New-Yorker

A Resourceful Guide for Beginners

A-Resourceful-Guide-for-Beginners

Think & Act

Think-&-Act

Tom Davenport’s Guide to Big Data

Tom-Davenport's-Guide-to-Big-Data

Designer’s Survival Guide eBook

Designer's-Survival-Guide-eBook

 

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Iggy's design tutorials and articles at his Web Design Blog or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

2 Comments

  1. Dewi Jones says:

    Thanks Iggy, Out of all the books/magazines above, which one do you recommend for a web developer wanting to polish his web/digital design skills? Currently most of my time working is pent on front-end development but i would like to be a good at web design as i am at development.

  2. gharchak says:

    digital design skills?

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