Visual Communications Graphic Design 1: Core Concepts

Essential reading
Macario, Joyce (2009) Graphic Design Essentials: Skills, Software and Creative Solutions, Laurence King Ambrose, Gavin & Harris, Paul (2007) The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design, AVA Publishing Hall, Sean (2007) This Means This, This Means That: A User’s Guide to Semiotics, Laurence King Publishing

Recommended further reading
Baines, Phil & Haslam, Andrew (2002) Type & Typography (second edition), Laurence King Brereton, Richard (2009) Sketchbooks: The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators & Creatives, Laurence King

Essential journals and websites
Eye: The International Review of Graphic Design, London, Haymarket Publishing Creative Review, London, Centaur Communications Ltd

The Design Council I Love Typography

Design Observer, Typographica

Out of print books may be available from the following websites: or

You can also view and download some free out of print e-books from and

It may well be worthwhile approaching the librarian of your local FE college or university to see what arrangements, if any, they have for non-registered students to use their library. This is the current booklist for this course. Please note that as changes and updates to this list are made, these are placed on, so check your booklist for updates when you are on the website.

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