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Mara Jevera Fulmer

Looking Glass Design is an online Art & Design portfolio and consultancy featuring the work of Mara Jevera Fulmer and associated artists. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your design project or commissioned art work.

LGD Bookstore

I'm always interested in sharing my reading list. It never seems to stop growing, either! With interests from the technical to the theoretical from traditional art to the art of Oceania, my reading will never bore you! So take a look and follow the links to Amazon.com to buy your own copy. And now, with Amazon's new service that allows you to even buy used books, you'll probably even find the "out-of-print" books on this list, too!

I offer these books as suggested reading for students and professional graphic designers alike as well as friends and associates of the industry who have an interest in visual communications. You can order many of these titles by simply following the links to our online ordering service via Amazon.com.

Though you may find that quite a few are said to be out of print, I list them here because, well, believe it or not, you are very likely to find them at your local bookstore. As large chains buy out remainders in bulk, many of the so-called "out of print" books will find their way to bookstore shelves. And, for those who don't have the time to search, Amazon.com offers a service for whereby they search out remainders and used-books suppliers to find a good quality copy of a title if you're really interested.

Much success in building your Visual Communications library!

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Recommended books for Graphic Designers

Are you a current student in Graphic Design?
Click here for textbook recommendations.

Meanwhile, get started building YOUR graphic design library here!

General Books for inspiration!
Great References on Type & Typography
Techniques in Illustration
Paul Rand and other Greats!
Critiques, Writings on Graphic Design
Advertising Design
Corporate Identity
Careers in Graphic Design
Books on Web Design

Check out this NEW release! It features yours truly as one of the artists.

Great Graphic Design Books
for your library and inspiration!

Great Design Using Non-Traditional Materials

Absolut Book:
The Absolut Vodka Advertising Story

Designing Identity:
Graphic Design As a Business Strategy

The Design of Dissent

Absolut Sequel

Graphic Agitation

Graphic Idea Notebook

Graphic Design America 2

Agitation 2

Marks of Excellence: The Function and History of Trademarks

The Graphic Edge

The Left-Handed Designer,
Seymour Chwast

The Compendium

Production for Graphic Designers

International Women in Design

Envisioning Information


Visual Display of Quantitative Information

Information Architects


Breaking the Rules in Graphic Design

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Great References on
Type & Typography

The Type Specimen Book: 544 Different Typefaces

Thinking with Type


Typography Now

Typography Now 2

Type and Image: The Language of Graphic...

Stop Stealing Sheep and Find out how Type Works

The Elements of Typographic Style

Typographic Design

Type, Image, Message

Thinking in Type

Futurist Typography

The New Typography

Type Selector

A Short History of the Printed Word

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2007 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator

The Illustrator's Bible:
The Complete Sourcebook

The Encyclopedia of Illustration Techniques

Illustrating Children's Books

Collage Techniques

Business & Legal Forms for Illustrators

Illustrators 47

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Paul Rand & Other Greats

From Lascaux to Brooklyn

Paul Rand: A Designer's Art

Design Form
and Chaos

6 Chapters in Design

and CBS

The End of Print:
The Graphic Design of David Carson
(revised edition)

Never Leave Well Enough Alone

Paul Rand

David Carson, 2nd Sight: Grafik Design After the End
of Print

the 60s (George Lois)

from Nothing (April Greiman)

Chip Kidd
Book One

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Layout & Print Design

Grid Systems

Editing by Design

Making & Breaking the Grid

Pocket Guide to Digital Prepress

On Book Design

Looking Good
in Print

Structure of the Visual Book

More books included in
the recommended
textbooks, too!

The Century of Artists' Books

Layout Index

Magazine Design that Works

The Grid

Real World
Print Production

Getting it Right in Print

Digital Prepress for Comic Books

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Critiques & Writings on Design, Marketing

Design without Boundaries

Design Literacy

Design Literacy 2

Looking Closer 2

Looking Closer 3

Looking Closer 4

Looking Closer 5


Design Discourse

Design Dialogues

Design, Writing, Research

Anxiety 2

Seeing the Newspaper

Reinventing the Wheel

The Cheese Monkeys

Mixing Messages

Graphic Design as a Second Language

Citizen Designer

karlssonwilker, inc's
Tell Me Why

Sagmeister: Made You Look

All Access: The Making of 30 Extraordinary Graphic Designers


Advertising Design

Global Marketing and Advertising

Advertising is Dead

Branding for

Artists, Advertising and the Borders
of Art

Advertising Now. Print.

The Brand Gap

Branding USA

Annual 2007

Creative Advertising


Corporate Identity Design

Logo Design
That Works

American Corporate Identity 2007

The Best of Letterhead & Logo Design

How to Design Logos, Symbols and Icons

Worldwide Identity

Redesigning Identity


Careers in Graphic Design

Opportunities in Commercial Art
& Graphic Design

Starting your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Designer

Inside the Business of Graphic Design

Graphic Design Portfolio Builder

Forms, Folds
& Sizes

How to be a Graphic Designer without Losing your soul

AIGA Professional Practices

Portfolio Design

Building Design Portfolios

Writing for Design Professionals

The Business Side of Creativity

Make it Bigger

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Web Design

Theoretical Foundations of Multimedia

Great Web Architecture

Color Index

Design for New Media


The Art of Cartooning with Flash

The Digital Designer: The Graphic Artist's Guide to New Media

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