Designing with Type Books
      Titles and Authors
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The books listed below, along with the authors' names, includes many of the classics read and valued by generations of graphic designers. Not all books are still in print but may be available in school libraries or on-line. Books are listed alphabetically by title.

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A  through  D

An Alpabet Source Book
Oscar Ogg

Afrikan Alphabets
Saki Mafundikwa

Air Made Visible: A Visual Reader on Bruno Munari (Far Vedere l'Aria)
Edited by Claude Lichtenstein and Alfredo W. Häberlin

American Typography Today
Rob Carter

Arabic Typography
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

Asymmetric Typography
Jan Tschichold

Better Type
Betty Binns

Bram de Does: Typographer & Type Designer
Mathieu Lommen

Claude Mediavilla

Compendium for Literates, A System for Writing
Karl Gerstner

The Complete Manual of Typography
James Felici

Contemporary Newspaper Design
John Berry

Counterpunch: Making Type in the Sixteenth Century,
Designing Typefaces Now

Fred Smeijers and Robin Kinross

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Design of Books
Adrian Wilson

Design with Type
Carl Dair

Design Without Boundaries: Visual Communications in Transition
Rick Poynor

Design Writing Research: Writing on Graphic Design
Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller

The Designer and The Grid
Lucienne Roberts and Julia Thrift

Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, and Streff Geissbuhler

Designing Books
Jost Hochuli and Robin Kinross

Designing Programmes
Karl Gerstner

Designing Type
Karen Cheng

Designing Typefaces
David Earls

Dutch Type
Jan Middendorp

Dynamics in Document Design
Karen A. Schriver
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E  through  I

Ed Fella: Letters on America
Ed Fella

Education of a Typographer
Steven Heller

The Elements of Typographic Style
Robert Bringhurst

Envisioning Information
Edward R. Tufte

Expressive Typography and New Media
George Kepes

Finer Points in the Spacing and Arrangements of Type
Geoffrey Dowding

Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design
Jan Tschichold

Forms and Counterforms
Adrian Frutiger

George Kepes

The Graphic Artist and His Design Problems
Josef Müller-Brockmann

Graphic Design History
Steven Heller and Georgette Ballance

Graphic Design Manual, Principles and Practice
Armin Hofmann

Graphic Design Sources
Kenneth Hiebert

Grid Systems in Graphic Design
Josef Müller-Brockmann

The Gutenberg Galaxy, The Making of Typographic Man
Marshall McLuhan

A Handbook for Modern Designers
Stanley Morison

Jean-Benoît Levy

Helvetica: Homage to A Typeface
Lars Müller

A History of Graphic Design, Third Edition
Philip B. Meggs

Hot Designers Make Cool Fonts
Allan Haley

Information Anxiety
Richard S. Wurman

Irish Type Design: A History of Printing Types in the Irish Character
Dermot McGuinne

Information Graphics
Peter Wildbur and Michael Burke
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J  through  S

Josef Müller-Brockmann: Pioneer of Swiss Graphic Design
Lars Müller

Journey to Ixtlan
Carlos Castaneda

Letters of Credit
Walter Tracy

Letterwork: Creative Letterforms in Graphic Design
Brody Neuenschwander

Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design
Bierut, Drentel, and Heller

Making Digital Type Look Good
Bob Gordon

Marks of Excellence: The History and Taxonomy of Trademarks
Per Mollerup

Modern Typography
Robin Kinross

Manuale Typographicum
Herman Zapf

The New Typography: A Handbook for Modern Designers
Jan Tschichold

The Nymph and the Grot; The Revival of the Sanserif Letter
James Mosley

Paul Rand
Steven Heller

Pioneers of Swiss Graphic Design
Josef Müller-Brockmann

Printing Types: Their History, Forms and Use
D. B. Updike

Revival of the Fittest
Philip Meggs and Roy McKelvey

Reviving the Rules of Typography
David Jury

Rhyme and Reason
Erik Spiekermann

Max Caflisch

Screen: Essays on Graphic Design, New Media, and Visual Culture
Jessica Helfand

A Smile in the Mind
Beryl McAlhone Stuart

Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works
Erik Spiekermann

The Structure of the Visual Book
Keith Smith
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T  through  Z

Texts on Type: Critical Writings on Typography
Steven Heller and Philip Meggs

The Thames and Hudson Encyclopedia of Graphic Design + Designers
Alan Livingston

A Type Primer
John Kane

Typo: Ausbildung in typografischer Gestaltung
Hans-Rudolf Lutz

The Typographic Book: 1450-1935

Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers,
Writers, Editors, and Students.

Ellen Lupton

Type Rules
Ilene Strizver

Type & Typography
Phil Baines and Andrew Haslam

Typography, Advertising, Book Design
Max Bill

Typography: Formation + Transformation
Willi Kunz

Typographic Design: Form and Communication
Rob Carter, Ben Day, Philip Meggs

Typography: Macro- and Microaestetics
Willi Kunz

Typography: A Manual of Design
Emil Ruder

Typography: Type Design from the Victorian Era to the Digital Age
Steven Heller and Louise Fili

Typography NOW: The Next Wave
Rick Poynor ed.

Typography: When, Who, How
Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott, Bernard Stein

Understanding Comics
Scott McCloud

User-Centered Graphic Design
Jorge Frascara

The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art
Johanna Drucker

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Edward R. Tufte

Visual Explanations
Edward R. Tufte

Wolfgang Weingart: Typography
Wolfgang Weingart

World Graphic Design
Geoffrey Canan

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