• Beware of the Dogma

    “Beware of the Dogma is a booklet for graphic designers wishing to reflect on and question notions of design as a discipline. It explores the theoretical nature of rules and obedience to them using extracts from an interview with a legal philosopher and the theories of Hart and Kemp. The aim of the book is to encourage designers to understand the goal a rule serves instead of dogmatically following certain rules of typography.”

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  • A Battle of Wills

    “A response to the 2010 International Society of Typographic Designers’ ‘Imbalance’ brief. A Battle of Wills explores tensions between the government and British citizens. The book was awarded a merit and also is shortlisted for the British Book Design & Production Awards 2010.”

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  • 8 Faces by Elliot Jay Stocks

    “Printed on heavy stock, with a foil-blocked cover, and pressed at just 2500 limited editions, each issue is a true collector’s item. 8 Faces will be more at home on your bookshelf than in your magazine rack. Who said print is dead?”

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  • 50 Reading Lists for Designers

    “Spin/2 – 50 Reading Lists, a paper based on asking major figures in graphic design the question: what are the top ten books that you believe designers should read?”

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  • Michael Bierut on Typography

    “In a video interview with The Atlantic, Michael Bierut talks about typography, covering such topics as Stanley Kubrick’s favorite font, the cover design of The Catcher in the Rye, and the link between phototypesetting and Free Love.”

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  • Hart’s Rules for Compositors and Readers

    From 1967 and a great resource for info on setting type. An updated version is also available: Hart’s Rules for Compositors and Readers.

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  • The 365 Calendrical Notebook

    “365 is a calendrical notebook with serially numbered pages and an A to Z. The latest editions are again thread-stitched and either available with 12 rainbow-coloured papers or with Alster Werkdruck and gold-edging on three sides. Typeset in Poster Bodoni, designed by Greige/Buero fuer Design, printed and bound in Berlin for do you read me?! in a limited and numbered edition of 500 each.”

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  • Ordering Disorder, Grid Principles for Web Design

    This is definitely on my list. Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design (Voices That Matter) by Khoi Vinh

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  • Adrian Shaughnessy on his book “Graphic Design: A User’s Manual”

    “This book offers students, novice designers and battle-toughened professionals alike an insider’s guide to the complexities of current graphic design practice and thinking. It contains all you need to know to survive and prosper in the complex, ever-shifting world of graphic design…”

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  • Jonathan Safran Foer’s Unmakeable Book

    “Book printers said the award winning author’s design “could not be made.” Belgian publishing house Die Keure proved them wrong.”

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  • The Book Work of David Pearson

    Amazing work. More here…

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  • Prison Tattoos of Danzig Baldaev

    Rick Poynor on the Russian prison tattoo flash art of Danzig Baldaev on show in London along with photographs of tattooed prisoners by Sergei Vasiliev.

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  • Graphic Design and Your Soul

    Dan Reynolds’ review of the second edition of Adrian Shaughnessy‘s How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul.

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  • The Bantjes Covers

    The Bantjes Covers: Marian Bantjes & Jessica Helfand

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  • Alain de Botton at Herman Miller’s Lifework

    Alain de Botton interviewed at Herman Miller’s Lifework Blog

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