Graphic Design Play Book

Sophie Cure, Aurelien Farina


An entertaining and highly original introduction to graphic design, this beautifully designed book uses puzzles and visual challenges to demonstrate how typography, signage, posters and branding work.

Through a series of games and activities, including spot the difference, matching games, drawing and dot-to-dot, readers are introduced to concepts and techniques in an engaging and interactive way. Further explanation and information is provided by solution pages and a glossary, and a loose-leaf section contains stickers, die-cut templates, and coloured paper to help readers complete the activities.

Illustrated with typefaces, posters and pictograms by distinguished designers including Otl Aicher, Pierre Di Sciullo, Otto Neurath and Gerd Arntz, the book will be enjoyed both by graphic designers, and anyone interested in finding out more about visual communication.

Creator Bio

Aurélien Farina is a French–Swiss graphic designer based in Paris. He founded Paper! Tiger! studio in 2011, specializing in editorial and print design.

Sophie Cure is a graphic designer based in Paris. She has run her own studio since 2012, focusing on visual identities, editorial design and educational tools.  

Price £14.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 24 June 2019
Pages 80
Height 240mm
Width 170mm
Illustrations 150 colour photographs
Rights Europe (excluding Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Middle East, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe
ISBN-13 9781786273963